MARTINSBURG, W.VA. -- The City of Martinsburg launched a new Web site this week that City Manager Mark Baldwin said not only provides residents with a wealth of information about city services, but also markets the municipality to a virtual world.
The Web site, www.cityofmartinsburg.org, opens with a welcome letter by Mayor George Karos and images of the city.
"The City of Martinsburg is pleased to provide an opportunity for citizens to communicate electronically and participate in their local government," Karos said in the letter.
With the Web site's launch Wednesday, residents can avoid a trip to City Hall to obtain building permit applications and business and occupation tax forms. Instead, they can download the forms from their home or office computer.
Martinsburg City Council meeting agendas and minutes, and copies of budgets approved for the 2009-10 fiscal year and two previous budget years also are on the Web site.