The Fayette Citizen-News Page

Wednesday, June 27, 2001

Driver's license office to move


Fayette residents may find it more convenient to get a driver's license in the future.

County commissioners Thursday voted to fund a $43,900 remodeling project to provide new office space for driver's license examiners in a house the county owns on McDonough Road at County Line Road.

The examiners currently are housed at the County Administrative Complex at Ga. highways 85 and 54 in downtown Fayetteville, where a space crunch is beginning to develop, officials say.

Moving the examiners out of the complex will allow the Georgia State Patrol to provide examinations five days a week instead of the current one day, said commission Chairman Greg Dunn.

That doesn't mean the patrol will do so, but State Patrol and state Department of Motor Vehicle officials have indicated a desire to increase the number of days to at least two or three, said County Administrator Chris Cofty.

It will be easier to get in and out of the new facility, said county finance director Mark Pullium. "We do have a lot of traffic here, especially on Thursdays when the driver's license office is open," he said.

The project also will provide office space for Children at Risk and the Fayette Factor, freeing up still more space at the county complex, and the county coroner also will gain an office in the bargain.

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