POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Arlington Fire District has rolled out its new enhanced website, AFD.org , the latest in a series of partnerships between the county and local municipalities to save costs by sharing services, according to Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro.
The new site, which also works with phones and tablets, features a consolidated calendar, which includes listings for public meetings, fire prevention, safety and events; a “Maps and Directions” function for fire stations; and the ability for residents to listen to audio from public board meetings.
“Dutchess County is proud to have partnered with the Arlington Fire District to create a state-of-the-art website for residents and local businesses to utilize," Molinaro said.
"Projects like this, in which Dutchess County government partners with surrounding communities to share our expertise and resources, not only provides residents enhanced services, but also save taxpayers money." he added. "Between the hosted infrastructure, onsite support services, hosting and support of the new website, this partnership is projected to save taxpayers in the Arlington Fire District some $20,000 annually over the next five years. We are pleased to partner with Chief Tory Gallante and the Board of Fire Commissioners to deliver a better product to residents and save them money at the same time.”
Earlier this year, the county's efforts were nationally recognized, as Digital Counties Survey once again ranked Dutchess County government second in the country for its use of information and communications technology.
“Dutchess County’s OCIS has done a tremendous job designing, hosting and maintaining such a fine website, which residents and first responders alike can easily navigate to obtain pertinent information," said Arlington Fire District Chief Tory Gallante.
"I commend County Executive Molinaro for his commitment to his shared-services initiative which can benefit many agencies around Dutchess County – not only fire districts – and provide taxpayers significant savings. I thank Dutchess County for its innovative shared-services program, and I recommend other offices in our neighboring communities explore the enhanced services and tax relief it can offer them,” Gallante added.
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