POSTED: Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 6:00am
UPDATED: Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 6:04am
ZACHARY, LA — A new self-service kiosk, located in the front exterior wall of Zachary's City Hall Annex will soon be accessible to accept residents' utility payments.
the service will begin on Monday, August 5.
It will accept cash, credit and/or debit card payments. The walk-up, well-lit and secured kiosk is ideally suited for quick and accurate transactions. Customers making late payments and/or may have received a cut-off notice are encouraged to conduct their transactions directly with a cashier in order to avoid service interruption.
“Our goal is to help make government more accessible and responsive to all,” says Mayor David Amrhein. "Customers who choose to pay their utility payments in person may still do so”.
Additionally beginning on August 5th, City of Zachary employees will transition to a four-day work week. The new hours of City office operations will be 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.
“We looked at several cities that operate the four-day work week and found that they reported both increased productivity and costs savings as a result. Their employees reported lower levels of work-family conflict and higher levels of job satisfaction, Also, resident customers benefit by receiving an extra hour in the morning and one later in the evening in order to conduct their business with the City”, the Mayor stated.
The City of Zachary will continue to offer on-line payment options at www.cityofzachary.org , as well as providing computer access in the lobby of the City Hall Annex for conducting these transactions. Residents may continue to pay by mail, but are reminded that when doing so, to be sure to allow ample time for the payment to arrive before its due date.