TODAY’S INFORMATION

Current Updates and News for Citizens

See News and Events for Current Newsletter and Holiday Events

Volunteers Wendy Pagenstecher and Henry Hale, with assistance from Suzanne Beyda, are in the process of producing a NEW OXFORD DIRECTORY in the spring of 2015. They want to keep the information as current and correct as possible and ask that everyone check the latest edition (2012) and let Henry Hale know of anything that has changed or if there is anything that you would like to add like an email address.

You can contact Henry Hale at the numbers listed below or email him at Oxforddirectory@gmail.com

If you do not have a current copy, you can see Henry to see what is currently listed.

Henry Hale: Home - 226-5261 / Cell - 829-3777

What's New

Important Notification

Flood Insurance Rate Map Changes

The federal government is updating Talbot County’s Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs). A public outreach meeting will be held for the public to learn more about the changes and how they may affect your property and flood insurance rates. The meeting will be held on Thursday, June 11, 2015:

Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: BEST WESTERN ST. MICHAELS (upper meeting room)
1228 S. TALBOT ST.
ST. MICHAELS, MD 21663

The public is encouraged to attend. Representatives from the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Talbot County Department of Planning and Zoning will make a presentation and discuss the process and the program changes. You will be able to view a flood map of your property as well as ask questions and comment on the new Flood Insurance Study and Updated Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs).

For more information, visit: www.mdfloodmaps.com, www.msc.fema.gov or www.talbotcountymd.gov or call the Talbot County Department of Planning and Zoning at (410) 770-8030.

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.

https://vimeo.com/115258621

Town Government News and Notices

TOWN OF OXFORD
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Ordinance 1503 has been continued to the May 26, 2015 meeting with minor changes

Ordinance 1503 AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF OXFORD TO AMEND SECTION 10 OF THE OXFORD ZONING ORDINANCE TO ADDRESS THE LOCATION, PLACEMENT AND/OR STORAGE OF ON-SITE CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, EQUIPMENT AND DEBRIS; AND TO ESTABLISH THE HOURS DURING WHICH WORK CAN OCCUR PURSUANT TO A BUILDING PERMIT

Copies of the Ordinances are available for review and inspection during normal business hours of the Town Office at 101 Market Street, Oxford, Maryland 21654 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday, and are also posted on the Town’s website at www.oxfordmd.net.

All interested persons are invited to attend and to comment upon the proposed ordinance.
By Authority: Commissioners of Oxford, 101 Market Street, Oxford Maryland.

COUNTY COUNCIL OF TALBOT COUNTY


The Oxford Stormwater Task Force has completed the Oxford Stormwater and Flood Management Study and presented it to the Town Commissioners and Citizens at two different meetings in September. The Oxford Commissioners, with input from the citizens implemented a Stormwater and Tidal Water Utility along with establishing a Utility Rate within the Real Property Taxes for FY 2015.

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.

Please read the presentation from the Environmental Finance Center Here and the Final Report Here.

LETTER TO THE CITIZENS REGARDING A STORMWATER / SHORELINE PROTECTION UTILITY AND FEE.


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 2013 drinking water quality report at the Oxford Town Office or download here .


From the Oxford Police Department

On October 1, 2012, new Maryland vehicle laws will take effect that require all motor scooters and mopeds to be titled and insured, while all operators and passengers must wear a helmet and eye protection. All motor scooters must display a title decal on the rear of the vehicle. These new requirements are in addition to the existing law that requires all motor scooter and moped operators to possess a valid driver's license or a moped operator's permit.

Reminder: The use of Cell Phones and Texting are not permitted while driving a motor vehicle in the State of Maryland.

Please contact Chief Maxwell at the Oxford Police Department if you need any further explanation or have questions.

Curbside Recycling

Curbside Recycling is HERE!! Please check the Current Updates and link at the top of this page for more information.


Our town

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.