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Dillsboro webpage progresses, Sunset Drive rebid
Written by Chandra L. Mattingly   
Tuesday, July 03, 2012 3:49 PM

A new Dillsboro website could be up and running by October, complete with current and historic photographs.

The town council earlier this year approved a $3,500 contract with eGov Strategies, Indianapolis, and should receive a draft website copy in the next two months, said Dillsboro Town Manager Scott Fortner.

“We'll go through it and tell them what we like and don't like,” he said. Then the company will revise the website design and resubmit it to the town council for final approval.

“The end of September, first of October, is kind of what we're shooting for,” he said.

Fortner has taken photographs of the Dillsboro Fire Department's firehouse, the bell tower at Heritage Pointe, and others. He submitted those and photos gathered from the 1900s for the website.

Currently, the top navigation topics are expected to be home, government, recreation, residents, public safety, site tools, and search, and images on the pages will rotate as a page is refreshed.

The homepage will include contact information and a calendar of events, with other features to include agendas and meetings, information about utility setups and disconnects, a business directory and a news feed.

SUBHEAD: Sunset Drive rebid

In other business, the town had to re-bid its Sunset Drive sidewalk and drainage project because the first set of bids came in higher than expected, said Fortner.

Base bids ranged from $343,086 from Paul Rohe Co. to $382,949 From Dave O'Mara.

The new specifics for the bids include the use of prevailing wages, required for projects over $250,000, he said. Council will open the bids at its working meeting Thursday, July 5, with plans to award the project to one of the bidders at its regular meeting Monday, July 9.

The council will meet at 6:30 p.m. July 9 in the town hall, 13030 Executive Drive.