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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Tom Sharpe

Parking group OKs meter agreement

The Oxford Downtown Parking Advisory Commission voted to recommend approval of a contract with IPS Group to maintain parking meters in the downtown area and a flat 25 cent charge for credit/debit card users. (July 1, 2014, Page 1)

City inches toward paid parking

After its first month taking over the management of downtown parking, Park Oxford Director Matt Davis told the Downtown Parking Advisory Commission Friday that the city’s recent effort to govern parking was successful. (June 9, 2014, Page 1)

Parking Commission OKs new Square rules

Parking Commission OKs changes to parking ordinance for future paid-parking system including keeping the three-hour limit just for home football games. (May 2, 2014, Page 1A)

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)

City OKs paid parking effort

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)

Aldermen changing meeting time

The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted to move the time of their regular meetings from 6 to 5 p.m. during Tuesday night’s regular meeting. (July 24, 2013, Page 2A)

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)

Is city’s parking policy losing support?

Talks continue between Standard Parking and city officials and the Downtown Parking Commission to re-evauluate Standard’s future as the management of Oxford’s downtown parking. (June 21, 2013, Page 1A, 5A)

Square parkers may get more time

The Oxford Downtown Parking Commission voted Friday to recommend to the Oxford Board of Aldermen to extend the two-hour parking limit on the Square to three hours. (May 6, 2013, Page 1A)

Go-getters to get help

In hopes to give entrepreneurs a place to go to gain support, knowledge and to do some networking, local business owners are teaming up with the Economic Development Foundation, the Mississippi Technology Alliance and FNC Inc. to form the Lafayette-Oxford-University Alliance. The LOU Alliance will focus on creating mentoring, curriculum, discussions, events, talent matching and funding to help move entrepreneurs from idea to profit. (June 25, 2010, Page 1A)

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