Phone numbers for county offices located in the Moikeha Building at the Lihu‘e Civic Center will be changed effective Friday. A list of new numbers follows:
• Mayor’s office, 241-4900
• Boards and Commissions, 241-4917
• County Attorney, 241-4930
• County Information, 241-4900
• Economic Development, 241-4946
• Fire Department headquarters,
• Liquor Control Department,
• Personnel Services,
• Public Works ??
• Administration, 241-4992
• Building, 241-4854
• Engineering, 241-4883
• Roads, 241-4847
• Solid Waste, 241-4839
The old phones will have a programmed message so callers will be informed as to what the new phone numbers are for about a year.
Additionally, a listing of the new phone numbers will also be available on the county Web site, www.kauai.gov
“The County is transitioning to the VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) telephone system, which uses network connectivity to make calls. This will result in tremendous cost-savings to the County and ultimately provide better service to our residents,” said Finance Director Wallace Rezentes Jr., according to a press release.
He noted that the county will no longer have to pay monthly fees to the telephone company or incur installation costs when an employee moves to a different office, and support services for the VoIP phones will be handled internally by Information Technology (IT) personnel.
By the end of the year, Rezentes added, the rest of the county offices in the Lihu‘e Civic Center are expected to convert to the VoIP telephone system.