Scout’s project helps rescue dogs

Scout’s project helps rescue dogs

An Independence Township scout’s thoughtful project will soon be nourishing the minds, bodies and spirits of rescue dogs in Oxford as they eagerly await adoption. Life Scout Evan Raddatz, a member of Troop 185 sponsored by Our Lady of the Lakes Parish and Oakland County Sportsmen’s Club, built three pieces of agility training equipment for […]

Downtown merchant, meeting fixture passes away at 76

There are usually plenty of empty seats in the audience at Oxford Village’s various government meetings and unfortunately, there’s going to be one more from now on. Ronald Rolando, a downtown merchant who was a regular fixture at those meetings, died unexpectedly at his Addison Township home on April 12, 2018. He was 76. “He […]

Rotarians to present Service with coveted G.E. Meads Award

An Oxford club dedicated to community service is honoring a local man who literally has ‘service’ in his name. William Service was named the 2018 recipient of the Rotary Club of Oxford’s prestigious G.E. Meads Award. He will receive it during a Tuesday, April 24 luncheon at the Oxford Public Library. It begins at noon. […]

Council OKs application process for special events

From now on, anyone wishing to conduct a special event in Oxford Village is required to submit an application for review and council approval, plus pay a fee. Last week, council voted 3-2 to adopt a special event procedure and application process with implementation “effective immediately.” Voting in favor of it were council members Erik […]

Councilman wants discussion, action on vacant position

Oxford Village Councilman Erik Dolan expressed his concern last week that the municipality’s clerk-treasurer duties are still being temporarily handled by a $43-per-hour independent contractor as opposed to hiring someone to fill the position. “We have someone in a position that’s keeping the ship afloat, so to speak, but we have a responsibility to the […]

NOTA tax renewal headed for Aug. ballot

When Oxford voters head to the polls in August, they will be asked to continue funding a local transportation system that assists folks unable to drive due to health issues and/or financial constraints. Last week, the township board voted 6-1 to approve a resolution authorizing placement of a millage renewal request from the North Oakland […]

Twp. awards $275K contract for Elk View fix

OXFORD TWP. – It’s been a long, bumpy road, but the infrastructure issues that have plagued the Elk View Estates subdivision since the late 1990s will finally be resolved this year. Last week, township officials voted 7-0 to award a project encompassing drainage and paving improvements to the Oxford-based SaraDan Construction for the amount of […]

Agreement OKed to keep Legacy liquor license in twp.

If the Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) approves a liquor license to be utilized at Legacy 925 (formerly known as the Legacy Center), Oxford Township officials want to ensure it never leaves the community. To that end, officials last week voted 7-0 to approve a two-page agreement, signed on March 21, between the township and […]

Final site plan for 26-unit development approved

Oxford Township officials last week voted 7-0 to grant final site plan approval for a 26-unit site condominium development to be built in the community’s southeast corner. It’s named North Oakland Woods and it will be located east of M-24, on the south side of E. Drahner Rd., west of Barr Rd. and north of […]

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