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City Services to be Curtailed, Offices Closed for Last Week of 2012

Public safety officers will be working, and yes, they'll pick up the trash, but don't expect the street sweeper to come by.

 

The City of Napa has announced that many city offices and services will be suspended from next monday, December 24, through January 1, 2013. Their statement reads as follows:

As part of the City's strategy to achieve a balanced budget in the current fiscal year, City offices will be closed from 12 noon December 24, 2012 through January 1, 2013.

During this holiday closure only essential City services will be provided. Police and Fire services and water treatment plants will be fully staffed. On-call staff will handle water leaks, electrical problems and all other urgent needs. Some finance department and custodial staff will stay on duty for needed work, but all other City staff will be off the job and City offices and facilities will be closed.

Residents and business persons needing to get permits, pay bills, register for activities or complete other routine transactions are encouraged to plan ahead and visit City offices prior to 12 noon December 24, or plan to conduct business when offices reopen January 2, 2013.

Several city services will not be affected - there will be no impact on public safety, as  Police and Fire personnel will be on duty.

Normal street maintenance, however, such as street sweeping, leaf pickup and street light replacement, will not take place during the closure. One staff person will be on standby for urgent needs.

Among other offices and services to be affected are Water Bills, Parking Citations & Business Licenses, Housing Assistance, Retiree Medical Reimbursements, Accounts Payable, Parks and Facilities, Planning, Building & Encroachment Permits, and New Business Licenses, Public Records Requests, Recreation registration

A complete list of closure impacts can be found on this city web page.

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