Visitors to www.cityofsomerset.com will now be greeted by a bright, fresh website design, thanks to months of work by deputy clerk Sharon Meuth and Revize Software.
A slideshow featuring scenes from downtown Somerset, a calendar of events, and a special “spotlight” section are just a few tidbits visitors will see at a first glance.
While the website’s main page is eye-catching, the newly-revised site is much more than just a pretty face. Those who take the time to browse the site will find useful pieces of information such as police reports, city council agendas, city ordinances, employment opportunities, and Parks and Recreation sports schedules.
All the city’s departments can now be accessed through the single website.
While some areas of the site have not yet been updated, most links are up and running — and those which aren’t will be in the near future.
“Our old site was done about ten years ago,” Meuth said. “It was so ‘Mickey Mouse.’ This one is a lot nicer.”
The Revise Software program created an outline for Meuth, and she plugged the information into all the right spots over the course of several months. Meuth said transferring the city’s numerous meeting minutes and ordinances has been tedious work — work which isn’t quite finished yet.
Pictures throughout the website were taken by several individuals, some city employees.
The site now also serves as a go-to spot for people who are looking for something to do in Somerset — whether they’re tourists or locals. Somernites Cruise and the Downtown Somerset Development Corporation, two entities which offer activities in Somerset, are featured prominently on the site and can share information there about upcoming events.
Meuth says the site will soon feature streamed video from Somerset city council meetings.
The City of Somerset is also on Facebook. Search for “City of Somerset, KY.”