SILVER SPRING, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Department will be closed December 23 to January 3 for a furlough and two holidays. The Park and Planning Headquarters building, which houses the Planning Department at 8787 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring, will be closed, and no deliveries will be accepted.
Staff will be unable to reply to messages until January 3, when the Department re-opens.
This is the second furlough week for the Planning Department, which was closed for a week last August. The full, 10-day furlough is part of a series of cost-cutting measures required to balance the Department’s fiscal year 2011 budget. Closing the building during those two weeks helps the Department reduce energy and overhead costs in addition to realizing savings through salary reductions.
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