The Granville County Tourism Development Authority (GCTDA) is now accepting applications for the upcoming fiscal year. The 2019-2020 grant application period runs from Jan. 1, 2019 through April 1, 2020.
The Primary Purpose of the Granville Tourism Development Authority (GTDA) Mini-Grant Program is to stimulate and assist Granville County organizations and agencies in the enhancement, promotion and marketing of tourism and culturally related events that create a known economic impact from visitor spending. This program is designed to establish activities and events which can eventually grow and thrive without direct funding from this grant program. Funding from the GTDA Mini-Grant should be considered as a supplemental resource only.
Primary consideration will be given to projects/programs with demonstrated/defined potential for positive economic impact to projects that promote travel and the GTDA’s mission of promoting the area as a destination and increase occupancy rates in Granville County through day and weekend visits. Events planned for off-peak times may receive higher priority and first consideration by the GTDA.
Applicants eligible for grant funding must be a Granville County-based community group, non-profit organization, county municipalities or recognized community within the county lines. For-profit groups cannot apply for grant funds unless the event’s proceeds will go to a community supported event (i.e. fundraiser).
Total funding of any event, project, or program will not be greater than 25 percent of the total project budget and will not exceed $5,000. Included with the request may be a one-time artist/entertainment allowance up to $1,000. If this allowance is granted, the GTDA expects the artist/entertainment source to publicize the event and to include the Tourism Development Authority in all advertisements.
Applications are available through http://www.granvillecounty.org/visitors/or through the Granville County Tourism Development office in Oxford. All applications should be submitted by email to email@example.com, or in person/by mail to the Granville County Tourism Development office (124 Hillsboro Street, P.O. Box 820, Oxford NC, 27565) by April 1, 2019 at 5 p.m. The Tourism office is located inside Granville Chamber of Commerce office in Downtown Oxford.
Grant information sessions will be held throughout the cycle. Visit http://www.granvillecounty.org/visitors/ or contact the Granville County Tourism Office at 919-693-5125 for more details about these sessions.
To learn more about this grant, contact Granville County Tourism Director Angela Allen by phone at 919-693-6125 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information sessions for the Granville County Recreation Grant are scheduled for:
- Wednesday, December 12th, from 10-11am at the County Manager’s Office in Oxford
- Friday, January 4th, from 3:30-4:30pm at the County Manager’s Office in Oxford
- Monday, January 7th, from 5:30-6:30pm at Thornton Library, Oxford
Learn more about the recreation grant here.
A quorum of the Granville County Board of Commissioners may be present on Thursday, November 29, 2018 for a presentation on regional broadband hosted by Kerr-Tar Council of Government. The presentation will begin at 5:00 p.m. at the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Government’s Administrative Offices, 1724 Graham Avenue, Henderson. For more information, please contact the County Manager’s Office at 919-693-5240.
Debra A. Weary
Clerk to the Board
The Granville County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, on Monday, November 19, 2018 in the Granville County Board of Commissioners Meeting Room located at Granville County Expo & Convention Center, 4185 US Hwy 15 South, Oxford, North Carolina 27565. The purpose of the public hearing is to receive comments on the acquisition by Granville County of all right, title and interest in and to that certain tract of land containing approximately 11.28 acres identified as Tax Map No. 191211567918 and that certain tract of land containing approximately 11.13 acres identified as Tax Map No. 191211577430, said tracts being more particularly described in deed recorded at Book 1168, Page 869, Granville County Registry (collectively the “Property”). The Commissioners invite all interested persons to attend and present their views. The County, pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. §158-7.1 and subject to public comment at the public hearing for which notice is hereby given, plans to acquire the Property for industrial and/or commercial use. The purchase price of the Property is $61,705.93 plus ordinary and customary closing expenses. The source of funding for the acquisition will be an appropriation from Granville County’s fund balance.
All interested citizens are invited and urged to attend.
Debra A. Weary, Clerk to the Granville County Board of Commissioners
A quorum of the Granville County Board of Commissioners may be present on November 15, 2018 for a bus tour of Granville County Commissioner District 5. The bus tour will begin at 9:00 a.m. or shortly after and leave from the Granville County Administration parking lot located at 141 Williamsboro Street, Oxford, NC. For more information, please contact the County Manager’s Office at 919-693-5240.
Debra A. Weary
Clerk to the Board
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 2, 2018. The public hearing will be held on Monday, October 15th at or around 7 pm before the Granville County Board of Commissioners at the Granville County Expo and Convention 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 11, 2018 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.
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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, 2018.
The Granville County Animal Control Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Oct. 11 has been rescheduled for Nov. 8th at 7 p.m. at the Granville County Expo and Convention Center.
The Granville County Library Board of Trustees meeting scheduled for Oct. 11 has been cancelled.
The Granville Greenways Advisory Council meeting scheduled for Oct. 11 has been cancelled.
The Granville County Board of Commissioners at their meeting on Monday, October 15, 2018 will hold a public hearing on the Draft Comprehensive Plan: Planning Granville’s Future: Our Path Forward 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. The draft Plan includes a vision, goals, and recommendations that will guide decisions related to land use, growth, economic development, and more in the coming years. Review and comment on the Draft Plan: www.granvillecounty.org/residents/planning-zoning/comprehensive-plan-update/
The Granville County Board of Commissioners at their meeting on Monday, October 15, 2018 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 text amendment petition:
Granville County Land Development Code Text Amendment Petition
AMENDMENT TO THE GRANVILLE COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE (LDC) THAT WOULD CHANGE THE DATE FOR THE FLOOD INSURANCE STUDY AND ITS ACCOMPANYING FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAPS FOR GRANVILLE COUNTY FROM 4-16-13 TO 10-19-18. THE AMENDMENT WOULD ALSO MAKE FUTURE REVISIONS TO THE FLOOD INSURANCE STUDY AND ACCOMPANYING FLOOD INSURANCE MAPS FOR GRANVILLE COUNTY THAT DO NOT CHANGE FLOOD HAZARD DATA WITHIN THE JURISDICTIONAL AUTHORITY OF GRANVILLE COUNTY ADOPTED BY REFERENCE AND DECLARED A PART OF THE LDC. THE AMENDMENT ALSO STATES THAT SUBSEQUENT LETTER OF MAP REVISIONS (LOMRs) AND/OR PHYSICAL MAP REVISIONS (PMRs) SHALL BE ADOPTED WITHIN 3 MONTHS. THE AMENDMENTS ARE AT THE DIRECTION OF THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA SO THAT GRANVILLE COUNTY RESIDENTS MAY CONTINUE TO HAVE FLOOD INSURANCE.
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.