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CORRECTION: Lake County Government to close for Christmas, New Year’s holidays

RELEASE DATE: December 16, 2009

CORRECTION IN BOLD

TAVARES — All offices of the Lake County Board of County Commissioners will close Thursday, Dec. 24, & Friday, Dec. 25, and Thursday, Dec. 31, & Friday, Jan. 1, to observe the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

The Constitutional Offices of Lake County will have slightly different holiday schedules. The Clerk of Courts and Property Appraiser offices will close Dec. 24, 25 & Jan. 1. The Sheriff, Supervisor of Elections and Tax Collector offices will close Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.
All administrative and customer service offices of the Lake County Department of Environmental Utilities will be closed on Dec. 24 & 25 and Dec. 31 & Jan. 1; however, the central solid waste facility will be closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 only.

There will be no garbage-collection services on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 for residents of unincorporated Lake County. For customers who normally receive garbage-collection services on these days, garbage will be collected on Dec. 29 and Jan. 5. For customers who receive only once-a-week garbage collection on Fridays, there will be no collection on Dec. 25 or Jan. 1 and the next collection date will be Friday, Jan. 8. Customers who normally receive recycling-collection services on Dec. 25 and Jan 1, recyclables will be collected on Friday, Jan. 8. All residential drop-off facilities will maintain normal hours of operation.

The following Lake County Library System libraries will close Dec. 24 & 25 and Dec. 31 & Jan. 1:

  • Astor County Library, 54905 Alco Road, Astor
  • Cagan Crossings Community Library, 16729 Cagan Oaks, Clermont
  • East Lake County Library, 31340 S. County Road 437, Sorrento
  • Marion Baysinger Memorial County Library, 756 W. Broad St., Groveland
  • Minneola Schoolhouse Library, 100 S. Main St.
  • Paisley County Library, 24954 County Road 42

Other Lake County Library System libraries closures include:

  • Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont, will operate with special hours during the college break. From Dec. 18 to Jan. 2, the library will close on Thursdays, Fridays and weekends. The library will be open Dec. 21-23 & 28-30 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Fruitland Park Library, 205 W. Berckman St., will close Dec. 24, 25 & 26 and Jan. 1 & 2
  • Helen Lehmann Memorial Library, 17435 5th St., Montverde, will close Dec. 24, 25 & 26 and Dec. 31 at noon and Jan. 1
  • Lady Lake Public Library, 225 W. Guava St., will close Dec. 24, 25 & 26 and Dec. 31 & Jan. 1. Open on Saturday, Jan. 2, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St., will close Dec. 24, 25 & 26 and Dec. 31 at 6 p.m. and Jan. 1
  • Marianne Beck Memorial Library, 112 W. Central Ave., Howey-in-the-Hills, will close on Dec. 24, 25 & 26 and Dec. 31, Jan. 1 & 2
  • Tavares Public Library, 314 N. New Hampshire Ave., will close Dec. 23 at 1 p.m. and Dec. 24, 25 & 26 and Dec. 31, Jan. 1 & 2
  • Umatilla Public Library, 412 Hatfield Drive will close on Dec. 24, 25 & 26 and Dec. 31, Jan. 1 & 2
  • W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St., Mount Dora, will close Dec. 24, 25 & 26 and Dec. 31 at 12 p.m. and Jan. 1

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