Patrons of the Barton County Treasurer’s Office will need to work on the ground floor when they come to the courthouse for the next couple of weeks.
County Treasurer Kevin Wondra said the remodeling of the Treasurer’s Office will begin this week and on Monday his staff will move into the first floor conference room.
As of Tuesday, all business will be conducted there until the remodeling is done.
Business will be conducted in room 101, which is the conference room across from the elevator on the first floor.
It’s anticipated that the remodeling work will be done by the first part of May, Wondra said.
Barton County Commissioners previously accepted Parr Construction’s bid of $35,685 for the remodeling project that will make room for new equipment that the state is requiring the Treasurer’s Office to adopt by July.
In order to do the work, the current office area, in room 208, will have to be closed to allow Parr Construction to work on six work stations, an administrative area, lighting and flooring.
Wondra reported earlier that “the Treasurer’s Office has received nine computers and monitors and nine printers and desktop scanners will soon be delivered from the state of Kansas. The Department of Motor Vehicles is providing the equipment to aid in running the new MOVRS (Motor Vehicle Registration Solution) and the ATMM (Accounting Transaction Money Manager) programs. These programs are mandated for all motor vehicle transactions being done in the state. From the specifications received, the equipment cannot be accommodated in the space allocated to each work station at the current counter.”
The new system is schedule to go on line on July 5, Wondra reported, adding that training on the new equipment is due to begin in May, so the time frame for the remodeling is short.