by Dennis Dalman
The city of Sartell has a stunning new website that features aerial views of the city, scenic photos, snazzy graphics and oodles of information.
At the July 8 City Council meeting, the website garnered kudos from the council. Brady Andel thanked all of the staff involved with the design and implementation of the site, calling it “user-friendly” and “great.” Mike Chisum said it’s “a phenomenal job” and gave particular thanks to Nate Keller, city planner; and Becky Wicklund, IT and account specialist for the city.
The slogan of the site is “Small Town Charm, Big Opportunities.”
Its general categories are Around, Residents, Visitors, Government, Business and Resources.” By clicking on any of those, other categories to explore appear in a drop-down menu.
For example, under Around, there are “Athletic Fields & Venues, Attractions & Events, Community Center, The Library, Community Gardens, Education, Golf, Parks & Trails.” Some of those also have sub-categories, along with lots of colorful photos.
Other categories on the top tool bar are “Search, Contact Us, E-Forms, City Code, Meter Reading and Pay Water Bill.”
To check out the new site, go to sartellmn.com.
Author: Dennis Dalman
Dalman was born and raised in South St. Cloud, graduated from St. Cloud Tech High School, then graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in English (emphasis on American and British literature) and mass communications (emphasis on print journalism). He studied in London, England for a year (1980-81) where he concentrated on British literature, political science, the history of Great Britain and wrote a book-length study of the British writer V.S. Naipaul. Dalman has been a reporter and weekly columnist for more than 30 years and worked for 16 of those years for the Alexandria Echo Press.