CROWNPOINT-The town of Crown Point has entered cyberspace.
The official town website, its first ever, is online at www.townofcrownpoint.com - although it's still under construction. A completed website is expected to be launched by June 1.
The site has a calendar of events and listing of local attractions. It also contains local government information such as town board meeting minutes, the supervisor's newsletter and forms routinely used by residents.
Still under construction are links to local businesses, accommodations and local information. A committee is now working to finish the site.
"If anyone has a business in Crown Point that they would like listed on the website, they may send up to 10 lines of information to firstname.lastname@example.org," said Laurie Harvey, who is working on the web project. "They may add a link to their own website if they have one.
"If someone does not have access to the internet, there is also a pre-addressed paper form that can be mailed in," Harvey added. "These forms are available at Hap's, Citgo, Frenchman's and the town offices bulletin board.
"This service is free and is not competition with the local chamber," she said. "It is an additional way to get your business name out to everyone who will go on to the town of Crown Point website."
A town website and improved communication were key planks on the platform of Supervisor Bethany Kosmider when she sought office. Since being elected she has created a newsletter for residents, worked to establish a local cable television access channel to televise town board meetings and events, and sought the creation of a town website.
"The site is up, just not finished," Kosmider said. "It will have forms that can be downloaded, information about all town government, contact information, newsletters and minutes of board meetings. It will have a listing of businesses and attractions, lodging, etc. We hope to have this done by the end of this month - June at the latest. I have some new volunteers that are helping to get this finished."