Van Buren County Treasurer's office to reduce hours

The Van Buren county treasurer's office has announced that the office will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8am-4:30pm, and closed to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting next week.

In a press release from the treasurer's office, the measures are said to be temporary.

According to that release, the closures are due to a "critical lack of staffing."

To address that need, former county treasurer Becky Fry will return to the office on a limited basis. Debbie Greenfield and Paige Novak, both of whom used to work for the treasurer's office, will also assist in the office during this time.

All services of the treasurerĂ¢??s office will be offered on the days it is open to the public with the exception of driver's licensing. Property tax payments and motor vehicle renewals are also available to be paid online or by mail, as usual.