Which DMV Office to Close? Oneonta or Cooperstown?
In a story by AllOtsego.com, it was reported that discussions were underway to decide if a county DMV office should close and if so which one. They wrote, "A masked County Clerk Kathy Sinnott Gardner (photo above) made a cameo appearance at the county Board of Representatives meeting to explain why she’s closed the Oneonta DMV office, and said the state Department of Motor Vehicles, looking for funds to fill Empire State coffers drained the coronavirus, is ending reimbursements to counties for services provided. She argued the main office should remain open in Cooperstown, the county seat and headquarters of county government."
AllOtsego.com continued, "But county Rep. Andrew Stammel, D-Town of Oneonta, suggested that with the larger population, the colleges and proximity to I-88, the Oneonta office should be kept and the Cooperstown one closed. County Rep. Michele Farwell, D-Morris, asked for a breakdown of which office generates the most funds. Sinnott Gardner said she would research the issue, which is not a county board matter: The county clerk can close a DMV office on her own authority. Board chairman Dave Bliss is on the left. (Screenshot from Facebook Live)"
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