Oxford to look at city-owned properties for future use

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Oxford Mayor Robyn Tannehill is forming a new commission to look at city-owned properties to review their current uses and how they could be used in the future to better suit the city’s needs as it continues to grow.

The commission will be made up six people – three aldermen, Ulysses Howell, Mark Huelse and Rick Addy, Public Works Director Bart Robinson, Senior Planner Ben Requet and GS Tech Mark Levy.

We have numerous capital needs,” Tannehill said Tuesday. “As we look down the road, and what our city building needs will be, it’s only responsible for us to look at those properties and examine their best use and value.”

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Many city departments have outgrown their space, including the Oxford Police Department and Oxford Park Commission offices, she said.

We’re going to sit down and map out a plan for 10, 20 years down the road,” Tannehill said.