ABILENE, Texas -

Most City of Abilene offices and community service centers will be closed Monday, Sept. 1 in observance of the Labor Day holiday with the exception of those providing life safety services such as fire and police protection.

The Abilene Animal Shelter will be closed Sept. 1. Citizens with an animal related emergency should contact the Abilene Police Department at 325-673-8331 and an Animal Services Officer will be dispatched to handle the call. After Labor Day, the shelter will resume its normal operations at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

Solid Waste Service offices and the Environmental Recycling Center (ERC) will not be open Sept. 1. Commercial and residential services will continue as scheduled.

CityLink Transit will not run on Sept. 1, except for previously scheduled medical transportation trips.

Municipal Court will also be closed on Sept. 1. All citations due Sept. 1 will be due on Sept. 2 with no penalty.

Other City closings for Sept. 1 include: City Hall, the Health Division, all Abilene Public Library locations, Abilene Civic Center, the Development Corporation of Abilene, the Airport Administration Office and City Recreation and Senior Citizen centers.

The Abilene Zoo will be open regular hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the admissions ending at 4:30 p.m.

The Water Services Center, 701 E. Hwy. 80, will be open on Sept. 1, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., to take delinquent payments for customers whose water has been turned off and for new customers needing water service. For water emergencies, sewer problems and reports of water conservation ordinance violations, citizens may call the Water Services Center’s emergency hotline, 325-676-6000, seven days a week, 24 hours a day.