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Published on May 14th, 2018 | by Newt Rayburn


Oxford, Mississippi Board of Aldermen Agenda – Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Meeting starts 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 May 1, 2018 and the Recess meeting on May 7, 2018.
  5. Authorize the approval of accounts for all city departments.
  6. Consider the consent agenda:
    1. Request permission to hire a part-time worker for City Hall. (Braxton Tullos)
    2. Request approval of a step increase for two employees in the Oxford Fire Department. (Braxton Tullos)
    3. Request permission to hire seasonal employees in the Environmental Services Department. (Braxton Tullos)
    4. Request permission to hire a Full-time Laborer in the Recycling Department. (Braxton Tullos)
    5. Request approval of a promotion in the Oxford Police Department. (Braxton Tullos)
    6. Request permission to hire seasonal employees in the Buildings and Grounds Department. (Braxton Tullos)
    7. Request permission to hire a Full-time Grounds Worker in the Buildings & Grounds Department. (Braxton Tullos)
    8. Request permission to accept the retirement of an employee in the Public Works Department. (Braxton Tullos)
    9. Request permission to hire seasonal employees in the Public Works Department. (Braxton Tulos)
    10. Request approval of an unpaid intern in the Municipal Court Department for the Summer 2018 semester. (Braxton Tullos)
    11. Request permission for an engineer to attend the TVPPA Engineering and Operations Conference on August 8-10, 2018 at an estimated cost of $1,279.29. (Rob Neely)
    12. Request permission for four officers to attend Crisis Intervention Team training on June 4-8, 2018 in Meridian, MS at an estimated cost of $820.00. (Joey East)
    13. Request permission for four officers to attend Leading Warriors for Law Enforcement on May 24-25, 2018 in Oxford, MS at a total of $400.00. (Joey East)
    14. Request permission for four officers to attend Mounted Unit Tactical training on June 10- 15, 2018 in D’Iberville, MS at an estimated cost of $1,359.00. (Joey East)
    15. Request permission for four officers to attend K-9 Certification training on June 10-15, 2018 in D’Iberville, MS at an estimated cost of $1,284.00. (Joey East)
    16. Request permission for the Chief and Assistant Chief to attend the MS Fire Chiefs’ Annual Meeting on May 31-June 3, 2018 in Gulfport, MS at an estimated cost of $800.00. (Mark Heath)
    17. Request permission for the Fire Chief to attend the Drexel University Firefighter Injury Research and Safety Trends conference on July 16-17, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA at an estimated cost of $1,175.00, which is covered by grant funds. (Mark Heath)
  7. Presentation by Girl Scout Brownie Troop #13616.
  8. Consider a request from Brighton Village for an adjustment on utility charges. (Bart Robinson)
  9. Consider a request from William T. Sloan to accept a Deed of Dedication for right of way on Oxford Way. (Bart Robinson)
  10. Monthly update from OLHS. (Angie Avery)
  11. Presentation by Leadership Lafayette regarding a fundraising event. (Cayce Read)
  12. Adopt a proclamation for National Bike Month.
  13. Adopt a resolution naming the 2018 MML Voting Delegate for the City of Oxford. (Ashley Atkinson)
  14. Authorize the Mayor to sign a memo of understanding with Communicare for workers at the Recycling Center. (Amberlyn Liles)
  15. Request permission to declare equipment surplus in the Oxford Electric Department and authorize its disposal on govdeals.com. (Rob Neely)
  16. Request permission to apply for a grant for Woodlawn-Davis Park. (Lynn Wilkins/Greg Pinion)
  17. Request permission to adopt a Travel Soccer Field Use Agreement for FNC Park. (Brad Freeman)
  18. Request approval to temporarily close the inner traffic circle on the Square for Junior Bikes for Badges. (Joey East)
  19. Request permission for approval of the Friends of the Mounted Patrol Sponsorship Program. (Joey East)
  20. Discuss a proposed ordinance creating a Downtown Entertainment District. (Joey East)
  21. Adopt the City of Oxford Employee Handbook. (Braxton Tullos)
  22. Discuss a proposal from Punkin Water Association to purchase up to 250,000 gallons of water per day from the City of Oxford. (Bart Robinson)
  23. Discuss the termination of design services contract and construction professional contract for the Oxford Conference Center. (Bart Robinson)
  24. Accept bids for crawler dozer received by reverse auction and discuss purchase options. (Bart Robinson)
  25. Discuss contract for surveying services. (Bart Robinson)
  26. Authorize approval of Supplemental Agreement #2 for Xcavators, Inc. for project SEMP- 36(1)-West Oxford Loop Extended. (Bart Robinson)
  27. Consider an executive session.
  28. Recess to meet on May 18, 2018 at 9:00am at the Oxford Electric Department.

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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