PO closing, Lime Rock meetings are coming up
SALISBURY — There are two meetings coming up that will be of more than usual interest to Salisbury residents. One is a “workshop” session of the Planning and Zoning Commission that will focus on the village of Lime Rock (and the race track there). It will be held at Town Hall on Tuesday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m.The other is an informational meeting with officials from the U.S. Postal Service about the possibility of closing the Lakeville post office. That meeting will be at Town Hall on Thursday, April 21, 6:30 p.m.Lime RockPlanning and Zoning Chairman Michael Klemens has scheduled the workshop to give Lime Rock residents and property owners an opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas on planning and zoning issues in that part of town.For example, he said he hopes that village residents will indicate whether the race track is an issue. And he said he hopes community members will come with solutions and ideas, not just complaints and concerns.Post officeRumors have circulated for years that one or more area post offices might be shut down by the federal government. Now it looks as though the Lakeville post office is on a list of facilities that might be closed by the United States Postal Service. Maureen Marion, a public information official based in Syracuse, N.Y., said in a phone interview Friday, March 25, that Lakeville’s is one of a dozen Connecticut post offices under consideration.“It’s incumbent on us to look at different ways to cut costs,” she said. Options include reducing administrative personnel, five-day delivery and post office closings.Last week, residents in the 06039 ZIP code received a survey about the post office that must be returned by Thursday, April 14.