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Granville Board of Commissioners to Hold Monthly Meeting Mon., Oct. 5

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-Information courtesy the County of Granville

The Granville County Board of Commissioners will meet remotely by Zoom conference call on Monday, October 5, 2020, at 7 p.m. for the regularly scheduled meeting.

In order to adhere to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting may be accessed by utilizing the link and/or phone number included below.

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

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Agenda Items Include:

Moment of Silence

1. In Memory of Commissioner Edgar Smoak

Consent Agenda

2. Contingency Summary
3. Budget Amendment #2
4. Grant Project Ordinance

– Coronavirus Relief Fund Project

– Amendment #1

5. Minutes
6. Resolution for the 2024 County-Wide Revaluation
7. Request to Retain Service Badge
8. Dysautonomia Awareness Month Proclamation

Introductions, Recognitions and Presentations
9. ISO Rate Reductions

Public Comments
10. Public Comments

Public Hearings
11. Public Hearing – Project Oona

Surplus Property
12. Detention Center Surplus Items

Purchasing
13. Dakota 414 Topdresser Purchase for GAP
14. Detention Center Staff Radio Purchase

15. Social Services Computer Refresh Purchase
16. 275th Anniversary Committee Souvenir Book Production

Appointments
17. Agricultural Advisory Board

County Manager’s Report

18. Dominion Energy Memorandum of Understanding
19. School Request for School Capital Contingency

County Attorney’s Report
20. Update on N.C.G.S. 153A-27 Vacancies on the Board of Commissioners

Presentations by County Board Members

21. Presentations by County Board Members

Any Other Matters

22. Any Other Matters

To view meeting agendas and minutes for the Granville Co. Board of Commissioners, click here.

Owl House Cafe

Owl House Café Named Granville Chamber’s 2019 Small Business of the Year

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-Press Release, Granville County Chamber of Commerce

The Granville County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to recognize the 2019 Small Business of the Year, Owl House Café.

The coffee, deli and dessert shop, located at 209 North Main Street in Creedmoor, is owned by Hamza Tebib and Betty Tebib. The business opened in 2017 with three employees and has grown to include five full-time employees.

Owl House Café in Creedmoor was recognized by the Granville County Chamber of Commerce as the 2019 Small Business of the Year. (Photo courtesy Granville Co. Chamber of Commerce)

At a Tri-County recognition luncheon, sponsored by Duke Energy, Owl House Café/the Tebibs, were presented with a plaque by Toni Anne Wheeler, Chamber Membership Coordinator, and recognized by the Granville, Franklin and Vance County Chambers of Commerce, as well as Duke Energy and Vance-Granville Community College’s Small Business Center.

Creedmoor Mayor Bobby Wheeler’s nomination included Owl House Café’s participation in “Coffee with a Cop” each month; being an excellent community partner; making bread donations; participating in the Creedmoor Music Festival and Shop with a Cop; as well as providing jobs for the community, supporting the Police Department and the community as a whole.

According to Mayor Wheeler, “This is a small, family-owned business that has survived the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The Granville Chamber is appreciative of Owl House Café’s membership, participation and support and is proud to recognize them as the 2019 Small Business of the Year.

Granville County Chamber of Commerce

Granville Chamber’s 7th Annual Golf Tournament Rescheduled for Oct. 6

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-Press Release, Granville County Chamber of Commerce

Granville County Chamber of Commerce’s  7th Annual Golf Tournament, originally scheduled for September 29, 2020, was postponed due to severe weather. The tournament will now be held at Chamber member Henderson Country Club, 300 Country Club Drive in Henderson, on Tuesday, October 6, 2020.

If you have not yet registered and would like to play, there is still room for a few teams.

Both the Chamber and the Henderson Country Club are committed to offering a safe and enjoyable play environment. Thus, there will be a morning and an afternoon round so that a one golfer per golf cart policy may be adhered to during the tournament. There will be eight teams playing in the morning and eight teams playing in the afternoon. Masks and social distancing will be practiced.

Registration for the morning round will begin at 8 a.m. with a boxed lunch provided (at the conclusion of the round completion). Tee time for the morning round will be at 8:30 a.m. Two teams of four players will begin on the first and tenth holes. Twelve (12) minutes later, at 8:42 a.m., a second group will begin on the first and tenth holes, continuing every 12 minutes until all morning teams have begun.

A boxed lunch will be provided for those playing in the afternoon round upon their arrival. The afternoon round will begin at 1:30 p.m., following the same start instructions as the morning round – two teams of four players will begin on the first and tenth holes, four players will begin off the front, and four players will begin off the back. Twelve (12) minutes later, the second group will begin with other groups following the same procedure.

Corporate sponsorships of $450 offer a hole sponsorship and a four-man team. Hole sponsors are $100, and individual players pay $100 to play. All players receive 18 holes of golf w/cart, boxed lunch and concessions. Mulligans and tee busters will be $10 per player.

There will be contests for a 50/50 raffle, closest to the pin challenge, longest drive and hole-in-one shootout. Prizes and participant goodie bags are being provided by local Chamber members.

Volunteers are needed throughout the morning and afternoon of October 6, beginning at 8 a.m., to assist with registration and driving snack/beverage carts. Anyone who is available to volunteer from 8 a.m. until noon and/or 1 until 4:30 p.m. for an hour or two will be appreciated.

Come enjoy the afternoon with golfers and other volunteers for this, the Chamber’ seventh annual golf event.

Please contact the Chamber to play in the tournament or to volunteer – Toni Anne at (919) 528-4994, tawheeler@granville-chamber.com or Wanda at (919) 693-6125, wanda@granville-chamber.com.

Leadership Granville Grads

Leadership Granville Class Holds Outdoor Graduation Program

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-Press Release, Granville County Chamber of Commerce

The Leadership Granville Class of 2019-2020 graduation, originally scheduled for early April, was postponed due to COVID-19.  The Leadership Granville Steering Committee planned an outdoor graduation for Monday, August 10, 2020, at Granville
Athletic Park’s shelter.

During a more informal program than in past years, the graduates shared their most impressive sessions, as well as ideas for future Leadership Granville classes. Steering Committee Chair, Tiana Royster/Union Bank and Cecilia Wheeler/Chamber President/VGCC, presented the graduation plaques to nine of the twelve graduates who were able to attend.

Following the plaque presentation, graduates picked up a bag of snacks and bottled water provided by Morrirson’s, Rick Childs/Granville Health System.

Pictured left to right: Jason Kelly/Oxford Parks and Recreation; Jennifer Cufalo Carpenter/Granville Education Foundation; Gina Eaves/Chick-fil-A; Julie Hicks/Vance-Granville Community College; Nealie Whitt III/Falls Lake Academy; Kelley Hightower/Hightower Reporting Service; Ruth Ann Bullock/Legal Shield; Lisa Evans/Granville County Public Schools; Kelly Watkins/Cardinal Innovations Healthcare. Not pictured: Christina Moscato/Oxford Preparatory School; Douglas Peters/ Granville County Public Schools; Tyler Woodside/Union Bank, Vance Charter School. (Photo courtesy Granville Co. Chamber of Commerce)

 

Granville County Chamber of Commerce

Work Continues on Granville Chamber’s 2020-21 ‘Granville Today’ Publication

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-Press Release, Granville County Chamber of Commerce

The Granville County Chamber of Commerce’s “GRANVILLE TODAY” has been published over the past 12 years as a project of the Granville County Chamber of Commerce. It includes feature articles written about all areas of the county. 

“GRANVILLE TODAY” is a quality of life publication, which includes the Chamber’s membership directory alphabetically and categorically. 

It is a resource for all citizens and visitors and is included in relocation packets, recruitment information, displayed in businesses, industries and professional offices and is available at community events, public forums and trade shows. It is also available at the Chamber’s two office locations.  

A Chamber Committee met months ago, prior to COVID-19, to discuss and submit feature articles to be included in our 2020 – 2021 “GRANVILLE TODAY” edition. Advertising sales are just beginning. Representatives with The Daily Dispatch will appropriately identify themselves as the partner with the Granville County Chamber of Commerce when approaching Chamber members for advertising interest or story contributions. 

“GRANVILLE TODAY” is the only publication endorsed by the Granville County Chamber of Commerce. Please feel free to contact either of the Chamber’s offices with questions. 

Granville County Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Granville Class of 2020-21 Canceled

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-Press Release, Granville County Chamber of Commerce

The Granville County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Granville Steering Committee and Executive Committee have made the decision to cancel the Leadership Granville Class of 2020 – 2021. The decision was made based on the potential impact of COVID-19 on the upcoming class, which was scheduled to begin in early September and run through the end of March 2021.

Currently, Chamber businesses and industry members are unable to allow visitors to tour their facilities. Also, Steering Committee members are limited in the amount of “outside of their workplace” interaction they are able to have.  

A virtual class option was discussed; however, it was unanimous that this was not ideal as networking face-to-face with other class members, and visiting the community entities is extremely important.

Those persons who wish to be included on a list to be contacted for the 2021 – 2022 Leadership Granville class should email the Granville County Chamber of Commerce – wanda@granville-chamber.com or tawheeler@granville-chamber.com to request an interest flyer.

Granville County Chamber of Commerce

Granville Chamber Seeking Donated Items for New Teacher Welcome Bags

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The Granville County Chamber of Commerce’s 2020 recognition and welcome for new teachers to the county will be a gift bag filled with donations from Chamber members.

The 100 gift bags will be distributed to Chamber member school systems Falls Lake Academy, Granville County Public Schools and Oxford Preparatory School. Large gift bags are being provided by Granville Health System.

Chamber members are encouraged to provide gift bag donation items by Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Please call or email to request staff to pick up items, or items may be delivered at either Chamber office location – 124 Hillsboro St., Oxford, (919) 693-6125, wanda@granville-chamber.com or 1598 NC Hwy 56, between Butner and Creedmoor, (919) 528-4994, tawheeler@granville-chamber.com.

Chamber staff will prepare the gift bags with the many goodies members will donate. Donor businesses will be recognized on a sheet included in the gift bags.

In past years, members have donated items such as business swag, pens, pencils, note pads, coupons, gift cards, key chains, rulers, tape measures, hand sanitizer, health and beauty products, candy/microwave popcorn/small bag of coffee/small snack bag of crackers or chips with a business card attached.

Granville’s new teachers are always very appreciative of these efforts!

Granville County Chamber of Commerce

Granville Chamber of Commerce Warns of Gift Card Scam

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-Information courtesy Granville County Chamber of Commerce

The Granville County Chamber of Commerce has been made aware that scam emails that appear to be from Chamber representatives are being sent to community members. These emails request that the recipient purchase gift cards for a specified agency, take pictures of the gift card’s PIN and send the pictures back to the sender, which appears to be the Chamber.

This is a very typical cyber phishing attempt and these emails are not being sent from the Chamber or any Chamber representative.

The Chamber asks that this be a reminder to us all to be wary of anyone (including friends) who seem to be asking for gift cards, account codes or prepaid cards for any purpose.

The Granville County Chamber of Commerce apologizes for this scam email and any inconvenience it may have caused.

Granville County Chamber of Commerce

Granville Chamber Announces Members With Open Drive-Thru, Food Delivery

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-Information courtesy the Granville County Chamber of Commerce

The Granville County Chamber of Commerce has received information from some food service Chamber members regarding their menus, pick-up and delivery options. We encourage everyone to be supportive of our members and do business locally. As other Chamber member businesses share their information, our offices will send email updates.

Bojangles – drive-thru & take-out

Chick-fil-A, – 200 Trade St., Henderson; (252) 436-0010 – drive-thru and curbside delivery via the Chick-fil-A app

McDonald’s – drive-thru & take-out

Owl House Cafe – 209 N. Main St., Creedmoor; (919) 864-0820 – delivery, curbside pickup and take-out.

Simply Delicious Catering – 702 N Main St., Creedmoor; (919) 528-7400 delivery, take-out

Sunrise Biscuit Company – 128 Williamsboro St., Oxford; (919) 693-6178 – pick-up/take-out

Tobacco Wood Brewing Co. – 117 Wall St., Oxford; (919) 725.-9402 – take-out, delivery within 10-mile radius

Veneto’s Pizzeria – 124 W. Church St., Creedmoor; (919) 528-3839 – take-out, curbside pickup and delivery

For specific information such as delivery radius, times, menu items, etc., please contact the business directly. For Chamber-related questions, call the Chamber office at (919) 693-6125 or email wanda@granville-chamber.com.

Granville Co. Chamber Cancels ‘Cluck ‘N Shuck’ Event

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-Information courtesy Granville County Chamber of Commerce

In accordance with CDC guidelines, the Granville County Chamber Board of Directors will cancel the April 3, 2020,  ‘Cluck ‘N Shuck’ seafood fundraiser event. If you have purchased a ticket, please contact the Chamber office at (919) 693-6125 or email wanda@granville-chamber.com for a refund.

The Chamber apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause but feels this action is appropriate.