This week, we’ll explore five features of our new website to help you better engage City Hall and other citizens.
#1 Notify Me
The purpose of the Notify Me module is to allow citizens to be notified of alerts or updates regarding a variety of categories. The module is located underneath the slideshow.
In order to sign up for notifications, you must first create a user profile by clicking the sign-in button at the top right of the home page.
After creating a user profile and clicking on the Notify Me module, you will then be directed to the page for the Notify Me page allowing you to sign up for alerts via email and/or text message. You will enter your email address or phone number depending on your preference for receiving notifications.
Before you can began subscribing to the specific notifications, you will need to verify your email address. Also, remember to set your spam blocker to allow mail from firstname.lastname@example.org
After verifying your email address, you will be able to click on either the mail icon or the cell phone icon to select your notification preference for each category.
You can choose to be notified for alerts from as many categories as you desire. These notifications range from alerts issued from specific departments to notifications about a new agenda posted for a public meeting. The Notify Me module is just one of the many features that allow City Hall to interact with the citizens of Madison and Jefferson County so the public is informed in a timely manner regarding a variety of events.