Township Begins Eliminating “Convenience” Fees Starting with Recreation

So-called “convenience” fees are often added costs associated with online transactions and credit card payments.  The Township of Springfield is slowly transitioning away from these fees, starting with online registration for all recreation programs.  While the Township does incur a merchant service fee for credit card transactions, this fee is nominal for most transactions.  The Township actually prefers online registrations and credit card transactions, and on average, the small fee the Township must pay is worth the reduction in paperwork and payment processing from paper & cash/check transactions.  To sign up for recreation programs from the convenience of your own home with no added fees, visit our portal on Community Pass.  Pool registrations are not yet included in this fee-free pilot program.