Grafton – More flexibility with fundraising efforts and less stringent meeting regulations are among the reasons village staff have said the Public Arts Board could be considering a split from the village.

Disbanding from the village to become a nonprofit was an item on the latest Art Board agenda, but the Oct. 10 meeting was cancelled due to a lack of quorum.

“It’s a definite maybe right now that something could happen,” explained Village Administrator Jesse Thyes. “But yes, the quorum issue is among the items that could make things easier for the board moving forward if they were to break away from being a municipal committee.”

The topic spurred from a brief discussion at the board’s last meeting, which Thyes said happened in passing.

“Considering the constraints of being a municipal committee, becoming a body independent of committee regulations is a thought they’re looking into,” he said. “For example, it could be a lot easier for them to fundraise because as a municipal committee, municipal staff shouldn’t necessarily be going out trying to fundraise for one committee or another.”

Though the concept is in the preliminary stages right now, it will most likely be discussed at the next board meeting.

The date of that meeting was not immediately available, but the board generally meets at 5 p.m. in the committee road at Grafton Village Hall, 860 Badger Circle.

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