City of Duncan developing modern, updated website

Frustrated with the City of Duncan’s less than stellar website? So are City of Duncan officials.

Frustrated with the City of Duncan’s less than stellar website? So are City of Duncan officials.

Coun. Michelle Staples confirmed that during the last council meeting the final steps toward authorizing the development of a new website were approved.

“The team is being selected that will be working on it so work will be getting underway shortly,” she said.

Users can look forward to a more user-friendly, and easier to navigate interface compared to the current pages, which will remain up and running until the big changeover.

“It’s very old and archaic,” Staples said of today’s site. “It’s been years since that website was redone.”

A facelift will bring Duncan’s site in line with more modern sites at the Cowichan Valley Regional District ( and at the Municipality of North Cowichan (

The upgrade to Duncan’s site will make it easier to pay bills, too.

“It will have an online payment capacity for utilities and different things that will be worked into it,” Staples said. “It’s going to be fantastic.”

According to committee of the whole minutes, the City has budgeted $45,000 for the project, though looks to spend about $37,000. The remainder will be kept in a contingency fund.

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