The Postal Service has awarded a contract to build a new post office in Snowville, said Postmaster Joan H. Heyder.

The contract was awarded to A. LeRoy Atwood and Beverley K. Atwood of Caldwell, Idaho, who will build the facility approximately 1 1/2 blocks west of Main Street and Highway 30.The post office will be leased for a term of 15 years with three five-year renewal options and is expected to be complete by late spring of 1991.

Heyder said no tax dollars will be spent on this project. Since 1983, the Postal Service has not received tax dollars for operating expenses, she said.