Frankfort City App released
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Need to report a damaged street sign? Pay a parking ticket? Find out when the next ArtWalk is taking place? Discover what’s on the next City Commission Agenda for discussion? Well, all that and more can now be found at your fingertips thanks to the new Frankfort City App for Smart Phones, tablets and other devices.
The app, which is now available free of charge on the App store for iPhone users and on GooglePlay for Android users, came about as a direct result of the Frankfort City Commission’s Goals for 2015, according to Rebecca Hall, Community Relations and Grants Manager. A high ranking goal for the Commission was to produce a City Guide that would put needed information in the hands of the citizens.
After researching several variations of printed guides, city staff concluded that much of the requested information was currently on the City website. Staff also determined a printed guide would also be costly and soon be outdated. The idea of a City App which could be downloaded to Smart Phones and other devices was presented to the City Commission in October. After receiving the Commission’s approval, the City’s IT Department, led by Manager Bobby Ripy, began working with a consultant to build the App.
The App was submitted to Apple and Google in late November and has currently been approved by both outlets. To find the App, search for City of Frankfort KY. The application is free and should only take a minute or two to download to your smart device. The App gives citizens access to the Frankfort/Franklin County Community Calendar, the City’s Facebook page, Commission Videos, Parking Ticket and Property payments as well as access to the City’s Website. The App also gives direct contact information to City Hall including email, phone and an interactive map.
The App can also be expanded to include additional functions as they are needed and the City welcomes citizens’ input on what additions might be helpful.
“The goal for the App is to give citizens information and access to city services quickly and efficiently. We may have to tweak some things and add others, but I think we are on the right path,” said City Manager Tim Zisoff.