The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted 6-1 to approve Sunday alcohol sales at its regular meeting Tuesday. The ordinance change will go into effect in 30 days and alcohol will be able to be sold in bars and restaurants from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (February 18, 2014, Page 1, 10)
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)
The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted to accept the recommendations of the Downtown Parking Advisory Commission and move forward with paid parking in the premium spots around the Square on Tuesday. (January 22, 2014, Page 1, 3)
Paid parking is on Tuesday night’s agenda for the Oxford Board of Aldermen where a public hearing will be held prior to the aldermen’s discussion and vote on hiring a parking director and getting bids for equipment.
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)
The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to accept proposals from management companies to take over operations of the Oxford Conference Center, however no decision on the center’s future has been decided. Also at Tuesday’s meeting, the board voted to approve an Adult Entertainment Overlay District, restricting such businesses to two areas inside the city limits, prohibiting alcohol sales and other restrictions. (January 8, 2014, Page 1, 12)
The Courthouse Square Preservation Commission reviewed proposed meters that could be seen around the Square if leaders chose to go with a paid parking system. Commissioners also reviewed new plans from Hotel Oxford and while admitted they were better, tabled the COA approval to allow time for a work session to work out details of the newest design. (January 7, 2014, Page 1)
The owner of several area hotels has presented Oxford officials with preliminary proposals to take over operations of the Oxford Conference Center. (December 19, 2013, Page 6A)
Dozens of people showed up at a public hearing Tuesday at City Hall to voice their support in keeping the Oxford Conference Center open. City officials, concerned with the revenue loss, have recently discussed options in regards to the center, including having a private company take over operations.
A public hearing will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the City Hall to discuss the future of the Oxford Conference Center. Read about the center in today’s EAGLE.