Oxford Mayor Bill Snavely said Oxford City Council will likely not renew the city’s emergency mask mandate, which expires March 1, at Council’s Feb. 15 meeting.
Oxford City Council approved a resolution allowing the city manager to sign a union agreement with the local fire department and planned ahead for a potential weather emergency later this week at its Feb. 1 meeting.
McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU), which contains 4 beds, is working at 50% capacity, as of Jan. 26, said Michael Everett, president and chief operating officer of TriHealth. That number has dropped from its previous 100% capacity rate last week.
After weeks of discussion and setbacks, Oxford City Council voted to reenact a city-wide mask mandate at its Jan. 18 meeting, effective immediately.
In a move reminiscent of its Aug. 17, 2021 meeting, Oxford City Council failed to vote on a proposed mask mandate at its Jan. 4 meeting, just weeks ahead of Miami University students’ planned return to the city for the semester.
Oxford City Council’s Nov. 16 meeting marked Mike Smith’s last full meeting as Mayor, as well as Edna Southard’s last meeting as a Councilor.
Mary Ann Eaton has been Clerk of Council since 2004. She’s seen six mayors and 19 councilors come and go, but this year she’ll be leaving with the outgoing elected officials.
Miami University’s Wilks Institute for Leadership and Service held “Lessons in Leadership: Meet Your Change Makers,” an event for students to hear from Oxford City Council hopefuls, on Tuesday night in Armstrong Student Center.
Community members Amber Franklin and Alex French are each running unopposed to fill the vacancies in Oxford's City Council.
Oxford Police Department (OPD) Chief John Jones took the stand at Oxford City Council’s Oct. 5 meeting to swear in the city’s newest police officer.