City of­fices clos­ing, but some ser­vices avail­able

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PALM­DALE — Palm­dale’s city of­fices will be closed from Dec. 24 to Jan. 1, but some pub­lic ser­vices will still be avail­able dur­ing that time.

The clo­sure is in ob­ser­vance of the Christ­mas and New Year’s hol­i­days, and as part of a cost sav­ing mea­sure as an un­paid fur­lough for em­ploy­ees.

Of­fices will re­open for nor­mal busi­ness hours of 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Jan. 2.

The fur­lough does not af­fect Los An­ge­les County Sher­iff or Fire de­part­ment ser­vices.

Dur­ing the clo­sure, pub­lic works crews will be avail­able to han­dle emer

gen­cies that may arise, such as sewer over­flows, bro­ken sprin­kler lines in city parks and land­scaped ar­eas and haz­ards such as downed tree limbs, signs and pot­holes, city of­fi­cials said.

To re­port emer­gen­cies, go to city­of­palm­dale.org or call 661-267-5338.

Ad­di­tion­ally, res­i­dents may down­load the Re­cy­cle Coach app to re­port prob­lems, as well as keep track of trash and re­cy­cling col­lec­tion ser­vices.

Main­te­nance such as street sweep­ing and parks will con­tinue dur­ing the fur­lough pe­riod.

On­line op­tions are avail­able for some ser­vices dur­ing the fur­lough pe­riod.

Busi­nesses with city busi­ness li­censes ex­pir­ing on Dec. 31 may pay their fee on­line any time at bli­cense.city­of­palm­dale.org/ We­bRe­newals/

Park­ing and ad­min­is­tra­tive ci­ta­tions may be paid on­line any time at city­of­palm­dale.org/206/Ci­ta­tions

Ci­ta­tions may also be paid or dis­puted by phone by call­ing 866-420-2894 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon­day through Fri­day.

Dur­ing the fur­lough, tow re­leases may be paid at the Palm­dale Sher­iff’s Sta­tion, 750 East Ave. Q.

Sched­ules and reg­is­tra­tion for Recre­ation and Cul­ture pro­grams are avail­able dur­ing the fur­lough on­line at www.PlayPalm­dale.com

Other city-re­lated fa­cil­i­ties and ser­vices have hol­i­day sched­ules dur­ing this time pe­riod.

The Palm­dale City Li­brary will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 and Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. It will re­open at 10 a.m. Jan. 2.

On­line li­brary ser­vices will con­tinue to be avail­able dur­ing this time at city­of­palm­dale.org.li­brary

The Chim­bole Cul­tural Cen­ter will be closed through Jan. 12 for the fur­lough and sched­uled main­te­nance. For as­sis­tance, call the Recre­ation and Cul­ture De­part­ment at 661-267-5611.

The Palm­dale Play­house will be closed to­day through Jan. 5. Tick­ets for up­com­ing events may pur­chased any time on­line at Palm­dalePlay­house.com

South An­te­lope Val­ley Emer­gency Ser­vices will be closed for reg­u­lar ser­vices, re­open­ing Jan. 6.

Res­i­dents who re­quire tem­po­rary ser­vices dur­ing that time are en­cour­aged to con­tact Saint Vin­cent de Paul, 1600 East Ave. R-4, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. It will be pro­vid­ing food as­sis­tance to­day and Dec. 30 from 9 to 11 a.m., with check-in be­gin­ning at 8:30 a.m. An ID is re­quired to re­ceive food as­sis­tance. For de­tails, call 661-947-3306.

The Palm­dale Trans­porta­tion Cen­ter will of­fer Metrolink and Greyhound ser­vices on their reg­u­lar sched­ules ex­cept for Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, when a mod­i­fied week­end sched­ule will be in ef­fect. A Metrolink train to ac­com­mo­date Tour­na­ment of Roses Pa­rade at­ten­dees will be of­fered.

Legacy Com­mons for Ac­tive Se­niors will be closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 1, re­open­ing Jan. 2. The con­gre­gate meal pro­gram, pro­vided by Santa Clarita Val­ley Se­nior Ser­vices, will con­tinue on a mod­i­fied box lunch sched­ule from 10 a.m. to noon on Dec. 26 through 31, with or­ders re­quired in ad­vance by call­ing Beat­tie at 661-267-5904.

The Joe Davies Her­itage Air­park at Palm­dale Plant 42 will be closed dur­ing the fur­lough pe­riod, re­open­ing Jan. 10 for its reg­u­lar hours of 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fri­days and Satur­days, weather per­mit­ting.

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