Abilene City Related Closings for July 4th Holiday

Published 07/01 2014 01:40PM

Updated 07/01 2014 01:43PM

Most City of Abilene offices and community service centers will be closed on Friday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday with the exception of first responders providing life safety services from the Fire Department and Police Department.

The Abilene Animal Shelter will be closed July 4. Citizens with an Animal Control emergency may call the Abilene Police Department at 325-673-8331 and an Animal Services Officer will be available to respond. The Animal Shelter will re-open on Saturday, July 5 at 10 a.m. to resume normal business hours.

Solid Waste Services division offices will not be open July 4 but all commercial and residential container collection will run on regular schedules. There will be no bulk and brush collection on July 4, those scheduled collections will continue on July 7. The Environmental Recycling Center will also be closed for the holiday.

CityLink will not run fixed routes and paratransit service on July 4. The CityLink office will be closed on July 4 as well. Only van service medical and dialysis transportation will be scheduled that day.

The Municipal Court will also be closed on July 4. All citations due July 4 will be due on July 7 with no penalty.

The Abilene Zoo will be open to the public during regular hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., last admission at 4:30 p.m.

The Water Services Center, 701 E. Hwy. 80, will be open on July 4, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., to take delinquent payments for customers whose water has been turned off and for new customers needing water service. For water emergencies, sewer problems and reports of water conservation ordinance violations, citizens may call the Water Services Center’s emergency hotline, 325-676-6000, seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

Other City closings on July 4 include: City Hall, Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District, all Abilene Public Library locations, Abilene Civic Center, the Development Corporation of Abilene, the Airport Administration Office and City Recreation and Senior Citizen centers.

Rose Park Pool will be open July 4.

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