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Most City Offices Closed in Observance of Christmas

Post Date:12/21/2016 3:52 PM

Most City of Abilene offices and community service centers will be closed on Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday with the exception of those providing life safety services such as fire and police protection. 

The Abilene Animal Shelter will be closed Dec. 23 through 26 for the holiday. Citizens with an animal related emergency should contact the Abilene Police Department at 325-673-8331 and an Animal Services Officer will be dispatched to handle the call. The animal shelter will open again on Tuesday, Dec. 27 and resume its regular Tuesday business hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  

Solid Waste Services division offices will not be open Friday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Dec. 26. All commercial and residential routes will run on both Friday and Monday.  Bulk collection scheduled for the 4th Monday will be collected beginning Tuesday, Dec. 27. The Environmental Recycling Center (ERC) will also be closed Friday and Monday. The ERC will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, Dec. 27. Solid Waste Services will resume all normal operations Tuesday, Dec. 27. 

The Municipal Court will also be closed on December 23 through 26. All citations due Dec. 23 and 26 will be due on Tuesday, Dec. 27 with no penalty. 

Other City closings for Dec. 23 through 26 include: City Hall, Health Division, Abilene Civic Center office, the Development Corporation of Abilene, and Airport Administration Office. 

CityLink Transit’s schedule is as follows:

  • CityLink Transit offices will be open on Friday, Dec. 23 and regular transit service will until 6:15 P.M.
  • Citylink Transit will be closed and no transit service on Saturday, Dec. 24 through Monday, Dec. 26.

All City Recreation Centers will close Friday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Dec. 26 for the Christmas Holiday.  Rose Senior Center will close Friday, Dec. 23 and all day Monday, Dec. 26 for the Christmas Holiday.  The Senior Services Division will be serving a normal meal on Thursday, December 22. 

The Abilene Zoo and the Abilene Public Library South Branch are closed on Christmas, both resuming regular hours on Monday, Dec. 26. 

The Water Services Center, 701 E. Hwy. 80, will be closed for the Holiday beginning on Friday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Dec. 26. The center will reopen on Tuesday, Dec. 27.  For water emergencies or sewer problems, citizens may call the Water Services Center’s emergency hotline at 676-6000 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

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