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February 26, 2014

County to allow credit cards

Athens — The Henderson County Commissioners Court approved a contract clearing the way for credit card transactions in the tax office auto department.

County Tax Assessor Collector Milburn Chaney said the Gov-Pay service is being used by about 200 of the 254 counties in Texas. He said those who use the office are interested in when the county will add the convenience of using credit cards for those making payments.

“Every day we have somebody ask,” Chaney said. “A lot of them go to the ATM and it causes them $4 to use that. I think it will be a convenience to the citizens. I think a lot of people will use it.”

Commissioners voted 3-1 to approve the contract, with Precinct 3 Commissioner Ronny Lawrence opposed. He said he would have preferred a longer opportunity to look over the proposal.

Commissioners also voted to accept the donation of 10 new Dell desktop computers from the Public Library Fund for the benefit of the Henderson County Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library. Head librarian Rachel Cox said eight of the computers are for public access and two for office related use. The old computers were all running Windows XP which will soon no longer be supported with software updates. The computers have arrived and will provide an updated experience for those needing Internet.

 Commissioners also voted to:

• approve a refund request in the amount of $7,445 from the Henderson County Tax Assessor/Collector;

• approve a three year interlocal agreement for labor and equipment with the city of Poynor;

• approve a three year interlocal agreement for labor and equipment with the city of Berryville;

• ratify county road maintenance for County Road 4202 in Precinct 4, which was recently dis-annexed by Coffee City and

• approve payment of bills in the amount of $184,637.12.

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