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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Tim Akers

Aldermen consider new neighborhood laws

The Oxford Board of Aldermen are considering a new Neighborhood Ordinance that will combine the city’s existing codes into one chapter that will mandate quality of life issues like un-mowed lawns, garbage cans left at the curb and cars parking on front yards. (April 8, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

Vision 2037 needs input from everyone

The city of Oxford is taking proactive approach to dealing with the future by creating a comprehensive plan, Vision 2037, to get prepared. Publisher Tim Phillips takes a look at the group and upcoming meetings and what everyone in the community can do to help in creating the plan. (March 29, 2015, Page 4A)

Transit board looks down the road

The Oxford University Transit board reviewed its winter schedule and looked down the road at its budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year.

 (December 11, 2014, Page 1A)

Buses carry more each month

OUT officials reported record ridership in September and reminds riders large coolers and tents are not allowed on buses. (October 9, 2014, Page 1)

City planner recognized at retirement party

City Planner Tim Akers was honored for his hard word, dedication and passion for Oxford during his retirement party Wednesday at City Hall. (April 17, 2014, Page 1, 2)

Meter bids stalled

The Oxford Downtown Parking Commission tabled a recommendation to accept the low bid for marking meters until they have more information. However, the bid goes before the aldermen during their meeting at 5 p.m. this evening. (March 18, 2014, Page 1, 2)

Oxford hires new city planner

The Oxford Board of Aldermen hired a North Carolina planner to head up the city’s planning department. Andrea Correll will start her new job on April 1. (March 12, 2014, Page 2)

Rezoning request denied for student project

Aldermen uphold planning commission’s denial of student duplex developement; send new shopping center plans back to planning commission. (March 5, 2014, Page 1, 2)

City aims to protect large trees

If passed by the Oxford Board of Aldermen, changes to the city’s tree ordinance will soon include incentives for builders to retain as many large, older trees on the property. (February 26, 2014, Page 1, 2)

OUT board OKs $2.5 million budget

The Oxford Transit Commission voted to recommend that Board of Aldermen approve the 2014-15 $2.5 million budget. OUT has to approve its budget early in the calendar year so it can be put into a grant application package for federal grants that pay 80 percent of the budget. (February 13, 2014, Page 1, 14)

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