Merced County said that on April 6 and 9 non-critical non-public safety Merced County offices and departments will be closed as furlough days.
The furlough days were part of a labor agreement approved by the Board of Supervisors in 2011, which implemented periodic furloughs for all non-critical county functions throughout the next two years, saving county taxpayers about $2 million a year, according to a news release.
Most functions, such as the library, planning and permitting and other administrative functions will be closed on the furlough days while departments providing critical and mandated services, such as public safety and several social service programs, will stay open.
Anyone planning to contact a county department during furlough days is advised to check with the appropriate department for more information about their operations during furlough periods.
For real property taxes, the second installment of 2011-12 is due no later than 5 p.m. on April 10 to prevent penalties.
For more information on other county furlough dates, go to www.co.merced.ca.us/index.aspx?nid=1566.