Town Manager John Mangiaratti is pleased to announce that Acton Town Hall will open on a modified schedule this summer in order to better serve residents.
Under the new pilot program, Town Hall will open for extended hours on Tuesdays while closing earlier on Fridays from July 1 through at least Sept. 1.
Effective July 1, Town Hall will be open on the following schedule:
Monday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Friday: 8 a.m. to noon
The new schedule is designed to make Town Hall more accessible to residents who might otherwise have difficulty visiting department offices during the traditional workday.
"This new schedule is similar to the ones several communities use, especially during the summer months, and we want to explore how well it can work for our residents," Town Manager Mangiaratti said. "People who work traditional hours during the day shouldn't have to worry about missing work in order to conduct their business at Town Hall, and I hope this change makes our offices more accessible to everyone."
Throughout the first two months of the program, the town will collect feedback from employees and residents in order to determine whether the new schedule will become permanent or if it will be modified in some way.