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West Windsor has a GovOffice website, which is very user-friendly. I am
responsible for adding content and so far I have only had time to put
agendas and minutes on it. I don't get paid any extra but I also don't
have anyone pressuring me to put more info on or to do it at a faster
pace. They know I'm squeezing it in as time allows. There was an initial
start-up cost of $500 (I think) and a monthly cost of $30. It is very
user-friendly. If you have basic computer skills, you can do it. 

 

Martha Harrison

Administrative Assistant

Zoning Administrator

Town of West Windsor

P.O. Box 6

Brownsville, VT 05037

(802) 484-7212

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Sally Hoyler
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2007 1:58 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Budgeting for website

 

I want to create a website for Ripton and have been collecting Muninet
emails related to website creation over the past year. I am interested
in doing it myself (believe I have the skills and I need th extra
income). I'm mostly interested in the cost and time involved as I am
preparing a proposal for the Selectboard. I would appreciate anything
anyone can offer. My questions:

 

How much does your town budget for website creation/maintenance? Is
yours done in-house or out?

 

If in-house, who is doing it and how are they compensated? Meaning, if
you the clerk are doing it, was your pay increased as Town Clerk, or was
a budget line created for website creation and maintenance, or what?

 

If in-house, what lead to the decision to do it in-house? - cost
comparison, availability of someone with the skills, more control over
the design, easier to maintain, other?

 

If in-house, about how many hours a week (month, year, however you count
it) is required for maintenance of the site?

 

Thanks so much!  -Sally