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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
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.
TOWN OF OXFORD NOTICE OF CHARTER AMENDMENT RESOLUTION
Please take notice that on September 24, 2013, the Commissioners of Oxford enacted Resolution No. 1301, titled “A RESOLUTION OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF OXFORD TO AMEND SECTION C6-22 OF THE OXFORD TOWN CHARTER TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF THE EXPENDITURES OVER WHICH THE CLERK-TREASURER MUST SEEK SEALED BIDS FROM FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($5,000) TO TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($20,000)”. As reflected in the title of the Resolution, the Resolution amends the Town Charter to increase the amount of expenditures over which the Clerk-Treasurer of the Town of Oxford must seek sealed bids from $5,000 to $20,000. A complete and exact copy of the Resolution is posted on the Town’s website at www.oxford.net, and is also posted at the Town office located at 101 Market Street, Oxford, MD 21654. This Resolution shall become and be considered part of the Town Charter, and shall be effective in all respects, upon the fiftieth (50th) day following its enactment, unless on or before the fortieth (40th) day following its enactment, a petition for referendum is submitted to the Commissioners of Oxford in accordance with the provisions of Article 23A, § 13.
By Authority: The Commissioners of Oxford
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.