Bloomfield Information Technology Director Jean-Guy Lauture unveiled a significantly upgraded township website at the November 19 Bloomfield Township Council meeting. The website domain remains http://www.bloomfieldtwpnj.com. To ensure all residents can provide feedback on the website and appropriate structural changes can be made, the Mayor and Council will host a public forum on Wednesday, December 12 at 7:00pm at the Bloomfield High School Media Center.
In April, the Bloomfield Township Council held a public forum where residents spoke about their expectations from the Township regarding communications and keeping residents in the know about events happening in town. The forum focused on the way the Township uses platforms like its website, Facebook, and Swift911 to share information to create one easily accessible location for residents to get all the information they need from the Township.
“The Spring forum laid the framework for the substance of this new site, to more prominently emphasize public meeting minutes and agendas and events like recycling days,” said Mayor Michael Venezia. “Once press releases are posted on our new website, they will also be displayed on the official ‘Township of Bloomfield’ Facebook page which residents have already utilized as a direct way of having questions about any number of issues or municipal departments answered in one place, without hassle.”
The new website was custom-built for Bloomfield by CivicPlus, a company that specializes in government websites. Residents can now sign up to receive alerts regarding road closings, Council, Zoning, Planning and other public board or committee meetings, events calendars, and much more.