Report by Paula Antolini
June 7, 2018 9:43PM EDT
Bethel to Test New Hours of Operation for Town Hall
(Bethel – June 6, 2018) In order to provide greater access of town hall offices to the public, the Town of Bethel will change its hours of operation by opening one-half hour earlier each week day and remaining open 90 minutes later on Thursday evenings, beginning this summer.
After discussions with town hall staff and department heads, a consensus was reached that the following new working hours would provide residents with more options to conduct business at town hall:
New Hours of Operation – Effective July 9, 2018:
Mon-Tue-Wed:8:00am – 4:30pm
Thurs:8:00am – 6:00pm
Fridays:8:00am – 12:00pm
(Earlier close to maintain current work hours)
Based on observations by department heads, the proposed schedule will provide more residents an opportunity to conduct business at town hall before work on weekday mornings and after work on Thursdays. The new schedule will take effect on Monday, July 9th as a four-month test. An evaluation will be conducted during the first week of October to determine effectiveness of expanding access to town offices and acceptance by the public.
Comments are welcome. Please contact the First Selectman’s office via phone or email.