Moran said the $1.50 surcharge for online payment would be repealed under his plan and would be replaced with the 4-percent fee.
Those paying through automatic bank withdrawal would still not be charged for the transaction, he said, because the city does not incur a cost associated with such payments.
Council did not act on the issue and requested further information about how debit card users would be affected. Allen also asked Moran to prepare notices to be distributed to utility customers in upcoming billing cycles.
Council appoints minimum housing committee members
Continuing the process of establishing a minimum housing code for rental property in Mineral Wells, city council members Tuesday chose seven members to serve on its board.
After each member chose seven names from among those who expressed interest in serving, those receiving the highest votes were appointed to the board.
The seven members selected are Nancy Cameron, Sharlet Evans, Phil Garrett, Randy Nix, Carolyn Shipp, Michael Ward and Gene Ender.
PECOFacet expansion moves forward
Council members unanimously approved a resolution authorizing the city to apply for a Texas Capital Fund grant benefitting PECOFacet financially during its construction of the Dunman Perry Research and Development Center.
The Industrial Foundation agreed to build the facility and the City of Mineral Wells would then purchase it upon completion as a Texas Capital Fund project.
This would provide a property tax incentive to PECOFacet, who would lease the property and pay ad valorem property taxes on the leasehold value rather than the fee ownership value of the facility.