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Published on February 2nd, 2021 | by TLV News

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City of Oxford, Mississippi Board of Aldermen Meeting Agenda – Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Meeting is at 5:00 pm in the City Hall Courtroom.

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 January 19, 2021 and the Recess Meeting on January 25, 2021. (Ashley Atkinson)
  5. Authorize the approval of accounts for all city departments. (Ashley Atkinson)
  6. Consider the consent agenda:
    1. Request approval of water and/or sewer adjustments in accordance with the Oxford Utilities Leak Adjustment Policy. (Rob Neely)
    2. Request permission for the Director to attend the MTA Board Meeting in Jackson, MS on February 17, 2021 at an estimated cost of $177.00. (Hayden Guest)
    3. Receipt of the February 2021 LOU Reads Quarterly Report.
    4. Request permission to accept the retirement of an employee in the Environmental Services Department. (Braxton Tullos)
    5. Request permission to promote an employee in the Environmental Services Department. (Braxton Tullos)
    6. Request permission to hire seasonal employees at mTrade Park. (Braxton Tullos)
    7. Request permission to accept the resignation of an employee in the Oxford Utilities-Electric Division and advertise the vacancy. (Braxton Tullos)
    8. Request permission to hire three employees in the Oxford Fire Department. (Braxton Tullos)
  7. Adopt a retirement resolution for Michael Morris in the Environmental Services Department. (Amberlyn Liles)
  8. Request permission to declare equipment surplus in the Environmental Services Department and authorize its disposal. (Amberlyn Liles)
  9. Request permission to accept a $5,000.00 amendment to RSVP Grant Agreement No. 18SRSMS001 for Budget Period 4/1/2020- 3/31/2021, and to amend RSVP’s budget for FY20/21 to reflect the additional funding. (Arledia Bennett)
  10. Request permission to accept the AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP Grant in the amount of $75,000.00 for Budget Period 4/1/2021- 3/31/2022. (Arledia Bennett)
  11. Discuss COVID-19 “Current Restrictions and Guidelines” and the current executive orders.
  12. Accept the donation of several “Little Free Library” boxes from the UM CME group.
  13. Request permission to declare equipment surplus in the Oxford Conference Center and authorize its disposal. (Hayden Guest)
  14. Request permission to apply for a GBAC Grant for the Oxford Conference Center. (Hayden Guest)
  15. Request permission to approve and authorize the Mayor to sign the Certifications and Assurances for the Oxford-University Transit FY 2021-2022 Grant. (Donna Zampella)
  16. Consider a request from the University of Mississippi to install temporary banners on Oxford Utilities’ streetlight poles along University Avenue and Jackson Avenue. (Rob Neely)
  17. Request permission to approve and authorize the Mayor to sign a letter of engagement with Butler Snow LLP for the City of Oxford, Mississippi Continuing Disclosure for Fiscal Year 2020. (Ashley Atkinson)
  18. Consider a request from WeeCycle to rent out the Oxford Park Commission Activity Center. (Seth Gaines)
  19. Request permission to declare equipment surplus in the Buildings & Grounds Department and authorize its disposal. (Greg Pinion)
  20. Third Reading and Vote on a Proposed Ordinance for Case #2704, to amend Articles 2, 3, 4, & 5 of the City of Oxford Land Development Code. (Ben Requet)
  21. First Reading of a Proposed Ordinance amending Chapter 34, Article III-Noise of the City of Oxford Code of Ordinances. (Ben Requet)
  22. Request permission to declare weapons surplus in the Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit and trade them in for credit towards new weapons. (Jeff McCutchen)
  23. Consider a request to temporarily shift traffic and close the sidewalk on a portion of Van Buren for construction at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. (Reanna Mayoral)
  24. Consider a contract with Local Government Services for professional services related to right-ofway use by utilities. (Reanna Mayoral)
  25. Consider a contract with Daniels Engineering for general professional services. (Reanna Mayoral)
  26. Consider a contract with Daniels Engineering for Professional Services for the Goose Creek Sewer Force Main Remediation Project. (Reanna Mayoral)
  27. Consider a contract with HDR Engineering for professional services. (Reanna Mayoral)
  28. Consider an amendment to the contract with Elliott & Britt Engineers for the East Jackson Sidewalk Project, contingent on additional Board action. (Reanna Mayoral)
  29. Consider a general services agreement with Sloan Landscape Architecture. (Mark Levy)
  30. Request permission to advertise for East Jackson Streetscape Improvements. (Bart Robinson)
  31. Consider an executive session.
  32. Recess to meet on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 2:00pm.

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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