DENVER – TUESDAY, May 25, 2010 – Most City and County of Denver offices will close Friday, May 28, 2010, due to a previously announced, budget-required furlough day for City employees. In addition, all City and County of Denver offices will be closed Monday, May 31, 2010, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.
Friday is the second of five 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. Each furlough day saves approximately $1 million for the general fund. The remaining furlough days are Fridays, Sept. 3, Oct. 15 and Nov. 26.
As a result of the budget-required furlough and holiday, 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 and Monday. Partner entities such as Denver Health and the Denver Zoo will remain open both Friday and Monday, as will agencies that operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, such as Denver International Airport. Sworn members of the Denver Sheriff, Police and Fire departments will report for duty Friday as well. The Denver District Attorney’s Office is open Friday and will be closed Monday.
Please see below for specific information on how City functions will be affected during the closures:
TRASH & RECYCLING COLLECTION
Trash and recycling will be collected Friday, May 28. Trash and recycling will not be collected Monday, May 31. Both trash and recycling collection will be delayed one day for all Denver residents following the holiday closure.
All Denver Workforce Centers will be closed Friday, May 28 and Monday, May 31. 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 closed Friday, May 28 and Monday, May 31. Updates are available continuously on www.DenverGov.org
. Regular programming will continue on Denver 8 TV.
PARKING METERS, PARKING CASHIERS AND PARKING MAGISTRATE
Parking meters are free on Sundays and holidays, and will be free Monday, May 31. Drivers are reminded to observe the time restrictions posted. All parking rules and meters will be enforced Friday, May 28. Booted vehicles will not be released May 28 or May 31. The Parking Cashier counter and the Parking Magistrate’s office in the Wellington E. Webb Building, 201 W. Colfax Ave., will be closed Friday, May 28 and Monday, May 31. Parking violations may be paid using the 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, May 28 and Monday, May 31. Animal Control Officers will be available to respond to emergencies and enforce City regulations.
CITY-OWNED GOLF COURSES
Golf Courses will be open Friday, May 28 and Monday, May 31
Recreation centers will be closed Friday, May 28 and Monday, May 31. Please visit www.denvergov.org/parksandrec
for regular center hours and locations.
DENVER COUNTY MOTOR VEHICLE OFFICES
The four Denver County Motor Vehicle (vehicle registration) office locations will be closed Friday, May 28 and Monday, May 31. To prevent late fees and avoid long wait lines on Thursday, May 27, the public is asked to please consider visiting Tuesday, May 25 or Wednesday, May 26. The DMV offices are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Citizens must remain within the office locations to ensure service.
Denver Human Services will be closed Friday, May 28 and Monday, May 31, but will staff its child protection emergency response team, and its child abuse and adult protection telephone hotlines.
EXCISE & LICENSES
Excise and Licenses’ customer service counters and offices will be closed Friday, May 28 and Monday, May 31.
PUBLIC WORKS PERMIT COUNTERS
Public Works’ permit counters and the Right Of Way Enforcement (ROWE) office will be closed Friday, May 28 and Monday, May 31.
BUILDING AND ZONING PERMITS AND INSPECTIONS
Building and Zoning permit counters will be closed Friday, May 28 and Monday, May 31. No Building Inspections will be scheduled that day.
The Wastewater Management Building, 2000 W. Third Ave., will be closed Friday, May 28 and Monday, May 31.
THEATRES & ARENAS VENUES
The Denver County Court will be closed Friday, May 28 and Monday, May 31. All state-operated courts, including the Denver District Court, Juvenile Court and Probate Court located in the City and County Building, will be open Friday, May 28, as they are not impacted by the City furlough day. However, they will be closed for the holiday Monday, May 31.
All Denver Public Library locations will be closed for the furlough day Friday, May 28 and on Sunday, May 30 and Monday, May 31 in observance of Memorial Day. Many of the Library's resources remain available when the buildings are closed via www.denverlibrary.org
CLERK & RECORDER, AND MARRIAGE LICENSES
The Office of the Clerk and Recorder – including marriage licensing, the Public Trustee, Records and Recording – will be closed Friday, May 28 and Monday, May 31.
DENVER ELECTIONS DIVISION
The Denver Elections Division will be closed Friday, May 28 and Monday, May 31.