KAB website to be up and running
by LUCIE R. WILLSIE, Associate Editor
Jan 27, 2013 | 575 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The new Keep America Beautiful website was revealed to the board Wednesday.

Shane Lawson, customer data manager at Cleveland Utilities, as well as the vice president of the KAB board, volunteered to help develop and design a new website for the recycling/environmental agency.

The address is www.clevelandbradleykab.com.

“We just wanted to get it up and running right now,” Lawson said. He also said he based his current design from a KAB brochure, including the mission statement, recycling information, names and locations of local facilities, upcoming events, etc.

“He made it real simple, so far,” said Joanne Maskew, executive director of KAB. She said she requested that the new, upcoming website be “very basic, very simple.”

“And, I’m going to add more photos, more color and information on joining and membership,” Lawson said.

Eventually, he plans to add an option of an online application, Paypal, a calendar, and the ability to download information into Microsoft or Google.

In addition, Lawson plans to possibly add a comment section, and links to maps with detailed information on events, etc.

“As time goes on, we’ll make it look really good. ... We can make it as elaborate as we want.”

A website like this one has been needed for quite some time, Maskew said.

“Shane has done an outstanding job,” she said.

For additional information, contact Joanne Maskew, executive director, at the Cleveland/Bradley KAB office at 474 2nd St., S.E., at 559-3307 or by email at jmaskew@clevelandtn.gov.

IN OTHER BUSINESS:

— Diane Neely, treasurer, reported that the balance at the end of 2012 — around $8,700 — is similar to the balance the previous year.

— The bicycle from last year’s yard sale fundraiser was sold for $65, said Jim Davis, board member.

— The Neighborhood Beautification Award was given to Caldwell Paving in Charleston for January.

— The Neighborhood Beautification Award for February will be given to Scott’s Bicycle on Georgetown Road.

— The Neighborhood Beautification Award for March will be given to Mount Olive Church of God on Harrison Pike.

— KAB’s White Glove Award was given to Procter and Gambles Duracell facility.