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Monday, December 22, 2014

Janice Antonow

City begins Vision 2040 process

While it’s only 2012, Oxford officials are looking to revamp the Vision 2020 plan and look ahead to where the city hopes to be in 2040 in terms of transportation, land use development and civic enrichment. (May 3, 2012, Page 1, 2)

Aldermen ponder Old Taylor Road options

The Oxford Board of Aldermen are making fixing traffic issues on Old Taylor Road a high priority. (April 5, 2012, Page 1A)

Oxford may soon expand

The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted Thursday to allow City Attorney Pope Mallette to notify the Lafayette County Chancery Court that it will not object to an annexation request from property owners hoping to sell their land to Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. (March 2, 2012, Page 1A)

Slow down, you drive too fast

City officials are looking into creating a policy to allow neighborhoods to request speed humps on their streets. (March 2, 2012, Page 1A)

City: Annex request has merits

Oxford Board of Alderman are considering whether or not to fight an annexation request by property owners hoping to sell 160 acres to Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi to use for its new regional hospital. (February 22, 2012, Page 1)

Cable rates to increase in January

In November, Metrocast customers were notified their rates would be going up for several packages, including the basic package that consists mostly of local network stations and The Weather Channel. On Tuesday, the Oxford Board of Aldermen agreed to write a letter to local law makers asking for their assistance in keeping rates down for basic cable users. (December 8, 2011, Page 1)

Farmers’ market idea on hold

City officials agreed to hold off on the idea to build a pavilion for a new farmers’ market near the old National Guard Armory on University Avenue after Mid-Town Farmers’ Market board members and aldermen expressed concerns at a work session Monday afternoon. (December 6, 2011, Page 1)

Oxford may get electronic billboards

Lamar Advertising is requesting to work with the city on allowing digital billboards within the city limits after the city has given a seven year extension to have the regular boards restricted to just industrial zones. (October 19, 2011, Page 1)

City nixes more bar hours

A request to extend bar hours until 2 a.m. was denied by the Oxford Board of Aldermen on Tuesday. The board did approve $37,000 for security cameras to install around the Square by mid-August to improve security after recent crimes in the area. (July 6, 2011, Page 1)

Oxford bans Katrina Cottages

Katrina Cottages have a 90-day moratorium in the city of Oxford after one was installed in the city limits and another 19-unit neighborhood was approved in the county but with city utilities. The city will now research what codes may need to change to allow the units. (June 22, 2011, Page 1)

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