As part of New Germany’s recent infrastructure improvement project, the city hall was upgraded to make it more accessible to residents.
The old entrance was replaced with new handicap-accessible doors featuring more glass to let in natural light.
The city also installed a counter inside the entrance to allow residents in wheelchairs to conduct city business via a pass-through window to the city office.
Cosmetic improvements have also been made. In fall 2014, the city repainted the city office and replaced the carpet.
The City of New Germany made an investment in the future in 2016, with the launch of a new city website. With the help of Greater Minnesota Digital Services, the city now has a responsive, mobile-friendly site that will serve as an excellent resource for both residents and visitors.
The site provides an easy way for residents to access just about all of the information they would need about the city, along with the New Germany Fire Department. From utility service contact information to parking rules and city ordinances, the new website has it all.
The layout of the new website is meant to be as user-friendly as possible. The pages on the site are labeled so that all users can find what they are looking for quickly and efficiently. By having Greater Minnesota Digital Services develop a mobile-friendly website, the City of New Germany is now enabling the general public to access all of the information just as easily from any mobile device, not just a desktop computer.
One notable feature of the new website is the option to pay utility bills online. This feature was added in the hope of making this process even more convenient for the city’s residents.
Some additional information that can be found on the site is:
• Current city council members
• Contact information for city administration
• Election information
• City council agenda and minutes
• City fee schedule
• Monthly newsletters
• Calendar of events and important dates
The City of New Germany is excited to provide this resource and will continue to use the website to keep the public as informed as possible on everything they need to know about New Germany.