Oxford Artists' Studio is BACK!!!! We are so proud of our Oxford Artists!!!
Sunday, September 4, noon to 4. Back by popular demand...with over 200 in attendance last year, the Oxford Artists' Studio is back. Tickets and maps available at the Treasure Chest beginning August 15 for $5.00. Over 10 artists, photographers, ceramicists, wood workers, will be available at studios and gardens around Oxford. Don't miss it!!
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The NEW OXFORD DIRECTORY has been distributed. You can contact Henry Hale at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Welcome to Oxford, Maryland
A charming, tree-lined and waterbound village with a population of less than 1000, Oxford is one of the oldest towns in America and has a long history in maritime activities. Early in the day, you will still find local watermen at the town dock unloading the catch of the day. You can watch the sailboats arriving from all over the bay to dine at the various local restaurants our town has to offer.
While other waterfront towns have succumbed to waterfront condos and glitz, Oxford has retained its historic charm. The tourism and leisure activities are fueled by people's desire for quiet charm, fresh air, summer breezes, and a haven from the hustle and bustle of city life.
El Galeon Andalucia: A Cheaspeake Journey
"El Galeon Andalucia: A Cheaspeake Journey" traces the 16th century replica ship's path from two of its ports of call in September 2014 -- Baltimore to Oxford,MD. Watch the ship move through the Bay, under the iconic spans of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, and on to a welcome in Oxford, where you'll climb aboard and see just how authentic to its heritage this vessel really is. This documentary-style piece runs about 10 minutes. Brought to you courtesy of I-4 Video of Easton.
Town Government News and Notices
TOWN OF OXFORD PUBLIC NOTICE
Please take notice that the Commissioners of Oxford will conduct a Public Hearing at the regularly scheduled Commissioners Meeting on October 25, 2016 at 6 pm on ORDINANCE 1616, AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF OXFORD TO AMEND SECTIONS 19.01, 33.01, 33.02, AND 33.14 OF THE OXFORD ZONING ORDINANCE TO INCORPORATE REVISIONS TO THE TOWN’S CRITICAL AREA PROGRAM TO ADDRESS STORMWATER MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR DEVELOPMENT LESS THAN 5,000 SQUARE FEET, TREE REPLACEMENT IN THE INTENSELY DEVELOPED AREA (IDA), PERMEABLE PAVERS IN THE IDA AND CHANGES TO THE MITIGATION STANDARDS FOR BUFFER MANAGEMENT AREAS
Recently approved Ordinances:
- 1609 Floodplain Management
- 1610 FY 2017 Budget and Tax Rate
- 1611 FY 2017 Water and Sewer Rates
- 1607 Authorizing the Purchase of 105 South Morris Street, aka The MEWS
- 1606 Adopting the 2015 International Property Maintenance Code
- 1605 Adopting the 2015 International Existing Building Code
- 1603 Adopting the 2015 International Energy Code
- 1602 Adopting the 2015 International Building Code
- 1601 Adopting the 2015 International Residential Code
- 1516 WWTP Interim Financing
- 1503 Construction Noise and Storage
- 1504 Dumpsters, Pods, Portapots
- 1505 FY 2105 Budget Amended
- 1506 FY 2016 Budget and Tax Rate
- 1507 Water and Sewer Rates
These are for informational purposes only, the original documents are stored in the Oxford Town Office and these changes will be incorporated into the official Town of Oxford Code.By Authority: Commissioners of Oxford, 101 Market Street, Oxford Maryland.
Recent Happenings in Stormwater and Shoreline News….
December 2015 ~ The Town was been awarded $40,000 towards the engineering of a series of Stormwater Retention Areas to relieve stormwater pressures at the Causeway area during a rain event. This concept has been an identified solution for many years, but up until recently funding has not been available. This engineering will allow the town to seek further grant funding from the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund for construction of this substantial improvement, an improvement that as a first step, will compliment future improvements in this area to address stormwater flooding, building resiliency for our community.
August 2015 ~ The Town was awarded $51,000 from the Maryland CoastSmart initiative towards the development of a Stormwater Management / Shoreline Protection "Master Plan" which will outline and prioritize recommended infrastructure improvements with estimated cost. This plan will allow the town to schedule improvements that will fit in the town’s SMSP budget and also to seek funding assistance for larger projects. Additionally, this award came with technical assistance to perform a "Scorecard" which assesses current conditions with reference to Flood Plain Management and participation in FEMA’s Community Rating System (CRS) program, which is a future goal of the town.
March 2015 ~ The Town engineers completed a Comprehensive Inventory of all Stormwater and Shoreline Protection Infrastructure with in a GIS Database to be used for a future Master Plan for improvements.
October 2014 ~ The Town has been awarded a Technical Assistance Grant as part of a joint collaboration between Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for the purpose of assessing coastal vulnerabilities for the town along with providing scientific data for the town to utilize in the preparation of their Stormwater Management and Shoreline Protection Capital Improvement Planning.
May 2014 ~ The Oxford Stormwater Task Force, created by an award of technical assistance from MD DNR in 2013, completed the Oxford Stormwater and Flood Management Study and presented it to the Town Commissioners and Citizens at two different meetings in September 2014. The Oxford Commissioners, with input from the citizens implemented a Stormwater Management and Shoreline Protection Utility along with establishing a Utility Rate within the Real Property Taxes beginning FY 2015, in effort to begin building stormwater/tidal flooding resiliency within the Oxford Community.
ANNUAL DRINKING WATER QUALITY REPORT
The Town of Oxford is pleased to have available this year’s annual drinking water report. This report is designed to inform you of the quality of water and services that the town delivers to you every day.
If you live in Oxford’s service area, but do not receive a water bill, please pick up a copy of this 2015 drinking water quality report at the Oxford Town Office or download here .
From the Oxford Police Department
The State of Maryland has recently enacted laws concerning cell phone use while driving. Every driver on the road is forbidden from talking or texting on a handheld phone while driving. Drivers with full, unrestricted licenses are permitted to use Bluetooth, speakerphone, or a wireless headset to make a call while driving. Drivers under 18 or those with a provisional license are prohibited from making any type of call while driving, including hands-free calls. Additionally texting laws are considered primary laws, meaning a driver can be pulled over for texting, another driving infraction is not required.
Consumers need to be on the alert for scam artists posing as debt collectors attempting to gather personal information and money from unsuspecting citizens. These fraudulent callers are employing a variety of tactics in an attempt to commit theft. The fraudsters resort to threatening tactics and use a variety of generic and government-sounding company names, including claiming they are your utility company and or they are from the IRS. If you receive a suspect call, do not give out any information over the phone and do not provide access to any money or credit card information. If you are unsure about the validity of a request, contact the office or business directly. Report any suspicious communications to the Oxford Police Department.
Door to door vending is only permitted in Oxford after having received a current peddler’s permit from the Town Office. If a peddler cannot present a permit from the town, or if you have a questions or concerns regarding a peddler, please contact the Oxford Police Department or the Oxford Town Office.
Please contact Chief Maxwell at the Oxford Police Department if you need any further explanations or have questions.
In a real EMERGENCY always call 911
Complete copies of all ordinances, meeting minutes, maps, and other town records are maintained in the Oxford Town Office. This website, and the partial records shown on this website, are provided as a convenience only. This website is not a repository of official public records of the Town of Oxford.