Coronavirus: Clark County government center to close early on Fridays due to budget cuts

The Clark County Springview Government Center will close early every Friday for the rest of 2020 as a result of furloughs from budget cuts due to anticipated sales tax revenue losses due to COVID-19, according to a statement from the county.

“The Clark County Springview Government Center, 3130 E. Main St., will close at 1 p.m. on Friday afternoons starting May 22 for the remainder of 2020 to accommodate staffing issues caused by furloughs during this unprecedented situation,” the statement said.

The Clark County Board of Commissioners announced they would be cutting $4.7 million from its general fund budget in mid-April. The commission said saving would be realized through things like furloughing more than 50 employees for two weeks.

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According to the statement, the building will be open from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday.

“The closure will affect several departments including Clark County Community and Economic Development, Clark County Personnel, the Clark County Soil and Water Conservation District, the Clark County Coroner’s Office and the Clark County-Springfield Transportation Coordinating Committee,” the statement said.

The Clark County Utilities office will remain open from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Fridays. The early closures will also not affect the Clark County Board of Elections, Sheriff’s Office or the Emergency Management Agency.

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