Skate park issue draws overwhelming support

More than 100 young people, parents and concerned citizens jam-packed the Oxford Village Council chambers Monday night to voice their virtually unanimous support for building a skate park. A sea of young faces and a standing-room-only crowd lined up out the door greeted the village parks and recreation committee, which was seeking to gauge public […]

Crossroads director honored as outstanding community leader

Oxford resident Dr. Janet McPeek was recently honored by the DTE Energy Foundation and Michigan Nonprofit Association with a “2003 Community Luminary Award.” “It was a total surprise to me,” said the executive director of Crossroads for Youth, located at 930 E. Drahner Road in Oxford Township. The awards, which commemorate Detroit Edison’s 100th anniversary, […]

Supervisor works to stop illegal dumping

Oxford resident Liz Jones saw a problem, informed her local government about it and now a solution is in the works. “I’m ecstatic,” she said. Over the last month, someone has been illegally disposing of garbage in a dumpster located in the township cemetery on the south side of W. Burdick St. According to Jones, […]

Master Plan update to cost $35,000

Oxford Township officials Nov. 26 unanimously authorized a “work plan” aimed at updating the community’s Master Plan for a cost not to exceed $35,000. “I really feel this is the best $35,000 we’ll probably spend on this community for the whole year,” said township Treasurer Joe Ferrari. “There’s a lot of good, solid analysis that’s […]

Learn dance and pilates all in one place

For ages, man has sought an answer to the eternal question – Where can I learn both dance and pilates in one place? The quest ended at 17 S. Washington St. in downtown Oxford with the opening of Cutting Edge Center for Dance and Pilates. Owned by a mother-daughter team, Royal Oak resident Katie Clark […]

Twp. votes to spend $23,300 on meeting room improvements

Oxford Township officials last week voted 5-1 to spend a total amount not to exceed $23,300 on improvements to their meeting room upstairs at the Oxford Veterans Memorial Civic Center. The purchase of a new desk unit with drawers and locks (not to exceed $12,000), audio system (not to exceed $6,205) and projection system (not […]

A whole lot of paradin’ goin’ on

A total of 70 impressive entries rolled through downtown Oxford during the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas parade Saturday. This year’s parade theme was “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” Ten entries were named the winners of various categories (see right). The winners will be recognized at the Chamber’s annual Christmas Mixer and Parade Award Ceremony […]

Ferrari-Fahy case settled for $100K

A $100,000 settlement agreement finalized Dec. 4 was the last chapter in Sharon Fahy’s lawsuit against Oxford Township and Treasurer Joe Ferrari. “It’s best the parties go their separate ways,” said attorney Tom McGraw, who represented the township in this matter. “(The case) could have gone on for two or three years, but the township […]

Council considers hiring attorney for cityhood effort

Using public funds to hire an attorney who specializes in helping communities incorporate as cities is being considered by the Oxford Village Council. “At this point, the expertise that is required to accomplish the objective (of cityhood) far exceeds the capabilities of our group,” said Tracy Miller, founder of a pro-cityhood citizens’ committee and husband […]

Plea bargain expected in Ford case

Former Oxford Police Chief Gary Ford is expected to plead no contest Friday, Dec. 19 to a misdemeanor in exchange for having a felony charge dropped. If the court accepts the deal, Oakland County Assistant Prosecutor Paul Walton said he’ll be “satisfied” because “we’ll have convicted him of violating the public trust, which is what […]