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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!

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.

9-1-1 ADDRESSING

9-1-1 ADDRESSING

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FREE COUPONS & MISC INFO

FREE COUPON is available at the Transfer Station which is good from July 1st to June 30th. This allows the following:

  • 2 free tires
  • 1 Refrigerator, Freezer, AC, or Dehumidifier free
  • 1 Couch or Chair
  • 1 Mattress or Box spring  (any size)
Only 1 coupon will be issued per household per Fiscal Year. Coupons will not be issued to businesses
IMPORTANT NOTE:  All carpet, carpet backing, pool liners, pool covers, boat wrappers, or any large piece or roll of material  MUST BE CUT INTO LESS THAN 3 FOOT SQUARES OR TIED / TAPED SECURELY INTO ROLLS 3FEET LONG
ROOM SIZE CARPETS CAN BE PUT INTO DEMOLITION FOR A FEE OF $5.00 EACH
Most Vacuum Cleaners and Carpet Cleaners that are mostly plastic, go right into the regular trash. If its mostly metal we will put it into metal bin (bucket) Ask attendant if any question.
HOLIDAYS: Transfer Station employees must take a day off for all holidays. If the holiday falls on a Monday, we take off that Wednesday of the same week.  If it fall on a Thursday, we generally take Friday the next day off. We post the Holidays way ahead to let people know our days off.
UNIVERSAL WASTE:  We accept all universal Waste at no charge to the customer.  This includes all TV’s, Monitors, Computers, Laptops, Printers, Peripherals, Fluorescent Bulbs (all shapes &sizes), Compact Fluorescents, Mercury Thermostats, Any Mercury containing switch, Mercury Thermometers, and NiCad (Rechargeable) Batteries.  Fluorescent Bulbs should be brought in separately to the Transfer Station Office for Disposal. Once any Computer is delivered to us. It is AGAINST THE LAW TO REMOVE ANYTHING OF UNIVERSAL WASTE (COMPUTERS, MONITORS, ETC.) FROM THE TRANSFER STATION.
NOTHING SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM THE TRANSFER STATION OR RECYCLING BUILDING WITHOUT CHECKING WITH THE ATTENDANT ON DUTY FIRST.
We don’t accept waste oil or antifreeze under any circumstances.  The waste oil can be taken to Walmart which will accept 5 gallons a day.  Stetsons Garage can also be called and asked and will usually gladly accept it as well as long as no gas or antifreeze is in it.
OXFORD TRANSFER CANNOT ACCEPT ANY HAZARDOUS WASTE OF ANY KIND!!!
The “Environmental Depot” in Auburn, Maine will accept Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). The disposal fees are the responsibility of the owner of the HHW. Please call 207-786-7390 for hours of operation or www.envdepot.com for further information.
ANY QUESTIONS WE HAVN’T ANSWERED PLEASE CALL US AT 539-4376 DURING OUR REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS

RECYCLING HIGHLIGHTS

MATERIALS ACCEPTED AT THE RECYCLING CENTER & TRANSFER

  • NEWSPRINT – Newspapers & all contents and flyers: magazines, catalogs, paperbacks, etc.
  • MIXED PAPER – Most envelopes, junk mail, cereal boxes, wrapping paper, dry food boxes
  • GLASS – bottles and jars only, must be clean, labels OK,   NO WINDOW GLASS or BULBS
  • #2 NATURAL PLASTICRINSE CLEAN, Jugs, (eg. milk, water, windshield wash, vinegar, OJ, etc.)
  • #2 COLORED PLASTICRINSE CLEAN, Bottles, Jugs, laundry soap, bleach, most hair products, etc.
  • ALUMINUM & TIN CANS NEED TO BE CLEAN: all tin cans, cat food, etc.
  • METAL – All White Goods, (eg. stoves, dryers, washers, ranges, mowers, snow blowers) OIL & GAS removed
  • DEMOLITION – wood: (painted, stained, w/nails), plywood, chipboard, sheetrock, pressure treated, doors, windows, door casings, etc. ALL ARE RECYCLED    DO NOT LEAVE TRASH OR RECYCLABLES IN WOOD COLLCTION AREA!
  • LEAVES, GRASS CLIPPINGS,  FOOD WASTES,SAWDUST, SHAVINGS– shredded and made into compost
  • PINE NEEDLES, BRUSH, AND TREES – All go into brush pile and chipped for Biomass (no length limit) [no stumps]
  • PAINT – All Household liquid paints, to include Latex, Oil, Stains. MUST have label and cans not rusted through, the  EXCEPTIONS are Automotive Paints, Driveway Sealers, Paint Thinners, Epoxy paints, and Marine paints, Rubber Sealers. MOST EXCEPTIONS TO PAINT RECYCLING CAN BE DRIED OUT WITH SPEEDI DRI AND PUT INTO REGULAR TRASH.             EMPTY PAINT CANS (DRY) GO INTO REGULAR TRASH

TRANSFER STATION FEES 7/1/16

  • TV’s / Monitors                               Free
  • Computers / Printers                      Free
  • All Brush and Trees                       Free
  • Porcelain, sinks, toilets                  Free
  • Metal, steel, aluminum                   Free
  • Carpet (3ft squares or less)           Free
  • Paint – (Household)                        Free
  • Carpet (room size)                         $  5.00/ea.
  • Frig, Freezer, AC, Dehumidifier     $ 10.00/ea.
  • Couch, Chair, Mattress                  $  5.00/ea.
  • Shingles                                         $  75.00/Ton
  • Demo / Bad Wood                         $ 100.00/Ton
  • Tires to 18″ w/o wheel                   $      1.00/ea.
  • Tires to 18″ w/wheel                      $      2.00/ea.
  • Big Tires – all sizes                        $ 100.00/Ton

Archives

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.

 

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 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

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.
Lingonberry

Town Office closed November 22nd and 23rd for Thanksgiving Holiday

PUBLIC NOTICE: The Oxford Planning Board did not have a quorum on Dec 13, 2018, so all business was postponed to a tentative date of Dec 20, 2018 at 6 pm. This is dependent on a enough members being able to attend. The only business was/will be signing of Mylar plans for a subdivision previously approved at the November meeting.

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

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.

Thompson Lake Dam Meeting: Nov. 8th, 2018 at 10:00 am at the Oxford Town Office.

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

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)

 

Public Hearing – September 20, 2018

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)

 

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

Appeals Board Meeting

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

Notice of Request For Pricing for Riding Lawn Mower

NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PRICING

Riding Lawn Mower

 

Notice is hereby given that the Town of Oxford will be receiving proposed pricing for one (1) Riding Lawn Mower.  Specifications are currently available and may be obtained by request at the Town Office.  All proposals must be in writing, signed by the bidder, sealed, clearly marked and submitted to the Town Office by 3:00 p.m. on  July 26, 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 all bids.

 

For additional information contact:

Gary Lizotte

1162 Main Street

Oxford ME 04270

(207)-743-2942

Town of Oxford, Maine

Request for pricing Specifications:

 

It is the intent of the specifications to describe and define as a commercial grade riding lawn mower.

The principal duties is to maintain and up keep the municipality lawns.

 

  1. 48” Mower Deck with solid steel hangers
  2. 24 Horse Engine
  3. Zero Turn
  4. Removable Bagger
  5. At least a 3 year Warranty

 

 

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