Congressman Vern Buchanan

Representing the 16th District of Florida

Buchanan: USPS Will Maintain Full Postal Service in Holmes Beach

May 6, 2015
Press Release
P.O. Boxes Will Remain In Service

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, announced today that after discussion with U.S. Postal Service officials, Holmes Beach will maintain full postal service including all current P.O. Boxes. The announcement comes as a direct result of information received at a community meeting organized by Rep. Buchanan in Holmes Beach last week.

“I am pleased that USPS will maintain full service in Holmes Beach and continue to provide residents in our area with convenient, efficient postal service.” Buchanan said. “We have been working closely with local stakeholders to impress upon USPS the importance of keeping these PO Boxes in service, especially the traffic issues that would arise and the lack of parking at other USPS branches. They considered all of the factors we presented to them and arrived at the right decision.”

Earlier this year, the USPS drafted a new contract that would have discontinued the P.O. boxes at the Holmes Beach contract office.