City of Havre de Grace Weekly Briefing Week of August 15, 2022 

    City of Havre de Grace Weekly Briefing
    Week of August 15, 2022 

    The information below is subject to change and only applies to known scheduled work or events from August 15 – August 24. The content below is not intended to provide information regarding an emergency or unknown circumstances. 

    Department of Administration:


    • Sue Nappi was appointed to the Street & Traffic Safety Advisory Board at the Council Meeting on August 15


    • The Independence Day Commission gave its annual report at the Council Meeting on August 15. 

    Upcoming Public Meetings: 

    • August 22 – Public Hearing on Ordinance Nos. 1082 & 1083, 6:00 p.m. City Hall
    • August 23 – Arts Commission Meeting, 6:30 p.m., City Hall
    • August 25 – Youth Commission Meeting, 7:00 p.m., City Hall

    Upcoming City Legislation: 

    • Public Hearings – August 22, 6:00 p.m., City Hall
      • Ordinance No. 1082 – Create a process for establishing legislative priorities and positions and authorizing the Mayor or designee to speak and advocate for the priorities and positions established
      • Ordinance No. 1083 – Temporarily waive property taxes for certain properties owned by Habitat for Humanity

    Upcoming Events: 

    Havre de Grace Farmers Market

    August 20, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    100 Block of St. John Street

    The Havre de Grace Arts Collective Youth Arts Program: Seashell Mobiles

    August 20, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

    Fire Hall Studio at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Avenue

    Havre de Grace Decoy Museum Carving Demonstrations and Art Sale

    August 20, 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Havre de Grace Decoy Museum, 215 Giles Street

     The Madame Mims Experience: Tarot Readings for Everyone

    August 20, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Avenue

    David Clark’s All About Joel – Billy Joel Tribute

    August 20, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

    The STAR Centre of Havre de Grace, 700 Congress Avenue

    Trolley Update August 12,13,14

    • 4 trolleys running
    • 122 Loops 
    • 427 miles
    • 841 passengers
    • No incidents

    Department of Public Works: 

    • Wilson St. Project:  Installation of a new water main is approximately 70% completed.
    • The next phase of the living shoreline is from Jene Roberts Park northward. The City announced an invitation to bid for a new boat ramp, bulkhead, floating pier, and parking lot on Water Street. Bids were due last Friday, and we received two bids. Both bids are in review by the City and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
    • There was a project informational presentation held last Thursday, August 11, regarding our City’s proposed storm water drainage project on Chesapeake Drive. Tim Whittie led a discussion that highlighted the benefits of residents supporting the City’s stormwater management efforts to improve the drainage ditch behind residents’ homes and ease flooding. The goal of the project is to create cascading step pools to prevent untreated stormwater and debris from flowing directly into the Chesapeake Bay. This is a project similar to the successful stormwater mitigation project that has significantly improved flooding conditions in David Craig Park.
    • DPW recently performed emergency water main repairs along State Highway 155. We’re working closely with the State Highway Administration to ensure 155 gets repaved with State funding in a timely manner.
    • During the week of August 18, Alliance Street, between S Washington and S Lodge Lane, will be under construction with sidewalk repairs.
    • Chief of Parks and Recreational Operations, John Allen, was recognized by happy Havre de Grace Citizens this week, for his proactive and exceptional work performance helping with city-wide tree maintenance.  

    Department of Finance:

    • Pay Online – Water/Sewer, Property Taxes, and Municipal Invoices at  Click on the Payment Center Tab.  Register as a user and you can save, store and schedule payments. Or make a one-time payment using your account number and pin.  Pins are located on your invoice and can be changed by request only.
    • When making tax or water/sewer payments online, please be sure to use the account number for the type of bill for which you are trying to pay.  If you enter your tax id when you want to pay your water bill, the payment will be posted to your taxes.  The payment always follows the account number!
    • Sign up for Water/Sewer e-Billing at  Click on the eBilling Registration tab located at the top of the home page.
    • If you are having trouble paying your City bills on time, call Tara Leever at City Hall, (410) 939-1800, ext. 1110, and make arrangements to pay your Water/Sewer account if you are unable to pay your outstanding bill in full.
    • Please Do Not Put Cash in the Drop Box at City Hall.

    Department of Planning 

    • The Planning Commission meeting scheduled for August 22, 2022, has been CANCELLED.  Please contact the Planning Department if you have any questions.
    • The Board of Appeals will meet on August 25, 2022, at City Hall, starting at 6:30 pm.

    Department of Economic Development and Tourism  

    New Business Openings

    Jaime Bakes, LLC 

    311 St. John Street

    Zodiac Records

    308 St. John Street


    208 N. Washington Street

    Re-grand Opening

    Brookbend Interiors

    233 St. John Street