Mandatory Furlough Day Tied To Schaefer Death

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 – John Patti
Baltimore City officials have moved a scheduled furlough day to Tuesday to give city employees a chance to pay their respects to William Donald Schaefer.

The former three-term mayor and two-term Maryland governor died Monday. His body will lie in repose at Baltimore’s City Hall from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The furlough day was previously scheduled for Friday, May 27.

Ryan O’Doherty, a spokesman for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, says Tuesday will be the best chance for thousands of city employees to pay their respects because seats will be hard to come by at Schaefer’s funeral on Wednesday.

On the Mandatory Furlough day – Tuesday, April 26, 2011:

 Trash and recycling, both curbside and City containers, WILL BE COLLECTED as usual.

  • Bulk Trash WILL NOT BE COLLECTED. Appointments will be rescheduled.
  • Citizen drop off centers WILL BE CLOSED
  • All City buildings WILL BE CLOSED with the exception of the Police Headquarters complex. Citizens will be unable to pay City bills or obtain permits at City offices. Some bills can be paid online; please visit
  • Parking meters WILL BE IN EFFECT.

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