Marble Falls gets new website, fire equipment



By Alexandria Randolph

A new website was celebrated and the purchase of a new fire truck was approved by the Marble Falls City Council at its meeting Tuesday, Sept. 16.

City staff updated the city website to be easier-to-use and cohesive with social media platforms.

“We wanted to give the community a new website that was user-friendly and useful,” said Robert Moss, director of the city’s parks and recreation department. “What we’re trying to do is to get people to come to this (website) for everything.”

The city now uses Civic Plus software, which is currently being utilized by several surrounding cities such as Granite Shoals, Llano and Johnson City. Citizens can become members of the site and build their own dashboard, Moss said.

“They can customize and get information they’re interested in,” he said.

The city will soon implement forums for citizen-to-citizen conversation and discussion on topics posted by the city staff, as well as a community photo gallery to post festival and event photos.

Moss said the project truly was staff driven. “I think we all shared the vision – we want this to be a guide and a lifeline to the community.”

Council also unanimously approved the purchase of a new specialized wild land fire truck with the trade-in of a current Marble Falls Fire Rescue apparatus.

For the full story, see Friday's Highlander.


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