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The citizens of Grafton overwhelmingly voted to pass a 0.5 percent Non-Home rule sales tax to support their police department and municipal operations in yesterday’s ballot referendum.
“The Police Chief and I are extremely grateful to the citizens of Grafton for voting for this tax increase.” said Mayor Morrow. “This tax increase will generate roughly $68,000 annually and half of this tax increase will immediately allow us to adjust our officers and municipal workers pay and offer a 3 percent match to their individual retirement accounts with money left over for needed equipment and training requirements.”
The question was passed by a landslide, at 71 percent of the vote.
“I am overwhelmed by the support and outpouring of concern from our citizens for our police officers” said Chief Eric Spanton, Chief of Police for the City of Grafton. “I want to thank the mayor for working non-stop to help our officers and the department, this show of support from the community means a lot to us.” said the Chief.
The city council will vote on the adjusted pay raises at the Tuesday, July 19, Grafton City Council meeting.