Posted May 27, 2022
A group of Granville County residents seeking a tangible method of honoring law enforcement officers along with other first responders have installed a “Heroes’ Corner” shelf at the Granville County Law Enforcement Center. The goal of Heroes’ Corner is to provide a consistent show of appreciation for law enforcement from the community with snacks and quick grab-and-go meals, as well as providing an avenue for officers to submit prayer requests or share concerns with Heroes’ Corner volunteers.
Members of the Granville County Board of Commissioners along with representatives from the Sheriff’s Office and County Administration gathered to dedicate the shelf on May 25. Chip Fudge and Hannah Altieri, two Heroes’ Corner volunteers, thanked law enforcement for their service and spoke about how grateful they were for the opportunity to connect with and serve the Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff John Hardy reported that the shelves are already “well utilized” since their installation two weeks prior and reiterated how much it means to his deputies to know that the community is thinking about them and their safety.
Commissioner, and former Granville County Sheriff, David Smith, along with Commissioners Zelodis Jay and Russ May attended the event and spoke about the lives of service that employees of the Sheriff’s Office have dedicated themselves to. Commissioner Smith remarked on the feeling of comfort he, and other residents of Granville County have, knowing that a Sheriff’s Deputy or a police officer will be there to help no matter who in the community is in a moment of crisis. “These deputies and police officers are our heroes in Granville County. I can’t think of a better way to describe them,” said Commissioner Smith.
In addition to the Heroes’ Corner at the Law Enforcement Center, the organization previously installed shelves at the Oxford Police Department and the Oxford Fire Department. The shelves are stocked with snacks, drinks, and quick meals for officers to enjoy during their busy shifts that often leave little time for a regular meal break. A prayer/comment box is also installed for officers to request snack items that would make their time at work more enjoyable, and more importantly, give them the opportunity to request prayers from volunteers for their health and safety. Heroes’ Corner volunteer Chip Fudge reported that this locked private box has also been an avenue for officers and firefighters to share concerns with his organization that these first responders have about themselves, their families, or the community at-large. Fudge stated that Heroes’ Corner welcomes all comments and prayer requests, and they can be submitted anonymously if desired.
For more information about Heroes’ Corner, please visit their page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Heroes-Corner-104973942067800.
Posted May 25, 2022
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the provisions of N.C.G.S. 153A-303, the Granville County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing during its regular Board Meeting on June 20, 2022, at 7 p.m. in the Granville County Expo Center, 4185 US Highway 15 South, Oxford, NC at the request of the Town of Stovall to include the Town of Stovall in the Granville County Fire Protection Service District effective July 1, 2022. A map of the Town of Stovall is found below. A report as required by N.C.G.S. 153A-303 is available for public inspection in the office of the clerk to the board and from the Stovall Town Clerk. Any person wishing to comment in writing, prior to the public hearing, may do so by forwarding comments to the Clerk to the Board of Commissioners at P.O. Box 906, Oxford NC 27565, or firstname.lastname@example.org . Granville County strives to ensure that people with disabilities have equal opportunity to access its programs, services, and activities. If you will require assistance to participate in a meeting of the Granville County Board of Commissioners, we request that you contact the Clerk to the Board at least 5 business days before the event.
Posted May 24, 2022
Posted May 23, 2022
The Granville County Board of Commissioners at their meeting on Monday, June 6, 2022 will hold public hearings at 7:00 PM or later at the Granville County Convention and Expo Center at 4185 US Highway 15 South, Oxford, N.C. 27565.
The purpose of the public hearings are to hear public comments on the following zoning map amendment (rezoning) petition and Land Development Code text amendment petition:
Zoning Map Amendment (Rezoning) Petition
Z-1-2022: Application to rezone parts of two tracts and all of three other parcels on Old Highway 75 southeast of Oxford from Agricultural Residential 40 (AR-40) to General Industrial District (I-2)
Application to rezone parts of two tracts and all of three other parcels on Old Highway 75 southeast of Oxford from Agricultural Residential 40 (AR-40) to General Industrial District (I-2). The rezoning application encompasses 31.685 acres. The application would rezone parts of two tracts identified as Tax Map #191200340417 and Tax Map #191200331920. The other three parcels proposed for rezoning are Tax Map #191200135698, Tax Map #191200134703 and Tax Map #191200132717.
Granville County Land Development Code Text Amendment Petition
AMENDMENTS TO THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE (LDC) THAT WOULD ESTABLISH THAT OPEN SPACE ACTIVE RECREATION IN MAJOR SUBDIVISIONS DO NOT INTERFERE WITH NEIGHBORHOOD CHARACTER AND DO NOT INCREASE TRAFFIC VOLUMES ON ROADWAYS, ESTABLISH THAT ALL MAJOR SUBDIVISIONS SHALL SET ASIDE 10% OF THE MAJOR SUBDIVISION FOR OPEN SPACE ACTIVE RECREATION, ESTABLISH THAT MAJOR SUBDIVISION DEVELOPERS SHALL PROVIDE FUNDS TO THE COUNTY WHEREBY THE COUNTY MAY ACQUIRE PUBLIC RECREATION AND PARK LAND OR AREAS TO SERVE THE DEVELOPMENT OR SUBDIVISION IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA. THE PUBLIC HEARING WILL ALSO INCLUDE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A RECREATION FEE OF $500 PER LOT MADE PAYABLE TO THE COUNTY AT THE TIME OF MAJOR FINAL SUBDIVISION PLAT APPROVAL.
Posted May 18, 2022
All interested persons please take notice that the Granville County Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at Butner Town Hall in the Camp Butner Room located at 415 Central Avenue, Butner, NC. The purpose of the Special Meeting is to discuss the search for a County Manager.
Posted May 18, 2022
Construction of the Granville County Department of Social Services – Butner-Creedmoor Office is moving along steadily at the Dutch Village Shopping Center on East Lyon Station Road.
Residents may have noticed the new signage installed recently and crews are hard at work finishing the painting, IT installation, and moving in furniture and equipment to get this satellite location ready to serve residents of southern Granville County.
Once open, this office will serve as a true satellite location for Granville County DSS where residents will be able to receive all the services currently offered at the Oxford Office (410 West Spring Street, Oxford) and the Child Support Office (122 Williamsboro Street, Oxford).
The opening of a DSS office in southern Granville County aligns with the county’s 2021-2025 strategic plan, which emphasizes the need to expand county services to reach residents currently underserved due to geographic distance from Oxford.
Granville County DSS is pleased to soon be able to provide this convenient and imperative resource for residents of the greater Butner, Creedmoor, and Stem communities.
An opening date has not been set but will be announced in the near future. The facility’s address is 2531 East Lyon Station Road, Creedmoor.
Posted May 17, 2022
The proposed 2022-2023 budget for Granville County has been submitted to the Granville County Board of Commissioners in accordance with the Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act. A copy of the proposed budget is available for public inspection in the Office of the Clerk to the Board and at the Richard H. Thornton Library and other library branches. The proposed budget is also available on the Granville County website.
The Board of Commissioners will conduct a Public Hearing to receive comments on the proposed budget on Monday, June 6, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. or shortly thereafter in the Auditorium, Granville Convention and Expo Center, 4185 US Highway 15 South in Oxford.
Posted May 17, 2022
Posted May 16, 2022
Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. on May 17. Voters can search for their polling place on the NC State Board of Elections website or consult the map below. See this list of precincts and addresses before heading to the polls.
Voters may also visit the NC State Board of Elections website to see a sample ballot by searching for their voter record.
Posted May 12, 2022
The Granville County Board of Commissioners will meet at the Granville Convention & Expo Center, 4185 Highway 15, Oxford, NC on Monday, May 16, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. for the regular scheduled meeting.
Any questions should be directed to Debra Weary, Clerk to the Board, at 919-603-1307 or emailed to email@example.com.