Twp. to consider safety path millage

If there’s to be a dedicated millage for the construction of additional safety paths in Oxford Township, it won’t be levied against the village. The township board last week voted 5-2 to direct its Safety Path Committee to ‘put together? a ‘suggested safety path millage proposal? for the November 2004 ballot, ‘to be placed on […]

Volunteer work earns ‘Heart& Soul Award? for Oxford graduate

While most college students are busy dividing their time between studying and partying, Megan Peterson is busy using her spare time to help others. In recognition of her ‘oustanding commitment to community service throughout her college career? at Saginaw Valley State University, the 2001 Oxford High School graduate received the ‘Heart and Soul Award? at […]

A whole lot of paradin’ goin’ on

A total of 70 impressive entries rolled through downtown Oxford during the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas parade Saturday. This year’s parade theme was “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” Ten entries were named the winners of various categories (see right). The winners will be recognized at the Chamber’s annual Christmas Mixer and Parade Award Ceremony […]

Ferrari-Fahy case settled for $100K

A $100,000 settlement agreement finalized Dec. 4 was the last chapter in Sharon Fahy’s lawsuit against Oxford Township and Treasurer Joe Ferrari. “It’s best the parties go their separate ways,” said attorney Tom McGraw, who represented the township in this matter. “(The case) could have gone on for two or three years, but the township […]

Council considers hiring attorney for cityhood effort

Using public funds to hire an attorney who specializes in helping communities incorporate as cities is being considered by the Oxford Village Council. “At this point, the expertise that is required to accomplish the objective (of cityhood) far exceeds the capabilities of our group,” said Tracy Miller, founder of a pro-cityhood citizens’ committee and husband […]

Plea bargain expected in Ford case

Former Oxford Police Chief Gary Ford is expected to plead no contest Friday, Dec. 19 to a misdemeanor in exchange for having a felony charge dropped. If the court accepts the deal, Oakland County Assistant Prosecutor Paul Walton said he’ll be “satisfied” because “we’ll have convicted him of violating the public trust, which is what […]

New appointment to Beautification Commission

Sue McGinnis was appointed to the Oxford Beautification Commission by the village council Tuesday. The village resident, who’s lived on Pleasant St. since 1997 and was appointed to the Oxford Community Development Authority in October, replaces Marilyn Bossardet, who served on the commission for three years prior to her recent resignation. In her Nov. 20 […]

ZBA appointment rescinded

Being married to the president may have its privileges, but apparently serving on the Zoning Board of Appeals is not one of them. The Oxford Village Council last week voted 4-0 to rescind its March 23 appointment of Tracy Miller, husband of village President Renee Donovan, to the ZBA. Donovan abstained from the vote. Council’s […]

Cottage Inn Pizza comes to Oxford

Brian Coleman and Kevin Gordon must have pizza sauce running through their veins. The pair began delivering pies for Cottage Inn Pizza in the 1990s while attending Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti. After graduation, they each opened up Cottage Inns around the state. Coleman with his locations in Grand Rapids and Lansing and Gordon with […]

Dispatcher suspended one day, no pay for LEIN violations

An Oxford Village Dispatcher has been suspended for one day without pay and received a written reprimand in his file following an internal investigation into alleged misuse of the Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN). ‘I didn’t see anything criminal,? said village Police Chief Mike Neymanowski, who conducted the internal investigation, which was concluded last week. […]