FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 4, 2017
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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March, 22, 2017
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.
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 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.
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.
The City of Havre de Grace would like to congratulate Max Swart, Kira Knockett, Ethan Wilkinson, and Danny Mattei Lopez on being this month’s Students of the Month.
Havre de Grace Elementary School Max Swart
Meadowvale Elementary Kira Knockett
Havre de Grace Middle School Ethan Wilkinson
Havre de Grace High School Danny Mattei Lopez
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 2, 2017
STATEMENT BY THE CITY OF HAVRE DE GRACE REGARDING DUNLOP PROTECTIVE FOOTWEAR’S MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR INVESTMENT INTO HAVRE DE GRACE FACILITY
Dunlop Protective Footwear has announced their plan to invest millions of dollars into their Havre de Grace manufacturing facility. This expansion will enable the company to produce the only polyurethane boot made in the United States. As a result, this is expected to create 15 new jobs in our community. “The investment Dunlop has decided to make in Havre de Grace is not just an investment into their facility, it is also an investment of confidence to the future of our city,” said Mayor Martin. We are proud Dunlop chose to do business in Havre de Grace and look forward to working with them in the future.
Mayor Martin signs Charter Resolution 281 into law.
This week Mayor Martin signed into law Charter Resolution 281. Charter Resolution 281 updates the Budget process in the City Charter to incorporate the best practices learned over the last decade. Primarily it segregates the budget into 3 formal areas; personnel costs, non-personnel operating costs, and capital projects. Charter Resolution 281 also restricts Department Directors from transferring funds between these 3 key elements without City Council approval. The goal is to ensure the budget can be understood by as many citizens as possible, so they may better understand how their tax dollars are being spent. Charter Resolution 281 was unanimously passed by The City Council on February 21, 2017 and will go into effect April 12, 2017.
View Charter Resolution 281
We are saddened to hear the news of the passing our friend Richard Holly. Rich was a leader in our community who made us laugh, smile and most importantly challenged us as students and citizens. For 45 years, Rich taught business at Havre de Grace High School. When Rich was not teaching he was busy participating in numerous volunteer organizations, including Community Projects of Havre de Grace, the Winter Wonderland Committee, the Citizens Against Trash Club, and volunteering to serve Thanksgiving dinner to those in need. His sacrifice to our community was selfless. We are forever grateful for the time we spent with Rich and thankful for the lessons he taught us.
We would also like to express our deepest condolences to the Holly Family.