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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Jeff Triplette

Meter bids stalled

The Oxford Downtown Parking Commission tabled a recommendation to accept the low bid for marking meters until they have more information. However, the bid goes before the aldermen during their meeting at 5 p.m. this evening. (March 18, 2014, Page 1, 2)

Paid parking rules reviewed

The Downtown Parking Commission reviewed parking laws and made some changes that will go into effect, if approved by the Board of Aldermen, this summer when a new paid-parking system is rolled out. One change included the time of the enforcement. Commissioners agreed that paid parking should be enforced 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (February 10, 2014, Page 1)

Parking group OKs meters

The Downtown Parking Advisory Commission’s approval of going to a paid parking system in Oxford makes it one step closer to becoming a reality for downtown Square parking. The commission approved using meters for paid parking and taking the operations back in-house Tuesday during their regular meeting. (January 8, 2014, Page 3)

Mayor submits plan for paid parking

Mayor Pat Patterson asked the Downtown Parking Advisory Commission to look over his proposal for paid parking in the about 300 premium spaces around the Square where the city of Oxford would take over management of downtown parking.

  (December 9, 2013, Page 1A)

Parking commission nixes free tickets

The Downtown Parking Advisory Commission voted to recommend to the Board of Aldermen do away with the free courtesy tickets that have been handed out to first-time overtime parking offenders since Standard Parking took over parking management in November as a way to retain some revenue. The commission also reviewed two possible sites for a parking garage and discussed paid parking at their regular meeting Friday. (July 15, 2013, Page 1, 12)

Square parkers may get more time

The Oxford Downtown Parking Commission voted Friday to recommend to the Oxford Board of Aldermen to extend the two-hour parking limit on the Square to three hours. (May 6, 2013, Page 1A)

Parking enforcers nab 860 violators

In the first six weeks of beefed up parking enforcement around the Square, more than 860 tickets have been issued to over-time parkers. About 60 are repeat offenders. (January 7, 2013, Page 1A)

Few bus spaces on Square

The Downtown Oxford Parking Commission agreed to research the best answer on where to put band tour buses and catering trucks on the crowded Square. (December 10, 2012, Page 1A, 3A)

Parking lot contract OK’d

The city of Oxford is now the owner of a new parking lot. Aldermen approved Tuesday spending $2.35 million for almost an acre of land near the existing city parking lot behind the Vieux Carré building. Read about the contract and other city business that happened at Tuesday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting in today’s EAGLE. (September 5, 2012, Page 2)

Parking commission approves changes

During its regular meeting Friday, the commission agreed on ordinance changes to the current laws that increase the two-hour parking restrictions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The new ordinance also changes the fine structure for violating the two-hour parking restriction. (August 13, 2012, Page 1)

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