Residents and businesses should be aware that we have received a report of two youths canvassing door to door for donations for the Oxford Skate Park as a fundraising initiative.
The Town has no fundraising efforts happening at the moment.
Anyone approached for the solicitation of funds should not provide money to the individuals, and we are asking that you contact the RCMP with details and descriptions of the youth involved.
Please be aware that the Public Works Department had planned to complete the asphalt patching that is needed on our roads this week.
Without notice to area customers, the local asphalt plant has been moved out of our area and isn’t expected to be returned for up to two weeks.
Gravel will be placed back in the patching areas to make the travelling surface of the roads safer for vehicles until we are able to obtain the asphalt later in September.
Motorists are encouraged to travel with caution over the patching areas until we are able to complete the repairs.
Are you a interested in working with Public Works for the Town of Oxford?
Attached is a copy of the pdf Job Posting (97 KB) for your reviewing.
If you or someone you may know that is interested in applying for the positon, the interested candidates should forward a cover letter and resume outlining their experience, skills, and interest in the position by 4:30 pm on September 11, 2020, to:
Public Works Supervisor
105 Lower Main Street
PO Box 338
Fellow Oxford Residents, we need to fill these empty seats!
Would your like to become more involved with your Municipal Government?
Do you or someone you may know want to become the Mayor or a Councilor for the Town of Oxford?
Check out the Town of Oxford Website https://www.town.oxford.ns.ca/election-2020.html to review the Candidate's Package and details regarding the election, or call 902-447-2624 for more information.
Please share this post with your friends, family and neighbours.
Interested or curious about running for Council or Mayor during the Municipal Election on October 17, 2020?
Dalhousie has released their campaign schools for prospective candidates.
Anyone that is interested, we encourage you to check out these sessions.
You may find this valuable.
Starting Friday, July 31, 2020 it is required to wear a face mask before entering Town Hall.
Stop the spread, wear a face mask, wash your hands and stay 6 feet apart.
Oxford Residents and Businesses!
Beginning around 9:30 am, the water will be shut off for approximately an hour on Main Street due to a water break.
Surrounding streets may be affected.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Divestiture of Cumberland Central Landfill Assets
https://www.cumberlandcounty.ns.ca/rfp-and-tenders.html - direct link to the RFP
CAPITAL PAVING OF TOWN STREETS 2020
Click this link below for full details.
The Municipality of the County of Cumberland and the towns of Oxford and Amherst are taking steps to ensure that the region’s solid waste disposal system continues to deliver good service at favourable cost.
To read more, click on this pdf media release. (91 KB)
Effective July 3, 2020 some of the gathering limits will increase.
For more details, click on this link for the news release.
The Town of Oxford has received 100% funding for two (2) summer students through the Canada Summer Jobs funding program. Directly reporting to the Public Works Supervisor and working within the Public Works Department. The deadline for applications is Thursday, July 2nd at 2:30 PM. Funding covers up to 8 weeks of employment with wages of $12.55/hour. Send your resume and cover letter by email to Rachel Jones at email@example.com or drop off at the Oxford Town Hall, 105 Lower Main Street, Oxford, Nova Scotia, B0M 1P0.
The Town of Oxford Special Council meeting will be conducted
through Zoom streamed to YouTube: https://youtu.be/d58pAxtohSs
The meeting is Thursday June 25, 2020 and begins at 7:00 pm.
Click this link to view the Council Package for June 25, 2020.
Notice to Town of Oxford Residents and Businesses.
Below is a link to the 2020 Budget Press Release.
The Town of Oxford Special Council meeting will be streamed live to the Town of Oxford NS: Official Site (FaceBook).
The meeting is Monday June 22, 2020 and begins at 6:00 pm.
Click this link to view the Council Package for June 22, 2020.
Notice to Residents and Businesses,
Beginning Monday, June 22nd, Town Hall will reopen to the public with regular business hours of 10 am to 3:30 pm.
Be advised that COVID-19 prevention measures will be in place. Read the attached PDF file for more details.
Click here for a link to the CAO Report and Draft Budget for 2020 / 2021 that was presented at the Regular Council Meeting on June 15, 2020.
The Town of Oxford Regular Council meeting will be streamed live to the Town of Oxford NS: Official Site (FaceBook).
The meeting is Monday June 15, 2020 and begins at 6:00 pm.
The Town of Oxford Committee of the Whole meeting will be streamed live to the Town of Oxford NS: Official Site (FaceBook) tonight at 6:00 pm (June 8).
Click this link for a copy of the Committee of the Whole Council Package.
Attention Oxford Residents and Businesses!
There is a water break on Water Street that the Public Works Crew is working on first thing this morning.
This will cause a service disruption on Water Street, James Street, Jackson Street and other surrounding streets.
As of right now, we are unsure as to how long this service interruption will be.
Please take notice that the Town of Oxford Committee of the Whole meeting that was scheduled for June 1st is postponed to June 8th at 6 pm.
Below is a copy of a document that the Nova Scotia Department of Business released regarding frequently asked questions about reopening.
What can reopen and when, information regarding daycares and more.
Oxford residents and businesses, the Town of Oxford recognizes that many citizens and businesses have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Therefore, the Town is offering a one-time property tax financing program for owners of residential and commercial properties negatively affected by the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Below is a link to more details on the Municipal Property Tax Financing Program.
Great news today from Premier McNeill and Dr. Strang.
As part of the initial steps in the provincial recovery from the first wave of COVID-19, some restrictions are being lifted.
1. Nova Scotians can choose to create an immediate family bubble.
This means two immediate family households can come together without physical distancing. This could mean parents, siblings, grandparents – families will have to figure out who is in their bubble. The two households must be mutually exclusive. We are not encouraging large families to gather in large groups for barbeques and reunions. This is a first step to allow immediate family to gather in small groups. This change is effective immediately.
2. Public beaches in Nova Scotia will be allowed to be open for public access effective May 16, 2020, at 8 a.m
3. The following activities at outdoor facilities will be allowed to resume effective, May 16, 2020, at 8 a.m:
These activities are able to resume at this early stage with the understanding that people can safely participate in them without the need for an official sport program.
Please note that there can be no practices, coaching, etc; no spectators; and no tournaments, regattas, competitions, etc.
Resumption of these activities is approved under the following general conditions:
- Take place outdoors
- Can be done by an individual or by multiple people who can maintain physical distance of at least 2 metres
- Access to a facility (i.e. washrooms, changing rooms, equipment rooms) either before or after taking part in the activity must be limited, and the facility must be able to comply with all requirements of the COVID-19 Public Health order currently in place with respect to physical distance and maximum numbers
- Before, during and after activities while at the location where the activity occurs
- Individuals must maintain physical distancing of at least 2 metres from others except when two or more individuals are in the same immediate family bubble
- Immediate family bubbles must maintain physical distancing of at least 2 metres from other immediate family bubbles
- Activities must not include the sharing of common equipment unless the individuals are from the same immediate family bubble.
- Equipment should be cleaned with an appropriate disinfecting cleaner prior to and after use.
Personal Protective Measures
- Individuals who are unwell must not participate in the activity
- Participants should be reminded of the need for proper hand hygiene before and after their activity; this should be supported by providing access to water/soap or hand sanitizer as is feasible for the specific location
- Participants should be reminded of the need for cough etiquette and not touching their face
- The province-wide ban on open fires has been extended to Monday, June 1 at 11:59 p.m.
- Use of backyard appliances like chimineas and fire pits will be temporarily permitted for households.
For the most up-to-date information about coronavirus, please refer to the provincial government website.
Nova Scotia Power advises that in the Oxford area there may be a power interruption on Sunday May 17, 2020 starting around 7:00 am for about 4 hours.
Please share this information with your friends, families and neighbours. Stay safe and well.