Oxford Mayor Geoff Henry is joining the borough's planning commission.

At Monday night's meeting, Oxford Borough Council appointed Henry to serve on the planning commission, a position he previously held for four years some time ago.

Henry and one borough resident expressed interest in the vacancy. Council voted 4-2 in favor of having Henry fill the seat. It is not a conflict to have him serve as both mayor and as a member of the planning commission. As mayor, his duties chiefly revolve around overseeing the police department.

Council member Randy Teel said that he simply thought that it was a better idea to have another citizen serve on the planning commission rather than have the mayor perform another duty for the borough.

ā€œIā€™d like to see as many citizens as possible involved,ā€ said Teel.

Henry was also reappointed to the Oxford Area Recreation Authority Board. The board oversees the Oxford Regional Park.

Following up on a recommendation by the borough's planning commission and a decision by the Zoning Hearing Board, Oxford Borough Council granted approval to the UGI Central Penn Gas final land-development plan.

The Downtown Oxford 5K Run Walk & Dash is set for Saturday, Sept. 28. Register for the race at RuntheDay.com.