Havre de Grace Decoy Museum Celebrates thirty years.

Monday, February 6, 2017 the Mayor presented the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum with a proclamation recognizing their thirtieth anniversary.
 
WHEREAS, the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum is celebrating their thirtieth anniversary; and
WHEREAS, the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum houses one of the finest collections of working and decorative Chesapeake Bay decoys ever assembled; and
WHEREAS, through tours, lectures, demonstrations and special events the Decoy Museum strives to communicate the heritage of Upper Bay decoy making to a national audience; and
WHEREAS, with displays of 1,200 decoys and decorative carvings, the Decoy Museum provides the perfect opportunity to appreciate this unique American folk … Read More

City Council Agenda February 6, 2017

Below you will find an interactive version of the agenda the City Council will use at the Tuesday , January 6,  2017 City Council Meeting.

Draft items and items that have received prior council action can be viewed through this interactive agenda.
COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
February 6, 2017
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Opening Prayer:
A. Pastor Rick Haynes: Lighthouse Mission Church
5. Approval of the Minutes:
A. Council Meeting Minutes- January 17, 2017
6. Recognitions: (Presented by Mayor Martin)
A. Student of the Month
1. Havre de Grace Elementary School: Kayleigh Bolen
2. Meadowvale Elementary School: Ashley Kovacsics
3. Havre de Grace Middle School: Patricia “Riley” Grochowski
4. … Read More

Pass the Keys to a Sober Driver Before the Big Game Begins

Havre de Grace, MD – Football fans across the country will celebrate America’s most watched national sporting event, Super Bowl LI, on Sunday, February 5. For many, the celebration will include drinking alcohol.
That’s why highway safety and law enforcement officials are teaming up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for a special Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk reminder to urge all football fans to call the right play on Super Bowl weekend by passing the keys to a sober driver before the drinking begins.
Drunk driving can be deadly. A driver is considered alcohol-impaired with a blood alcohol … Read More

BGE Installing New Gas Lines

BGE has started an extensive gas line replacement project in the City. It will be in three phases: phase one will last up to 9 months, the next two phases will last a couple of years. They are up grading the Low-Pressure Gas Lines with High Pressure Lines. Work will be scheduled Monday through Friday, 7 am to 5 pm, no weekends. No Parking Signs posted by BGE should indicate that the restricted parking is only for Mondays-Fridays, 7am to 5pm. Expect delays. Flaggers will be on the job site. Please use caution in the work area.

Phase I will impact … Read More

City of Havre de Grace announces Havre de Grace Restaurant Week 2017.

Havre de Grace, MD, February 2, 2017 – Havre de Grace Office of Tourism announced today Havre de Grace Restaurant Week will be returning this year February 20 through 26. 
 
Mayor Martin stated in a recent video promoting Restaurant Week “It’s a great way to come together with family and friends to try new dishes and try new places.”  Participating restaurants will be featuring  $10, $20 and $30 specials.  Restaurant Week is organized by the Havre de Grace Office of Tourism, Havre de Grace Chamber of Chamber of Commerce and Havre de Grace Alliance.
 
Following Restaurant Week celebrate Fat Tuesday, February 28 … Read More

YARD WASTE WILL NO LONGER BE COLLECTED IF PLACED IN PLASTIC BAGS.

Representatives from Scarborough Landfill’s contractor – Maryland Environmental Services have informed us that YARD WASTE WILL NO LONGER BE COLLECTED IF PLACED IN PLASTIC BAGS.
The reasons: plastic is not bio-degradable; therefore, will not break down, and the plastic bags are jamming up the sifting equipment which has resulted in costly repairs and time.
WHAT TO DO: Use your trash cans, recycle cans and/or bio-degradable PAPER bags for your yard waste. Branches and sticks – still bundle with twine.
GET IN THE HABIT NOW as Sept. 1st is when this goes into effect. With Spring garden prep just around the corner, this … Read More

ANNOUNCEMENT OF PUBLIC WORK SESSION

The Mayor and City Council will conduct a public Work Session in the City Council Chambers, 711 Pennington Avenue, on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of this session is to allow for interaction between the Council, Administration and the Independence Day Commission concerning the approved Independence Day Festivities for 2017.

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

SPECIAL ELECTION: WATER STREET PROPERTY QUESTIONS and ANSWERS

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