Residents may be able to use credit cards for bills, fines, fees

By on December 12, 2010

Elburn—Sometime in the future, Elburn residents will be able to use credit cards to pay for their water bills, fines, fees, Metra parking and anything else paid to the village. The Village Board on Monday passed an ordinance approving the acceptance of credit cards. According to Village Administrator Erin Willrett, several changes need to be made in the village’s procedures. The village needs to investigate bank rates and train the bookkeeping staff.

“We will not be getting credit card (transactions) tomorrow,” Willrett said. “It may be a long process.”

At the time the credit cards become accepted currency, the Metra rates will go from $1.25 to $1.50 for both cash and credit card paying customers, a rate that is comparable to La Fox’s parking rate.