LETTER: District 1 Needs Granville Hogg as Supervisor

November 3, 2013


There are many people that meet the call for public service. Granville Hogg is one who has a long track record of initiating actions for the safety and benefit of the County to improve the community.

The residents of the Townfield Area, with Granville’s assistance, were able to get a posted speed reduction on Townfield Road toward Cherrystone Campground to 40 mph.

Granville observed a traffic safety problem at the median crossing between Shore Bank and Food Lion. He delivered a petition signed by 200 citizens to the Board of Supervisors to improve the level of safety at this dangerous intersection. VDOT responded by insisting that the current speed limits be enforced. Since then, there has been a significant speed enforcement increase on Route 13.

When the EPA made claims that the residential septic systems around Kings Creek were polluting the creek, a group of citizens, with Granville as one of the leaders, met with the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. The group conducted a bacteria survey on Kings Creek to determine sources of pollution that was restricting shellfish harvesting. It was determined that the Bayview trash collection site was a major contributor to the problem. Granville presented the facts to the County, but to date, the County, under Chairman Willie Randall, has not taken any action to correct the problem.

Granville learned that VDOT was in the process of replacing the steel stoplight poles and replacing guardrail supports at the Cheriton intersection but ignoring the potholes there. Through his efforts, VDOT fixed the potholes as the other items were being addressed.


When Northampton County began considering placing a trash collection station in District 4, Granville recommended that the Board of Supervisors utilize an EXISTING County property on Stumptown Road that had a chain link fence, paved parking lot, building, and all utilities. Instead, the Supervisors under Chairman Randall condemned additional property, causing it to be removed from the tax rolls. The cost to all of us is now in excess of $500,000. Now you know one of the reasons your taxes increased.

In the previous four years, taxes have increased; after spending thousands, the schools have shown little improvement; and the number of residents has decreased. What act by our County government has improved life within the County?

Granville is the person that is needed to represent the people of District 1. He has continuously demonstrated his efforts to improve our community. He will bring sensible solutions and prudent spending practices to the table. This has been lacking in many of the Board’s decisions under Chairman Randall. We have an opportunity to elect a person that has the interest of the community at heart. I urge you all to vote for Granville Hogg for District 1 Supervisor.


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