Ox­ford to hold meet­ing Mon­day

The Covington News - - Local - ~Staff Re­ports

The first read­ings are done, and now the city of Ox­ford is set to hold a sec­ond round of hear­ings on Mon­day on a pro­posed change to the form of city govern­ment, a pro­posed homestead ex­emp­tion and changes to the city’s re­tire­ment plan.

The Ox­ford City Coun­cil in a called meet­ing on Tues­day held hear­ings on chang­ing the city’s form of govern­ment to one led by a full-time city man­ager, and a pro­posed $10,000 ex­emp­tion for owner-oc­cu­pied homes. The city also held a first read­ing on amend­ments to the re­tire­ment plan to pro­vide a one-time in­cen­tive pro­gram that would pro­vide an early re­tire­ment op­tion for some city work­ers.

The sec­ond round of hear­ings will be­gin at 6:30 p.m. Mon­day, fol­lowed by a vote on the mea­sures at 7 p.m. at City Hall. That ses­sion also will in­clude con­sid­er­a­tion of an agree­ment to be en­tered into by the city, the Mu­nic­i­pal Elec­tric Author­ity of Ge­or­gia and the city of San­der­sville to pur­chase ex­cess power gen­er­at­ing re­serve ca­pac­ity.

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