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CivicPlus created the City's new website.
No; According to the Carbondale Revised Code Section 1-6-13, professional or artistic skills pursuant to a written contract do not need to follow formal contract procedures. In addition, purchases and contracts for the use, purchase, delivery, movement or installation of data processing equipment, software or services; telecommunications and interconnect equipment; software or services or any contract for photocopying machines, supplies or services are also exempt from formal contract procedures.
The City of Carbondale wanted to work with a company that specializes in government website design and development. In the past 20 plus years, CivicPlus has worked with more than 2,500 local governments including municipalities, counties and municipal departments.
The entire project cost is $39,524.10. Here is how the project breaks down:
First year annual services (GCMS upgrades, maintenance, support, hosting), server storage, premium suite of modules, 500 pages of content migration, ongoing recurring 48-month redesign, five years of agendas and minutes in PDF format, three days of onsite training and two department headers (Police and Fire Departments).
The City’s website revamp was long overdue. The last redesign occurred in 2008 with the homepage revamp occurring in 2016. Typically, the average website is redesigned every 3-4 years. In addition, we wanted to make the City’s website more user-friendly, interactive and inclusive of all City Departments.
The new website features a local Business Directory (lodging, dining, shopping, nightlife, etc.), News Alert System, Form Center and Staff Directory.
At this time, residents can’t submit forms and job applications online. However, the City does have plans to do this in the near future.
Due to the number of events going on in the community, we only publish city-sponsored events, activities and meetings on our calendar. Check with media outlets and community partners to add your programs to local event calendars.
To access City Council information, select the “Government” tab at the top of the homepage. Underneath the “City Officials” page, select the “Carbondale City Council” tab. On this page, you will find agendas, minutes, council members, live streams and more.
On the homepage, just under the City logo, you will see a search bar labeled "I'm looking For..." Type in a few key words and the search engine will search for the information on the website.