As a wise man once observed: “You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometimes you might find, you get what you need.”
If what you need is your vehicle tags renewed this week, you are in luck.
This is one of those times you will find you get what you need, even if state officials have led you to believe otherwise.
Barton County Treasurer Kevin Wondra is wishing that the state vehicle officials were as anxious to tell Kansas taxpayers that they CAN renew their tags this week as they had been to tell them that they could NOT renew them.
He explained that Kansas residents whose renewals would routinely be coming due after Dec. 1 have received notifications in with their renewal reminders that state the renewals would not be possible from Dec. 1 through Dec. 7 because that was when the state was to have changed over its computer system, affecting all county treasurer offices in the state.
And it still will, but not yet.
Wondra had explained to the Barton County Commission earlier that the change over has been postponed because the state is not ready yet.
Since then, he explained, he’s been informed that the change won’t happen until after the first of the year and state officials have promised they will give county offices 45 days notice before they make the change.
It’s just one of those things, unless you are trying to get people in to renew their tags and then you face a wasted week if people believe they can’t get their work done.
We are fortunate here to have a treasurer who is aggressively trying to keep us informed, and that is why Wondra is working to get the word out.
So now it is.
If you wanted to get out and pay for your tags sometime between Dec. 1 and 7, you are in luck. Sort of.
You can get in and get your renewal.
Of course you DO still have to pay the taxes.
You can’t have everything.
— Chuck Smith