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New Hatboro Web Site Coming in 2 Weeks

A borough official said the long-awaited site will not go live until Hatboro’s final $880 payment is received.

A mock-up has been viewed and trainings have been completed for five people tasked with updating Hatboro's new Web site. 

But, there's only one hitch: It has to go live first. 

And, Assistant Borough Secretary Diane Hegele told the borough council during Monday night's meeting that it will not launch for at least two more weeks. 

"It will not go live until the final payment is made," Hegele said of the $880 due on the roughly $6,000 project. 

Hegele said the council would vote on that final payment during its Oct. 22 meeting and said she did not realize that the expense was required to be paid in full prior to the launch.

Officials had said previously that the new Web site would be live in July or August. Hegele said some of the delays stemmed from borough staff vacations and trying to coordinate training when everyone could attend. 

Her husband, Councilman Robert Hegele, said that two borough employees, in addition to two police and a Union Library of Hatboro representative could each post to the site and make changes. 

Councilman Mark Sheedy suggested that "somebody sign off" on updates. 

"Shouldn’t the borough manager sign off on any changes to the Web site?" Sheedy asked. 

Diane Hegele said she has access to post in any department within the Web site, but that others would have limited access. The library, for instance, would only be permitted to post events and news on the library's page. 

As of Monday, she said the scrolling banner that she had requested had been added and the site is ready to go. 

"The site looks nice," she said, adding that it's "easy to navigate."

Borough officials had proposed revamping the existing site about six months ago as a fix for items dropping from the current site, or not being able to be accessed. The URL would remain the same.

wheres the website November 03, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Long two weeks, huh Bob? What a load.

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