A reminder about Town House hours

If you're dropping off bills, no need to wait until the Town House is open. Just use the drop box outside.
If you're dropping off bills, no need to wait until the Town House is open. Just use the drop box outside.

Last winter Selectmen decided to mix up the hours the Town House would be open. The move was designed to save the town some money in utilities and to make the Town House more accessible to residents who work during the week.

Under the new hours, the Town House was open late on Tuesdays, but closed at noon on Friday. Other days were the standard 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

At a meeting this spring, selectmen said utility costs over the winter were lower, but it was probably due to office vacancies as opposed to the change in operating hours. And there was little consensus on whether the new hours benefited residents.

In the end, selectmen decided to extended the new hours through August. So that means the Town House hours are as follows:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

What do you think? Do you like that the Town House is open late one day a week? Or would you rather have it open on Friday afternoons?

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John
13 years ago

I’m just wondering what the annual savings is projected to be….I mean, is it a true savings?

DLD
13 years ago

This brings to mind a question I have. Can anyone explain why the transfer station is closed on Sundays? Even if we had to pay overtime it would seem to make more sense to have it open at least a half day on Sunday and then make up for that by keeping it closed part or full day on Wednesday. The current schedule is tough on people that work during the week. Does anyone know the answer?

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