Water Treatment Plant – Referendum Question A

Question and Answer Sheet
1. Is this to repair aging infrastructure?
Yes. The last major water treatment plant renovation was in the early 1980’s.
2. Is the city going to stop looking for grants & sponsors if the referendum passes?
No. The City always seeks grants for the improvements to the facility and infrastructure.
3. Will this money be used to expand the City limits and build more houses?
No. The renovations and plant enhancements will enable to produce more water to sell to customers outside of our City limits thereby increasing our productivity which will lower our overall production expenses.
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Q&A: Opera House – Referendum Question B

1. Will my taxes go up if Referendum B passes?
No. No tax increases are proposed at all and a loan costs less than the $250,000 per year lowering carrying costs to the City.
2. Is the city going into the theater business?
No. The City will request proposals from management companies to operate the Cultural Arts Center with proceeds from successful operations carrying salaries and operating expenses.
3. Will it just be opera? I don’t even like opera…
No. Theatre, dance recitals, lectures, roots music, movies – the world of the arts and humanities is open to performances in the Cultural Arts Center.
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Bulle Rock to host Top 100 Golf Magazine teacher this summer

Learn from one of the country’s most passionate and dedicated golf instructors when Tom Patri comes to Bulle Rock Golf Course this summer. Patri has been teaching and coaching for over 30 years and has given more than 50,000 lesson hours. He has been recognized as: Met (NY) PGA Teacher of the Year; South Florida PGA Teacher of the Year; two time SW Florida PGA Teacher of the Year; and GOLF Magazine’s Top 100 Teacher in America, Lifetime Alumni.
Tom Patri has worked with some of the very best layers on the planet but still enjoys taking the recreational player to … Read More

Havre de Grace named One of Maryland’s Safety Cities in 2016

HAVRE de GRACE – Maryland is home to just over six million residents and is one of the smallest but most densely populated states in America. The largest city is Baltimore and the capital is Annapolis. Between the two is Havre de Grace, which Backgroundchecks.com has named to their Top Five List of The Safest Cities in Maryland 2016, with Harford County’s City on Chesapeake Bay at #2, behind Ocean Pines in Worcester County.
The listing declared that Havre de Grace with 12,900 residents on the head of the Chesapeake Bay and the Susquehanna River is home to Concord Point Lighthouse … Read More

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Off-Site City Council Meeting

Per Resolution No. 2016-03, The Mayor and City Council of Havre de Grace agreed to move the regularly scheduled meeting of the Mayor and City Council, that is to be held on April 18, 2016, out of the City Hall Council Chamber to the Bulle Rock Residence Club, 1200 Bulle Rock Parkway, Havre de Grace, MD.  The meeting will begin that evening at 7:00 PM.
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At the same meeting, there will be two public hearings held beginning at 7 PM.  The purpose of the first Hearing will be to receive public comment on the proposed Ordinance 978 … Read More

Cultural Arts Center at the Opera House

John F. Kennedy once stated; “If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.”
In 2010, the Mayor and Council passed a Resolution to provide funds for capital improvements to the Old City Hall also known as the Opera House. Since that time more than 1.8 million dollars has been raised for that endeavor. The City along with the Opera House Foundation continues on this quest to secure funding to complete the Opera House and allow it operate as a cultural arts center not only for … Read More

Bringing Martha back

The Chesapeake Heritage Conservancy are working diligently to bring the historic Skipjack Martha Lewis back to her glory on the waters of the Susquehanna River and Chesapeake Bay.  Currently on dry land as extensive restoration and repairs are done, the Martha Lewis is still attracting visitors along Water Street to see the progress being made.
A 66-foot long pine trunk was received to be shaped into the new mast after an extensive search that spanned five states until one was finally donated by Paul W. Jones Lumber Company, Inc., in Snow Hill, MD. Work to restore Martha Lewis is being done … Read More

Economic Development hosts breakfast for business

The Havre de Grace Office of Economic Development organized an informal continental breakfast meeting open to business owners, both existing and prospective, to help bring the multiple players who can work with businesses together for information sharing and gathering. The breakfast was spearheaded by Havre de Grace Councilman David Martin to being dialog using social media platform and meetings to connect businesses to services on Fri., April 8, at MacGregor’s Restaurant from 7:30 to 9 a.m.
Representatives from the Harford County Office of Economic Development, Small Business Development Center, and Susquehanna Workforce Network were on hand, as well as city officials … Read More

Excellence rewarded in USA Today’s Top 10 list

Havre de Grace residents in the know, already know amazing things happen behind the doors of the stately Victorian home at 452 Congress Avenue. Now so does everyone else. Or at least the hundreds of thousands of readers of USA Today.
Par Excellence Day Spa was listed as number five for must visit spas for travelers heading to the Baltimore region by USA Today recently. “Though Havre de Grace is a small bucolic town, the spa certainly  beats most city destinations at very reasonable  prices,” wrote Tamar Alexia Fleishman for USA Today, who added “head to toe treatments” are available at … Read More