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Published on September 18th, 2017 | by Newt Rayburn

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Oxford, Mississippi Board of Aldermen Agenda – Tuesday, September 19, 2017 – 5pm

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 recess meeting on September 5, 2017, the regular meeting on September 5, 2017 and the recess meeting on September 14, 2017.
  5. Authorize the approval of accounts for all city departments.
  6. Consider the consent agenda:
    1. Request permission for the director of the DUI Training Grants to travel to teach for state training for FY 17/18, in accordance with the requirements of the grant. (Joey East)
    2. Request permission for two employees (Accountant and Accounting Manager) to attend the GSA Fall Financial Conference on November 1-3, 2017 in Murfreesboro, TN at an estimated cost of $1,541.00. (Rob Neely)
    3. Request permission for an engineer to attend the Landis and Gyr Regional metering workshop on September 28, 2017 in Murfreesboro, TN at an estimated cost of $154.00. (Rob Neely)
    4. Request approval of the transfer of a Public Works Employee to the Building Department and advertise for his replacement. (Braxton Tullos)
    5. Request approval to employ seasonal workers at FNC Park. (Braxton Tullos)
    6. Request approval to employ a part-time laborer in the Environmental Services Department. (Braxton Tullos)
    7. Request permission to increase the hourly rate for a Reserve Officer. (Braxton Tullos)
    8. Request permission to advertise for a Deputy Clerk in the City Clerk/HR Department. (Braxton Tullos)
    9. Request permission to hire a cashier at the Oxford Electric Department. (Braxton Tullos)
    10. Request permission for three planning employees to attend the MS/AL APA Conference in Birmingham, AL on October 4-6, 2017 at an estimated cost of $2,500.00. (Judy Daniel)
    11. Request permission for a member of the Tree Board to attend the Natural Capital Conference in Jackson, MS on October 4-5, 2017 at an estimated cost of $332.86. (Bart Robinson)
    12. Request permission for one officer to attend the International Association of Chiefs of Police training and conference as a representative of the MS Association of Chiefs of Police on October 20-25, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA at no cost to the city. (Joey East)
    13. Request approval of the following taxi drivers for the noted companies: Amanda N. Gardial, Matthew W. King, Khoa A Le, and Christopher J. Martin­ Unchained Pedicabs and De’Antony M. Smith-Taxi Jackson (Joey East)
    14. Request permission for three members of the Oxford Fire Department to attend the Firehouse Expo in Nashville, TN on October 17-20, 2017 at an estimated cost of $1,342.00. (Mark Heath)
  7. Adopt a proclamation declaring September 30, 2017 as “Lake Mclarty Elliott Day”.
  8. Adopt a proclamation declaring September 17-23, 2017 as Constitution Week.
  9. Adopt a proclamation declaring October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
  10. Authorize re-appointments to the Parking Commission.
  11. Authorize two reappointments and one appointment to the Historic Properties Commission.
  12. Authorize a reappointment and an appointment to the Pathways Commission.
  13. Authorize an appointment to the Tree Board.
  14. Rip Woodward to update the board on Communicare.
  15. Request permission for the Mayor to sign and accept the annual MOOT Contract #76-0016-17 for the City/County Transit Service for FY 2017-2018. (Arledia Bennett)
  16. Request permission to accept the bid for Municipal Court Software. (Donna Fisher)
  17. Consider a request from Guardian Concierge for a revocable license for two parking spaces on South Lamar. (Michael Varner and Ryan McKay)
  18. Request permission to accept a donation from the Pegram family for a bench to be located on city property. (Greg Pinion)
  19. Request permission to approve a brown bag permit for Moe’s Original BBQ. (Joey East)
  20. Request permission for the Mayor to sign and accept the MS Office of Highway Safety-154 Alcohol Training grant in the amount of $169,369.35 pending final review and agreement by OPD and MOHS. (Joey East)
  21. Request permission for the Mayor to sign and accept the MS Office of Highway Safety-4050 Alcohol and Impaired Driving Training grant in the amount of $79,930.07 pending final review and agreement by OPD and MOHS. (Joey East)
  22. Second reading and public hearing of a clarification of an Ordinance amending Article II of the Alcohol Ordinance, regarding light wine and beer. (Joey East)
  23. Request permission for the Mayor to sign a MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) from the MS Attorney General’s Office regarding MS internet crimes against children. (Joey East)
  24. Second reading and public hearing of an ordinance amending Chapter 102, Article XX, Code of Ordinances-Parades, Public Assemblies and Special Events. (Joey East/Pope Mallette)
  25. Second reading, public hearing, and possible vote on an ordinance amending Chapter 94, Section 58; Sanitation Rates & Fees. (Amberlyn Liles)
  26. Request permission to advertise for bids for equipment for Environmental Services. (Amberlyn Liles)
  27. Second reading and public hearing for Case #2215, Taylor Ridge Partners, LLC to rezone+/- 30.73 acres from (CE) Country Estates to (TND) Traditional Neighborhood Development for property located at 110 CR 303 (Old Taylor Rd.), being further described as PPINs 14967, 34530, 34889. (Judy Daniel)
  28. Consider a request for approval of a Final Plat (amendment) for Case #2228, Old Taylor Development, LLC for “Cedar Bend Subdivision, Phase 1”, for property located at 910 Old Taylor Road, being further described as PPINs 8424 and 8571. (Judy Daniel)
  29. Consider a request for approval of a Final Plat (amendment) for Case #2229, Grand Oaks, Inc., for “Grand Oaks, Phase Ill Amended”, for property located at Barron Street, being further described at PPIN 8911. (Judy Daniel)
  30. Consider a request for approval of a Final Plat for Case #2232, Quattro Holdings, LLC, for “lsom Hill Subdivision”, for properties located at 398-407 Cullen Road, being further described at PPIN 5041. (Judy Daniel)
  31. Request approval to terminate the labor-only contract with Southern Electric Company and request permission to advertise and re-bid the project. (Rob Neely)
  32. Authorize OED consultant, Allen and Hoshall, to begin the South 18th and Conference Center Substation Panel Relay Upgrade Project. (Rob Neely)
  33. Consider a recommendation to submit the Draft Environmental Assessment for West Oxford Loop, Phase I and II, Combined, to MOOT Environmental Department for their review. (Bart Robinson)
  34. Discuss after-hours work on Jackson Avenue Pump Station Rehabilitation Project. (Bart Robinson)
  35. Discuss the General Services Agreement with Waggoner Engineering, Inc., and Task Order #1 including Transportation Plan and Program Development and Support. (Bart Robinson)
  36. Request permission to accept bids for materials and supplies for fiscal year 2017-2018 for the Public Works Department. (Bart Robinson)
  37. Consider an executive session.
  38. Recess to meet on September 26, 2017 at 1:00 p.m..

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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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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