To combat these problems, Laurel implemented a CivicPlus Drupal-based, open-source municipal website. The new Laurel website serves as an online hub for residents to find relevant information. The website also utilizes a theme designed around Laurel's natural beauty by featuring a top menu with a swooping bottom border to mimic hills in the distance.
Upon arrival, residents are greeted with gorgeous landscapes of the community on the home page. The CivicPlus Agenda and Meeting Management software eliminated staff stress. Agendas and packets for the more sizable meetings are created quickly and can even be made on the day of the meeting. With both a CivicPlus website and Agenda and Meeting Management software, Laurel publishes its minutes online instantly after staff concludes meetings.