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City of Renton Offices Closed for Furlough Day September 4

August 21, 2009

For more information contact:

Nancy Carlson, Human Resources and Risk Management Administrator, 425-430-7656
Preeti Shridhar, Communications Director, 425-430-6569


Renton, WA — Renton City Hall and many city offices will be closed for a furlough day on Friday, September 4, 2009, to cut city expenses and help balance the city’s budget. The employee furlough days help close the 2009 budget gap.

On Friday, September 4, 2009, all city employees, with the exception of essential police, fire and emergency maintenance staff, will take the day off without pay.

Police and Fire will be on duty, as well as any city workers needed to deal with emergency street maintenance.

Here are details of the city's operations plans for the furlough day:

City Hall
All city offices will be closed with the exception of the Police Department.

Renton Municipal Court will be closed.

Community Centers
All community centers will be closed to the public including the Renton Community Center, Highlands Neighborhood Center, and Senior Activity Center.

Recreation Programs
All City of Renton recreation programs will be cancelled. The Henry Moses Aquatic Center will be open on September 4, and there will be lifeguards at the swimming beaches.

Renton Public Library
The Main Library and the Highlands Library will be closed. They will re-open the next day for regularly scheduled hours. Please visit library for hours.

Renton History Museum
Renton History Museum will be closed, Friday September 4, through Monday, September 7, and will re-open on Tuesday, September 8. Please visit for hours.

Fire and Emergency Services
All fire stations will be open and responding to emergencies, but will not conduct tours, education or inspection activities.  All non-response related facilities will be closed.

All city parks will operate on the normal schedule.

Maplewood Golf Course
The city-owned Maplewood Golf Course will be open for regular business hours.

Renton Municipal Airport
The Renton Municipal Airport will be open.

Garbage collection
Garbage recycling and yard waste collection services, provided by Waste Management, will operate on a normal schedule.

City offices will also be closed on Monday, September 7, for the Labor Day holiday.