From the City of Grand Island:
The city of Grand Island Finance Department is pleased to inform the community of the city’s ability to now pay vendors electronically.
This new service allows the city’s bank to pay a vendor’s bank through an electronic direct deposit.
Although this program is voluntary, vendors are encouraged to enroll in this simple to use and free service.
This new technological upgrade will allow the city to better serve citizens as vendors will receive city payments faster.
In addition, electronic payment is also safer and more secure than paper checks which can be lost in the mail, stolen, or delivered to the wrong address. Another advantage is the cost-savings benefit to both the city and the vendor through saved labor costs.
Finance Director Jaye Monter said, “We are excited to offer this service to all of our city vendors. The department processes over 7,500 vendor checks each year. This new service will save the city money by not having to pay for postage, envelopes, and the staff time needed to process payments that have to be mailed out.”
The process to get signed up for this new electronic service is simple.
Businesses can go to www.grand-island.com and click on Your Government and go to the Finance Department—City Vendor Electronic Deposit tab. Here citizens will find the Authorization Agreement for Vendors/Account Payable Automatic Payment form.
Vendors will need to fill out this Automated Clearing House form and return it by either emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, faxing the form to 308-385-5565, or mailing it to City of Grand Island, PO Box 1968, Grand Island, NE 68802.
Remittance stubs are emailed out to the email address of the vendor’s choice.