In some ways its a minor thing, but in other ways its an example of developing a retail-based approach to the City's interaction with the public.
Installing ATM's at City Hall and the Arena would be a convenience for consumers and a modest revenue stream for the City.
The devices are just about everywhere as folks access cash to make purchases they do not want to charge on a credit card.
The use of plastic and on-line payment systems has become a pet issue for Councilman Joe Butler and I. City Clerk Ann Saunders also sees the need everyday as the public crowds her office to pay for various fees and licenses.
Mr. Butler has been a strong advocate for revamping City systems to allow on line payment of taxes, water bills, trash bills and other routine expenses.
Councilman Butler has a banking background and I am in retail, so we appreciate the changes in consumer practices and attitudes.
Watertown Daily Times | City ponders ATMs in City Hall, ice arena