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Published on June 18th, 2018 | by Newt Rayburn


City of Oxford, Mississippi Board of Aldermen Agenda for Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 5 pm

Notice that certain commission members will be included in the meeting via teleconference, subject to City of Oxford Code of Ordinances Section 2-82.
Agenda item attachments and meeting minutes are available for download here.

  1. Call to order.
  2. Adopt the agenda for the meeting.
  3. Mayor’s Report
  4. Authorize the approval of the minutes of the Regular meeting on June 5, 2018 and the Special meeting on June 8, 2018.
  5. Authorize the approval of accounts for all city departments.
  6. Consider the consent agenda:
    1. Request permission to hire a seasonal employee for the Environmental Services Department. (Braxton Tullos)
    2. Request permission for the Superintendent to attend the TVA All Customer Rate Review Meeting on August 7, 2018 in Murfreesboro, TN at an estimated cost of $185.00. (Rob Neely)
    3. Request permission for the Fire Chief to attend the EMS Educators Conference on July 25-27, 2018 in Murphreesboro, TN at an estimated cost of $550.00. (Mark Heath)
    4. Request permission for three officers to attend the Combat Handgun Instructor Course on June 25-27, 2018 in Oxford, MS at a cost of $900.00. (Joey East)
    5. Request permission to hire a Water/Waste Water Tech I in the Public Works Department. (Braxton Tullos)
  7. Update from Family Crisis Services on the 4th of July festivities. (Meredith Rawl)
  8. Consider a request from Grand Oaks to shoot fireworks for the 4th of July. (John Fassinger)
  9. Discuss the potential of a negotiated purchase of the Oxford Elementary property located on Hwy 30.
  10. Consider an appeal of the Planning Commission’s decision regarding Case #2310 for property located at 1013 North Lamar. (Judy Daniel)
  11. Second reading and public hearing for a proposed ordinance creating a Downtown District. (Joey East)
  12. Request permission to declare equipment surplus at FNC Park. (Brad Freeman)
  13. Request permission to declare a bus surplus in the Oxford University Transit Department. (Ron Biggs)
  14. Request permission to declare scrap parts surplus in the Oxford University Transit Department and authorize their disposal at a scrap metal facility. (Ron Biggs)
  15. Request permission to advertise for bids for five (5) 30 foot Heavy Duty Low Floor Buses. (Ron Biggs)
  16. Request permission to accept Phase I of a Hazard Mitigation Grant to correct drainage issues near the cemetery in the amount of $28,320.00 with a local match of $7,080.00. (Jimmy Allgood)
  17. Request permission to re-allocate funds to replace the scales at the Transfer Station. (Jamie Shaw)
  18. Request permission to declare a garbage truck surplus in the Environmental Services Department. (Jamie Shaw)
  19. Consider hiring an acoustics consultant to study noise levels in different areas of the city. (Judy Daniel)
  20. Consider a request for approval of a Final Plat Amendment for Grand Oak Subdivision, Phase 5, Lot 85, Planning Commission Case #2313, for property located at 3622 Lyles Drive, being further described as PPIN 20671. (Judy Daniel)
  21. Consider a request for approval of a Final Plat for “The Grove at Grand Oaks, Phase VI (Parcel 5B-The Fairmont)”, Planning Commission Case #2309, a residential development on Fazio Drive, being further described at PPIN 37029. (Judy Daniel)
  22. First reading of a proposed ordinance amending the City of Oxford Land Development Code (Sections 2,3,4,5,7,9 and 10) to correct mistakes and make modifications. (Judy Daniel)
  23. First reading of a proposed ordinance to provide incentives for developers proposing low and moderate income workforce housing. (Judy Daniel)
  24. First reading of a proposed ordinance modifying the Erosion Control Ordinance to clarify the definition of “land disturbance”. (Judy Daniel)
  25. Consider a request from Southeastern Construction for after hours work at the future LaQuinta Inn & Suites located at 1711 Frontage Road. (Bart Robinson)
  26. Consider a request from JM Duncan, Inc. to close Jefferson Avenue on two occasions for work on the Jefferson widening project. (Bart Robinson)
  27. Consider quotes and approve builders risk insurance policy for the Downtown Parking Garage. (Bart Robinson)
  28. Consider a request from Lafayette County for a contribution towards matching funds for a NCRS grant. (Bart Robinson)
  29. Request approval for the annual fire contract with the University of Mississippi pending Legal Counsel review. (Bart Robinson)
  30. Consider an executive session.
  31. Adjourn.

Questions regarding this agenda?  Call 662-236-1310, or contact Ashley Atkinson, City Clerk:aatkinson@oxfordms.net

Auxiliary aids and services may be available to individuals with disabilities upon twenty-four (24) hours request by contacting Braxton Tullos, City of Oxford ADA Coordinator at 662-232-2453.

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Newt Rayburn founded THE LOCAL VOICE in 2006. Previously, Newt was Editor of PROFANE EXISTENCE in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Art Director for Ole Miss' LIVING BLUES magazine. Newt won a National Magazine Award in 1999 for his SOUTHERN MUSIC ISSUE with THE OXFORD AMERICAN. A seventh-generation Lafayette County, Mississippian, Newt is perhaps best known as the leader of the Mississippi RocknRoll band THE COOTERS, but he also has the Country & Southern Rock group, HAWGWASH. Newt is a Photographer, Writer, and Civil War Enthusiast.

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