December 2016 – Student of the Month

Congratulations to Nehemiah Howard, Rachel Saacks, Ellianna Andreen, and Becky Bracken on being this month’s Students of the Month.

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Nehemiah Howard – Havre de Grace Elementary School

Rachel Saacks – Meadowvale Elementary School

Rachel Saacks – Meadowvale Elementary School

Becky Bracken – Havre de Grace High School


Q: Will my taxes go up if the Ballot Question passes?
Approval of the question will place the full faith and credit of the City behind paying the annual $55,000 payment amount for the next 20 years. The City currently receives approximately $8 million annually in property taxes. The City fully anticipates being able to make the annual payment without having to increase property taxes.
Q: What is the plan for the Water Street Property if the Ballot question passes?
The City is committed to preserving its Chesapeake Bay shoreline for public use. While final details and design is still in-progress, the intent … Read More


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 … Read More

Havre de Grace Decorating Contest Winners Announced

HAVRE DE GRACE – The winners are in for the 2016 Havre de Grace Window Decorating Contest. Ribbons were presented by Mayor William T. “Bill” Martin; Lauri Orzewicz, Tourism and Visitor Center Manager; Havre de Grace Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Cathy Hutchins Vincenti; and Havre de Grace Alliance Executive Director Pam Spelker.  The presentation of awards took place just prior to the Parade and Light Up Night festivities, Friday, December 2.
Judges for the contest this year were President and CEO of the Harford County Chamber of Commerce Angela Rose; Executive Director of the Harford Development Council Bridgette Johnson; and … Read More

The Great Havre de Grace Oyster Feast

The world is your oyster…
At the Great Havre de Grace Oyster Feast November 19
HAVRE DE GRACE – The old adage warns never eat oysters in a month without an “R”. Welcome to November, with an “R”, and The Great Havre de Grace Oyster Feast, Saturday, November 19, from 4 to 9 p.m.
This new event is a community gathering of delicious food of monumental proportions all in support of local nonprofit organizations. At $50 per person the menu, provided by Atlantic Caterers, Inc., offering locally sourced sustainable seafood, is a whopper the size of the very best fish tales.
The Great Havre … Read More

Learn more about the City’s new Director of Planning – Ben Martorana

NJGovTech LLC/Atlantic GovTech LLC
Since 1976, until my retirement in February of 2008, I  served as the Township Administrator, Municipal Engineer and Municipal Clerk for the Township of West Caldwell in northern New Jersey. Prior to that I was a partner in a consulting engineering firm and also held two other positions in Municipal government as an assistant engineer. Upon my retirement from West Caldwell I formed NJGovTech LLC to provide Professional Land Use and management consulting services to all levels of government and those doing business with government entities. In 2012 I expanded the planned service … Read More

Havre de Grace’s lights up gazebo entrance to promenade

The City of Havre de Grace has enhanced the Yacht Basin entrance to the Havre de Grace Promenade. North East (Cecil County, MD) based I-Lighting LED Lighting Solutions installed low-voltage lighting on the entrance gazebo to the popular Havre de Grace Promenade this week. The gazebo was fully lit for the first time at dusk on Monday, October 3, following the installation. The LED lighting is reliable and affordable offering safety, security and ambiance to this outdoor space for the residents of and visitors to Havre de Grace.

K-9 Cody Park opens to plenty of “A-Paws”

Press Release
September 6, 2016
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K-9 Cody Park opens to plenty of “A-Paws”
                HAVRE DE GRACE – The Havre de Grace Activity Center at 100 Lagaret Lane went to the dogs this weekend. Not the community center itself, rather the half-acre fenced area behind the Activity Center where a soft opening was held for the K-9 Cody Dog Park.
The dog park features a fenced in area for both small dogs and large dogs, for safety. It also offers a water drinking fountain for both bipeds and quadrupeds, after dogs work up a thirst romping with new found canine … Read More

2017 Independence Day Commission

Press Release
September 6, 2016
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2017 Independence Day Commission
 The 2017 Independence Day Commission was created by action of the Mayor and Council of the City of Havre de Grace during their Council meeting on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. It will resemble the Havre de Grace Arts Commission in structure with a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Any members of the community who enjoy the Havre de Grace Independence Day Celebrations and wish to volunteer are welcome to join at-large.
The 2017 Independence Day Commission will be able to raise funds and receive tax deductible donations and sponsorships of the numerous … Read More