SWC Payment System Updated For Credit Cards
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.
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:
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.