• TheDMonline.com Staff Member?
  • Log In
Share |

Content about Pat Patterson

September 11, 2012

Oxford mayor Pat Patterson met with the ASB Cabinet on Sunday night. During his meeting with us, we discussed numerous topics ranging from student behavior leaving the Square to student involvement in the community. I wish to discuss both topics he raised.

September 11, 2012

Oxford mayor Pat Patterson met with the ASB Cabinet on Sunday night. During his meeting with us, we discussed numerous topics ranging from student behavior leaving the Square to student involvement in the community. I wish to discuss both topics he raised.

September 11, 2012

In today’s political climate, one may find it difficult to believe that politicians engage in any meaningful conversation with constituents. Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson, however, took the opportunity to meet with the Associated Student Body Sunday to discuss the recent rise in crime around the Square, the difficulty of growth in the Oxford-University community and opportunities for University of Mississippi students to get involved in the community.

In today’s political climate, one may find it difficult to believe that politicians engage in any meaningful conversation with constituents. Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson, however, took the opportunity to meet with the Associated Student Body Sunday to discuss the recent rise in crime around the Square, the difficulty of growth in the Oxford-University community and opportunities for University of Mississippi students to get involved in the community. Patterson addressed crime around the Square and in old Oxford.

September 11, 2012

In today’s political climate, one may find it difficult to believe that politicians engage in any meaningful conversation with constituents. Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson, however, took the opportunity to meet with the Associated Student Body Sunday to discuss the recent rise in crime around the Square, the difficulty of growth in the Oxford-University community and opportunities for University of Mississippi students to get involved in the community.

In today’s political climate, one may find it difficult to believe that politicians engage in any meaningful conversation with constituents. Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson, however, took the opportunity to meet with the Associated Student Body Sunday to discuss the recent rise in crime around the Square, the difficulty of growth in the Oxford-University community and opportunities for University of Mississippi students to get involved in the community. Patterson addressed crime around the Square and in old Oxford.

July 3, 2012

In honor of William Faulkner, the man who helped shape the town, the Oxford and Ole Miss community will honor the 50th anniversary of his death this Friday, July 6, with a “William Faulkner Remembrance”, followed by the 39th Annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference “Fifty Years After Faulkner,” July 7-11.

In honor of William Faulkner, the man who helped shape the town, the Oxford and Ole Miss community will honor the 50th anniversary of his death this Friday, July 6, with a “William Faulkner Remembrance”, followed by the 39th Annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference “Fifty Years After Faulkner,” July 7-11.

June 5, 2012

The Board of Aldermen and Mayor Pat Patterson met at City Hall to discuss Square parking and other matters Tuesday night.

 

The Board of Aldermen and Mayor Pat Patterson met at City Hall to discuss Square parking and other matters Tuesday night. The decision for parking on the Square will be delayed because the board is not prepared to vote on the issue, according to Patterson. 

Concerns discussed at the meeting on May 31 included public opinion and the pending approval from the Historic Preservation Commission.   

May 1, 2012

The Board of Aldermen passed a motion Tuesday night allowing the City of Oxford to purchase two 2000 Gillig 40 foot low floor buses for $18,000 each. 

The Board of Aldermen passed a motion Tuesday night allowing the City of Oxford to purchase two 2000 Gillig 40 foot low floor buses for $18,000 each. 

The University of Mississippi will reimburse the Oxford University Transit for the buses.

Oxford City Planner Tim Akers presented the proposal before Mayor Pat Patterson and the Board of Aldermen.

“This is the next step in the sustainability service that we had talked about,” Akers said.

April 18, 2012

The Oxford Conference Center is moving forward with renovation plans in an attempt to boost its appeal to city residents, visitors and clients.

 

The Oxford Conference Center is moving forward with renovation plans in an attempt to boost its appeal to city residents, visitors and clients. At the recommendation of a recent study and architectural design consultants, the Oxford Tourism Council will present a plan to the Oxford City Council and Mayor Pat Patterson to request up to $400,000 in decorative improvements to be implemented over a five-year period at the facility.

April 17, 2012

Residents who live off of Old Taylor Road are going to play host to even more construction, as the Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to pass a re-zoning ordinance for property located on Old Taylor Road from Country Estate to Planned Unit Development.

 

Residents who live off of Old Taylor Road are going to play host to even more construction, as the Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to pass a re-zoning ordinance for property located on Old Taylor Road from Country Estate to Planned Unit Development.

April 1, 2012

With gas prices rising, many wonder if any steps are being taken toward alternative fuel, including Oxford residents.  

 

With gas prices rising, many wonder if any steps are being taken toward alternative fuel, including Oxford residents.  

The Office of Sustainability at the University of Mississippi is in huge favor of implementing the usage of alternative fuel sources in university maintenance vehicles. 

Anne McCauley, the project coordinator in the Office of Sustainability, said she is hoping to bring back a similar program that was used at Ole Miss a few years ago.  

March 28, 2012

Oxford and the University of Mississippi welcome the placement of a new historical marker in front of City Hall.

March 22, 2012

The Oxford Board of Aldermen delayed the authorization of a new speed bump policy at its March 20 meeting.The Oxford Board of Aldermen delayed the authorization of a new speed bump policy at its March 20 meeting.

 

The Oxford Board of Aldermen delayed the authorization of a new speed bump policy at its March 20 meeting.

City engineer Bart Robinson proposed that the aldermen consider options outside of speed bumps, but Mayor Pat Patterson said he wanted to move forward with the policy.

“It’s needed,” he said. “The people of Oxford want this.”

Robinson gave examples of alternative options, including paint and roundabouts.

March 7, 2012

This year, the city of Oxford will celebrate its 175th birthday. The anniversary celebration will kick off at the beginning of the Double Decker Festival, April 27-28, and last until the July 4.

 

This year, the city of Oxford will celebrate its 175th birthday. The anniversary celebration will kick off at the beginning of the Double Decker Festival, April 27-28, and last until the July 4.

Mayor Pat Patterson, who is involved with planning events for the celebration with the directors of tourism in Oxford, said it is an honor to be mayor during this exciting time.

March 5, 2012

Oxford may not see a new farmer’s market until next spring.

 

Oxford may not see a new farmer’s market until next spring.

City grant writer Lynn Wilkins accepted the grant on behalf of the city at the Nov. 15, 2011 Oxford Board of Aldermen meeting, and the grant was tabled at the Dec. 6, 2011 meeting.

Mayor Pat Patterson said there were concerns about the grant and that they are still working on farmer’s market ideas and how to use the grant.

“It may be next spring before it gets off the ground,” Patterson said.

February 28, 2012

 

Local company Hotty Toddy Taxi plans to file suit against the city of Oxford after being cited for a violation of the city’s taxi ordinance on Feb. 25.

The ordinance, which was approved by the Oxford City Council and Mayor Pat Patterson in November, set restrictions on taxi activity.

Among other things, the legislation dictates that cab companies must display a valid, identifiable permit on all of its vehicles, carry certain levels of liability insurance and set a cap on passenger rates.

 

Local company Hotty Toddy Taxi plans to file suit against the city of Oxford after being cited for a violation of the city’s taxi ordinance on Feb. 25.

The ordinance, which was approved by the Oxford City Council and Mayor Pat Patterson in November, set restrictions on taxi activity.

November 6, 2011

The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved the ordinance for the creation of the Downtown Parking Advisory Commission. 

The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved the ordinance for the creation of the Downtown Parking Advisory Commission. 

The commission will be responsible for creating parking structures, parking fees and parking permits within the city and on the Square. 

It will also make suggestions that will be sent to the board for approval. 

Mayor Pat Patterson said that the commission has not come to a decision yet on the price of parking fees, but there will be charges to park, applied through a kiosk.

November 6, 2011

Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson and a group of University of Mississippi students teamed up this past weekend to make the city of Oxford cleaner and a little more beautiful.

Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson and a group of University of Mississippi students teamed up this past weekend to make the city of Oxford cleaner and a little more beautiful.

At 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning, Patterson, along with a group of National Pan-Hellenic Greek Organizations led by assistant dean Valerie Ross, participated in an event to help clean up litter in Oxford. 

The group of a few dozen were accompanied by two Oxford police officers and two university police officers to clean up trash on major thoroughfares.

October 18, 2011

 

Students who use the many taxi services provided in Oxford may see some changes in the months to come. 

The Board of Aldermen held a public reading Tuesday on eight new amendments to the city taxi ordinance.

This could make it harder for new taxi companies to open shop in Oxford. 

“We’ve got to clean up our act here,” Mayor Pat Patterson said. “I mean, I hate regulation but this is too important. If you ask me if I would rather not have the taxis then them not have the insurance.”  

September 6, 2011

City officials debated on the authorization of the sale of silver recently found during the closing of the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital. 

Two-hundred thousand dollars worth of silver was discovered in a safety deposit box that was once owned by the hospital’s original administrator.

Forty-two bars of silver will be divided between the city and the county. 

Officials discussed the sale of the silver. 

September 1, 2011

The gameday shuttle service to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium is returning for the third year, provided by the city of Oxford for all home games in the fall.
City officials said the service benefits the city, the university and visitors alike.  
“Basically, it will get people to go to the game and to have a good experience when coming to Oxford,” Matt Davis, the service’s coordinator, said.
“A lot of people come to Oxford, and they think it’s too crowded. The shuttle service allows them to enjoy themselves on game day.”

August 31, 2011

In an effort to promote safety in Oxford, officials met last week to discuss the city’s growing pains.

 

In an effort to promote safety in Oxford, officials met last week to discuss the city’s growing pains.

August 29, 2011

The national economy is stagnant, unemployment is high and investor confidence is low. However, the construction and expansion of new and existing businesses make it seem as though Oxford defies national trends.

The national economy is stagnant, unemployment is high and investor confidence is low. However, the construction and expansion of new and existing businesses make it seem as though Oxford defies national trends.
Much of Oxford’s stability can be attributed the University of Mississippi. In 2006, the Oxford-Lafayette Chamber of Commerce estimated that the university’s impact on the local economy was more than $733 million.

May 4, 2011

Dogs now have a place of their own to mark their territory.

Oxford recently opened its first dog park, and city officials are working with the Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society on the details of the upkeep and operations of the park.

Currently, 1,000 square feet of land has been set aside next to the Humane Society for the new dog park, where dog owners can let loose their pooch sans leash.

May 3, 2011

On Friday, the Board of Aldermen and Mayor Pat Patterson met to discuss specific issues in a specially scheduled meeting.

The meeting addressed the Baptist Memorial Hospital, a new construction project and the adoption of a proclamation of local emergency.

In his opening remarks, Patterson noted the damage caused by the storm systems of the previous week and expressed sympathy for the death of city employee, Kenneth Mullin, who was killed in a car accident on Thursday, April 28.