A quick look at Oxford Township

At its April 14 board meeting, Oxford Township trustees voted to stay with Oakland County for dispatching Oxford Fire calls. The township has used the county for about six years.
With a unanimous vote of the board, the new contract extends into March of 2024. For 2021 the township will pay $67,689 for dispatching services; $69,712 for 2022; and $71,796 for 2023.
In attendance at the meeting were supervisor Jack Curtis, clerk Curtis Wright, treasurer Joseph G. Ferrari, and trustees Bill Dunn, Rod Charles and Jonathan Nold. Trustee Margie Payne was absent.
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The board also voted to let Allied Construction re-work the township hall’s lower parking lot from 21 parking spots to 49. Allied offered the lowest of eight bids for the project, $228,899. The project is slated to start next month, and (depending on weather) take about four weeks to complete.
The parking lot is sometimes referred to as the Oakland County Sheriff’s substation lot.
Supervisor Curtis also noted that Jerry Suzore, owner of Carport Structures Corporation on Metamora Road, “wanted to giveback to our Sheriff substation for all they do for our community,” so they donated a 16-parking spot structure for the lot. The structure will also inlcude charging stations for electric vehicles. The value of the structure is $90,000.
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The Road Commission of Oakland County was given the okay to chloride 181,676 feet of public, gravel roads not just four, but five times this year.
With an unanimous vote of the board, the township approved an additional $12,263 for the extra chloriding, which will probably be in May. The total cost for all five applications is $61,315.65.
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The board also voted to purchase tablets and “dunks” to fight West Nile Virus. The dunks and tablets kill mosquito populations before they mature. There are 50 cases of slow-release larvicide available at the township treasurer’s counter. Township residents can pickup the kits at the township hall at no cost. For more info call 248-628-9787.

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