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Oxford Board of Aldermen

Shaw fight over for now

The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved a four-lot subdivision for the Shaw property after months of debate between developers and land owners. (August 6, 2014, Page 1)

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    BMH money offers different options

    Spend it and pay off debt? Invest it, use the proceeds for special projects and save the principal for emergencies? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how local government officials handled funds from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in light of talk in the city of raising taxes. (July 23, 2014, Page 4)

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      Ready for a tax hike

      The Oxford Board of Aldermen is considering a 1.5 millage tax hike to help pay for roads and infrastructure as Oxford continues to grow. A 1.5 mill raise would mean $30 a year on a $200,000 home. (July 15, 2014, Page 1, 3)

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        Budget review process begins

        The Oxford Board of Aldermen began the budget review process Monday meeting with several department heads to go over their proposed budgets, including the Oxford Conference Center which reported such a large increase in revenue it needs less city funds this year to cover its expenses. (July 8, 2014, Page 1)

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          City OKs texting, driving policy

          The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to change the Employee Handbook to state that if an employee driving a city vehicle is involved in a wreck while he or she texting, the employee will be sanctioned with a Class 3 offense. (July 2, 2014, Page 1)

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            Growth sparks need for more regs

            A public hearing will be held Tuesday on a new ordinance that would require developers to meet with local law enforcement and public works officials to map out their traffic control plan during construction projects. (May 19, 2014, Page 1, 7)

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              Conference Center to continue

              A committee formed to review the financial feasibility of the Oxford Conference Center determined the facility was a valuable asset to the community and should remain under city management. (April 29, 2014, Page 1, 8)

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                Land rezoning for shopping center

                The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted for two ordinance changes during its regular meeting Tuesday with one allowing for the rezoning of property off Highway 7 for a new shopping center and the other granting all citizens the right to apply for an appeal of a decision of the city’s historic preservation commissions. (April 16, 2014, Page 1, 7)

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                  City extends life of cemetery

                  The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted to move a head with a new 800 niche columbarium for the Oxford Memorial Cemetery. (April 10, 2014, Page 1A)

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                    Contractor gets new road bid

                    Local contractor, M&N Excavating was awarded the $1.6 million contract to build the new Oxford Commons Frontage Road that will connect Sisk Avenue to Highway 30. (April 2, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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