School-related items on Oxford agenda

Jul. 08, 2013 @ 03:39 PM

OXFORD — Two items related to a new school’s August opening are expected to be addressed by Oxford commissioners Tuesday evening.

Oxford Prep, a new charter school opening Aug. 26 with as many as 100 ninth-graders, has asked the city to provide 4,000 gallons of water and sewer capacity per day. Commissioners have given approval by email, and will likely formally approve in open session.

A petition for annexation has been submitted by American Charter Development, LLC, on behalf of Oxford Prep. The board will consider a recommendation by the staff that the city clerk be directed to investigate the sufficiency of the petition.

In other items on the agenda, the board will:

• Hold a public hearing for rezoning of property at 210 Lewis Street from family residential to office-institutional.

• Hold a public hearing related to a Community Development Block Grant for a revitalization project in the Raleigh Street community.

• Consider a change order and budget amendment related to the waterline portion of the revitalization project in the Raleigh Street community.

• Hear a report from Bill Edwards, the director of the Economic Development Commission in Granville County.

• Consider removal of the traffic signal at Main and Front streets.

• Consider a request for use of Elmwood Cemetery on Oct. 26. A cemetery walk and sunset ceremony has been requested that day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. by the Granville County Sons of the Confederate Veterans Camp No. 2205, located in southern Granville County, and No. 171, located in Oxford.

Contact the writer at dirvine@hendersondispatch.com.