Archive for July, 2017

Upcoming Recreation Advisory Committee Grant Information Session

An information session will be held on August 17 at 5 pm regarding the Recreation Advisory Committee 2017-2018 grant cycle. The meeting will be held in Oxford at Thornton Library. If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP to .



The Granville County Board of Commissioners at their meeting on Monday, August 7, 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 zoning map amendment (rezoning) petition:


Zoning Map Amendment (Rezoning) Petition


Z-1-2017     Jonathan & Megan Cash, Applicants, former restaurant property located

                     at 1195 US HWY 158 in Berea


Jonathan & Megan Cash are requesting to rezone the former restaurant property located at 1195 US HWY 158 West from Agricultural Residential 40 District (AR-40) to Neighborhood Business District (NB). The parcel is more specifically identified as Tax Map #097304649069.


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.


Please help us spread the word about a scam targeting our community. Someone using the number (919) 277-0344 is calling Oxford residents claiming to represent the Oxford Fire Department and  claiming they are raising money for our schools. This is a scam. Do not provide them with any personal or financial information. If you received such a call and did provide them with any information you should contact your financial institution immediately and report the incident. As always, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the legitimacy of a fundraiser or event. Thanks.

8th Annual Holiday Bazaar

Granville County Senior Services will be holding their 8th Annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 4, 2017.  Stop by between 9am and 3pm to shop with talented arts and craft vendors and some direct sale vendors.  Our staff will be cooking their famous hot dogs with all the fixings and for dessert check out our bake sale items.  For more information on becoming a vendor call the center at 919-693-1930.  

Click to print a copy of the  Bazaar Application

Public Hearing for Draft Hazardous Waste Renewal Permit for Veolia ES Technical Solutions, L.L.C.

This is to notify the public of the issuance by the North Carolina Division of Waste Management’s Hazardous Waste Section of a draft renewal permit for Veolia ES Technical Solutions, L.L.C. located at 2176 Will Suitt Road in Butner, North Carolina.


A public hearing will be held August 14, 2017 at 10:30 am in the meeting room at the Granville County Public Library, South Branch, located at 1550 S. Campus Drive in Creedmoor, North Carolina. All attendees will have the opportunity to present five (5) minute oral statements regarding the draft renewal permit and/or to submit written comments and data.


In conjunction with the issuance of the draft renewal permit, written comments can also be sent during the public comment period of July 15, 2017 – August 29, 2017 to the following address:


Julie Woosley, Hazardous Waste Section Chief
NC Division of Waste Management
MSC 1646
Raleigh, NC 27699-1646


All data submitted by the applicant is part of the administrative record and available for your review Monday through Friday during office hours (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.). Copies of the renewal permit application, the draft renewal permit, and a fact sheet are available at the Hazardous Waste Section located at 217 West Jones Street in Raleigh, North Carolina. Call (919) 707-8270 for an appointment before arriving. The draft permit can also be found online at the following location: Files are also accessible through the document management system at: To locate relevant files, search using the ID Number: NCD986166338.


A summary of the renewal permit follows: Veolia is a commercial hazardous waste storage and treatment facility which accepts all RCRA listed and characteristic wastes from many types of industries. The principal operation is the temporary storage of containerized waste in trailers. Once the trailers are fully loaded they are shipped to the final treatment or disposal facility. Veolia will be permitted to manage up to 88,000 gallons of hazardous wastes at a time.


All comments received during the public comment period or at the hearing will be considered in the decision regarding this renewal permit. Comments received after the public comment period ends will not be considered. The statutory authority for calling the permit hearing is G.S. 130A-294(f). Applicable State rules are found in the North Carolina Hazardous Waste Management Rules 15A NCAC 13A .0105, .0109, and .0113. These rules adopt the requirements of the Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act as amended by the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984.


Anyone desiring additional information may contact Katherine O’Neal at (919) 707-8209 or Katherine.Oneal@ncdenr.govor at the address listed above.


Beginning Thursday, September 7th, the Granville County Tax Office will open at 9:30 a.m. on Thursdays to serve taxpayers.  This change in office hours is for Staff Development.


Monday – Wednesday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Granville County Installs Cigarette Litter Receptacles for Keep Granville County Beautiful Initiative

Granville County has completed installation of cigarette litter receptacles that were funded by a $5000 grant from the Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP). The CLPP stipulates that a portion of the grant funds were to be spent on the receptacles and a portion of the funds were to be spent on messaging. The receptacles include messaging that encourages passersby to “Keep Granville County Beautiful” and thanks users for “being a part of the solution.” Each receptacle should hold approximately 700 cigarette ends.

               Receptacles were placed in problem areas and transition areas with a focus on government buildings, downtown areas, and parks. The receptacles can be found by the Bullock Post Office, the Stem Town Hall, Lake Rogers in Creedmoor, the Granville Athletic Park, Wilton Slopes, the Granville County Animal Shelter, the Granville County Courthouse, the Granville County Administrative Complex and Detention Center, and other areas in downtown Oxford. Over 2100 cigarette ends were counted and collected in the immediate area around the placement of the receptacles during an initial scan. The grant also provided pocket ash trays and cup holder ashtrays which were given out at the Granville County Administrative Building.

               Granville County Government is one of 37 organizations to receive grant funding for 2017, totaling $297,500, through the 2017 Cigarette Litter Prevention Program. The Cigarette Litter Prevention Program, now in its 15th year, is the nation’s largest program aimed at reducing cigarette litter. Communities that implemented the Cigarette Litter Prevention Program in 2016 realized an average 60 percent reduction in cigarette litter, an 8 percent increase over the 2015 results.

               Tobacco products, consisting mainly of cigarette butts, are the most littered item in America, representing nearly 38 percent of all items littered, according to “Litter in America,” Keep America Beautiful’s landmark study of litter and littering behavior. Research has shown that even self-reported “non-litterers” often don’t consider tossing cigarette butts on the ground to be “littering.”  Keep America Beautiful has found that cigarette butt litter occurs most often at transition points—areas where a person must stop smoking before proceeding into another area.  These include bus stops, entrances to stores and public buildings, and the sidewalk areas outside of bars and restaurants, among others

               Granville County Grants Coordinator, Charla Duncan, and Granville County Environmental Services Director, Jason Falls, would like to thank David Cottrell and the City of Oxford for their cooperation in this effort, as well as officials in Bullock, Creedmoor, and Stem. Also involved in the effort was the Granville County General Services Department, who fabricated and installed special posts for receptacles, as well as the Granville County Addressing Department who installed “no littering” signage at county parks to accompany the new receptacles.

Recreation Advisory Committee Grant Information Session

An information session will be held on July 18 at 3 pm regarding the Recreation Advisory Committee 2017-2018 grant cycle. The meeting will be held in the County Manager’s Office, 141 Williamsboro Street, Oxford. Seating is limited, so if you’re interested in attending please RSVP to



Possible Quorum July 13th


A quorum of the Granville County Board of Commissioners may be present on Thursday, July 13, 2017 for an official kick-off of the Law Enforcement Center Project.  The kick-off will be held at 1:45 p.m. at the Granville County Senior Center located at 107 Lanier Street, Oxford, NC, in the large conference room.   For more information, please contact the County Manager’s Office at 919-693-5240.

Debra A. Weary, Clerk to the Board

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