The Leavenworth County Commission Thursday agreed to send another letter to state officials seeking additional compensation for the new vehicle licensing system implemented last spring.
The county was one of many across Kansas that experienced problems with the new computer platform developed and installed in May 2012 by 3M through a state contract.
Slowdowns and shut downs of that system led to long lines in the state's largest counties, including Leavenworth County.
After the problems surfaced, the commission agreed to allow the treasurer's office working with the system to hire new personnel for both the remainder of the 2012 fiscal year and the 2013 fiscal year.
“We have incurred actual expenses of $29,502 in 2012 and anticipate an additional cost of $58,000 in 2013,” said County Counselor David Van Parys.
Last year, the county received a payment of $10,570 from the Kansas Department of Revenue, part of a widespread compensation effort on the part of the state. In September, Van Parys said the commission sent a letter to the county asking for the state to recoup the whole of the expenditures.
Van Parys was presenting a letter to the commission Thursday that would again ask for those costs to be repaid. The commission approved that letter to be sent out. Meanwhile Commissioner Clyde Graeber gave an update on the platform's current level of operation.
“The system's down again this morning,” he said.