The Mayor and City Council of Havre de Grace will hold a public hearing to consider an ordinance authorizing an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $15,000,000 of public debt (the “Bonds”) to be issued under the State of Maryland’s Local Government Infrastructure Financing Program, pursuant to the authority of Sections 4-101 through 4-255 of the Housing and Community Development Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, as amended.  Such Bonds may be issued up to an aggregate principal amount of $15,000,000 in one or more series and through one or more issues over each of the next five years.

    The purpose of this debt is to (i) finance or refinance all or a portion of the costs of certain capital improvements to the water and wastewater systems of the City of Havre de Grace (the “City”) including, but not limited to, replacing the centrifuge system at the Water Treatment Plant Solids Handling Facility; replacing and repairing intake lines to the Water Treatment Plant; extending and replacing water main lines at various locations throughout the City; replacing and extending sewage lines and replacing valves throughout the City; adding an emergency sewage inflow storage tank at the Wastewater Treatment Plant; repairing and upgrading the main pumping station adjacent to the National Guard; repairing the water storage tower located at Lapidum Road; rehabilitating the Bulle Rock Water Tower and such other projects necessary or incidental thereto, (ii) to fund reserves and (iii) to pay the costs of issuance of the Bonds.

    PLACE OF MEETING: City Council Chambers, City Hall, 711 Pennington Ave., Havre de Grace, MD 21078.

    TIME: 7:00 p.m.

    DATE: June 15, 2020.

    WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENTS MAY BE SUBMITTED TO: Resa Laird at or mailed to: City Hall, Attn: Resa Laird, 711 Pennington Ave, Havre de Grace, MD 21078.

    Please note: residents may attend the hearing in person.  The City will take all necessary and required safety precautions to address COVID-19 concerns.  As such, only one resident will be allowed to enter the Council chambers at a time to ask questions or provide comments.  Any questions or comments submitted to the City in writing in advance of the meeting will be read into the record by the Mayor.