Should the Township Accept Credit Cards?
Some Upper Moreland commissioners are in favor of allowing residents to pay local fees through a credit card while others are not.
Upper Moreland's Finance and Administrative Committee met last night and wondered if it was a good idea or not to allow residents to pay for permits and fees with credit cards, either in person or online.
"Some of the challenges would be installing software, training, staffing, there may be a need for more clerical support, resolving credit card problems," Committee chair R. Samuel Valenza said.
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Townships like Norristown have installed a credit card payment system so residents can pay parking tickets online.
"It is the 21st century," commissioner Donald Warner said. "We need to give people other options." Other options than having to pay by check or with cash.
But commissioner Donna Parsell said it will cause changes in the township's accounting system and "cause a lot of paperwork ... I am not in favor at this time ... I don't see an advantage to it as far as a financial perspective and a resource perspective."
The committee members decided to consult with the township treasurer and decide what action to take next. It will be brought up again at the next meeting on April 15 at 7 p.m. in the municipal building.