Current Updates and News for Citizens

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Volunteers Wendy Pagenstecher and Henry Hale, with assistance from Suzanne Beyda, are in the process of producing a NEW OXFORD DIRECTORY in the spring of 2015. They want to keep the information as current and correct as possible and ask that everyone check the latest edition (2012) and let Henry Hale know of anything that has changed or if there is anything that you would like to add like an email address.

You can contact Henry Hale at the numbers listed below or email him at

If you do not have a current copy, you can see Henry to see what is currently listed.

Henry Hale: Home - 226-5261 / Cell - 829-3777

What's New


Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 7:00 pm
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Oxford, MD

Oxford, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church—The American Spiritual Ensemble returns to Holy Trinity on February 12, 2015 for a 7:00pm performance. The American Spiritual Ensemble was founded by Dr. Everett McCorvey to keep the American Negro Spiritual alive. Its members have sung in theaters and opera houses around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and abroad in Italy, Germany, Britain, Scotland, Spain and Japan. The repertoire of the American Spiritual Ensemble ranges from spirituals to classical to dance and to Broadway. The members of the American Spiritual Ensemble are soloists in their own right and the vocalists have thrilled audiences around the world with their dynamic renditions of classic spirituals, opera, jazz and Broadway numbers highlighting the Black experience.

The American Spiritual Ensemble has presented diverse concerts throughout the United States, Europe, South America and Spain presenting over 85 concerts. Its founder, Dr. Everett McCorvey, holds an Endowed Professorship in Voice and is Director of Opera at The University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky.

Church of the Holy Trinity 502 South Morris Street Oxford, MD 21654 410-226-5134

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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.

El Galeon Andalucia: A Cheaspeake Journey

"El Galeon Andalucia: A Cheaspeake Journey" traces the 16th century replica ship's path from two of its ports of call in September 2014 -- Baltimore to Oxford,MD. Watch the ship move through the Bay, under the iconic spans of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, and on to a welcome in Oxford, where you'll climb aboard and see just how authentic to its heritage this vessel really is. This documentary-style piece runs about 10 minutes. Brought to you courtesy of I-4 Video of Easton.

Town Government News and Notices

BID NUMBER: 15-02 Emergency Standby Generator

SEALED BIDS shall be accepted by the Commissioners of Oxford, 101 Market St., POB 339, Oxford Md., 21654 until 4:00 PM local time on Tuesday, December 9th 2014. Bids will be opened and read aloud at 6:00 PM on 12/9/14 at the regular Town meeting.

THE SCOPE of the purchase under this contract includes but is not limited to furnishing 1 24 KW diesel generator, 120/240 volts, 1 phase, & 1 100 AMP automatic transfer switch. Complete with all equipment as specified & installation, or approved equivalent. & all labor, tools, supervision, and/or related equipment in strict accordance with the solicitation documents.

SPECIFICATIONS, AND OTHER CONTRACT DOCUMENTS for the above purchase may be obtained from the Oxford Town Office, located at 101 Market St., POB 339, Oxford, Md., 21654.

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 judgement the general public will be better served thereby.



Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the County Council of Talbot County on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Bradley Meeting Room, South Wing, Talbot County Courthouse, 11 North Washington Street, Easton, Maryland for consideration of the design proposal for the Oxford Gateway Park project. The County’s consultant for the project, Steven Torgerson, Senior Landscape Architect with A. Morton Thomas & Associates, Inc., will make a presentation on the schematic design following which the public will be invited to provide comments.

The schematic design will be available for review beginning on Monday, November 10th, during regular office hours, in the Oxford Town Office, 101 Market Street, Oxford, Maryland; Talbot County Manager’s Office, South Wing, Talbot County Courthouse, 11 North Washington Street, Easton, Maryland; and on-line at under “Topics of Interest”.

All interested parties are hereby notified, invited to attend and to comment. Should you require communications assistance, please contact the County Manager’s Office at (410) 770-8010 or TTY (410) 822-8735 by Friday, November 14th.

You may view the plan here.


The Oxford Stormwater Task Force has completed the Oxford Stormwater and Flood Management Study and presented it to the Town Commissioners and Citizens at two different meetings in September. The Oxford Commissioners, with input from the citizens implemented a Stormwater and Tidal Water Utility along with establishing a Utility Rate within the Real Property Taxes for FY 2015.

The Town has been awarded a Technical Assistance Grant as part of a joint collaboration between Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for the purpose of assessing coastal vulnerabilities for the town along with providing scientific data for the town to utilize in the preparation of their Stormwater Management and Shoreline Protection Capital Improvement Planning.

Please read the presentation from the Environmental Finance Center Here and the Final Report Here.



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 2013 drinking water quality report at the Oxford Town Office or download here .

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

Curbside Recycling is HERE!! Please check the Current Updates and link at the top of this page for more information.

Our town

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.