Hail to the Chief!: Solwold sworn in as village’s top cop

Hail to the Chief!: Solwold sworn in as village’s top cop

Mike Solwold (center) was sworn in as Oxford Village’s new police chief last week. Doing the honors is Addison Township Clerk Pauline Bennett (right). With Solwold is his wife Shawna. Photo by C.J. Carnacchio. Say good-bye to Acting Oxford Village Police Chief Mike Solwold. Say hello to Police Chief Mike Solwold. Surrounded by a room […]

Twp. loses $295K grant for drainage fix

Time spent trying to settle a long-running lawsuit concerning Elk View Estates ended up costing Oxford Township nearly $300,000 in state grant money it had secured in 2013 to help fix the storm water drainage problems that have plagued that subdivision since the late 1990s. “It’s technically a one-year grant,” explained Treasurer Joe Ferrari, who […]

Cool cars, sweet cakes

There were more than 20 entries in last weekend’s Fourth Annual Classic Car and Cupcake Challenge at the Addison Township Library, which helped raise money towards a new building for the library someday. In the adult’s cupcake category, Addison resident Rachel Phelps took first place with her vanilla cupcakes with vanilla bean frosting. In the […]

EPA sets Oct. 12 hearing for injection well request

A second public hearing regarding a request from the Canada-based company Energex for a Class II injection well permit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been scheduled. A meeting will be held on Thursday, October 12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and the hearing will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Oxford […]

Private road OKed, DEQ evaluation required

OXFORD TWP. – Planning commissioners last week, in a 7-0 vote, approved a proposed private road that’s meant to serve a 118-acre piece of property, located at 3921 Barber Rd., upon which the owner, the Detroit-based House of Providence (HOP), wishes to house foster youth. But as part of the motion, the township’s building department […]

Help the trail win $10K!

The Polly Ann Trailway Management Council (PATMC) has an opportunity to win up to $10,000, but in order to get it, folks have to vote in an on-line contest, the first round for which ends at midnight on Sept. 24. “We have to vote, vote, vote!” said Linda Moran, the always-exuberant trail manager. The Bank […]

Twp. officials seek new ordinance on solicitors

In order to prevent the possibility of being sued and ultimately losing a costly court battle, Oxford Township officials last week voted 7-0 to direct their attorney to research and draft ordinance language concerning door-to-door solicitors. Officials fear the township’s current ordinance, enacted in 1978, prohibiting uninvited solicitations, except those for charitable purposes, is a […]

Lake Villa to begin paying water debt, but not all at once

Lake Villa Manufactured Home Community is expected to connect to Oxford Township’s water system this week, which means it will have to start paying the debt service charge like every other user. The only difference is Lake Villa, owned by the Bloomfield Hills-based Meritus Communities, LLC, won’t have to immediately pay for all 851 of […]

District seeks $500K in playground updates

Voters will be asked to approve two proposals – a $28.28 million bond and a 5-year, 0.75-mill sinking fund – on the November ballot, both of which would be used to fund a variety of capital improvement projects throughout the Oxford school district. Should the proposals be approved, officials are looking to invest a total […]

Twp. green lights design of water main extension

Oxford Township officials last week gave the go-ahead to have plans drawn up for an 1,800-foot extension of a water main along the west side of M-24. The board voted 7-0 to approve an amount not to exceed $31,500 for township Engineer Jim Sharpe, president of the Oxford-based Sharpe Engineering, to prepare engineering plans and […]

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