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Prescott Valley switching to 4-day workweek

PRESCOTT VALLEY - Most operations in the Civic Center will switch to a four-day workweek beginning Nov. 2 to coincide with a 5 percent cut in salary and wage costs for town employees.

The Town Council approved the four-day workweek this past Thursday because revenues from construction sales taxes continue to decline when compared with figures from previous years, according to the town manager's office.

To accommodate the loss of Friday hours to the public, the Civic Center will extend its hours from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

The change of hours will not apply to the Police Department lobby, the new library or the municipal court, which is on the first floor of the Civic Center.

The Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization, also on the first floor of the Civic Center, will continue its schedule of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

The library, now located in a separate building on the Civic Center grounds, will maintain its current hours of 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. However, the library will close one day per month to carry out the 5 percent cut.

The days the library will be close coincide with holidays and are on Nov. 25, Dec. 31, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 22, April 19, May 10 and June 1.

The court will close Nov. 30, Dec. 31, Jan. 29, Feb. 26, March 26, April 30, May 28 and June 25.

To safeguard public safety, the hourly cuts exempt sworn officers. However, civilian employees of the police department will observe a flexible furlough one day a month.

For more information, call Management Services at 759-3100 or send an e-mail to comrel@pvaz.net.

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