Armory may go to city, county

Mar. 14, 2014 @ 08:48 PM

OXFORD – The National Guard Armory on Spring Street may become the joint property of Granville County and the city of Oxford.

For the property to be transferred, the Granville County Board of Commissioners and the Oxford Board of Commissioners must agree to accept it from the North Carolina National Guard. County commissioners will vote on the issue at their meeting Monday evening.

The armory straddles the original property line between city and county property. If they agree to accept the property, the two entities will have the responsibility of working out details of joint ownership.

Commissioners will also consider a proposal from the Federal Bureau of Prisons to establish a work project for inmates in the Butner Federal Correctional Complex. The prison has requested the commissioners’ comments on the project.

The board will consider a request from Vance-Granville Community College President Stelfanie Williams to provide funds for the development and renovation of the corporate campus adjacent to the college’s main campus.

In other business, commissioners will respond to a request from Paul Westfall, director of the Granville County Cooperative Extension Center, for Granville County to provide partial support for a crops agent who would serve both Granville and Vance counties.

Commissioners will also consider approving an agreement with Vance County to share the services of an environmental services director.

The board will be asked to sign an updated memorandum of understanding with the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization.

Also on the agenda are several requests to purchase items for county departments.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the Granville County Expo and Convention Center at 4185 U.S. 15 South.

Contact the writer at dirvine@hendersondispatch.com.