Creek’s flooding potential worries Oxford residents

OXFORD – Residents of Oxford have approached the village board about flood damage to property around Clark Creek.

According to James Gross, 10-year resident of Oxford, the flooding that occurred in 2006 caused a serious amount of erosion to the banks of Clark Creek, which runs behind numerous properties on Scott Street. Gross requested that steps be taken to fix the damage that he said has gotten worse with each flood and each rainfall.



“Something has to be done,” he said. “Every time it rains ... more of my property washes away.”

However, according to Oxford Mayor Terry Stark, the length of the creek in question is private property and the village, itself, cannot repair it at this time.


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