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November 19, 2008
Contact: Don Cookson

Portland BMV Branch Office to Reopen Thursday; BMV Mobile Unit Unable to Open at New Location in York as Planned

Water Main repaired along Presumpscot Street, allowing Portland Office to reopen as usual on Thursday;Delay in opening York mobile unit means York area customers encouraged to visit Kennebunk BMV branch office instead

Portland- A broken water main along Presumpscot Street in Portland was repaired today, allowing the Portland Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) branch office at 125 Presumpscot Street to reopen for normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday. “We didn’t want to close the office today, but with no water we really had no choice,” said Catherine Curtis, Deputy Secretary of State at the BMV. We’re glad Portland Public Works was able to make the necessary repairs in short order, allowing us to keep the disruption of services at our office to a single business day.”

Curtis also urged customers in southern Maine to be aware of another issue involving a new location for the BMV mobile unit in the town of York. “The new location isn’t quite ready for us,” Curtis said. “We were looking forward to serving customers at the American Legion Hall at 9 Hannaford Drive starting tomorrow, but unfortunately, it looks like we’ll have to wait until our next regularly scheduled visit in December to use that new facility. Some plumbing work wasn’t completed at the Legion Hall until today, and the property owner still needs to secure a Certificate of Occupancy from town officials. Unfortunately, that won’t happen in time for us to work there tomorrow,” Curtis said. “We’re asking all of our customers who were planning to visit the new mobile unit location in York to visit our full-time facility in Kennebunk instead. We are sending the staff that would ordinarily operate the York mobile unit to the Kennebunk office to help offset any increase in foot traffic which could result from the closure of the mobile unit.”

The Kennebunk BMV branch office is located at 63 Portland Road, and is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The mobile unit is scheduled to return to York at the 9 Hannaford Drive location on Thursday, December 18. Hours of operation will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon and from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.