Sylvania Township has launched a new internet feature, known as CivicWeb Portal with which users can receive agendas of upcoming meetings, listen to meetings in real time or a recording and view meeting minutes.
The portal can be accessed through the township website, where you are now, by clicking on the “MEETINGS” tab or directly by visiting (https://sylvaniatownship.civicweb.net).
The service is available for all meetings of the township trustees, the zoning commission and the board of zoning appeals. Also available is a free subscription service for those wanting to receive upcoming meeting agendas sent to their email.
Samantha Babkiewicz, in charge of information technology for the township, said, “the new portal is easy to use and clears up the audio problem some people had with the prior meeting portal.”
“Some user platforms weren’t compatible with the previous software, making it difficult to listen to meeting audio,” said Ms. Babkiewicz. That issue was the biggest complaint she received from the public regarding the previous service.
“CivicWeb has solved this problem, making audio available across all platforms from desktops to mobile devices. As well as provide the capability to listen live to meetings.”
The initial launch of a portal for township activities was in 2011 when the previous system was put in place.
Looking ahead, the township plans to add historical minutes, by-laws and other documents that would be of interest to the public.
“Transparency is key when creating a positive relationship between citizens and government. This provides the township with another tool to do just that,” said Ms. Babkiewicz.
Written by: Mike Jones, Public Information Officer
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