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Belmont Will Accept Credit Card Payments

The St. Marys Oracle of St Marys, West Virginia

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Belmont City Council approved the use of credit cards for the payment of bills to the municipality. Council met in special session Monday, Feb. 23 and unanimously approved using West Virginia Interactive for the city's credit transactions. Councilwoman Shirley Long was not in attendance at the speciaL meeting.

Will Smith, sales representative with WV Interactive, will set up the system for a one-time fee to the city of $50. The service is called WVIPay and there are no maintenance fees, and the rates for the customers are low

There is a $1 transaction fee and the credit card user is charged 2.2 percent of the amount charged to their credit card to pay their bill. Other than the initial $50 set up fee, there is no cost to the city to provide this additional convenience to their customers.

Initially, Belmont customers can use their credit cards to pay at city hall, and eventually it is hoped the service can be used to pay on-line as well once the city has a working web site.

According to mayor John Fitzpatrick, he has contacted Ryan Haught, the director of the Mid-Ohio Valley technical Institute, and the computer science and business classes will assist in helping to facilitate a working web site for Belmont. City recorder Tracey Bartrug and city clerk Dee Liller will meet with the MOVTI instructors concerning setting up the website.

No date for when this payment option will be available to Belmont customers was given, but Mayor Fitzpatrick said he hoped that payments at city hall would be up and running in the very near future.

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Original Publication Date: February 25, 2015

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