Borough Hall To Cut Hours In The Summer

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Published: June 5, 2014 @ 6:00 AM EST
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Without public discussion at a Mayor & Council meeting, the municipality announced yesterday that Borough Hall will have a schedule during the summer where it will be closed on Fridays between the months of July and August this year.

Starting on July 7th and ending on August 31st, Borough Hall will be open from 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and from 8:30 a.m. till 7 p.m. on Thursdays. According to the Borough web site (link), the municipal building will be closed on Fridays.

Last year, Borough Hall had extended hours during the summer months between 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. This had Borough Hall opened for 47 hours a week.

Besides being closed almost 10 hours less than in 2013, the new summer hours for this year will have Borough Hall open for only 37½ hours. This is less than the 40 hours a week it is opened regularly throughout the rest of the year – from 8:30 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Although not specified in the public notice, it is presumed that these hours will apply to not only the Borough Clerk’s office,  but the Construction Department and the Tax & Finance Offices as well.

The option of closing on Fridays during the summer was discussed last year but, at that time, the governing body felt that doing so would be too much of an inconvenience for residents.

DAY
HOURS
Monday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday
Closed