Nick Jordan Looking at New Fee to Compensate Counties for DMV Expenses

09/14/2012 10:51

Here we go again. First, we paid a $4 Modernization Fee since 2009 (is set to expire in 12/31/12 and become a funding source, a tax you did not know you were paying, for highways)  on every registration to upgrade software and systems and now we may need a new fee to cover the additional costs the county DMV offices in Kansas are experiencing due to the system issues and the shifting of responsibilities form the State to the counties in processing titles.

The way to fix the problems with the Kansas DMV is by replacing Nick Jordan and Donna Shelite so we can install leaders with the knowhow and tenacity to fix the issues including appropriate fines against 3M as allowed by contract.  It has been four months now and the costs continue to escalate.  We already pay $4 dollars per registration to modernize the DMV, which is set to expire in 12/31/12 and become a funding source (a tax you did not know you were paying) for highways. We need to look beyond the software issues and realize the shifting of responsibilities from the State on processing titles to the counties is to blame for much of the additional cost.  The State reduced personnel and the counties had to hire.  It is only fair for the counties to expect a larger subsidy.

I attached a link to the article in the links section.