City Council approved to keep City Hall operating with summer hours at Tuesday's meeting.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — City Hall will remain in summer hours, closing at 1:30 p.m. on Friday.
The City Council decided on Tuesday to re-examine the ordinance, titled "Office Hours," at the first November meeting.
City Councilor Jennifer Breen said the General Government Committee held a "fruitful conversation" at its Sept. 24 meeting. Breen said Mayor Richard Alcombright wanted to discuss the matter with department heads and then bring it back to the General Government Committee.
The review on Breen's communication regarding the Senior Citizen Property Tax Work-off Abatement was also pushed back to the second November meeting.
During the visitor's hearing, City Council candidate Robert Cardimino questioned how the tax program would work and who would make up the lost tax revenue. He was also concerned about people who need help, but aren't older than 60.
"What about the people that are under 60 that are having a hard time paying their taxes?" Cardimino said. "And I'm sure there's a lot of them out there. That's very discriminatory, I think it should be looked into a little bit further."
The City Council, missing Councilors John Barrett III, Marie Harpin and Al Marden, did approve an order calling for the Nov. 5 election.
The mayor was also not in attendance during the brief meeting.
City Council President Michael Bloom updated the community on Marden. He had recently undergone heart surgery and Bloom said he is doing well.
"He's looking to get back as soon as he can," Bloom said.