Ballston Spa, NY - The Saratoga County Board of Supervisors announced today that Saratoga County's reconstructed and redesigned Web site, www.saratogacountyny.gov, will launch on Tuesday, August 19, 2008. This Web site update is a result of an initiative began by 2007 Chairman of the Board Philip Barrett, Supervisor, Clifton Park and will provide County residents, businesses and visitors with a new, fresh and user-friendly look at Saratoga County government. In 2007, Barrett appointed the Technical Outreach Committee which consisted of Supervisor Jean Raymond, Edinburg; Committee Chair Jason Kemper, Director of Planning; Michael Pratt, Director of General Services; and Robert Kingsbury, Assistant Director of Data Processing. In February of 2008, the Committee finished its RFP process and recommended ICOM Tech Services to construct, design and launch the new Web site. The Board authorized this $29,362 contract through a resolution at the February 26, 2008 Board Meeting.
"Our goal was to create an informative, interactive community resource for the residents of Saratoga County," said Barrett. "When we instituted a Web site, www.Cliftonpark.org, in Clifton Park several years ago the response was fantastic, and this Web site will have the same positive results." Supervisor Raymond pointed out that "One important aspect of this improved site is the multitude of ways that a visitor can find contact information for supervisors and links to individual towns, cities & villages within the County. This feature is a part of the County's continued efforts to ensure that all residents have the access that they need to government agencies and officials."
Another part of this upgrade is the County's new, easy to remember domain name, www.saratogacountyny.gov, and the accompanying new e-mail addresses for County staff. This upgrade will make it easier and quicker for County constituents to access important information about County government and its services. "The improvements that we have worked on over the past months will greatly enhance the visibility of County departments," Kemper said. "Departments will now have individual pages on a platform that provides for easy changes and updates from department staff."
Chairman of the Board, Supervisor George Hargrave, Galway, said that "I am pleased to see the hard work of this committee and ICOM come to fruition with results that will be exciting and beneficial to all County residents, businesses and visitors."