The Town of Greenfield has made a few tech improvements this holiday season to help its residents stay informed. This week the town has launched its new website and installed a large digital sign in front of Town Hall.
“These improvements will help improve the lives of our residents by making information readily available. We have seen in recent years there is a need to get information to people in all kinds of circumstances and these tools will help us accomplish that. It is a digital world and Greenfield needs to stay current.”said Town Supervisor Kevin Veitch
Veitch hopes residents will be able to find information quickly on the new website, greenfieldny.org. The site, which will be helpful to residents and visitors alike, features much new information such as:
- Improved search capability via a community help section
- Expanded information and forms from all departments like Building, Assessor, Highway and Town Clerk
- On-line forms and easy contact forms to reach various departments
- Dog license renewal online
- Recreation program information for the year and signup on-line though a portal to new software, MyRec.com
- Town Park information and maps
- Business and nonprofit directory with links to websites for more information
- Community event calendar, with the opportunity for local organizations to submit their events (if open to entire Greenfield community)
- Beautiful photography of Greenfield’s open spaces and municipal buildings
- Historical timeline with photos to share Greenfield’s history
- Ongoing newsfeed and quarterly newsletters
The past website was last renovated in 2017. The new site was developed with local Greenfield web developer Shaun Webster of Web Valve. It features extensive search capability by topic or department. Brookhaven Golf Course will also launch an updated site within a few weeks, with expanded capability to quickly buy season passes, book tee times and find course information and rates. The golf course also has future plans to add video drone footage by hole.
The new 3X6 sign is prominently placed on Route 9N in front of Town Hall, at 7 Wilton Rd. The double-sided LED sign was purchased from A.J. Signs of Burnt Hills, N.Y. and will have a 24-hour display broadcasting messages via cellular. The sign will allow the town to share important community-wide messages like Amber Alerts as well as advertise town events and programs.