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Monday, December 22, 2014

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City saves some cash

Careful planning has helped the city keep on top of its finances and save taxpayers money. (November 14, 2014, Page 1A, 3A)

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    City of Oxford owed $3.6 million in fines

    The city of Oxford is owed $3.6 million in unpaid fines.

    Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson announced the findings Friday during a Downtown Parking Advisory Commission Board meeting.

    “With the recent audit, we were surprised to learn we had that amount of unpaid fines in the court system,” Patterson said. “We are working with our auditors to try to determine the best way to proceed to collect any amounts possible, and it will be one of our focuses going forward.”

    City leaders said the findings were included in an 882-page report. They include parking violations and criminal fines, such as DUIs, that date back to 2007. (August 4, 2014, Page 1)

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      City expected to draw $1 million from Baptist funds

      The Board of Trustees of the Oxford Municipal Reserve and Trust Fund announced Tuesday the market value of the fund was $33,342,676, which represents a net increase over $4.1 million since inception. (May 14, 2014, Page 2)

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        Conference Center to stay

        The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved keeping the Oxford Conference Center under city management, buying a new double decker bus and other measures during their regular meeting Tuesday. (May 7, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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          City raises concerns with pedicabs

          During the Oxford Board of Aldermen’s regular meeting Tuesday evening, the board heard the first reading of a change to the city’s ordinance governing pedicabs that would require all pedicabs to place a “slow moving vehicle” triangle emblem on the center rear of the vehicle. (April 16, 2014, Page 1, 7)

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            Land rezoning for shopping center

            The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted for two ordinance changes during its regular meeting Tuesday with one allowing for the rezoning of property off Highway 7 for a new shopping center and the other granting all citizens the right to apply for an appeal of a decision of the city’s historic preservation commissions. (April 16, 2014, Page 1, 7)

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              Major road projects move forward

              City, county agree to work together for connector streets. (April 8, 2014, Page 1)

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                City holds off on meter bids

                The Oxford Board of Aldermen tabled a vote on bids for parking meters to give time for the Downtown Parking Advisory Commission time to review the bids and get additional information. Read about this and other business from the Board of Aldermen meeting in today’s EAGLE. (March 19, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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                  Not many changes in new building codes

                  A public hearing will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday by the Oxford Board of Alderman on changes made to the building codes.

                    (March 3, 2014, Page 1)

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                    Alcohol sales move quietly forward

                    The public hearing for Sunday alcohol sales at local restaurant and bars went on with no one from the public offering comments, for or against the ordinance change. The final vote will be Feb. 18. (February 5, 2014, Page 1, 14)

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