You'll see that the look of the site has changed. This reflects an underlying upgrade from Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 3.9. There are a number of tasks yet to be completed as part of this upgrade, most significantly the user management function and the template (the "look" of the site). So have no fear - if you think it looks ugly now, just wait. I'm still working on it. As of this writing the calendar and photo album also do not work.
Today there are changes to the card catalog link and library menu structure.
You can now enter words to search the catalog by directly on the library web pages (upper left in the menu bar). There is no button; hit return and the CW Mars website will deliver your results in a new window. This should speed the process, with one less page to load, especially for those on slow connections. This card catalog search box is now also in the menu structure for the entire town of Wendell website so you don't even need to open the library page to get card catalog results.
There is a separate link for kids catalog that now has the same treatment. It will be in a new "kids" menu.
I've started a complete re-design of the library menu structure.
Summary of changes:
- New "Research" section including online databases and other catalogs.
- Kids section
- Museum Passes in "Resources"
- Digital Media menu moved into "Resources"
- New "About" section containing info about the library as an organization
The link to the Wendell Library page has been removed from the library menu, however you can still get back to the library home page by clicking "Wendell Free Library" at the top of every library page. (This "Wendell Free Library" title has yet to be styled). The town of Wendell menu link is dropped and replaced by a "Wendell A-Z" drop down menu. In the meantime, clicking the "Wendell" logo at top left will get you back to the main Wendell website.
Reminder to dog owners: A large number of people have failed to license their dogs this year. Not only is licensing good for the town and for your dog, it is also required by State law. Please take the necessary steps to obtain your dog license. In the near future, the Dog Officer will be providing the Selectboard with a list of those who are still not in compliance so that further action can be taken. Thanks for your cooperation in this matter.
Wendell residents can purchase an Earth Machine backyard compost bin at a subsidized price of $25. The subsidized compost bin can be purchased at the WRATS or at the Solid Waste District office. Visit http://www.franklincountywastedistrict.org/composting.html for information on backyard composting and the District’s office location. The town encourages all residents to remove organic material from the trash and bring it to the transfer station collection program and/or use a backyard compost bin. Approximately 25% of household trash is organic material that can be diverted to a compost collection or compost bin.
There is a new way to submit payments for Wendell taxes. This online service is available for the recently released 2018 Motor Vehicle excise tax bills and will be an option for all Motor Vehicle, Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills going forward. Bills will be available for online payment as soon as the paper versions of the bills have been mailed out. The online payment option is only available through the due date.Read more: Pay your Wendell Real Estate, Personal Property and Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes Online