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The City of Alpena of gets rid of its mobile app after six years

The City of Alpena is getting rid of it’s mobile app after 6 years.

Assistant City Engineer Steve Shultz says, its not the method of communication residents prefer.

“If we continue to use our email and use the phone to communicate with the public, that’s all we need for now and I have no idea what will happen in the future, but it’s all about the phone call and having a personal contact with a person. That’s the biggest thing I can see right now and why people still use the telephone to make contact with the city – because you’re talking to a human, you’re not talking to some electronic device.”

Shultz says the city of Alpena’s website is still a great source of information for those who want to stay updated.