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demolition by neglect

The Carter-Tate mansion – demolition by neglect

The Carter-Tate mansion was one of several homes in Oxford that were lost through years of neglect. Historian Jack Mayfield will be focusing on those houses in future columns. (January 3, 2014, Page 2B)

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    Head of HPC resigns

    A reversal of a demolition decision by the Oxford Board of Aldermen last week caused two members of the Oxford Historic Preservation Commission to step down, including the chairman. (April 10, 2013, Page 2A)

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      Madison home to be torn down

      The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved Tuesday the demolition of a 1890′s home on Madison Avenue and the plans for the home that will take its place. (April 3, 2013, Page 1, 14)

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        Historic Commission OKs change to demolition law

        After some bouncing back and forth, an addition to Oxford’s Demolition by Neglect ordinance has been approved by both preservation boards. The ordinance will allow the city to make simple, basic repairs to homes located in a historical district to help prevent further decay if the homeowner fails to do so. The cost of repairs will be then charged back to the homeowner in the form of a lien on their property. (October 11, 2012, Page 2)

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          Board reviews some preservation laws

          The Courthouse Square Preservatoni Commission met Wednesday for a work session to discuss possible changes to preservation ordinances that, if passed by the Oxford Board of Aldermen, would give the city the ability to make minimal repairs to a home in historic districts and put a lien on the property. (August 30, 2012, Page 1, 2)

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            City could repair a home, then bill owner

            The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission is hoping to make several changes to the city’s demolition ordinances, including one that would allow the city to make Band-Aid-like repairs to a private home and then charge the owner of the property for the cost of repairs. (July 11, 2012, Page 1)

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              Request to change law denied

              The Courthouse Square Preservation Commission snubbed a request by the Oxford Historical Commission to change the city’s demolition ordinance to make it more restrictive. (June 5, 2012, Page 2)

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                Preservation tables building demolitions

                The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission tabled two discussions involving the possible demolition of two unrelated buildings. (May 9, 2012, Page 2)

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                  Historic Preservation Committee actions

                  The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission approved certificates of appropriateness for three projects while voting that there was proof of demolition by neglect involving a piece of property on Madison Avenue. (September 15, 2010, Page 2)

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