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Too many signs in Square businesses?

The Oxford Board of Aldermen are considering a revised sign measure for the Downtown Business District that would limit businesses to one four square feet illuminated sign within a three-foot radius from any exterior window. A public hearing on the proposed change will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday. (April 14, 2010, Page 2A)

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    No more funny business

    Language in neighborhood business zoning that allowed for amusement-type businesses, such as a movie theater or bowling alley, is recommended to be removed by the Planning Commission. The Board of Aldermen will have to vote to remove the language. (April 13, 2010, Page 2A)

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      Square parking changes?

      Parking patterns in the evening could be dramatically different than during the day around the Oxford Square if some of the options being considered to improve safety are passed. The Downtown Safety Task Force met Thursday to discuss options for its suggestions. (April 9, 2010, Page 1A)

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        City cracking down on mobile vendors

        Although the city has zero transient vendor permits on file, concern for the future has new rules proposed to cut down on requests. A public hearing on proposed changes to transient vendor rules was held Tuesday, and is scheduled to be voted on April 20. (April 9, 2010, Page 1A)

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          Work can begin on Cedar Oaks

          The city of Oxford can move forward in making necessary repairs and coming up with marketing plans for the Cedar Oaks Heritage House, after it officially became city property Tuesday afternoon. (April 7, 2010, Page 1)

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            Pet stores coming to Oxford

            Two new pet stores are coming to Oxford this year. The first opening at the end of April focuses on healthy eating for your pets. The Memphis-based company, Hollywood Feed, has been around for over 50 years and is now beginning to branch out into new markets. The second is national chain PetSmart set to open at the end of the year. (March 22, 2010, Page 6)

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              Construction comeback?

              There are signs of renewed life in the local construction industry. For the city of Oxford, February saw 103 permits pulled for new construction and renovation projects totaling about $1.6 million in new investment and $13,551 in permit fees. This compares to January when 74 permits were pulled for about $1.2 million in new investment and $8,128 in permit fees.

               (March 19, 2010, Page 1A)

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                New animal shelter on the way

                The city has approved a design builder, Heritage Development, for the new Oxford Animal Shelter. The preliminary design has been drafted, and final design plans will be created within 30 days. Groundbreaking should occur by May 1. (March 18, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Cedar Oaks help on hold

                  Oxford is set to make needed repairs to Cedar Oaks, but the historic home is not yet property of the city. The hold up is in obtaining the last seven covenant agreements needed from property owners near the house. Due to the delay, the Board of Aldermen postponed a vote on providing funds to the Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau on Tuesday. (March 18, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Going for Google’s goods

                    If Google wants to bring the Internet to everyone in a community, the city of Oxford would like to roll out the welcome mat for them. The Oxford Board of Aldermen agreed Tuesday to have Stewart Rutledge lead the community’s effort to convince Google to select Oxford as one of the company’s test sites for a new ultra-high speed broadband network.
                    For more information, visit Fiber for Oxford.

                     (March 17, 2010, Page 1A)

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