See below my two takeaways from this email, in which City Manager Grant Goings summarizes and comments on remarks made by the public at the 18 May 2023 council meeting.
First, “Obviously, the company that performed the survey will not recommend we build a fence on top of potential graves. We will coordinate the location of any fence with the survey results. The width of land we have to work with between the survey border and the required road right of way may determine what type of fence options we have.”
- Here’s New South’s recommendation on fencing. Keyword: “possibly.”
- There is no “width of land … to work with between the survey border and the required road right of way.” The right-of-way contains graves. The power poles are in the cemetery, running along, but outside, the right-of-way. Where’s a fence going to go?
Second, “Mr. Hooks criticized the Council for following the recommendations of the study as it applies to a fence.”
- Castonoble Hooks, like every other citizen (or even non-citizen) of Wilson, has every right to criticize council. Full stop.
Third, off topic, but: I happen to agree with the concern expressed by another person about Wilson’s decision not to broadcast public comment.