Beginning July 1, Smyrna customers will have to pay fees for credit card processing for all transactions.
The Smyrna City Council voted 6-1 on May 6 to make this change with Councilwoman Susan Wilkinson opposed.
In coordination with the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget that begins July 1, the change is expected to save the city $100,000 annually.
Smyrna currently passes along processing fees when customers pay online by credit card but not when they pay fees in person.
Currently, the city accepts online payments through several platforms for various city services, according to Smyrna City Administrator Tammi Saddler Jones.
When customers pay online, the city passes along the fees associated with these transactions.
For these same services and some additional services, the city accepts payments in person and does not pass along the processing fees but only until July 1.
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