Scio Township Launches New Website

The interactive site features an updated user interface, business, and government information.

Scio Township residents have a new way to request city services with the click of a mouse.

The township revealed its brand new website, www.sciotownship.org, during a site launch party on Tuesday.

"This is a product of our Economic Advisory Committee the township set up four years ago to see what we could do as a township to be readily available and business friendly," supervisor E. Spaulding Clark said. "It was decided pretty early that our website needed an upgrade."

The new site includes links to government listings, including the Planning Commission's site map and code of ordinances; a resource list for local businesses; and information about Board of Trustee meetings, among other features.

Clark said the launch of the website was made possible through the work of township resident Marty Mayo, Annie Wolock of Keystone Media, David Hile of Hile Design, and countless volunteers.

Wolock said the design process for the site took approximately three months, with another three months to integrate data from the old site.

"Scio Township was looking for a more user-friendly site that was easier to maintain and easier for visitors to find information," Wolock said. "I think we created something that everyone will enjoy."

Mayo said she is impressed with the site.

"One of the most important things you will find on the site is transparency, which wasn't there before," she said.

Hile contracted with the township to create a marketing video highlighting the community's numerous parks, businesses, and amenities.

"There are 900 businesses in Scio Township. There is so much cool stuff going on right in our backyard, it was hard to pick the 18 companies featured in our video," he said.

Hile said he hopes all of the township businesses will share the video with their clients and link to it on their websites.

"The more people who share the video, the more we can break down this stereotype that Scio Township is too far away from Ann Arbor to open a business," he said. "We want people to recognize Scio is a cool place to work in."


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