Ada Assessor Bob McQuade has found a way to make it easier to get into the pockets of Star residents and he got Mayor Nate to put up half the wages for a clerk and offer free rent in the deal.
McQuade is opening a branch office in Star staffed with two clerks to offer DMV services in the far northwest corner of the county. The media is invited to an Oct. 29 “launch” (ribbon cutting) which will no doubt be attended by the two incumbent Commish candidates since it is just 5 days prior to election day.
We envisioned a fortified bunker sprouting machine guns when the press release from the county talked about efforts to “strategically place” motor vehicle services. They just meant “opening an office in Star” because Mayor Nate and others have nagged about it for a couple of years.
This amounts to a “public-public” partnership and it gets a “satellite county office” in Star. It isn’t really a satellite office in the NASA sense and “Star” has nothing to do with outer space. They just have a rent free room in the Star City Hall for a year. Other county services may follow.
Watch for Mayor Nate to start charging rent after the 12 month “free introductory period” if the launch is successful.
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