Midvale Website Gets Revamped
Jul 15, 2016 10:24AM
● By Bryan Scott
During our Midvale City Council meeting, on June 7th, we launched our new website. With representatives from each department, the website committee met regularly to discuss content, functionality and design elements which would be included in our new website. The committee reviewed many municipal websites, identifying features which they wanted to incorporate into our new site. We hope that you find the new site to be useful and easy to navigate.
On the main page, at the top right, you will find quick links for public meetings documents, including minutes and agendas for City Council and Planning Commission. You can sign up for eNotifications, which will alert you when new content is added to certain sections of the website or when the city needs to get information out quickly. There is also a Contact Us link where you can send comments about issues you’re seeing in the city (i.e. potholes, sidewalk hazards, etc), suggestions for or experiences at city events, or reporting problems with our website.
When we need to share urgent information, a red bar will appear that the top of the website with details and a link to more information, if available.
In the middle of the front page, you will find current news articles and upcoming events. Each tab will display several items with a link to display more. To the right of the articles and events is a spotlight area. This is currently used to display Mayor Seghini’s “As I See It” article, but this space will also be used to highlight special events, employees spotlights, and other notable information.
At the bottom of the main page are quick links to frequently used sections of the site. The first provide quick access to paying your utility bill or a ticket. There are also quick links for the calendar of events, public notices, information about preparing for emergencies, links to police and fire departments as well as a section for those looking for a career at Midvale City.
To make it easy to find what you’re looking for, we have divided the menus into sections.
- In the Government section, you can find out about your elected officials, public notices, city laws, codes and policies.
- In the Departments section, each city division posts information and news about their responsibilities for the City.
- Under the residents section, information is included about the Community Council, local schools, Midvale Harvest Days, Midvale Arts Council, and other programs geared toward citizens.
- In the Business section, local companies can find city resources to support them including business license application and renewals, as well as a list of new businesses that have opened in Midvale.
- The Visitors section includes information about our parks, the Midvale Museum, upcoming events, lodging, food and attractions.
If you’re not sure where to find what you’re looking for, use the How Do I… section. This menu will contain links to the most requested parts of the website. It is an easy way to jump right to the pages you want to see.
We’d like you to be a part of our new site, too! We’d like to showcase everything good about Midvale using the photo slide show on the main page. We would like residents and visitors to submit photos of places and events in Midvale. If your photo is selected, credit will be given with the image. For details on how to submit photos, please visit the Submit a showcase photo, in the How Do I… section.
Come check out our new site, and give us feedback! Some of our pages are still under construction, but we’re working to update all of our pages. We want to know what you like about it and how we can improve! We may not be able to take all suggestion, but we will do our best. For more ways to stay informed, please find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter (@MidvaleCity).