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Prattville amends city work schedule

PRATTVILLE, AL - Prattville Mayor Jim Byard, Jr. announced that beginning Monday, June 1, 2009, Prattville City Hall will be open from 7:00 am until 6:00 pm Monday through Thursday. City offices will be closed on Friday.  This change will be in effect until Monday, August 3, 2009, when normal business hours will resume (Monday through Friday, 8:00 am until 5:00 pm). 

"Last year we introduced this amended work schedule as an energy conservation measure when gasoline hit $4.00 a gallon," said Mayor Byard.  "Our summer schedule helps our employees during the expensive summer driving season, plus shuttering offices an additional day each week lowers our energy costs," he continued.  "In reviewing last year's schedule, we found this to be a benefit to our employees; causing no impact to the citizens we serve.  In fact, our extended hours allow citizens to transact business at city offices before or after work, and with extended hours Monday through Thursday our employees work the standard 40 hour work week," continued the Mayor.

Police, Fire, Sanitation, Wastewater, and Leisure Services are departments that already work non-traditional hours, and their schedules will be unaffected by the changes.  The Mayor's Office will be open each Friday.  Departments that will adhere to the new schedule are as follows:

                        City Clerk's Office                                         Municipal Court

                        Engineering                                                  Planning and Urban Forestry

                        Finance                                                         Police Administrative Offices

                        Fire Administrative Offices                            Streets

                        Information Technology                                Vehicle Maintenance

As with weekends and holidays, employees from all departments will remain on-call to respond immediately to citizen needs in times of emergency.

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