The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre. Offices will re-open to the general public on June 21. (PQB News file photo)

The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre. Offices will re-open to the general public on June 21. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville’s city hall offices to open again on June 21

Offices will resume pre-COVID hours of operation

The City of Parksville has announced their offices will fully re-open to the public on Monday, June 21, returning to regular pre-COVID hours.

City hall is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The operations department in the industrial park will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed noon to 1 p.m.

READ MORE: Parksville shuts down city offices over COVID-19 concerns

Points for the public:

• Entrance to the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre is from Jensen Avenue East only, with a one-way system to reduce contact, and the exit is through the cenotaph doors.

• Masks are mandatory while in the building until such time as public health orders change, which is expected to be after Sept. 7 when wearing masks will be a personal choice.

• City staff may elect to meet with the public either in-person or virtually; in-person meetings will comply with protocols on physical distancing and masks.

• For the time being, the only access to the Vancouver Island Library will be the outside entrance – east parking lot.

• Main floor washrooms will open for public use.

• The public is welcome to attend council meetings in-person, beginning with the Sept. 8 meeting, and until that time, the public can attend council meetings virtually or view archived videos on the city’s website.

• June is a busy month for the city’s finance department, with property taxes due Friday, July 2; security personnel will help ensure safe distancing and that sanitizing procedures are in place.

• If a member of the public is sick, they are asked to get tested stay home.

The city website will continue to provide updates on any changes to operations.

— NEWS Staff, submitted

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