Frankfort Municipal Utilities Joining List of Businesses Closing Early on April 8

The Utility Service Board Monday afternoon joined the growing mass of city and county offices that are going to close early Monday, April 8, so its employees can enjoy the solar eclipse.

“I think we’re kind of following suite with what the Board of Works is doing with the rest of the city employees and what the county is doing giving its employees a partial day off,” said USB Chairman Kent Brewer. “We decided next Monday (April 8) at noon that our employees would have the rest of the afternoon off to spend time with their family.”

Brewer said its employees would close up shops at noon at Monday, just like the others are doing, so families, especially ones that have children, can enjoy the eclipse.

Frankfort Mayor Judy Sheets announced Monday night at the State of the City event at Skanta Theatre that city offices, except for police and fire, would close at noon on Monday. Also, the Board of Works and City Council meeting originally scheduled for Monday night had been postponed to Tuesday night with the Board of Works set for 5 p.m. and the City Council at 7.

Last week, Clinton County Government announced that most offices will close early, which may impact court proceeding for certain cases. The county said most offices would close around 1 p.m. on Monday for the eclipse. The closure of the offices includes the courts.