BOWLING GREEN—Making it easy to get to the information people need is something every city government wants for its citizens. And the City of Bowling Green has taken a good step toward that goal.
Just recently, the city unveiled its new website. It boasts a new open design that was created to be inviting to the public. Navigation buttons and graphics make it easy for people to get to where they want to go when seeking information.
The council started looking for a new host and designer for the site months ago. They investigated several different providers and decided on Town Web as the company for the new design.
During its regular meeting June 17, the Bowling Green Board of Aldermen approved a contract for Town Web to revamp the city’s website.
After careful study, the city council approved a bid of $3,108 from Town Web to develop the new city website. According to City Clerk Linda Luebrecht, the contract with the current website provider does not expire until December this year. Town Web will be building the new site, but won’t charge the city until the current contract runs out. Luebrecht added that there won’t be a monthly maintenance fee for the site, either.
In addition to Mayor Don Hunter and Luebrecht, present during that meeting were aldermen Kim Luebrecht, Terry Burris, Mark Bair, and Diane Kirkpatrick. Also, in attendance was City Attorney Jim Burlison.
“I have been working with Mrs. Kim Luebrecht at Bowling Green High School and the video class on a new video for our website. Once they have completed that, we will upload to the website as soon as possible,” Luebrecht said.
“We really love the new look and TownWeb has been wonderful to work with,” she added. “Last week there was a boil order because of a water main break. With our new website, we are able to upload emergency statements alerting residents to whatever situation is taking place or that needs their attention.
“We are planning on adding new pictures in the future. If anyone has any great town pictures that they would allow us to use on the website, we would welcome them. We would love to have a picture of the roundabout with all the flags during Memorial Day.”
Alderman Craig Burnett said he thought the new site was easy to use.
“I hope more people will take advantage of it; where people will look their first to find the answers to their questions. Overall, I thought it looked nice.”
Brandy Nelson, who works at City Hall said she thought the new site was easy to use.
“It’s look is more up to date,” she added.