Decoration task force on tap in West Point

Published 10:00 am Friday, January 6, 2017

WEST POINT – If good planning is the key to success, then West Point’s Christmas decorations next December should be the most successful they’ve been yet thanks to early planning already underway with the city council.

The West Point City Council discussed who should plan and set up Christmas lights at its regular work session on Thursday in hopes of having a smooth set up when it comes time to put up decorations for Christmas 2017.

“We need to talk about getting a committee up for these lights for next year,” said Interim Mayor Steve Tramell. “We’ve had a couple people volunteer to help… but I’d like to see us be proactive next year.”

The council discussed the possibility of the city’s downtown development authority or the local chamber of commerce taking the lead on the project, but they also liked the idea of a community-led group decorating downtown West Point.

“(We need) a task force to help us with events like that – seasonal happenings – so maybe they can provide some funding, and we can provide some funding,” said Councilman Jerry Ledbetter.

The council also discussed changing work session times from 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and 8:15 a.m. on Thursdays to 5:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in order to better accommodate councilmembers and community members who wish to attend.

The West Point City Council plans to meet for its regular meeting on Monday at 6 p.m.

Reach Alicia B. Hill at or at 706-884-7311, Ext. 2154.