UG Public Building Closures

2/16/2021 12:00:00 AM

UG Closes City Hall, Courthouse and other Municipal Facilities to Conserve Electricity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Many public buildings remain closed Wednesday to conserve energy – but services continue
Customers are advised to check online or 311 before heading out tomorrow

The Unified Government will keep most public buildings closed with staff working remotely on Wednesday, February 17 to help the region conserve energy during this extreme weather. Staff will continue to support customers and operations as they work from home during this energy emergency.

The Southern Power Pool (www.spp.org) has downgraded the Energy Emergency Alert (EEA) to a Level 1. However, it is likely that the alert level will fluctuate over the next 24 hours. By remaining closed to the public tomorrow, the Unified Government will be doing our part to protect the grid and allow utilities to provide power to homes and businesses.

Check before you go
On Wednesday, the public is advised to please check our website or call 311 before leaving home for a previously scheduled appointment. In many cases, the Unified Government and its partner agencies will offer services online.
  • City Hall (701 N. 7th Street), City Hall Annex (8200 State Avenue), Courthouse (710 N. 7th Street) and the Health Department (619 Ann Avenue) buildings will be closed to the public.
  • Warming Centers remain open during regular hours.
  • Unified Government Public Health Department will continue to offer COVID-19 vaccinations at its locations.
  • KCK Municipal Court Zoom and in-person hearings for Wednesday, February 17 will be rescheduled. Offices are closed.
  • Wyandotte County District Court hearings will continue as scheduled via Zoom.
  • Motor Vehicle Auto Licensing is closed. Those with scheduled appointments will be contacted directly (via the contact information provided) for rescheduling options.

Trash services disrupted this week
Many customers have experienced a delay with trash pickup services this week as the extreme cold has created harsh work environments for teams working outside. As of this advisory, trash service may resume as the temperatures rise but on a delayed schedule for some customers.

We anticipate resuming normal operations on Thursday, February 18. However, the Unified Government will continue to provide service updates via our social media and website as we closely monitor the situation with the Board of Public Utilities (BPU). Information on electric service outages can be found online or by calling BPU at 913-573-0522.

Media Inquiries:
Ashley Z. Hand
Director of Strategic Communications
Unified Government
Cell: (913) 444-9722
azhand@wycokck.org