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Havana utility customers have new way to pay

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ISSAC MORGAN

Times Correspondent

Havana residents will now have the option of paying their utility bills online via credit card. During the town council’s June 24 meeting, city officials voted in favor of this new initiative that will give users a more convenient way to pay their bill online compared to limited payment options previously. 

Partnering with Payment Services Network, the credit card payment agreement is expected to grow immediately and will bring the city up to speed in terms of the rapid growth in electronic payments. 

“Havana area utility customers can now make credit card payments online for a small fee,” said Town Manager Howard McKinnon. 

Other new city developments discussed were the request for speed humps to be placed at 5th St. S.W. in Havana. According to the Town Clerk Sheila Evans, a petition was presented to homeowners, which resulted in the approval of three speed humps to be placed on the street. After monitoring the street for three days, results showed of the 588 vehicles that traveled it in that time frame, 198 were going above the speed limit. 

“Homeowners on 5th Street S.W. filed many complaints about drivers going too fast,” said Evans. “The city initiated a survey, which resulted in the approval of the speed bumps.”

The state petition reads “Children, adults and animals enjoy the outdoors and because of the rate of speed that cars travel on this street, we ask you to consider the speed bumps.” The petition involved nine homeowners who were in favor of the speed bumps.