September 29, 2009 · Filed Under Events and News 

The FY2010 adopted budget closes a $59 million shortfall by increasing fees and revenues, cutting back on some city services and reducing personnel cost. One of the strategies implemented to reduce personnel costs are furlough days. A furlough day is a day off without pay.

The first furlough day will be Monday, Oct. 12. As a result of the furlough day, some city services and programs will be unavailable. Fort Worth Municipal Building (City Hall), Marshall Public Safety Building (Municipal Courts) and most city buildings will be closed.

Open/Services As Usual

  • Fire emergency services
  • Police services
  • Weekly trash, recycling, yard waste and bulky item pickup
  • Alliance, Meacham and Spinks airports
  • Water Call Center: Payments can be made online or by phone.817-FW-24-HRS (392-4477)
  • Fort Worth Convention Center and Will Rogers Memorial Center
  • Golf courses, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Fort Worth Herd, McLeland Tennis Center, Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth Water Gardens (water features will not be operating)
    City Call Center:

    • City Switchboard: 817-392-CALL (2255)
    • Environmental Management: 817-392-EASY (3279)
    • Code Compliance: 817-392-1234
    • Animal Care and Control: 817-392-3737
    • Transportation/Public Works: 817-392-8100

Operating on Alternate Schedule

All libraries will be closed Oct. 12. The three libraries that are normally closed on Mondays – Northside Branch, BOLD (Butler Outreach Library Division) and COOL (Cavile Outreach Opportunity Library) – will be closed for their furlough day on Saturday, Oct. 10.

On furlough days:

  • No library materials will be due.
  • No electronic requests for materials will be processed.
  • Book drops will be closed.

Fort Worth Convention Center will be closed Oct. 5.


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