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By Dena Martin
The Times 

Waitsburg Grandstand's Days May Be Numbered

Fifty-nine percent of voters preferred demolition in recent advisory vote


April 12, 2018

Ken Graham

The Waitsburg's horse racing facilities have seen better days. Earlier this month, nearly 60 percent of voters in an advisory ballon said they would prefer to see the grandstands at the Waitsburg Fairgrounds demolished, rather the city spending money to repair or replace the facility.

WAITSBURG – This year's annual Waitsburg city ballot included an advisory item, with the city council seeking community input on whether to demolish, repair or replace the unsafe grandstands at the Waitsburg Fairgrounds. One hundred twenty-four citizens, 59% of the total, voted to tear down the grandstands, 81 voted to repair the facility, and six voted for complete replacement.

"Though it was an advisory vote and the City Council has the final decision, I would like to think that since it was almost a 60/30 split between options one and two, they would honor the wishes of the citizens a...

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