East Bethel launches new website for city

The city of East Bethel’s new website is up and running, having finally gone online Feb. 14.

“This is an exciting result after many hours by staff,” East Bethel City Councilmember Heidi Moegerle told the council Feb. 20. “There are still some tweaks and bugs we’re working out.”

But Moegerle thinks the new website’s capabilities will benefit the city and its residents, she said.

The new site includes a resident’s guide, a photo gallery, access to the entire city code, a link for reporting concerns and a “media center” through which residents can view videos of city government meetings. There are also numerous links and resources, including job postings, frequently asked questions (FAQs) and permit information and applications. The site also lets residents sign up to be notified of upcoming city meetings and events.

City Administrator Jack Davis said he wanted to commend Deputy City Clerk Wendy Warren, as well as website committee members, for their hard work on the site. “She [Wendy] really gave an extraordinary effort to get this out,” he said..

There is still a lot of work to be done on the site, Davis said.

They could have waited to go online with it, but “sometimes if you put things off, they keep getting put off… We will diligently work to get this thing up to speed,” he said.