Treasurer advises taxpayers not to procrastinate
If your car or truck tags expire this month, the Leavenworth County treasurer suggests you hurry on over to the county annex to renew them.
That's because she doesn't want a repeat of what occurred at the end of last month at the annex, when computer printer problems prompted lengthy waits for about 40 taxpayers. The situation was so bad, Young said, that sheriff's officers were called after one woman threatened to go over the counter.
"We still haven't got our printing problems solved at the annex," Young said this week. "I suggest that people go in on Wednesday or Thursday to cut down on the traffic on Friday. Friday's the end of the month. I was hoping it would all be done. Southwestern Bell has to do some wiring in there, and they didn't get that done, so we couldn't do our part."
Vehicle registrations expire this month for owners whose last names begin with "C" and "D."
"The only other thing would be paying real estate taxes," Young said. "We don't have as many payments now because June 20 is the deadline for that. It's 'C' and 'D' letters, and titling new cars. So if they could avoid Friday, that would be best."
Young said staff members have had difficulty since the new printers were installed in January. But the problem mushroomed on the last day of March, the final day for vehicle owners whose last names start with "B" to renew their registration without penalty.
She said she'd like to avoid that problem this week.
"Everybody waits until that last day," she said. "It's always hectic, but it's really hectic when the printers don't work."