OXFORD – Village of Oxford officials said they have approximately 10 options they’re researching to help solve the ongoing river bank erosion issue near the village’s fire department building.
The Oxford Fire Station is located on Main Street along the banks of the Chenango River and by the Main Street bridge.
According to Village of Oxford Mayor Terry Stark, erosion of the river bank has eaten into the fire department's property and may eventually threaten the current fire station and other storage buildings located there.
“We had about 10 options that were put on the table, all the way from doing nothing to putting in a new fire station,” said Stark. “We’ve hired a consulting company to look into each of those options, and they’re scheduled to host a public forum with their findings in December.”
Stark said while the Oxford Fire Station isn’t in immediate danger from the riverbank erosion, it’s an issue officials would prefer to address sooner rather than later.