Rolling Meadows residents feeling insulted or just inconvenienced by the closing of the city's post office in May 2012 can do something about it, Mayor Tom Rooney said Tuesday.
Rooney said U.S. Postal Service representatives will host a meeting to address the closing and other issues from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Park Central Banquet Hall, 3000 Central Road.
"It's a community meeting to gauge whether or not there is sufficient interest to have another iteration of some form of post office here in Rolling Meadows," Rooney said. "I assure you I will be in attendance there."
Rooney said he received at least 25 letters and notes about the closing of the post office that had been on Kirchoff Road for almost 50 years and many other "snarky" comments, but neither he nor city aldermen could do anything to prevent it.
"I hope that all the folks who took the time and energy to express their concerns to the council that has no voice in this matter will act again in constructive fashion," he said this week.
Rooney suggests concerned residents attend the meeting, write a letter to the postmaster or ask to talk to an official when visiting a post office in a neighboring town.
The mayor said he was interested in getting "little services" such as a place to mail packages and purchase stamps.
"People have told me that closing the post office is insulting to Rolling Meadows," he added. "Well there are going to be a lot of towns over the next five years that aren't going to have their own post offices. But we have 25,000 residents, for gosh sake."