Notice to the public that the Committee of the Whole Meeting is scheduled for 6 pm on Monday, April 4. Immediately following the meeting the Council has scheduled a Special Council Meeting.
Below are links to the Council Packages.
Oxford Town Council meeting will be held on Monday, March 21 at 6 pm.
This meeting will be hosted on zoom and streamed live to Facebook.
Attached is a direct link to the pdf Council Package (452 KB)
Please note that the Town Office will be open tomorrow (March 18) from 8:30 am to 11:30 am.
It will be closed for the remainder of the day.
We apologize for any inconvenience and will be back to regular hours on Monday, March 21 10 am - 3:30 pm.
Oxford Town Council has scheduled a Special Council Meeting on Thursday, March 17 at 6 pm.
This meeting will open and then go in-camera to discuss personnel.
The regular Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 21, 2022 at 6 pm with a full agenda.
Poetry at Large: Oxford's 5th Annual Poetry Festival
Hosting TWO FREE events
Saturday, April 23, 2022 at the Oxford Capitol Theatre
"Free Poetry Workshop"10 am - 12:30 pm
Workshop led by published poet and local favorite, Richard Dittami
Register by email: email@example.com by April 8, 2022
"Free Entertainment"1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
An afternoon of Folk Music and Poetry with local musicians and poets.
Check out the attached flyer for more details.
Join Oxford Town Council on Monday, March 7 for a Committee of the Whole Meeting and immediately following that will be a Special Council Meeting.
Attached is the link for both of the Council Packages - March 7.
The GFL (Green for Life Environmental) is recruiting people from the Cumberland Region who are interested in becoming a member or Chairperson for its Community Liaison Committee, application deadline is March 29, 2022.
If you have interest, please review the attached document.
Nova Scotia Power are pleased to announce that the 2022 Scholarship and Bursary Program is now accepting applications.
The program focuses on leadership, diversity, inclusion and innovation—to help empower students to follow their dreams and invest in their bright future.
For more information and to view scholarship applications, visit www.nspower.ca/scholarships.
Good Morning Everyone!
This Clinic is happening today at the Fire Hall, but will be CLOSING at Noon, due to the pending weather.
3:16 pm - Feb 25 - Water Break Update
All water should be back on now.
If for any reason, you do not have water service or your pressure is low, please contact us at the Town Office 902-447-2170.
9:30 am - Feb 25 - Water Break Update
The Public Works Department has the water turned off at the site.
As they are working, just a reminder to motorists and pedestrians to be careful.
If you can avoid driving to Pugwash Road, we recommend to do that to keep our staff and citizens safe.
Be sure to SLOW down! Thank you.
Notice to Businesses / Residents close to Pugwash Road in Oxford, NS
The Public Works Department will be working on a water break on Pugwash Road beginning around 8:30 am on Friday, February 25.
This will cause water interruptions on Pugwash Road and those streets close to that area.
As the event happens we will update this post.
The Town apologizes for this inconvenience and will have this fixed as soon that it is possible.
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.