By Errol Castens/NEMS Daily Journal
OXFORD – Officials moved closer Tuesday night to having a city-run farmers market.
Aldermen voted 6-1 to request local-and-private legislation from the state that would authorize the city to operate such a market under the auspices of the Park Commission. Ward 2 Alderman E.O. Oliver cast the lone dissenting vote.
City Attorney Pope Mallette said the legislation could be written so as to go into effect immediately upon signing by the governor, making it possible to have the market begin this year.
Board members also voted to accept a USDA grant of $61,258 for start-up costs.