The official website for the City of Knox has a brand new design.
At Thursday night’s city council meeting, Mayor Dennis Estok announced that the new website is up and running. It features a more user-friendly design and still allows residents to pay their bills or tickets, reference the Code of Ordinance and access information about city facilities.
The website also provides pictures from past events and will be a way for citizens to keep up to date on important announcements and upcoming events, such as the opening day at the Splash Pad and the Car Show this Saturday. You can check out the new web design at cityofknox.net.
Additionally, Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston noted that the city’s IT infrastructure has been enhanced to include more security features for protecting information. He mentioned that it now has offsite storage and mechanisms in place to address security breaches.
Back in January, Knox city officials entered into a partnership with the company Apheus to complete these tasks.
When Mayor Estok laid out the cost estimate provided in the company’s proposal, he said the price for equipment and installation was approximately $16,680. Now that everything is up-and-running, there will be a monthly charge of about $1,190 for routine maintenance as well as on-site and remote tech assistance.
Apheus has been working with the city on an as-needed basis for years but will now be providing continuous tech assistance. The company also did tech work and web designs for the towns of Argos and Bourbon.