Denver City Government to close Friday for furlough day

Denver City Government to close Friday for furlough day

Scheduled, budget-required closure Friday, Oct. 23 will affect most – but not all – City services

Most City and County of Denver offices will close Friday, Oct. 23, due to a previously announced, budget-required furlough day for City employees.
 
The Friday furlough day is the third of four planned furlough days this year. The furlough days were suggested by many employees as a way to save money during a time of historic revenue decline in the City. Each furlough day saves approximately $1 million for the general fund. One more furlough day is scheduled for Nov. 27.
 
As a result of the budget-required furlough, the Mayor’s Office, City Council offices, the Auditor’s Office, the Denver Public Library, recreation centers and most city agencies will be closed Friday.  Partner entities such as Denver Health, Denver Zoo and – on a limited basis – the Denver District Attorney’s Office – will remain open Friday, as will agencies that operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week such as Denver International Airport. Sworn members of the Denver Sheriff Department, Police Department and Fire Department will report for duty Friday as well. 
 
Please see below for specific information on how the furlough day will or will not affect the following City functions:
 
TRASH  & RECYCLING COLLECTION
Trash and recycling will be collected Friday, Oct. 23 and there will be no interruption in the regular trash and recycling collection schedule.
 
WORKFORCE CENTERS
ALL Denver Workforce Centers will be closed Friday, Oct. 23 for the budget-required furlough day.
The City’s online hiring system will be available at www.denvergov.org/jobs.
 
3-1-1 INFORMATION LINE , DENVERGOV.ORG & DENVER 8 TV
3-1-1, the City’s information line for nonemergency services, will be fully staffed from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23. Updates are available continuously on www.DenverGov.org. Regular programming will continue on Denver 8 TV, including the week’s city news review, Denver Update.
 
PARKING METERS, PARKING CASHIERS AND PARKING MAGISTRATE
All parking rules and parking meters will be enforced Friday, Oct. 23. The Parking Cashier counter and the Parking Magistrate’s office in the Wellington E. Webb Building, 201 W. Colfax Ave., will be closed Friday.  Parking violations may be paid using Public Works’ pay-by-phone system with your MASTERCARD or VISA. Dial 1-866-280-9988 and follow the recorded steps, or online at www.denverpvb.com. Please remember that you will need the citation number printed on the ticket when using the pay-by-phone system or making an online payment.
 
ANIMAL SHELTER & ANIMAL CONTROL
The Denver Animal Shelter will be closed Friday, Oct. 23. Animal Control Officers will be available Friday, Monday and throughout the weekend to respond to emergencies and enforce City regulations.
 
CITY-OWNED GOLF COURSES
Golf Courses will be open for regular business hours throughout the entire weekend, including Friday.
 
RECREATION CENTERS
Recreation centers will be closed Friday, Oct. 23, for the budget-required furlough day. Please visit www.denvergov.org/parksandrec for center hours and locations.
 
DENVER COUNTY MOTOR VEHICLE OFFICES
The five Denver County Motor Vehicle (vehicle registration) offices will be closed Friday, Oct. 23, for the budget-required furlough day. 
 
HUMAN SERVICES
Denver Human Services will staff its emergency response teams and child abuse and adult protection telephone hotlines.
 
MARRIAGE LICENSES

The Marriage License counter will be closed Friday, Oct. 23, for the budget-required furlough day.
 
EXCISE & LICENSES
Excise and Licenses’ customer service counters and offices will be closed Friday, Oct. 23, for the budget-required furlough day.
 
PUBLIC WORKS PERMIT COUNTERS
Public Works’ permit counters and the Right Of Way Enforcement (ROWE) office will also be closed on Friday, Oct. 23.
 
BUILDING PERMITS, ZONING PERMITS, BUILDING/ZONING/NEIGHBORHOOD INSPECTION SERVICES
Building and Zoning permit counters will be closed Friday, Oct. 23.  No building/zoning/neighborhood inspections will be scheduled that day.
 
WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT
The Wastewater Management Building, 2000 W. Third Ave., will be closed Friday, Oct. 23.
 
THEATRES & ARENAS VENUES
All venues managed by the Division of Theatres & Arenas – including the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Colorado Convention Center and the Denver Coliseum – will be operational Oct. 23 to support events and performances scheduled on that date. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, including the Visitor Center and Ship Rock Grille, will remain open to visitors during regular business hours. For event information, visit www.artscomplex.com, www.redrocksonline.com, www.denverconvention.com and www.denvercoliseum.com.   
 
COURTS
Denver County Court will be open Friday, Oct. 23, on a limited basis. Courtroom 12T will hear cases Friday, Oct. 23 to hear in-custody matters only. All other areas of the county court will be closed Friday.
 
The Denver District Court, Juvenile Court and Probate Court are located within the City and County Building, but are operated by the state of Colorado, not the City and County of Denver. They are not affected by the furlough day and will be open as usual Friday, Oct. 23.
 
LIBRARIES
All Denver Public Library locations will be closed Friday, Oct. 23, due to the furlough day. Many of the Library's resources remain available when the buildings are closed via www.denverlibrary.org.
 
DENVER ELECTIONS DIVISION
Since ballot processing for the Nov. 3 election has started, the Denver Elections Division will be open regular business hours on Friday, Oct. 23.

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Contact:
Communications Director Eric Brown or
Deputy Comm. Dir. Sabrina D’Agosta
W. 720-865-9016

Posted on Oct 21, 2009 (Archive on Jan 19, 2010)
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