City of Havre de Grace Weekly Briefing: Week of Monday, July 31, 2017.

City of Havre de Grace Weekly Briefing:
Week of Monday, July 31, 2017.

 

Office of the Mayor:

  • On Friday, July 28, 2017 Mayor Martin and Director of Economic Development Erika Quesenbery congratulated Crazy Eights Hair Salon on reaching their 25th anniversary.

Police Department:

  • Tuesday, August 1st is National Night Out. Neighbors can put their porch lights on to support the police and say hi if they see us out and about.

  • We will be collecting school supplies at the police station to give to students in need. Contact PCO Mia Kilgore at 410-939-2121 for more information.  The Havre de Grace Police Department is located at 715 Pennington Ave.

  • Please lock your vehicles and bring valuables inside to make your property less desirable to thieves.

 

Department of Finance:  

  • July water/sewer bills are due today July 31, 2017

  • The City’s Independent Financial Audit begins today July 31, 2017.

 

Department of Economic Development:  

  • Hard to believe but MacGregor’s Restaurant & Deck Bar has been serving delicious food, beverages, fun and music for 30 years! A celebration of all things MacGregor’s was held Saturday, July 22, with a 1987 throwback pricing menu ALL week, drink specials, live music, giveaways, and in keeping with the name, a bagpiper! If you didn’t make it out for all the fun, festivities and food, visit soon to celebrate 30 years and counting 1987-2017 at 331 St. John Street, Havre de Grace.

 

Office of Tourism:  

  • Lachelle and Chris Scarlato hosted a dinner cruise on the New Black Eyed Susan Riverboat for the Visitor Center Volunteers on Saturday July 29. If anyone would like more information on the Black Eyed Susan, stop by the Visitor Center and ask one of our volunteers about their wonderful experience.  The Havre de Grace Visitor Center is located at 450 Pennington Ave.

  • 2,800 people attended the Havre de Grace Farmers Market during the month of July.

  • The Tourism E-Newsletter will be emailed this week. Click here to subscribe.

 

 

Department of Public Works:

  • The City’s water  distribution line on Camilla Street from Otsego Street will be re-lined and refurbished.  The Request for Proposal to hire a contractor will be going out this week.

  • The Water Plant will be undergoing upgrades.  The Request for Proposal for a contractor will be going out within the next four weeks.

  • BGE and the City of Havre de Grace will partner to repave the streets that have been impacted by the gas line replacement project.

  • A reminder to all residents to make sure your trash is placed in a can for collection.  Trash cannot be set out in bags only.  The bags must be in a can for both health and safety reasons.  Recycles must be placed loose in containers.  No plastic bags to hold your recycles.

 

Event Related Road Closures:

First Fridays – Friday August 4, 2017 traffic and parking restrictions will be in effect from 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic and parking on Friday, August 4, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

·         N. Washington Street:  Closed from Congress Avenue to St. John Street.

·         Pennington Avenue:  Closed from N. Lodge Lane to St. John Street.

·         Franklin Street:  Closed from N. Union Avenue to St. John Street.  Closed from N. Union Avenue to the parking lot of Backfin Blues.  Union Avenue will remain open at all times (crossing guards will be present).

·         St. John Street:  Closed from Franklin Street to Green Street.

 

DPW – Division of Stormwater Management:  

  • Stormwater Management continues to map the stormwater infrastructure throughout the City in order to better track runoff and maintain the storm drain system. There are many projects on the horizon to improve stormwater handling.

 

Opera House Update:

 

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  • Stage lighting was installed in the Opera House over the weekend.

  • The Cultural Center at the Opera House will open Sunday, August 6, 2017.

  • The Cultural Center at the Opera House has a seating capacity of 203.

City Improvements:

  • Ten new recycling containers have been placed throughout the city.

  • Four new bicycle racks have been installed throughout the city.

City of Havre de Grace Weekly Briefing: Week of Monday, July 24, 2017.

City of Havre de Grace Weekly Briefing:
Week of Monday, July 24, 2017.

 

Office of the Mayor:

  • On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, Mayor Martin attended the Downtown Merchants Association meeting to discuss new ways to develop and promote our city.

Legislative Updates:

The City Council approved the following resolutions at the July 17, 2017 City Council Meeting.

  • A Resolution concerning Enterprise Zone (Council Member Robertson)

A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF HAVRE DE GRACE, MARYLAND PURSUANT TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ARTICLE OF THE ANNOTATED CODE AND CITY CHARTER SECTION 34 SUPPORTING THE AMENDMENT TO THE ENTERPRISE ZONE DESIGNATION WITH THE ADDITION OF FOUR PROPERTIES RESULTING IN A ONE POINT TWO (1.2) PERCENT INCREASE IN THE EXISTING ZONE, WHICH IS CURRENTLY 9,606 ACRES.  View Resolution

  • A Resolution concerning an MOU with the HDG Alliance, Inc.  (Council President Glenn)

A RESOLUTION BY THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF HAVRE DE GRACE, MARYLAND, PURSUANT TO SECTION 34 OF THE CITY CHARTER AND THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ARTICLE OF THE ANNOTATED CODE OF MARYLAND TO AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO AN AMENDED MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE HAVRE DE GRACE ALLIANCE, INC. TO OUTLINE THE COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE HAVRE DE GRACE ALLIANCE, INC.  View Resolution

Police Department:

  • Citizens please lock your vehicles and bring your valuables inside. There has been a recent rash of vehicle break-ins.

  • The first week of safety camp has concluded. Click here to watch video highlights

  • Reminder on the extremely hot days the library is a cooling station.

  • In the summer, we see more bicycle thefts so please use a lock. Also take photos of your bike and serial number to have for your records.

Department of Public Works:

  • The Department has seen an INCREASE in Recycling by the residents of the City!  The one challenge our contractor Waste Industries is having is the cans are not clearly marked.  We urge everyone to mark your container in any one of the following ways:

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  • BGE will continue working around the City replacing the gas mains and gas services.  Expect road closures in some cases.

Division of Stormwater Management:

  • GIS-Based Mapping System – Stormwater Management continues to have the infrastructure mapped for better control and maintenance of the stormwater drainage system.  Nearly all the features have been mapped and inspected and the system simplifies the reporting/maintenance process by ensuring the features are maintained/serviced as needed within a viable schedule.

  • If anyone notices someone dumping into a storm drain please notify City Hall at 410-939-1800, ext. 1128.  Anything going into the drains except for stormwater is illicit.

  •  When periods of heavy rain occur be assured  Emergency Responders and Public Works are cognizant of flooding issues and will address resulting hazards.

Department of Planning:

 

Department of Economic Development:

  • On Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Acting Director Erika Quesenbery met with the Havre de Grace Downtown Merchants Association at Coakley’s Pub and heard great details on the September Pyrex Fest by JoRetro, bigger and even better than the one held in April – details will be made public soon.

  • The Havre de Grace Department of Economic Development has, once again, registered as a Neighborhood Champion for Small Business Saturday, which is on November 25, 2017 this year. Information on promotional opportunities and activities as best practices from other areas across the country was shared with participating Downtown Merchants Association businesses at a recent meeting.

  • WHGM Radio Smash Hits has promoted Justin Mallow, the morning on-air personality, to operation’s management, and he presented information to the Association on the station moving into its new headquarters on Union Avenue.

  • The Department of Economic Development submitted five grant/loan assistance applications to Maryland Historic Trust for review for the facade and tenant fit out programs. More details on these programs are available at the Office of Economic Development in City Hall or by emailing Erika Quesenbery at erikaq@havredegracemd.com

  • The CAT Club (Citizens Against Trash) did an outstanding job planting the various planters in downtown Havre de Grace. They have also set up a schedule for watering and tending them as volunteers, and added small signs encouraging CAT Club membership and participation.

 

Office of Tourism:

  • Wednesday, July 26- Summer Concert Series at the Maritime Museum from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. View More Info.

  • Thursday, July 27- Kids Summer Story Time at the Maritime Museum from 10:15 a.m – 12:00 p.m.  View More Info.

  • Thursday, July 27- Thursday Night Sailboat Race starting at 6:15 p.m.  View More Info.

  • Friday, July 28- Summer Concerts in the Park at Tydings Park starting at 7:30 p.m.  View More Info.

  • Saturday, July 29- Farmers Market from 9:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m.  View More Info.

Little Free Libraries:

  • The City has installed it’s  7th Little Free Library at K9 Cody Dog Park located behind the Community Center at 100 Lagaret Ln. View Press Release.

City of Havre de Grace Installs 7th Little Free Library.

For Immediate Release
July 24, 2017

The City of Havre de Grace announced today it has installed its 7th Little Free Library at K9 Cody Dog Park located behind the Community Center at 100 Lagaret Ln.

The newest Little Free Library resembling a dog house was constructed by Council Member David Martin and painted by local artist Brittany Watson.

The Havre de Grace Little Free Library program was launched in 2016 as a way to promote reading and pubic art throughout the City. The little libraries allow people to take a book and or leave a book. Since 2016, over 2,500 books have been taken from a Havre de Grace Little Free Library.

“This has been a fun and worthwhile initiative,” said Mayor William T. Martin “The Little Free Library system our community is creating gives people access to free books while creatively enhancing our open-space areas.”

The City would like to encourage people to take a book, leave a book, or even create their very own Little Free Library. Anyone who has created a Little Free Library or is interested in creating one, please call City Hall at (410) 939-1800.

 

 

 

PRESENTATION OF THE HAVRE DE GRACE PLANNING DEPARTMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND/UPPER CHESAPEAKE HEALTH VISION 2020 PRESENTATION

PRESENTATION OF THE HAVRE DE GRACE PLANNING DEPARTMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND/UPPER CHESAPEAKE HEALTH VISION 2020 PRESENTATION

 

BENEDICT F. MARTORANA, P.E., P.P.  –  DIRECTOR OF PLANNING – CITY OF HAVRE DE GRACE

JULY 20, 2017 – HAVRE DE GRACE PUBLIC LIBRARY

 

QUESTIONS FOR CONSIDERATION:

 

Relating to the proposed new facility:

Over the past year I’ve talked with as many medical professionals as possible about a free standing Emergency Room based medical facility, especially with regard to the trade offs inherent in this type of operation.  Many have expressed a concern that an ER without the on site-back up of a fully staffed hospital, with access to operating rooms and surgical staff, could have serious concerns when  finding themselves treating conditions outside of the scope of the ER team’s regimen.  This would seem to necessitate either the transportation of such patients to the nearest full service medical facility, and/or the reliance on the First Response team to make a critical judgment in real time regarding which facility to initially choose for transport.  How do you reconcile these concerns when concluding that the proposal is one best suited for Havre de Grace?

Relating to the disposition of Harford of Harford Memorial Hospital

The City of Havre de Grace, as you would expect of any community, has understandable long term concerns with the loss of a full service hospital within our community.  The City has worked closely with UM UCH in addressing the best overall long term mitigation choices, with the understanding that UM UCH has both an opportunity to address these concerns as well as an obligation, as a public-private partnership,  to make a priority of the needs of the community which is most impacted by this decision.   We have sought the exploration of certain Land Use opportunities, especially with the participation of the University of Maryland, which could help advance the vibrancy and community spirit of Havre de Grace, continuing to build upon the growth we have seen over the last two years. Certainly an educational component, with perhaps a satellite campus for Marine Studies, Environmental Science, Visual and Performing Arts, etc.,  is an exciting option. With space for dormitories, this could bring a youthful population with energy and vitality.  It could perhaps also provide an inviting opportunity for faculty homes with a unique Chesapeake Bay view. That could attract some of the best and brightest in the field to become active participants in the Havre de Grace community, especially with regards to our growing dedication to the Arts & Sciences.  We can only say that we have been waiting anxiously to hear a commitment to this approach, and we look forward to learning your thoughts tonight about helping make these proposals a reality.

 

Relating to the overall concept of limiting the HDG location to a free  standing ER and ancillary health care facilities

 

When you look at the I-95 corridor, major regional hospital facilities are located in Baltimore and Christiana, along with Philadelphia which may serve an overlapping market.  In view of the limited areas for expansion available at the Upper Chesapeake Health campus in Bel Air, in terms of the best long range regional plan,  wouldn’t it make sense to focus on the Havre de Grace location as the best fit for a full service hospital and health care facility, with more than ample room for future needs,  a history of comprehensive health care delivery,  ease of access, and a substantially direct connection to I-95 ?  Bel Air might then be a best fit for the specialty behavioral health pavilion and other more compact services as the larger, space dependent regional facilities, including a full service regional Hospital and ER,  are consolidated in Havre de Grace

City of Havre de Grace Weekly Briefing: Weekly Briefing: Week of Monday, July 17, 2017.

City of Havre de Grace Weekly Briefing:

Weekly Briefing: Week of Monday, July 17, 2017.

 

Department of Administration:

  • July 17:  City Council Meeting – 7:00 p.m at City Hall, 711 Pennington Ave. View Agenda

 

Department of Public Works:

 

  • Just an FYI – Recycles and Trash are collected same day – but not same time. One truck will come by for trash only, then another truck will come by for the recycles. Collections happen throughout the day. PLEASE make sure your recycle can is CLEARLY MARKED.
  • Curbside Bulk Collection Day has moved to FRIDAYS.To schedule: call Wednesdays between 8-5 or Thursdays 8 to noon. Please call 410-939-1800 x2100 or 410-939-2006 to schedule a collection.
  • BGE will continue to replace old gas lines with new throughout the City.  There will be brief disruptions in traffic. Please watch for signage.  Call Mr. Tristan Matthews of BGE at 410-598-2119 should you have any questions.
  • Last week DPW responded to and fixed a large water main break on Pulaski Highway. Our crew was on-site by 6:00 am.  During the process they found a total of 3 breaks.  All work was completed by 8:30 pm.

Also from Public Works’ Storm Water Management Team:

  • ​Stormwater Management Division partnered with Harford Streams on their Summer Adventure program by participating in last Saturday’s Poker Run.  There are two summer adventure locations in Havre de Grace, a popular spot for this activity, Maritime Museum and Lock House.  The Rockfield Park in Bel Air was a great spot Saturday and the Poker Run was a huge success. View more info.

 

Police Department:

  • Free Home and/or Business Security Survey available by calling the Police Department at (410) 939-2121 to make an appointment.
  • Discard unwanted, expired, unused prescription or over the counter medications in the Drug Deposit Box which is located outside front entrance to the Police Department.
  • The Havre de Grace Summer Safety Camps will be held on July 17th-20th, July 24th-27th, and July 31st-August 3, 2017 for elementary and middle school children.
  • National Night out will be held August 1, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

View More Info.

Department of Economic Development:

Moon & Sea Creations new boutique at 433 St. John Street, Havre de Grace, next door to Color Images Salon, weekends this summer “when our sandwich board sign is on the sidewalk we’re open!” moonandseacreations@comcast.net or 443-903-1896

 

Chris Barber Shop, 101 N. Washington St., Havre de Grace, moved and expanded from their location on Congress Avenue. They held a Grand Opening on Fri., July 7, from 5 to 9 p.m., and have a hair stylist, makeup artist and travel agent.

Get Fit Sports Performance & Boot Camp is opening a second location, tentatively set for August 2017, in Havre de Grace. They are already successfully operating in Forest Hill. Visit their website at www.getfitharford.com to learn more. The Havre de Grace location in the former Save-A-Lot Store at 200 Congress Avenue, Havre de Grace (at the intersection of Market Street) is currently undergoing renovations. For membership information call 410-399-9600 or contact Get Fit through their website.

Artists’ Emporium, an eclectic gallery at 220 N. Washington St., Havre de Grace, caters to all works of art including performing arts, dance, music and, of course, fine art. The Artists’ Emporium will host a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Saturday, August 5, at 4 p.m. Other upcoming events for Artists’ Emporium leading up to the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting include:

  • Thursday, July 20 Third Thursday with Duke Thompson at 7 p.m. (cash bar)
  • Thursday, July 28 Rogue Swan at 7 p.m. (cash bar)
  • Friday, July 29 Art Opening of “Whimsy” at 5 p.m. (cash bar)
  • Friday, August 4 Havre de Grace First Friday starting at 5 p.m.

Stickdesign Embroidery & Garment Printing Studio, a long familiar business on Union Avenue, has moved to their new location at 316 St. John Street, Havre de Grace. The proprietor Gaby Frank is setting up her equipment currently and will soon resume regular hours. The shop’s Facebook page is active for messaging and to post details regarding hours, etc.

Harford County Office of Economic Development has announced a Startup Breakfast for Wed., July 26, from 8 to 9 a.m. at The GroundFloor, 2021-G Pulaski Hwy., Havre de Grace. The Startup Breakfast is a place to meet other entrepreneurs, makers, innovators and inventors from around the county. Mingle with investors, lenders and mentors, enjoy a demo or explore a topic – it’s different each time. The breakfast is free but please register at www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-breakfast-tickets-35736306245

Office of Tourism:  

  • A new television advertising campaign is now airing on cable television promoting local attractions and business.   
  • July 19: Summer Concert Series at The Maritime Museum from 7:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m. View More Info.
  • July 20: Kid’s Summer Story Time at The Maritime Museum from 10: 15 a.m – 12:00 p.m. View More Info.
  • July 20: Thursday Night Sailboat Races starting at 6:15 p.m. View More Info.
  • July 21: Summer Concerts in the Park- Mambo Combo beginning at 7:30 p.m. View More Info.
  • July 22: Havre de Grace Farmer’s Market from 9:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m. View More Info.

 

Opera House Update:

  • Theater seating and carpeting are being installed this week.

  • The Cultural Center At The Opera House will open August 6, 2017. View more info.

 

Tydings Park Upgrade and Improvement Project Update:

  • Bollards have been installed at the entrance to The Tydings Park War Memorial.

Little Free Libraries

  • To date over 2,500 books have been taken from an Havre de Grace Little Free library.
  • 150 Books were added over the weekend.

City of Havre de Grace Weekly Briefing: Week of Monday, July 10, 2017.

City of Havre de Grace Weekly Briefing:
Week of Monday, July 10, 2017.

 

Department of Administration:

  • July 17:  City Council Meeting – 7:00 p.m at City Hall, 711 Pennington Ave. This will not be an off-site Council Meeting as referenced in Resolution 2017-03.

Department of Public Works:  

  • BGE will continue to replace old gas lines with new throughout the City.  There will be brief disruptions in traffic. Please watch for signage.  Call Mr. Tristan Matthews of BGE at 410-598-2119 should you have any questions.
  • The new trash/recycle collection schedule has gotten off to a great start! Need more information?  View schedule. or call City Hall at 410-939-1800 – we’re happy to help!
  • July 15: Harford Healthy Streams – Summer Adventure Poker Run. View More Info.
  • A new public service video featuring HdG Middle School students and Mayor Martin was released last week illustrating the negative effects Fats, Oils, Grease and the so called “Flushable” products have on city pipes. View Video.

Police Department:

  • Free Home and/or Business Security Survey available by calling the Police Department at (410) 939-2121 to make an appointment.
  • Discard unwanted, expired, unused prescription or over the counter medications in the Drug Deposit Box which is located outside front entrance to the Police Department.
  • The Havre de Grace Summer Safety Camps will be held on July 17th-20th, July 24th-27th, and July 31st-August 3, 2017 for elementary and middle school children.
  • National Night out will be held August 1, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. View More Info.

Finance Department  

  • Tax bills were mailed 7/1/17. If you have not received your bill, please contact Resa Laird @ 410-939-1800 X 1110 or @ resal@havredegracemd.com.
  • Tax payments are due

– 1st semi-annual payment or Annual – September 30,2017

 – 2nd semi-annual payment – December 31, 2017

  • Questions or payments on any City bill can be directed to Donna Waller @ 410-939-1800 x 1113 or by email at donnaw@havredegracemd.com
  • Register for Water/Sewer E-billing – Click Here.
  • Taxes and Water/Sewer payments can be made online, by mail, or at City Hall. Also, for your convenience after hours, payments can be dropped in the secure payment box next to the front doors at City Hall.
  • Water/Sewer Late notices were mailed on Friday 7/7/17. Having trouble paying your bill by the notice date, please contact Donna @ 410-939-1800 x 1113 to work a payment arrangement.
  • Water Turn Off for non-payment will be on Tuesday 7/18/17.

Economic Development:

  • Chris Barber Shop has relocated to 101 North Washington Street. A grand opening was held Friday, July 7, 2017.

Office of Tourism:  

  • July 11: Healthy People/Healthy Parks from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m at Veterans Park. View More Info.
  • July 12: Summer Concert Series at The Maritime Museum from 7:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m. View More Info.
  • July 13: Kid’s Summer Story Time at The Maritime Museum from 10: 15 a.m – 12:00 p.m. View More Info.
  • July 13: Thursday Night Sailboat Races starting at 6:15 p.m. View More Info.
  • July 14: Summer Concerts in the Park- Mambo Combo beginning at 7:30 p.m. View More Info.
  • July 15: Havre de Grace Farmer’s Market from 9:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m. View More Info.
  • July 15: Christmas in July at the American Legion from 9:00 am – 3:00 p.m.  View More Info.

Non-City Government Community Meetings:  

  • July 20: UM Upper Chesapeake Health – Vision 2020 Community Meeting. 6-7:30 pm at the Havre de Grace Library, 120 N. Union Avenue, Havre de Grace, MD 21078  a casual information session with Lyle Sheldon and other members of the UM UCH leadership team to answer your questions on their plans to transform health care in northeastern Maryland.  View More Info.

Fats, oils, grease and “flushable” wipes are wreaking havoc on city pipes

 

Repeated calls for clogged sinks, toilets backing up, sewer lines clogged… What is going on? Fats, oils, grease and “flushable” wipes are wreaking havoc on city pipes. Rarely does a week go by at the City of Havre de Grace Public Works office without a call from residents asking for help with a sewer-related problem. This costly problem is so easily preventable…it just takes a little education. With that in mind, Public Works employee Laurie Dawson reached out to Havre de Grace Middle School science teacher and drama coach Laurie Starkey to help with getting the word out.
Students explored the plant operations and saw first-hand evidence of the problems created when items like those mentioned above are put into household drains and toilets. WWTP Assistant Superintendent Mick Zellman lead the discussion and tour where students were able to see all types of material caught in fine screens. It was explained that if there is a significant overflow of raw sewage, the City must pay a fine to the Maryland Department of the Environment.

This video serves to help get the message out to all residents and businesses to help prevent this costly problem.

City of Havre de Grace to proclaim week of July 1, 2017 through July 8, 2017 Hometown heroes Week in Havre de Grace.

City of Havre de Grace to proclaim week of July 1, 2017 through July 8, 2017 Hometown heroes Week in Havre de Grace.  

 

At the June 19, 2017 City Council meeting, Mayor Martin and the Havre de Grace City Council will present a proclamation to the Havre de Grace American Legion Joseph L. Davis Post 47, the Weedon-Elliott VFW 8126, and The Havre de Grace Independence Day Commission proclaiming the week of July 1, 2017 through July 8, 2017 Hometown heroes Week in the City of Havre de Grace.

At the beginning of this year, The Havre de Grace Independence Day Commission announced Hometown heroes as the theme for the upcoming Independence Day Parade and appointed hometown hero Nobel Mentzer to the position of parade Grand Marshal.

“We couldn’t be more proud of the theme the Independence Day Commission chose for this year’s parade,” stated Mayor William T Martin. “We would like to use this opportunity to extend our gratitude to all of local active duty, reserve, and retired veterans and proclaim July 1 through July 8 Hometown heroes Week in honor of their service and courageous acts of valor.”

The Havre de Grace Hometown heroes Independence Day Celebration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 8:00 a.m with the Weedon-Elliott VFW 8126 Hometown Heroes Breakfast held at the Havre de Grace Community Center at 100 Lagaret Lane. Tickets cost $8.00 and are available at the Havre de Grace Visitor Center. The following day, Sunday July 2nd, the 2017 Hometown Heroes Independence Day Parade will start at 2:00 p.m., followed by the downtown block party at 4:00 p.m. At 7:00 p.m., The Amish Outlaws will perform a free, ticketed live concert under the tent at Hutchins Park (tickets will be available on a first-come first-serve basis beginning Friday, June 23, 2017. Tickets can be picked up at The Havre de Grace Visitor Center or Joseph’s Department Store, or you may download them using the link from havredegracejuly4.org). Proceeds from refreshment sales will benefit the Havre de Grace American Legion Joseph L. Davis Post 47. The Independence Day Celebration will conclude with the Havre de Grace Fireworks display, which will start at approximately 9:15 p.m.; fireworks will be launched for the first time this year from a barge located off of Concord Point and will be visible throughout the City.

The Havre de Grace City up lights will be lit red, white, and blue during Havre de Grace Hometown heroes Week.

 

Havre de Grace Independence Day Commission calling on all local active duty, reserves, and retired veterans to serve in Havre de Grace’s 2017 Hometown Heroes Independence Day Parade.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 6, 2017

The 2017 Havre de Grace Independence Day Commission is asking for all local active duty, reserves, and retired veterans to serve in this year’s Hometown Heroes Independence Day Parade to be held on Sunday, July 2, 2017.

Earlier this year, the commission announced the upcoming Independence Day parade will be dedicated to local hometown heroes. During the announcement, the commission appointed hometown hero Noble Mentzer to the position of parade Grand Marshal.

“Mr. Noble Mentzer is the epitome of everything our community, and our Independence Day parade represents,” said parade chairperson Taryn Martin. “We would also like to invite all local active duty, reserves, and retired veterans to serve with Mr. Mentzer by leading the parade on our hometown hero float.”

Any and all local active duty, reserves, and retired veterans interested in serving in this year’s Hometown Hero Parade are asked to call the Havre de Grace Visitor Center at 410-939-2100.

The Havre de Grace Hometown Heroes Independence Day Celebration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 8:00 a.m with the Weedon-Elliott VFW 8126 Hometown Heroes Breakfast held at the Havre de Grace Community Center at 100 Lagaret Lane. Tickets cost $8.00 and are available at the Havre de Grace Visitor Center. The following day, Sunday July 2nd, the 2017 Hometown Heroes Independence Day Parade will start at 2:00 p.m, followed by the downtown block party at 4:00 p.m. At 7:00 p.m., The Amish Outlaws will perform a free live concert under the tent at Hutchins Park. Proceeds from refreshment sales will benefit the Havre de Grace American Legion Joseph L. Davis Post 47. The Independence Day Celebration will conclude with the Havre de Grace Fireworks display, which will start at approximately 9:15 p.m.; fireworks will be launched for the first time this year from a barge located off of Concord Point and will be visible throughout the City.

Anyone interested in volunteering or participating in the 2017 Hometown Heroes Independence celebration, please visit havredegracejuly4.org/application.

June 5, 2017 City Council Agenda


Below you will find an interactive version of the agenda the City Council will use at the Monday, June 5,  2017 City Council Meeting.

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

 

COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
June 5, 2017
7:00 p.m.

1. Call to Order

2. Roll Call
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Opening Prayer: Reverend James Snodgrass

5. Approval of the Minutes:
A. Council Meeting Minutes- May 15, 2017

6. Recognitions: (Student of the Month)
A. Havre de Grace Elementary: Hailey Kirtscher
B. Meadowvale Elementary: Ellen Benner
C. Havre de Grace Middle School: Ryan Fabriziani

7. Proclamations:
A. Washington Street Book Store- Celebrating 25 years

8. Presentations: None

9. Appointments:
A. Mr. Suchit Patel: Tourism Advisory Board (CM Martin)
B. Mrs. Judith Dominick: Arts Commission (CM Worrell)

10. Oath of Office: (Administered by Mayor Martin)
A. Mr. Suchit Patel
B. Mrs. Judith Dominick

11. Comments from Citizens on Agenda Items:

12. Resolutions: None

13. Ordinances:
An Ordinance concerning the FY 2017-18 Budget (CM Worrell)
AN ORDINANCE BY THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF HAVRE DE GRACE BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ARTICLE OF THE ANNOTATED CODE OF MARYLAND AND SECTION 37 OF THE HAVRE DE GRACE CITY CHARTER FOR THE PURPOSE OF ESTABLISHING THE CITY BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018, BY DESIGNATING THE ANNUAL PROJECTION OF ANTICIPATED REVENUES AND PROPOSED AUTHORIZED EXPENSES FOR THE CITY OF HAVRE DE GRACE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018

An Ordinance concerning firearms in the waterfowl hunting area (CM Gamatoria)
AN ORDINANCE OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HAVRE DE GRACE PURSUANT TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ARTICLE OF THE ANNOTATED CODE OF MARYLAND AND CITY CHARTER SECTION 34 AMENDING THE CITY CODE CHAPTER 73: FIREARMS

An Ordinance concerning the Wage and Benefit Commission (CM Gamatoria)
AN ORDINANCE OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF HAVRE DE GRACE CONTAINING AMENDMENTS TO THE CITY CODE CHAPTER 25 BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND COMMISSIONS, ARTICLE XIII EMPLOYEE BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION COMMISSION SECTIONS 25-78; 25-79; and 25-82.
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 Sturgill: 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 Gamatoria:
B. Council Member Hitchings:
C. Council Member Worrell:
D. Council Member Robertson:
E. Council Member D. Martin :

19. Business from Council President Glenn:

20. Comments from Citizens

21. Adjournment