Oxford City Council approved a resolution during its March 16 meeting to mark a location Uptown to remember Simon Garnet and Henry Corbin, two Black men who were lynched in Oxford in the late 1800s.
Oxford’s cold shelter operated at 133% capacity for the month of February.
On Nov. 17, City Council passed the Safe, Healthy and Equitable Society resolution, which was sent to the Police Community Relations and Review Commission (PCRRC) for further review and research, with the ultimate goal of the PCRRC making recommendations to City Council on ways to develop new crisis response methods and support the Oxford Police Department (OPD).
City Council discussed two ordinances to move forward with new residential developments at its March 2 meeting.
In response to the recent freezing temperatures, community member Barbara Caruso asked council on behalf of Oxford Citizens for Peace and Justice (OCPJ) to extend funding for the city’s cold shelter. Council allocated $74,000 last fall to pilot the program, which provides shelter to homeless people in Oxford during extreme cold.
Oxford City Council discussed a new project that would add community gardens to Merry Day Park, off College Corner Pike, during its Jan. 19 meeting. The project was proposed by Oxford’s Environmental Commission.
Oxford City Council passed a resolution donating about $74,000 to pilot a cold shelter and transitional housing for Oxford’s homeless community during its Nov. 3 meeting. The funds will be allocated to the Family Resource Center (FRC), which will manage the project.
Oxford City Council passed a resolution to spend about $327,000 on free public Wi-Fi for at least four of Oxford’s parks and two mobile home communities during its Oct. 20 meeting.
Jennifer Bailer, health commissioner for the Butler County Health District, said Oxford is now averaging 25 new COVID cases a day, a decrease from several hundred a day at the end of August.
Miami University representatives Jayne Brownell and Kimberly Moore spoke to City Council members about the university’s plan for the fall semester during council’s Aug. 18 meeting.
As Miami University students begin their fall semester remotely, with many in off-campus housing, Oxford City Council voted to ban gatherings of more than 10 people at its Aug. 18 meeting. The emergency ordinance will be enforced until Gov. Mike DeWine declares the end of Ohio’s state of emergency.