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Plano City Hall. ( photo by Mark Harrington)

The Plano City Council Committee of the whole is considering an ordinance that would pass credit card fees, charged by credit card companies, onto ratepayers. Currently the city is paying the fees when someone uses a credit card to pay a city bill.

Mayor Mike Rennels says the money being paid by the city is adding up. It's said to be about $31,000.

Alderman John Fawver says the money being used on the credit card fees could be more useful elsewhere.

Alderman Barb Nadeau also said she agrees with the ordinance.

The discussion had mixed reaction from the audience in attendance at the meeting. Two people spoke against it and one person spoke in favor of it.

Alderman Mark Swoboda pointed out that many banks offer online bill pay if people still want the convenience of online paying without potentially having to deal with a fee from the city.

The committee of the whole on Monday agreed to send the ordinance to the full city council for a vote. The ordinance has not yet been approved by the city council.