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The Edgeworth website earned second place in a statewide competition by the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs.

The clean, simple layout at edgeworthborough.org is home to a bevy of information for residents to access at their fingertips.

“We were very proud to be recognized,” Administrative Assistant Patrick Conners said.

“It was personally fulfilling to see the time and effort that is put into the website’s design and content be viewed and commended by a statewide organization.”

Conners was on-hand to accept the award during the June 12 PSAB luncheon.

In addition to the usual information provided online, like borough history and permit forms, Conners said leaders try to emphasize current events and useful educational material.

“If regional entities such as the Quaker Valley Council of Governments or the Little Sewickley Watershed Association host events, we try and relay that information to our residents,” he said.

There is an interactive Geographic Information System-based street/tree inventory, a section on stormwater management and downloadable permits and ordinances.

“We hope that the website serves as a one-stop shop for anyone who may need assistance after the traditional office hours,” he said.

Officials pour time into the look of the website, too.

Conners spruces it up with seasonal photos and updates information daily.

“The website may be the first point of contact between the resident and their local government. Having outdated information or events posted on the website could create a poor impression of the municipality,” he said.

Features coming soon could include fillable permit applications and more GIS-based depositories, he said.

Tawnya Panizzi is a staff writer for the Tribune-Review. Reach her at 412-782-2121, ext. 2, [email protected] or via Twitter @tawnyatrib.

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