If you’ve been collecting coins to use in parking meters in Oxford, Editor Don Whitten says it looks like you can continue. Whitten takes a look at the ongoing parking saga as the city brings back meters for the first time in 40 years. (March 24, 2014, Page 4A)
The Downtown Parking Advisory Council approved the lowest base bid for parking meters at a meeting this morning from Bennett Construction for $384,000.
The Oxford Board of Aldermen tabled a vote on bids for parking meters to give time for the Downtown Parking Advisory Commission time to review the bids and get additional information. Read about this and other business from the Board of Aldermen meeting in today’s EAGLE. (March 19, 2014, Page 1, 2)
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)
The Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission approved the basic style and color of proposed parking meters for premium spots around the Square that are expected to be in place this summer. A Certificate of Appropriateness was also granted to hotel developers to begin construction of Hotel Oxford to replace the former Downtown Inn. (January 28, 2014, Page 1)
Paid parking is on Tuesday night’s agenda for the Oxford Board of Aldermen where a public hearing will be held prior to the aldermen’s discussion and vote on hiring a parking director and getting bids for equipment.
Buddy Lowery writes to offer a few of several questions citizens might be asking about the proposed Lafayette County ordinance concerning vicious dogs, while John DuChaine writes about the downtown parking situation and wonders if meters will really solve the issue. (January 10, 2014, Page 4A)
The Courthouse Square Preservation Commission reviewed proposed meters that could be seen around the Square if leaders chose to go with a paid parking system. Commissioners also reviewed new plans from Hotel Oxford and while admitted they were better, tabled the COA approval to allow time for a work session to work out details of the newest design. (January 7, 2014, Page 1)
EAGLE News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a closer look at the possibility of paid parking on the Oxford Square, and encourages city leaders to consider the town’s beauty and the economic impact parking meters and paid parking will have on the community. (June 4, 2012, Page 4)
Mrs. Lynton S. Dilley writes about parking on the Oxford Square, saying that she doesn’t have any problems getting spots and wondering if building a parking garage might be an option to consider. (May 30, 2012, Page 4)