The good news for Oxonians coming from City Hall this morning is that the millage rate will not need to be increased to balance the city’s 2013-14 budget. However, that could change next year, according to Mayor Pat Patterson. (August 19, 2013, Page 1A, 3A)
The Oxford Planning Commission gave the nod to The Links apartments for its expansion where there will be 198 additional units added to the development. Read about this and other business from the planning commission meeting held Monday at City Hall. (August 14, 2013, Page 2)
Efforts are being made to ensure the city’s budget remains balanced by the Oxford Board of Aldermen. (August 9, 2013, Page 1A, 2A)
A public hearing was held at the Oxford Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday night at City Hall with a standing-room only crowd where the majority of those attending supported the city removing a clause from an ordinance preventing the sale of cold beer and light wine. (August 7, 2013, Page 1)
Oxford’s Public Works Department will be seeking approval for a 5-percent raise on water and sewer service to help off-set costs for several upcoming large projects to improve and expand service. (August 2, 2013, Page 1A)
The city of Oxford has hired nine youths as part of the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s Urban Youth Corps program. They will spend eight weeks working in various city departments while learning valuable work and life skills. (June 25, 2013, Page 1)
The Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau will soon have a new home and a new name and image. (May 23, 2013, Page 1, 5)
Mayor Pat Patterson has won a spot on the ballot as the Democratic candidate for the general election on June 4 after soundly beating his opponent, Jason Plunk, in the Democratic Primary Election on Tuesday. Patterson won with 1,360 votes to Plunk’s 198 votes. The results include affidavit votes that were counted this morning at City Hall.
Patterson will now face Independent candidate Todd Wade next month.
About 1,656 voted in Tuesday’s primary which is about a 14.8 percent voter turnout. Oxford has 11,176 registered voters. In 2009, about 1,500 voters turned out for the primary election. (May 8, 2013, Page 1A, 12A)
Here’s some highlights from Tuesday’s city election forum hosted by the Oxford EAGLE at the Oxford Conference Center.
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A new historical marker was unveiled Thursday in front of City Hall the briefly hits on some Oxford’s history. (April 26, 2013, Page 1A)