The Town of Tewksbury has made major upgrades to the online payment system available through the town web site.
According to Treasurer/Collector Kelly Odoms, the new system was put in place earlier this month and been receiving positive reviews from both residents and town employees.
"Residents have been saying that it's very to use," said Odoms. "And it's great on this end because it makes it very easy to audit and to generate reports.
"It was really a bear getting it installed. We've been working on it since last spring," she said.
The online payment system allows residents to pay such things as property taxes, water and sewer bills and excise taxes online
The biggest upgrade for residents with the new system is the ability to track payments and to call up their history of payments for any account with the town.
Another upgrade is simply the location of the online bill-paying icon. It is now prominently featured on the Tewksbury.net home page.
"It had been a little hard to find before," said Odoms.
The new system doesn't accept payments for payments such as dog licenses, business licenses and inspection fees. Odoms is hopeful that will be coming in the future.
"The ultimate goal is for people to be able to go paperless," she said.