The city speaks: Exploring the city’s website
Looking at useful features and functions that are designed to help citizens
By Eng Kwee Ng
Marshfield Director of Technology
The city of Marshfield website contains a vast amount of useful data, everything from committee meeting agendas and minutes to Wildwood Zoo information. To get to our home page, visit ci.marshfield.wi.us.
The city’s website has a responsive website design, which allows for better viewing on various screen sizes. Users resizing the browser, utilizing a smaller screen tablet or smartphone, will see a page that is different but looks similar to the screen as viewed from a desktop.
Also on the city’s website, one can select the language of preference. If you click on the “Select Language” box, you area able to choose from 90 different languages.
While on the home page you will notice several useful features. First, along the top there are menu buttons, where you can navigate to other pages within the overall site. About halfway down the page are scrolling icons. These are quick links to frequently used areas within the site.
For example, if you click on the scrolling house icon, you will be taken to the property information page. On this page you can search by property address and view information regarding specific properties. After clicking the Search button, information about ownership, permits issued, building size, assessment information, and more will be displayed.
On the home page there are two other useful features, “Recent News” and “Upcoming Events.” The recent news feature is where information is posted regarding events, news, and information happening around the city. This section gets updated frequently. The upcoming events feature shows a calendar with dates that you can click on to see what is happening on a specific day and time.
If you want to vote and do not know where to cast your ballot, our website can help with that too. On the top menu, go to “Residents” and then “Elections and Voting.” Halfway down the page it will have a list of the districts and corresponding polling places.
Addresses and contact information for city buildings like city hall, the police department, fire department, or the Marshfield Public Library, etc. can be easily found. When on any page on the website, scroll to the bottom of the page, and you will see a link titled “Contact Us.” There is also a staff directory on the left menu in case you need to know who you might need to contact in a certain department.
To see the view from atop Marshfield City Hall, you do not have to get out of your seat. All you have to do is access the weather camera that is sitting on top of the building. To access the camera, go to “Departments,” then “Technology,” and then on the left menu click on “Marshfield SkyCam.” Clicking on the image will provide a larger view.
The city of Marshfield website is all about assisting people in getting information they need in order to help them in their daily lives. There are many more useful features and information on the site that have not been mentioned here.