Archive for Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Douglas County District Court clerk’s office to open hour earlier

May 19, 2010


Starting Monday the Douglas County district court clerk’s office will return to opening at 8 a.m. Monday to Friday.

Due to the state’s budget crisis, the court clerk’s office had been open to the public from 9 a.m. to noon, to help workers catch up from being short staffed and the recent court furlough days.

Beginning Monday the office’s weekday morning hours will move to 8 a.m. to noon.

“We wanted to open back up to the public as much as we could,” said Linda Koester-Vogelsang, the court administrator.

The office’s afternoon hours will remain at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Courts across the state implemented furlough days on several Fridays earlier this spring. At this point, no additional court furlough days are scheduled, Koester-Vogelsang said.


NotASquishHead 8 years ago

If they want to save money, they should just get rid of Linda Koester-Vogelsang. I wish someone would audit how much time she actually spends at work. Not to mention using the county building as a child care facility for her kids every day.

On a positive note, it's good to see they are open again.

kansasredlegs 8 years ago

Maybe a better question to ask the Court Clerk is: How many positions is the office understaffed?

If the answer is more than one, I'd say you are fibbing, to be polite. The close the clerk's office due to staffing shortages campaign was just a ruse to purposely inconvenience the general public with a hope to get those affected to contact his or her legislators and complain in an attempt to get the legislature to restore the Judicial funding cut from the budget.

Can't even say nice try, since I think it simply proved the system can survive on a schedule when the clerk's office is closed on Fridays.

kansasredlegs 8 years ago

Apparently, you have more faith in "elected officials" and "senior public employees" than I do. You must be part of the KPERS too, uh?

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