Windsor launches website

Published 11:30 am Friday, July 9, 2010

WINDSOR – Bertie County’s historic capital is moving into the modern world.

The town of Windsor has officially launched its own website, helping the historic county seat of Bertie County be accessible to people the world over. The new site is and features a variety of information about town government and travel destinations.

During Thursday morning’s regular meeting of the Windsor Board of Commissioners, that governing body had an opportunity to view the new site which was developed by the Windsor-Bertie County Chamber of Commerce.

“We’re really pleased and excited to have a website developed for the town,” Mayor Jimmy Hoggard said.

Commissioner Collins Cooper, who also serves in the role of Executive Director of the Chamber, gave Mayor Hoggard, Town Administrator Allen Castelloe and the board members the highlights of the new site.

“We want you to have the opportunity to see it and then make any suggestions for changes or additions,” Cooper said.

The new site provides visitors with information on the town’s elected officials as well as the staff members who assist the public on a daily basis. There is also a link to the town’s public safety officers, including the Windsor Police Department and Windsor Fire Department.

The site also provides a brief history of the town and a forms library which allows people to print off useful forms and have them filled out before arriving at town hall.

There is also a place to learn more about the town’s ordinances as well as a community calendar.

“We want to add more to the calendar,” Cooper said. “We hope people will pass on community events that we can put on the calendar for everyone to know about.”

Cooper said the Chamber would also be adding a Facebook page for the town of Windsor, which he believed would be useful as well.

“We’ll continually be adding to the website,” Cooper said. “Anything the board wants to see added, all they have to do is let us know.”

Commissioner Joe Alexander said the site “looks good” and complimented Cooper and his staff for their work.

Mayor Hoggard agreed.

“It looks great,” he said. “When people travel now, the first thing they do is Google their destination and check out the information on the town.

“Thank you, Collins, for your hard work on this,” he added. “It’s done really well.”