All other doors will continue to lock at 5 p.m.
Effective Monday, January 4, 2021, the Government Center Rotunda doors (Door C) will only be unlocked for meetings after 5 p.m. when public meetings are scheduled or expected to occur after business hours. Specifically, Rotunda doors will be open 15 minutes prior to a scheduled meeting and locked 15 minutes after the meeting’s scheduled start time (for example, if a meeting is scheduled at 6 p.m., the doors will open at 5:45 p.m. and lock at 6:15 p.m.). The only exceptions are City Council, Truth in Taxation, and Board of Appeals meetings.
Olmsted County is making this change to provide added security for the wings of the building that house City of Rochester and Olmsted County government offices and services not open after 5 p.m. All skyway doors will continue to remain locked outside of normal business hours.
For Olmsted County, some of the advisory boards and commissions impacted by this change include:
- Lake Zumbro Joint Powers Board
- Olmsted County Human Rights Commission
- Olmsted County Justice Council
- Planning Advisory Commission
- Rochester-Olmsted County Youth Commission
For the City of Rochester, outside of City Council meetings, this will affect all other meetings happening in Chambers after business hours.