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Oxford sets tone for addressing flood risks

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Posted: Friday, June 13, 2014 6:00 am

On May 13, the town of Oxford adopted a pioneering ordinance to create a stormwater management and shoreline protection fund. With many residents in attendance and few in opposition, Oxford commissioners unanimously agreed to increase the town’s property tax rate, which will raise approximately $100,000 per year for the purpose of stormwater and shoreline planning, capital improvement projects, and maintenance. The fund will mitigate long-standing and worsening flood issues throughout the community.

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