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Special Town Meeting October 17th, 2019 6:00 PM – Town Office

Greetings:

In the name of the State of Maine, you are hereby required to notify and warn the Inhabitants of the Town of Oxford (the “Town”), in the County of Oxford, qualified to vote in Town affairs to meet at the Oxford Town Hall, at 85 Pleasant Street in said Town, on October 17th, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. then and there to act on the following articles, to wit:

Article 1:          To choose a moderator to preside at said meeting.

Article 2:          To see if the Town will authorize the selectmen to spend $139,900 from undesignated                                  fund balance for the purchase of a trash compactor and steel transfer trailer.

Board of Selectmen Recommendation: Yes

Given under our hands in Oxford, Maine this 4th day of October, 2019.

 

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Please install your address numbers on your house or at the street on your mailbox or highly visible post 4 foot tall so if you need help from Public Safety, they can find you.  These numbers should visible from the road and 4 inches tall, in a contrasting color to the background.  Thank you.

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Public Hearing Sept. 19, 2019 6:00 PM – CDBG Grant Acceptance

Public Hearing Notice
The Town of Oxford

The Town of Oxford will hold a Public Hearing on September 19 2019, at    6:00 PM, at the Board of Selectmen meeting, to discuss acceptance of an Economic Development Program CDBG Grant. The purpose of the grant is to provide assistance to Valley View Orchard Pies for necessary improvements and various facility upgrades.  Public comments will be solicited at this Hearing and will be submitted as part of the Project Development Phase.  All persons wishing to make comments or ask questions about the acceptance of these funds are invited to attend this Public Hearing.  Comments may be submitted in writing to: Butch Asselin, Town of Oxford, PO Box 153, Oxford ME 04270-4205 at any time prior to the Public Hearing.  TDD/TTY users may call 711.  If you are physically unable to access any of the City’s/Town’s programs or services, please call 539-4431, so that accommodations can be made.

Public Hearing July 18th, 2019 6:00 PM- MDOT – Realignment of Skeetfield Rd and Construction of Right Turn Offset Lane on Route 26

Please join MaineDOT on July 18th, 2019 at 6:00 PM at the Oxford Town Hall at 85 Pleasant Street to discuss the realignment of Skeetfield Road to meet Route 26 at a 90-degree angle in Oxford. Also included is the construction of a right-turn offset lane on the Route 26 southwesterly approach. MaineDOT will present information about the project, and will listen to concerns and answer questions. Accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Please call in advance to request auxiliary aids.

Pismo Ballfields and Beach closed 06/20/2019 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

The town has received a report that the ballfields at Pismo are infested with ticks. Modern Pest Control will be at Pismo Beach Friday June 20th, 2019 to spray for ticks and mosquitoes from 9:00-11:00. The ballfields and beach are closed during that time period and for an additional 2 hours for the material to dry. Modern Pest is not spraying the grassy areas or near the water, just the perimeter along the forested areas which should take care of the problem. Once dry, the product being sprayed is no danger to people and pets.

 

Oxford Summer Concert Series

Summer Concert Series

Free Concert Hosted by the Station House Community Center
223 King St., Oxford in the arena
Featuring “Crooked Creek” on June 21 @ 7pm – 10pm
Bring your chair and put your dancing shoes on!
This is an alcohol free venue. Food will be sold during the concert.

Rain or Shine!

Sea Dogs – June 22nd, 2019 – Take a Ride and Join the Fun!

Take me out to The Ball Game!
Portland Sea Dogs
June 22  3:00 pm departure
Bus leaves Oxford Rec Center

Tickets include bus, seating in the Pavilion (Green Monster), $10 gift certificate to use for food or gift shop, fireworks and on field experience with the team during National Anthem

Ticket price: Adults $18.00  children $12.00
Tickets must be purchased in advance,
 limited ticket sales  FMI 539-8094

Public Notice of Intent to File – Public Informational Meeting June 20th, 2019 6:30 PM

PUBLIC NOTICE:

NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE

Please take notice that Town of Oxford, 85 Pleasant St. Oxford, ME  04270 207-539-4431 is intending to file a Natural Resources Protection Act permit application with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection pursuant to the provisions of 38 M.R.S. §§ 480-A thru 480-BB on or about June 20, 2019.

The application is for Thompson Lake Dam Rehabilitation at 293 King St. Oxford, ME.

A request for a public hearing or a request that the Board of Environmental Protection assume jurisdiction over this application must be received by the Department in writing, no later than 20 days after the application is found by the Department to be complete and is accepted for processing. A public hearing may or may not be held at the discretion of the Commissioner or Board of Environmental Protection. Public comment on the application will be accepted throughout the processing of the application.

For Federally licensed, permitted, or funded activities in the Coastal Zone, review of this application shall also constitute the State’s consistency review in accordance with the Maine Coastal Program pursuant to Section 307 of the federal Coastal Zone Management Act, 16 U.S.C. § 1456. (Delete if not applicable.)

The application will be filed for public inspection at the Department of Environmental Protection’s office in

Augusta during normal working hours. A copy of the application may also be seen at the municipal offices in Oxford, Maine.

Written public comments may be sent to the regional office in Portland, Augusta, or Bangor where the application is filed for public inspection:

MDEP, Central Maine Regional Office, 17 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333
MDEP, Southern Maine Regional Office, 312 Canco Road, Portland, Maine 04103
MDEP, Eastern Maine Regional Office, 106 Hogan Road, Bangor, Maine 04401

A Public Informational Meeting will be held on June 20th, 2019 at 6:30 PM at the Oxford Town Office, 85 Pleasant Street to discuss the project.

Facilities Committee Meeting – May 7th, 2019

Town of Oxford
Facilities Committee Meeting
Town Office
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
6:00 PM

  1. Call to order
  2. Approve minutes February 19, 2019 meeting
  3. Old Business
  4. New Business
    1. Review of CAD drawing of Oxford Town Office floor plan as prepared by Peachy Builders.
  5. Member Items
  6. Next meeting date

Public Hearing and Special Town Meeting, May 2, 2019 at 6:30 PM at the Town Office

Public Hearing Notice
The Town of Oxford
The Town of Oxford will hold a Public Hearing and Special Town Meeting on May 2, 2019 at 6:30 PM at the Town Office located at 85 Pleasant Street to discuss and approve an application being submitted to the State of Maine CDBG program for Valley View Orchard Pies Company. The purpose of the application is to request grant funding from the Maine Department of Economic & Community Development to be distributed to Valley View Orchard Pies Company for building improvements and equipment replacement. Public comments will be solicited at this Hearing and will be submitted as part of the application’s required documentation.

All persons wishing to make comments or ask questions about the proposal are invited to attend this Public Hearing.
Comments may be submitted in writing to: Butch Asselin, P.O. Box 153, Oxford, Maine 04270 at any time prior to the Public Hearing. TDD/TTY users may call 711. If you are physically unable to access any of the Town’s programs or services, please call Butch Asselin at 539-4431, so that accommodations can be made.

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Public Hearing and Special Selectmen’s Meeting April 17th, 2019 6:30 PM

Notice of Public Hearing

The Town of Oxford will be holding a public hearing on April 17th, 2019 at 6:30 PM at the Oxford Town Office to discuss the proposed amendments to the Oxford Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, Sewer Ordinance and Mass Gathering Ordinance. A special Selectmen’s meeting will immediately follow.
ZONING ORDINANCE 2019 DRAFT

SEWER USE ORDINANCE 2019 DRAFT

SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE UPDATED DRAFT 2019

MASS GATHERING ORDINANCE DRAFT 2019

Memorial Announcement – Oxford Fire/Rescue

Memorial Service’s For Chief Gary Sacco

Oxford, Maine
It is with profound sadness that the Oxford Fire Department announces the death of Active Chief Gary Sacco. The following information is to announce the Memorial Services.
Visitation:
Friday March 15th at the Fortin Funeral Home at 217 Turner St. in Auburn, ME 04210. From 5pm to 9pm.

Funeral:
Saturday March 16th at the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School at 256 Main St. South Paris, ME 04281 Service will start at 11am Firefighters should plan to muster at 10 am.
Fire Fighters:
Uniformed members of any fire department are asked to be at the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School No later than 10am on Saturday. There will be no specific procession or march, members will line up and march into the gym. There will be Platoon leaders on site to guide this process through.

Parking:
There is some parking on site, as well as over flow parking across the street in a strip mall. Space is limited if there is the ability to car pool that is appreciated.
BUS parking will be available in this Parking lot to the Left behind a vacant Rite aid store. Buses will want to drive north on Rt. 26 at the stop light where the High school is on your right you will proceed straight through this light on to Alpine St. take your first right into the parking area.
Honor Guards
We welcome any and all Honor Guards you will march in with other Honor Guards, the Auburn Fire Department will be the Only colors on site, they will post colors and such, Honor Guards will sit together.
Media:
We ask that all media stage at a location across the street from the school in the strip mall parking area. At 243 Main St. South Paris Maine 04281. If you will initially stage and we will make every effort to find a place for the media to obtain a limited scope view. As has been asked from the onset that the family be given due privacy.
Expect another update Friday Morning with any changes.

Questions can be sent to:

Deputy Shawn Cordwell Cordwells@oxfordfirerescue.com or

Deputy Paul Hewey Heweyp@oxfordfirerescue.com

Budget Committee Meetings Scheduled: click here for details

Town of Oxford Budget Committee Week 1 March 26th, 2019- 6PM:
1. Organizational Meeting
2. Freedom of Access Training
3. Overview of Fiscal Year Expenses and Revenues
Administration
Long Term Debt
County
Insurance
Library
Cemeteries
Me Unemployment
RSU 17
Animal Control
Fire protection
TIF
General Assistance

Week 2 – April 2nd, 2019 6PM
Police
Highway

Week 3 – April 9th, 2019 6PM
Fire
Rescue
PSB Maintenance
Other Agencies

Week 4 – April 16th, 2019 6PM
Transfer
Recycle
Sewer
Recreation
Reserves

Selectmen may attend and have a quorum.

Native Plant and Tree Sale!

It’s time to start dreaming about this year’s garden! We’ve put together a selection of great choices and there’s something here for everyone. I planted my first cardinal flower at camp last year and loved the results- these beauties grow up to 6 feet tall with gorgeous red color and attract lots of hummingbirds! I’m seriously thinking of adding more this year and giving some as gifts to my hummingbird-loving friends.

Another surprise in the sale is the inclusion of Black Cherry (prunus serotina). In doing research I discovered this tree is one of the two most important to birds, especially during migration. My goal for the season is to create a small wildlife area with my granddaughters – what’s yours?

Enjoy browsing through the sale offerings and, as always, let me know if you have questions or need a little guidance. I’ll do my best to steer you in the right direction!

 2019 Native Conservation Plant Sale order form 

Learn to protect the integrity of our landscape by going native! Nearly 1500 species of native plants are found in Maine. They provide food, fiber and habitat for wildlife and
humans. Our sale can provide you with propagated native plants that have not been dug from the wild and our plant list doesn’t include any invasive, non-native species.
In addition, we can provide you with information on
growing specific types of Gardens:
*Pollinator Garden *Rain Garden *Fragrance Garden * Wildlife Support
*Dry Areas *Wet Areas *Coastal Areas *Erosion Control *Edible Plants
* * *
The Native Plant and Tree Sale offers:
*Flowering plants *Ferns *Vines *Ground covers *Edible plants
*Shrubs *Trees (including conifers) .
This year we are once again offering a large selection of plants to help with erosion control, pollinator plants and native wildlife support.
* * *
Order by April 26th!
Start a new tradition of going native!
Purchase some for yourself, give in memory of a loved one, gift a friend for a birthday or wedding, and don’t forget Mother’s Day!

Pick up day will be May 4th at the Hooker Family Farm Open House in Oxford

Jean Federico 
Education & Outreach Coordinator
Oxford County Soil & Water Conservation District
17 Olson Rd. Ste 3
South Paris, ME 04281
(207) 744-3119

Oxford County Soil & Water Conservation District
Annual Native Plant & Tree Sale
For more information , contact us at:
744-3119 or email oxfordcountyswcd@gmail.com
OCSWCD is an equal opportunity employer and provider.
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Secretary for the Planning Board needed

The Town of Oxford Planning Board is looking to hire a secretary to keep the minutes of the Planning Board meetings. The Planning Board typically meets the 2nd Thursday at 6:00 PM every month and when needed the 4th Thursday of the month (rare).  Bringing your own laptop to take minutes at the meeting is favorable. Stipend of $30/meeting.

Transfer Station – Fire information

Due to a recent fire in the trash compactor area at the transfer station, residents will be temporarily asked to put their trash in the bucket of the loader. The operator will then dump your trash in the 30 yard waste bin. The bin for demolition will be emptied and used for household trash. While the facility can still take some demolition debris, we encourage residents to haul their demolition debris directly to Auburn.

A barrel for wood stove ashes is available to residents at the Transfer Station. Even if you believe the ashes no longer pose a fire risk, townspeople are asked to use the barrel.

An insurance adjuster should be at the site this week and preparations for repairs are already underway. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

Butch Asselin
Town Manager
Town of Oxford, ME

Ad Hoc Committee Members needed

An Ad Hoc Committee for the purpose of reviewing the current state and adequacy of municipal facilities in the town and to report their findings to the Board of Selectmen is being formed. If you are interested in being considered to serve on the committee please email Butch Asselin at basselin@oxfordmaine.org.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

The Oxford Recreation Committee would like to invite all Oxford

Residents to join us for a Turkey and Ham Dinner with all the fixings.

WHEN:  Saturday November 17th 3:00-6:00 pm

WHERE:  Oxford Community Center 223 King St., Oxford

WHO:  All Oxford Residents

COST:  FREE (donations accepted)

 

TRUNK OR TREAT Presented by the Oxford Recreation Committee and Oxford Fire and Rescue

Trunk or Treat!

A safe and fun alternative to Halloween!

When:  Wednesday October 31st from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Where:  Oxford Public Safety Building, 701 Main Street in Oxford.

What:  Vehicles with various themes or stories, filled with lots of Candy of other Treats!

Why:  To provide parents a safe place for their kids!

Who:  Children of all ages dressed in costumes.

Please join us for an evening full of fun!

Costume Judging at 7:00 PM

Snacks

 

Public Hearing – September 20, 2018

A public hearing will be held following the Special Town Meeting on September 20, 2018.  The Special Town Meeting starts at 6:00Pm at the Oxford Town Office.

The Public hearing will be on the General Assistance Ordinance updated appendixes.  This is a State of Maine requirement to be done yearly by October 1st.

Otisfield Culvert Replacement Necessitates Detour

Otisfield Culvert Replacement Necessitates Detour

Otisfield – Due to a Maine Department of Transportation culvert replacement project, a portion of Route 121 in Otisfield will be closed to all through traffic on Tuesday, August 21st beginning at 6 a.m.

The closure will be approximately 1/4 mile north of the junction with Bell Hill Rd, which is approximately 7 miles north of the junction with Poland Spring Road (Route 11) in Casco and 7 miles south of the junction with King Street in Oxford.

Motorists will need to be detoured for this project.  The signed detour route will utilize Poland Spring Road and Bakerstown Road (Route 11), Megquier Hill Road in Poland, and King Street in Oxford.  The detour length from one end of the work zone to the other is 28 miles.  For thru travelers from Casco to Oxford, or vice versa, it is 14 miles.

It is anticipated all work will be completed by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 21.

 

Request for Bids for a 2018/2019 Truck for the WWTF

REQUEST FOR BIDS

TOWN OF OXFORD

SEWER DEPARTMENT TRUCK

The Town of Oxford is seeking bids for a 2018/2019, 4 wheel drive, and extended cab pickup.  For Specifications follow link below or may be obtained by request at the Town Office.   All Bids must be in writing, signed by the bidder, sealed, clearly marked and submitted to the Town Office by 3:00 pm on August 30th, 2018 at which time and place all proposals will be publicly opened and read aloud.  The Selectmen reserve the right to reject any and/or bids.

For additional information contact:

Zhenya Shevchenko

Waste Water Treatment Facility

207-539-5181

zshevchenko@oxfordmaine.org 

Waste Water Truck Specifications

Town Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Thursday
10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Contact Information
P.O. Box 153
Oxford, Maine 04270
Phone: 207-539-4431
Fax: 207-539-4228
Our office will be closed on the following days
Jan 1 New Year's Day  Tuesday
Jan 21 Martin Luther King Day Monday
Feb 18 Presidents' Day Monday
Apr 15 Patriots Day Monday
May 27 Memorial Day Monday
Jul 4 Independence Day Thursday
Sep 2 Labor Day Monday
Oct 14 Columbus Day Monday
Nov 11 Veterans' Day  Monday
Nov 28 Thanksgiving Thursday
Nov 29 Thanksgiving Friday
Dec 24 + 25 Christmas Tuesday Wednesday

All Days that Elections are held, June and November.

Topics of Interest

Tax Information

Employment Opportunities

Town Ordinances

Request For Proposal

Board of Selectmen Agendas and Minutes

CONTACT US

P.O. Box 153
Oxford, Maine 04270

Fax: 207-539-4228

Phone: 207-539-4431