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Oxford Community Days – July 19th, 2020 Volunteers, Historians, Musicians, etc. needed.

Local Historians Wanted

On July 19 the Oxford Recreation Department will be celebrating Community Days and Maine’s 200th Birthday. We are looking for photos, memorabilia and historians to help with a presentation. Plans are for this to be held inside the Center with other festivities outside in the arena. Food and entertainment will be in line of days gone by. Please help us make this day an enjoyable and informational day for the community. Stop in or call 539-8094 to volunteer or if you have items to display.

We are looking for someone who would help us with making in-ground baked beans and pig roast. Also searching for fiddlers, blue grass, square dancers and caller and contra dancers. Please call 539-8094 with suggestions.

Oxford Recreation Department

Station House Community Center 223 King St., Oxford

Street address numbers

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.





As of May 1st, 2020, all motorized watercraft on Maine waters must have a valid registration.

In March, Governor Janet Mills directed Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Commissioner Judy Camuso to allow boaters to operate without a current 2020 registration and Lake and River Protection sticker until April 30, 2020. Boat registrations normally expire at the end of each calendar year. This notice is a reminder that as of May 1st, 2020, all motorized watercraft on Maine waters must have a valid registration. In addition, all motorized watercraft on inland waters must display the lake and river protection sticker.

Please use the online registration process to complete re-registrations of boats.

 First time boat registrations cannot be completed online, they must be done by the town office. Please call 539-4431 or email



Election March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary , Special Referendum and Municipal – 8 AM – 8 PM – Oxford Community Center, 223 King St. Oxford, ME

Presidential Primary – Enrolled Republican or Democrat will receive a Party Ballot.

Special Referendum – All voters will receive a Referendum Ballot

Municipal – All Voters will receive a Municipal Ballot to choose one Selectman to fulfill the open position for the remainder of the term – June 30, 2020.

All elections previously held at the Public Safety Building will now be held at the Oxford Community Center located at 223 King St. in Oxford.

Ice Rink – Closed until weather permits ice making.

Making ice in the rink takes multiple days of temps below 15. This has been a very mild winter, good for heating bills, but not so much for making ice.  We will be keeping a watch on the weather to have the rink up and running as soon as mother nature cooperates.

Thanks for your understanding.

Transfer Station – Expect delays Jan. 13th – 15th, 2020

The new compactor is being installed at the Transfer Station starting on Jan. 13th, 2020 and will take several days to build.  The hopper will be closed and the staff will be directing you to containers and the bucket loader. Thank you for your patience while we have the new compactor installed.

Dog Licensing Due by December 31, 2019

Reminder to register your dogs by December 31, 2019. Current proof of rabies shots are required.

Rabies clinic at Tractor Supply on Sundays for $19.00:

272 Main St. Oxford, ME 04270

Clinic times:
  • Sunday December 22, 2019 from 4:00pm until 5:30pm
  • Sunday December 29, 2019 from 4:00pm until 5:30pm
  • Sunday January 05, 2020 from 4:00pm until 5:30pm
  • Sunday January 12, 2020 from 4:00pm until 5:30pm
  • Sunday January 19, 2020 from 4:00pm until 5:30pm

Facilities Committee Meeting 10/29/2019 6 PM

Town of Oxford
Facilities Committee Meeting
Town Office
October 29, 2019
6:00 PM

  1. Call to order
  2. Approve minutes September 24, 2019 meeting
  3. Old Business-None
  4. New Business
  5. Kevin Mattson to discuss “combining two needs with one solution” approach to replacement of the town office.
  6. Discussion on option to lease existing space for new town office.
  7. Member Items
  8. Next meeting date



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


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.


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



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.

Town Meeting Warrant

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.




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.
Friday March 15th at the Fortin Funeral Home at 217 Turner St. in Auburn, ME 04210. From 5pm to 9pm.

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.

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.
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 or

Deputy Paul Hewey

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
Long Term Debt
Me Unemployment
RSU 17
Animal Control
Fire protection
General Assistance

Week 2 – April 2nd, 2019 6PM

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

Week 4 – April 16th, 2019 6PM

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
OCSWCD is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

Town Office Hours

Open for New Registrations

New laws are in effect to extend registrations and temporary plates until 30 days after the state of emergency extention was declared. (May 13, 2020) All new registrations and reregistrations that have expired during the state of emergency are now due by June 13, 2020.

Call us with any questions: 207-539-4431.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Closed for lunch 12 - 1)

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Closed for lunch 12 - 1)

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  Wednesday
Jan 20 Martin Luther King Day Monday
Feb 17 Presidents' Day Monday
Apr 20 Patriots Day Monday
May 25 Memorial Day Monday
Jul 3 Independence Day Friday
Sep 7 Labor Day Monday
Oct 12 Columbus Day Monday
Nov 11 Veterans' Day  Wednesday
Nov 26 Thanksgiving Thursday
Nov 27 Thanksgiving Friday
Dec 24 + 25 Christmas Thursday + Friday

All Days that Elections are held, March, June and November.

Topics of Interest

Tax Information

Employment Opportunities

Town Ordinances

Request For Proposal

Board of Selectmen Agendas and Minutes


P.O. Box 153
Oxford, Maine 04270

Fax: 207-539-4228

Phone: 207-539-4431