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Saturday, November 22, 2014

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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)

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)

Parking garage sites studied

City officials have narrowed down two possible sites for a 300-slip parking garage for downtown Oxford. (April 8, 2013, Page 1, 5)

Paid parking put in reverse?

The Oxford Downtown Parking Commission will present a new plan to help moderate parking on the Square that consists of tougher enforcement of the current two-hour parking limit. (July 16, 2012, Page 1,5)

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)

Parking group considers next step

The city parking committee met to discuss the initial report on Square parking. With about 1,000 parking spots and crowded road conditions, the city is looking for ways to improve the congestion. (August 18, 2011, Page 2A)

Parking puzzle probed

Parking around the Square will see changes after the parking consulting firm met with residents last week to determine the needs for Oxford. (June 17, 2011, Page 1A)

City hires firm to study Square parking

Oxford Board of Aldermen hired Tim Haahs and Associates to develop a two-phased downtown parking management strategy for $23,280. (May 4, 2011, Page 7)

City seeks parking experts

The Parking Garage Committee will meet in March to discuss interviewing companies that submitted proposals this month to move forward with parking strategies for the Square. (February 23, 2011, Page 1)

No free parking on Square?

During a work session Friday, Mayor Pat Patterson and the Oxford Board of Aldermen heard a presentation by Ron Hipp, chairman of the Parking Garage Committee, during which he suggested the city consider charging motorists 50 cents an hour for “premium parking” around the Square.

Other topics talked about Friday included forming an investment committee on how to invest the $30 million the city will receive from Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi buying out of its lease with the city of Oxford and Lafayette County. (February 14, 2011, Page 1A)

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