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Pat Patterson

Paid parking meeting planned

As the city moves forward with implementing a paid parking system, city officials want the public to understand it’s not about making money but to manage parking. At 5 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, the Board of Aldermen will be holding a public hearing to allow Standard Parking to present its recommendations, show off the equipment proposed to be used for the paid parking system and answer questions from the public. (May 10, 2012, Page 1, 2)

City-run farmers’ market doesn’t sprout

After several heated meetings and discussions on the creation of a city-run market, the necessary legislation needed to form the market died in committee in Jackson. For the city to run the market, it needed approval from the Mississippi Legislature in the form of “local and private legislation.” That bill, sponsored by Oxford Rep. Brad Mayo, died on the last day of the legislative session. (May 9, 2012, Page 1)

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)

Donor offers to help fund IPF

Thanks to an unnamed donor, FNC Fields may soon have what Aldermen E.O. Oliver described as it’s own “little IPF.”
Brad Freeman, with the Oxford Park Commission, presented very preliminary plans to the Board of Aldermen for a new Indoor Practice Facility at FNC. However, that can only be accomplished if the aldermen and Lafayette County Board of Supervisors agree to the terms of an unnamed donor who has pledged $150,000 toward the new facility. (May 2, 2012, Page 1, 8)

Developers agree to wait to fill houses

Developers for the proposed Vineyard Planned Unit Development off Old Taylor Road, have agreed to hold off on occupancy until after Jan. 1, 2014. (May 2, 2012, Page 2)

Vineyard gets hesitant nod from Board of Aldermen

The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted 5 to 2 to approve a special exception granting a Planned Unit Development zoning for The Vineyards, a 336-unit subdivision geared toward student living off Old Taylor Road. (April 18, 2012, Page 1)

City, county to discuss new hospital

Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. officials are expected to announce the location of its new, proposed $300 million regional hospital today at a joint meeting at 4 p.m. at City Hall. (April 17, 2012, Page 1)

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)

Transit projects need action

City leaders are remaining skeptically optimistic about much needed road projects getting started after a meeting with Mississippi Department of Transportation officials Wednesday that included Old Taylor Road roundabouts and improvements to the Highway6-West Jackson Avenue intersection. (March 29, 2012, Page 1)

Grant OK’d for new farmer’s market

The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted to accept a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Tuesday that would go toward the salary and other administration costs associated with starting up a new farmer’s market on city property. (March 21, 2012, Page 1)

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