City Hall hours revised during bridge detour
Glenwood Springs City Hall will switch to a 12-hour, four-day-a-week schedule during the upcoming Grand Avenue Bridge closure and detour in an effort to take city employees off the detour route during peak commuter hours.
The revised hours will also give those doing business at City Hall more flexibility to time their visit during off-peak times.
According to a city news release, starting Aug. 14 when the 95-day bridge closure and detour onto Eighth Street and north Midland Avenue go into effect, City Hall will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. City offices will be closed on Fridays during that time.
Operating hours are expected to return to normal in January of 2018.
“Offering three additional business hours Monday through Thursday may help people access City Hall outside of the peak traffic travel times,” the release said.
In lieu of an in-person visit to City Hall, the city listed several business, recreation and police-related items that can be accomplished online via cogs.us, glenwoodrec.com, and glenwoodpolice.com.
These include contacting City Council members and city staff via email or by phone numbers that are listed on the website and watching live webcasts of City Council meetings.
Customers can also pay court fees or tickets, apply for or renew business licenses, report sales tax collections, sign up for recreation programs, download an application for electric service, report utility outages, sign up or renew Community Center memberships, reserve park facilities, apply for event permits, and apply for building and excavation permits, all online.
Although City Hall will be closed on Fridays for regular business, the Police Department will be available on an emergency basis.
“Non-emergency situations occurring during City Hall closures will typically be addressed the following Monday, except for city holidays,” according to the release.
The City Hall drop box will also continue to be available to receive documents and payments. Filing and payment deadlines falling on Fridays or weekends will be extended to the following Monday.
Operating hours for all other city facilities, including the Community Center, Fire Department and Electric Department, will not change during the bridge detour.