The DMV Select and the Mineral town office will be opening to the public again in a few weeks.
At their regular business meeting on May 11, Mineral Town Council set June 1 as the date for business to resume and discussed what steps would be taken to ensure public safety.
Customers will enter the building through the entrance facing the side parking lot. Once inside, they will be guided through a line to the counters to conduct their business, then will exit through the doors facing Mineral Avenue. The floor will be marked with tape in increments of six feet to encourage social distancing. No more than 10 people, including the DMV clerks, will be allowed in the building at any one time. Plexiglass shields will be installed at the DMV stations to further protect the clerks.
Town Manager Ti-Lea Downing said that she plans to set up a table outside by the parking lot entrance to help police the number of people in the building and to help anyone coming to take care of town business with any paperwork or payments they might have.
“I really have spent numerous hours trying to figure out the most efficient and safest way to do it,” she said.
Council also elected to move forward with their proposed budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year. The budget, which was initially presented to council at their March 9 meeting, shows projected revenue and expenses at $868,730, an increase of $16,536 over last year’s projected numbers. The draft budget includes a $2,816 carryover in revenue from the 2019-20 budget. Tax rates will remain the same.
Council will vote on the budget after a public hearing at their next regular business meeting on June 8.