City of Vineland Launches New Website

Last Edited: Jun 10, 2018 9:10 AM
VINELAND, N.J. -
The City of Vineland is excited to announce the launch of its redesigned website, www.vinelandcity.org, which contains several new features that will enhance the user experience including new content, ease of navigation, and a design that is accessible and useable by everyone.
 
“When I took office, it was clear that updating the city’s online presence needed to be a priority,” Mayor Anthony Fanucci said.  “The existing site was outdated, both in functionality and content, and from a brand perspective, there was no uniformity in design among the city’s various departments. The new city website and ancillary department sites, including Economic Development, Fire, Health, Municipal Utilities, and Police are easy to navigate, aesthetically pleasing, informative, and interactive for visitors.”
 
Council President Paul Spinelli agreed, “Our goal as a city was to make it easier for people to navigate through the various sites and find information more quickly, which I believe we accomplished.  In addition, all of the ancillary department sites now reflect a unified theme and integrate cohesively with each other which had previously not been the case.”
 
The new websites incorporate dynamic video banners featuring various locations in the city and key business sectors, as well as, advanced search capabilities which are much improved over the city’s current sites.  The new websites use colors within the same pallet and have a similar layout and navigation scheme, but still allow for some individuality.  All the websites incorporate a responsive design that automatically scales the site to fit the end users’ needs on either a personal computer, tablet, or smartphone.
 
 
Some of the new website features include:
 
 
• A variety of navigation options to the most utilized elements of the website which are available from the top dropdown menu, as well as, right hand page navigation links and footer links on every page.
 
• Local Weather and instant language translation options are now available at the top of every page.
 
• A Service Request portal to report and track non-emergency issues such as potholes, damaged or missing signs, street light outages, graffiti, and more.
 
• A new Municipal Calendar provides information on upcoming events, classes, City Council, and Board and Commission meetings. Users can search the calendar by date, keyword, or location.
 
• There is now a centralized Forms page which contains key documents for all of the city’s departments in a fillable PDF format which users can complete and download.  Visitors can search the page by document title or department.
 
• City officials also want Vineland residents and businesses to know that the procedure for online tax and municipal utility payments remains unchanged from the previous website.  You will find quick links to those portals located in the City of Vineland Home Page banner, and in the right-hand side navigation bar.
 
“One of the new items I am pleased to see is a quick link to job listings in the City of Vineland and throughout the South Jersey area which can be found on the Home Page of the Economic Development website,” said City Council Vice President David Acosta.  “We want to do everything we can to connect Vineland residents with potential employment opportunities.  The information will be updated regularly, so if you are looking for a job you can continue to check what is available.”
 
Other features of interest within the various sites include Public bid postings, city employment opportunities, local labor market data, interactive city maps, and tips on electricity and water usage.  There is also a registration portal to sign up for text notifications from the Vineland Fire Department, Office of Emergency Management, and other public agencies.  
 
“This is a free service that can help keep family and friends safe in events like severe weather or other emergency situations.” Councilman Albert Vargas said. “I encourage everyone to sign up.”
 
There are also pages dedicated to non-emergency municipal notices, and an “In The News” page which highlights positive stories about Vineland which have been featured in local, regional, and national publications. “There is a lot of positive momentum in the city right now, and it is important that residents and those looking at Vineland as a possible location have a resource of information that is easy to find,” said Councilwoman Angela Calakos.
 
“I am very happy to see the amount of useful information contained within the various sites,” said Councilman Ron Franceschini. “As a professional in the health field, I am particularly happy to see all of the available information on the Health Department website which residents and visitors can access to make informed decisions about the range of critical public health issues affecting our community.”
 
 

 

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