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Upgrades Coming to City of Lloydminster Website

The City of Lloydminster is looking to redevelop their website.

The estimated cost for doing this will be around $150, 000. Annual maintenance and licensing fees for the website are estimated at $10, 000-$15, 000. Those numbers were developed from a request for information done earlier this year.

“Anyone that uses the website on a regular basis will say that it’s antiquated,” says Mayor Gerald Aalbers.

He adds, “It’s difficult, it’s hard to navigate around, it’s not mobile friendly from the mobile app side of the world for smartphones and tablets and things like that. It’s been an issue that I’ve heard about before coming on to council and during the campaign I think every councillor heard this message as well. It’s been well documented.”

The project was not previously budgeted for, however funding has been identified in existing capital.

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The city will be looking to gather input.

“We’re going to engage the staff, we’re going to engage council and all the residents that want to have input suggesting saying ‘this is what I would like to see from the website, this is the kind of information, this is the way I would like to see it presented.’ We won’t be able to please everyone but we’ll certainly take it all into account and do the best we can.”

The next step is a Request for Proposal to identify a vendor to redevelop the website.

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