City to consider online payments

Customers may be able to pay water, sewer bills by computer
Feb. 04, 2013 @ 12:08 AM

When it meets today, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen will consider an online system for paying water and sewer bills.

Customers have asked for it, city spokesman Bob Stahlke noted in an email. If the board approves the system, it will be ready to use "within 60 days," he wrote.

The system's vendor is Tyler Technologies, a Dallas, Texas, provider of public-sector software. The software would cost the city $6,960 per year, plus a one-time setup fee of $800. Customers would pay $1.25 per transaction.

"We are looking forward to implementation," Stahlke wrote.

In other business, the board will consider:

-On third reading, a budget amendment ordinance

-On third reading, an ordinance that would rezone commercial a Village Drive property

-On second reading, an ordinance annexing land for Northview Academy, currently under construction

-Amending a Tennessee Department of Transportation agreement for safety improvements on New Era Road

-Approving takeoff and landing of Huey helicopters at the Sevierville Events Center during April's Welcome Home from Vietnam event

-A Smoky Mountain Youth Baseball Association agreement

-Repairs at the family aquatics center

-Expenses in excess of $5,000