A contract between the city of Madison and CivicPlus, a developer of government websites, has been approved by the Board of Public Works.

Andrew Forrester, executive assistant in charge of community relations for the city, said the two-year deal could save the city up to $5,904 over the length of the contract.

"I'm very pleased with the websites they've done for other cities," Forrester said.

The contract is a prize the city won in CivicPlus' "Extreme Website Makeover" contest. The prize package also includes a custom website design, complete content development and three days of on-site training.

In other news, several street and parking lot closings were approved for upcoming festivals and events.

The board granted street closings for the Chautauqua Festival of Art and The River Run Rockin on the River.

Street closings during Chautauqua include: Vine and Elm streets between Main Street and Vaughn Drive; Broadway between Second Street and Vaughn Drive; First Street between Mill and Vine streets; First Street between Elm and Poplar streets; Second Street between Mill Street and Broadway; Vaughn Drive between Plum and Jefferson streets; West Street between First Street and Vaughn Drive; Poplar Street between First Street and Vaughn Drive and Central Avenue between First Street and Vaughn Drive.

Those streets will be closed to traffic from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Sept. 27 until Sept. 29.

For the Rockin on the River event on Aug. 31, Vaughn Drive from the west side of St. Michael's Avenue to the east side of Vine Street and St. Michael's Avenue from the south side of Main Street to Vaughn Drive will be closed from 5 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

On March 16 the Clifty Drive entrance to That Book Place's parking lot will be closed for the Author's Fair. That book Place is located at 337 Clifty Drive.