Council member improves horse hitch station

By MARCELLA PEYRE-FERRY

For 21st Century Media

OXFORD - Kudos went to borough council member Jamie Cole for taking a job for the benefit of the borough into his own hands and renovating the horse hitching station at the Oxford Public Library.

Amish vendors set up on Locust Street each Tuesday for the Borough Farm Market, and tie their horses in the shade at the library property. The horses have been pawing and tearing up the grass. With the help of his family and donation of materials from Oxford Feed and Lumber, Cole created a new waiting area for the horses where they can stand on mats that drain and protect the landscape while being easy on their hooves.

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There are a number of vacancies on borough committees including three open spots on the historical commission, but there were two applications for one vacancy on the planning commission - Robert Glisson and Mayor Geoff Henry. The appointment went to Oxford Mayor Geoff Henry who had served on the planning commission in the past. Council members Randy Teel and Sherry Andrews both voted against Henry, stating that they would rather see more people involved in local government.

Henry also requested to be reappointed to the Oxford Area Recreation Authority when his term expires at the end of this year.

Near the end of the council meeting, Henry displayed a letter from Home Serve Water Service Line Coverage that the company will be mailing to borough residents this month. He made it clear that this is a private company, unaffiliated with the borough. “It is not something that the borough has endorsed,” he said.