SWC Pay­ment Sys­tem Up­dated For Credit Cards

McDonald County Press - - FRONT PAGE - Me­gan Davis

Mak­ing wa­ter bill and tax pay­ments in South­west City will be­come much smoother fol­low­ing a vote of the city coun­cil on Tues­day evening. City Clerk Missy Zinn pro­vided coun­cil mem­bers with ad­di­tional quotes for credit card ma­chines at City Hall. The coun­cil voted to pur­chase a JetPay card reader.

Cus­tomers will be charged to use the ma­chine on a slid­ing scale; pay­ments of $0-$50 will cost $1.25, pay­ments of $50-$100 will cost $1.75 and pay­ments over $100 will be charged 2 per­cent of the to­tal.

Jetpay will al­low cus­tomers to make on­line bill pay­ments as well, with an ad­di­tional con­ve­nience fee of 50 cents.

Coun­cil mem­bers also voted to re­place the po­lice depart­ment’s body cam­eras. The cur­rent cam­eras were pur­chased three years ago and Po­lice Chief Bud Gow said they were be­com­ing “un­re­li­able” when it came to down­load­ing the footage.

The coun­cil agreed the body cam­eras are cru­cial to the depart­ment’s op­er­a­tion and ap­proved the pur­chase of three new body cam­eras.

De­part­men­tal Re­ports

Fire Chief Shane Clark re­ported the depart­ment col­lected $1,600 for the an­nual MDA Boot Drive.

Pub­lic Works Direc­tor Shane

Clark said the street depart­ment has been mow­ing right-of-way and chang­ing sea­sonal ban­ners along Main Street. He noted he has been work­ing on the sprin­kler sys­tem and the city will need a new sprin­kler head soon.

Clark re­ported the wa­ter depart­ment in­stalled a two-inch me­ter on Ranch Road, as pre­vi­ously dis­cussed. Mayor David Blake noted a back­flow pre­ven­ter was in­stalled on the me­ter.

Clark pro­vided a map of the prop­erty on Ranch Road and as­sured coun­cil mem­bers the home will be built on the Mis­souri side of the plat.

Clark re­ported com­plet­ing waste­water re­ports that were past due.

In other busi­ness, coun­cil:

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Re­ceived an in­surance check in the amount of $5,213.02;

Ap­proved ad­di­tional clerk train­ing for Clerk Zinn; and

Hired Alexan­der Bur­den as a street depart­ment em­ployee.

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