Last month the Wayne County Board of Supervisors took the first necessary step to update one of its oldest structures.
It’s the one located at 9 Pearl Street. It houses the DMV and County Clerks office.
“Everybody goes to the DMV,” County Clerk Mike Jankowski said. “We have the most general public contact of any agency.”
The first step involves entering into agreement with LaBella Associates to provide a detailed renovation plan. That will cost approximately $187,000. The renovations on the other hand will cost approximately $1.75 million.
Parts of the building date back to the 1800s, which provide numerous challenges for residents trying to get to the DMV or clerks space.
“We need updating here,” Jankowski said. “I need more room for the DMV.” He noted that the crowded nature of the space also creates challenges. “We could use a bigger waiting area.”