PRESS RELEASE From: Mayor Caillouet’s Office Date: Thursday, May 16, 2002
City of Thibodaux 310 West Second Street Thibodaux, LA 70301 985-446-7218
New Features on Utility Bills
The City of Thibodaux utility bills have a new feature. Mayor Charles Caillouet, the Finance Department and the City of Thibodaux have most recently implemented bar coding to the utility bills and statement billing.
Beginning with the May 2002 utility bills, the City of Thibodaux's Finance and Utility Department began the following:
Printing bar codes on utility bills representing the customers utility account numbers. The Utility Collections Department will now have the ability to read bar codes with bar code scanners upon the receipt of payment from the customer.
Printing post net bar codes on utility bills in order to receive the maximum postage discount from the post office.
Producing "group bills" for customers with multiple utility accounts. A statement type bill is produced with detail information from each account.
All of these new features and services are a result of the new computer software installed in the Finance Department at the end of last year. "These new features will help allow the City personnel to provide more efficient and accurate service to all of our utility customers," stated Mayor Charles Caillouet.