|Denver City government to close for furlough day
DENVER – Thursday, March 31, 2011 – Most City and County of Denver offices will close Friday, April 1, for a previously announced, budget-required furlough day for City employees
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.
As a result of the budget-required furlough, the Mayor’s Office, City Council offices, the Auditor’s Office, recreation centers and most city agencies will be closed on Friday. Partner entities such as Denver Health and the Denver Zoo 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, Police and Fire departments will report for duty Friday as well.
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, April 1. Both trash and recycling collection will be delayed one day for all Denver residents as a result of the Monday, March 28 Cesar Chavez holiday.
All Denver Workforce Centers will be closed Friday, April 1. 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 non-emergency services, will be closed Friday, April 1. City updates are available continuously on www.DenverGov.org. Regular programming will continue on Denver 8 TV. Denver 8 TV programming will feature Election Coverage.
PARKING METERS, PARKING CASHIERS AND PARKING MAGISTRATE
All parking rules and meters will be enforced Friday, April 1. Booted vehicles will not be released on April 1. The Parking Cashier counter and the Parking Magistrate’s office in the Wellington E. Webb Building, 201 W. Colfax Ave., will be closed Friday, April 1. 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, April 1. Animal Control Officers will be available to respond to emergencies and enforce City regulations.
CITY-OWNED GOLF COURSES
Golf Courses will be open Friday, April 1, weather permitting.
Recreation centers will be closed Friday, April 1. Please visit www.denvergov.org/parksandrec for regular center hours and locations.
DENVER COUNTY MOTOR VEHICLE OFFICES
The five Denver County Motor Vehicle (vehicle registration) office locations will be closed Friday, April 1.
Denver Human Services will be closed Friday, April 1, but will staff its child protection emergency response team and its child abuse and adult protection telephone hotlines.
The Marriage License counter will be closed Friday, April 1.
EXCISE & LICENSES
Excise and Licenses’ customer service counters and offices will be closed Friday, April 1.
PUBLIC WORKS PERMIT COUNTERS
Public Works’ permit counters will be closed Friday, April 1.
BUILDING PERMITS, ZONING PERMITS, BUILDING/ZONING/NEIGHBORHOOD INSPECTION SERVICES
Building and Zoning permit counters will be closed Friday, April 1. No building/zoning/neighborhood
inspections will be scheduled those days.
The Wastewater Management Building, 2000 W. Third Ave., will be closed Friday, April 1.
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 Friday, April 1 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.
Denver County Court will be closed Friday, April 1. The state-operated Denver District Court, Juvenile Court and Probate Court will be open.
Denver Public Library locations will follow regular operating hours on Friday, April 1.
DENVER ELECTIONS DIVISION
The Denver Elections Division will be closed on Friday, April 1.