Township Debuts New Website

Posted: February 2, 2012

The Vernon Township website was relaunched this week after undergoing a complete makeover.

Boasting a wider format and streamlined interface, the new website is intended to connect residents with town hall 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Highlights of the new site include easy access to a listing of upcoming municipal meetings; information about the makeup and meeting schedule of each board/committee; an online library of downloadable forms, most of which may be filled out on the computer and saved to the user’s hard drive; and a news section which reflects a renewed focus on keeping residents informed.

Perhaps one of the biggest improvements is the conversion of meeting minutes from PDF to HTML. For the non-techies, this means that township council minutes as well as various other board/committee minutes are now just as accessible and just as searchable as everything else on the website. No messy browser plugins or proprietary software required to view! Same goes for ordinances, pending and recently enacted.

Mayor Marotta, citing his own frustrations with the website his administration inherited, said developing a new site would be one of his priorities when he assumed Vernon’s top spot on July 1, 2011.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled,” said the mayor. “The collaborative efforts of our business administrator and web developer have really paid off. The end result is that Vernon’s municipal website is now a functional, user-friendly resource for those seeking information.”

The new site was designed and developed by Pavia Kriegman of paviaweb.com, a website development company based in Morristown.