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Erie County: Kearns extends expansion of auto bureau hours downtown

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Mon, Feb 18th 2019 11:35 am

Due to blizzard pilot of extra hour the last Thursday of the month will run through April

Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns on Friday announced that, due to the recent blizzard that canceled the first day of extending the downtown auto bureau by an additional hour, change would now begin Thursday, Feb. 28. The office will be open until 5:15 p.m. the last Thursday of each month and continue through April.

Kearns said he hopes the extra month and hour of operation will be of benefit to city residents as the downtown office is regularly open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. weekdays

“I have heard from a number of city residents that they work until 3 or 4 and are unable to make to our downtown office by 4:15,” Kearns said. “I pledged to enhance and improve both the locations as well as the hours of Erie County auto bureaus as deemed necessary, and I believe this is an opportunity that could be of benefit to our customers.”

Kearns said the extra hour will be piloted on a trial basis: “I do hope those residents take advantage of the extra hour on the last Thursdays of the month in order to conduct DMV business at their local auto bureau. However, if we find that the extra hour is also not economically prudent, I will be mindful not to waste tax payer dollars if there is no financial benefit.”

The employees who will be working the extra hour will be paid overtime.

A complete listing of all Erie County auto bureau locations and hours, including mobile sites, can be found by visiting www.erie.gov/clerk/autobureau.

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