The Natural Resources Division anticipates further benefits as staff becomes more accustomed to using the program and streamlining certain processes. In 2011, the Division expects to use Cityworks for budget tracking. Along with Natural Resources, several other divisions within Public Works are currently in the processes of implementing Cityworks, including Engineering, Utilities, Streets, and Parks.
“Cityworks works well for Minnetonka’s Forestry management,” states Brian Haslam, President of Azteca Systems. “The importance of preserving natural resources is becoming more and more understood and vital in today’s world. Cityworks has proven to be a key component in helping agencies manage such environmental initiatives – urban trees and forests, parks and noxious weeds, for example. Every day, our customers speak volumes about the benefits of Cityworks and how its intuitive GIS-centric framework helps them manage whatever assets they chose, at client sites around the world.”
Read the full story on Minnetonka’s Cityworks implementation for Forestry and Natural Resources in the Spring 2011 InPrint edition at http://www.cityworks.com/media/inprint/InPrintSpring11.pdf.
Located in Hennepin County, just eight miles west of Minneapolis, Minnetonka is a suburban community of 51,451 residents, making it the 19th largest city in Minnesota. Minnetonka is proud of its reputation as a city that preserves its natural resources. Residents can enjoy 49 community parks, more than 81 miles of maintained sidewalks and trails, and more than 1000 acres of public open space, as well as natural scenery that includes mature trees, wetlands, and prairies.