Jackson municipal offices to close once a week

All municipal offices in Jackson Township, with the exception of the Police Department, will be closed on Fridays until further notice, according to the township's website.

Jackson Township Mayor Michael Reina says budgetary constraints have forced him to make the difficult decision.

"Regrettably, this was a difficult but necessary decision. Each New Jersey municipality was faced with state aid cuts and forced to reevaluate their current situation in order to secure a sound budget," said Mayor Reina. "Implementing a temporary furlough plan was the best course of action to ensure the least impact to the employees while still providing essential services to our residents."

The township's new hours of operations will be Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The move will affect approximately 200 township employees. Officials say the new hours of operation will save the town approximately $680,000.

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