We take your drinking water quality very seriously and proper preventive maintenance of each component that make up the water system is key. Nothing compares to the importance and value of the water storage tanks and we are excited to announce that rehabilitation work which includes both exterior and interior painting is scheduled to begin mid-June.
Project History and Need
The Thompson Avenue Water Tank is a 500,000-gallon elevated water storage tank originally constructed in 1975. The exterior of the tank was last painted in 2009 and the interior was last painted in 1992.
Scope of Work
The water tank will see a complete exterior and interior cleaning and repainting which is important to protect the integrity of the steel and extend the life of the structure.
During the repainting, other necessary work including foundation maintenance, roof hatches, tank vent replacement, upgrades to safety requirements mandated by OSHA, and roof repairs will be performed.
This work will extend the life of the tank, reducing the need for more costly infrastructure improvements, and it will help preserve water service and quality.
The total project could take approximately 4-6 weeks for completion.
TOWN OF WEST POINT
Mosquito Control Program
The week of June 1st
• the Town of West Point will begin its Mosquito
Control Program. We will be targeting the following areas once per week,
or as necessary.
1st Street Through 23rd Street - Evening spraying Tuesday
23rd Street through points North - Evening spraying Thursday
*ALL SPRAYING SUBJECT TO CHANGE DEPENDING ON WEATHER
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TOWN OF WEST POINT
From James H. Hudson III, Mayor
I hope all of you are well. I am pleased to bring you good news in these uncertain times.
When I was elected as your Mayor, one of my priorities was to increase the Town's undesignated fund balance, or "rainy day fund". These are funds which are not designated for specific uses by the Town but are available to cover unexpected increases in expenses or shortfalls in revenue. Given our dependence on one taxpayer for a large part of our revenue, it is necessary that this fund carry a reasonable balance. The Town Council agreed, as have Councils since then. Through good stewardship and plain old responsible governance, Councils have been able to build the fund balance to an acceptable level while continuing to provide funding for Town services.
Because of Council's sound financial planning and budgeting, we are now in a position to authorize tax reductions to you, our taxpayers. At its April meeting, Council unanimously approved tax rates and a budget for 2020 - 21 which includes a 6.6% reduction on real estate, machinery and tools and personal property tax rates. Council has been preparing for these rate reductions for several years, and the timing could not be better given the current economic challenges we all face. The newly adopted budget anticipates no cut in services. As you would suspect, we have a contingency plan in case revenues decline. While all of the budgeted expenditures are necessary, some are not critical. If needed, we can delay certain expenditures to ensure that necessary funding is available.
Town Council also voted unanimously to institute the West Point H.O.P.E. (Helping Our Pointer Economy) Initiative. In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the hardship it has caused our businesses and families, Council will provide a booklet of vouchers having a total value of $50 to each household in the Town. These vouchers may be spent at any participating business within the Town. The cost of these vouchers will be borne by the Town's General Fund, with no payment from households or participating Town businesses. Council has enlisted the Chamber of Commerce to help implement the program. We anticipate starting the H.O.P.E. Initiative in June, subject to delay if necessary to allow the economy to re-open and more businesses to participate. Specific details of the Initiative will be forthcoming. The Initiative is the brainchild of your Town Manager and staff, and Council thanks them for it.
Finally, let me say once again what a pleasure it is to serve with your Town Council, Town Manager and Town staff. Every member of Council is dedicated, unselfish, smart and gracious. They are public servants in the truest and best sense of the words. They work together tirelessly for no pay, but out of love for this Town and a heartfelt desire for it to be the best it can be for all of our citizens. Your Manager and staff are equally mindful of the needs of our citizens and committed to operating an efficient and caring local government. Give them a thumbs up when you see them.
As always, thank you for letting me serve as your Mayor. Be well and look out for each other.
TOWN OF WEST POINT
From James H. Hudson III, Mayor
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TIME: 3:30 pm
In further response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Town of West Point Offices will close to the Public today at 5:00 pm and will remain closed to the public until further notice, except by appointment.
At this time, all Town Staff will continue to work our regular schedule and continue to provide all services other than the DMV Select. We encourage our citizens to communicate with us by phone or email to the extent possible. At this time, there are no other anticipated changes to the services provided by the Town of West Point.
The main telephone number to Town Hall is (804) 843-3330. In addition, you may contact the Treasurer’s Office directly at (804) 843-4362 or (804) 843-4363. Please visit our website at www.west-point.va.us for additional contact information and access to online services and bill payment. The drop box located in front of Town Hall can also be utilized for delivery of payments and correspondence.
Please continue to follow the Town’s social media platforms for the latest information related to potential changes to Town services (www.facebook.com/townofwestpointva, instagram.com/townofwestpointva, and twitter.com/west_point_va).
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we do our part to help reduce the spread of this virus while we continue to provide Town services.
CONTACT: John B. Edwards, Jr., Town Manager
PHONE: (804) 843-3330
Click here to download a PDF of the official statement
Dear Local Business:
2020 is a special time in the history of our little river town… 150 years of West Point!
We invite all of our local businesses and organizations to become a part of history by sponsoring our 150th Anniversary: A Celebration of Town of West Point.
We’ll be promoting the event on social media, our website, radio, in print, and on the town’s television channel leading up to the week of June 15th, and would be honored to have your support.
There are four sponsorship opportunities available – Relic, Old-Fashioned, Antique and Vintage. We sincerely look forward to sharing this special time in the life of our town with you.
Click Here fo our sponsorship form and opportunities. Don’t miss out on becoming a sponsor. The deadline is Friday, April 24, 2020.
Also, we are asking all businesses/organizations for participation that week. A display of your business or building history would be a nice addition to our celebration. If you will be displaying a history timeline please let us know so we can include you in our schedule of events and advertising material.
For questions, please contact Community Development Director, Holly McGowan, at email@example.com or 804-843-3330.
150th Anniversary Committee
Online E-Check Payment Option
Simply go to “I Want to…” and look for “Pay” at the top of this page
The Town of West Point is pleased to offer online e-check payment and inquire services. This site can be used to make payments and inquire into Parking Tickets, Property Taxes, Real Estate Taxes and Utility Bills.