LED lights installed at West Point ballpark

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The image on the left shows the West Point ballpark before the installation of LED lights. The image on the right shows the ballpark after the installation. (Tim Garner)

WEST POINT, Ala. – The West Point Town Council at its meeting Monday night heard from Tim Garner and Muntingh Hamman with LED Capital International, the company that supplied LED lights for the town’s ballpark.   

Garner said, “I appreciate the opportunity to put these lights up for you because my kid is going to be coming through this ballpark, and I won’t speak for anybody else, but y’all have got kids and grandkids in this area and they’ll get to be a part of this.” 

The lights, originally proposed in April, have been fully installed at each ball field. They are significantly brighter than the previous lights and have a 10-year warranty with no maintenance cost. LED Capital said the lights will only lose 3% brightness over that time. 

In new business, the council: 

  • Reapplied for a grant to finish paving County Road 1141 from County Road 1117 to County Road 1114 
  • Voted to surplus the old ballpark lights. Councilwoman Ashlee Phillips proposed the Town donate the lights to West Point Schools to be used at the practice field behind the middle school.  
  • Accepted a bid of $5,200 from J.W. Painting to paint the town’s storm shelters 
  • Annexed property belonging to Rebecca Davis into town limits  

Mayor Gerald Schafer reported that striping is being completed on County Roads 1128 and 1246. 

The town will have its first Christmas Tree Lighting Thursday, Dec. 1, in the town hall parking lot in front of the Town of West Point sign. The community is welcome to join for the lighting of the 15-foot Christmas tree at 6 p.m. 

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