|Union City’s new website offers info, convenience |
|Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 9:03 pm |
By HOPE MONTGOMERY
New technology is always on the brink of accommodating new conveniences and services, and Union City has an update for its community.
Union City city manager Kathy Dillon has been working on a new website for the city (www.unioncitytn.gov). The purpose is, of course, to promote Union City, but also to provide conveniences and resourceful information to its residents.
These conveniences include the opportunity to make online payments to the city for utility bills, city citations and traffic violations and property taxes; to provide answers for frequently asked questions; and to showcase services the city offers.
The hope is that the local website will be useful to the community and will diminish the number of phone calls requesting information on the aforementioned subjects, Ms. Dillon said, adding it will also provide easily accessible information on the responsibilities of city departments and contact for these areas.
She said the city council felt the website was a necessity and the city fell behind in not being represented on the Internet with its own official website. She hopes the website will be convenient for everyone involved.
In the future, Ms. Dillon will be in charge of expanding and updating the website. As time allows, she hopes to add links for a calendar of events with information provided for both the city and the community; to expand usages of the website; and to add links to other useful sites and connections for residents of the city.
The city is utilizing the services of Younger Associates to run and update the site.
Editor’s note: Messenger summer intern Hope Mont-gomery is a sophomore at Hendrix College in Conway, Ark. A graduate of Obion County Central High School, she is the daughter of Bob and Amy Montgomery of Union City.
Published in The Messenger 5.14.13