Tuesday April 28th was the last Grafton Council meeting prior to three new Aldermen being sworn in at the May 12 meeting. There’s been a “Take Back Grafton” movement that will now find strong support from the new City Council. Take Back Grafton is a group of residents who feel that their quality of life has suffered due to the City’s priority is on tourism. Outdoor music and heavy weekend traffic, among other issues, will receive heavy scrutiny from the next council.
In this session, an attempt to change the agreement with the Calhoun Ferry Company by having them pay one third of annual dredging fees, which was thought to sound the death knell for the ferry service, was defeated after much input from those in the audience who represent tourist related businesses and those worried about how the City would replace tax money gained through tourism.
Near the end of the video, Charles Linnemeyer says his farewell to the Council and reflects on his 6 years as an Alderman.
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