Monticello to get revamped website

Monticello to get revamped website

MONTICELLO — A new, revamped website for the city is on the way, and should be active within two months.

The city council this week approved a contract with Kansas-based Civic Plus to design and maintain Features of the town's second website — — will be included in the new site.

Callie McFarland, Monticello's director of community development, hopes the new site will be more user friendly. She told council members it would include automatic text and email alerts for boil orders and other breaking information.

"In this age of social media, people are waiting for information to come to them, not the other way around," said McFarland. "This is a more aggressive effort in getting information out."

The new site, which will cost $4,800 to design and $2,160 a year to maintain, also includes a searchable archive center for meeting minutes and other documents, a calendar of events, news and announcements, and a dashboard that can be organized according to individual user preferences.

Comments embraces discussion of both community and world issues. We welcome you to contribute your ideas, opinions and comments, but we ask that you avoid personal attacks, vulgarity and hate speech. We reserve the right to remove any comment at our discretion, and we will block repeat offenders' accounts. To post comments, you must first be a registered user, and your username will appear with any comment you post. Happy posting.

Login or register to post comments