Twp. allocates $400K for fixing Pontiac Rd.

It appears a badly-battered stretch of Pontiac Rd. is finally going to be repaired this year. Last week, the Oxford Township Board voted 6-1 to transfer $400,000 from the general fund’s reserves (i.e. fund balance) to the highway roads fund in order to pay for resurfacing 2,650 feet of Pontiac Rd. from W. Drahner Rd. […]

Founding member of Oxford Pregnancy Center dies at 87

A local woman who selflessly dedicated much of her life to helping mothers in need and their babies has passed away. Oxford resident Theresa “Gerry” Milosch, one of the founding members of the Oxford Pregnancy Center, died on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. She was 87 years old. “She believed totally in the sanctity of human […]

Retirement funding gets $200K bump

Oxford Township officials decided to bump up what the municipality is paying to satisfy its pension obligations. Last week, the board voted 5-2 to pay an additional $200,000 to help fund the Municipal Employees’ Retirement System (MERS) of Michigan. “It makes a dent,” said Treasurer Joe Ferrari, who made the motion to take the money […]

Cops suspect death was heroin OD

Heroin overdose is the suspected cause of a 27-year-old man’s death Tuesday in the unincorporated community of Thomas, located in northern Oxford Township. “It hasn’t been confirmed yet, but I’m sure it will be once they test (the substance found at the scene),” said Oakland County Sheriff’s Det. Shane Freiberg. “There was still some left […]

Trail sign boasts student design

When OHS sophomore Brandon Groedl was drafting a sign for a project in his engineering class last year, he had no idea that his design concept would eventually be selected for signage along the Polly Ann Trail. “It was just a school project and they said they were going to pick the best one and […]

PC recommends rezoning for fmr. industrial site

OXFORD VILLAGE – A rezoning recommendation that could help pave the way for the sale of the former industrial site located at 98 S. Glaspie St. and the potential construction of 16 single family homes there was approved last week. Village planning commissioners voted 5-0 to recommend rezoning a 0.838-acre parcel from R-3 single family […]

Officials set aside $130K for potential land loan

It appears Seymour Lake Township Park is going to get a little bit bigger. Last week, the Oxford Township Board voted 7-0 to reserve $130,000 from the building permit fund for a “possible loan” to the Oxford Township Parks and Recreation Department for “a future land purchase.” Parks Director Ron Davis asked the township to […]

Schools to seek community input via online survey

Oxford community members are being asked for their thoughts and opinions on Oxford Schools to help work towards a better tomorrow for the district. Oxford’s school board discussed the upcoming surveys at a recent board meeting. The surveys are expected to be provided by K-12 Insight and are budgeted to cost the district approximately $5,000 […]

Band director makes pitch for 200 new uniforms

Oxford High School Band Director Jim Gibbons made an appeal for the school board to consider buying new band uniforms at a Feb. 21 meeting. The cost of the 200 uniforms would be $91,510 and would be paid for out of the 2017-18 general fund budget, according to Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations Sam […]

Cops: Boy, 5, injured in crash with dad

A 5-year-old Oxford Township boy is reported to be in stable condition with minor injuries after he was allegedly hit by his father’s truck late Monday afternoon. According to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, the boy was riding his bicycle in a neighbor’s driveway when he rode out into Chieftain Circle, near Deer Path Trail, […]

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