Reminder: City Facilities Closed Friday, Sept. 4

As one of many initiatives implemented to address budget challenges, the City of Dallas is implementing a mandatory furlough program. The furlough program is in response to significant reductions in the City’s revenue as a result of the nation’s economic downturn.  To maximize the energy and personnel cost savings, the City has scheduled furlough days to coincide with holiday weekends.  As a result of the furlough policy, City offices will be closed for business on Friday, September 4, 2009 (furlough day) and Monday, September 7, 2009 in observance of Labor/Cesar E. Chavez Day.

Here is a partial list of closures (more info here):

City Hall
All City offices are closed including Vital Statistics (birth certificates).  In addition, the Department of Public Safety driver’s license office and the City Credit Union are also closed.

3-1-1 Customer Service Helpline
Customer Service Representatives will be available to take service-related urgent calls such as water main breaks, downed trees/limbs, signal lights out/down, animal control, etc.  Water Customer Service will be closed.  Routine service requests may be input via the web.

Sanitation
Garbage & recycling pick-up will be on a regular schedule.  No service impact.  The McCommas Bluff Landfill and all Transfer Stations will be operating regular hours.

Library
Closed Friday and Monday – libraries will be open Saturday and libraries (11) which have Sunday hours will be open their regular Sunday hours

Dallas Fire-Rescue
All fire stations are staffed and operational. The Fire Department offices located at 1515 Baylor Street will also be closed to the public.  Fire reports and emergency medical service reports will not be available.

City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department
Schedule Friday, September 4 – Monday, September 7, 2009

FRIDAY, SEPT. 4 (City of Dallas Furlough day)

CLOSED
Recreation Centers
Swimming Pools (by this date, city pools have already closed for the season)

OPEN
Dallas Zoo
Golf Courses

SATURDAY, SEPT. 5 – SUNDAY, SEPT. 6

CLOSED
Swimming Pools (by this date, city pools have already closed for the season)

OPEN
Recreation Centers
Dallas Zoo
Golf Courses

MONDAY, SEPT. 7 (Labor Day)

CLOSED
Recreation Centers
Swimming Pools (by this date, city pools have already closed for the season)

OPEN
Dallas Zoo
Golf Courses

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