West Point City Hall $100,000 facelift is underway

Josh Presley
Staff Writer

Those traveling through downtown West Point during the last week may have noticed crews performing work on City Hall. The renovation of the exterior of the building, which had been in the works for more than a year, commenced at the beginning of the month.
The city of West Point received the $81,597 Community Heritage Preservation Grant from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in December 2014 to improve the exterior of City Hall. The CHPG program provides funds to help preserve, restore and rehabilitate historic buildings in the state.
Mayor Robbie Robinson said crews had been power washing the brick and stone work on the building, and had began replacing rotten wood around windows.
“Some of our window sills are also rotting, and there will be some light roofing repair and brick work,” Robinson said. “The project will also entail painting the roof of the clock tower.”
The total cost of the project will be $100,616, of which the city is required to pay a 20 percent match, which will come out to $20,123.
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