Greensboro city hall will kinda, sorta reopen for business on Monday, June 8.
City hall at 300 W. Washington St., police headquarters at 100 Police Pl. and the Parks and Recreation Department office at 1001 Fourth St. will all be open during normal business hours beginning June 8.
Back in March, city hall was closed to the public except for those paying water bills, and most of the staff was sent home.
City employees who can work from home will continue to do a lot of work from home and the idea is to have employees rotate in and out of city offices so that there is always space for social distancing.
The notice for the Planning Department reads: “Staff are working normal business hours but may not be physically in their regular offices. Call 336-373-2144 to make an appointment with the appropriate staff person to discuss matters related to Zoning, Historic Preservation, Redevelopment Commission, Economic Development, or other Planning Department issues.”
A less formal way of saying that would be – just because we’re open don’t expect to drop in and find the person you need to see.
Those who pay their water bill in person will have to continue to pay it at 300 W. Washington St. because the Water Resources Department in-person customer service and collections staff will be there and not at the Kitchen Operations Center at 2602 S. Elm-Eugene St., which is closed for renovations to help keep customers and employees safer during the COVID-19 crisis.
And there is more good news from the Field Operations Department along with yard waste going back on a regular schedule, residents no longer have to make an appointment to have bulk items such as furniture and appliances picked up. Bulk items will be picked up every two weeks on the same day as your recycling collection.
It’s worth noting that while city hall is reopening Monday, June 8, the Greensboro City Council is holding a work session on Tuesday, June 9 and it is a virtual meeting. So while city hall will be open, the City Council has decided not to meet there.