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Greencastle to give Web site upgrade

December 12, 2008|By KATE S. ALEXANDER

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Borough of Greencastle will have a new face in cyberspace when its new Web site goes live by the end of the year.

Borough Manager Ken Womack said the new Web site has been a long time in coming, but it will be worth the wait.

This fall, the Greencastle Borough Council voted to upgrade the borough's computer and phone system, and included funding for a new web site.

The borough has contracted with Waynesboro, Pa.-based Cermak Tech to design and maintain the new site that will have many features that Womack said is lacking on the current site.

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Namely, visitors to the new site can expect much more current information.

The bulk of the content of the current borough site was last updated in 2006, according to disclaimers on the site.

Womack said that will change and could even change daily.

"I will be able to post updates almost immediately, like if there was an accident I could have a notice up in minutes," he said. "With the current company, if we want to update the site we send an e-mail to the tech and are usually told it will be up in 72 hours."

Since the beginning of 2008, the borough has not been able to post its agendas or minutes on-line.

Both will be an important part of the new site and are a priority for Womack.

While residents can expect to have the basics, like minutes, agenda, notices, news, and links to the complete borough code available by the first of the year, Womack said more will be added over time.

He said the site will feature downloadable forms, information on hearings as well as submitting for permits waivers and zoning changes.




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Check out the borough's Web site at www.greencastleborough.com.

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