Barbara Moss: Not happy about DMV move to Breck |

Barbara Moss: Not happy about DMV move to Breck

I work at Copper Mountain’s vehicle maintenance department and frequently have to make trips to the DMV for license plate registrations and renewals. The convenience of the Frisco County Commons location compared to driving to Breckenridge is measured in time and accessibility. Frisco is 9 miles away and has a parking lot. Breckenridge is 18 miles away and parking is a challenge at best.

Time spent on the road and parking is time spent away from my job – time wasted. That may work for the commissioners, but it doesn’t work for me. The employees at the DMV make sure my time spent there is time well spent; they are courteous, efficient and know their jobs extremely well. The only time I waste on a DMV errand is the coming and going.

To consider moving the DMV to the other end of the county when it is already centrally located makes no sense to me and I’m sure is questionable to others. The Commons was built to make necessary errands such as plate renewals, title registrations, driver’s licensing and the like convenient for the taxpayer. Why would the commissioners now consider leaving half the building empty, (while paying for energy costs) to move a valuable, centrally located service to the other end of the county?

Seems like an illogical (government-driven) decision to me.

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