DMV to be up and running on Tuesday

By The Mercury

Riley County residents should be able to renew their vehicle titles and registration tags starting Tuesday, county treasurer Eileen King said at Monday’s County Commission meeting.

The Kansas Department of Motor Vehicles offices closed May 1 and remained closed through Monday while a new computer system was installed.

King said the state would let all of the county treasurers know by the end of the day whether everything is ready. She said the conversion to the new system went well and thought it would be ready for Tuesday.

King also reminded taxpayers that the second half of 2011 property taxes are due Thursday.

Taxes can be paid in person at 110 Courthouse Plaza, by mail with a May 10 postmark, by internet at using either e-check or credit card and providing the statement number, or by phone at 1-800-2729-829 jurisdiction code 2613. There is a 2.5 percent convenience fee charged by the treasurer’s credit card provider.

Tax amounts can be found at under e-gov services, online property tax search. For any questions, call the treasurer office at 537-6321.

Storm damage

Rod Meredith, assistant public works director/parks director, told commissioners about flood damage from an April 14 storm that brought many thunderstorms and tornados to Kansas as well as other Midwest states. The northern portion of the county from Riley to Randolph was impacted by the storms, he said.

There were 74 sites of damage with more than $100,000 of damages to both federal aid routes and non-federal aid routes. Meredith said the work would likely last another two months.


Road work

Riley County began applying an asphalt overlay to RL 873 Lasita Road and LK&W Road on Monday. The overlay will begin at the intersection of US 24 and Lasita Road and proceed for two miles. The project will through Friday.

The road will be reduced to one lane during the construction process. Traffic will be allowed through the project, but drivers should expect delays of up to 15 minutes. Fresh asphalt oil will be applied, so take alternate routes when possible.

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