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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pat Patterson

Keep Mississippi Beautiful honors Patterson with award

Keep Mississippi Beautiful has awarded Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson with the Mayor of the Year award for Oxford’s commitment to recycling, sustainable living and improving littering. (May 17, 2012, Page 2A)

Lukewarm reception to paid parking

Comments for and against, and questions about the city’s plan to implement paid parking to help manage parking issues on the Square where heard for about an hour Tuesday night during a public hearing at City Hall. (May 16, 2012, Page 1, 14)

Sunday alcohol sales benefits more than restaurants

A year after the city of Oxford allowed alcohol sales on select Sunday, restaurants and other businesses say it’s been good for business. (May 14, 2012, Page 6A)

Van Buren work begins Wednesday

Van Buren and South 11th Street will be closed to traffic for most of the summer as the city updates the sewer, water and electrical systems on that side of the Square. Updates will be available at the city’s web site, www.oxfordms.net or on the city of Oxford’s Facebook page. The EAGLE will also run updates periodically. A meeting was held Thursday with several business owners on Van Buren to update them on the construction project that will begin Wednesday and be completed in August. (May 11, 2012, Page 1A, 14A)

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)

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