Press
Release
City of Fullerton
Public Information Office

303 W. Commonwealth
Fullerton, CA 92832
Phone: (714) 738-6317

12/17/2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE #17712
Subject :

Fullerton City Hall Holiday Closure
Contact :Fullerton City Manager’s Office    (714) 738-6317
Fullerton, Ca – Fullerton City Hall will be closed from Friday, Dec. 21, through Tuesday, Jan. 1, for the winter holiday season.  It will reopen at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2.

            Emergency city services such as police and fire protection will be unaffected by the closure, and city maintenance crews will be on standby in case of emergencies.

            The city's holiday closure program is designed as a cost-saving measure as government business traditionally slows down during the holidays.  The city benefits from reduced heating and electrical usages costs for facilities closed during the period. Three days of paid time off during the period was negotiated in exchange for increased employee sharing of retirement and medical insurance costs during the year.

            The Fullerton Main Library along with the new Greenhouse Cafe will be closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 1.  Patrons wishing to return books over the closure can place them in the Main Library Book Return, located the left of the main entrance.

            The Hunt Branch Library will be closed from December 21 through January 2. The Hunt Library Book Return will not be open. All books should be returned at the Main Library Book Return, located the left of the main entrance.

            FPL Station (Library Book Vending Machine), located next to the ground floor elevator at the parking structure west of the train station, will remain open during the holidays 24/7. You may check out books and return books to the book drop that is conveniently located across from the vending machine.

            Patrons can also use the library's website – www.fullertonlibrary.org – to search databases, access the library’s catalog, and renew materials or place books on hold.  Patrons will also be able to download e-books and audio-books via the website.

            While the Treasurer's Office at Fullerton City Hall will be closed during the holidays, residents who chose not to mail their payments may still pay their water bills by dropping their payment envelopes in the water payment drop box located on the exterior wall of the north side of City Hall or by using the curbside water payment drop box located at the curb.    

              Residents may also pay their water bills on-line by logging onto the City’s website at www.cityoffullerton.com, and clicking on the "shortcuts" located on the left side and selecting “water bill payment.” This link that will allow you to make your payment on-line.

            The city's Community Development Department will be closed during the holidays; however, Building Inspectors will be available for limited inspections Dec. 26-28.  Citizens needing to schedule inspections during those days may call (714) 738-6542.

            All divisions of the Fullerton Police Department, with the exception of the administrative office, will be staffed during the closure. 

The Fullerton Fire Department’s Fire Suppression Division will be fully staffed during the closure; however, the department’s administrative office will be closed.  The Fire Prevention Division will be available for inspection services on Dec. 26-28 by calling (714) 738-6500.

            The administration office at Fullerton Municipal Airport will be closed during the holidays; however, the Air Traffic Control Tower will remain open, and airport service workers will be available to assist pilots through the closure.

            Maintenance crews will be on duty to handle emergencies during the closure.  No street sweeping will be performed Dec. 24-Jan. 1.  Normal street sweeping operations will resume Jan. 2, 2013.

            Since both Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on Tuesdays this year, trash collection will be delayed by one day the remainder of both weeks.

            Citizens wishing to recycle their Christmas trees may either cut the tree up and place it in their yard waste container, or they may place it with their trash on their collection day during the two weeks following Christmas beginning on Dec. 26 through Monday, Jan. 7.

            For residents who select to place their trees out with their regular trash, the tree stands (both metal and wood), decorations, lights and tinsel must be removed. Also, trees taller than 6 feet must be cut in half.

            Flocked trees cannot be recycled.  Citizens may discard their flocked trees by cutting them up and placing them in their regular trash containers or they can call MG Disposal at (714) 238-2444 to schedule a “bulky item pickup.”  There is no additional charge for that service.

            Further information about city closures during the holidays may be obtained by calling the city's Public Information Office at (714) 738-6317.



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