Thursday, April 01, 2010
(Monticello) - Sullivan County Manager, David P. Fanslau, today announced the launch of the County of Sullivan’s newly redesigned website, giving county residents greater access to their county government. Developed, designed and maintained by the Management Information Systems (MIS) Department, www.co.sullivan.ny.us
offers new features and services for residents, businesses and visitors.
“This redesigned website will also link to the County’s economic development partner agencies, the Sullivan County Visitors Association, the Partnership for Economic Development, the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce, the Sullivan County I.D.A., and the Center for Workforce Development,” said Jonathan F. Rouis, Chairman of the County Legislature. “The eventual linking to the economic development partner agencies will provide a virtual one-stop shop to assist with the county’s economic recovery and economic growth,” added Rouis.
“Some of the most significant new features are the improvements made to site navigation and appearance. Visitors can now more easily locate information and move from page to page throughout every County department within a consistent, professional format,” said Jodi I. Goodman, Chair of the Management and Budget Committee. “In addition, the County has updated the site with new content, faster search capability and greater speed to press,” added Goodman.
Long standing popular features remain such as all monthly Legislative meeting agendas and minutes in Adobe PDF format, ensuring compatibility for all visitors to our County’s site. Real-time parcel data has recently been enhanced as well to reflect the efforts of the Real Property Tax Services digitized tax map project. In the Personnel Office, the civil service exam announcement pages have been enhanced to reflect real-time updates rather than the daily evening updates previously in place.
The County’s CIO, Lorne Green, commended his staff for all of their hard work in developing the new web site and is committed to continue the process of making more of the county’s information available via the Internet. “Our long term goal is to eliminate the need for our County residents to be forced to visit County offices for answers to basic questions or to pick up standard forms or applications” said Mr. Green. He added, “We hope to have these items available on our web site for people to obtain from the convenience of their own homes any time of day or night.”
“The redesign offers residents a new level of convenience when accessing information and services from their county government,” said Fanslau. “The new website is the product of months of careful planning and design by the MIS staff in cooperation with each county department. The result is a modern website that is user friendly, updated and accurately communicates the best of the County of Sullivan to everyone who discovers our county through the Internet," Fanslau concluded.
For more information about this press release, please contact David Fanslau, County Manager, at 845-807-0450.