Town of Crawford now accepting credit cards

By Tamie Meck

In her report to council, Town Clerk Cally Gallegos reported that customers may now pay their town utility bills by credit or debit card. "We will now accept payments on-line, or over the counter or over the phone," said Gallegos.

Citizens should be aware that while the service doesn't cost the town, the state will charge them with a fee based on a percentage of the payment.

"It's not the best news for the citizens of the town," said Gallegos. "But sometimes people get in a bind and they need to pay it with a credit card."

For those whose bills come due, the service can prevent them from having their water shut off and paying a $50 fee.