Saturday, September 23, 2023

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Encroachment agreed to with Talley out of discussion


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.

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