City Hall reopening is expanded in West Haven
Written by Michael P. Walsh
WEST HAVEN, CT – In accordance with national and local COVID-19 guidelines, West Haven Mayor Nancy R. Rossi announced Thursday that she is improving the gradual reopening of City Hall to better serve residents.
From May 17, the reopening of City Hall Phase 1 will expand to include overtime and offices for in-person meetings on the first floor, Rossi said.
Phase two, which includes in-person appointments for second-floor offices, will go into effect a week later, starting May 24, she said.
As part of the first phase, the town hall will be open from Monday to Friday by appointment only and limited to the first floor.
Residents can make an appointment for the building department, assessor’s office, tax office, and city clerk’s office from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays by contacting the office here. Appointments must be made before 3 p.m. the day before.
As the Office of the Registrar of Electors operates on a part-time basis, residents can schedule appointments from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Monday and Friday and from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday by contacting the office here. Appointments must be made before 3 p.m. the day before.
Those who cannot make an appointment inside City Hall can do business at the service counters outside the Assessor and Tax Offices on the Campbell Avenue side of the building and at the window outside the city clerk’s office on the avenue Savin side.
As part of the second phase, the Town Hall will be open Monday to Friday by appointment only and limited to the first and second floors. Details of phase two are to come, Rossi said.
To enter City Hall for a meeting, visitors must use the west entrance on the Avenue Savin side, wear face masks and show ID to the security guard, said Health Director Maureen B. Lillis.
Visitors should connect with the caretaker, noting the time and place of the meeting, and disconnect when business is done. They also need to maintain their social distancing, including staying six feet from others, Lillis said.
Residents are encouraged to continue using the online payments and drop box at the entrance to 355 Main Street at City Hall.
To request a free recycling bin, call the Department of Public Works at 203-937-3585. A staff member will leave a bin with the warden at the west entrance.