The Commissioners of Oxford have established the R Gordon Graves Community Service Scholarship Program, in honor of former Commissioner Gordon Graves, open to all Talbot County Students pursuing post high school education, college or vocational. The chosen applicant/s will receive award/s of $500 to be used towards books and supplies for their post high school education.
More information and the student application form can be found at this link:
Citizens and businesses wishing to make contributions to the fund in honor of Gordon, should address their check to the Town of Oxford and note in the Memo: Graves Scholarship Fund. Donations can be mailed to PO Box 339, Oxford, MD 21654 or dropped off at the town office.
Scroll down for the most recent COVID VACCINE updates… further town info can be found at: COVID-19 / Corona Virus Information
For the most recent Notices of Public Hearings: Notice of Public Hearings
Other town news and information can be found below and at: News, Calendar and Town Information
Recent Information concerning ongoing efforts to build resilience for Oxford can be found here: Oxford Shoreline Improvements
Information regarding Oxford’s Economic Development efforts can be found here: Oxford Economic Development
TOWN OF OXFORD PUBLIC NOTICE OF 2021 ELECTION
There will be an ELECTION in the Town of Oxford to fill the expired term of one COMMISSIONER for a three-year term of office, to be held on June 15, 2021.
You may file for candidacy by requesting an application to email@example.com. The deadline for registering as a candidate for office is May 17, 2021.
Registration to vote in the election must be made by May 18, 2021. If you are registered, or have registered with the Talbot County Election Board by this date, you are registered to vote in this election.
With the health concerns of COVID-19 and the risk to vulnerable populations, ABSENTEE VOTING is recommended and available to all citizens. A qualified vote desiring to vote in the coming election as an ABSENTEE VOTER must make an application in writing to the Supervisor of Elections for an absentee ballot no later than June 7, 2021. ABSENTEE VOTER applications can be requested by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or the application can be downloaded from the town website www.oxfordmd.net and returned to US Mail to PO Box 339, Oxford, MD 21654 or by placing in the Town Office Drop Box at 101 Market Street, immediately following approval of the Election Board, the Absentee Ballot, with complete instruction, will be mailed to the voter.
ABSENTEE BALLOTS must be returned to the Town Office no later than Election Day, June 15, 2021 by the close of business – 4 p.m.
ELECTION DAY IS TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2021, FROM 2 PM TO 7 PM, and in person voting will be held at the COMMUNITY SERVICES BUILDING, 101 MARKET STREET, OXFORD, MD.
Due to COVID-19, Face Coverings and Social Distancing will be required for in person voting. Signs will be posted directing voters through the process. Please follow all instructions as provided.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR VOTERS
Must be a citizen of the United States; is at least 18 years of age; has resided in the corporate limits of the Town for thirty (30) days next preceding any Town election; and is registered to vote in accordance with the provisions of the Charter.
All questions should be direction to the Town Manager, Cheryl Lewis at 410-226-5122 or email@example.com. Town of Oxford, PO Box 339, Oxford, MD 21654
Easton, Maryland May 7, 2021
Talbot County and FEMA Host COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Easton’s Elks Lodge May 11-16
The Talbot County Health Department in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic May 11-14 and May 16 at the Easton Elks Lodge #1622 for individuals aged 18 and older.
Appointments for the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) one-dose vaccine can be made at marylandvax.org, the below links, or with assistance by calling the Health Department’s vaccination helpline at 410-819-5641. The helpline is operated Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Gov. Larry Hogan and FEMA announced March 29 that these mobile clinics are part of the nation’s first federal mobile COVID-19 vaccination units launching in the State of Maryland.
“We are excited to again offer the one-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine to our community,” Dr. Maria Maguire, Talbot County Health Officer says. “After a thorough review, the Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration determined that the J&J vaccine is safe and effective in preventing COVID-19. The brief pause on the use of the J&J vaccine was proof that the surveillance systems to monitor the safety of vaccines are in place and working,” she continues.
“This vaccine is a great option for many people — one dose and you’re done! And it’s never been easier to get the COVID-19 vaccine — you can make an appointment in advance, or stop by when it’s convenient for you,” Dr. Maria Maguire says as she encourages the public to share this information with individuals and groups who haven’t been vaccinated.
Though everyone 16 years and older is now eligible to be vaccinated, these specific clinics are open to people age 18 years and above because that is the minimum age the Johnson and Johnson vaccine can be given per its FDA authorization. 16- and 17-year-olds interested in getting vaccinated require the Pfizer vaccine, which is available through the University of Maryland Shore Regional Health and the state-run mass vaccine clinic in Salisbury.
Easton Elks Lodge #1622 is located at 502 Dutchmans Lane in Easton, Md. Appointments are suggested but not required. Walk-ins are welcome. Vaccinations available on a first-come, first-served basis. The mobile units are designed to provide a minimum of 150 doses per day. Hours will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, May 11- Friday, May, 14 and Sunday May 16.
Registration links for FEMA Vaccine Clinics at the Easton Elks Lodge are as follows:
Tuesday, May 11, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.: https://bit.ly/3ttUBCW
Wednesday, May 12, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.: https://bit.ly/2R1BbZ5
Thursday, May 13, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.: https://bit.ly/3bcBZRE
Friday, May 14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.: https://bit.ly/3usNhZz
Sunday, May 16, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.: https://bit.ly/3xW9kKD
Update May 1, 2021 Governor Hogan has lifted the requirement to wear masks outside in most circumstances. Masks are still required inside retail and commercial businesses and at ticketed venues. Please be courteous of others and wear a mask when others are in close proximity, especially those who may be at risk.
As our offices and non-profits begin to open their doors to the public, expect to see limited occupancies posted, along with additional requirements for the protection of all.
VACCINES ARE READILY AVAILABLE TO PEOPLE OVER THE AGE OF 16.
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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 2019 drinking water quality report at the Oxford Town Office or download here.