Village begins debate over whether to allow marijuana businesses

Beginning Dec. 6, it will be legal in Michigan to use marijuana for recreational purposes. But, the question of where commercial establishments related to its growth, production and sale will be allowed to operate is still up in the air. The Oxford Village Council began addressing the issue with a 38-minute discussion at its Nov. […]

Adoption event leads to homes for a dozen dogs

A dozen dogs found homes Saturday thanks to the Oxford-based K9 Stray Rescue’s participation in a national adoption event. K9 Stray Rescue League was one of 81 organizations spread across 14 states that was invited to participate in the BISSELL Pet Foundation’s (BPF) Empty the Shelters event. During Empty the Shelters, the rescue group’s standard […]

Village issues 60 tickets for failing to clear sidewalks

When the weather outside turned frightful last week, it led to something not-so-delightful inside the mailboxes of some Oxford Village residents and property owners. Between Nov. 27 and 28, a total of 60 tickets were issued to folks who failed to remove the snow from their sidewalks in accordance with the village’s new ordinance, adopted […]

Council gives manager a pay bump

Oxford Village Manager Joseph Madore got an early Christmas present last week, but it wasn’t from Santa Claus. It was from his five bosses. Following a closed-session performance evaluation on Nov. 27, council voted 4-1 to increase Madore’s $72,000 annual salary by 5.8 percent “effective immediately.” Councilman Erik Dolan, who made the motion, explained that […]

Officials debate giving local business preference in bidding process

Whether local businesses should continue receiving preferential treatment in the bidding process for goods and services purchased by Oxford Village generated some debate at the Nov. 27 council meeting. “Ultimately, I am not in favor of benefiting an individual contractor who’s . . . within the village boundaries if it is to the detriment of […]

Village gives HAVEN $3K boost

Oakland County’s only comprehensive program for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault got a financial boost from Oxford Village. Last week, the village council voted 5-0 to award $3,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to HAVEN. “HAVEN is an organization that law enforcement literally relies on” to help individuals struggling with […]

Soup and Sweet Stroll a success

Downtown Oxford was the place to be for holiday fun Friday night as it hosted the annual Soup and Sweet Stroll, organized by the Downtown Development Authority (DDA). DDA Executive Director Glenn Pape reported 927 plastic spoons were sold to folks so they could sample all of the savory soups prepared and donated by local […]

’Tis the season for the Christmas parade

Cold, wet weather couldn’t dampen folks’ spirits at they lined Washington St. in downtown Oxford Saturday afternoon to watch the annual Christmas Parade, organized by the Chamber of Commerce. A total of 49 entries participated in the festive event that kicks off the holiday season locally. Check out this week’s issue for two full pages […]

Holiday fun at Lakeville

There was no shortage of Christmas spirit at Lakeville Elementary as the school hosted its annual Santa Breakfast on Saturday morning. After eating, the kids got to meet one-on-one with the jolly old elf himself, then do some gift shopping for family members and play reindeer games. This weeks issue has a whole page of […]