Public Awareness Announcement Regarding Termites

There have been a few reported cases of termite infestation and activity within the Village of Oxford.

Below are some possible signs of termite activity

  • Discolored or drooping drywall
  • Peeling paint that resembles water damage
  • Wood that sounds hollow when tapped
  • Small, pinpoint holes in drywall
  • Buckling wooden or laminate floor boards
  • Tiles loosening from the added moisture termites can introduce to your floor
  • Excessively squeaky floorboards
  • Crumbling, damaged wood
  • Stuck windows or doors
  • Maze-like patterns in furniture, floor boards or walls
  • Mounds of drywood termite pellets, often resembling small piles of salt or pepper
  • Piles of wings left behind after swarms, often resembling fish scales
  • Mud tubes climbing the foundation of your home
  • Flying termite swarms anywhere on your property

 

Below are links to possible resources for termite information (not an official endorsement by the Village of Oxford), but it is not a complete list of extermination service providers available.  If any resident suspects a termite infestation in their home, the Village strongly encourages the resident to contact a licensed exterminator for an inspection.

What are the Signs of a Termite Infestation? | Orkin

Top 5 Termite Signs to Look for in the Home | Terminix

 

Possible tips for termite prevention:

Start with reducing all soil-to-wood contact around your house. Remove all lumber, wood, plants, mulch, paper, cardboard, etc., from around the foundation. Create a 4-inch barrier between mulch and your home. Keep plants a few feet away from your home for the best termite prevention.

 


Dog Licenses Due 03-31-2021

DOG LICENSES ARE DUE BY MARCH 31st

Ordinance Code Chapter 18, Article III states all dogs over 5 months in age must be licensed.  Submit proof of rabies vaccination (certificate copy returned upon request) and check made payable to the Village of Oxford to the Clerk by March 31, 2021 via mail or the Village drop box.  Otherwise, a late fee of $10.00 per dog will be assessed.  Note: Due to the current health emergency, Dog Licenses are not being issued in person.  Spayed and neutered dogs are $3.00 each and un-spayed and un-neutered dogs are $8.00 each.

A STAMPED, SELF-ADDRESSED ENVELOPE IS REQUIRED TO RETURN DOG LICENSES BY MAIL.  

Requests by mail may be sent to: Village of Oxford, P.O. Box 122 Oxford, WI 53952

Or, you may use the drop slot located underneath the bulletin board located outside the Village Hall front door, located at 129 S. Franklin Ave., Oxford WI 53952

Please call the Village Clerk at 608-586-4488 with questions.


COVID-19 & Facial Covering Mandate Update and Village Operations

Governor Evers issues a new Emergency and Mask order on February 4, 2021

For information on the State of Wisconsin Executive Order # 105 “Relating to Declaring a State of Emergency and Public Health Emergency” and Emergency Order # 1 “Relating to Stopping the Spread of COVID-19 by Requiring Face Coverings,” click here:

https://evers.wi.gov

 

COVID-19, FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR EMPLOYEES & ALL VILLAGE RESIDENTS

Facial coverings/masks are required when entering the VILLAGE of OXFORD VILLAGE HALL, OXFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY, AND MUNICIPAL BUILDING for all non-election related operations.  Masks continue to be encourage for election related operations.

We are also here to assist all Village Residents via phone 608-586-4488 or email [email protected]

Public Works Department: 608-586-4100

Oxford Public Library: 608-586-4458

Oxford Police Department
Non-Emergency 608-586-4428 or
[email protected]

Emergency – Call 911

Thank You
Village of Oxford Staff

Please visit Marquette County WI website for Covid-19 State & County Updates, https://www.co.marquette.wi.us

Shannon McMullin,
Clerk-Treasurer

 


Monthly Warning Siren Test

A monthly test of the Village’s emergency warning siren is scheduled for the first Monday of each month at approximately 6:10 PM.  In the event of severe weather, the siren will only be sounded in the event of an actual emergency.