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Granville commissioners dissolve recreation, technical committees

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OXFORD The Granville Board of Commissioners dissolved the current structures of the Granville County Recreation Committee and the Granville County Greenway Technical Committee during its Monday meeting.

The board then approved a new committee be formed to advise the board of commissioners on matters related to parks, greenways and recreation. The decision was one of various items the commissioners addressed at its meeting.

The current Recreation Advisory Committee received 13 applications of the 2019-2020 recreation grants totaling $261,605. The committee reviewed competitive applications and recommended several projects and funding, including city of Creedmoor: two fishing platforms for $10,725; city of Oxford: ADA rocker for playground for $19,500; town of Butner: outdoor fitness equipment at Lake Holt for $9,730; and town of Stem: ADA parking lot improvements for $12,000. The commissioners approved these and additional grants for a total of $111,817.

The commissioners also made a budget amendment for $92,000 for an activity bus for Granville County Schools. The money will be taken from the Capital Outlay Fund.

Additionally, the board approved purchasing a John Deere 7700a Reel Mower at a cost not to exceed $29,890 for use at Granville Athletic Park.

The board took the time to recognize L.C. Adcock, who served as the superintendent of Granville County schools from 1967 to 1985. He also served as an assistant superintendent, school principal and teacher. Adcock has held various other prominent roles, including acting as a trustee and eventually becoming chairman of Granville Health System.

Deborah M. Englebright was recognized for her outstanding service to the citizens of Granville County. Englebright worked for the county at the Department of Social Services from 1990 to this year.

Charla Duncan was recognized for graduating from the UNC School of Government’s Municipal and County Administration Program and received the Edwin M. Gill Award.

The Granville Board of Commissioners next scheduled meeting is Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Granville Expo and Convention Center, 4185 US Highway 15 S., Oxford.