Memphis City Council members were advised during an executive session last week that the Postal Service plans to close one of its Whitehaven area post offices as early as next month.
Councilman Edmund Ford tells Local 24 news that the Louis Carruther Post Office will close on April 30th.
The post office is located at the Memphis International Airport. The Airport Authority is not renewing the post office’s lease.
Ford says he’s upset that the council was not notified earlier about plans to close the only post office in the area that is open until 10:00 p.m.
While a final location has not been selected, council members were told the post office would likely move somewhere in the eastern part of the city.
Ford and fellow council member Patrice Robinson plan to hold a community meeting in the coming days.