Town Council considers putting ordinances online

BREMEN—The Bremen Town Council President, Bill Daily, requested that the council consider publishing approved ordinances online, something that has been discussed in the past but with no current implementation. Reportedly, Town Attorney Tony Wagner, Director of Operations Trend Weldy, and Tara Beasley had discussed the issue as late as last month and are still on the lookout for options, particularly a third-party company. “What this would be is a service that basically puts them up on a separate posting site. There’s basically publishing companies that do this. They maintain websites for all states and we can go and look at different communities and what they have,” said Wagner.
He believes it would behoove the council to consider a more in-depth service, similar to what the surrounding towns use. “If you’re not a big enough, basically, to have it in-house where you’re putting it up on your own and maintaining it, especially in a secure way, where somebody isn’t tweaking parts of it, I think you’re better off going with a service that publishes and maintains it for you.”
The council also discussed putting up notices of public meetings and hearings on the town’s website and electronic message board on the corner of Bowen Ave. and Plymouth St. “That one inch legal column in the paper: I don’t know if anyone really reads that or has an easy time doing it, but having the ability to put things like that on the website, I thought, was something you may want to pursue,” said Wagner. 

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