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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Pat Patterson

New tennis courts coming

City, county and university officials and community members gathered on the grounds of the Oxford Activity Center Tuesday for the groundbreaking ceremony for 12 new courts that will be added to the eight existing to form FNC Tennis Center John Leslie Courts. (August 14, 2013, Page 1, 14)

City cuts funding requests

Efforts are being made to ensure the city’s budget remains balanced by the Oxford Board of Aldermen. (August 9, 2013, Page 1A, 2A)

Cold beer fans show support

A public hearing was held at the Oxford Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday night at City Hall with a standing-room only crowd where the majority of those attending supported the city removing a clause from an ordinance preventing the sale of cold beer and light wine. (August 7, 2013, Page 1)

City OKs parking garage site

After reviewing a report from consultant Lee Burch on two viable sites for a parking garage in downtown Oxford, members of the Downtown Parking Advisory Commission all agreed the best site for the new proposed garage is behind City Hall. (August 5, 2013, Page 1, 12)

OPC asks to add staff person

More budget hearing continued this week with the Oxford Park Commission and several other recreational departments presenting their budgets to the Board of Aldermen for review. OPC Director Rob Boyd is requesting another full-time staff person to help manage the growing OPC. (August 2, 2013, Page 2A)

City trust fund dips, rebounds

The Fed’s stimulus announcement in June caused the returns of Oxford’s $30 million investment to dip ending the second quarter of the fiscal year with a -0.7 percent return.
However, the Fed shortly announced it changed its position and fixed income investments rallied allowing Oxford’s returns to jump back up to 2.1 percent gain in July. (August 1, 2013, Page 1)

Messy yards may result in ticket

Homeowners in Oxford will soon need to take extra care to make sure their lawns are tidy as the Oxford Police Department prepares to take over city code enforcement. OPD presented its FY 2013-14 to the Board of Aldermen Wednesday which included the addition of the new officer as well as eight new patrol cars, lapel cameras and AR-15 rifles. Read about the proposed budget from OPD and other city departments in today’s EAGLE. (July 25, 2013, Page 1)

City budget review begins

Oxford leaders determine funding priorities for several city departments this week. (July 23, 2013, Page 1)

City considers Historic Properties Commission

The Oxford Board of Aldermen are considering forming a new commission that would oversee the Oxford-owned historic buildings, taking it out of the hands of Visit Oxford, the city’s tourism department formally known as the Oxford Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. (July 5, 2013, Page 1A, 3A)

New aldermen ready to go

The Oxford Board of Aldermen and the mayor were sworn in Tuesday night before the regular meeting. (July 3, 2013, Page 1)

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