Aug. 14, 2001
CAMPBELLTON (CNB) -- Campbellton residents can go online and make their payments for four different municipal services via the Service New Brunswick (SNB) Web site, www.snb.ca
The City of Campbellton in partnership with Service New Brunswick now offers electronic payments for water and sewage, parking violations, garbage collection and ground rent. The Web site also offers seven municipal application forms, including forms for employment, direct payment service and request for account status for municipal services.
"We want to simplify the lives of the residents of Campbellton by using the SNB infrastructure as a single destination for most municipal transactions," Campbellton Mayor Mark Ramsay said. "Our residents told us they want to choose the transactions channels that best suit them. We are making municipal payments more accessible to our residents by offering on-line payments, and also increasing the level of customer service delivery." The mayor also noted a link for paying municipal service bills is also available on the City of Campbellton Web site, Online Services, www.campbellton.org
"The City of Campbellton is a leader in municipal service delivery. They understand the importance of offering residents a choice of channels for their transactions," said Peter Mesheau, minister reponsible for Service New Brunswick. "I encourage other municipalities to follow Campbellton's initiative, which is to make services from all levels of government more accessible to their residents."
SNB now offers Campbellton residents the chance to pay their bills via the SNB Website or over the counter at an SNB office. Since October 2000, the SNB office in Campbellton processed more than 2,090 transactions of municipal services on behalf of the city. The one-stop centre is located at 157 Water St., City Centre Mall, Campbellton.
Service New Brunswick is a Crown corporation responsible for making government services more accessible through one-stop service centres, through the Internet (www.snb.ca) and toll-free over the telephone phone (1-888-762-8600). The corporation is responsible for real property assessments, delivery of over 100 government services, the personal property and business registries and the real property registry. It is known internationally for its expertise in these areas, and in the development and maintenance of geographic information databases. The corporation has offices in 35 communities throughout the province and employs more than 600 people.
MEDIA CONTACT: Véronique Mercier, Communication Officer, Service New Brunswick, 506-453-7416.