WARNER ROBINS -- Residents may now pay their city tax bills online, following a Monday night City Council vote.
Council unanimously agreed to allow a Woodstock-based company to accept the payments on the citys behalf during a brief council meeting where councillors also approved an unchanged millage rate.
The millage rate will remain at 9.99 mills. Tax bills are due Dec. 20.
Residents can pay their bills at www.governmentwindow.com. The user will be charged 2.5 percent on credit card transactions or a flat fee of $3.95 for electronic checks.
The city incurs no costs in the arrangement.
Council also agreed to Commercial Circle improvements the Redevelopment Agency board proposed. Councilwoman Carolyn Robbins, whose husband owns property on Commercial Circle, abstained from the vote.
The project, set to cost $130,000 to $150,000, will improve stormwater drainage, widen sidewalks and add decorative lighting.
Funds for the project come from the 2001, 2006 and 2012 special purpose local option sales taxes. With the 2012 SPLOST collection behind projections, council members questioned the RDA to make sure money used for Commercial Circle wouldnt cut into any other slated projects. City employees assured them it would not.
Gary Lee, Redevelopment Agency executive director, said a construction schedule is still underway, but business owners will be notified in person when it is available.
To contact writer Christina M. Wright, call 256-9685.