Wheatland looks at eliminating fee

7/2/2014

By The Telegram

By The Telegram

As a result of feedback from its members, Wheatland Electric Cooperative is considering eliminating a convenience fee charged to members who pay their electric bills with credit cards.

Currently, Wheatland charges a $3.95 convenience fee on credit card payments which is designed to recover processing costs charged by credit card companies.

In a press release, Bruce W. Mueller, Wheatland general manager, said Wheatland learned many members prefer to use credit cards because of the ease and convenience, but were discouraged due to the fee.

As a result, Wheatland's board of trustees will discuss eliminating the convenience fee at its next meeting at 9 a.m. July 29 at 101 Main St. in Scott City. Wheatland's membership recently voted to become self-regulated so the fee change won't require approval by the Kansas Corporation Commission.

The elimination of the convenience fee is the only rate change proposed at the July 29 meeting. Members who want to discuss the elimination of the fee are welcome to attend.

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