Found a problem in The Queen City? Here's a way to relay it to the City of Bangor.
Last week, Downtown Bangor shared a post on Facebook about an app that can help fix problems found by citizens walking through, driving around, working and living in the Queen City.
The GoBangor App
The app comes from the City of Bangor and is called 'GoBangor' and is a way for people to report issues needing attention in the city. When an issue is reported via the app, the issue is directed to the appropriate department in the city. As issues are requested, information about the status of your submission is updated and you will receive text messages or emails as progress is made.
The app is available for Apple and Android and can be found at Apple's App Store or on Google Play.
Additionally, the app also provides contact info for the city and city info in its 'Knowledge Base' section. It's certainly a handy app to have if you live in Bangor.
Not just an app
You can also go to the City of Bangor's government website to report your issue as well. For those who don't use phones regularly or just prefer to submit by desktop or laptop, this can be a good alternative.
How it works
First, you need to identify the location of the issue. You can enter the address into a text box. Alternatively, a Google map is provided where you can use your location (if your device is set up to track your location) or you can drop a pin on the Google map to identify the location.
Next, you need to add the details of the issue by selecting what kind of issue is. This helps direct the message to the appropriate city department. You have plenty of options that run the gambit of what kind of issue you may be submitting, from animal issues to general comments to browntail moth reporting. You then add your comment and can even add a photo or file if you need to.
Lastly, you add your contact info if you wish. Creating an account/ adding your contact info will allow the city to go back to your or update you on the progress of resolving the issue you've submitted. One line that is required is your relationship to the city (resident/visitor/business/employee). Finally, check the box of how you want to be notified of updates (email, text, call). Then, press the create request button and you are done.
Got a problem? Download the app or visit the website to pass it along. More details at the BangorMaine.gov website.