Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The citizens of Soddy-Daisy will soon have an improved city website with a host of helpful features. The City Commission voted at a recent meeting to spend $4,600 on the new site, which City Recorder and Financial Director Burt Johnson said should be up within the next few weeks.
“We’re going to redesign the website and try to jazz it up a bit,” said Mayor Jim Adams. “[The current site] is too bland, and there’s not enough information.”
The new site will enable city officials to monitor who is clicking on which links, giving them an indication of what residents or visitors most want to know about the city in order to better tailor the information on the site to their interests.
Adams said the redesigned website will also allow city officials to enter brief announcements of interest to residents, such as a change in garbage pickup service, without going through a third party as is currently required.
Data on the city’s demographics from The Shopping Center Group in Nashville will be made available to the public through the new site as well, he added.
Photos depicting the many outdoor opportunities in the area such as hiking on the Cumberland Trail, fishing, boating and rock climbing will be added to help attract more visitors to the area, he said.