Comments Harford County Housing and Community Development FY 2018-2020 Consolidated Plan

  • The City’s current Community Development Block Grant balance is $192,310.00 (FY2015-$63,522.00; FY2016-$65,166.00; FY2017- $63,622.00).  I am currently working directly with Stephanie Noye from the City with plans to leverage this entire amount of CDBG funds for a water main project at Camilla & Otsego Street.

 

  • The City’s last use of CDBG funds was October of 2014 in which CDBG was utilized for a paving project on Juniata Street.  The total CDBG allocation breakdown was FY2012-$44,290.00, FY2013-$59,080.00, and FY2014-$60,970.00 totaling $164,340.00 for that project.

 

  • If we receive flat funding from The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development for the FY2018/FFY2017 CDBG the City will receive another $63,622.00.  Each fiscal year allocation has a three year life span from date of issue which is July 1of the specific fiscal year.   We are hopeful that HUD will announce funding within the next several months and we will notify the City once we have any information regarding the funding.

 

If you would please be so kind as to ask if anyone has a comment regarding our consolidated plan to please submit them via email to commdev@harfordcountymd.gov or in writing to:

Harford County Housing and Community Development

15 South Main Street

Bel Air, MD 21014

 

You can also pass on my contact information if anyone has any specific questions regarding the plan.

 

The Public Comment period does end on May 15th, 2017.

In Honor of the life of Cpl. Stephen J. Ballard of the Delaware State Police, the city up lights will be lit blue April 27, 2017.

 

IN HONOR OF THE LIFE OF CPL. STEPHEN J. BALLARD OF THE DELAWARE STATE POLICE, THE CITY UP LIGHTS WILL BE LIT BLUE APRIL 27, 2017.

 

This evening April 27, 2017 the City of Havre de Grace will light the up lights blue to honor the life of Cpl. Stephen J. Ballard of the Delaware State Police. Cpl. Stephen J. Ballard shall be remembered as a hero who gave his life protecting his fellow citizens.

April 26, 2017 Opera House Update

Work continues, in earnest, on the Havre de Grace Opera House, a community cultural arts center. During the next few weeks, construction crews will complete steel erection, framing, electrical and plumbing rough-in on the addition as well as the roof will be constructed, concrete floors will be poured, and the elevator will begin to be installed.

On the original building, the insulation, tin ceiling drywall and insulation will be completed as well as the installation of the pipe grids over the main stage and black box theater.

Theater seating, lighting, tile floor coverings and painting will be installed in the existing building during the last of May. The elevator and floor and wall finishes will be completed in the atrium also during that time period.
The grand opening being planned by the Havre de Grace Arts Collective is scheduled for June 24th.

For City residents requesting a curbside Bulk Item collection – a few reminders:

For City of Havre de Grace residents requesting a curbside Bulk Item collection – a few reminders: 
1. This weekly curbside Bulk Collection is in place of the fall and spring clean-up events.
2. Call City Hall to schedule your items for a Wednesday pick-up. Call: Mondays 8-5 or Tuesdays 8-2.
3. Items scheduled for collection are to be placed curbside AFTER 6pm Tuesday evening for Wednesday collection. This is City Code.
4. Bulk collections are for the “occassional” need for a large item to be removed. Understand that it is not intended for evictions, total home clean-out, renovations or a moving service.
5. Apartments, condominiums, businesses – please contact your private trash collection service or a private hauling service.
NOTE: Scarboro Landfill will accept items from individual residents of Harford County. The fee is minimal – under $10. a car load or pick-up truck load. Call 410-638-3018 for details

City of Havre de Grace Releases 2017 First Fridays Schedule.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 21, 2017
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​​City of Havre de Grace Releases 2017 First Fridays Schedule.

Beginning on May 5, 2017, First Fridays will kick off in Havre de Grace. The outdoor event features a
community atmosphere with over 40 vendors, sidewalk sales, outside cafe seating, live music and
entertainment, a family-friendly zone, and for the first time, the “Grace Got Talent” Stage.

“We want First Fridays to include local community entertainment,” stated Tourism Manager Lauri
Orzewicz. “That’s why this year we are adding the Grace Got Talent Stage.” The new stage and
performance area will be located at the end of Pennington Avenue near St. John Street and will feature
community talent. Entertainers interested in performing on The Grace Got Talent Stage should contact the
Havre de Grace Office of Tourism at 1-800-851-7756.

The City of Havre de Grace has been strategically marketing First Fridays over the last few months
featuring the event on billboards around Harford County and other advertising campaigns. “First Fridays
has been a huge success.” Stated Mayor William T. Martin. “People travel from all this region to attend First
Fridays because they know they can safely walk our streets. They know we host the best events, and they
know we have the best businesses and restaurants in the region.”

First Fridays in Havre de Grace takes place on the first Friday of each month May through October from 5
p.m until 9:30 p.m.

Friday May 5, 2017
Friday June 2, 2017
Friday July 7, 2017
Friday August 4, 2017
Friday September 1, 2017
Friday October 6, 2017

 

HAVRE DE GRACE WATER PLANT TO HOLD OPEN TOURS SATURDAY, APRIL 22 AND SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2017.

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April 4, 2017
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HAVRE DE GRACE WATER PLANT TO HOLD OPEN TOURS SATURDAY, APRIL 22 AND SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2017.

The Mayor would like to invite all citizens to tour the Havre de Grace Water Plant located at 415 St. John Street. The facility will be open for public tours Saturday, April 22 and Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10 a.m until 2 p.m.

The public will have the opportunity to see first-hand the process of making clean drinking water from the Susquehanna River.

COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA April 3, 2017


Below you will find an interactive version of the agenda the City Council will use at the Monday, April 3,  2017 City Council Meeting.

Draft items and items that have received prior council action can be viewed through this interactive agenda.

COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
April 3, 2017

1. Call to Order

2. Roll Call
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Opening Prayer:
A. Pastor Audrey Price of Webster United Congregational Church

5. Approval of the Minutes:
A. Council Meeting Minutes- March 20, 2017

6. Recognitions:
A. Student of the Month ( Presented by Mayor Martin)
1. Havre de Grace Elementary: Allen Nutter
2. Meadowvale Elementary: Khalil Charlton
3. Havre de Grace Middle School: Yamna Essakhi
4. Havre de Grace High School: Kenneth Sumpter

7. Proclamations: None

8. Presentations: None

9. Appointments:
A. Kirk Smith: Tree Commission (CM Hitchings)

10. Oath of Office: (Administered by Mayor Martin)
A. Kirk Smith

11. Comments from Citizens on Agenda Items:

12. Resolutions:
A Resolution concerning a Public Works Agreement (CP Gamatoria)
A RESOLUTION BY THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF HAVRE DE GRACE, MARYLAND PURSUANT TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ARTICLE OF THE ANNOTATED CODE OF MARYLAND AND SECTION 34 OF THE HAVRE DE GRACE CITY CHARTER AND CHAPTERS 134, 155, AND 196 OF THE CITY CODE AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO ENTER INTO A PUBLIC WORKS AGREEMENT FOR ONSITE PUBLIC WATER AND SEWER FOR BULLE ROCK AS TO PARCEL Y ONLY
13. Ordinances:

14. Old Business: None

15. New Business: None

16. Directors Report:
A. Mr. Patrick Sypolt: Director of Administration
B. Mr. Ben Martorana: Director of Planning
C. Mrs. Erika Quesenbery- Acting Director of Economic Development
D. Mr. George DeHority: Director of Finance
E. Mr. Tim Whittie: Director of Public Works
F. Teresa Walter: Chief of Police

17. Business from Mayor Martin:

18. Business from Council:
A. Council Member Glenn:
B. Council Member Hitchings:
C. Council Member D. Martin:
D. Council Member Worrell:
E. Council Member Craig:

19. Business from Council President Gamatoria:

20. Comments from Citizens

21. Adjournment

 

City of Havre de Grace to re-dedicate The Tydings Park War Memorial on April 6, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

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March, 22, 2017
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City of Havre de Grace to re-dedicate The Tydings Park War Memorial on April 6, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

 

The City of Havre de Grace will re-dedicate The Tydings Park War Memorial on April 6, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. The ceremony will commemorate the completion of the recent updates and improvements made to the monument. The event will also honor the centennial of the United States’ entrance into World War One.

At the beginning of this year, the City completed upgrades to The Tydings Park War Memorial which include a constructed stone wall, stone walkway, stone wing walls, up lighting, and a large star placed at the center. “One of the strongest priorities of my administration has been to honor the sacrifices made by our service men and women,” stated Mayor Martin; “Honoring those who serve our country should be a 365 day a year commitment.”

On April 6, 1917, the United States Declared War on Germany, officially entering the war. The Tydings Park War Memorial is the oldest World War One Monument in The State of Maryland.