Commission chairman discusses parks and rec. millage proposal

In the Aug.6 special election, Oxford Township voters will consider an operating millage renewal and Headlee override for the Oxford Township Parks and Recreation Department. The millage to be levied is 1.0 mill ($1) per $1000 of taxable value. A home with a taxable value of $100,000 would pay $100 a year. The Oxford Township […]

Proposed setback change upsets resident

The Addison Township Planning Commission will hold a 6 p.m. public hearing on May 14 at the Addison Township Office Complex (1440 Rochester Rd.) as they move in the direction of changing Suburban Estates side setbacks minimum from 50 feet to 30 feet. I am only one of 35 properties that would be affected by […]

Preserve AG zoning, welcome House of Providence

First, I feel that agricultural zoning in Oxford should be left alone and sacredly protected. Horse and farm country are not to be restructured in any way! For those of you on the planning commission who want to add airports, hotels, or any other ridiculous commercial properties to this zen of Mother Earth, I suggest […]

Reader concerned about hospital adding to M-24 congestion

When I first read about the possibility of having a Beaumont or Ford hospital here in Oxford, I thought that would be wonderful. My wife and I are aging and have been treated in three different hospitals multiple times for lacerations, surgery and twice for broken bones, in the past year. On top of this, […]

Fond memory of Mr. Sherman

Most everyone likes to see his or her name in print. Mr. Sherman, the former owner of the Oxford Leader, made many students at Oxford High School very happy by publishing, each semester and free of charge, 13 editions of the Cat’s Meow, the student newspaper. As a former English teacher there, one of my […]

People do fall when folks fail to clear sidewalks

I don’t live in the village.  I live in Waterstone. We are also required to keep our sidewalks clean and safe similar to the village ordinance. To all those that are whining about the village ordinance claiming that no one gets hurt; tell that to the woman that slipped, fell and broke her leg on […]

Cemetery prez thanks WAA supporters

On behalf of Wreaths Across America (WAA) and American Legion Post 108 in Oxford, Ridgelawn Memorial Cemetery, Inc. would like to thank all of the scouts and people who placed wreaths on all of the veterans graves during the Dec. 15 event. Ridgelawn would also like to thank Dave Gerber for conducting the opening prayer, […]

Resident wants to keep new snow ordinance as is

After reading the article on the snow ordinance changes in the Dec 19 Oxford Leader, I would like to address this issue. I am a lifelong Oxford resident who enjoys walking in the village year round. I have done this for years.  I was ecstatic a few months back to see that there was going […]