Code officer warns council about chickens; permits to be limited as a test

Instead of being adopted or rejected at last week’s Oxford Village Council meeting, a proposed, three-page ordinance that would allow residents to keep chickens will undergo a few more tweaks before it faces a final vote. After discussing some issues among themselves and listening to a warning from the village’s code enforcement officer, Dan Durham, […]

Start-up businesses awarded $2,500 grants

Two downtown Oxford businesses were awarded grants last week to aid their growth. HomeGrown Brewing Co. and Hawaiian Shave Ice and Ice Cream will each receive $2,500 from the Genisys Credit Union Spirit of Main Street Micro Business Startup Grant Program. “We’re thrilled that we got selected,” said Addison Township resident Marie Powers, who co-owns […]

Extensions for Legacy denied by twp. board

Two requests and two rejections. That’s the way it went for Legacy 925 at last week’s Oxford Township Board meeting. Jordan Knudsen, operating officer for the 208,000-square-foot building on M-24 that houses a variety of businesses, approached the board with requests for more time. Specifically, Knudsen asked township officials to give Legacy 925 until May […]

Another smashup at M-24 and Drahner

A 72-year-old Lake Orion woman was cited by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office for running a red light and causing a crash at the intersection of M-24 and Drahner Rd. on Oct. 9. According to the sheriff’s report, the Lake Orion woman was traveling north on M-24 in her 2019 Chevy Equinox when she failed […]

Prepaying for sewer project saves customers over $10K

At their respective meetings last week, Oxford officials made decisions that saved sewer customers in the township and village more than $10,000. Rather than making six years worth of bond debt payments, the township board and village council each voted to prepay in full their portions of an estimated $100 million Oakland-Macomb Interceptor Drain (OMID) […]

Officials OK over $800K for sewer, water projects

Oxford Township officials last week approved more than $800,000 for the expansion of the municipality’s water and sewer systems. In a 6-0 vote, the township board allocated approximately $750,000 for next year’s construction of a 7,400-foot sanitary sewer line along M-24 from Gateway Drive, north of the village, to Oakdell Rd., south of the village. […]

Equestrian team places 6th at state championship

Things didn’t go as well as hoped during the Oxford High School Equestrian Team’s 20th consecutive trip to the state championship, but Head Coach Dee Shepard is still “very proud” of the riders’ performances. “All in all, the kids never quit trying,” she said. “Every class, we went in (with the intention of doing) our […]

Public safety leaders favor a hospital

Local public safety leaders are not cheering the state’s decision last week to reject Beaumont’s application to build a 117-bed hospital in Oxford Township. “We’re disappointed because we believe that having a fully-staffed, professional medical facility within our township borders would be beneficial to the public and to law enforcement,” said Oakland County Sheriff’s Sgt. […]

Why such a big water bill?

Village resident questions how his two-person household could have used 114,000 gallons in a month “It’s a mystery.” That’s how Oxford Village resident Mike Young characterized his most-recent municipal water bill. According to the bill, his two-person household on Bay Pointe Dr. in the Oxford Lakes subdivision used 114,000 gallons of water between Aug. 16 […]