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Oxford sports complex could start construction in June

by Patrick McCreless Jun 01, 2011 | 1190 views | 0  | 3  |  | 
Within two weeks, more than a year’s worth of construction delays and thousands of dollars in contract violation fees for Oxford’s multi-million dollar sports complex project could come to an end.

During a special called meeting Tuesday, the Oxford City Council passed a resolution approving a mitigation plan needed to restart the project at the historic Davis Farm across from the Oxford Exchange –- halted after ancient American Indian remains were found there.

Oxford hired engineering firm Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood late last year to negotiate the mitigation plan with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Alabama Historical Commission and the Muscogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma, who had the closest cultural affiliation to the site.

Jim Noles, attorney with Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood, said after the meeting that Oxford would likely be able to start construction again on the project within two weeks.

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Does something seem odd about this project getting the “go-ahead”, to you?

— Cathy



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