County Board mulls Seney's Third Request for North Elba DMV Office

ELIZABETHTOWN North Elba Supervisor Shirley Seney again renewed a request for a Department of Motor Vehicles office to be located in her community during a Aug. 20 meeting of the county Finance Committee. St. Armand Supervisor Joyce Morency seconded that emotion, commenting that a possible solution that would aid all towns in the county would be a mobile DMV unit.

Seney commented that nearly all the towns in Essex County are losing potential revenue to Saranac Lake and Plattsburgh on DMV fees. The long haul to Elizabethtown and the stepped-up security at the county courthouse were both cited as possible reasons why people were reluctant to use that facility.

Though no formal resolution was put forward, the concept seemed to meet with genuine interest by the supervisors in attendance, and further discussion was promised on the issue.

In other regular business, supervisors said requests for new and renewal passports will not be issued to those who do not stay current with their child support payments.

And finally, Supervisor Cathy Moses of Schroon Lake announced that the library shelves in her town are full to bursting. Anyone inclined to donate shelving that can support the weight of books should contact the town librarian or supervisors office.

The next meeting of the county board will be the Ways and Means Committee meeting at 10 a.m. Aug. 27, followed by the regular board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 10 a.m.

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