A two percent surcharge on all credit card transactions with the city of Murphy received city council approval last week and will be a part of calculations for the fiscal year 2018-’19 budget.
Finance Director Karen Montgomery last week led a biennial review of city fees, receiving consent from the council to enact the changes for the coming budget year. The council will formally adopt the new fees in a Sept. 18 meeting. Public comments will be taken at hearings on Sept. 4 and 11.
Montgomery pointed out that some fees change, while others don’t change. The proposed changes reflect costs of providing services and comparable charges of area cities.
Currently, the city charges 3.5 percent for all credit card payments made online and over the telephone for municipal court and building permits. The city has not been charging for credit card payments of utility bills, recreation programs, facility rentals, or building projects/municipal court payments made at the counters.
By Joe Reavis • [email protected]