FLINT TWP. — Township recordkeeping has finally joined the high-tech age, making it possible now to pay water and sewer bills online and also review and pay property taxes.
Treasurer Marsha Binelli announced at recent township board meetings that a payment portal is now posted on the township’s website at www.flint.org.
That means no more last minute dashes to the township hall when the water/sewer bill is due or finding time to get there during open hours. In the past, some residents have complained about not being able to pay the bills on Fridays, holidays and other times when the township administration office is closed.
The 24-hour system for online water/ sewer bill payments requires registration to open and account and asks for the last six digits of the current water/sewer bill found on printed copies. The entry must be exact including the use of upper or lower case letters, as printed.
MasterCard, Discover and Visa cards are accepted, Binelli said. There are some glitches being worked out but the payment portal is working well, she said.
Township Supervisor Karyn Miller shared the good news in her brief update last week to members of the West Flint Business Association.
Flint Township was one of the last municipalities in Genesee County to upgrade to the BS&A software system to make online payments possible, she said. Some of the old computers replaced were still running Windows 1997, she said.
Also, besides being able to pay taxes online now, the new system enables realtors to access tax and property information online for a nominal $2 fee per parcel, Miller said. Residents can access their property information for free.