Welcome To Oxford, Maryland


Attention Oxford Residents and visitors. For information on the outbreak of Corona Virus and news about Town regulations during this time, please see our Corona Virus Information page. Please help protect our residents, families and friends.          updated 5/13/20

 

5/23/2020  As we begin our Memorial Day weekend let us continue to follow the precautions we have all learned over the last two months while outside enjoying our families and this beautiful weather. Below is the posted open/closed information. Please abide by the requirement to wear MASKS within all our local businesses and outside these businesses if 6′ of social distancing is not possible.

Please keep those whom this holiday memorializes in your heart and the sacrifices they have made for our freedom.

OPEN and available for use with restrictions:

Tennis Courts are open for Tennis and Pickleball – please follow posted guidelines for these sports

Dog Park is open for use, please follow posted guidelines

Town Park and Causeway Park are open for fresh air and exercise – please practice social distancing of 6’ – and although having lunch at a table or bench is permissible, gathering and picnicking is prohibited, no tents, chairs, blankets, etc., and please dispose of trash upon finishing your meal in one of the provided trash cans.

Contracted Portable Toilets are available through out town – please practice personal hygiene when using them

These facilities remain CLOSED:

Town Strand Beaches and Beach Park areas – The Town cannot ensure proper physical distancing along these narrow strips of sand and grass. To protect the public health, welfare, and safety, they will remain closed until further notice.No access to these areas is permitted.

Town Playground Equipment and Basketball Courts – The CDC has recommended against use of the facilities due to the inability to ensure physical distancing and a sanitary environment.

MASKS are REQUIRED

Inside all Businesses ~ Outside Businesses when within 6’ of others

· Please carry your own hand sanitizer or wipes

· Practice Social Distancing of 6’ in all public areas

· Gatherings and Picnicking is prohibited in all areas

· Groups of 10 or more – prohibited in all public areas

5/15/20  As many already know, the Governor is lifting his Stay at Home order at 5 pm today and reminding everyone that we are now in a Safer at Home phase.

We want to remind our residents and visitors, this does not mean that any of us are now safer, the virus is as much, if not more, of a threat now. What is different is that we are all know more! We know the importance of Social Distancing and that wearing Masks works best if we all do it to protect each other, and especially, washing our hands before and after touching any surface is important!

And yes we are all still Safer at Home!!

What has changed in Oxford? Tennis Courts have opened and now included Pickleball nets and the Dog Park is open. Please follow the posted regulations, continue to practice social distancing and abide by the posted capacity for these areas.

Portable Toilets are also open. Please remember to carry your hand sanitizer and your personal mask with you whenever you are in public so that you are prepared and can protect yourself and your neighbors. Carrying your own drinking water is also a good idea as the days get warmer.

Town Park and Causeway Park continue to be available for outdoor exercise and fresh air, but picnics and gatherings are still not permitted.

Water fountains, playground equipment and the basketball courts remain closed per CDC recommendations as are the Strand Beach and Park areas. These beach and park areas are not large enough to accommodate visitors, while also allowing for Social Distancing of 6’ and groups of 10 or less.

New businesses with soft re-openings this weekend include The Treasurer Chest and Mystery Loves Company. These ladies will be providing their own requirements based on the Governor’s orders and guidance and will be posting the information on their doors. Please help them with a successful opening that keeps both you and them safe and comfortable in our new normal.

Our local restaurants continue to offer takeout of food and beverages as permitted by the Governor’s Orders. Doc’s has joined Robert Morris Inn, Latitude 38 and the Oxford Market in providing to go food for takeout/curbside pick up. And the Scottish Creamery and the Oxford Social will be serving their famous treats for takeout also!! Please assist these businesses, by practicing social distancing, wearing masks when picking up food and leaving the premises immediately and before consumption, in order for them to remain compliant.

The restrictions on recreational boating were lifted previously, but the operations and accessibility to private Marinas is at their discretion, as they continue to access the safest operations for their facilities.

All Town Buildings remain closed to the public, although staff has and will continued to operate behind the scenes, as we work on providing the level of service Oxfordians are accustomed to. Town Meetings will remain virtual in the foreseeable future and agendas and call in information will continue to be posted on the Town Bulletin Board and on the Town Calendar found at Oxfordmd.net.

Should you wear a mask in public? Although not a requirement while walking outside, it is when approaching or entering retail and food establishments, and is highly recommended anytime you must be within 6’ of another person. If you are vulnerable, it is recommended that you limit your contact with anyone outside your immediate family and wear a mask when you are outside of the safety and comfort of your home.

Everyone Stay Safe, Stay Aware and Stay Calm, we will get through this together.

 


Log Canoes on the Tred Avon August, 2017 – photo by Brian Wells

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 OF OXFORD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Please take notice that the COMMISSIONERS OF OXFORD will conduct a public hearing at their regular VIRTUAL meeting on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. on the following Ordinance.

ORDINANCE 2003 – AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF OXFORD AMENDING GENERAL AND ENTERPRISE BUDGET ADOPTED BY ORDINANCE 1906 FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2019 AND ENDING JUNE 30, 2020 TO ADJUST CERTAIN LINE ITEMS AND TO RE-APPROPRIATE CERTAIN FUNDS.

Ordinances are posted online. All interested persons are invited to join by audio or video and to comment upon the proposed ordinance. Call in information is posted on the Town calendar prior to the meeting: www.oxfordmd.net. Comments can also be emailed to oxfordclerk@goeaston.net.

By Authority: Commissioners of Oxford, 101 Market Street, Oxford Maryland

TOWN OF OXFORD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Please take notice that the COMMISSIONERS OF OXFORD will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. on the following Ordinance:

ORDINANCE 2002 – AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF OXFORD ADOPTING A GENERAL/ENTERPRISE BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2020 AND ENDING JUNE 30, 2021, AND ESTABLISHING A TAX RATE OF $ .3047 PER $100 OF ASSESSED REAL PROPERTY VALUE

The Ordinance is posted online. All interested persons are invited to participate and comment upon the proposed Ordinance. It is anticipated that the public hearing will be held by video and/or conference call. Instructions for how to access the hearing will be posted at www.oxfordmd.net prior to the meeting. Questions and comments prior to the meeting can be directed to oxfordclerk@goeaston.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
REQUEST FOR DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL

The Town of Oxford, Maryland (the “Town”) is requesting proposals from qualified and interested persons, for the purchase, design, and redevelopment of a building owned by the Town, commonly known as the “Mews”, which is located on certain real property at 105 South Morris Street, Oxford, Maryland and is identified on Talbot County Tax Map 400, as parcel 523. Centrally located within the Oxford’s Historic District, it is one of the few multiuse commercial properties located along Morris Street, directly across from the Town Park. The Town is seeking proposals for the purchase, design, and redevelopment of the Mews for uses consistent with the goals and objectives of the Town’s Comprehensive Plan and other planning documents to ensure the continued viability of this Historic Commercial area.

A complete description of the project and scope of work is set forth in the bid package, which may be requested from the Town Office by email to oxfordclerk@goeaston.net. Sealed proposals will be accepted no later than 4:00 pm on February 7, 2020 February 28, 2020, at the Oxford Town Office, 101 Market Street, Oxford, Maryland 21654 and including a digital copy by email to oxfordclerk@goeaston.net. Interested bidders are encouraged to attend a pre-bid meeting and site visit on January 10, 2020, at 1:00 pm at the Oxford Town Office. All inquiries, site visits, questions, etc. concerning the proposal shall be forwarded by email to oxfordclerk@goeaston.net.

The Town reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, to waive any requirements and to accept all or part of any proposal considered to be in the best interest of the Town. The Town of Oxford is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Discrimination based on age, race, sex, handicap or national origin is expressly prohibited.

Commissioners of Oxford ~ PO Box 339, Oxford MD 21654 ~ 410-476-5122

 

Oxford Strategic Plans

2016 Oxford Historic Commercial District Strategic Plan

2017 Oxford Working Waterfront Strategic Plan


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 2018 drinking water quality report at the Oxford Town Office or download here .

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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.