LYNWOOD | Residents will be able to pay for all transactions with the village of Lynwood electronically beginning in 2014, the Village Board decided Tuesday.
Lynwood will sign an agreement with the office of Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford to use Illinois Fund E-PAY electronic payment services. Villagers will be able to use credit cards, bank cards or electronic checks over the counter, online or by phone to make all payments to the village. E-PAY is provided to local agencies free of charge but payment processors may assess small fees, according to the state treasurer's website.
Residents were previously only able to pay water bills this way, Clerk Karen Wingfield-Bond said.
In other business:
* Wingfield-Bond swore in Stevie Bradich and Guillermo Gonzalez as Lynwood's two newest police officers.
* The board adopted an ordinance granting a special use permit to Gary Currin to operate an automobile repair and restoration business at 2200 198th Place. The business will be called T & G Restoration.
* Village President Gene Williams announced the Dec. 24 meeting would be canceled. The next village board meeting will be Jan. 14.