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City of Henderson Offers Furloughed Federal Employees a Break on Fees

January 19, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
PLEASE CONTACT KATHLEEN RICHARDS, (702) 267-2051
Henderson, Nev. – The City of Henderson is lending a helping hand to furloughed federal employees living in Henderson who have been financially impacted by the extended government shutdown.
 
The Department of Utility Services is offering a three-month deferment in payment for water and sewer bills and the Parks and Recreation Department is offering deferred payment for certain recreational services, such as the SafeKey program, registration for youth sports, park rentals and recreation classes.
 
“Many federal workers living in Henderson may be facing financial hardship after weeks without a paycheck,” said Mayor Debra March. “Affected residents should not have to worry about paying their water bill or keeping their children in before and after-school programs when they may be struggling to make ends meet because of the furlough.”
 
Furloughed federal employees living in Henderson can submit a deferred payment request for their water and sewer bill online through Contact Henderson or by calling the Department of Utility Services’ Customer Care Center at 702-267-5900. Customers will be asked to provide proof of employment such as a furlough letter or a pay stub showing that they work for the federal government. Furloughed employees can defer payment for recreation services at any Henderson recreation center by showing their federal ID or by calling 702-267-4000.
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