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South Greensburg residents can use cards to pay fees for trash, rentals, permits

July 18, 2014

By Bob Stiles, Tribune-Review, Greensburg, Pa.

July 18--South Greensburg residents will be able to pay trash and other bills using a debit or credit card at the borough building -- for a fee.

Council approved Monday spending nearly $350 to purchase either a transaction machine or tablet computer to process the payments by card.

Residents will pay a transaction fee equal to 2.75 percent of the total bill.

"It gives them the opportunity and convenience of paying by debit or credit cards," said borough secretary Lee Kunkle.

In addition, residents will be able to use the machine to pay for park rentals and permit fees, Kunkle said.

Borough officials anticipate the service will be available later this month or early next month.

In another matter, council awarded a $62,410.50 contract to El Grande Industries of Monessen to mill some streets and pave them.

The work will involve part of Fairview Avenue, from where paving stopped last year to Short Street.

Other work will center on Mary's Alley, the 200 block of Cedar Street, and Huff Avenue from Ashland Street to Cedar.

Council further authorized solicitor Tim Fedele to advertise a proposed ordinance that would change zoning for 20 Huff Ave. from a one-family residential district to a general commercial district.

Dr. Dennis Kreinbrook bought a home at the property and tore it down to use for Kreinbrook Psychological Services.

In other matters, council:

--Approved paying $8,220 to Cooper Paving for paving the municipal building parking lot.

--Authorized paying $3,395 to Victor P. Regola & Associates for preparing a new zoning map.

Bob Stiles is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-836-6622 or


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