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PUBLIC NOTICE

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

 

Public Hearing Notice

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.may@granvillecounty.org.

 

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, 2019 through June 30, 2020

 

Project

 

Total Amount Local Share  
Administrative

 

$       $        (15%)
Operating (5311)

 

$       $        (50%)
Capital (Vehicles & Other)

 

5310 Operating

 

$ 161,000

 

$     

$ 16,100

 

 $     

 (10%)

 

 (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, 2018

 

 

Change of Meeting Dates and Cancellations

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.

Notice of Public Hearing

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/

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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.

 

 

Little Free Libraries Come to the GAP

As a part of the partnership between Granville County Government and the Granville County United Way, two new partners have highlighted a different type of recreation at the Granville Athletic Park (the GAP). Franklin Granville Vance (FGV) Smart Start partnered with Boy Scout Troop 637 (sponsored by the Oxford United Methodist Church) to build, install, and stock two little free libraries at the GAP. Steve Sievert is the troop leader. The work to cut, paint, and assemble the libraries was performed by Chay Strother as a part of his Eagle project.

One library is located near the butterfly garden at the Belltown Road entrance to the park, and the other library is located near the playground and picnic shelter area. A variety of books will be provided for visitors to read while attending the park or to take home with them.

FGV Smart Start is asking for donations of books to keep the Little Free Libraries stocked. Call FGV at 919-433-9110 to donate. You can also take a book to exchange when you visit the little free libraries.

The partnership between Granville County and the United Way is a three-year community focus to diversify recreation at the GAP and to make the park a more inclusive space for all. The GAP is located at 4615 Belltown Road, Oxford.

 

Granville County District Tours Commence

County Commissioners have begun tours of their districts with interested board members, staff, and community stakeholders. During the month of September, Commissioners of District 6 (Tim Karan), District 1 (Zelodis Jay), District 2 (David Smith), and District 7 (Edgar Smoak) have taken a tour bus through every nook and cranny of their sections of Granville County. Tour groups have seen visitor attractions, county and municipal infrastructure, historic sites, residential developments, major industries, and much more. Below are a few shots from each district. Visit us on Facebook @GranvilleCountyGov for more photos.

 

Granville County Shelter Dogs Head Out West

Weather conditions across the state led to some unexpected assistance in Granville County this week as a Kansas animal rescue group provided relief to the animal shelter.

 

In an effort to assist those impacted by Hurricane Florence, Unleashed Pet Rescue and Adoption of Mission, Kansas – with assistance from Polk County SPCA of Livingston, Texas and Paws4Life of Shreveport, Louisiana – reached out to North Carolina animal shelters who were at or near capacity, arriving with transport units to take animals back to safer areas.  According to Granville County Animal Control Director Matt Katz, there was room for several more animals on the return trip. This was a welcome relief locally, as kennels were already pressed for space before the storm even made landfall on our coast.

 

Over the weekend, several more pets had been surrendered to the Granville County shelter and no more kennel space was available, Katz explains. When volunteer Roxanne Blackburn was contacted by Sherry Davis with the Polk County SPCA about pulling animals on their way out of North Carolina, the offer couldn’t have come at a better time.

 

Granville County’s Animal Shelter’s save rate is 80 to 90 percent, Katz noted, but the “tough decisions” sometimes have to be made. Not this time, however, as 26 animals were rescued.

 

Unleashed Pet Rescue is a licensed, nonprofit animal shelter that works to save the lives of rescued pets, pulling them to safety. The organization works to find homes for pets of all ages, health, temperaments and history, giving each animal an opportunity for a better life. During Hurricane Harvey, Unleashed Pet Rescue was an integral part of the animal rescue efforts along the Gulf Coast, as well as offering assistance during other emergencies across the nation. 

 

Katz says that this will be the first time all year that the shelter has had this many open kennels.

 

“These folks also pulled dogs from Franklin and Vance Counties on their way out of the state,” Katz said. “This may lead to another avenue for placement of our dogs.”

 

Katz credits Roxanne Blackburn for taking the initiative and “jumping on this opportunity,” and asks anyone interested in the welfare of local animals to thank these groups for their assistance.

 

“We are grateful to Roxanne for all her help in this, and ask everyone to please take a moment to thank these groups on their Facebook pages. This opens up so many opportunities for us, and we couldn’t be more grateful.”

 

 

Granville County Offices to Close Due to Weather

Due to impending weather conditions, Granville County offices will close at 12:30 pm on Thursday, September 13th, and all day on Friday, September 14th. Our goal is to keep all of our employees safe during this time while we also make preparations to prioritize the safety of our greater community. Thank you for your understanding, and we apologize for any inconvenience. 

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