Butler County Engineer Dean
C. Foster reports that www.bceo.org, the online service
of the Butler County Engineer's Office, has been in operation
for one full year. This was the first web site established by
a County agency in Butler County.
"We've come a long way
in the past year," said Chris Petrocy, Public Information
Officer and Webmaster. "We've added a lot of new and helpful
information, employee email, and redesigned it a bit from its
early beginnings. It's not the fanciest site on the Internet.
There aren't a lot of bells and whistles and smoke and mirrors.
But we have evolved it into what we believe to be a straightforward,
easy to use site with lots of good information."
The site has received over
7,500 hits since a counter was added last May, which pleases
BCEO officials. "That's not bad for a relatively small County
agency with a very specific theme -- roads and bridges,"
Petrocy added. "It's become the most useful communications
tool we have in terms of reaching the general public with information
about their County roadway system."
Plans call for continued
expansion and improvement of the site, such as adding permit
forms and getting the BCEO's official transportation map digitized
and placed online. Petrocy noted that the BCEO has managed to
accomplish a tremendous amount in the development of this site
already without spending a lot of the taxpayer's money. It has
been developed entirely in-house, as opposed to hiring an expensive
outside advertising agency.
For a quick and general overview
of www.bceo.org, see the Site
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