The in Wayne will remain open despite being initially placed on a list of potential locations to be studied for closure.
The Taylor Road site was placed on the list, along with approximately 50 other locations in New Jersey, by the United States Postal Service to study the possibility of closing them and consolidating their operations with other sites in an effort to cut costs.
The study was not conducted “so we could focus our attention on studies of other retail, delivery, and mail processing consolidations with a higher potential for savings,” said George Flood, a Postal Service spokesman for the Northern New Jersey area.
Flood said that the site could be placed back on the list for consideration. He noted that the process of determining what sites are chosen to be studied, and which ones are not, is fluid.
“Facility studies will be stopped and facility studies will be added to the list as the process moves forward to right-size our retail and mail processing networks,” Flood said.
Flood said that before a study is conducted on a particular site, the public and municipal officials would be informed. Notices would be placed in all the post office lobbies throughout Wayne and questionnaires would be mailed to residents and a special community meeting would be held.
Flood said he did not know how many pieces of mail the main post office processes on a daily basis.
There are three other post offices in the township: in the Preakness Shopping Center on , on near Packanack Lake, and on .