Several rural post offices in the region have been given a reprieve by the U.S. Postal Service, but Lansing’s Collins Road Mail Processing Center remains on the list of postal facilities scheduled to be closed later this year. The updated postal closing announcements are part of cost-cutting program by the Postal Service.
Under the most recent announcement, post offices in Dansville, Eagle, Mulliken, Sunfield and Onondaga would remain open, but for fewer
hours each day.
The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce and many other community leaders have been publically arguing that the planning process that led to the recommended closure of the Collins Road facility was flawed. In a letter to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and members of Congress, community leaders stated the USPS study that recommends closing the Lansing Post Office and consolidating its operations into Grand
Rapids was done without adequate input from the Lansing region.
The letter from community leaders went on to say that the USPS recommendation to consolidate operations in Grand Rapids ignores several advantages of the Lansing facility, including its location, convenience and other cost efficiencies that are not realized with the West Michigan facilities.