New positions will assist personnel changes

Jan. 07, 2014 @ 07:11 PM

OXFORD — Granville County commissioners have approved new “floater” positions within a personnel succession plan.

Justin Ayscue, the human resources director, made the presentation. Previously, there was no provision for overlap in a position to allow a retiring employee to train a replacement.

With the new plan, three “floater” positions that can be used to fill a vacancy before a key employee leaves, allowing for cross training on the duties of the position. A floater position would be used only when an upcoming vacancy is designated by the county manager, human resources manager and department head as a key position. The floater would be funded for a maximum of three months.

In other business by the commissioners, following a closed session, approval was given to a consent order authorizing reclassification of Sante Fe Natural Tobacco Company’s property tax valuation to $9,049,217.

Jennifer Reese of the audit firm Winston, Williams, Creech, Evans and Company presented the county 2012-2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Granville County received the Government Finance Officers Association’s award for excellence in financial reporting for the 14th consecutive year.

The commissioners adopted a resolution expressing appreciation of Joan Reid for her service as an extension agent for family and consumer sciences with the Granville County Cooperative Extension Service. Reid retired on Dec. 31.

The commissioners adopted a Granville County Land Development Code amendment petition. The amendment allows electrical power to be run to an institutional accessory building not located on the parcel where the principal building is located, limits the size of an accessory building to 1,000 square feet and allows no more than one accessory building on a separate parcel.

The board scheduled a Small Business Appreciation Day for Feb. 27. It will be held in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours at the Granville County Expo and Convention Center.

At the request of Emergency Management Coordinator Doug Logan, the commissioner approved the purchase of P25 Flash Code software updates for 97 fire department two-way radios at a total cost of $78,100.

During the public comments section of the meeting, Sonya Calloway of the League of Women Voters Unit of Granville County announced that the organization will be following up with the newly elected officials to see how they follow through on answers they gave on pre-election questionnaires. She invited the public to submit questions to

The commissioners made the following appointments or reappointments:

• Creedmoor Board of Adjustment: Ervin Daniel, Harvey Bishop and Steve Hall.

• Adult Home Community Advisory Committee: The Rev. Leroy Anderson, Barbara Harris, Donald “Skip” Skinner and Vickie Smoak.

• Granville County Citizens Advisory Committee for Environmental Affairs: Neil Graham, Frank McKay and Paul Westfall.

• Senior Services Advisory Committee: Sarah Mayfield, Nancy Lee Currin and Toni Ann Wheeler.

• Granville-Vance District Board of Health: Phillis Stark and Dr. Robert Currin.

• Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee: Gwen Bullock.

• Board of Trustees of the Granville County Library System: Kenneth Moss, Neena Nowell and William Muller, III.

During the section of the meeting devoted to commissioners’ remarks, Dave Currin asked County Manager Michael Felts to contact the N.C. Department of Transportation to request that a sign to Camp Oak Hill be placed on Interstate 85.


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