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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Alyssa Schnugg

Homeowners told they can’t paint bricks

The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission denied homeowners for the second time to pain, or white-wash, the red brick on their University Avenue home.

 (September 10, 2014, Page 1, 2)

City OKs $25M budget

The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved the $25 million 2014-2015 fiscal year budget Tuesday that included a .97 millage tax increase and 2 percent cost of living raise for city employees. (September 10, 2014, Page 1, 2)

More utilities to be moved underground

The Oxford Planning Commission gave a nod to a new ordinance that would require utilities be installed underground when a house or businesses goes under substantial renovations. (September 9, 2014, Page 1, 14)

Homeless cases rise in Oxford

Interfaith Commission Ministry is fighting an uphill battle as more and more Lafayette County residents need help after cut hours during slow summer work schedules caused bills to pile up for many. (September 9, 2014, Page 1, 14)

Uber arrives in Oxford

OPD has issued about five citation to Uber drivers since the smartphone application ride-sharing business started in Oxford two weeks ago for not following the city’s taxi laws. Uber officials say they don’t have to meet the “antiquated” laws that do not allow for technology-driven transportation services. (September 8, 2014, Page 1, 2)

Paid parking pays off

Since paid parking was implemented, the city has raised $5,275 in funds from the meters that went live on Tuesday on the premium spots around the Square. Parking Director Matt Davis reported to the Oxford Downtown Parking Commission on Friday that the parking officers wrote 122 tickets for overtime parking in the first three days of Oxford’s new paid-parking system. (September 7, 2014, Page 1A)

Guiding Growth

As boom times  for development in Oxford return, city leaders are adopting and proposing several new regulations aimed at ensuring that this new building doesn’t diminish the quality of life residents now enjoy. (September 7, 2014, Page 1A)

Board OKs changes to eateries

Newk’s, Gus’s, Corner get approval for a variety of changes to their establishments by the Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission Thursday. (September 5, 2014, Page 1)

Tree census planned for fall

The Oxford Tree Board, along with volunteers from the MSU Extension Service and Ole Miss, will be conducting a tree inventory of trees on city rights-of way and parks and using satellite pictures to conduct a tree canopy study this fall. (September 5, 2014, Page 1)

Covered walkway declined for hotel

The Oxford Board of Aldermen denied a request from the contractor for the new 32-bed boutique hotel, The Chancellor’s House to build a covered pedestrian walkway on a portion of northbound lane on South Lamar. (September 4, 2014, Page 2)

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