SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR LAURINBURG/SCOTLAND COUNTY CRIME & DRUG COMMITTEE
The City if seeking applicants to serve on the Laurinburg/Scotland County Crime & Drug Committee. The Committee serves as an advisory committee to the Laurinburg City Council and the Scotland County Board of Commissioners. Its mission is to develop strategies to reduce, prevent and respond to crime, drug and gang activity. Meetings are held the first Monday of each month, except July and September, with a light lunch served.
Interested Laurinburg residents can contact the City Clerk at 291-2590 for an application or you can download the application here. You can drop off or mail the completed application to the City Clerk at 305 W. Church St. or P.O. Box 249, Laurinburg, NC 28353.
ONLINE UTILITY PAYMENTS
In the fall of 2015, in an attempt to cut costs and improve efficiency, City staff began changing our credit card software/gateway company because of extremely high costs and fees charged to the City. When this occurred, the utility billing software vendor informed the City that the cost to change the credit card software/gateway company was over $20,000.00. Since staff was also working on changing utility billing software (Harris) to the accounting software (Munis), again to cut costs and improve efficiency, the decision was made to cancel online card payments until the Munis conversion was complete. Customers can make payments in-person, by mailing, or by utilizing the automated phone system by calling (910) 276-1521. In order to use this automated phone system to make a payment, you must have your account number. Phone payments can be taken only by utilizing the automated system, and cannot be accomplished by talking with one of our Customer Services Representatives.
We regret any inconvenience this has caused our customers, but feel strongly that the reduction of costs and improved efficiency will be of great benefit to the City and to our citizens.
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