West Point talks new website, County Road 1143

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The West Point Town Council discusses business at Monday night’s meeting. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune)

WEST POINT, Ala. – The West Point Town Council on Monday night continued its discussion about the creation of a new town website.  

The council had heard from a couple of site developers prior to Monday night’s meeting, when Larry Riley from {a man and a mac} Print and Web Design presented his ideas. The council is in favor of the creation of a site that would help promote the town and also allow residents to take care of business, such as ball registration, through the site.

The council said it was impressed with Riley, but it did not make any final decisions Monday as it plans to evaluate other websites to get a better idea of what it would like West Point’s site to look like. The council will continue the discussion at its September meeting.

The council also discussed and approved the construction of three West Point signs. The brick signs will be built by Jimmy Brewer and the Town approved $6,000 for the project. The first sign will be located at the town hall.

Signs will soon be going up along County Road 1143 by West Point High School to keep drivers from parking on the sides of the road. The cars are creating an obstacle for emergency vehicles that might need to access the road.

Mayor Gerald Schafer said of the problem, “If there is an emergency where they have to get the big truck through there, if it was time critical, they would have to weave through there.”

Food delivery trucks for the school’s cafeteria also need to access the road.

Schafer added, “A regular car, there’s no problem getting through there, but that big fire truck is really big and bulky.”

Frankie Jones added, “We are thinking about the kids’ safety,” before making a motion to designate the road an emergency lane with no parking on either side.

The council unanimously agreed.

The town playground will be getting some new equipment to replace the glass bubbles currently in place. The bubbles have deteriorated and a couple have broken or broken out completely. The Town will spend up to $5,000 to find fun new pieces to add where the bubbles were. A slide, tic-tac-toe board and a couple of other ideas were mentioned. There is barricade tape currently on the piece of equipment as it is not safe until the bubbles can be replaced.

The next town council meeting will be held Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. at West Point Town Hall. A work session will be held prior to the meeting to discuss the town’s FY2020 budget.

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