GOULDSBORO — A public meeting on the proposed closing of the post office in the village of Birch Harbor will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Birch Harbor Baptist Church.
The Postal Service said in a notice that closing the branch would save $481,621 over 10 years in salary, rent, utilities and other costs.
The statement said revenue for the Birch Harbor branch has declined from $21,194 in 2008 to $19,192 in 2011.
National guidelines for the Postal Service require a 60-day notice of any proposed closing. The final determination then can be appealed to the Postal Regulatory Commission.
Last summer, the Postal Service said it might close 3,700 branches nationwide, of which 34 are in Maine, in order to save money.
The Maine list has since been reduced to 30.