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Granville board approves new furnishings for enforcement center

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OXFORD — The Granville County Board of Commissioners on Monday accepted a recommendation to purchase detention furnishings for inmate housing units at the Granville County Law Enforcement Center, as well as a recommendation to begin work on the Granville landfill scale and scale house.

A cost study estimated the total cost for the detention center furnishings is almost $91,000, and the landfill scale and scale house work will cost around $266,000.

The board accepted the recommendation of Scott Phillips, development services director, to purchase from Correction Enterprises in accordance with the quote received. Items will include single bunks, double bunks, cuff down tables, dining tables and stools. It was noted by county staff that there is adequate funding available for the updated furnishings within the fixture, furnishings and equipment budget.

The board also made the decision to accept the recommendation of the environmental services director Jason Falls to authorize county staff to obtain informal bids for the Granville County landfill scale and scale house. There are funds available within the landfill’s enterprise fund balance to cover expected costs. Both scales and the scale house are around 30 years old and require work to be done.

In other business, the board recognized Luanne O. Cox with an award for her numerous years of service to the Granville County Department of Social Services. Cox worked for DSS from Dec. 18, 1974 to Oct. 27, 1981, then again from Dec. 1, 1994 to Oct. 31, 2019.

The award was presented to Cox by commissioners Sue Hinman and Tony Cozart. Cox began her career with DSS as a clerk/typist then became an income maintenance worker before being promoted to administrative officer Nov. 1, 2007. She served in that role for 12 years until her retirement.

Also at Monday’s meeting, commissioner Edgar Smoak was reappointed to the South Granville Water and Sewer Authority Board. Smoak’s term was set to expire Nov. 30.

The next regular meeting of the Granville County Board of Commissioners is scheduled for Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Granville Expo and Convention Center, 4185 US Highway 15 S., Oxford.