COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS--COVID-19 Restrictions Easing Next Week, Fully Lifted on March 21.
For more details, click on this link.
12:55 pm - Update on Water Break
Public Works is turning on water now. If you do not have water in about 30 minutes, please contact the office and report that at 902-447-2170. Thank you.
11:30 am - Update on Water Break
Public Works has reached the water pipe and the water is turned off.
10:16 am - Update on Water Break
Public Works have not turned off the water as of yet. Be prepared for the water interruption to happen soon.
For those businesses and residents on the South Side of Oxford, you may notice that your water pressure is low. It will remain low until they can fix that tomorrow morning. Public Works have planned to fix a Water Break on Pugwash Road beginning at 8:30 am.
February 24, 2022
Notice to Oxford Businesses and Residents that work and live close to Waverly Street and streets surrounding that area.
Water Interruptions will begin soon, approximately 9 am.
There is an unexpected water break that need fixed promptly.
For now, we are unsure how long the water interruption will be, but as the Public Works Department progresses, we will update this post.
If you’re over 65, the Seniors Care Grant may be able to help.
With the Senior’s Care Grant, you can get up to $500 towards household chores like lawn care, grocery and laundry delivery and more.
For more information call 1-800-670-4357 or visit www.novascotia.ca/seniorscaregrant to apply now!
Applications close May 31, 2022.
Flooding update - February 18 - 4:29 pm
Motorists and pedestrians be aware!!
Water Street in Oxford is flooded and it is now closed for through traffic.
Come join Town Council on Tuesday, February 22 at 6 pm as they go live to Facebook.
A copy of the agenda is attached to this link.
The Town of Oxford is seeking applications from qualified candidates to fill the position of Office Assistant. Newly approved in the organizational chart, this is a permanent, full-time, non-unionized position. This position will report directly to the Town Clerk and the Senior Accountant.
The successful candidate will be responsible for bank reconciliations, payroll administration, processing interest and billings (tax and water), posting, online payments, HST returns, record minutes, filing, and research municipal information as needed.
The preferred candidate will have secondary education in accounting and office administration as well as experience with computer applications (excel, word, sage, and TownSuite). An understanding of municipal government will be an asset.
Further information and/or a copy of the job description for this position is available upon request. Applicants are to submit a cover letter and resume outlining their qualifications. Electronic submissions must be combined into a single file. Applications will be accepted until 4:00 pm on Friday, March 18, 2022. This position is available immediately. The starting salary is $32,760 per year.
We appreciate all expressions of interest for this position; however, only those applicants receiving an interview will be contacted.
Linda Cloney, Town Clerk
Town of Oxford
PO Box 338, 105 Lower Main Street
Oxford, NS B0M 1P0
Job Description pdf Office Assistant Job Description February 2022 (155 KB)
Job Advertisement pdf Office Assistant Ad February 2022 (136 KB)
Notice to customers of the Town Office of Oxford.
Town Office will be closed for Monday, February 14 and plans to re-open on Tuesday for regular business.
We apologize to the inconvenience and look forward to be back in business Tuesday.
For immediate release regarding the Cumberland Central Landfill sale.
As of February 3, 2022 the sale of the Cumberland Central Landfill is complete.
Amherst Mayor David Kogon said: “We met our key objectives in concluding this transaction.” Oxford Mayor Greg Henley noted that: “We now have certainty around the long-term costs of dealing with our waste. Our taxpayers are being protected.” Cumberland County Mayor Murray Scott concluded: “We’ve looked after our employees, reduced our regulatory and environmental risk, and we believe this will be a growing business for our municipalities”.
The media release, with more information, is attached to this post.
Nova Scoitia Power activating its Emergency Operations Centre - News Release for January 28, 2022 is attached.
Winter Storm Alert!
Be prepared. Stay Safe. Stay Home.
Weather Alert Warning!
UPDATE: January 26 at 12:13pm
Water Service is now back on, the issue has been fixed.
If you do not currently have water, contact the Town Hall at 902-447-2170
Thank you all for your patience
UPDATE: January 26 at 11:28 am
The public works team is just getting to the water pipe. They anticipate the water may not get turned back on till about 2 pm now.
Thank you for your patience, we are working as quickly as we can to get the water service repaired and back on.
Another update to follow around 1:30 pm.
Oxford Residents and Businesses that reside/work in the downtown area of Oxford, please note that there is a water break on Prince William and Public Works have scheduled to fix that tomorrow (January 26).
The Public Works team will need to turn the water off and expect that to be around 9 am.
Also, please note that they anticipate the water may be off till noon.
We apologize to you for this inconvenience and are working very hard to get this fixed as quick as we can.
Updates will be posted regularly on this site and on the Town Website as the work progresses.
Oxford, Let's Talk
Tomorrow (January 26) is Bell Let's Talk Day.
On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell will donate more towards mental health initiatives in Canada by contributing 5¢ for every applicable text, call, tweet or TikTok video using #BellLetsTalk, social media video view and use of our Facebook frame or Snapchat lens.
Water Service Interruption Notice
UPDATE: As of 1:10 pm - Public Works had turned the water back on with regards to the water break on Upper Foundry Street.
If for any reason you do not have water, please call the Town Hall at 902-447-2170.Thank you.
UPDATE: As of 12:02 pm - Public Works continues to work hard fixing the water break on Upper Foundry. They anticipate that the water will need to be off for another hour. We are sorry for the inconvenience everyone, they are working very hard to get this done quickly. Thank you for understanding.
UPDATE: As of 11:07 am - Public Works have run into some problems and now anticipates the water interruption may be approximately 4 hours. Next update will be posted around noon.
UPDATE: As of 10:10 am - There is nothing new to report. Next update will be posted around 11 am.
There is a water break on Upper Foundry Street this morning (January 25).
The public works crew is getting ready at the site and will need to turn off the water for a few hours.
The plan to shut off the water is approximately in one hour.
Please share with other residents and businesses that reside/work in this area.
A follow up post will be on this site around 10 am.
We are seeking interested volunteers to join the new Intermunicipal Poverty Reduction Advisory Committee.
If you are a citizen of the Town of Oxford and would like to be considered, please send a letter/expression of interest, including your experience, to us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
To view the terms of reference for the committee, please go to: Terms of Reference
The equity and anti-racism legislation is being developed and they invite all Nova Scotians to give their feedback.
The attached link is a presentation that provides details on what may be proposed in the legislation. The presentation indicates that the legislation could required municipalities to develop and implement plans to address systemic inequity and racism.
Council encourages all citizens and fellow Nova Scotians to take part in the discussion.
Join Oxford Town Council on Monday, January 24 at 6 pm. The meeting will be on zoom streamed live to Facebook.
As Council will be discussing Town business they will also be swearing-in our Deputy Fire Chief, Kyle Purdy. A large welcome goes out to Mr. Purdy for stepping up and volunteering to work with the Town of Oxford and the Oxford Volunteer Fire Department.
The water is back on!
If you do not currently have water, please contact the Town Office at 902-447-2170.
Thank you again for your patience and understanding.
Oxford Residents/Businesses that reside in the Sunset Avenue area, there will be a water interruption around 10 am (January 19) for a few hours to fix a water break.
We apologize for this inconvenience.
Public Works are working hard to fix this promptly.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. More updates will follow this message as the work progresses.
ACOA's News Release - The Town of Oxford ballfield will benefit from this!
Way to go to those that made this happen!
Oxford - Create a second baseball field to accommodate the area's growing minor baseball program and provide space for other youth sports activities. $15,000 from ACOA
Do you need to update or get your Emergency First Aid CPR Level A?
There will be a class hosted on Thursday February 3, 2022 at the Oxford Legion.
The class will begin at 8:30 am and the cost is $75.00 per person.
There is limited seating, please call to book your seat or to ask for more details at 902-447-2624.
Due to the weather coming on Friday into Saturday, please take notice of the Hours of Operation for the Transfer Site on Saturday, January 15.
Saturday, January 15 the Transfer Site will be open from 10 am to 3 pm.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. The Town Crew need to be cleaning the streets and we were able to get someone to come in to work at the Transfer Site to keep it open.
Please note the delayed opening and also the early closure for that day.
FYI Oxford Residents. This is just a heads up regarding the possible change of hours of operation for the Transfer Site this Saturday (January 15).
There is another winter storm brewing and it looks like it may be Friday into Saturday. We MAY be closing the Transfer Site on Saturday (as we need all of the Public Works working on snow removal).
If this is the case, we will then open the Transfer Site on Tuesday from 8:30 to 4:30 this coming week for an extra day next week.You may want to visit the Transfer Site Thursday and Friday this week, in case Saturday is closed.