No election for West Point

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Town of West Point

Photo shows current West Point Town Council. Front row, Frankie Jones, Mayor Kenneth Kilgo and Alton Bailey. Back row, Darion Daniels, Gerald Schaefer and Mike Barnett

WEST POINT – The Town of West Point will not hold a municipal election on Tuesday, Aug. 23 like much of the rest of Cullman County, but there will be some changes on the town’s council.

While Mayor Kenneth Kilgo and council members Darion Daniel, Frankie Jones and Gerald Schaefer are running unopposed for their positions and will remain in place for the next four years, the remaining two council positions will be seeing new faces, albeit without the hassle of campaigning and the stressors related to an election.

Council members Alton Bailey and Michael Barnett did not seek reelection for their respective seats. However, Michael Hall and Timmy Smith filed their paperwork to run for Bailey and Barnett’s seats. As the incumbents are not in the race, Hall and Smith will fill the vacated positions on West Point’s council.

Town Clerk Joann Jones joked that she was relieved that the town wouldn’t be involved in this year’s municipal elections laughing, “We won’t be having an election in West Point and I’m so glad for that!”

The beginning of the month of August saw the repaving on County Road 1196 in the town limits, with 1142 and 1127 on schedule to be repaved as well.

The West Point Town Council meets at 6 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at West Point Town Hall, located at 3990 County Road 1141.

 

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