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.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUDGET WORK SESSIONS

The Mayor and City Council will conduct Public Budget Work Sessions in the City Council Chambers, 711 Pennington Avenue, at 6:00 p.m. on March 27, 2017 and April 10, 2017. The purpose of this session is to allow for interaction between the Council and Administration to review the proposed budget for fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

March 20, 2017 City Council Meeting Agenda


Below you will find an interactive version of the agenda the City Council will use at the Monday, March 20,  2017 City Council Meeting.

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

COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
March 20, 2017

1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Opening Prayer:
A. Pastor Bo Van Dyke; Christ the King Church

5. Approval of the Minutes:
A. Council Meeting Minutes- March 6, 2017

6. Recognitions: None

7. Proclamations: None

8. Presentations:
A. Mr. Fred Wills; Wage and Benefit
B. Mr. Al Caffo; Tree Commission

9. Appointments: None

10. Oath of Office: None

11. Comments from Citizens on Agenda Items:

12. Resolutions: None

13. Ordinances:
Second reading and adoption of Ordinance 987 (CM Martin)
AN ORDINANCE OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF HAVRE DE GRACE, MARYLAND TO AMEND THE CITY CODE CHAPTER 127 TITLED “PEDDLING AND SOLICITING SECTION 127.2 LICENSES REQUIRED” PURSUANT TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ARTICLE OF THE ANNOTATED CODE OF MARYLAND SECTION 5-204 AND CITY CHARTER CHAPTER C, SECTION 19.
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:
A. Presentation of the FY 2017-18 Budget

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

Touring Havre de Grace Middle School with Comptroller Franchot

March 16, 2017 Mayor Martin toured Havre de Grace Middle School with Comptroller Franchot, County Executive Barry Glassman and other government and school officials. Everyone in the room had a very positive conversation about the importance of building a new middle and high school in Havre de Grace. Mayor Martin encouraged Comptroller Franchot and everyone to continue advocating for our students and stressed the urgency of this project.


Trash Collection Schedule

We are back on schedule for Curbside Collections!
Recyclables Thursdays and Yard Waste* Fridays.
*Effective July 1, 2017, Yard Waste will no longer be collected in any type of plastic bags.
Options: Use PAPER leaf & lawn bags, mulch it or compost it, or loosely pack in a designated YW can.

TODAY CHARTER AMENDMENT 279 AND 280 GO INTO EFFECT SUBJECTING THE SALARY OF CITY ELECTED OFFICIALS TO THE APPROVAL OF CITY VOTERS.

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March 8, 2017
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TODAY CHARTER AMENDMENT 279 AND 280 GO INTO EFFECT SUBJECTING THE SALARY OF CITY ELECTED OFFICIALS TO THE APPROVAL OF CITY VOTERS. 
Today, Charter Amendment 279 and 280 went into effect. The set of charter amendments mandate that the salary of City Elected Officials shall be subjected to the approval of city voters.  Until now, the process of setting elected officials pay was done by council vote.  Charter Amendment 279 and 280 were unanimously passed by the city council on January 17, 2017.

Charter Amendment 279 states, “ANY PROPOSED CHANGE TO THE MAYOR’S SALARY REQUIRES VOTER APPROVAL AT A REGULAR CITY ELECTION AND IS EFFECTIVE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR.”

View Charter Amendment 279 states: http://ow.ly/zRZ7309J9Oc

Charter Amendment 280 states, “ANY PROPOSED CHANGE TO THE SALARY OF THE CITY COUNCIL REQUIRES VOTER APPROVAL AT A REGULAR CITY ELECTION AND IS EFFECTIVE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR.”

View Charter Amendment 280: http://ow.ly/OF3k309J9Si

 
“You elect us, you pay us, therefore it is your inherent right to approve our salaries  .” said Mayor Martin.