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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.
Bayside Quilters of the Eastern Shore Guild has again chosen the historic, seaport town of Oxford, Maryland for the location of its second quilt show. The quilt show will be a three-day event running from Friday, May 31 (opening day of the show) through Sunday, June 2.
The Secret Gardens of Oxford Garden Tour — Saturday June 1, 2013. Tickets will be available at the Oxford Town Park
Oxford, Md. Next year will mark the 25th Anniversary of the Cardboard Boat Races in Oxford, Maryland to be held on the shores of the Tred Avon River on Saturday, June 22nd, 2013. See the official website for details.
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
ORDINANCE 1222 AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF OXFORD TO AMEND CHAPTER 10 OF THE OXFORD TOWN CODE TITLED “BOARD OF PORT WARDENS” AND CHAPTER 11 OF THE OXFORD TOWN CODE TITLED “HARBOR MANAGEMENT ORDINANCE” TO UPDATE THE HARBOR MANAGEMENT ORDINANCE BY ADDING DEFINITIONS, REGULATIONS CONCERNING MOORINGS, AND TO UPDATE REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO WATERFRONT STRUCTURES was approved by the Commissioners of Oxford on May 14, 2013. These Chapters have been incorporated into the Oxford Town Code and can be reviewed at this link.
Currently we are in the process of preparing the necessary permit forms for Mooring registrations and inspections and at this time we are asking Mooring Owners to provide some basic information to the town office by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 410-226-5122 so that we may contact you with the required forms when they are ready. Please leave the Mooring Owner’s name, mailing address, phone number and email address, along with any identifying information you may have on your mooring.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Please take notice that the Commissioners of Oxford will conduct a Public Hearing at the regularly scheduled Commissioners Meeting on May 28, 2013 Ordinance 1220, entitled “AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF OXFORD ADOPTING A GENERAL/ENTERPRISE BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING JULY 1, 2013, AND ENDING JUNE 30, 2014; AND ESTABLISHING A TAX RATE OF $ .2483 PER $100 OF ASSESSED REAL PROPERTY VALUE”; and on Ordinance 1221, entitled “AN ORDINANCE TO REPEAL ORDINANCE NUMBER 1204 AND TO SET NEW WATER AND SEWER RATES FOR THE TOWN OF OXFORD, COMMENCING JULY 1, 2014”
A copy of the ordinances are available for review and inspection during normal business hours of the Town Office at 101 Market Street, Oxford, Maryland 21654 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday, and are also posted on the Town’s website at www.oxfordmd.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 Oxford Stormwater Task has completed three neighborhood meetings regarding Stormwater issues for the Tilghman Street, South Morris Street and Jacks Point. Citizens wishing to forward additional information may leave it at the town office.
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
Town Water Quality Report - 2011 Available for download.
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 will soon be a real thing in Oxford!! More information to come!! Please check the April Newsletter and the Current Updates page of this website.
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.