December 4, 2023

Dear Ellsworth Residents and Community,

As we enter the New Year, City Hall will be adjusting its operating hours to accommodate an extended hour day for the community. This change is effective on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024.

New City Hall Hours:

Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday: 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM*

Friday: 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM*

*The only changes are to Thursday and Friday.

We believe that this updated schedule will enhance accessibility and convenience for our residents. The extended hours on Thursday provide an opportunity for those with busy schedules to engage with City Hall services in the evening. Friday will be reduced to a half day in reflection of City Hall employees working more hours on Thursday. It is important to note that public safety services are not affected by the changes, except the Fire Department administrative offices located in City Hall.

The decision to make this change comes after a long period of consideration of community accessibility and monitoring an increasing number of municipalities in Maine who have modified their traditional operating hours to extended hours. The effectiveness of this new schedule will be evaluated after it has been in place for six months.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we strive to make our services more accessible and responsive to the needs of our community. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to City Hall at (207)667-2563.

– Office of the City Manager