City of Havre de Grace Weekly Briefing: Week of Monday, July 31, 2017.

    City of Havre de Grace Weekly Briefing:
    Week of Monday, July 31, 2017.

    Office of the Mayor:

    • On Friday, July 28, 2017 Mayor Martin and Director of Economic Development Erika Quesenbery congratulated Crazy Eights Hair Salon on reaching their 25th anniversary.

    Police Department:

    • Tuesday, August 1st is National Night Out. Neighbors can put their porch lights on to support the police and say hi if they see us out and about.

    • We will be collecting school supplies at the police station to give to students in need. Contact PCO Mia Kilgore at 410-939-2121 for more information.  The Havre de Grace Police Department is located at 715 Pennington Ave.

    • Please lock your vehicles and bring valuables inside to make your property less desirable to thieves.

    Department of Finance:  

    • July water/sewer bills are due today July 31, 2017

    • The City’s Independent Financial Audit begins today July 31, 2017.

    Department of Economic Development:  

    • Hard to believe but MacGregor’s Restaurant & Deck Bar has been serving delicious food, beverages, fun and music for 30 years! A celebration of all things MacGregor’s was held Saturday, July 22, with a 1987 throwback pricing menu ALL week, drink specials, live music, giveaways, and in keeping with the name, a bagpiper! If you didn’t make it out for all the fun, festivities and food, visit soon to celebrate 30 years and counting 1987-2017 at 331 St. John Street, Havre de Grace.

    Office of Tourism:  

    • Lachelle and Chris Scarlato hosted a dinner cruise on the New Black Eyed Susan Riverboat for the Visitor Center Volunteers on Saturday July 29. If anyone would like more information on the Black Eyed Susan, stop by the Visitor Center and ask one of our volunteers about their wonderful experience.  The Havre de Grace Visitor Center is located at 450 Pennington Ave.

    • 2,800 people attended the Havre de Grace Farmers Market during the month of July.

    • The Tourism E-Newsletter will be emailed this week. Click here to subscribe.

    Department of Public Works:

    • The City’s water  distribution line on Camilla Street from Otsego Street will be re-lined and refurbished.  The Request for Proposal to hire a contractor will be going out this week.

    • The Water Plant will be undergoing upgrades.  The Request for Proposal for a contractor will be going out within the next four weeks.

    • BGE and the City of Havre de Grace will partner to repave the streets that have been impacted by the gas line replacement project.

    • A reminder to all residents to make sure your trash is placed in a can for collection.  Trash cannot be set out in bags only.  The bags must be in a can for both health and safety reasons.  Recycles must be placed loose in containers.  No plastic bags to hold your recycles.

    Event Related Road Closures:

    First Fridays – Friday August 4, 2017 traffic and parking restrictions will be in effect from 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

    The following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic and parking on Friday, August 4, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

    ·         N. Washington Street:  Closed from Congress Avenue to St. John Street.

    ·         Pennington Avenue:  Closed from N. Lodge Lane to St. John Street.

    ·         Franklin Street:  Closed from N. Union Avenue to St. John Street.  Closed from N. Union Avenue to the parking lot of Backfin Blues.  Union Avenue will remain open at all times (crossing guards will be present).

    ·         St. John Street:  Closed from Franklin Street to Green Street.

    DPW – Division of Stormwater Management:  

    • Stormwater Management continues to map the stormwater infrastructure throughout the City in order to better track runoff and maintain the storm drain system. There are many projects on the horizon to improve stormwater handling.

    Opera House Update:


    • Stage lighting was installed in the Opera House over the weekend.

    • The Cultural Center at the Opera House will open Sunday, August 6, 2017.

    • The Cultural Center at the Opera House has a seating capacity of 203.

    City Improvements:

    • Ten new recycling containers have been placed throughout the city.

    • Four new bicycle racks have been installed throughout the city.