The following is a news release from The City of Sulphur.
Mayor Ron LeLeux was contacted this morning by Colonel Mike Edmonson of the Louisiana State Police informing him that the department has decided to keep the Office of Motor Vehicles in Sulphur open.
In his statement to Mayor LeLeux, Colonel Edmonson commented, "The current State budget crisis required the review of the department's operation.
In considering the number of transactions which occur in the Sulphur office on a daily basis, it was determined that it was not feasible to close the office. Colonel Edmonson stated that the public is our greatest asset and the decision to keep the office open is a win-win situation."
Mayor LeLeux stated, "When I first learned of the proposed closure of the Office of Motor Vehicles in Sulphur, I knew immediately the inconvenience this would impose upon the citizens of Sulphur, as well as the residents of West Calcasieu. I then contacted Mayor Cupit of Westlake, Mayor Stinson of Vinton, Representative Danahay and Senator Mount to secure their support in our effort to keep the office open. I extend sincere gratitude to each one of them for their support. My administration will continue to support the operation of an Office of Motor Vehicles in Sulphur as well as any other office which provides a service to our citizens."
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