West Point council

West Point Mayor Gerald Schafer, left, is joined by Town Clerk Joann Jones and Town Attorney Dan Willingham during an April meeting.

WEST POINT — On Monday, the West Point town council discussed the possible installation of Town of West Point signs at a few spots around the area, including on Highway 157, in front of town hall and at the intersection of County Roads 1242 and 1141.

Councilman Timmy Smith recommended the town set rules for signs before it installs one at the 1242 and 1141 intersection to help make sure the area remains clear of other signs that were put up by others.

“There’s got to be some kind of restrictions,” he said.

Councilman Frankie Jones suggested the town pass a sign ordinance to set those rules.

“You’ve got to keep safety in mind because a sign blocks your view of an intersection, and that’s a safety hazard,” he said.

Town Attorney Dan Willingham said he could bring some examples of other towns’ sign ordinances to the council so they could get an idea of what other councils have done in the past.

In other business, the council approved two annexations on pieces of property on County Road 1114 and County Road 1123, and Willingham encouraged the council to speak with more people who own properties adjoining the town limits to get them annexed before the 2020 Census.

“If you’ve got somebody you’re going to add in to include some numbers, this is the absolute best time to do it to increase tax revenue to you,” he said.

The council also approved a $1,000 donation to the Good Samaritan Health Clinic. 

Mayor Gerald Schafer said he spoke with clinic Executive Director Jolanda Hudson about a possible donation last week.

“That is a real good organization up there,” he said.

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