PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale’s administrative and business offices will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24 through Monday, Jan. 5 in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holiday, as well as part of a cost-saving unpaid furlough. Emergency and maintenance services will still be available to residents.
City offices will reopen for regular business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015.
The Palmdale Playhouse will be closed from Monday, Dec. 22 through Mon. Jan. 5. It will open Jan. 6 for scheduled programs and classes. The Playhouse also will be closed for rentals/performances during January and February to allow for new audio and lighting installation, which was part of a Warnack Foundation donation. Only previously scheduled programs and classes will take place during these months. Patrons may contact the Recreation & Culture office at 661-267-5611 or the Playhouse directly at 661-267-5684.
The Chimbole Cultural Center will be closed from Wednesday, Dec. 24 through Friday, Jan. 16 for the holidays and scheduled facility maintenance. Patrons may contact Recreation & Culture at 661-267-5611 for assistance while the Center is closed.
The Palmdale City Library will only be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24, Thursday, Dec. 25, Wednesday, Dec. 31 and Thursday, Jan. 1.
South Antelope Valley Emergency Services (SAVES) will be closed from Friday, Dec. 19 through Monday, Jan. 5. Residents who require temporary services from SAVES during the furlough are encouraged to contact Grace Resources Center, located at 45134 N. Sierra Hwy. in Lancaster. The phone number for Grace Resources is 661-940-5272, and their hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Palmdale Transportation Center will remain open providing Metrolink and Greyhound service on its regular schedule, except on Christmas Day, Dec. 25 and New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, when the facility will be open on a modified weekend schedule.
The Volunteer Program at the City Maintenance Center will be closed during the furlough week and will reopen on Monday, Jan. 5 at 6 a.m.
Legacy Commons for Active Seniors will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24, Thursday, Dec. 25 and Thursday, Jan. 1. It will be open for senior lunch only, from 10 a.m. to noon. Lunches during the furlough may be ordered a day in advance by calling YWCA Senior Service at 661-948-2320 between 10 a.m. and 12. No programs will take place at Legacy Commons during the furlough.
The Joe Davies Heritage Airpark at Palmdale Plant 42 will be open during the furlough: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting. Guided tours will not be available.
Emergency and maintenance services still available
Public works crews will be working through the furlough to handle any emergencies that may arise. Emergencies include sewer overflows, roadway/right of way hazards including downed tree limbs, downed signs and potholes, or broken sprinkler lines in City parks and landscaped areas.
To report emergencies after hours, weekends or on holidays, residents may call 661-267-5338 or download the MyWaste App at www.cityofpalmdale.org/Businesses/Public-Works/Environmental.
“Maintenance functions such as street sweeping and park maintenance will continue during the furlough,” said Director of Public Works Mike Mischel. “In the event of emergencies residents may call our emergency number at 661-267-5338 and staff will respond.”
The City’s furlough does not affect local Los Angeles County Sheriff’s or Fire services.
Although the City’s Culture and Recreation offices will be closed, residents may view upcoming programs and register for them online at www.cityofpalmdale.org/playpalmdale.
Parking and administrative citations may be paid online at www.cityofpalmdale.org/Residents/Neighborhood-Services/Parking-Enforcement/Pay-Citation during the furlough, 24 hours 7 days a week. Citations also may be paid or disputed by phone by calling 866-420-2894, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
During the furlough, tow releases may be paid at the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station at 750 East Avenue Q in Palmdale.
[Information via press release from the city of Palmdale.]