Granville commissioners moving forward with school’s expansion

Sep. 04, 2014 @ 03:17 PM

OXFORD — Granville County commissioners are moving forward with plans to expand Granville Central High School.

The board approved documents confirming an agreement with the Board of Education for the construction and financing of additions and improvements to the school. As part of the plan, the Board of Education transferred the school and site to the county to serve as collateral for a loan to carry out the project.

To allow the school board to operate the school during the financed period, the commissioners approved an agreement to lease the school to the board of education.

Among the other items of business, the board approved three funding requests for the sheriff’s office. Nine 2014 Dodge Chargers with wireless accessorizing were approved, along with 50 patrol rifles and two sniper rifles.

An agreement for library’s public interface system was approved along with computer equipment purchases.

The commissioners tabled an appeal by Manufactured Housing Enterprises, Inc. regarding the taxability of company’s 2013 Clayton Mobile Home for the 2014 Fiscal Tax Year. The commissioners also tabled a request by Jomar Ventures LLC for a refund of the portion of taxes paid on certain real property for tax years 2009, 2010 and 2011 that is in excess of the proposed tax liability of the property owner for this property. Both issues were referred to the county attorney for legal clarification.

In response to a request from Vance-Granville Community College for $311,347 for roof repairs and chiller replacements, the board voted to fund it from the county’s available fund balance.

The commissioners adopted a proclamation recognizing September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in Granville County. The proclamation was received by Meghan Bunn and her family on behalf of children with cancer.

The commissioners made the following appointments:

• Granville County Economic Development Advisory Board: Katherine Noel.

• Human Relations Commission: Jason Jenkins.

• Juvenile Crime Prevention Commission: Ellis Bagby.

• Granville County Citizens Advisory Committee for Environmental Affairs: Terry Turner.

• Firefighters’ Relief Fund Board: Laverta Cooper, Tony Cozart, Joyce Adcock, Keith Williams, Russell Corley, Larry Mitchell, John Claiborne, Barbara Twisdale, David Adcock, Beverly Dean, Eugene Blackwell, James Clack, Don Watkins, Raymond Hobgood, Lonnie Cole Jr., Ricky Cates, Gerald Ellixson and Ralph Murray.

The commissioners went into closed session to discuss property acquisition but took no action when they returned to open session.

 

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