U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre has written the Postmaster General of the United States Postal Service (USPS) advocating for the continued operations of the Surf City Post Office.
Congressman McIntyre stated, "We are putting a full court press on USPS to let them know of the importance of keeping the Surf City Post Office open. Citizens and businesses in the community have been loud and clear that they need their post office, they depend on it, and it is a financially stable business. We are going to be with them every step of the way in doing all we can to keep it open!"
Recently, the Surf City Post Office was placed on a list of potential closures by the USPS. Congressman McIntyre has been working closely with Surf City Mayor Zander Guy and the community in gathering information and documentation on the importance of the post office to the community and citizens.
Contained in the information sent to USPS was a petition signed by over 1600 citizens in support of the post office, and three local municipality resolutions in support (Town of Surf City, Town of North Topsail Beach, and the Pender County Commissioners) of the post office.
In his letter to the Postmaster General and with the accompanying documents, McIntyre stressed the following:
* Revenue trends at the Surf City Post Office have shown significant growth over the past four years;
* Surf City is a growing community and postal operations will only increase as more people and businesses take stake in the town;
* As a tourist destination, Surf City sees its population increase over seven fold during the summer months which necessitates a post office to serve those visitors; and
* Closing the facility would have a detrimental effect on local businesses who are struggling in this difficult economy.