Vision - Grants to Help LF...
Used to live there

Concord, NC

#22 Feb 6, 2010
'LFR' said "the city does not own the web site" and that is why no substantial information is shared with the public.
OH ???
www.CityOfLittleFalls.net
is copyrighted by the City of Little Falls !!!
The police department IS using it... and well.
Look at these crime statistics for LF:
http://www.cityoflittlefalls.net/pdfs/police_...
LFR

United States

#23 Feb 7, 2010
Used to live there wrote:
'LFR' said "the city does not own the web site" and that is why no substantial information is shared with the public.
OH ???
www.CityOfLittleFalls.net
is copyrighted by the City of Little Falls !!!
The police department IS using it... and well.
Look at these crime statistics for LF:
http://www.cityoflittlefalls.net/pdfs/police_...
The whole web site was updated, it will be once a year and that's the info you are seeing. They have to pay to have it updated. All council, boards, police etc were updated last week.
LFR

United States

#24 Feb 7, 2010
"stop wasting tax payers money on a flower basket and lamp post.. "

You addresses a lot of different info. On the roads that's the Town of Little Falls not the city.On the flowers the Beautification raises their own money for the flowers and pays the city to water them.Are you staying a group of volunteers who raises their own money for the flowers in our city should raise money for the owner of Shopper's Square so he can paint his building?
On the painting and fixing up of Shopper's Square it's not city owned and the landlord has gotten Urban Renewal in the past for improvements.
If you are interested in buying those building did you called Urban Renewal or made a appointment with them to see if grant monies or loans might be available to you?
Used to live there

Concord, NC

#25 Feb 7, 2010
That's a strange way to run a website.
I'm not well versed in websites...
But my little neighborhood...
of a mere 500 homes... has it's own website...
And it is updated almost daily...
And has its own message board...
which is almost as active as Topix-LF.
I assume...
That means it isn't expensive...
And it is not difficult.
GO FIGURE... maybe I'm wrong on both !
wtf

Cicero, NY

#26 Feb 7, 2010
LFR wrote:
They have to pay to have it updated.
What?! Are you sure that's right? They need to get a new web services provider if it is. Smells of cronyism.

This 2010. The city clerk can run the web-site if she has a mind to.
LFR

United States

#27 Feb 7, 2010
wtf wrote:
<quoted text>
What?! Are you sure that's right? They need to get a new web services provider if it is. Smells of cronyism.
This 2010. The city clerk can run the web-site if she has a mind to.
You call and ask her, I did and that's the explanation I got. Call her tomorrow and tell me what she says to you.Ask her how it gets updated, who does it and how often?

Since: Jan 10

ishmael.org

#28 Feb 7, 2010
We need more computer literate people up there.
Find a 10yo to do it.

Since: Dec 09

Mohawk

#29 Feb 7, 2010
wtf wrote:
<quoted text>
What?! Are you sure that's right? They need to get a new web services provider if it is. Smells of cronyism.
This 2010. The city clerk can run the web-site if she has a mind to.
Who hosts the City website?

Since: Jan 10

ishmael.org

#30 Feb 7, 2010
Used to live there wrote:
That's a strange way to run a website.
I'm not well versed in websites...
But my little neighborhood...
of a mere 500 homes... has it's own website...
And it is updated almost daily...
And has its own message board...
which is almost as active as Topix-LF.
I assume...
That means it isn't expensive...
And it is not difficult.
GO FIGURE... maybe I'm wrong on both !
A future with a website and it's own topix-like message board where we can all talk to our representatives and each other.
Cool. I'll have to add that to our Vision Statement.
The "Laundry list".
(So what server/host are you guys on in SC ?

Since: Jan 10

ishmael.org

#31 Feb 7, 2010
Alderwoman K. Kelley (4th ward?) had that idea a few months ago, about a similar website.
bridges

AOL

#32 Feb 7, 2010
lshmaeI wrote:
Alderwoman K. Kelley (4th ward?) had that idea a few months ago, about a similar website.
So why don't you take the lead on getting a new city wide website started? You talk a great game but is there any substance. You sure have a lot of "answers" so get something done rather than griping about everything that is so wrong with Little Falls. The alderpeople have way too much on their collective plates right now nor do they have the experience to create/maintain/update a city wide website. The City Clerk certainly doesn't have the time to do this task. Again, until you've done website development and maintainance you can't fully comprehend what is involved. Go get educated and trained then you can do it. You have so much free time on your hands from the number of posts contributed by you.
IDunno

Cicero, NY

#33 Feb 7, 2010
SilverRAV4 wrote:
<quoted text>
Who hosts the City website?
I don't know. I would have to guess (and let me stress GUESS) that the problem is with a contract to design/manage the web site. I don't have a problem with paying a bit for a good looking, functional web-site, but it should ALWAYS include the ability of the users to update it whenever necessary. And that is such a trivial thing that I have to wonder ... what the tarnation is going on here?
Well yah but

Cicero, NY

#34 Feb 7, 2010
bridges wrote:
Again, until you've done website development and maintainance you can't fully comprehend what is involved.
Designing a good website calls for someone who knows what they are doing. But a good website should always make it easy for any authorized users to update it as necessary. So I think the city clerk (or any city employee) should be able to update the city site as easily as we post to Topix or Facebook or whatever sites you use.

Since: Jan 10

ishmael.org

#35 Feb 7, 2010
We shouldn't have to pay anyone for a good website. But, if you are gonna shell out any money just get a server and a program.
All ya do is stick your pics and narratives where ya want them. Plug in some other stuff like surveys and a message board. The rest is automatic, including statistics. I've made a few at home and at work. It's easy. Some cost $5/mo to get rid of the ads.
I can't do your's though. I don't have the time. I DO expect we have someone down there who can handle it. It's just like following a recipe. Of course, I could do it and a lot more for $60k anually, a 4 years ironclad contract, and a $3k annual travel account.
Used to live there

Concord, NC

#36 Feb 7, 2010
My community was using AtHomeNet.
We've recently moved from there...
The house was too old (10 years)...
We moved to a newer house...
much nicer... thanks !
yuck

Cicero, NY

#37 Feb 7, 2010
bridges wrote:
<quoted text>
So why don't you take the lead on getting a new city wide website started? You talk a great game but is there any substance. You sure have a lot of "answers" so get something done rather than griping about everything that is so wrong with Little Falls. The alderpeople have way too much on their collective plates right now nor do they have the experience to create/maintain/update a city wide website. The City Clerk certainly doesn't have the time to do this task. Again, until you've done website development and maintainance you can't fully comprehend what is involved. Go get educated and trained then you can do it. You have so much free time on your hands from the number of posts contributed by you.
Who in the hell would want to look at a web site chock full of pictures of little falls "leaders"? Have you looked at some of these people? Talk about perpetuating a stereotype. Inbred. Hicks.
Stuck in the 80's. Rednecks. Retarded. We have a mayor who looks like an ostrich. Every time I see him on the tube I keep looking down - for sand. A fire chief who qualifies as morbidly obese. Big man. Little Jeep. A police chief who was obviously the fat cross-eyed kid that got beat up on the playground every day. He obviously posed for his own city web site photo. If that doesn't scream arrogant asshole, nothing does. Sorry I missed that photo shoot. "Look at the camera Mike. You need to look over here Mike. At the camera. No Mike, that's the window. Both eyes now Mike." A treasurer who's picture can be found in the dictionary under Polack.... and the list goes on. Hopefully any new site sticks to natures beauty and not the beauties found in city hall.
bridges

AOL

#38 Feb 7, 2010
lshmaeI wrote:
We shouldn't have to pay anyone for a good website. But, if you are gonna shell out any money just get a server and a program.
All ya do is stick your pics and narratives where ya want them. Plug in some other stuff like surveys and a message board. The rest is automatic, including statistics. I've made a few at home and at work. It's easy. Some cost $5/mo to get rid of the ads.
I can't do your's though. I don't have the time. I DO expect we have someone down there who can handle it. It's just like following a recipe. Of course, I could do it and a lot more for $60k anually, a 4 years ironclad contract, and a $3k annual travel account.
Pipe dream. If you don't live here, assuming you are using a travel account to commute from out of the area, then why all the concern? I'd like you to justify what you are supposedly worth, in your estimation, to the tax payers who would be no doubtly paying more taxes for an inexperienced webdesigner/webmaster. Gosh what can you do that is of tangible value to the city?

Since: Jan 10

ishmael.org

#39 Feb 7, 2010
Here's some more answers...

Make your own.
http://www.webs.com/
It'll probably take 2 hrs.
bridges

AOL

#40 Feb 7, 2010
IDunno wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't know. I would have to guess (and let me stress GUESS) that the problem is with a contract to design/manage the web site. I don't have a problem with paying a bit for a good looking, functional web-site, but it should ALWAYS include the ability of the users to update it whenever necessary. And that is such a trivial thing that I have to wonder ... what the tarnation is going on here?
I agree with you on the updating accessbility. That is key! Chances are they aren't paying anything for the website. Ya know what, you get what you pay for! Someone locally offers free website hosting HOWEVER trying to get updates done in a timely and consistent matter is like pulling hen's teeth. Your requests get put at the bottom of the pile. When they do get to adding the updates, they are usually wrong. Also, they will not allow an outside user to update the site themselves. Gee, this hosting is actively dumping these "freebie" accounts.

I've used GoDaddy for two organizations. They are primo and don't cost an arm and a leg.
Yup

Cicero, NY

#41 Feb 7, 2010
bridges wrote:
I've used GoDaddy for two organizations. They are primo and don't cost an arm and a leg.
Yup. I use GoDaddy myself. But you still need somebody who can either use something like Sharepoint or some template, or write up CSS and HTML files in notepad. And, either way, they should be able do it all with style and visual appeal.

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