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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Bart Robinson

Oxford battles brown water

Public Works to spend $1 million to try to solve ugly water issues for some city residents. (July 23, 2014, Page 1, 14)

Public Works keeps budget stable

Public Works Department submitted its $11 million budget for the Oxford Board of Aldermen’s review Wednesday. (July 21, 2014, Page 1)

City unhappy with tree trimming

MDOT plans to replant some trees after having to remove hundreds during the construction of the Old Taylor roundabouts and the upcoming West Jackson/Highway 6 intersection. (July 11, 2014, Page 1)

City cracks down on erosion

The Oxford Board of Aldermen will be considering two ordinances that address two ordinances that will require developers to take a more proactive stance with erosion control and storm water runoff on developed property. (June 20, 2014, Page 1A)

Growth sparks need for more regs

A public hearing will be held Tuesday on a new ordinance that would require developers to meet with local law enforcement and public works officials to map out their traffic control plan during construction projects. (May 19, 2014, Page 1, 7)

Old Taylor bridge to be closed Monday

The Old Taylor Road bridge will be closed Monday for the summer while MDOT widens the bridge in preparation for new roundabouts at each end of the bridge. A temporary bypass has been built from Old Taylor Road, crossing through the former Whirlpool complex, and connecting to Coliseum Boulevard. (May 9, 2014, Page 1A, 9A)

Water tower dedicated to Madkins

The water tower next to the Oxford Park Commission was dedicated Wednesday to the late John Stevenson Madkins Jr. who worked for 47 years in the city water department. (April 10, 2014, Page 1A)

City extends life of cemetery

The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted to move a head with a new 800 niche columbarium for the Oxford Memorial Cemetery. (April 10, 2014, Page 1A)

City ponders old armory’s future

The Oxford Board of Aldermen are asking local architects to come up with designs as to what may go where the old National Guard Armory currently sits on the corner of Bramlett Boulevard and University Avenue. The city is waiting for environmental tests to come back before taking bids to demolish the old armory. (April 9, 2014, Page 1A)

Parking meters for Taylor Road?

City officials toss around the idea for parking meters on Taylor Road and University Place that they consider a city road to help raise funds for new roads. (April 8, 2014, Page 1)

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