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2014 Annual Flower Competition
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You may sign up online here.
Mardis Gras In May!
Play Ball! Dog Park is now open for 2013! The dog park, located on the ball field, Second Street, Oxford (directly behind the Oxford Community Center) is being run by a group of citizens of the Town with the approval from the Commissioners. It is on a trial basis for summer and fall of 2013, so please utilize it – but remember to pick up after your dogs and be respectful of the times! Click Here for Hours of Operation and Rules and Regulations.
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.
Town Government News and Notices
Please take notice that the Commissioners of Oxford will conduct a Public Hearing at the regularly scheduled Commissioners Meeting on April 29, 2014 at 6 pm on ORDINANCE 1402: AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN AMENDING THE GENERAL AND ENTERPRISE BUDGET ADOPTED BY ORDINANCE 1220 FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2013 AND ENDING JUNE 30, 2014 TO ADJUST CERTAIN LINE ITEMS AND TO RE-APPROPRIATE CERTAIN FUNDS.
Please take notice that the Commissioners of Oxford will conduct a Public Hearing at the regularly scheduled Commissioners Meeting on May 13 at 6 pm on ORDINANCE 1403: AN ORDINANCE OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF OXFORD TO ADOPT CHAPTER 18 OF THE OXFORD TOWN CODE TO CREATE A STORMWATER MANAGEMENT AND SHORELINE PROTECTION FUND AND TO ESTABLISH THE AUTHORITY FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A STORMWATER MANAGEMENT AND SHORELINE PROTECTION TAX OR FEE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 4-204(d) OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL ARTICLE OF THE ANNOTATED CODE OF MARYLAND
Please take notice that the Commissioners of Oxford will conduct a Public Hearing at the regularly scheduled Commissioners Meeting on May 13 at 6 pm on ORDINANCE 1404: AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF OXFORD ADOPTING A GENERAL/ENTERPRISE BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2014 AND ENDING JUNE 30, 2015, AND ESTABLISHING A TAX RATE OF $ .2783 PER $100 OF ASSESSED REAL PROPERTY VALUE
A copy 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.
TOWN OF OXFORD PUBLIC NOTICE
INVITATION TO BIDDERS
Request for Engineering Services for the Replacement of an Existing Boat Ramp at the end of Tilghman Street and associated dredging, Oxford, MD.
BID NUMBER: 1403
SEALED BIDS from QUALIFIED ENGINEERING FIRMS shall be accepted by the Commissioners of Oxford, MD, 101 Market St., Oxford, MD 21654, (410) 226-5122, until 3:00 PM local time on Friday, May 16, 2014, at which time bids will be opened and read aloud in the town office.
THE SCOPE of work under this contract is to provide the Commissioners of Oxford with permits, construction plans, specifications; detailed construction cost estimates, and bid documents for the replacement of the Town’s boat ramp at the end of Tilghman Street and the dredging at the old boat ramp area in strict accordance with the solicitation documents. The work shall be completed under the direction of a professional engineering firm with a minimum of five (5) years documented experience in the design of boat ramps, bulkheads, commercial docks and mooring facilities. The work shall be completed within One Hundred Twenty (120) calendar days of Notice to Proceed.
DETAILED SCOPE OF WORK, AND OTHER DOCUMENTS for the proposal may be obtained in person, from the Oxford Town Office, located at 101, Market Street, St. Oxford, MD 21654, or by mail, by calling (410) 226-5122.
PRE-BID MEETING shall be held at the project site Tuesday April 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM, End Of Tilghman Street, Oxford, MD.
THE COMMISSIONERS OF OXFORD reserve the right, without qualification, to reject or accept any or all bids, or any portions thereof, when in their reasoned judgment the general public will be better served thereby.
This is a reissue of the INVITATION TO BID previously advertised March 2013.
CHERYL A. LEWIS
ADMINISTRATOR / CLERK TREASURER
The Oxford Stormwater Task Force has completed their Oxford Stormwater and Flood Management Study and presented it to the Town Commissioners and Citizens at two different meetings in September. Currently the Commissioners are reviewing their recommendations which include Establishing Stormwater and Tidal Water Utility along with establishing a Utility Rate. The Commissioners are seeking public input regarding this proposal and welcome your comments and questions. Please read the presentation from the Environmental Finance Center Here and the Final Report Here.
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 drinking water quality report at the Oxford Town Office or download here .
Commissioners of Oxford
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 is HERE!! Please check the Current Updates and link at the top of this page for more information.
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.