Continuing its “Team Clean” go-green initiative for the second consecutive year, Missouri City employees will again join forces this year and dedicate Friday, Sept. 20 to organizing their work areas and disposing of old documents, obsolete software, non-working equipment and other dated materials.
All non-emergency City offices, with three exceptions, will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Permits & Inspections will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. to accept monthly Planning & Zoning submittals; then, it will be closed for the duration of the day. And, the Recreation and Tennis Center and the City Centre at Quail Valley will be open for business.
The non-emergency City offices will reopen for regular business hours at 8 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 23.
Throughout the workday, staff will monitor phone calls and emails and address urgent matters immediately. Residents who have questions about City services and programs should call 281.403.8500 and leave a message. Residents and businesses with questions about permits and inspections should call 281.403.8600 and leave a message. City staff will promptly return all calls on Monday. For emergencies, please call 281.403.8700.
Overall, the project will “enable Team members to review, organize and archive electronic and paper documents, clear out non-essential files and clutter, and to recycle paper, office equipment and other accessories,” said Records Management Coordinator Vickie Berglund, who is spearheading the initiative.
Berglund has coordinated the participation of all City departments and is looking forward to building on last year’s success. “In 2012, employees shredded 20,140 pounds of material and recycled 25,270 pounds of bagged items,” she said. “In addition, the Information Technology department recycled an entire storage room of obsolete software and hardware dating to the late 1980s. We will maintain the momentum in 2013.”
To see the success stories of the second annual “Team Clean” day, like us on Facebook—www.facebook.com/MissouriCityTX, follow us on Twitter—@MissouriCityTX, and watch the City’s website: www.missouricitytx.gov, Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast and Ch. 99 on AT&T U-verse), and the “Show Me City” YouTube Channel—www.youtube.com/user/showmecity.