The City of Plainview is one of the first cities in Nebraska to offer a mobile version to online users, making the website easily accessed on a desktop computer, smartphone or tablet. Everything is searchable as well.
The website launched in February and features a modern look with app-style buttons on the left and an easy-to-navigate design. The functionality of the site offers ease to newer online users and a modern, crisp feel for those more experienced.
The mobile site has click-to-call features for both the city offices and police department for non-emergency situations. If residents want to report an issue, they can easily make a call or submit the information online, improving communication and convenience.
While more information will be added to the website during the next several months, the new website already offers much of the information needed by residents, as well as those considering a move to the Pierce County community. There's a link called "What Do I Go For" that answers questions new residents may have about Plainview.
Among the content on the website is contact information for city boards, clubs and organizations, as well as dates for festivals, swimming pool hours and fees, forms and permit applications and a city calendar of events.
The homepage features a scrolling news feed that will be utilized in emergency situations, including for snow or water emergencies. There are also links to weather, road conditions and community links, such as Plainview Public School and Carnegie Library. Many photos on the City of Plainview website were provided by The Plainview News.
The City of Plainview took this opportunity to leap into the world of social networking and launched both a Facebook page and Twitter account. The city also records council meetings and plans to utilize YouTube for uploads, which will be available on that site as well as the new website.
But this is just the beginning for the City of Plainview. Among the additions to the website in the coming months will be online bill pay.