It is going to take quite a bit of time, but the Town of Espanola will have a new website up and running in 2020 that will be more social media friendly and easier to navigate.
The present website does not support such platforms as Facebook and under new Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act legislation the town must upgrade the site by January 2021.
Council asked for requests for proposals and received 17 in all.
Councillor Maureen Vanalstine says she agrees with the recommendation to accept the submission by Sandbox Software Solutions of Guelph.
She says she is impressed with how they are gearing the revamp specific to the needs of Espanola.
The company is expected to take up to seven months to have the new site up and running.
Council accepted the bid with that work expected to begin as soon as possible.