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Oxford Pathways Commission

Pathways puts in wish list for new city planner

Members of the Oxford Pathways Commission spent about 35 minutes with Daniel Logan, owner of Logan Development Groups that was recently hired by the city to help them find a new city planner when current planner Tim Akers retires in April. The commission expressed qualities they felt the new planner should posses to help deal with Oxford’s growth. (February 4, 2014, Page 2)

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    Work on N. 9th to make walkers safer

    Those walking along North 9th Street, trying to find a safe place in between the parked cars on both sides of the road and lack of sidewalks, will soon see some changes along the road that are designed to make it safer for pedestrians. (April 16, 2013, Page 1, 14)

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      11th Street to get speed humps

      Residents on South 11th Street may soon have a bumpier drive on their way to their home. Mayor Pat Patterson announced Monday night that South 11th Street will be getting three speed humps to help slow down traffic on the neighborhood road. Residents signed a petition in March requesting the humps that will be 12-feet wide and 3 to 3.5 inches high. (October 16, 2012, Page 1, 12)

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        Is S. Lamar bike lane project almost complete?

        Officials with D. Carroll Construction said Monday the bike lanes on South Lamar Boulevard could be complete in two weeks if weather permits. (September 18, 2012, Page 1)

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          New crossing signals prioritized

          With the success of the pedestrian crossing signal put in last fall at the corner of South 9th Street and Jackson Avenue, the city of Oxford has included money for at least two more of the new signals. The Oxford Pathways Commission prioritized where the new signals should go with the top priority intersection at Bramlett Boulevard and University Avenue. (September 18, 2012, Page 2)

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            S. Lamar bike lanes hit more delays

            D. Carroll Construction has hired a new project manager in an effort to get the bike lane construction project along South Lamar Boulevard back on track. (August 21, 2012, Page 1, 3)

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              BMX races may start in fall

              The BMX track at FNC park is almost complete. A BMX specialist could be in Oxford in July. After the track is completed, the Oxford Park Commission has 90 days to hold its first BMX sanctioned race. OPC is also opening the bidding process for the tennis court expansion on Friday. (June 28, 2012, Page 2)

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                Speed hump policy tabled

                The Oxford Board of Aldermen tabled a vote Tuesday to approve a new policy that would allow neighborhoods to apply for speed humps to give the Oxford Pathways Commission time to clean up and improve the draft. Read about the proposed policy and other business from Tuesday’s aldermen meeting into day’s EAGLE. (March 21, 2012, Page 2)

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                  Bike lanes, sidewalk work begins Monday

                  Construction is set to begin Monday on bike paths and sidewalks on Sisk Avenue and South Lamar Boulevard. (March 9, 2012, Page 1A)

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                    Speed humps still on the table

                    The Oxford Board of Aldermen advised the city engineer Tuesday to tweak a 2007 policy on allowing neighborhoods to request speed humps and include adding suggestions from board members and other city officials, including adding the Oxford Pathways Commission as the lead agency to determine priority. Read about speed humps and other city business from Tuesday’s regular meeting in today’s Oxford EAGLE. (March 7, 2012, Page 2)

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