Notice of Public Hearings

TOWN OF OXFORD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Please take notice that the Commissioners of Oxford will conduct a public hearing at their meeting on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. on the following ordinances:

Ord 2107 – AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF OXFORD AMENDING GENERAL AND ENTERPRISE BUDGET ADOPTED BY ORDINANCE 2014 FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2020 AND ENDING JUNE 30, 2021 TO ADJUST CERTAIN LINE ITEMS AND TO RE-APPROPRIATE CERTAIN FUNDS:  Ord 2107 FY 2021 General and Enterprise Budget AMENDED

Ordinance 2108 – AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF OXFORD ADOPTING A GENERAL/ENTERPRISE BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2021 AND ENDING JUNE 30, 2022, AND ESTABLISHING A TAX RATE OF $ .3187 PER $100 OF ASSESSED REAL PROPERTY VALUE: Ord 2108 FY 2022 General and Enterprise Budget and Tax Rate

Ordinance 2109 – AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF OXFORD TO REPEAL ORDINANCE NUMBER 1907 AND TO SET NEW WATER AND SEWER RATES FOR THE TOWN, COMMENCING JULY 1, 2020. Establishing a 3% rate increase beginning July 1, 2021: Ord 2109 FY 2022 Water and Sewer Rates

All interested persons are invited to participate and to comment upon the proposed ordinance. This meeting will be held in the Oxford Community Building located at 101 Market Street. Masks and social distancing are recommended. Comments may also be sent to by June 21, 2021

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 at their virtual meeting on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. on the following ordinances:

Ordinance 2102 AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF OXFORD ADOPTING THE 2021 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE, AS MODIFIED BY THE MARYLAND BUILDING PERFORMANCE STANDARDS, AND AS FURTHER AMENDED BY THIS ORDINANCE, AS THE BUILDING CODE OF THE TOWN OF OXFORD, AND REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES INCONSISTENT HEREWITH

Ordinance 2103 AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF OXFORD TO ADOPT THE 2021 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE FOR ONE-AND TWO-FAMILY DWELLINGS, AS MODIFIED BY THE MARYLAND BUILDING PERFORMANCE STANDARDS, AND AS FURTHER AMENDED BY THIS ORDINANCE, AS THE RESIDENTIAL CODE OF THE TOWN OF OXFORD, AND REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES INCONSISTENT HEREWITH

Ordinance 2104 AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF OXFORD ADOPTING THE 2021 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE, AS MODIFIED BY THE MARYLAND BUILDING PERFORMANCE STANDARDS, AND AS FURTHER AMENDED BY THIS ORDINANCE, AS THE ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE OF THE TOWN OF OXFORD, AND REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH

Ordinance 2105 AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF OXFORD ADOPTING THE 2021 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL EXISTING BUILDING CODE, AS AMENDED BY THIS ORDINANCE, AS THE EXISTING BUILDING CODE OF THE TOWN OF OXFORD, AND REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH

Ordinance 2106 AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF OXFORD ADOPTING THE 2021 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE, AS AMENDED BY THIS ORDINANCE, AS THE PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE OF THE TOWN OF OXFORD, AND REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH

Copies of the Ordinances are posted at this link: Building Code Ordinances Click on page to expand the document.

All interested persons are invited to participate virtually and to comment upon the proposed ordinance. Comments may also be sent to oxfordclerk@goeaston.net by May 24, 2021

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


 

The following Public Hearings have passed and this is for historic information only.


TOWN OF OXFORD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Commissioners of Oxford will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 6 pm on the following ordinance:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE Commissioners (THE “commissioners”) OF THE town of oxford, maryland (the “town”), pursuant to the authority of Sections 9-1601 to 9-1622, inclusive, of the Environment Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, Sections 19-301 to 19-309, inclusive, of the Local Government Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, and Section  C6-20 of the Charter of the town, to AUTHORIZE AND EMPOWER THE TOWN TO issue and sell, upon its full faith and credit, two general obligation bonds, EACH in an original principal amount not to exceed $748,808.00, to be designated as provided herein, the bonds to be issued and sold and the proceeds thereof to be used and applied for the public purpose of financing, reimbursing or refinancing costs of a project generally referred to by the Town as the “OXFORD Water main replacement – MORRIS STREET” project, together with related costs and costs of issuance, as further described herein and all to the extent permitted by the Maryland Water Quality Financing Administration (the “Administration”); prescribing, approving and adopting the forms and tenor of the bonds, the terms and conditions for the issuance and sale of the bonds by private sale, without public bidding, to the Administration, and other details incident thereto, and authorizing the president of the commissioners, on behalf of the town, to determine certain details of the bonds, including fixing the final original principal amounts of the bonds and the amortization schedule for one of the bonds; providing that one of the bonds will be subject to forgiveness as provided herein; approving, authorizing and directing the completion, execution and delivery of two separate loan agreements with the Administration pursuant to which advances will be made under the bonds; authorizing and directing the payment of any fees or costs provided for in the loan agreements that are not payable from bond proceeds; pledging any moneys that the town is entitled to receive from the State of Maryland, including the town’s share of income tax revenues, to secure its obligations under the loan agreements; acknowledging the right of the Administration to accelerate payment on each bond upon an event of default under the corresponding loan agreement; authorizing certain officials to take certain actions with respect to the loan agreements and designating certain officials as “Authorized Officers” for purposes of the loan agreements; providing for the disbursement of advances of the bonds; authorizing the issuance and sale from time to time, upon the town’s full faith and credit, of one or more series of general obligation refunding bonds in order to currently refund or advance refund either of the bonds issued pursuant to the authority of this Ordinance and to pay related costs, provided that, the original aggregate principal amount of any such series of refunding bonds shall not exceed one hundred thirty percent (130%) of the aggregate principal amount of the bond or bonds refunded therefrom; authorizing the MAKING OF any further determinations deemed necessary or desirable in connection with any such series of the refunding bonds and providing that any series of the refunding bonds shall be sold at a private sale, without soliciting bids, unless determined otherwise by ordinance or resolution, as applicable; providing that amendments or modifications to the bonds and any documents, certificates or instruments entered into in connection therewith may be provided for by ordinance or resolution, as applicable; pledging the full faith and credit and unlimited taxing power of the Town to the prompt payment of the principal of and interest on the bonds and the refunding bonds; providing for imposition of ad valorem taxes sufficient for the payment of the principal of and interest on the bonds and any refunding bonds; providing THAT THE PRINCIPAL OF AND INTEREST ON THE BONDS WILL BE PAYABLE IN THE FIRST INSTANCE FROM REVENUES received BY THE TOWN IN CONNECTION WITH THE OPERATION OF THE WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM AND WASTEWATER SYSTEM SERVING THE TOWN, TO THE EXTENT AVAILABLE THEREFOR; PROVIDING THAT THE PRINCIPAL OF AND INTEREST on the BONDS ALSO MAY BE PAID FROM ANY OTHER SOURCES OF REVENUE LAWFULLY AVAILABLE TO THE TOWN FOR SUCH PURPOSE; providing that the principal of and interest on any refunding bonds may be made payable in the first instance from any source provided for by ordinance or resolution, as applicable; providing that the principal of and interest on the bonds and any refunding bonds also may be paid from any other sources of revenue lawfully available to the Town for such purpose; making or providing for the making of certain representations, covenants or designations relating to the tax-exempt status of interest payable on one of the bonds; providing that the Town shall use and apply proceeds of the bonds only as permitted by the loan agreements and certain statutes identified herein; authorizing appropriate officials to take certain actions in connection with the bonds and any refunding bonds; providing that the provisions of this Ordinance shall be liberally construed; and otherwise generally relating to the issuance, sale, delivery and payment of and for the bonds and the refunding bonds authorized hereby.

The full ordinance can be found at this link: Ordinance for MWQFA Loan – Town of Oxford (04165328-2xA3D99)

All interested persons are invited to participate and comment. The public hearing will be 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.

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 at their regular VIRTUAL meeting on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.  on the following Ordinance: ORDINANCE 2014 – AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF  OXFORD AMENDING GENERAL AND ENTERPRISE BUDGET ADOPTED BY ORDINANCE 2002 FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2020 AND ENDING JUNE 30, 2021 TO ADJUST CERTAIN LINE ITEMS AND TO RE-APPROPRIATE CERTAIN FUNDS.

2014 Ord FY 2021 General Enterprise Budget Amended

All interested persons are invited to join by audio or video and to comment upon the proposed ordinance. Information to join the virtual meeting is posted on this website events 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, September 8, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. on the following Ordinances:

ORDINANCE 2008 TO REVISE AND UPDATE CERTAIN MINIMUM STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR SHORT TERM RENTALS WITHIN THE TOWN OF OXFORD       STR Ordinance redline 8.18.20

ORDINANCE 2009 – AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF OXFORD AUTHORIZING A LINE OF CREDIT PROMISSORY NOTE WITH SHORE UNITED BANK IN THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF $1,585,000.00, THE PROCEEDS OF WHICH MAY BE USED TO PROVIDE INTERIM FINANCING FOR THE WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT PROJECT TO STRUCTURALLY LINE 3,000 LINEAR FEET OF WATER MAIN ON MORRIS STREET AND INSTALL 800 FEET OF NEW WATER MAIN AND REPLACE APPROXIMATELY 93 WATER SERVICES, SAID LOAN TO BE REPAID BY LOAN FUNDS RECEIVED BY THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT, AND THAT THE TOWN WILL PLEDGE ITS FULL FAITH AND CREDIT TOWARD THE REPAYMENT OF THE LOAN   Ordinance Shore United Interim Financing 2020

Copies of the Ordinances are posted online.  All interested persons are invited to participate and comment.  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.

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, August 11, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. on the following Ordinance:

Ord 2006 Eliminating Special Exception for Fences – AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF OXFORD TO AMEND SECTION 32.12 OF THE OXFORD ZONING ORDINANCE ENTITLED “FENCES” TO ELIMINATE THE ABILITY TO OBTAIN A SPECIAL EXCEPTION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF FENCES HIGHER THAN THE HEIGHT ESTABLISHED BY THE ZONING ORDINANCE

In addition, the COMMISSIONERS OF OXFORD will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. on the following Resolution:

Res 2007 Fee Schedule– A RESOLUTION SETTING THE FEE SCHEDULE FOR THE TOWN OF OXFORD, REPLACING RESOLUTION 1813 AND ALL PREVIOUS FEE SCHEDULES, EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2020

If adopted, Resolution 2007 would establish the following water and sewer connection fees effective September 1, 2020:

New Connection to Water – existing vacant lot:        $2,500

New Connection to Water – new lot:                         $5,000

New Connection to Sewer – existing vacant lot:       $2,500

New Connection to Sewer – new lot:                         $5,000

Ordinance 2006 and Resolution 2007 are posted online.  All interested persons are invited to participate and comment upon the proposed Ordinance and Resolution.  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.


The RFP below has expired and this posting is for historic information only.

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