Archive for Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Most government offices to be closed Monday for Memorial Day

May 19, 2009


Government offices and public services in Lawrence and Douglas County will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

All city, county and state offices will be closed, as will federal offices in the General Services Administration and the federal courts.

City offices in most area towns and counties also will be closed.

Most banks will be closed.

The Lawrence Transit System fixed-route and paratransit buses will not run. Parking at meters in downtown Lawrence will be free on Monday.

The Dole Institute of Politics will remain open.

No city yard waste pickups are scheduled Monday. City residents are asked to put yard waste out with their normal weekly trash pickup. No other changes are planned in sanitation route schedules, and commercial collection will run as usual.

To report a water or sewer emergency during weekends or holidays, call 843-2685.

The Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive, will be open from 9 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. The Outdoor Aquatic Center, 727 Ky., will be open from 1 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Eagle Bend Golf Course and Learning Center, 1250 E. 902 Road, will be open for tee times. All other Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed, and there will be no recreation classes, adult sports, special populations, special events or youth sports.

The post office will be closed, and regular mail delivery will not be available.

Federal Express and UPS will not make regular deliveries.

American Legion Post 14 of Lawrence will stage a ceremony at 10 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery. The Veterans of Foreign Wars plans a ceremony at 11 a.m. at Lawrence Memorial Park Cemetery. Clinton Cemetery will have a Memorial Day service at 11:30 a.m. Monday.

Oak Hill Cemetery, Maple Grove Cemetery and Memorial Park Cemetery will be open to visitors from dusk to dawn during the holiday weekend. Memorial Park Cemetery will have office hours from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday through Monday.

Douglas County Senior Services will be closed, including the Lawrence Senior Center. Lawrence Meals on Wheels will not deliver Monday.

Lawrence Public Library will be closed Sunday and Monday.

Liquor stores will be open, but they may close early.

The Journal-World’s circulation office will be open for calls and walk-ins from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday.


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