Tulsa City Employees To Take Furlough Day Friday


Tuesday, May 25th 2010, 9:29 am
By: News On 6


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TULSA, OK -- Many city of Tulsa employees will be getting an extra day off this weekend without pay.

Tulsa City Hall and other city offices will be closed Friday, May 28, for a furlough day.

This is the last furlough day for the city's Fiscal Year 2009-2010.

In addition, because Monday is Memorial Day, most city employees will have a four day weekend.

In a news release, Tulsa city officials say public safety and mission critical operations, however, will operate as normal.

Residents who need assistance with a water or sewer problem may call the city's 24-hour emergency number, 596-9488.

The furlough on Friday will not affect trash service and curbside recycling, both of which will operate as normal on that day.

Tulsa's greenwaste site, 10401 East 56th Street North, also will be open on Friday as usual from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Because Memorial Day is a city holiday, trash service will not operate, and the greenwaste site will be closed.

City officials say customers whose trash usually is picked up on Monday's and Thursday's should put their accumulated trash at the curb on Thursday, June 3.

Tulsa Parks recreation centers will be closed Friday and Monday, but the parks' outdoor facilities will be accessible as usual. The City of Tulsa Animal Welfare Shelter at 3031 North Erie Ave. will be open on Friday, and then closed on Monday.

Mohawk and Page Belcher golf courses, as well as the Tulsa Zoo, will be open both Friday and Monday.

Gilcrease Museum will be open on Friday, and then closed on Monday according to its usual schedule. The Tulsa Performing Arts Center will be open on Friday, and then closed on Monday.