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The Town of Oxford is seeking proposals to repair the metal roof at the Recreation Department Building located at 223 King Street Bids must be received no later than June 14, 2018 at 3:00 PM, at which time bids will be opened.
Bidder will provide the contact information of at least three references for similar work performed as outlined in the Scope of Work.
The contract is to be completed no later than October 31, 2018. Per day late charges will be subtracted from the contract amount for each day the project is not complete after October 31, 2018. The late fee will be $100.00 per calendar day.
The bid shall be submitted in a sealed envelope: (1) addressed to the Town, (2) bearing the name and address of the bidder written on the face of the envelope, and (3) clearly marked “BID”.
Each bid proposal form must give the full business address, business phone, fax, e-mail if available, the contact person of the bidder and be signed by an authorized representative.
The Town of Oxford reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. The successful bidder shall be selected based on the ability to fulfill the project as described for a cost deemed to be in the best interest of the town.
Questions regarding the project may be directed to:
Butch Asselin, Town Manager
Town of Oxford
PO Box 153
Oxford, Maine 04270
Dee Dee will still have Piloxing at 6 PM.
All of the Town of Oxford’s road postings have been lifted as of today. (04/19/2018)
Awards up to $500 through a local, competitive process in each of NVME’s 6 regions.
Deadline to apply for Spring 2018 is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 4.
Background: New Ventures Maine (NVME)’s marketing mini-grant program aims to strengthen access to markets for micro-businesses by supporting the development of marketing tools, materials, and activities. Under the program NVME awards cash mini-grants (up to $500 each) to micro-enterprises for marketing projects via one of two competitive processes.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants include individual micro business owners, business partners, or groups of business owners. Non-profit organizations are not eligible. Businesses must apply to the region in which they are based. Additional criteria: 5 or fewer full-time equivalent employees, and gross annual sales of $250,000 or less.
Use of funds: New Ventures Maine’s mini-grants support new or expanded business marketing and promotion, not the production of your product or purchase of equipment, tools, furnishings, or other fixed assets. Professional licensure for the owner or employees and/or membership fees will not be funded.
Business Match: Your winning grant must be matched by a 25% contribution (i.e. $125 match required for $500 grant). Matching funds can come from business profits, personal funds, or other sources.
Regional Variations: The MidCoast and Southern regions will use the applications to select contestants for a live pitch contest. The other four regions – Central, NorthCentral, Northern and Western – will award grants based upon a written application.
Region-Specific contacts: Specific information and applications are available through each region’s contact:
- Androscoggin, Oxford & Franklin Counties – Online Application or Karleen Andrews, 557.1885, email@example.com
For more info go to: http://newventuresmaine.org/programs/start-a-business/marketing-mini-grants/
Town of Oxford will be receiving proposed pricing for one (1) Four wheel drive Pick-Up Truck. Specifications are currently available below or may be obtained by request at the Town Office. Contact Zhenya Shevchenko, Superintendent of the Wastewater Treatment Facility @ 207-890-1255. Sealed bids must be submitted to the Town Office by 3:00 pm on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018.
5:30PM, March 27th, 2018
- CALL TO ORDER
Chairman Peter Laverdiere will preside.
- Executive Session R.S.A. title 1 § 405(6)(A)-Discussion or consideration of the employment, appointment, assignment, duties, promotion, demotion, compensation, evaluation, disciplining, resignation or dismissal of an individual or group of public officials, appointees or employees of the body or agency or the investigation or hearing of charges or complaints against a person or persons.
Due to the storm we are closing today March 13th, 2018 at 1:00 PM.
To the residents of Oxford:
The Board of Selectmen will be holding a Workshop on
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
At the Oxford Town Hall
Thanks for keeping us informed!
Due to Storm the Town Office will be opening at 8:00 am and closing at noon – 01/04/2018 – Meetings Postponed
Due to the storm we will be opening early and closing early on Thursday January 4th, 2018.
The selectmen’s meeting will also be postponed for one week until Thursday January 11th, 2018 at 6:30 pm at the Town Office.
The Special Town Meeting scheduled for January 4th, 2018 is being postponed until January 18th, 2018 at 6:30 PM at the Oxford Elementary School.
We currently have three openings for Town of Oxford residents to serve on the Oxford planning board. Training is provided to ensure a working knowledge of the laws and ordinances. Applications available at the Oxford Town Office.
Notice to all abutters and occupants of Route 26. The Town of Oxford has received notice from MDOT of a 1 1/4″ overlay project on Route 26 in Oxford. Under the provisions of 23 M.R.S.A. § 3351 we are hereby notifying all abutters and occupants of the highway of this Project.
This is a highway resurfacing project. Highway resurfacing treatment emphasizes pavement expenditures, but also maintains the highway. Maintenance may include replacing drainage structures and ditches, updating or replacing guardrail, and addressing roadside safety issues as necessary. Pavement treatments may include overlays, grinding and overlay, cold in place recycling and overlay, and others as required. The pavement treatments and items that require maintenance will be determined as the project is designed.
Citizens who have experienced damages as a result of the Oct. 29 Wind Storm are encouraged to report those damages to 2-1-1 Maine. This information is to assess damages and will be provided to the individual’s town to enable them to learn who has storm-related damages. Callers will be asked a series of questions. They should continue to file claims with their homeowners or auto insurance. By reporting this damage, they are not applying for assistance.
INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE: We are asking folks in Oxford, with significant damage to their primary house or private roadways, to please send contact information, address and a brief statement of damages and potential costs to the Oxford Town Office, then process everything you can through your insurance company. Please be sure to take a lot of photographs and keep records of repairs when completed.
We are gathering this information in case there is a chance of requesting Individual Assistance through FEMA for private citizens. It is very likely that we will NOT be able to request this assistance. This is not a guarantee of assistance.
CMP OUTAGE REPORTING: If there are folks in Oxford still without power and you do not see your road currently listed on the CMP outage list, please report the outage to CMP again. CMP has been clearing roads when they believe all power has been restored, and are hoping citizens will call again if they see their road is no longer listed, or they continue to be without power. 1-800-696-1000 is the number to report outages.
SATURDAY – December 9th, 2017
9 AM TO 11 AM
Oxford Rec Department
Attending Veterinarian – Dr. Suzanne Best, DVM
Clerks from Oxford and Otisfield will be attending to license your dogs on site.
Reserve Officer – Town of Oxford
The Town of Oxford is seeking individuals interested in working as a Reserve Officer with the Oxford Police. State of Maine cetified law enforcement officers are preferred. Applicants must be able to successfully pass complete medical exam, extensive background investigation to include a polygraph exam.
Interested applicants may send their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next Drug Take Back event will be held on Saturday, October 28th from 10:00-2:00 pm.
You can bring your expired, unused and unwanted medicines to this free Medicine Disposal Day!
What to bring:
What NOT to bring:
Items containing mercury
Bring the items to:
Oxford Police Department, Public Safety Building, 701 Main Street, Oxford, Maine 04270
It seems more and more individuals are searching Facebook for Town news…so we’ve made it easier to find us! Go to https://www.facebook.com/townofoxford/ to find, like and share our new page. It is still a work in progress so please be patient with us.
October 11th, 2017, 6 PM – Meeting with MDOT Engineer Steve Landry to review the conceptual drawing of the new intersection of 26 and the Casino.
A workshop will be held by the Selectmen on Wednesday October 25th, 2017 at 6:00 Pm to discuss the Welchville Dam.
Starting Sept 25, 2017 the code enforcement officer/plumbing inspector will keep office hours on M, T, W and F 7am-3pm or by appointment.
Thursday will be 10am-6pm or by appointment.
This is to help contractors and working homeowners alike to meet with me when needed. Thank you.
TOWN OF OXFORD
Nomination Papers are now available for the opening of Selectmen/Assessor in the Town of Oxford for the remainder of one three year term.
Nomination papers need no less than 25 and not more than 100 of Town of Oxford registered voter’s signatures. Papers are available at the town office and due back to the Municipal clerk by September 21st, 2017.
TOWN OF OXFORD
SPECIAL SELECTMEN’S MEETING
August 22, 2017 @ 6:30 P.M.
- CALL TO ORDER – Chairman Scott Owens will preside
- FLAG SALUTE
- Adjustments to the agenda
- November 7th Municipal Election
- Approve Warrant #
Online Tax Payments
The Town of Oxford is participating in the Maine PayPort ePayment Property Tax Service. This 24/7 online service allows payment of current fiscal year real estate and personal property taxes by credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover). The PayPort will not provide you with the amount due, please use your tax bill for all pertinent information.
Please note, Maine PayPort is a third party payment processor and there is a fee to use this service. The fee is a minimum of $1.00 or 2.5%, whichever is greater.
You will need the following information to use the service.
- Account number
- Map – Lot number
- Street address of property
- Zip Code
- Click Here: Online Property Tax Payment Service
If you are unsure of whether you have the correct information or if you owe previous year(s) taxes please contact the Town Office at (207) 539-4431.
Finance Clerk – Town of Oxford
The Town of Oxford is seeking applicants for the position of Finance Clerk. This position is responsible for administrative and accounting work in managing town finances and maintaining the computerized record keeping systems. The work involves extensive use of the town’s computer system along with a range of municipal accounting and bookkeeping procedures. This position requires the ability to work independently. Computer experience with Windows and Microsoft Office is essential. Experience with TRIO software (or similar municipal accounting software) is highly desirable.
Graduation from an accredited two or four year program in accounting (or high school graduation and significant practical experience in accounting practices) is required. This opportunity offers a competitive wage and benefit package. The employment application and complete job description are available at the Town Office and on the town web site at oxfordmaine.org. Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume and a completed employment application to Town Manager at email@example.com no later than the close of business on November 3rd, 2017 or mail it to Town of Oxford, PO Box 153, Oxford, ME 04270
The Town of Oxford is an equal opportunity employer.
The Northern Forest Center in partnership with Axiom Technologies of Machias and Community Concepts Finance Corporation (CCFC) of S. Paris was awarded a $78,600 grant for broadband internet planning from the ConnectME Authority, Maine’s broadband/Internet state agency.
The grant is targeted to the Maine West region which includes towns and townships in the River Valley, Bethel area and Oxford Hills.
Planning grants support the work needed for developing plans to expand the availability of broadband services in unserved and underserved areas.
One of the first steps in the planning process is surveying Maine West residents and businesses to find out what internet service they have now, how satisfied they are with their service, and what more they would like and need to do what they cannot do now.
We have developed two surveys, one for businesses and one for residents or community members. Here are links to both surveys: COMMUNITY SURVEY (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mainewestcommunitysurvey) AND BUSINESS / WORKFORCE SURVEY (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mainewestbuinesssurvey). The surveys are online in a Survey Monkey format and are easy to fill out.
Please help us with this great project by taking a few minutes of your time to complete the survey! Thank you!
NOTICE OF SELECTMEN MEETINGS:
The Town of Oxford Selectmen will be meeting at the Oxford Town Office on the following dates and times to conduct interviews:
July 6th, 2017 at 5:30 PM
July 11th, 2017 at 5:00 PM
July 13th, 2017 at 5:00 PM
These interviews will be held as Executive Session per M.R.S.A. Section 1 § 405(6) (a) – Personnel Matter and not open to the public.
In order to close the books for our fiscal year end we will be closing the Town Office at Noon on June 30, 2017 (Friday).
Town of Oxford would like to inform the town’s residences that there may be a possible selectman’s assembly at Oxford Recreation building located on 223 King Street on June 6th, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30
The Town of Oxford is accepting applications for the position of Highway Foreman. The foreman will lead a department of 5 full-time employees along with part-time seasonal personnel. The Foreman is considered a “working foreman” and must have the ability to operate equipment to include a backhoe, front end loader and grader. This position requires a Class “B” driver’s license and basic computer skills; Word, Excel and Internet. Basic mechanical knowledge also highly desired as well as experience with planning major road rebuilding projects. Previous management and daily work plan experience a must. Salary DOQ, submit resumes to the Oxford Town Manager, PO Box 153, Oxford, ME 04270 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than October 26, 2017.
Hunting / fishing licenses are also available!
Due to early warm weather the Roads will be posted 02/24/2017. The frost is coming out and roads are being damaged quickly. Thank you for your co-operation!
Thank you for understanding the closure of the Food Pantry Thursday 2/09/17. We hope you are able to make it in on Friday.
Attention Contractors: attend a Basic and Advanced training session in Erosion and Sediment Control Practices.
Have you complied with legislation regulating soil
disturbance work within 250 feet of waterbodies, that requires
you to have a DEP certified individual supervising the work?
Click below to learn about classes in the area.
We are changing the office hours on Thursday December 29th to 8:00 am to 4:00 pm to make sure our staff gets home safe and ahead of the storm. Thank you for your understanding.
The Town of Oxford office Special Holiday Hours
Thursday, December 22 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
We will be closed Friday, December 23rd thru Monday, December 26th for Christmas
(We will reopen on December 27th)
We will also be closed Monday, January 2nd, 2016.
See Classifieds page
SPECIAL TOWN MEETING
October 13, 2016
TO: Rodney Smith, a Resident of the Town of Oxford in the County of Oxford and State of Maine.
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 Office, Selectmen’s Meeting Room, at 85 Pleasant Street in said Town, on October 13, 2016 at 6:30 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: Shall the Town adopt the provisions of 30-A M.R.S.A. § 3441 seq. in order to assess parcels of land which are benefited by Publically Owned Treatment Works (“POTW”).
Article 3: Shall the following vote be adopted:
Shall the Town transfer from Reserve Funds under the Fund Balance Policy, Unreserved Fund Balance Policy Funds in the amount of $250,000 and authorize the expenditure of such funds to create a revolving loan fund to pay for installations and connections to Sewer Service Laterals, subject to the following terms: (1) The Board of Selectmen shall be delegated the authority to administer such revolving loan fund program which shall include authorizing the execution of loan agreements or other documentation, and (2) Such loans may include a portion of such loans to be forgiven as an incentive to hook up to the new Waste Water Treatment Facility, and (3) Said revolving loan fund program shall be structured to facilitate the repayment of such $250,000 in funds to the Sewer Department Reserve Funds – Unreserved Fund Balance Policy Account line over a period of ten (10) years by the Sewer Department Budget.
Board of Selectmen Recommendation: Yes
Article 4: To see if the Town will vote to amend the “Sewer Use Ordinance, Town of Oxford, Maine” Section 14.6, as follows:
Adding Section E: Building Permit Fee for Waste Water Treatment Facility Use. The building permit fee is based on the number of equivalent (dwelling) users (“EDU”) (also called an equivalent users) any particular use can be anticipated to produce and which will impact the wastewater treatment plant. An EDU is based on an anticipated load from a single-family home (1.0 EDUs = a single-family residential unit).
This fee will be determined by a vote of the Board of Selectmen, and adjusted from time to time, and charged for any connection to the POTW in addition to any regular building permit fees by the code enforcement officer and/or licensed plumbing inspector.
Article 5: To see if the Town will vote to amend the “Sewer Use Ordinance, Town of Oxford, Maine” Section 14.4, by: (1) deleting the strikethrough section below and, (2) replacing it with the underlined language:
14.4 Sewer Service Charge Rate
In general, sewer service charge rates will be determined on a rate structure based on the following:
- Residential User: a base rate sewer charge plus a usage fee based on water consumption
- Commercial/Industrial/Governmental: a base rate sewer charge plus a usage fee based on water consumption
14.4 Sewer Service Charge Rate
The Board of Selectmen will set the sewer service charge rate annually, using annual expenses and other revenue as the basis of need for the annual sewer service charge rate.
In general, sewer service charge rates will be determined on a rate structure based on the following:
- Residential User: a base rate sewer charge times equivalent dwelling units (equivalent users) plus a usage fee based on water consumption.
- Commercial/Industrial/Governmental User: a base rate sewer charge times equivalent dwelling units (equivalent users) plus a usage fee based on water consumption.
For users that do not meter water, service charges will be determined by base rate times equivalent dwelling unit (equivalent user) plus 8000 cubic feet times the usage fee.
Article 6: To see if the Town will vote to adopt the following Building Permit Fee Adjustment Schedule as “Appendix A” to the “Sewer Use Ordinance, Town of Oxford, Maine” for use in determining the estimated dwelling units for determination of building permit fees for connecting to Publicly Owned Treatment Works and for calculating quarterly user service charges:
BUILDING PERMIT FEE ADJUSTMENT
WASTE WATER TREATMENT FACILITY USE
Schedule of Equivalent Users
|Type of Establishment||Unit Measurement||Equivalent Users|
|Single Family Dwelling||Each||1|
|Additional Dwelling Unit||Each||1|
Junior High School
|Motel, Hotel, B&B||2 rooms||1|
|Disposable Utensil Restaurant||12 seats||1|
|Daycare w/meals||9 children||1|
|Public Meeting/Assembly Hall
without Food Service
with Food Service
|Commercial/Industrial Facility||5 employees||1|
|Government Facility||5 employees||1|
|Gas Station||1 pump island||2|
|Theater or Playhouse||40 seats||1|
|Cocktail Lounge||10 seats||1|
|Beauty/Barber Shop||2 sinks||1|
|Car Wash (w/recycle)||1 bay||1|
|Hospital or Nursing/Boarding Home||2 beds||1|
|Store with Public Restroom
Store without Public Restroom
Store with Food Service
Additional for Seating
|Shopping Center||12 employees
75 parking spaces
|Conference Center||21 Seats||1|
Equivalent User numbers for types of establishments not listed shall be based on establishments with similar functions and/or estimated wastewater production. Estimated wastewater design flows are listed in the State of Maine Subsurface Wastewater Disposal Rules, 144A CMR 241.
Building permit fee adjustment equals $1,000.00 per user. (*Note: The fee is adjustable by Board of Selectmen as authorized in Article 4 approved at a Special Town Meeting on October 13, 2016.)
Article 7: To see if the Town will vote to amend the “Sewer Use Ordinance, Town of Oxford, Maine” Section 14.3, by: (1) deleting the strikethrough section below and, (2) replacing it with the underlined language:
Sewer services charges shall be billed quarterly. An interest charge at the same rate established by the Town’s Legislative Body (Annual Town Meeting) for uncollected taxes will be made on all bills not paid within 120 days after the date of billing.
Sewer services charges shall be billed quarterly. An interest charge at the same rate established by the Town’s Legislative Body (Annual Town Meeting) for uncollected taxes will be made on all bills not paid within 30 days after the date of billing.
Article 8: To see if the Town will vote to amend the “Sewer use Ordinance, Town of Oxford, Maine” Section 2.1 Use of Public Sewers, D., by adding the following sentence at the end: “The Board of Selectmen shall establish any fees for permit applications and subsequent inspections as required in this ordinance.” And Section 2.2 Building Sewers and Connections, F., by adding the following sentence at the end: “The Board of Selectmen may establish a revolving loan fund or other program regarding these installations and connections.”
The Registrar of Voters will be in session on September 23, 2016, at the time of the meeting to add new names to the voting list or make changes to the voting list.
The Town of Oxford is seeking bids for two new trucks to be used in its Highway Department.
All bids must be received no later than October 19, 2016, at 3:00 PM. Bids will be opened at 3:01PM. Bid specifications may be obtained by visiting www.oxfordmaine.org under the “Latest News” on the home page, or by visiting the oxford Town Office. Each Bid should be in a sealed envelope, clearly marked “Town of Oxford ¾ Ton Truck Bid” and “Town of Oxford 1 Ton Truck Bid”. Bids should be hand delivered to the Oxford Town Office or mailed to POB 153 Oxford, ME 04270.
The Town reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids.
Town Office Hours
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Oxford, Maine 04270
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.
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P.O. Box 153
Oxford, Maine 04270