Tallapoosa Better Hometown Manager/Leisure Coordinator Kate Gardner said a definite launch date has not been set, but the last stages of revamping the Web site are underway. The enhancement comes as an effort to make the city’s Web site more user-friendly to residents.
Gardner added that the upgrade is intended to outshine the current Web site by offering fresh designs and services that will accommodate the needs of practically any person who has an interest in community affairs. The soon-to-be former Web site has been running for approximately two years, and Gardner calls it a “good starter site.”
Unlike the current Web site, Garner says the new installment may contain a feature that allows residents to review minutes from the Tallapoosa City Council and Downtown Development Authority meetings. Stressing accessibility for the community, people may have the convenience of paying bills online instead of making an unnecessary trip into town.
Meanwhile, Gardner shared there will be gains for business owners as well. She says in the future, officials hope to provide various forms online, such as building permits. Business owners would then be able to complete the forms and submit them online.
In addition, the improvements will benefit people living outside of the city’s corridor. Tourists and newcomers in the community will be able to get better acclimated with the city by obtaining various information about its history and special events.
“We already have a budget for revamping the site, and we’re working on getting it up and running fairly quickly,” Gardner said. “We’ve grown, and we have more information the new site will accommodate and get out to the public. We want people to use it as a main source to get information about the city of Tallapoosa.”