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Commissioners needed to help Oxford grow

The city of Oxford is looking for two people who want to help see Oxford grow in a way that promotes progress while allowing Oxford to stay Oxford.

In his final “mayor’s report,” at the Oxford Board of Aldermen meeting, outgoing Mayor Pat Patterson announced two open positions on the Oxford Planning Commission.

The seats were left open by Commissioner Mark Huelse after he won the Ward 2 alderman election earlier this month. Another seat was opened when Commissioner Michael Harmon stepped down recently.

“This is a chance for someone to get involved in how this city grows,” he said. “It’s a chance to serve this community. You can’t complain if you don’t get involved.”

The Oxford Planning Commission reviews all site plans and plats for commercial and residential developments in Oxford, as well as determines whether a property is eligible for a variance from Oxford’s codes and ordinances. The Planning Commission works closely with the Planning Department and will be instrumental in reviewing and approving the future Land Use Map and zoning changes that are expected to be voted on within the next few months.

The deadline to apply is July 10.

Those wishing to apply should mail or drop off a resume and a letter stating why they wish to be on the commission and any qualities that they feel they possess that would make them a good commissioner, to Cynthia Semmes, executive assistant to the mayor at City Hall on the Square.

For more information, call 662-232-2340.