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City of Renton Offices Closed for Furlough Day on November 25

November 17, 2009

For more information contact:

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

Most offices to remain closed through November 27 for Thanksgiving Holiday

RENTON, WA:  Renton City Hall and many city offices will be closed for a furlough day on Wednesday, November 25, 2009, to cut city expenses and help balance the city’s budget. The employee furlough days help close the 2009 budget gap.

On Wednesday, November 25, 2009, all city employees, with the exception of essential police, fire and emergency maintenance staff, will take the day off without pay. This will be followed by the Thanksgiving Holiday and offices will remain closed through November 27.
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 operation plans for the furlough day:

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

Courts
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 canceled.

Renton Public Library
The Main Library and the Highlands Library will be closed. They will re-open on Saturday, November 28, for regularly scheduled hours. Please visit the library’s web page at rentonwa.gov for hours.

Renton History Museum
Renton History Museum will be closed Wednesday, November 25, through Friday, November 27, and will re-open on Saturday, November 28, for regularly scheduled 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.

Parks
All city parks will operate on the normal schedule but with limited staff on duty.

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 for regular business. The Federal Aviation Authority will operate the control tower as usual, but there will be no city staff on duty.

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