City of Havre de Grace Weekly Briefing Week of August 29, 2022

    Department of Administration


    • Havre de Grace Arts Week
    • National Recovery Month
    • Junior All Star Softball Team


    • Rylee Grode is scheduled to be appointed to the Youth Commission at the City Council Meeting on 9/6

    Upcoming Public Meetings: 

    • City Council Meeting – Tuesday, September 6, 7:00 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers

    City Legislation:

    The following legislation is scheduled to be introduced at the City Council Meeting on September 6:

    • Calendar Resolution concerning Recognition of Property at 501 St. John Street as a Living War Memorial
    • Calendar Resolution concerning a License Agreement for a Replacement Sign at 328 St. John Street
    • Calendar Resolution concerning a License Agreement for a Walkway at 262 Lewis Street
    • Calendar Resolution concerning Annexation of 1633 Pulaski Highway
    • Charter Resolution concerning Annexation of 1633 Pulaski Highway: First Reading
    • Ordinance No. 1081 concerning a Tax Waiver for 1828 Pulaski Highway: Second Reading
    • Ordinance No. 1082 concerning Creating a Process for Establishing Legislative Priorities and Positions: Second Reading
    • Ordinance No. 1083 concerning a Temporary Tax Waiver for Habitat for Humanity Properties: Second Reading
    • Ordinance concerning Extension of Temporary Moratorium on Short-Term Rentals: First Reading
    • Ordinance concerning Amending Chapter 25, Article VIII Youth Commission: First Reading
    • Ratify Language in Resolution 2022-22 – Establish Legislative Priorities and Positions for the 2023 Session of the Maryland General Assembly (As Amended)
      Upcoming Events:
    • September 2 – First Friday, 5:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Downtown
    • September 3 – Farmers Market, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 100 Block of St. John Street

      STAR Centre: 

    Tickets are now available on Eventbrite for:

    • Parrotbeach, The Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band (themed event with lots of extras like free leis, margaritas at the bar, and a cheeseburger in paradise buffet. Dress in your best “island” attire.)
    • Scott Sharrad, Lead singer from Little Feat and formerly with the Greg Allman Band
    • Tusk, The World’s #1 Fleetwood Mac Tribute
    • Beginnings, A Celebration of the Music of Chicago
    • The Jersey Tenors, Frank Sinatra to Franki Valli to Figaro… Forgetaboutit!

    Please follow the STAR Centre on Facebook and LIKE our page.

    Police Department 


    Back to School


    •  School begins on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, which means increased school busses, pedestrian foot traffic, and parents taking their children to school.

    •  Please pay attention to school buses that are stopped to pick up children.  Do not overtake and pass a school bus when its lights are activated.  This can result in you receiving a $570 fine and three (3) points on your driver’s license.


    We Are Hiring


    • If you are interested in pursuing a career in Law Enforcement, the Havre de Grace Police Department seeks folks who want to work in our great city with amazing people, serving our wonderful community.
    • We are looking for those of you with no law enforcement experience but who are willing to attend a Police Academy to become a certified police officer for the Havre de Grace Police Department.

    • We also have positions available for those currently certified police officers who want to lateral over to the Havre de Grace Police Department.

    • Likewise, for those who are not interested in becoming a police officer but want to help our community, we have positions available for Police Communications officers (PCO).

    • Whether you want to be a police officer or a police communications officer, please get in touch with Capt. Joe Alton, at 410-939-2121 or go to the City of Havre de Grace website for complete information.

    Department of Public Works

    • Three bids were received for the Route 155 emergency roadwork repair due to a water main break on Superior St. We will work closely with the Maryland Department of Transportation to repatch the affected area shortly after Labor Day weekend.

    • The National Guard pumping station upgrade project is underway.

    • Routine water meter replacements will be ongoing throughout the City. The goal is to replace aging meters before the winter months.

    • Sign removal, relocation, and replacements are being conducted throughout the City, which aims to increase ease of use and efficiency.

    •  Congratulations to three Department of Public Works employees: Zac Patterson, Tony Cochran, and Kieran Dunn. These outstanding employees were formally recognized by Mayor Martin at the Employee of the Quarter ceremony this past Friday.

    Department of Planning 

    Upcoming meetings:

    • The Planning Commission will meet on September 26th at 6:30 pm.  The meeting will include a discussion of the City’s 2023 Comprehensive Plan.