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Published on July 16th, 2021 | by TLV News

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City of Oxford, Mississippi Board of Aldermen Meeting Agenda – Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Meeting is at 5 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 Special Meeting on July 6, 2021, and the Regular Meeting on July 6, 2021. (Ashley Atkinson)
  5. Authorize the approval of accounts for all city departments. (Ashley Atkinson)
  6. Consider the consent agenda:
    1. Fixed Assets Management:
      1. Request permission to declare equipment surplus in the Oxford Police Department- Parking Division and authorize its disposal. (Matt Davis)
    2. Human Resources:
      1. Request permission to hire an employee in the Oxford Police Department. (Braxton Tullos)
      2. Request permission to promote an employee in the Oxford Police Department. (Braxton Tullos)
      3. Request permission to accept the resignation of an employee at the Oxford Conference Center. (Braxton Tullos)
      4. Request permission to hire an employee at the Oxford Conference Center. (Braxton Tullos)
      5. Request permission to hire two employees at the Oxford Animal Resource Center. (Braxton Tullos)
      6. Request permission to promote an employee in the Environmental Services Department. (Braxton Tullos)
      7. Request permission to accept the voluntary demotion of an employee in the Oxford Police Department and advertise for the vacancy. (Braxton Tullos)
      8. Request permission to hire an employee in the Oxford Police Department. (Braxton Tullos)
      9. Request permission to accept the resignation of an employee in the Buildings & Grounds Department. (Braxton Tullos)
    3. Miscelleanous:
      1. Request approval of water and/or sewer adjustments in accordance with the Oxford Utilities Leak Adjustment Policy. (Rob Neely)
      2. Request permission to approve Kody J. Turner as a driver for Zoe’s Taxi, LLC. (Matt Davis)
    4. Travel Requests:
      1. Request permission for the City Clerk and a Deputy City Clerk to attend the Municipal Tax Collection Workshop in Mississippi State, MS, on August 11, 2021, at an estimated cost of $630.00. (Ashley Atkinson)
      2. Request permission for the Parking Director to attend the MSTPA Annual Conference in Chattanooga, TN on September 12-16, 2021 at an estimated cost of $1,455.00. (Matt Davis)
      3. Request permission for one officer to attend IACP Training Conference on Drugs, Alcohol, and Impaired Driving (DAID) in Orlando, FL on August 14-16, 2021 at no cost to the City. (Jeff McCutchen)
      4. Request permission for one officer to attend FBI Command College in Oxford, MS on July 25-30, 2021 at no cost to the City. (Jeff McCutchen)
  7. Announce vacancies on the Planning Commission, Courthouse Square Historic Preservation, and Historic Preservation Commission.
  8. Second Reading and Public Hearing on a proposed Ordinance amending Chapter 18, Section 18- 45 regarding Operation of the City Animal Shelter and multiple sections within the same chapter. (Bart Robinson / Nicole Young)
  9. Request permission to approve two event permits for Visit Oxford, with one including the usage of parking in front of City Hall. (Kinney Ferris)
  10. Request permission to approve Change Order #2 for the AMI Water Meter Project. (Rob Neely)
  11. Request permission to approve and authorize the Mayor to sign a contract amendment with Tyler Technologies for the Development Services Department. (Hollis Green)
  12. Request permission for 4 employees to attend the Firehouse Expo in Columbus, OH on September 14-18, 2021 at an estimated cost of $6,414.98. (Joey Gardner)
  13. Request permission to apply for a Homeland Security Grant, in the amount of $46,685.00, for a new prime mover for the Oxford Fire Department. This is a 100% reimbursable grant with no requiredmatch. (Joey Gardner)
  14. Request approval for a Preliminary Plat for Case #2763, Updraft Investments, LLC, for “The Lamar-Phase 4”, for property located at The Lamar TND, being further identified as PPIN 5067. (Robert Baxter)
  15. Adopt a Resolution of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Oxford requesting that the Department of Finance & Administration adopt a resolution declaring the issuance of State General ObligationBonds. (Ashley Atkinson)
  16. Request approval for the Lafayette County Remembrance Project and the event coordinator, April Grayson, to host a public ceremony using the parking area in front of City Hall, for the unveiling of a marker (to be placed on the Courthouse Lawn) on September 25, 2021 at 1:00pm. (Jeff McCutchen)
  17. Request permission for a uniformed officer to work Sunday traffic details at North Oxford Baptist Church. (Jeff McCutchen)
  18. Consider Supplemental Agreement #1 and Change Order #1 with Phillips Contracting, Inc. for a deduction in the amount of $79,576.00 for the East Jackson Streetscape Project. (John Crawley)
  19. Request permission to apply for grant funds from the Emergency Road and Bridge Repair Fund (ERBRF) program for multiple projects as prioritized by the Board. (John Crawley)
  20. Consider bids received for the Oxford Conference Center Roof Replacement Project. (John Crawley)
  21. Consider a request for traffic calming on a portion of Brandywine Drive in the Brittany Woods subdivision. (John Crawley)
  22. Update on emergency repair work at Combs Street and the Cemetery Ditch and request permission to hire Williams Engineering and Precision Engineering as needed. (John Crawley)
  23. Third Reading, Public Hearing, and possible vote on a proposed Ordinance amending Chapter 98, Articl 7, Section 153 regarding Street Trenching and Right of Way management, including a proposed policy for Overhead/Underground Conversions. (John Crawley)
  24. Consider an executive session.
  25. Recess to meet on Monday, August 2, 2021 at 12:00pm.

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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