This spring and summer’s flooding has brought up an issue aldermen in Grafton are now considering – how to protect its historic homes. FEMA rules state that once the damage surpasses 50% of the value of the building, those structures must either be raised or demolished. 

With so many structures damaged by the flood, Grafton Mayor Rick Eberlin tells The Big Z they are considering establishing a historic district to protect those structures in the future.


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He says the idea is in the exploratory stage right now. One of the questions to be asked will be whether to include just a couple of blocks, or most of the town along the river.

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