12-R043

2012 -- H 7147

Enacted 01/17/12

 

 

H O U S E R E S O L U T I O N

RESPECTFULLY URGING THE POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION OF THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE TO CONTINUE FUNDING OPERATIONS AT THE CENTRAL FALLS POST OFFICE

     

     

     Introduced By: Representatives Silva, and McLaughlin

     Date Introduced: January 17, 2012

 

     

 

     WHEREAS, Facing an insurmountable $3 million dollar deficit, cuts in state aid, and a

loss of revenue from the Wyatt Detention Center, a Superior Court judge placed Central Falls in

receivership in May of 2010; and

     WHEREAS, Over the last year and a half, the people of Central Falls have endured

extreme financial problems within their community, as well as reduction in numerous services;

and

     WHEREAS, In a community already facing hardship, with a population that is socio-

economically challenged, residents and the community need additional resources in order to

survive, not the potential loss of crucial aides to its recovery; and

     WHEREAS, The United States Postal Service is currently gathering information to

determine the feasibility of keeping the Central Falls Post Office in operation even though in July

of 2011, when the USPS closed its Valley Falls Branch, it listed the Central Falls Office as the

alternative location for local customers; and

     WHEREAS, The Central Falls Post Office provides a staple service that is essential to the

residents of Central Falls and surrounding communities; now, therefore be it

     RESOLVED, The this House of Representatives of the State of Rhode Island and

Providence Plantations hereby urges the Postal Regulatory Commission of the United State Postal

Service to adhere to previous assurances and continue to fund and operate the Central Falls Post

Office; and be it further

     RESOLVED, That this House urges Rhode Islandís Congressional Delegation to take

whatever steps necessary to support the continuation of operations at the Central Falls Post

Office; and be it further

     RESOLVED, That the Secretary of State be and he hereby is authorized and directed to

transmit duly certified copies of this resolution to the Postal Regulatory Commission of the

United State Postal Service and the Rhode Island Congressional Delegation.

     

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