FAIRFIELD, CT — After 10 years, the Town of Fairfield has launched a major revision to its government website at www.fairfieldct.org.Work on the site has been underway for some time, largely because it had become outdated, clunky and not user-friendly. The new site debuted this week.
"When we first got to Town Hall the website was one of the of many items in need of an overhaul," said First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick in an emailed statement to Patch. "The town needed a more user-friendly and modernized experience for our residents and businesses. The new site also brings it up to date with language translations, ADA compliance, and overall a more inclusive website for our community."
The site's entire look-and-feel is new, with new photos and navigation, in addition to the ability to pay property taxes online.
Fairfield received proposals from eight website design firms before selecting Revize to handle the overhaul, paying the company more than $60,000 for the job. Revize specializes in government websites, and has been creating such sites for more than 20 years.
In addition to building the new site, Revize will also host it in the cloud and help maintain it, which town officials said will save money.
"I’d like to thank my Chief of Staff Jackie Bertolone for spearheading this monumental project along with our Town’s Webmaster Merry Mao and IT Director Dave Kelley, Community & Economic Development Director Mark Barnhart, and all our department heads and staff working to transfer to a new system," Kupchick said. "It was more work than most people realize, but the benefits will be felt for many years."