First Selectman Jayme Stevenson announced several changes on Wednesday for people who want to use services in Town Hall starting on Monday, June 1.
For one thing, Town Hall is changing to a four-day-a-week schedule, with Fridays off. For another, the Monday-through-Thursday hours from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. It’s a trial period for the new schedule and, after a while, if it doesn’t work, the hours may go back to the traditional times.
To prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, members of the public can visit Town Hall, but only with an appointment. Meetings will generally be held at “meeting stations” set up in Room 119. If necessary, a visitor will be escorted to another room, then escorted out.
Here’s the full text of the announcement:
Selectman Jayme Stevenson announced plans for Phase I of reopening Darien Town Hall to the public, as well as the institution of summer hours. Beginning June 1, Town Hall will be open to the public by appointment only.
June 1 will mark the start of a trial period for a flexible schedule. Town Hall hours will be 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Town Hall will be closed on Fridays, however building inspections will continue to be available on Fridays.
Residents and individuals needing to conduct business with the town are encouraged to do so remotely whenever possible. If you need to conduct business in person, you must contact the appropriate department to schedule an appointment.
Everyone entering Town Hall is asked to wear a mask or an appropriate face covering while in the building.
The town has set up meeting stations that meet required distancing rules in Room 119. Meetings will be conducted in Room 119 whenever possible. If the meeting cannot be conducted in Room 119, individuals will be escorted to the appropriate office and, when done, escorted back to the exit.