Rensselaerville post office to remain at Kuhar Family Farm

Enterprise file photo — Michael Koff

The Rensselaerville Post Office will remain at its current location on County Road 353 for the next 15 years, despite an earlier proposal by the United States Postal Service to relocate it. 

RENSSELAERVILLE — The Rensselaerville Post Office will remain in its current location for at least the next 15 years, Supervisor John Dolce reported at a town board meeting this month, putting to rest any concerns about a proposed relocation. 

Earlier this year, the United States Postal Service had announced that it was seeking input from the community about where it could relocate the rural post office, which has been at the Kuhar Family Farm plaza on County Road 353 since before Micah and Rochelle Kuhar purchased the property in 2016. 

The USPS leases the space from the Kuhars, but, according to a USPS flier, there had been a disagreement over the terms of the lease. A woman who picked up the phone at Kuhar Family Farm when The Enterprise called in April had declined to discuss what was at issue, and no one at the property could be reached this week before publication.

USPS regional spokesman Mark Lawrence told The Enterprise this week that it does not talk about lease negotiations. 

Dolce said at the town board meeting that a third party negotiating on behalf of USPS “tried to strongarm the Kuhars, and the Kuhars just refused.” After the USPS had sent out letters about the relocation proposal, Dolce said he spoke to the USPS and said they were “being ridiculous,” leading to an agreement.  

“It’s resolved. That’s the bottom line,” he said. 

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