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Poughkeepsie, NY…In partnership with the Dutchess County Office of Central and Information Services (OCIS), the Town of East Fishkill recently launched its new website, www.EastFishkillNY.gov, featuring easy to access information, several mobile-friendly features, and new communication tools for residents. The new website, the product of a shared services initiative between the Town of East Fishkill and OCIS, delivers streamlined IT services and information to residents and visitors with greater efficiency and improved organization.
“The County’s partnership with the Town of East Fishkill is the latest in our continuing efforts to provide shared services resulting in greater efficiencies and savings for our taxpayers. Our OCIS team has again crafted an engaging and interactive website that provides local residents and visitors with easy access to important information, town officials and upcoming events, but also highlights the unique offerings available year-round in East Fishkill,” said Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro.
OCIS worked closely with Town of East Fishkill Supervisor John Hickman and town employees to develop the new website and incorporated numerous features residents were looking for. The new site is mobile friendly, allowing the website’s content to scale to fit whatever electronic device is being used; desktop, laptop, tablet or phone. This provides convenient access to vital information for a growing mobile audience while improving the experience for all visitors. Additionally, two key features of the new site include the public outreach service, East Fishkill Delivery, which allows residents to receive emails or text messages for information/advisories for topics of interest, and a public alerts and advisories feature, providing residents with emergency and non-emergency notifications.
Town of East Fishkill Supervisor John L. Hickman, Jr. remarked, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Dutchess County to provide a state-of-the-art website. East Fishkill has worked closely with the Dutchess County Office of Central and Information Services to rollout such a great resource for the constituents of East Fishkill.”
Enhanced and/or new features of the website include:
Updated News Section – Latest news and events happening in East Fishkill highlighted directly on the homepage;
East Fishkill Delivery – Public Outreach Service that allows residents to receive emails or text messages for information/advisories for topics that they subscribe;
Public Alerts and Advisories – Includes both emergency and non-emergency advisories;
Town Directory – Quick links with information and contacts for Town of East Fishkill officials, departments and boards;
Videos – Convenient access to an expanded offering of Council and Board meetings as well as event videos, “Know Your Government” and Spotlights on East Fishkill;
Online Town Code – Easy access to East Fishkill laws and codes including building, sign and zoning codes;
Photo Gallery – A photo gallery feature has been added highlighting the Town’s past and present with images from local photographers;
InfoAccess – A Geographic Information System (GIS) map-based application developed by Dutchess County OCIS. InfoAccess takes a broad-range of location-related information and allows users to view those locations by category on maps and view related information such as census data, parcel data and more. Categories include education, government, health care, recreation, transportation and more, giving users an opportunity to explore what the community has to offer.
“The newly redesigned, mobile-friendly website supports both County Executive Molinaro’s and Supervisor Hickman’s shared services goal to provide cost effective, user friendly solutions to support our public citizens. We look forward to collaborating with other local municipalities and government entities to provide cost saving and efficient services to County taxpayers,” stated Glenn Marchi, Ph.D., Commissioner of OCIS.
The Town of East Fishkill’s website is one of several municipal websites created by Dutchess County OCIS through the County’s shared services initiative. Other websites include the City of Beacon, Town of LaGrange, and the Arlington Fire District. These partnerships have provided greater information accessibility for residents and have saved municipalities thousands of dollars for taxpayers.