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City Municipal Building Set To Reopen Tuesday

City of Jamestown officials are planning to reopen City Hall following a 10-week shutdown of the building because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

City officials announced that the city Municipal Building, located at 200 E. Third St., will reopen on a limited basis Tuesday. All city offices will be open to the public by appointment only and will accept permits, applications and payments.

“The public is encouraged to continue to use the city payment drop boxes and other methods of payment,” the news release stated. “Please call or email offices to make an appointment for any city service.”

City Hall has been closed to the public since March 23 after Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered all nonessential businesses to send 100% of its workforce home. At the time, almost all employees were sent home, apart from police and fire who remained fully staffed to respond to emergencies. Some city employees remained on call and those who could work from home continued to do their job. During the closure of City Hall, city employees did check department voicemails and had access to their work email.

Also Tuesday, all downtown parking regulations will resume. Enforcement tickets will be issued for parking meter violations only. At this time, no violations will be issued by parking enforcement for expired registrations or inspections until the Department of Motor Vehicles reopens. City parking garages will also resume normal operations.

City parks continue to remain open, except for park restrooms and playgrounds, which will remain closed until further notice. On March 30 during a Jamestown City Council meeting, Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist announced that playgrounds, basketball courts and restrooms would be off limits to the public while parks would remain open.

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