User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


26° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Most Popular Today


License Plan Could Come At A Cost To The County

July 12, 2012, 6:09 PM by Nicole Winters

License Plan Could Come At A Cost To The County
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Waiting for driver's licenses drove a lot of conversation in South Dakota this week.  Long lines and unwanted noise prompted the Minnehaha County Commission not to renew the driver license office's lease in the administration building.  Governor Dennis Daugaard then announced a six point plan to improve service at exam stations. 

While one county commissioner approves of the plan, it will come at a cost to the county.

The wait may be long, but Scott Knochenmus still comes to this DMV because it's easy to find.

"It’s a good location," Knochenmus said.

But that will soon change. The Minnehaha County Commission voted to not renew its lease, saying the small space is causing people to spill into the hallway, creating distractions.

"I think really we had no choice because as our business expands, we need more space in our own building," Minnehaha County Commissioner Jeff Barth said.

The governor announced a six-point plan to improve services. It adds kiosks and scheduling, but it also extends hours at licensing centers.

That could put a strain on an already taxed county budget.

"From the perspective of the county, we're going to have some additional costs," Barth said.

The county will need to hire extra security and change custodial services. While the added costs should only be temporary until the DMV finds a new home, Barth believes the plan will fulfill the Governor's ultimate goal.

"I hope this gets resolved for everybody in some near future time.  In the meantime, we just don't have the space," Barth said.

Still, not everyone is happy the DMV is getting a new home.

"I think it's just fine here; I don't know why they have to move this facility," Knochenmus said.

Barth says even if the extended hours relieve some of the congestion, the DMV will still have to move out. He says there's no room elsewhere in the building, and the State's Attorney's office needs the space to expand.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





RELATED STORIES


 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Four Dead In Sisseton Shooting

11/22/2014 7:09 AM

South Dakota authorities are searching for a Sisseton man following a shooting early Saturday morning that left four people dead and another person in...

Full Story
UPDATE: Sisseton Homicide Suspect Found Dead In Home

11/22/2014 10:40 AM

Colter Richard Arbach has been located and identified as one of the four people shot and killed this morning in Sisseston.

Full Story
New Charges Filed Against Faith Rasmussen

11/19/2014 4:59 PM

She's already admitted to running a large marijuana ring, now Faith Rasmussen is accused of arranging a deadly robbery.

Full Story
Sisseton In Shock After Shooting

11/22/2014 5:51 PM

It appears a Sisseton man killed three people and injured a fourth before killing himself early Saturday morning, according to the South Dakota A...

Full Story | Watch
SF Teen Surprised By Garth Brooks

11/19/2014 2:17 PM

A legendary country music star gives support to a Sioux Falls family while their teenage daughter was in a Minneapolis hospital last week.

Full Story


Events