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Medicaid information session scheduled for April 14

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will transition most beneficiaries to NC Medicaid Managed Care statewide on July 1, 2021. Under NC Medicaid Managed Care, the State is contracting with insurance companies called Prepaid Health Plans (PHPs).

 

To share information about these health plans, a “Facebook Live” event is scheduled for Wednesday, April 14. At 9 a.m., those interested in learning more about options available through Medicaid are invited to visit https://www.facebook.com/GranvilleCountyGov for a live presentation and discussion about the upcoming changes to Medicaid.

 

Enrollment for NC Medicaid Managed Care is now open. Beneficiaries can enroll in a health plan in one of the following ways:

  • 1. Go to ncmedicaidplans.gov;
  • 2. Use the NC Medicaid Managed Care mobile app;
  • 3. Call (toll-free) at 1-833-870-5500;
  • 4. Fill out and enrollment form, when you receive it, and mail/fax it back.

 

A health plan is a group of doctors, hospitals and other medical professionals that work together to provide the health care that is needed. Everything – physical health, behavioral health and medicine, will come from the same health plan. Beneficiaries will be able to choose a health plan and primary care provider (PCP) that is best for themselves and for their families. A PCP could be a trusted family doctor, clinic or other health care provider.

 

Those interested in finding out more about changes to Medicaid and the health plans available are invited to view the “Facebook Live” information session on April 14. For more details about Medicaid, please contact your Medicaid caseworker at Granville County Department of Social Services, 919-693-1511. For more details about NC Medicaid Managed Care, please call 1-833-870-5500.

 

Board of Elections prepares to upgrade voting equipment

The Granville County Board of Elections was recently awarded a $50,000 (approximate) grant through the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) as preparations are being made to upgrade voting equipment for the first time since 2006.

 

A simulated election and test of the new voting system and ballot marking device, purchased from State Board of Elections certified vendor Printelect/ES&S, the Granville County Board of Elections’ current vendor, will be held during a public meeting as part of the decision-making process to purchase new voting equipment. The meeting will be held on Thursday, April 15, 2021 starting at 9:00 a.m. at the Granville County Expo & Convention Center, located at 4185 US Highway 15 in Oxford.

 

This meeting is open to the public. Attendees will need to social distance and will be required to wear a mask. If you would like to attend the meeting in person, it will be limited to 30 attendees at a time. Please email Tonya.Burnette@granvillecounty.org to sign up to attend the meeting.

 

If you are unable to attend in person, you may provide information and comments in writing to the Board of Elections office by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Information may also be submitted through email to Tonya.Burnette@granvillecounty.org by the same deadline.

 

The meeting will also be live-streamed. Join the Zoom Meeting at
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For more information about this event, please contact the Granville County Board of Elections office at 919-693-2515.

 

Human Relations Commission makes donation

Granville County’s Human Relations Commission made a $500 donation to Area Congregations in Ministry (ACIM) last week to help meet the needs of residents with food insecurities. The donation followed the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration, held “virtually” this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The Human Relations Commission was established to encourage understanding and good will between all citizens regardless of race, sex, religion, creed, nationality, or economic status, and to promote the general welfare of the community. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast is one of several annual events hosted by the Commission, with canned goods collected at the door each year for the local food pantry.

 

“Since were not able to collect food in our usual way, we were proud to support ACIM financially,” said Rev. John Gooch, Chairman of the Human Relations Commission. “Their work is so important in making sure our residents have the food they need, especially during challenging times like these.”

 

Pictured is Patrice Wilkerson of the Human Relations Commission, ACIM Director Sue HInman and Rev. John Gooch, Chairman of the HRC.

 

ACIM is located at 634 Roxboro Road in Oxford.

 

Legal notice of public hearing

The Granville County Board of Commissioners at their meeting on Monday, April 19, 2021 will hold public hearings at 7:00 p.m. or later at the Granville Expo and Convention Center, 4185 US Highway 15 South in Oxford.

 

The purpose of the public hearings are to hear public comments on the following zoning map amendment (rezoning), land development code text amendment and Granville County Code of Ordinances amendment petitions:

 

Zoning Map Amendment (Rezoning) Petition

 

Z-1-2021: George Barnes, Applicant, Portion of Parcel with frontage on US Highway 158 east of Oxford

George Barnes is requesting to rezone a 1.91 acre portion of a parcel from Agricultural Residential 40 District (AR-40) to Highway Business District (HB). The proposed 1.91 acre parcel would front on US Highway 158 and is currently part of a larger tract currently owned by D.C. Critcher, Jr. and Cathy Critcher. The 1.91 parcel proposed for rezoning is currently part of a larger tract that is more specifically identified as Tax Map #193303247406.

 

Granville County Land Development Code Text Amendment Petition

AMENDMENTS TO THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE (LDC) THAT WOULD INCORPORATE THE STATE-MANDATED LAND USE REGULATION CHANGES AS REQUIRED BY CHAPTER 160D OF THE NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL STATUTES. THE AMENDMENTS AFFECT LAND USE REGULATIONS RELATED TO ZONING, PUBLIC AND QUASI-JUDICIAL HEARING PROCESSES, SUBDIVISIONS, AND ENFORCEMENT. THE AMENDMENTS ARE BEING MADE TO BE CONSISTENT WITH STATE LAW.

 

Granville County Land Development Code Text and Code of Ordinances Amendment Petition

AMENDMENTS TO THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE (LDC) AND CODE OF ORDINANCES THAT WOULD ASSIST IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE GRANVILLE COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN BY ALLOWING CLUSTER SUBDIVISIONS IN RURAL AREAS OF THE COUNTY. THE AMENDMENTS WOULD REMOVE THE REQUIREMENT THAT ALL RESIDENTIAL LOTS LESS THAN 40,000 SQUARE FEET MUST BE SERVED BY PUBLIC WATER AND SEWER FACILITIES AND CANNOT BE SERVED BY SEPTIC TANK AND WATER WELL.

 

Changes may be made in the advertised proposals, which reflect debate, objections, and discussions at the hearings.

 

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.

April is National County Government Month

The month of April has been designated as National County Government Month, an annual celebration of county government and the services and programs local government provides. Since 1991, the National Association of Counties (NACo) has encouraged a spotlight on county programs during this time to raise public awareness and create a focus on the various services provided to the community.

 

This year’s theme for the NACo observance is “Counties Matter.”

 

“Whether responding to COVID-19’s health and economic challenges, strengthening infrastructure, ensuring public safety or building vibrant communities, Counties Matter,” said NACo President Gary Moore. “Now, more than ever, our residents are seeing firsthand the essential functions counties perform. This observance will help highlight how counties work to improve people’s lives every day.”

 

To coincide with this observance, a student art competition is being held to help younger generations learn about county responsibilities and leadership. The goal is to start a dialogue as students are invited to complete this sentence, “I love my county because…” An accompanying work of art, depicting how local county government impacts the community, should be submitted with each entry.

 

Winning artwork will be selected by NACo judges and will be featured in a glossy 18-month calendar to be distributed nationwide. In addition, winning entries – 18 in all from across the nation – will be on display at NACo headquarters in Washington, D.C.

 

On the local level, students who participate – alongside their work – will be featured in a county-wide social media campaign spotlighting the programs and services provided in Granville County. Local entries will also be displayed at all four branches of the Granville County Library System.

 

Students who are eligible to compete must be between the ages of 5 and 18 (grades 1 through 12) in the 2020/2021 academic year. Each submission must be original artwork created in the current school year.

 

Artwork must be horizontal in format (11 by 8.5 inches, to fit the national calendar size) and will be judged on technical skill and creativity. All entries must reflect the completed statement “I love my county because _________ __________ _______,” with the blanks filled in and included with the artwork submitted. While there is no limit to the number of words used to complete the sentence, all entries must include the artist’s name, grade, school and contact information.

 

“We are looking forward to seeing some creative work from our younger citizens and future leaders,” said Granville County Board of Commissioners Chair Sue Hinman. “We want to ensure Granville County students are represented in this contest, because OUR County Matters!”

 

Submitted artwork should be sent to:

 

Granville County Administration
County Manager’s Office
PO Box 906
Oxford, NC 27565

 

Entries may also be brought to the County Administration Office at 141 Williamsboro Street in Oxford or submitted by email to lynn.allred@granvillecounty.org.

 

The submission deadline is May 31, 2021. All local entries will be forwarded to NACo for the national contest. For more information, please contact Lynn Allred, Granville County Public Information Officer, at 919-693-5240.

 

Notice of Remote Meeting, County Commissioners

The Granville County Board of Commissioners will meet remotely by Zoom conference call on Monday, April 5, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. for the regular scheduled meeting. Please contact the County Administration Office at 919-693-5240 to receive the registration link.

 

Public comments will be accepted in written format and must be received by Monday, April 5, at 12:00 p.m. by mail to P.O. Box 906, Oxford, NC 27565 or email to grancomrs@granvillecounty.org (mailto:grancomrs@granvillecounty.org)

 

To view the agenda, please click here.

 

Debra A. Weary

Clerk to the Granville County Board of Commissioners

Notice of meeting cancellation

The Granville County Board of Elections meeting scheduled for Monday, April 5, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. has been cancelled and rescheduled to Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. That meeting has also been cancelled and has been rescheduled to Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. at the Granville County Expo & Convention Center, located at 4185 US Hwy 15 South, Oxford, NC. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct a simulated election and test of a new voting system and ballot marking device from State Board of Elections certified vendor Printelect/ES&S, the current vendor, during a public meeting as part of the decision-making process to purchase new voting equipment.  

 

The Granville County Board of Elections is preparing to upgrade voting equipment for the first time since 2006, and was recently awarded approximately $50,000 Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Grant to assist with the purchase.

 

The meeting will also be live streamed by Zoom using the link below:

 

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The meeting is open to the public. Attendees will need to social distance and will be required to wear a mask. If you would like to attend the meeting in person, it will be limited to 30 attendees at a time. Please email Tonya.Burnette@granvillecounty.org to sign up to attend the meeting.

 

If you are unable to attend in person, you may provide information and comments in writing to the Board of Elections office by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Information may also be submitted through email to Tonya.Burnette@granvillecounty.org by the same deadline.

 

For more information about the event, please contact the Granville County Board of Elections office at 919-693-2515.  

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