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Oxford County expands green fleet with battery electric trucks

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 12:50 PM

Warden Marcus Ryan and Water Foreman Josh O'Leary showcased two new Ford F-150 Lightning trucks this week, the first of seven new battery electric vehicles being added to Oxford County’s green fleet.

The seven trucks replace existing fossil fuel vehicles that are scheduled for regular replacement in 2023 and 2024, a transition that will save an estimated 24,500 litres of gasoline each year for the first seven trucks.

Oxford County’s Strategic Plan commits to climate change mitigation and...

Vansittart Avenue (Oxford Road 59) Bridge reduced to a single lane during construction

Posted on Thursday, November 23, 2023 02:37 PM

The Vansittart Avenue (Oxford Road 59) Bridge will be reduced to a single lane of traffic in both directions for two weeks.

Construction started on Wednesday, November 22, to allow for the relocation of Bell Canada infrastructure ahead of a bridge rehabilitation project next year. Expect delays for about two weeks during this project. Portable temporary traffic signals will be in place to help alternate traffic in both directions.

Construction postponed until later this year at the Zorra Line (Oxford Road 11) CN Rail crossing

Posted on Thursday, November 23, 2023 11:50 AM

UPDATE: Crossing surface repairs at the CN Rail crossingon Zorra Line (Oxford Road 11) in Beachville will start on December 4. Zorra Line (Oxford Road 11) will be closed during construction starting at 7:00 a.m. Monday, December 4, to Friday, December 8, at 7:00 p.m. Please obey road closed signs and follow the posted detours.

Surface crossing repairs at the CN rail crossing on Zorra Line (Oxford Road 11) in Beachville, scheduled to start on November 27, have been postponed due to a delay from CN...

Council this Week: Highlights from the November 22 Council agenda - 20231122

Posted on Friday, November 17, 2023 05:07 PM

Assessment growth report, Punkeydoodles Corners, road safety reviews and more

County Council meetings are broadcast live at To download the full agenda or view past recordings of council meetings, visit

Assessment growth and impact on municipal taxes

Oxford County is presenting an estimated increase for the County portion of 2024 property taxes next Council meeting. Based on the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) report on...

Oxford County launches 2024 Budget process

Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2023 11:48 AM

Draft budget focuses on housing and homelessness, long-term care, paramedic services and other priorities under the new Strategic Plan

Oxford County began its 2024 Business Plan and Budget process yesterday at the first of two special budget meetings of County Council.

The 2024 draft budget proposes a total budget of $349 million to operate and sustain Oxford County services next year, $244.9 million to fund operations and $104.1 million for capital projects.

The proposed amount to be collected...