Maywood To Get Redesigned Website  

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A screenshot of the homepage of Maywood’s existing website. | File 

Sunday, September 18, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

The village of Maywood’s municipal website will soon be redesigned and the site’s domain name changed from .org to .gov. 

The village board voted 5-1 on Aug. 16 to tap Revize Software Systems, a Michigan-based company that specializes in municipal websites, to create the redesigned website for $12,210. 

Trustee Isiah Brandon voted against the measure. He wanted the proposal to go back to the Engagement and Communications Committee he co-chairs. 

Village staffers said the current website, which is maintained by Muniweb, a municipal website firm also based in Michigan, doesn’t allow them to make any changes without emailing the company first. 

At the Aug. 16 meeting, LaSondra Banks, the village’s community engagement manager who is among the two staffers who maintain the site, said she can’t upload a photo or change an employee’s name unless she emails Muniweb. 

“Being able to make the changes has been an impediment for us,” she said. 

Marvin Savage, the village’s IT contractor who also maintains the site, said Revize offered to create a “more modern,” more responsive website that allows employees to make updates themselves. 

Savage said the new site would also be “mobile-friendly, so when you go from desktop to laptop to phone, it would resize itself,” he said. 

According to the Revize proposal, the company provides a range of applications and features, including security features, a home page alert, an e-notification center with email and text alerts, a language translator, photo galleries, and a news center with Facebook and Twitter integration. 

Village officials didn’t go into detail on Aug. 16 about how long the website redesign process might take. 

Once its new website launches, Maywood will join Berkeley and Westchester among the nine Proviso Township suburbs in the Village Free Press readership area to get revamped sites within the last year or so. 

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September 18, 2022 at 06:39PM

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