fh-website-1Fair Haven’s website will get some upgrades. (Click to enlarge)


Fair Haven’s virtual borough hall is getting a little makeover.

The changes won’t necessarily jump off the screen, but the town will soon roll out a more robust, redesigned website with some new features designed to make life easier for users.

Mayor Mike Halfacre says the updated site will be easier to navigate.

“We had a lot of people who couldn’t find things on our website that we know how to find because we’re always on the website,” he said.

For example, Administrator Mary Howell said, the top right corner of the site, where the borough directory is located, will be changed to make it easier to select an option. Currently, moving your mouse over that section sends different tabs jutting out and it’s difficult to click on a department.

She also said community information will be more streamlined and easier to find on the website.

“The look will be cleaned up,” she said.

C3 Communications, the contractor running the site, will also introduce improvements to  reverse 911 system that is now administered through a shared agreement with Shrewsbury.

Howell said Fair Haven will pay $1,500 a month for three years to C3 for web hosting and the alert system, Howell said.

Perhaps one of the standout features of the re-design will be the ability to make payments and register for programs, like recreation baseball, online. Howell said those features will incrementally introduced to the website.

All documents, like meeting agendas, ordinances and forms will still be available, Howell said.

Halfacre said the new-look site should go live “any day now.”