New moorage credit card pay boxes


CASHLESS FUTURE IS HERE – Credit card pay stations are the ticket. – Photo by Ken Stern

Parts of historic downtown La Conner are sporting a 21st century look these days.

Four new solar-powered credit card pay stations have been installed to collect boat moorage and launch fees along the waterfront, replacing the old cash boxes that were vandalized.

The town council opted earlier this year to invest in the digital payment collection system rather than spending about $1,500 for repairs when cash boxes were robbed.

Cost of the credit card pay units was just over $38,000.

“The other ones were getting robbed all the time,” lamented Mayor Ramon Hayes. “It wasn’t an investmen...

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