Public hearing set for proposed changes to outdoor sales rules

Got an opinion or suggestion regarding the outdoor display of merchandise by Oxford Village businesses? If so, planning commissioners want to hear from you. Last week, the commission voted 5-0 to schedule a public hearing on the subject for Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. Commissioners are seeking input regarding a proposed zoning ordinance amendment […]

Charity drive nets 289 toys, random acts of kindness

The world’s population has grown immensely since Santa began making his annual trips centuries ago. That’s why he has legions of helpers everywhere to ensure every child who wants a Christmas gift, receives one. In Oxford, Santa’s helpers took the form of the village police department and chamber of commerce as the two organizations joined […]

Santa’s helpers working hard

Last week, volunteers with the AngelFISH program sorted and packed Christmas gifts for 147 deserving children spread across 60 families in Oxford, Addison and Orion townships. AngelFISH is one of the many ways Oxford-Orion FISH, a nonprofit organization, serves the community. More than 60 donors contributed to AngelFISH this year, including 50 families, five businesses, […]

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Is there anything better than celebrating the Christmas season in the heart of Small Town USA? We at the Oxford Leader think it’s the best. That’s why we’ve got plenty of holiday coverage in this week’s edition. There’s four full pages of holiday fun from throughout the community. For all the news from the start […]

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 […]