View Royal summer hours a concern



Our town hall should be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the very least.

I wonder if the taxpayers of View Royal realize that their town hall just went on their “summer hours”, which are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.?

We are one of only two municipalities that change their hours for the summer and I, for one, have to ask why? How does this better serve the taxpayers of View Royal?

I realize that builders would like earlier hours to visit the hall, but one wonders how they do their business in the other municipalities and still manage to operate.

Our town hall should be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the very least.

As most other business do, could they not stagger the staff hours so that these hours can be covered and at least give the taxpayers a chance to visit the hall or get someone on the telephone?

Or since they are working shorter hours during the week, perhaps they could open for at least part of the day on Saturday?

Coun. David Screech does your business go on summer hours? Coun. Heidi Rast does your office go on summer hours? Coun. Ron Mattson does your office go on summer hours?

And to add fuel to the situation, this was all done with no notice in the paper, on the website or posted at the hall.

Sunday night (June 3) the website showed hours of operation at 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday the website shows 8:00 to 4:00. Why all the secrecy?

Linda Pakos

View Royal

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