There will be a Fall Clean Out Recycle and Collection Event on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Granville County Convention/Expo Center, 4185 US Hwy 15, Oxford, NC. Contact information: Teresa Baker, Recycle Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-725-1417.
This is to inform the public that a public hearing will be held on the proposed 5310 Community Transportation Program Application to be submitted to the North Carolina Department of Transportation no later than November 3, 2017. The public hearing will be held on Monday, October 16 at or around 7 pm before the Granville County Board of Commissioners at the Granville County Expo Center, located at 4185 Hwy. 15 South, Oxford, NC 27565.
Those interested in attending the public hearing and needing either auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or a language translator should contact Kathy May on or before October 31, 2017 at telephone number 919/693-1930 or via email at Kathy.email@example.com.
The Community Transportation Program provides assistance to coordinate existing transportation programs operating in Granville County as well as provides transportation options and services for the communities within this service area. These services are currently provided using KARTS. Services are rendered by Granville County Senior Services.
The total estimated amount requested for the period (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019)
Project Total Amount Local Share
Administrative $ $ (15%)
Operating (5311) $ $ (50%)
Capital (Vehicles & Other) $161,000 $16,100 (10%)
5310 Operating $ $ (50%)
Other $ $ ( %)
TOTAL PROJECT $161,000 $16,100
Total Funding Request Total Local Share
This application may be inspected at the Granville County Senior Center from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. weekdays. Written comments should be directed to Kathy May before October 31, 2017.
President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the first National Fire Prevention Week on October 4-10, 1925, beginning a tradition of the President of the United States signing a proclamation recognizing the occasion. It is observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which October 9 falls, in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began October 8, 1871, and did most of its damage October 9. The horrific conflagration killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres.
In observance of National Fire Prevention week I would like to take this time to increase fire safety awareness in the workplace. There are time-tested ways to prevent and survive a fire. It’s not a question of luck. It’s a matter of planning ahead.
To prevent fires and protect yourself if a fire occurs:
Never put hot matches or cigarette butts into office trash.
Keep paper and other flammables away from heat sources, such as heat vents, space heaters, stovetops and ovens.
Keep equipment and furniture away from exits, and never lock or block exit doors.
Learn your emergency exit route in advance so you can get out quickly. Have at least one alternate route in mind in case your initial route is blocked or otherwise impassable.
At the first sign of a fire, call 911 and/or activate the nearest fire alarm.
If no fire alarm system is available, try to alert as many of your co-workers as possible of the need to evacuate. You may appoint one or more persons on each floor or in each department to ensure all staff present have been alerted and evacuated.
If you were unable to activate a fire alarm, report the fire as soon as possible after you have reached a safe place.
Do a headcount. If necessary, alert responding firefighters of the need to conduct rescue operations.
If the fire is very small and you’ve been trained to do so, use the nearest fire extinguisher to put out the fire, then proceed to evacuate until trained firefighters arrive and confirm the fire danger has passed.
If the fire is large or you are untrained, evacuate immediately and report to your pre-determined assembly spot.
While evacuating, if you come to a closed door, use the back of your hand to feel if it’s hot to the touch. If it is, DON’T OPEN IT. Use another route.
Because all fires require oxygen to burn, try to close all doors behind you as you evacuate.
If you must escape through smoke, keep your body as low to the floor as possible, since both smoke and heat rise. Cover your nose and mouth with your sleeve or other cloth.
If you are trapped, seal up all room vents and stay close to the floor where there should be more oxygen.
If your clothing catches fire, DON’T RUN. Stop, drop and roll to smother the flames.
Under no circumstances should you ever go back into a burning building. Once you have escaped the danger, stay out. Let trained firefighters conduct rescue operations.
Robin H. Edwards
Granville County, NC
(919) 603-1310 Voice
(919) 603-1399 Fax
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in compliance with the Machinery Act of North Carolina under G.S.105-317 that the proposed schedules, standards and rules to be used in appraising real property, for market and use value, in Granville County have been submitted to the Granville County Board of Commissioners and are available for public inspection in the Assessor’s office at 141 Williamsboro St, Oxford, NC.
A PUBLIC HEARING on the proposed schedules, standards and rules will be held on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 7:00pm, during the Commissioner’s regular meeting, at the Granville County Expo and Convention Center, 4185 US Hwy 15 South, Oxford, NC.
On October 17, 2017, County Commissioners in both Granville and Vance Counties along with key partners in health and wellness, will host a Community Leadership Forum on Opioid Abuse. The event will bring together local elected leaders and other key partners to discuss ways to address opioid abuse in Granville and Vance Counties. The Forum is open to the public and will take place at the Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Additional sponsors include: Cardinal Innovations Healthcare, The NC Harm Reduction Coalition, Triangle North Healthcare Foundation, and Vance-Granville Community College.
In recent years, North Carolina has seen a spike in opioid related overdose deaths. According to data provided by the NC Department of Health and Human Services, more than 13,000 North Carolinians have died from unintentional overdose deaths since 1999. Across the United States, accidental death from Opioid overdose now exceeds accidental death from car crashes.
In 2015, Granville Vance Public Health (GVPH) launched Project VIBRANT (Vance Initiates Bringing Resources and Naloxone Training) in partnership with the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (NCHRC) to address the increase in opioid overdose and death. Since October 2015, more than 140 successful overdose reversals were reported to the NCHRC in Vance and Granville counties, using naloxone kits distributed directly to individuals at risk of experiencing or witnessing an overdose.
Lisa Harrison, Health Director for GVPH and a sponsor of the Community Leadership Forum is encouraged with the success of Project VIBRANT but knows that more work needs to be done. “We hope that this Forum is a first step in educating community leaders and the public about the opioid crisis and what resources are available to family members and their loved ones suffering with addiction. These drugs are inherently risky and many people begin their use of opioids with a prescription from a doctor for a very valid health-related and pain-management reason.”
The Granville Vance County Community Leadership Forum on Opioid Abuse is part of a Presidential Initiative established by the President of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) and Davidson County Commissioner, Fred McClure. NCACC is supporting the effort by providing planning materials and technical assistance to enable each county to hold their own forum. The materials are available online at www.ncacc.org/opioidforum.
About the NCACC: The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) is the official voice of all 100 counties on issues being considered by the General Assembly, Congress and federal and state agencies. The Association provides expertise to counties in the areas of advocacy, research, risk management and education and leadership training.
All interested persons please take notice that a public hearing will be held by the Granville County Board of Commissioners pursuant to N.C.G.S. 158-7.1 on October 16, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. or shortly thereafter in the auditorium of the Granville County Expo and Convention Center, located at 4185 US Hwy 15 South, Oxford, North Carolina.
The purpose of the public hearing is to hear the views of the public on aiding and encouraging the location or expansion of industrial facilities in Granville County, specifically as follows: the expansion of a manufacturing company in Granville County to expand it existing facility. The company will invest approximately $16,125,000 and employ potentially 55 new employees. The maximum cost of the County-funded improvements will be up to $275,000 in accordance with the County’s funding policy. This project will be funded with general County operating funds. The cost to the County of the County-funded capital improvements will be offset by new tax revenues generated by the company’s capital investment in the project over a period not to exceed five years.
The public benefits to be derived from the making of these improvements include the development of industrial properties which will increase the County’s tax base to better provide for County services, and to increase employment opportunities within the County.
All interested citizens are invited and urged to attend.
Debra A. Weary, Clerk to the Granville County
Board of Commissioners
The Granville County Board of Commissioners at their meeting on Monday, October 16, 2017 will hold a public hearing at 7:00 PM or later in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room in the Auditorium at the Granville Expo and Convention Center at 4185 US Highway 15 South, Oxford, N.C. 27565.
The purpose of the public hearing is to hear public comments on the following land development code text amendment petition:
Granville County Land Development Code Text Amendment Petition
AMENDMENT TO THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE (LDC) THAT WOULD ADD A STANDARD IN SECTION 32-201 FOR INSTITUTIONAL RESIDENTIAL LAND USES THAT THE LAND USE BE SERVED BY PUBLIC WATER AND SEWER IN THE ZONING DISTRICTS WHERE THE LAND USE IS A LIMITED USE. THE AMENDMENT WOULD ALSO INCLUDE: (1) CHANGE JUNIOR HIGH TO MIDDLE SCHOOL IN THE INSTITUTIONAL LAND USE’S DEFINITION; AND, (2) ALLOW PUBLIC OR PRIVATE ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, AND HIGH SCHOOLS WITH LIVE-IN FACILITIES ON-SITE AS A INSTITUTIONAL RESIDENTIAL LAND USE AND REMOVE LANGUAGE FROM SAME LAND USE THAT SAYS OTHER THAN UNIVERSITIES, COLLEGES AND PREPARATORY SCHOOLS.
Changes may be made in the advertised proposal, which reflect debate, objections, and discussions at the hearing. Any interested citizen is invited to attend.
For additional information or public examination, contact the Granville County Planning Department, 122 Williamsboro Street, P.O. Box 877, Oxford, NC 27565; phone 919-603-1331 or fax 919-693-6794.
Volunteers from Altec worked diligently on October 3rd and 4th to re-paint the lines on the GAP Pavilion for basketball, as well as paint brand new lines for pickleball courts! There are now 4 pickleball courts at the GAP. The Altec volunteers identified this project need through the Granville County United Way’s Day of Caring network. The Granville County United Way has partnered with Granville County to take on a three-year community focus to diversify recreation at the Granville Athletic Park and to make recreation more inclusive. Thanks to all those that came out to help! For those interested in playing outdoor pickleball, there are no nets currently installed on these courts. Securing nets will be the next phase of bringing pickleball to the GAP. If you are interested in helping, please contact the Granville County United Way or contact Granville County Government County Manager’s Office.
Dean Askew of the Providence area of Granville County has joined the Granville County Soil and Water District’s Board of Supervisors. Askew was approved by the N.C. Division of Soil and Water Commission to serve as one of two supervisors appointed to the Granville County board. A graduate of North Carolina State University, Askew, retired Superintendent of the Butner Cattle Field Laboratory, currently works as a Beef Network Coordinator with First Hand Foods. He is married and has two children.