Rep. Swanson expresses displeasure at Postal Service decision to move distribution duties from Milan to Des Moines

WOODHULL – State Representative Dan Swanson (R-Alpha) said he was disappointed with the U.S. Postal Service’s decision to shift distribution duties from a center in Milan to a location in Des Moines, Iowa.

“I am disappointed at the lack of transparency and the lack of concern for residents of our area who are served by rural route mail delivery,” Swanson said. “I am concerned that this is going to result in slower service and more inconvenience for those who rely on the Postal Service for everything from conducting their business to receiving their medications.”

The Postal Service said in a document earlier this week that it was going to shift the duties of the Milan facility from a Processing and Distribution Center to a Local Processing Center. The USPS hosted an informational meeting in February at which dozens of local residents spoke out against the proposed change. Swanson noted that it seemed their voices were unheard because the Postal Service moved forward with a decision that appeared to have already been made.

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