FARR WEST — The city’s website, www.farrwestcity.net, has been revamped by Ken Phippen, who has been working on it as a volunteer project over the past year.
Phippen said there is now a section for news items, an animal allowance calculator that will allow residents to plug in information relating to the size of their property and address to bring up zoning and the number of animals allowed.
Phippen said a city calendar is also posted so residents can check on upcoming events as well as dates and times for council meetings and other city meetings
A recycling schedule and city maps are also on the site, as well as a link for recreation.
“The recreation information is getting more and more popular,” Phippen said.
He said there is also a Twitter account as well as a Facebook link where residents can leave feedback for the city.
Phippen said he is still working on a Web page for the Senior Center and hopes to post dinner and activity times for senior residents.
“It’s like a hammer hanging on the wall, if you don’t use it, it doesn’t do anything,” Phippen said.
Councilwoman Ava Painter said perhaps the city should consider regulating the type of social networking that could be done in relation to the city.
“I think we should get a jump on it. Who processes it?” Painter asked. “We don’t want all of us to be able to go in there and randomly delete things as we please.”
Councilman Paul Dinsdale said he has been using the city website the last few months and said it had been helpful and is presented well.
Phippen said, “The domain (name) is the most expensive thing at three or four bucks a month. Facebook and Twitter, that’s all free.”