Proposed district budget includes $45K for school liaison officer

Oxford’s school district has set aside $45,000 within the proposed general fund budget for the 2016-17 year to bring a police liaison officer into the district for added security. During a board meeting back in April, township officials agreed to pay two-thirds of the $135,000 cost for the officer and a vehicle. The school district […]

Mural signals coming of new hunting store in downtown Oxford

A big, blank wall in downtown Oxford was transformed last week into an eye-catching mural depicting the State of Michigan and its bountiful selection of game animals. Designed and painted by Lake Orion artist Kristi Blattel, the mural was created in preparation for the opening of a new hunting specialty store called Beyond the Ears, […]

Leonard council passes resolution against RTA

Leonard’s village council made it crystal clear that it’s against the proposed regional mass transit tax. On Monday night, council voted 4-0 to approve a resolution opposing the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) of Southeast Michigan’s proposed 20-year, 1.2-mill property tax, expected to be on the Nov. 8 ballot. (Please see related story, “Twp. working on […]

Twp. working on resolution opposing RTA tax

Oxford Township officials are expected to formalize their opposition to the proposed regional mass transit tax that, if approved by voters, would be levied against north Oakland County property owners, but not provide any services to this area. “I think it’s a raw deal,” said Supervisor Bill Dunn. It was the consensus of the township […]

Final approval granted for Tractor Supply

Lots of minutiae was discussed at length – such as the pros and cons of building with stained versus painted concrete block – but there were no major issues as the Oxford Township Planning Commission voted 7-0 last week to grant final site plan approval for a new Tractor Supply Co. (TSC) store. The TSC […]

OHS grad named one of most influential women in state

Jackie Buchanan, president and CEO of Genisys Credit Union, has been named among Crain’s Detroit Business “100 Most Influential Women” in Michigan. “It is quite an honor and quite a surprise,” she said. Buchanan, a 1984 Oxford graduate, said she first fell in love with numbers during a high school accounting class. “What really first […]

Proposed master plan update available for review, comment

A 60-day period during which the public is invited to review and comment on the proposed master plan update for Oxford Village began last week. Planning commissioners voted 5-0 to receive and approve the distribution of the draft master plan documents, prepared by the village’s planner, the Northville-based McKenna Associates. The update consists of five […]

Summer reading program urges adults to exercise their minds

Oxford residents are invited to stretch their bodies and their minds at the Oxford Public Library this summer. The library will be hosting a series of exercise-oriented activities through Aug. 12 as part of the 2016 Adult Summer Reading Program, themed “Exercise your Mind – Read.” The program will kick-off with an Introduction to Pilates […]

PC recommends two to fill vacant seats

Gary M. Douglas and Adam Johnson were recommended for appointment last week to the two vacant seats on the Oxford Village Planning Commission. The recommendations must now be approved by the village council. Douglas has lived in the village on Park St. for six years and has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. “I thought […]

Oxford teen injured in ‘kegger that got out of hand’

A 15-year-old Oxford boy was injured at a field party in Metamora that occurred Saturday, June 10, according to Metamora Township police. Metamora Township police and EMS crews were sent to a 433-acre property on M-24, north of Pratt Road, at 1:10 a.m. after the teen had passed out and was run over by a […]