Blue Springs will keep its motor vehicle and license office.

Blue Springs will keep its motor vehicle and license office.
Seven more state offices were notified Thursday by Gov. Jay Nixon’s office, which implemented a reformed bidding process for local motor vehicle and license offices at the beginning of the year.
The seven offices are in Affton, Blue Springs, Branson West, Harrisonville, St. Louis, Sullivan and Waynesville.
All of the offices will remain at their current locations except in Sullivan. The Blue Springs office is located in City Hall at 903 Main St.
Todd Pelham, assistant city administrator for Blue Springs, said the city was pleased with the decision. Aside from giving residents the opportunity to do business at City Hall, Pelham said the city makes money on administrative fees.
“Each transaction is beneficial to us,” he said. “But we’ve always wanted to make it one-stop shopping.”
The city, which has been the agent since 1975, had to put in a bid to retain the license office at City Hall, and had to beat two other bidders from Blue Springs. The two other bidders were not disclosed.
The city’s bid includes a 3 percent return of revenue, estimated at $12,444, to the state.
Pelham said there may be some changes implemented at the office, but would most likely be administrative.
Of the 127 offices awarded so far, 72 have gone to incumbents or been awarded to relatives or groups associated with incumbent agents. Fifty-five of the offices have been awarded to new agents. Of the 183 total offices, bidding has closed on 181, and two remain open.
For a list of winning bidders for license offices, please go to http://oa.mo.gov/purch/awardedfeeoffices.pdf.