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Published on January 13th, 2018 | by Newt Rayburn

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Oxford, Mississippi Board of Aldermen Agenda – January 16, 2018

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.
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 2, 2018.
  5. Authorize the approval of accounts for all city departments.
  6. Consider the consent agenda:
    1. Request permission for the General Manager and one employee to attend Procurement Training in Fort Worth, TX, on February 21-24, 2018, at an estimated cost of $1,500.00. (Ron Biggs)
    2. Request permission for a deputy clerk to attend the MS Municipal Clerks & Collectors Association meeting in Flowood, MS, on March 8-9, 2018, at an estimated cost of $700.00. (Ashley Atkinson)
    3. Request permission for a deputy clerk to attend the Spring 2018 CMC Program in Pearl, MS, on February 26– 28, 2018, at an estimated cost of $700.00. (Ashley Atkinson)
    4. Request permission for a deputy clerk to attend the Spring 2018 CMC Program in Oxford, MS, on March 12- 14, 2018, at an estimated cost of $200.00. (Ashley Atkinson)
    5. Request permission for the Director of Parking to attend the Mid-South Traffic & Parking Association (MSTPA) yearly conference in Huntsville, AL on March 5-7, 2018 at an estimated cost of $850.00. (Joey East)
    6. Request permission for four Environmental Services employees to attend the SWANNMRC Joint Conference on May 15-17, 2018 in Bay St. Louis, MS at an estimated cost of $2,240.00. (Amberlyn Liles)
    7. Request permission for a Public Works employee to attend the MDEQ Math Workshop in Pearl, MS on January 15-17, 2018 at an estimated cost of $588.75. (Bart Robinson)
    8. Request approval of Donald L. Deans as a taxi driver for County Taxi. (Joey East)
    9. Request permission for two employees to attend the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) Training on January 16-17, 2018 in Vicksburg, MS at an estimated cost of $577.00. (Joey East)
    10. Request permission for three officers to attend Street Crimes Seminar on January 29-31, 2018 in Tunica, MS at an estimated cost of $1,829.96. (Joey East)
    11. Request permission for one officer to attend Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor Training on February 5-9, 2018 in Vicksburg, MS at an estimated cost of $205.00. (Joey East)
    12. Request permission for an Apprentice Lineman to attend TVPPA Apprentice Lineman Training in Jackson, TN on April 23-27, 2018 at an estimated cost of $1,436.62. (Rob Neely)
    13. Request permission for two Apprentice Linemen to attend TVPPA Apprentice Lineman Training in Jackson, TN on June 25-29, 2018 with an estimated cost of $2,446.37. (Rob Neely)
    14. Request approval of the retirement of an employee in the Oxford Fire Department and to advertise internally for his repacement. (Braxton Tullos)
    15. Request permission to accept the resignations of two employees in the Oxford Fire Department. (Braxton Tullos)
    16. Request permission to hire three firefighters in the Oxford Fire Department. (Braxton Tullos)
    17. Request permission to transfer an employee from the Buildings & Grounds department to Public Works department and advertise for a replacement. (Braxton Tullos)
    18. Request permission to promote an employee in the Environmental Services Department from part-time to full-time. (Braxton Tullos)
    19. Request permission to advertise for seasonal concessions and grounds workers for FNC Park. (Braxton Tullos)
    20. Request permission for four members of the Oxford Fire Department to travel to Camp Shelby, MS on February 12-16, 2018 to participate in a MS Office of Homeland Security Task Force exercise at an estimated cost of $200.00. (Mark Heath)
    21. Request permission for the Mayor to attend the MS Office of Tourism’s 2018 Legislative Day on January 24, 2018 in Jackson, MS at an estimated cost of $300.00.
  7. Presentation of proposed annexation maps. (Mike Slaughter)
  8. Authorize the Mayor to sign an agreement with NMRC/Communicare for client services at the Environmental Services/Recycling Departments. (Edith Hayles/Amberlyn Liles/Pope Mallette)
  9. Adopt a resolution awarding the sale and issuance of General Obligation Bonds, Series 2018A, in the amount of $2,700,000.00 for the construction of municipal buildings. (Sue Fairbank)
  10. Report from OLHS. (Angie Avery)
  11. Announce a vacancy on the Oxford Park Commission Board.
  12. Announce an upcoming vacancy on the Oxford School Board.
  13. Request approval of the 2018 Oxford Conference Center travel schedule. (Hollis Green)
  14. Adopt a resolution in support of local and private legislation to allow golf carts on certain public streets and for related purposes.
  15. First reading of a proposed Ordinance allowing golf carts on certain public streets.
  16. Discuss changes to insurance requirements for taxi companies. (Matt Davis)
  17. Request permission for five officers to attend the Annual Mounted Mardi Gras Mounted School on February 614, 2018 in Mobile, AL at an estimated cost of $3,220.00. (Joey East)
  18. Request permission to transfer a Ford Crown Victoria from the Oxford Police Department to the Environmental Services Department. (Joey East)
  19. Request permission to apply for MS Office of Highway Safety grant for Police Traffic Services for FY 2019 in the amount of $15,947.00. (Joey East)
  20. Request permission to apply for the MS Office of Highway Safety grant for Impaired Driving for FY 2019 in the amount of $114,688.35. (Joey East)
  21. Request permission to apply for MS Office of Highway Safety grant for Impaired Driving Enforcement Training for FY 2019 in the amount of $483,509.03. (Joey East)
  22. Request permission to allow Oxford Electric’s contractor, DeSoto County Electric, to work on Sunday, January 21, 2018. (Rob Neely)
  23. Authorize the Mayor to sign a contract with GovEase for online tax sale services. (Ashley Atkinson)
  24. Authorize the Mayor to sign a professional service agreement with Michael Rogers for continued maintenance of the City’s hydraulic model. (Bart Robinson)
  25. Accept bid for compact excavator for the Street Department. (Bart Robinson)
  26. Accept bid for compact excavator for the Water Department. (Bart Robinson)
  27. Request approval of the Activity Center lnterlocal Agreement. (Pope Mallette)
  28. Consider a request from BMH-NMS to terminate two electrical easements. (Pope Mallette)
  29. Adopt a resolution to amend the local and private legislation for the Oxford Reserve & Trust Fund. (Pope Mallette)
  30. Consider a location release for filming on City property. (Pope Mallette)
  31. Consider an executive session.
  32. Recess to meet on January 22, 2018 at 12:30pm.

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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