Archive for Wednesday, July 24, 2013

First winners of city utility contest announced

July 24, 2013

The first winners have been announced in a contest started to encourage electronic billing and payments of Baldwin City utility bills.

The goal of the contest is to improve efficiency, reduce costs and reduce the use of paper products in city billing. The contest awards monthly prizes of $25.00, $50.00 and $100.00 to three randomly selected qualifying utility customers.

The first winners were selected earlier this month from those utility customers who qualified. The winners were Alyssa Black, Jaci Altic and David and Nancy Joslyn. Their awards will appear as credits on their July city bills.

To qualify for eligibility, residential city utility customers must receive their utility bill by email and pay their bill electronically, either by direct debit from their checking/savings account or using the city’s website.

“We had more than 450 customers pay their bills electronically, but only 95 receive their bill by email”

said Brad Smith, city finance director. “The odds of winning were really great for those who did both.”

The contest is scheduled to continue for six months.

“Those that are paying electronically should really consider getting their bills by email. Not only would they qualify for the contest, they would help reduce city costs for printing and mailing their bills” Smith said.

To learn more about the contest, visit BaldwinCity.org or call City Hall at 594-6427.

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