(05/30/2006)
"Grantsville is a great place for retirees to live," said Gaylen Duskey, who is a member of the town council and creator of a new web site promoting the town of about 500 citizens.

The site has been getting a lot of visitors.

Duskey said "Prior to the story about the Grantsville site on the Herald, my high number of page visits was 177 on May 9. But when the story appeared on the Herald, it jumped to 2,167 visits. I can see the power of your Web site."

The web site will answer questions that people have about the town, including letting them know what the town is trying to do about the problems, he said.

Duskey says most of those investing in real estate in the county are out-of-stater's, and they like the rural life-style, life in the country.

"Like most small towns in WV we have a load of problems, but at the same time there are many advantages," Duskey said.

"The site will explain our plans and efforts, for example, to improve the sewage and water system, and lots of other efforts, many of them small, that makes the place more livable," he said.

The site has information for people who are looking to locate in town, and lists local businesses.

"The site is something I am doing free for the town, to maybe help out a little."

While Duskey doesn't deny serious problems, he said "I'll look on the bright side."

The site lists town employees, projects, town council information and minutes and local history.

See grantsvillewv.com


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