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OXFORD — The Granville County Board of Commissioners on Monday voted to move forward with the county managers’ recommendation to award HG Reynolds Co. Inc. the phase III construction contract for Granville Athletic Park.

Granville County Manager Michael Felts recommended HG Reynolds Co. Inc. be given the contract after the company submitted the lowest bid at $1,657,000.

Granville County received sealed bid proposals on Sept. 5 for the Granville Athletic Park Phase III Expansion. The base bid proposal included paved drive access and parking, six tennis courts, two sand surface volleyball courts, three horseshoe pits, a restroom and covered pavilion, ADA-accessible children’s playground, and approximately 1,320 linear feet of paved walking path.

Five bids were received and the lowest of the five received was offered by HG Reynolds Co. Inc. The county has budgeted revenues of $1,070,000 for the project, and the total budget for the project will range from $1,73,210 to $1,916,560 depending on alternatives selected. Remaining balance needed to fund this project ranges from $693,210 to $846,560.

After Felts’ recommendation from the county manager the board voted to move forward with his recommendation.

In other business, as a result of Hurricane Florence, hazard mitigation grant funds have been made available. If Granville County is awarded the grant it would be approximately $273,000. Equipment purchases that are proposed in the grant application if awarded will ensure that service is not halted during a natural disaster or power outages. This is 75 percent federal funded and 25 percent state funded.

The board moved to approve the recommendation to begin the application process for HMGP funds as a result of Hurricane Florence and if awarded to accept funds.

Kathy Taylor with the Granville Register of Deeds presented on the Thank a Vet Program. This program through the Register of Deeds office aims to offer discounts and specials to veterans that register. This is free to all veterans. The office will issue photo ID cards for veterans to use within Granville County.

Veterans must provide a valid state-issued driver’s license or identification card, military card, etc. If they have previously registered with the office that will be verified prior to being issued an ID card. Granville County Register of Deeds office is located at 101 Main St., Oxford. Hours for issuing ID cards will be Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The program begins Nov. 12 at 8:30 a.m.

Teresa Baker, Granville County School recycling coordinator, appeared before the board of commissioners to present information on RecycleRightNC. This program is a statewide initiative through the N.C. Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service. Baker asked that the board review and take part in the Granville County “Recycle Right NC” Proclamation. The board voted in favor to pledge a proclamation.

The next meeting of the Granville County Board of Commissioners is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Granville County Expo and Convention Center, 4185 U.S. Highway 15 S., Oxford.