New look at townofcharlton.net

CHARLTON — A sleeker and cleaner website awaits locals when they want to check on upcoming governmental meetings, property assessments, or pay tax bills.

The old Town of Charlton website looked noticeably different than the new version.

The newly remodeled version of the Town of Charlton’s website, www.townofcharlton.net, has gone live. While the old website included a two-tiered menu bar featuring links for various town departments, schools, police, fire, library, meeting minutes, online permits and payments, various forms and regulations, a calendar, and more, the streamlined version features a menu bar that drops down as users move their mouse over it. The menu bar offers tabs for government, residents, business, and “How do I…” that drop down to offer a number of more specific options.

The government tab leads to dozens of possible destinations, categorized by departments as well as boards and committees. The residents tab opens to 11 subheadings, some of which have several subpages of their own. Business leads users to subpages such as bid opportunities, building inspection services, bylaws, online permits, online tools and maps, and zoning enforcement office. The “How do I…” tab helps locals navigate through to find out how to get birth or death certificates, acquire a dog license, marriage license, contact local officials, sign up for Old Home Day’s Soap Box Derby, submit a change of address, make a public records request, read through annual town reports, and much more.

The website also hints at a future social media presence for the Town of Charlton. Social media icons sit atop the website, with a notice to “Check back soon to follow us on social media!” The icons suggest the Town will establish accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, in addition to the already established TVCharltonMass channel on YouTube.

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