GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Township Council has awarded a contract to City Connections, of Barnegat Township, to revamp its municipal website.
Last month, a Monmouth University poll placed Galloway’s municipal website 312th out of 540 ranked in the state.
City Connection President and CEO Morris A. Enyeart designed three of the websites in the poll’s top 10 this year, officials said.
The contract is for an upgrade to the website that will cost the township $7,000. Galloway’s advertisement for proposals requested that the bid not exceed $10,000 for a full-service website.
Mayor Don Purdy said he had hoped plans to revamp the website would come to fruition when the township put out its request for proposals for the project in February.
“It’s great to be able to finally get this going after pushing this for years. I’ve been asking the township managers from Roger Tees to Steve Bonanni to get someone to do this website to bring Galloway Township up to where it should be,” Purdy said.
The website will provide information to prospective developers for commercial ratables that the township needs, he said.
The mayor added he would like to see information about items such as ordinances, resolutions and the township’s code book posted on the website for easier accessibility and to save on manpower in the clerk’s office.
The decision to choose City Connections as the website’s designer was made by a committee that included council members Jim McElwee, Brian Tyrrell and Whitney Ullman.
Spending $7,000 on the redesign of the website will be worth every penny, Purdy said.
“This will have all the bells and whistles, and he’s designed the top three websites in the state. They are going to help us load the website with information and maintain it,” Purdy said.
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