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What Do You Expect from the Town Websites?

Let us know - what are you looking for from a town government website?

Town officials in both Hamilton and Wenham have talked about making improvements to the town websites - Hamilton's at http://www.hamiltonma.gov and Wenham's at http://www.wenhamma.gov.

When you go to a town website, what are you typically looking for? Do you find it?

The Hamilton website includes a page for each town department and committee, among other information.

On the Wenham site, a specific e-mail address has been set up to solicit feedback on possible improvements to the website - webthoughts@wenhamma.gov.

What should be added to the websites for Hamilton and Wenham? How should it be arranged?

What's there you don't need or do not use?

Let us known in the comments section.

Bob Gray September 08, 2012 at 12:43 PM
The boards and committees need to be updated ie: members names, date terms end, etc. and an email address and phone number for each provided. News and notices updated.
Michelle Bailey September 09, 2012 at 02:25 AM
Agreed, Bob. The town websites should provide citizens with information to engage in the functioning of the town. For elected boards, it would be nice to have the previous 6 months of meeting minutes, too. For purposes of Town Meetings, the websites should provide the Town Warrant at least 1 to 2 weeks in advance and the previous 3-4 years of Town Reports. When important news or notices happen, they should be prominently placed on the website and removed when no longer valid...such as the Winter Parking Ban notice currently on the Wenham site.

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