Claverack Town Supervisor Kippy Weigelt has announced plans for a new and improved website for residents of the Town of Claverack.
The website will include new features such as an expandable calendar of town meetings and community events, an area for prominent display of information related to emergencies and public safety bulletins, and a directory of town businesses.
Users will be able to easily view and access important documents and information on the site, such as meeting minutes, local codes and laws, assessment rolls, and public notices from any computer or mobile device, including smartphones and tablets.
The site will also include access to the Columbia County Special Needs Registry; a program designed to aide emergency responders in identifying, locating, and assisting senior citizens and residents with special needs who may have a life or safety concern in the event of a mass power outage, natural disaster, or other large-scale emergency.
“The new website will improve access to town information and services for all residents, including our senior citizens,” said Supervisor Kippy Weigelt. “We put the project out to bid and were able to lower the cost significantly from original estimates,” Weigelt added.
The project will be overseen by Town Clerk Mary Jeanne Hoose, with Deputy Town Supervisor Stephen Hook assisting with collection of information from town departments for the new website. Town Councilman Brian Keeler will facilitate development of the Emergency Services section of the website, including acting as liaison to the Columbia County Special Needs Registry.
The new website is expected to be available online by May.