HAGERSTOWN ? The City of Hagerstown wants residents to participate in an online survey to help choose the type of services that the city should offer on its Web site.
Scott Nicewarner, the city's information technology manager, said the survey will run until the end of January.
"We want to make sure we give citizens their chance on what they want to see," he said. "We just encourage people to get online and voice their opinions."
Nicewarner said the city's existing software only allows residents to pay their utility bills online.
With the choices on the survey, residents will be able to select from a broader range of options, including online permit applications and requests for street repairs.
Hagerstown officials are in the process of shopping for a new software system to replace an obsolete one that the city has used for more than 20 years, Nicewarner said. About $1.2 million has been budgeted for the purchase, but the city knows of vendors who will sell the equipment well below budget.