Notice of Special City Election  –  A Special Havre de Grace City election will be held at the Havre de Grace City Council Chambers, located at 711 Pennington Avenue, Havre de Grace, Maryland.  A Special Election to give the registered voters of the City of Havre de Grace an opportunity to cast their ballot in favor of or opposed to the following question:
    Question A.  The Mayor and City Council of Havre de Grace propose to purchase the real property known as 627 Water Street and a portion of 649 Water Street in Havre de Grace, Maryland, which is comprised of four lots along Water Street and the Susquehanna River (parcels 460, 461, 472 and 470 as shown on tax map 601).  The purchase price is One Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,500,000.00).  The current assessed value for the property is One Million Six Hundred Twelve Thousand Five Hundred Sixty Seven Dollars ($1,612,567.00).  A deposit of Four Hundred Thousand Dollars ($400,000.00) was paid by the City to Harford County with the remaining One Million One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,100,000.00) to be paid by the City over a period of twenty (20) years with interest at 0.00% pursuant to an installment purchase agreement upon the full faith and credit and unlimited taxing powers of the City, thus, there will be twenty (20) annual payments of Fifty-Five Thousand Dollars ($55,000.00).  The Mayor and City Council intend to transform the property into a City waterfront park.  Do you agree to the City’s purchase of this property and approve the indebtedness on these terms?
    YES                                                                                                NO
    Election will be held on Tuesday, December 27, 2016
    Polls will open at 7 AM
    Polls will close at 8 PM
    Method of Voting:  Voting shall be by written ballot to be completed by
    the voter, placed by the voter in a sealed envelope, and placed in a
    ballot box.  The City Board of Election Supervisors shall be the
    canvassing authority for the election results.
    Qualification of Voters – All citizens of the United States eighteen years of age or upward who have resided in the City for twenty-one days preceding the Special Election and whose names shall appear upon the list of registered voters of the City shall be entitled to vote at any election held under the provisions of the Charter.
    Absentee Ballot applications will be available for pick-up at City Hall.   Voted ballots must be returned by 5:00 PM on election day to Havre de Grace City Hall, 711 Pennington Avenue, Havre de Grace, Maryland 21078.