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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Jay Hughes

Alderman looks to demolish Heisman House

A local developer asked the Historic Preservation Commission to look over his future plans to demolish a house on the corner of Price Street and North Lamar Boulevard, and build a new home in its place.

 (October 15, 2014, Page 1, 2)

Uber asks city to cut regs

Representatives from Uber, a technology-based transportation company, spoke before the Oxford Board of Aldermen on Tuesday to explain why they believe their drivers should not be considered vehicles for hire.

 (October 8, 2014, Page 1A)

Taxi law revised after cabbies complain

Changes to Oxford’s taxi ordinance have been tweaked after several cab drivers spoke out at a public hearing last month. (July 17, 2014, Page 1A, 3A)

City OKs texting, driving policy

The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to change the Employee Handbook to state that if an employee driving a city vehicle is involved in a wreck while he or she texting, the employee will be sanctioned with a Class 3 offense. (July 2, 2014, Page 1)

City considers stronger taxi law

A public hearing will be held in two weeks on changes to the city’s taxi ordinance that would limit what cab drivers can charge riders and require all cabs to have security cameras. (June 5, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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)

Aldermen seeks change to preservation code

Alderman Jay Hughes asked the Courthouse Square  Historic Preservation Commission to support a change to city code that would require developers seeking to demolish a building and replace it with green space to commit to the landscape plan for four years. (May 6, 2014, Page 1)

City may get new double-decker bus

City leaders look at new double decker bus in California. (April 22, 2014, Page 2)

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)

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)

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