City Hall facelift wrapping up this week

Josh Presley
Staff Writer

The renovation of the exterior of City Hall looks to be complete by the end of this week. Crews began the facelift, which had been in the works for more than a year, in early February.
The city of West Point received the $81,597 Community Heritage Preservation Grant from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) 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.
The grant will be used to paint the roof of the clock tower and repair or replace the sandstone parapet around the side of the building, according to Mayor Robbie Robinson.
“Some of our window sills were also rotting, and there was to be some light roofing repair and brick work,” Robinson said. “The project also entailed 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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