Graham’s city council voted 3-1 this week to enter into an encroachment agreement with Chuck Talley – the husband of council member Jennifer Talley – for an encroachment he had sought to build a staircase to a second floor patio above a new addition he has built beside Whit’s Custard on Court Square.
Jennifer Talley asked to be recused from the discussion and vote, which was agreed to by fellow council members.
Council member Melody Wiggins opposed the encroachment request, arguing that special consideration seemed to be given to projects by the Talleys, who, Wiggins said, have two other encroachments in the downtown area.
But neither the mayor nor other councilmen saw a problem with the project; the vote was 3-1, with only Wiggins opposed.
MORE GRAHAM NEWS IN THIS WEEK’S (MAY 13) EDITION:
* Interim manager’s budget proposes more police, higher monthly trash fees, no property tax increase: https://alamancenews.com/graham-managers-proposed-budget-would-add-two-police-officers-higher-mo-trash-fees-but-no-property-tax-hike/
* Windsor Homes wins approval for 179-home subdivision off Rogers Road: https://alamancenews.com/graham-council-oks-new-windsor-homes-subdivision-with-mix-of-single-family-homes-and-townhouses/
* Proposal for temporary extension of more days for food trucks fails: https://alamancenews.com/expansion-of-food-truck-frequency-in-downtown-graham-fails/
* Graham council votes for land purchase for new fire station: https://alamancenews.com/graham-city-council-authorizes-land-purchase-for-new-fire-substation/
* Protester arrested for trespassing in Graham restaurant: https://alamancenews.com/additional-protester-arrested-for-uproar-in-busy-graham-eatery/