PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale’s administrative and business offices will be closed Thursday, Dec. 24, through Monday, Jan. 4, 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. 4, 2016.
The Palmdale Playhouse will be closed from Sunday, Dec. 20, through Wednesday. Jan. 6.
The Chimbole Cultural Center will be closed from Thursday, Dec. 24, through Friday, Jan. 15, for the furlough and scheduled facility maintenance.
The Palmdale City Library will only be closed Thursday, Dec. 24, Friday, Dec. 25, Thursday, Dec. 31 and Friday, Jan. 1.
South Antelope Valley Emergency Services (SAVES) will be closed from Friday, Dec. 18 through Monday, Jan. 4. 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. 4 at 6 am.
Legacy Commons for Active Seniors will be closed Thursday, Dec. 24, Friday, Dec. 25 and Friday, Jan. 1. It will be open for senior lunch only during the furlough from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Lunches during the furlough may be ordered a day in advance by calling Legacy Commons at 661-267-5904 between 10 a.m. and 12 noon. 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 regular hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting. Guided tours will not be available. The Airpark will be closed Christmas Day, Friday, Dec. 25, and New Year’s Day, Friday, Jan. 1.
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,” stated 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 during the furlough, 24 hours seven days a week. Citations may also 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 news release from the city of Palmdale.]