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Published on December 19th, 2016 | by Newt Rayburn

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City of Oxford, Mississippi Board of Aldermen Agenda – Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Meeting is at 5:00 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.

  1. Call to order.
  2. Adopt the agenda for the meeting.
  3. Authorize approval of minutes of the regular meeting on December 6, 2016.
  4. Authorize approval of accounts for all city departments.
  5. Consider consent agenda:
    1. Request approval to hire an intern in the City Clerk’s office for the 2017 Spring Semester. (Ashley Atkinson)
    2. Request approval of Nathan Bailey and Rebecca Hubbard as interns in the Oxford Police Department for the 2017 Spring Semester. (Joey East)
    3. Request approval for two officers to attend Public Safety Media Training on February 13- 14, 2017, in Biloxi, MS, at a total cost of $946.00. (Joey East)
    4. Request approval for one officer to attend a Criminal Investigator Certification Course beginning on February 6, 2017, and lasting one day per week over the course of 6 weeks in Tupelo, MS, at a total cost of $850.00. (Joey East)
    5. Request approval for two officers to attend SWAT Team Leader Development on February 6- 10, 2017, in Jonesboro, GA, at a total cost of $2,603.40. (Joey East)
    6. Request permission to accept the resignation of five seasonal employees in the Environmental Services Department. (Braxton Tullos)
    7. Request permission to accept the resignation of nine seasonal employees at FNC Park. (Braxton Tullos)
    8. Request permission to promote two seasonal employees to fulltime in the Environmental Services Department. (Braxton Tullos)
    9. Request permission to promote three employees in the Oxford Electric Department. These promotions were included in the FY 16/17 budget. (Braxton Tullos)
  6. Cowan Hunter, a member of the Tree Board, will present an award that the City of Oxford received from the Urban Forest Council.
  7. Consider a request from Good Food for Oxford Schools to use the terrace above the old RSVP building (beside City Hall) for their 5th Annual Gospel Choir Showcase on April 30, 2017, from 1:00 – 7:00 pm. (Ashley Atkinson)
  8. Request permission to advertise for bus-wrapping services for Oxford University Transit. (Tim Akers)
  9. Request approval of the annual travel schedule for the Oxford Conference Center.(Hollis Green)
  10. Request permission to accept a donation in the amount of $500.00 from the CREATE Foundation for the Oxford ReLeaf Project in memory of Al and Becky Moreton. The ReLeaf Project funds tree planting projects, so this money will be used to fund a tree planting dedicated to the memory of the Moretons. (Ashley Atkinson)
  11. Request permission to accept a donation in the amount of $250.00 from Tollison Law Firm for the Oxford Fire Department. (Mark Heath)
  12. Request for Final Plat Approval for Case #2139 for ‘The Heights Phase IV’ located in the Oxford Commons PUD. (Judy Daniel)
  13. Request for Final Plat Approval for Case #2140 for ‘The Preserve Phase III’ located in the Oxford Commons PUD. (Judy Daniel)
  14. Request for Final Plat Approval (amendment) for Case #2141 ‘Hyatt Place’ located in the Oxford Commons PUD (Lots 16 & 17 Oxford Commons PUD Phase I Tract C Part 2). (Judy Daniel)
  15. First reading of an ordinance amending the City of Oxford Code of Ordinances Chapter 34- Environment, Article II- Landscaping. (Judy Daniel)
  16. Request approval to amend the Oxford Police Department’s Policy 3.7, Personnel Benefits and Compensation. (Braxton Tullos)
  17. Request approval to make a $10,000.00 payment to the LQC Lamar Foundation. This payment was budgeted to be paid out of 2% funds for FY 16/17. (Ashley Atkinson)
  18. Request permission to declare one lawnmower surplus in the Building and Grounds Department and authorize its sale on govdeals.com. (Bo Ragon)
  19. Request permission to declare four heaters surplus from the Old Armory Building and authorize their sale on govdeals.com. (Bo Ragon)
  20. Request approval to request a donation of the property adjacent to Garden Terrace Park from the Mississippi Secretary of State with the finding of no economic detriment to the City of Oxford. (Bart Robinson)
  21. Authorize Mayor to sign agreement with Howorth and Associates to assist in preparation of RFP as required by Mississippi Code 31-7-13.1. (Bart Robinson)
  22. Accept/reject bids for the Observation Deck at the John Leslie Tennis Courts. (Bart Robinson)
  23. Consider an executive session.
  24. 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.

Kevin W. Frye, Attorney At Law
City of Oxford, Mississippi Board of Aldermen Meeting Agenda - Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Oxford, Mississippi Board of Aldermen Meeting Agenda - November 1, 2016 - 5:00 pm

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About the Author

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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