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Change in payment collection services
The Hobart Village Board unanimously approved a service contract with PayaGov to offer payment solutions for utilities, permits/fees and court fines/forfeitures.

Currently, the village uses Payment Service Network (PSN) to collect payments for utility bills and village permits and fees and Allpaid to collect court-related fines and forfeitures.

Village staff recommended that the village transition all payment solutions to one company with a user-friendly interface.

With PayaGov, utility users will be able to view their statements, print their bills and set up auto-pay and one-time payments.

Landlords will also be able to check the status of their tenants’ bills through PayaGov, minimizing the likelihood of duplicate payments or missed bills.

Utility customers will also have the opportunity to choose paperless billing, saving staff time and money on postage and mailing costs.

Village Clerk and Treasurer Erica Berger said switching to PayaGov will solve some of the problems the village currently experiences with PSN.

“We are recommending PayaGov to be our new provider. They have lower fees for the residents,” she said. “It’s also a lot more user-friendly than PSN is. Even I have issues navigating PSN and I’ve been using it for seven years — it’s just kind of an outdated platform. PayaGov is going to fill a lot of those holes.”

Anderson selected to fill board vacancy
Alisa Anderson was selected by the Pulaski Community School District Board of Education to fill its Zone 2 vacancy.

The seat was left empty by former board member Jeromy Delebreau after his resignation in July.

There were five applicants for the position, four of whom were interviewed by the board at their meeting Wednesday, Sept. 7.

A graduate of West De Pere High School, Anderson has earned an associate’s degree in supervisory management from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) in addition to a bachelor’s degree in business management and marketing and a master’s degree with a finance emphasis from Lakeland College.

With 23 years of experience in banking, Anderson became manager at the Pulaski branch of Premier Bank two years ago, has served as an adjunct instructor at NWTC since 2017 and serves as treasurer of the Pulaski Area Chamber of Commerce and Pulaski Girls Basketball Association.

“We look forward to working with Alisa,” said Allison Space, PCSD superintendent. “She brings a great financial services background to our board. It’s wonderful that we had so many qualified candidates apply and that really demonstrates the value that our community places in our schools. The board really looks forward to welcoming and working with our newest member!”

Anderson’s term will expire in April 2023.

She must run in the April 2023 spring election if she chooses to continue.

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