The Oxford mayor and Board of Aldermen met Tuesday night to discuss the shelter and changing the route of the Christmas parade.

During the mayor’s report at the beginning of the meeting, Mayor Robyn Tannehill thanked the Tennessee Valley Association for renewing their donation of $1,000 to her girls leadership class she started last year at Oxford Intermediate School. The money pays for the girls to take a trip to Jackson where they can meet with lawmakers, tour the capital and have lunch with the people keeping the state running.

Keep Mississippi Beautiful is also donating $500 to support the the city’s recycling program.

During the meeting, the board formally approved the contract with Mississippi Critterz, who will be taking over the shelter from the Oxford Lafayette Humane Society. The board selected Critterz during a special session called last week.

Ward 3 Alderman Janice Anotnow has been working closely with the Humane Society and other organizations during this transition. She thanked OLHS for all of their work and their decades of service to the community. Antonow said she looked forward to seeing what the group is able

Mississippi Critterz is headed by Gail Brown, who worked with the Humane Society for about 10 years and severed on their board.

Greg Pinon with the Building and Grounds Department is working with a team to make sure the building is clean and pest free when it reopens later this month. They’re hoping to have it open by the 17th, if everything goes well.

The board also held a second reading and voted to approve an ordinance that would make it unlawful for anyone to drop off animals at the shelter while it is closed, and that no animals should ever be left unattended in the dog part.

Antonow said this is an extremely dangerous practice, particularly now while there is so much construction happening on the premises.

The new ordinance also requires that anyone dropping off animals at the shelter to show proof that they are residents of Lafayette County. This is to ensure that no animals are being taken in by the shelter form neighboring counties when those counties aren’t providing funding to the shelter.

Toward the end of the meeting, the board heard from the city’s Emergency Management Director Jimmy Allgood addressed the board regarding the new parade route for the Christmas Parade.

The route is basically the same path, but in reverse. Rather than meeting at the Mid-Town Shopping Center, the parade participants will gather on University Avenue on the stretch of road between Old Taylor Road and the University of Mississippi Museum. The parade will end at the Mid-Town Shopping Center.

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The Oxford mayor and Board of Aldermen met Tuesday night to discuss the shelter and changing the route of the Christmas parade.

During the mayor’s report at the beginning of the meeting, Mayor Robyn Tannehill thanked the Tennessee Valley Association for renewing their donation of $1,000 to her girls leadership class she started last year at Oxford Intermediate School. The money pays for the girls to take a trip to Jackson where they can meet with lawmakers, tour the capital and have lunch with the people keeping the state running.

Keep Mississippi Beautiful is also donating $500 to support the the city’s recycling program.

During the meeting, the board formally approved the contract with Mississippi Critterz, who will be taking over the shelter from the Oxford Lafayette Humane Society. The board selected Critterz during a special session called last week.

Ward 3 Alderman Janice Anotnow has been working closely with the Humane Society and other organizations during this transition. She thanked OLHS for all of their work and their decades of service to the community. Antonow said she looked forward to seeing what the group is able

Mississippi Critterz is headed by Gail Brown, who worked with the Humane Society for about 10 years and severed on their board.

Greg Pinon with the Building and Grounds Department is working with a team to make sure the building is clean and pest free when it reopens later this month. They’re hoping to have it open by the 17th, if everything goes well.

The board also held a second reading of an ordinance that would make it unlawful for anyone to drop off animals at the shelter while it is closed, and that no animals should ever be left unattended in the dog part.

Antonow said this is an extremely dangerous practice, particularly now while there is so much construction happening on the premises.

The new ordinance also requires that anyone dropping off animals at the shelter to show proof that they are residents of Lafayette County. This is to ensure that no animals are being taken in by the shelter form neighboring counties when those counties aren’t providing funding to the shelter.

Toward the end of the meeting, the board heard from the city’s Emergency Management Director Jimmy Allgood addressed the board regarding the new parade route for the Christmas Parade.

The route is basically the same path, but in reverse. Rather than meeting at the Mid-Town Shopping Center, the parade participants will gather on University Avenue on the stretch of road between Old Taylor Road and the University of Mississippi Museum. The parade will end at the Mid-Town Shopping Center.

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