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Supers debate lunchtime closures for departments

The Essex County Board of Supervisors

The Essex County Board of Supervisors Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— "I tend to agree that if we can make this a one-stop shop, we should do that," Jay Supervisor and Board Chairman Randy Douglas said.

County Manager Daniel Palmer said that the call on hours within departments had usually been made by the leaders of the department.

"It has always been up to the department head when they have wanted their department closed for lunch or other hours," Palmer said. "If the board says that it wants certain hours that it wants departments open or it wants departments open by rotating lunch hours then you could look into that."

"Maybe we should talk with the department heads about streamlining the work day and when their hours are," Douglas said.

The resolution on the treasurer hours was tabled and Palmer said that he would prepare a report on office hours for each department by the Ways and Means Committee meeting April 30.

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