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Apple Butter Day
According to Groveport city officials, the plan is to hold Apple Butter Day on Oct. 10. Festival events are being reviewed as to what can or cannot be done in order to maintain social distancing and protect the public from the coronavirus pandemic.
“We are meeting with the Groveport Heritage Society to see what can or cannot be done regarding the festival,” said Groveport City Administrator B.J. King.

Groveport Farmers’ Market
The Groveport Farmers’ Market is held on Tuesdays from 4-7 p.m. from June 30 to Sept. 15. It is located in the Groveport Madison Middle School Central parking lot at 751 Main St.

GriefShare group
Groveport United Methodist Church, 512 Main St., will sponsor an online GriefShare group commencing Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. You will need to register online at https://www.griefshare.org/groups/124764. If you have questions, send an email to groveportgriefsharegroup@gmail.com.

City credit/debit card fees
On Aug. 24, Groveport City Council will vote on legislation to enact a fixed 3 percent fee on credit/debit card transactions for the recreation department and community affairs department, paid either at a credit/debit card terminal or through the city’s website. If council approves the legislation, the plan is to have the fees take effect on Sept. 1.

Earlier this year council approved placing credit/debit card convenience fees on water/sewer payments and to building and zoning department payments. These fees were effective with the July 1 billings.

The city implemented the credit/debit card convenience fee for utility online payments and utility/building and zoning department payments received at the municipal building. Credit/debit card payments received at the utility/building departments will charge a credit/debit card convenience fee of 3.75 percent with a $3.95 minimum fee per transaction. Online utility payments will be assessed a convenience fee of 2.80 percent per transaction with a fixed fee of $6.99 for utility payments received between $250 and $325 per transaction. Online utility payments exceeding $325.01 will be assessed a variable rate of 3.75 percent.

“The credit/debit card convenience fees are structured so the city will not profit from these charges, but cover the cost of the transactions,” said Finance Director Jason Carr.

The city will continue to accept cash, checks, money orders and beginning July 1, 2020, Automated Clearing House (ACH) payments. If you are interested in this new ACH payment option, please contact the Utility Department (614) 830-2048.

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