The upgrade to the borough website is complete. There are two main things visitors will see differently. First, the new theme for the website has a slide show banner of three images. There is the main New Florence sign, the Sesquicentennial logo, and a Google satellite image of New Florence. These images really define our community to the outside world. Additionally, down the right side of the page is the Events Calendar. It now displays the next five events instead of three. As life gets back too normal after COVID-19, we’re hoping to be posting lots of community activities. Life will get better.
There were several other updates to the website these last few days. A “Proclamations and Resolutions” Quick Link was added to the lower right side of the Welcome page. It will make this information easier to find. Next, the council has hired Cheryl Priest for the position of borough secretary to replace Mary Strucaly. Two resolutions were added to the website. The first is Resolution 1 of 2021 – Access to Intuit and the second is Resolution 2 of 2021 – Access to Berkheimer. Both resolutions give the new secretary legal access to various business systems. Also, the New Florence Police Department 2020 Yearly Summary yearly summary was posted to the Police Department section. While New Florence no longer has their own department, this document completes the activities of the past department. Next, the borough received a notice from the Westmoreland County Parks & Recreation department. The notice is for a grant program that’s available for local art organizations and local government entities. For more information, please see Westmoreland County Local Arts Grant Program. Finally, stay tuned for more changes to the NEWS section of the website. We will be developing a different technique for news updates. We are hoping to make it easier for residents to receive the information in a timelier manner and to make the website easier to maintain. Keep in mind the News section is a collection of all the information that’s been posted in the past to the borough website on the Welcome Page and many other pages. It ends up being a great historical archive of a lot of activities in the community.
2017 December The New Florence borough utilized the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs Web Design Program to start a website.
Events Calendar: A note on the calendar on the right side of the screen. It shows the next 5 upcoming events. At the bottom if you click on “View All Events” it will bring up a calendar showing the entire month. You can then scroll through the months or click on individual items to learn more about various events.