The Town of North Wilkesboro has revamped its website.
The website has a whole new look based on new branding the North Wilkesboro commissioners approved last year, said Crystal Keener, director of the Downtown North Wilkesboro Partnership and also the town’s tourism director.
New features of the website, still at north-wilkesboro.com, include new events and meeting calendars. Keener said emergency alerts, such as the recent closure of Sixth Street due to a broken waterline, can easily be posted and seen at the top of the home page.
She said users must sign-up again to receive text or email notifications. This is done by clicking the circle icon on the home page that says “notify me.”
Residents can also “Report Concerns” via the website. “If they see a large pothole, broken sign post, etc., they can report it and someone at town hall will follow up,” she said.
The website includes GIS mapping, information about paying bills owed to the town and much more.
Keener said a request for proposals for website design services was sent out last fall, resulting in seven proposals. These were narrowed down over a three-month period and until CivicPlus, which specializes in municipal website design, was hired to work on the website. The company was paid $16,830.
CivicPlus is based in Manhattan, Kan. Wilkes County government uses the same company.
The project timeline started in January and wrapped up when the new website went live on July 22.