Concerns expressed about no signage at Ogdensburg DMV
BY JIMMY LAWTON
North Country This Week
OGDENSBURG – St. Lawrence County Administrator Ruth Doyle says efforts are underway to replace signage at the Ogdensburg Department of Motor Vehicles location on Ford Street.
The sign was vandalized earlier this year and the location has been without signage for some time. Ogdensburg Mayor Jeffrey M. Skelly raised concern about the lack of signage in recent interviews as well as on social media posts. Skelly was concerned that it would decrease use at the site as people might not be able to find it, or be unaware it was even there.“The St. Lawrence County DMV has no signage at their Ogdensburg location. Why?” the mayor asked on his Facebook page.
In the past county legislators had discussed moving the Ogdensburg site to a location that could provide drive-thru service, however nothing appears to have moved forward on that issue.
The 206 Ford Street location also houses Community Services and Probation offices. It also provided a satellite treasurer’s office during tax payment season.
Doyle said neither she nor St. Lawrence County Clerk Sandra W. Santamoor were contacted by the mayor about the issue, but said plans are underway to remedy it.
“The sign that formally identified the entrance to the DMV Satellite Office located at 206 Ford Street, Ogdensburg was vandalized earlier this year and has been removed from the location. A replacement sign will be prepared and the County is hopeful to replace it with more prominent signage identifying all County Services available in the downtown area of Ogdensburg,” Doyle said.
A time frame was not provided, however as the space is rented by the county she said discussions with the property owner are taking place to ensure things move through the proper channels.