GRAFTON -- Citizens voted Tuesday to relocate the position of the town garage and construct a new one at an estimated cost not to exceed $1.2 million with interest a day after opting to accept a block grant for the project,

Residents voted 46-30 via Australian ballot to move forward on the project that is subject to deduction from any available state and federal grants and other financial assistance or resources of the town. The town garage was severely damaged by Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011 and residents gave a nod to the project at a special town meeting after voting 17-1 by floor vote Monday to accept a Community Development Block Grant and commit to the grant-required 10 percent local match, which will partially or entirely be in-kind.