City unveils new Web site

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By Kellie Parkin

The City of Cedar Key debuted its own Web site this week, complete with numerous photos and relevant information for residents and visitors alike.

With separate pages for the marina, police department, city hall, and more, the new site will prove useful and informative to many internet users.

“I want it to be very usable,” said Josh Wilson, Web site Administrator and creator. “We’ll be continuing to add to it and working to make it easy to use for everyone.”

Helpful information is posted for residents, like garbage collection times and procedures, as well as all of the local laws, codes and city ordinances as of Aug. 19, 2008. Other documents and forms available for free download include 13 PDF files related to building permits and plans.

Wilson seems a natural choice to head the Web site project. In addition to its administration, he is also the city’s Building Technician, Code Enforcement Officer, Public Works Coordinator, occasional animal control specialist, and a volunteer firefighter.

Wilson has produced a broad-ranging, user friendly site from which many will benefit. Visitors can learn daily marina launch information, see tide charts, and find out about the weather.

Valuable links can also be accessed from the City’s new site to visit such home pages as the Cedar Key Fire Department, various county departments and informative weather sites.

“We plan to eventually add the commission meeting minutes, too, and possibly even audio versions of them,” Wilson said.

The Community Redevelopment Agency has its own page with links to photo albums of the many different projects the CRA is involved in. “Greg (Lang) will be constantly updating the CRA’s page with new photos of all their projects,” Wilson added.

The site continues to be a work in progress, Wilson said. “The site is still undergoing changes and updates… but the information listed there may be very helpful for citizens and visitors alike,” said Wilson. “And if anyone has suggestions of what they’d like to see, we welcome their ideas.”

For more information, or to see the new site, visit www.thecityofcedarkey.org.