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Oxford City Council 5/10/2022

Oxford Meeting

Oxford, AL – City Council Meeting

  1. Call to Order
    1. Councilwoman Hubbard – Present
    2. Councilman Gardner – Present
    3. Councilman Waits – Present
    4. Councilman Henderson – Present
    5. Councilman Spurlin – Absent
  2. Welcome/Invocation – Grace Baptist Church
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Approval of Minutes of April 26, 2022 – Unanimously Approved
  5. Old Business – None
  6. New Business
    1. Proclamation – Safe Haven Baby Box – Madison Scott
      Mayor Craft and Madison Scott
      Mayor Craft and Madison Scott
      1. Madison Scott is a member of Girl Scout Troop 20136 at Oxford and has earned her gold award . The gold award is the highest rank of achievement, Girl Scouts, fewer than 1% of Girl Scouts complete the requirements needed for this award and Madison is the third girl in her troop to earn it. Madison has been active in Girl Scouts for eight years and has decided after graduation from Oxford High School that she will be attending University of Alabama in Birmingham, majoring in physics. For her Girl Scout Gold Award project, Madison partnered with the city Oxford for the placement of the first safe haven baby box in the City of Oxford and the State of Alabama. The placement of the safe haven baby box can assure that any mother in crisis can legally securely and anonymously surrender their baby if they’re unable to care for them. Now, therefore, Alton Craft, Mayor of the City of Oxford, does hereby honor Madison’s Scott of Girl Scout troop to 20136 on her achievement of attaining the gold award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouts.
    2. Public Hearing – to consider a zoning request from Joshua Smith to rezone property located at 520 W. 9th Street from Residential District (R-1) to Agricultural District (AG) – No comments
    3. Public Hearing – to consider amending the Zoning Ordinance, Article 5, Section 5.04, CBD Central Business District and Table 5-1, Use Regulations, Nonresidential Districts – No comments
    4. Public Hearing – to consider a resolution authorizing the City of Oxford to enter into a Project Development Agreement with Oxford OP BBQ, LLC – No comments
    5. Ordinance No. 2022- 21 – Ordinance rezoning property located at 520 W. 9th Street from Residential District (R-1) to Agricultural District (AG) – Unanimously Approved
    6. Ordinance No. 2022- 22 – Ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance, Article 5, Section 5.04, CBD Central Business District and Table 5-1, Use Regulations, Nonresidential Districts – Unanimously Approved
  7. Ordinance No. 2022- 23 – Ordinance authorizing the issuance of General Obligation Warrants, Series 2022A – Unanimously Approved
    1. There are two separate issues. 2022A is an economic development issue and 2022B is a smaller issue. Both are going through validation and hope to be listed by the start of July.
  8. Ordinance No. 2022- 24 – Ordinance authorizing the issuance of General Obligation Warrants, Series 2022B – Unanimously Approved
  9. Resolution No. 2022- 45 – Resolution approving a Project Development Agreement between  Oxford OP BBQ, LLC and the City of Oxford and authorizing the Mayor to sign same. – Unanimously Approved
    1. The opening date is set for June 21st.
  10. Consent Agenda – Unanimously Approved
    1. Resolution No. 2022- 46 – Resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute a Service Agreement with Engineered Cooling Services for the Oxford Performing Arts Center HVAC equipment in the total amount of $16,370.00 per year
    2. Resolution No. 2022- 47  – Resolution to add the city’s reserve police office to the the Municipal Workers Comprehensive Fund Coverage Policy
    3. Resolution No. 2022- 48 – Resolution to reinstate Bill Williams to the RMC Board for a one year term.
  11. Council Comments/Reports
    1. Councilman Henderson wanted to say that week one is in the books, but there are a lot of events coming up at Choccolocco Park. He also owned to thank the Mayor for his support and planning fo the National Day of Prayer.
  12. Mayor’s Comments
    1. The Mayor thanked Councilman Henderson for his kind words, but gave credit to Ginger for that event going so well.
    2. He also wanted to ask for prayers for Chief Gary Sparks who’s two week old grandson is in the ICE.
  13. Visitors
    1. Eugene Allen spoke about the storm drainage system. He has called and complained, but is requesting more resolution. There is one drain for three subdivisions. The other drains are uphill and the water is not getting to them. His yard and driveways often is underwater. This is creating major issues. He was asked to stay after the meeting to speak further with council members and share more information.
  14. Motion to adjourn (next regular Council Meeting, May 24, 2022) – Unanimously Approved

 

 

 

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