Voters will be asked to vote for a $1 million bond to restore the Townhouse; the bond is contingent on $4.3 million in private money being raised.
A forum was held Sunday, Oct. 6, at One Grafton Common in the Great Hall; another will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18 in the same location. Attendees may view the schematics of the master plan for the Grafton Town House and listen to a short presentation. A question and answer session will follow. Tours of the building will also be available.
The Community Preservation Committee has submitted the warrant article that asks residents to vote on approving $1 million in future funding to help pay for the final phase of renovation. The Grafton Town House Oversight Committee, in conjunction with Apple Tree Arts, applied to CPC for the funding request.
Apple Tree Arts, a nonprofit community music and theatre arts school, working with the Grafton Town House Oversight Committee must raise $4.357 million before CPC will provide the funding. $662,738 from previously secured funding will be applied towards the project. The total cost of the final phase will be $5.3 million.