West Point receives favorable audit, discusses placement of food pantry

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Hayden Hyatt/The Cullman Tribune

CPA Tony Turbyfill (left), of Segroves & Brewer, PC, goes over the Town's audit with the West Point Town Council during its meeting Monday evening.

WEST POINT – West Point Town Council members were briefed on the results of Town's 2017 audit and updated on the new food pantry, among other business during the council's monthly meeting Monday evening.

West Point received a favorable audit report from CPA Tony Turbyfill of Segroves & Brewer, PC. Turbyfill did have small suggestions for the Town, like dividing the accounting duties between different employees and further documentation of payment to umpires for parks and recreation activities.

Construction of a free food pantry, similar to those in other municipalities, such as Cullman and Good Hope, has been completed. Residents can leave or take donations of non-perishable items from the pantry as needed.

The council decided at the meeting to move the pantry to West Point Town Hall. The council cited the presence of security cameras and lighting as reasons for the choice.

The council also passed a resolution to open a line of credit with Premier Bank, saying this will allow the Town to make any payment needed for the Alabama Highway 157 turn lane project if it is due before other expected revenue comes in.

Mayor Kenneth Kilgo briefly discussed the possible construction of a 20-home subdivision between County Road 1141 and Alabama Highway 157. The Town intends to expand its sewer system to accommodate the new subdivision.

A motion to provide $1,000 to the Cullman County Veterans Day Celebration Committee for the upcoming Veterans Day celebration to be held Nov. 3 at Cullman Regional Airport was approved.

The next council meeting will be on Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. at West Point Town Hall.

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