The city of Indio, Calif., plans to open a contract post office inside the pro shop of its Municipal Golf Course. Pro shop staff will run the post office and city officials estimated it would be operational in two months.
The city of Indio, Calif., plans to open a contract post office inside the pro shop of its Municipal Golf Course, the Palm Springs Desert Sun reported.
The Indio City Council voted 5 to 0 to approve a contract with the U.S. Postal Service for operation of the North Indio Postal Center and pay $11,780 to Zeus Construction for renovations of the pro shop to accommodate the new services, the Sun reported.
City officials said pro shop staff will run the post office and they anticipate it to be operational in about two months, the Sun reported.
“The north end really does need [a post office] up there. It’s perfect. We have a perfect little corner for it,” said Jim Curtis, Human Services Supervisor who oversees the golf course.
The city planned to build a new post office in north Indio in 2008, but that plan was shelved when the economy tanked. North Indio residents had to drive more than a half-hour to La Quinta for certain services. City officials believe the new postal center is an achievement, considering the widespread post office closings across the country, the Sun reported.
Residents will be able to arrange for vacation hold mail and package pick-up, buy stamps and other products, and use express and priority mail, registered mail, and insured and certified mail.
Curtis said he hopes the post office will increase activity at the course, which is closed for re-seeding until November 1, the Sun reported.
“A customer will come up and take care of their postal needs. And if they want … the golf course is there,” Curtis said.