The Granville County Board of Commissioners at their meeting on Monday, August 6, 2018 will hold public hearings 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 purposes of the public hearings are to hear public comments on the following zoning map amendment (rezoning) petition and text amendment petition:
Zoning Map Amendment (Rezoning) Petition
Z-1-2018 Peake Road Farm, LLC, Applicant, Property Owners are Gary & William Jones, Jr., Gary Jones, William Jones, Jr. and Vicki and James Brafford III off Peake Road and Old 75 Highway
Peake Road Farm, LLC is requesting to rezone 51.04 acres off Peake Road and Old 75 Highway from Agricultural Residential 40 District (AR-40) to Agricultural Support Enterprises Conditional Zoning District (ASE-CZ). The properties are owned by Gary & William Jones, Jr., Gary Jones, William Jones, Jr., and Vicki & James Brafford III and are identified as portions of Tax Map #190101089875, Tax Map #190101270863, Tax Map #190101176182, and Tax Map #190101388906. The applicant proposes under the conditional zoning district that the rezoned properties be used for a Ground-Mounted Solar Power Energy System “Solar Farm” (NAICS 221119). A site plan illustrating the proposed layout of the project is a part of the application.
Granville County Land Development Code Text Amendment Petition
AMENDMENT TO THE GRANVILLE COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE (LDC) THAT WOULD ADD FLORISTS (NAICS 453110), OFFICE SUPPLIES AND STATIONERY STORES (NAICS 453210), GIFT, NOVELTY, AND SOUVENIR STORES (NAICS 453220), USED MERCHANDISE STORES (NAICS 453310), AND PET AND PET SUPPLIES STORES (NAICS 453910) TO THE LIST OF COMMERCIAL AND RETAIL USES IN SECTION 32-1306 (d) OF THE LDC.
Changes may be made in the advertised proposals, which reflect debate, objections, and discussions at the hearings. 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.
A delegation of Granville County 4-H members attended 4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus, held in Raleigh. More than 120 youth and adults, representing 47 4-H programs across the state, gathered to exchange ideas, gain knowledge and learn through hands on experiences about the importance of being an active and engaged citizen.
Allie Akers and Samuel Dickerson represented Granville County at the June 13-15 conference. Through various conference sessions and facilitated discussions, delegates learned and shared information related to local, state and national government. They also participated in sessions related to youth voice and community change, as well as visiting the Legislative Building to meet with their elected officials and staff.
4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus is sponsored by North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives. 4-H is North Carolina’s largest youth development organization, equipping more than 263,700 young people each year with the skills to succeed and improve the world around them. 4-H programs and camps encourage young people to “learn by doing,” helping them develop into active, contributing citizens. NC State Extension and the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University coordinate 4-H programs statewide.
Click here to view the conference brochure.
Registration information is on the attached brochure and online registration is available at www.DementiaNC.org/henderson.
Featured sessions include:
- Keeping the Peace: Is It Possible When Dementia Progresses?
- Aging and Memory: What’s Normal and What’s Not, a Family Caregiver sharing their story and more.
There will also be sponsors and exhibitors providing comprehensive resource material on site throughout the day.
If you haven’t heard yet, the Granville Athletic Park is getting an 18-hole disc golf course. The Oxford Disc Golf Club is partnering with the County to make this vision a reality. Nine holes will be placed in the existing Phase I and II of the park, and the remaining 9 will go into Phase III.
We are asking the public to help come up with a name for the course.
We want to get the community involved. Submit your recommendation today at https://goo.gl/forms/EBGINMS5nsk76vPB2. You may submit multiple times until the survey is closed. Recommendations that are inappropriate will not be considered.
Survey ends July 16, 2018.
All recommendations will be considered by members of the Granville County staff, the Granville County Recreation Advisory Committee, and the Granville County Board of Commissioners, who will make the final decision as to the name of the new course.
We look forward to hearing your ideas! Please share this link with friends.
The KTRPO has proposed the following regional transportation projects (see attached documents) to be considered for inclusion in the 2020-2029 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) on behalf of Granville County and its municipalities. The points assigned by the KTRPO were done in accordance with the adopted Local Input Methodology. Public comments will be accepted until July 21, 2018. Comments may be sent to the following: email@example.com with the subject line ‘KTRPO Regional Project Comments’. Alternatively, comments may be mailed to the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments office in Henderson, NC. Specific inquiries about projects may be made to either Alrik Lunsford, firstname.lastname@example.org , or Stephanie Harmon, email@example.com .
Congratulations to Oxford’s Parks and Recreation Director, Tina Cheek, and the City of Oxford for opening Granville County’s first dog park! The grand opening event was held on Saturday, June 30th. There was a great turnout with over 25 dogs in attendance. Granville County Animal Control was on site with 4 adoptable dogs and rabies vaccinations. Thanks to all the other vendors that came out to make the event a success. The dog park was funded by a recreation grant from the Granville County Recreation Advisory Committee. Go check out the Hix Dog Park today!
The Granville County Animal Advisory Committee will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the Granville Expo and Convention Center located at 4185 Highway 15 South, Oxford. The purpose of the special meeting is to hold a hearing for a citizen contesting a Dangerous Dog Declaration.
Take the new Granville County Comprehensive Plan Survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GranvilleCompPlan2) to provide your vision for the County! Also, plan on attending the public open house next Tuesday (June 19th) from 5-8 pm at the Granville County Expo Center (4185 US Hwy 15 South, Oxford) to review draft recommendations that have been developed based on feedback received so far. The Comprehensive Plan for the county that will be used to guide decisions related to land use, growth, economic development, and more. Come help plan Granville’s future!
The Granville County Department of Social Services will observe and celebrate Alzheimer’s Awareness Day on June 21 with an art display. Artwork is requested from the public to include in exhibits throughout the county, Senior citizens or those who know someone who has been impacted by Alzheimer’s are asked to participate by submitting artwork to be displayed at branches of the Granville County Library, the Granville County Courthouse and the lobby of the Department of Services Building. The deadline for art submissions is June 18. For more information, contact Mary Chapman at the Granville County Department of Social Services at 919-693-1511 or firstname.lastname@example.org.