The Bel Air Town Commissioners are considering charging an additional “convenience fee” to those town residents and businesses who pay their tax bills and other fees and charges by credit card.
Resolution 980-12, set to be introduced during Monday night’s session, would impose a convenience fee for credit card payments. The town began accepting credit card payments for real estate taxes and sewer service charges in 2007. However, as the volume of residents and businesses making the payments has increased, the cost to the town for the ability to process such transactions has also increased. The resolution expected to be introduced Monday night would charge a fee of 3.15% of payment plus 25 cents per transaction for real estate payments by credit card and $4.50 per transaction per increments of $150 for sewer service charges and Bay Restoration fees credit card payments.
Also Monday night, the town commissioners will hold public hearings on Ordinance 750-12, a development regulations amendment regarding new height limits for single family homes and townhouses in R-2 District, Resolution 978-12, the town’s tentative FY 2013 budget.
Also Monday night, the town commissioners are expected to award a contract for sewer line root control maintenance and present an Historic Preservation Commission proclamation and poster contest.
The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in Bel Air Town Hall.
The full agenda is listed below:
Commissioners of Bel Air
May 21, 2012
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
a. Historic Preservation Commission – Proclamation and Poster Contest
5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
6. PUBLIC HEARINGS
a. Ordinance 750-12 – Development Regulations Amendment – Height Limit for Single Family/Townhouses in R-2 District
b. Resolution 978-12 – Tentative FY 2013 Budget
7. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
a. Ordinance 750-12 – Development Regulations Amendment
8. NEW BUSINESS
a. Award of Contract – Sewer Line Root Control Maintenance
b. Resolution 980-12 – Convenience Fees for Credit Card Payments
c. Resolution 979-12 – Final FY 2013 Budget
9. PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
a. Rob Garrigan will perform at the lunchtime concert on May 25th, noon – 1 p.m. at Office Street.
b. A Memorial Day Ceremony will be held on May 28th at Shamrock Park, 10:30 a.m.
c. Flag Day is June 2nd, 8 a.m. at Shamrock Park; the guest speaker Colonel John F. Kutcher, retired Army.
d. The Bel Air Town Run will be held June 3rd,8 a.m.; a 5k foot race with a 1 mile walk starting on Main Street at the Courthouse. Call 410-879-0056
e. The Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra will perform June 3rd at Shamrock Park, 7 p.m.
f. The Bel Air Downtown Alliance is sponsoring an outdoor movie, The Muppets, in Shamrock Park on June 8th. Seating opens at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at dusk. Free admission.
10. PUBLIC COMMENTS
11. COMMISSIONERS’ COMMENTS