City of Havre de Grace Installing New Walkways Through Tydings Park.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 11, 2017

CITY OF HAVRE DE GRACE INSTALLING NEW WALKWAYS THROUGH TYDINGS PARK. 

 
This week the City of Havre de Grace began replacing and upgrading the walkways through Tydings Park. 
 
The new walkways are the latest addition to the Martin Administration’s Tydings Park Upgrade and Improvement Project, started in 2016, with the laying of new sidewalk along Commerce St, upgrades to the War Memorial, and the building of the All-Access Playground.

As part of the new upgrades, the City will also be making aesthetic enhancements to the park which include the installation of new lighting and the removal of old light post. 
 
The new walkways are expected to be completed in the upcoming weeks. Updates on the project will be made available weekly through the City’s Weekly Briefing.  

City of Havre de Grace Weekly Briefing Week of Monday October 9, 2017

City of Havre de Grace Weekly Briefing
Week of Monday October 9, 2017

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Headlines:

  • Life At The Rock:  “William T. Martin Meet Your Mayor.” View Article
  • The Aegis: “HdG hopes four-year project will end generations of Lilly Run flooding.” View Article
  • Havre de Grace Patch: “Havre De Grace Oktoberfest Set For October 14.” View Article

Department of Administration:

  • PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT OFF-SITE COUNCIL MEETING
    Per Resolution No. 2017-03, as adopted by the Mayor and City Council of Havre de Grace, the next regularly scheduled Council Meeting for October 16, 2017, will be held at the Maritime Museum, located at 100 Lafayette St., Havre de Grace, MD.  The meeting will begin that evening at 7:00 PM.
  • ANNOUNCEMENT OF PUBLIC HEARING
    The Mayor and City Council of Havre de Grace will hold a Public Hearing at our off-site Council Meeting, located at 100 Lafayette St., Havre de Grace, MD on October 16, 2017 beginning at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of the Hearing will be to receive public comment on the proposed Ordinance 993 which concerns itself with boat mooring and other activities in the shallow waters surrounding the City Water Plant. Click here to view proposed Ordinance 993.

Police Department:

  • The Havre de Grace Housing Authority is looking for donations of Halloween costumes new or gently used. These costumes will go to those in need if you can help please contact Shannon Ingle at 410-939-2097
  • If your community would like an officer to attend you’re HOA, club, or organization meeting to discuss anything crime or law enforcement related please contact Cpl. Petz at 410-939-2121 to get that scheduled.

Department of Pub­lic Works:

  • There will be no Bulk Collection Service this Friday, October 13th.
  • Harford County has clarified that bamboo, rootballs, soil or dirt, thistle, and other noxious weeds are not Yard Waste.  These items can be disposed of with regular household trash. Please call City Hall should you have any questions.

STORMWATER MANAGEMENT UPDATES

Reminder:  Since fall, is here keep your stormdrains clear of leaves, grass, trash and tree debris at all times to minimize flooding in the streets, and on your property when it rains.

  • The City is progressing with plans for stormwater management facility retrofits/improvements.  Keep watching the updates for the improvements happening throughout the City.
  • Concord Point Park Pond Retrofit and Infiltration Facilities Construction – Early 2018
  • Pedestrian Bridge Abutment Design Over Lilly Run

SPOTLIGHT:  Thank you to all those keeping the stormwater ponds, drains and pipes clear of debris and in working order!   Preventative maintenance is a key element to improving the quality of water draining to the Bay.

Department of Finance:

  • Slip Contract Renewals will be mailed in the next two weeks.  If you have unpaid slip electric fees, please pay by October 15th or your renewal contract could be delayed.
  • Register for e-Billing online or contact Michele or Donna at 410-939-1800.

Department of Planning:

  • Building permits are required for sheds, fences, renovations, decks, and other alterations to buildings and property.  If your property is located in a Special Flood Hazard Area, there may be State requirements to comply with also.  When hiring a contractor, be sure they are licensed by the State of Maryland.  Contact the Department of Planning (410) 939-1800 ext 1102 for permit fees and details.
  • Home values and neighborhood quality are negatively impacted when property is not kept up.  If you notice a property that has abandoned vehicles, appliances, furniture, trash, or tall grass and weeds, please contact the Department of Planning (410) 939-1800 ext 1102.

Department of Economic Development:

  • The Route 40 Business Association will hold their monthly membership meeting and reception at Mount Felix Winery, 2000 Level Rd., Wed., October 11, From 5-7 p.m. For information or to register for this free networking opportunity visit www.route40business.com
  • Susquehanna Workforce Network will hold the 29th Annual Job Fair from noon to 4 p.m. at Ripken Stadium, 873 Long Dr., Aberdeen, on Thursday, October 12. To register for the job fair visit www.swnetwork.org
  • The Harford County Office of Economic Development’s next Business Finance Seminar will be at The GroundFloor, 2021 Pulaski Hwy., Havre de Grace, at 6 p.m., with the topic The Law & Your Business.
  • The Aberdeen Proving Ground Centennial Gala will be held at Aberdeen Corporate Park from 7 to 11 p.m., on Friday, October 20. To purchase tickets visit www.apg100.org

Office of Tourism:

  • Harford Plein Air, an outdoor painting festival, will take place throughout Harford County from October 13-15.
  • Havre de Grace Crab Feast  will be held on Friday October 13, sponsored by the Havre de Grace Chamber of Commerce.  Tickets available at the Visitor Center.
  • Havre de Haunts begins their paranormal tours in Havre de Grace.  Join them on Friday and Saturday evenings.  
  • Tuck Everlasting the musical will continue this weekend at The Cultural Center at the Opera House…get your tickets soon, some shows have already sold out!
  • Farmers Market- the market will be set up on Saint John Street this week in order to accommodate the Oktoberfest in Hutchins Park.
  • Vulcan Quarry Crusher Run will take place at the Vulcan Quarry in Havre de Grace.  Challenge yourself by running down massive declines into the earth and straight back up to the top!
  • Havre de Grace will be holding their 3rd Annual Oktoberfest in Hutchins Park from 12- 7.  Free Admission!  There will be plenty of German food, German beer, German music and dancers and a Kids Zone with crafts and games.

Cultural Center at the Opera House

  • “Darling Lili” (WW1 Film Series) on Monday, Oct. 9 at 8pm
  • Scottfield Theatre Company presents Tuck Everlasting on Friday and Saturday, October 13 & 14 at 8pm and Sunday, October 15 at 2pm.

City of Havre de Grace Weekly Briefing Week of Monday October 2, 2017

City of Havre de Grace Weekly Briefing
Week of Monday October 2, 2017  

Police Department: 

  • The Havre de Grace Housing Authority is looking for donations of Halloween costumes new or gently used. These costumes will go to those in need.  If you can help, please contact Shannon Ingle at 410-939-2097
  • Havre de Grace School Resource Officers will be hosting a monthly safety club, with the first meeting on October 4th at 6 pm at the police department. This club is open to all Havre de Grace residents with children in elementary school.
  • If your community would like an officer to attend your HOA, club, or organization meeting to discuss anything, crime or law enforcement related, please contact Cpl. Petz at 410-939-2121 to get that scheduled.

 

Department of Planning:

  • Five hurricanes have formed in the Atlantic during August and September, but hurricane season is far from over, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Even without a hurricane or tropical storm, heavy rains can cause extensive flooding in our City. The City of Havre de Grace has had our Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) revised by FEMA which became effective on April 19, 2016. Although flood boundary lines on the map may have changed, floods can still happen outside those areas. You may contact the Department of Planning at (410) 939-1800 ext 1123 to find out the flood zone for your property. Ask your insurance agent about flood insurance, which is also available for renters. A Preferred Risk Policy (PRP) offers lower-cost protection for homes and apartments in areas of low to moderate flood risk. These are areas shown as B, C, or X, zones on a FIRM.
  • As noted by DPW Division of Stormwater Management, keep your stormdrains clear of leaves, grass, trash and tree debris at all times to minimize flooding in the streets and on your property. Please contact DPW if you notice anyone dumping into a stormdrain or stream.
  • Building permits are required for sheds, fences, renovations, decks, and other alterations to buildings and property. If your property is located in a Special Flood Hazard Area, there may be State requirements to comply with also. When hiring a contractor, be sure they are licensed by the State of Maryland. Contact the Department of Planning (410) 939-1800 ext 1102 for permit fees and details.

Department of Finance:

 

  • October Water Bills will be mailed this week
  • Register for e-Billing online or call Michele or Donna at 410-939-1800
  • User Benefit Bills were due 9/30/17


Department of Public Works:

  • Yard Waste – Just a reminder when raking up the fall leaves: These will be collected if placed loosely in trash cans -or- placed in paper yard bags. Leaves in plastic bags will not be collected. Why? – the plastic bags jam up the mulching machines.
  • Cross Connection Backflow Prevention – inspections happening this week.
  • Burns Property – fencing to be installed within the next few weeks.
  • Holiday Decorating – DPW staff will begin decorating all around town within the next few weeks.
  • Tydings Park – sidewalks will be replaced. Construction to begin next week.

 

STORMWATER MANAGEMENT UPDATES

  • Reminder: Since fall is here keep your stormdrains clear of leaves, grass, trash and tree debris at all times to minimize flooding in the streets, and on your property when it rains.

The City is progressing with plans for stormwater management facility retrofits/improvements.
Keep watching the updates for the improvements happening throughout the City.

  • Concord Point Park Pond Retrofit and Infiltration Facilities Construction – Coming Soon
  • Pedestrian Bridge Abutment Design Over Lilly Run

 

DPW will be installing fencing surrounding the perimeter of the Burns Property of which 319 Lafayette St. will be the site of the Green Team’s Victory Garden.

SPOTLIGHT: Lilly Run

Improvements to Lilly Run were the subject of an Aegis article on Friday, September 29, 2017 featuring our DPW Director, Tim Whittie. Refer to the article for some interesting reading.

Office of Tourism:

 

  • On Tuesday, October 3 the Maritime Museum in partnership with the HdG Green Team, will host Seed The Untold Story, as part of the monthly environmental film series
  • Maritime Museum will hold a fall evening migratory bird walk along the promenade at 5:30 on October 4
  • First Fridays- Come celebrate fall at First Fridays on October 6. Over 100 vendors, 7 bands, outdoor cafe seating, a kids zone and bargains galore in our stores.

 

Cultural Center at the Opera House

  • Scottfield Theatre Company presents Tuck Everlasting on Friday and Saturday, October 6 & 7 at 8pm and Sunday, October 8 at 2pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Havre de Grace Host First Bark For Life Event in Harford County at K-9 Cody Dog Park.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 27, 2017

​​Havre de Grace Hosts First Bark For Life Event in Harford County at K-9 Cody Dog Park. 

On September 23, 2017, The City of Havre de Grace and the American Cancer Society celebrated the first Bark For Life event in Harford County at k-9 Cody Dog Park in Havre de Grace, Md.

Bark For Life is an American Cancer Society fundraising event that honors the lifelong contributions of our canine caregivers.

The event featured opening remarks, a demonstration by Havre de Grace Police Department with neighboring agencies, and a celebration of both human and canine caregivers.

The City of Havre de Grace has been a long supporter of hosting American Cancer Society events in Havre de Grace, including the successful Relay For Life event held at Concord Point Park.

The Martin Administration opened k-9 Cody Dog Park in September, 2016, located at 100 Laraget Lane. The park features a half-acre fenced area which includes sections for large and small dogs.

“We take our citizens seriously; we take our veterans seriously, and we take our four-legged friends seriously,” said Mayor William T. Martin, while speaking during the event. “They are our companions and our loved ones, as well as family members.”

 

 

 

City of Havre de Grace Weekly Briefing: Week of Monday, September 25, 2017

City of Havre de Grace Weekly Briefing:

Week of Monday, September 25, 2017

 

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Office of The Mayor:

  • On September 23, 2017 Mayor Martin attended and gave the opening remarks at Bark For Life.

Department of Finance:

  • Water/Sewer Turn Offs will be on Tuesday 9/26/17.  To avoid the turn off fee of $50 please pay by Monday 9/25/17.
  • Register for e-billing online or call Michele or Donna at 410-939-1800.
  • Property Taxes are due September 30, 2017.  Pay online, at City Hall or place your payment in the drop box at the front doors of City Hall after hours.

STORMWATER MANAGEMENT UPDATES

* Reminder:  Since fall is here keep your stormdrains clear of leaves, grass, trash and tree debris at all times to minimize flooding in the streets and on your property when it rains.  

  • Stormwater Management personnel are working with some students to stencil some our stormdrains reminding folks that anything entering our stormdrain system flows to the Chesapeake Bay.
  • If anyone notices someone dumping into a stormdrain please notify City Hall at 410-939-1800, ext. 1128.  Anything going into the drains except for stormwater is illicit.  
  • The City is progressing with plans for stormwater management facility retrofits/improvements.  Keep watching the updates for the improvements happening throughout the City.
    Current requests for proposals:
    Concord Point Park Pond Retrofit and Infiltration Facilities Construction
    Pedestrian Bridge Abutment Design Over Lilly Run
  • DPW will be installing fencing surrounding the perimeter of the Burns Property of which 319 Lafayette St. will be the site of the Green Team’s Victory Garden.

    SPOTLIGHT:  VETERAN’S PARK
    Located behind Citizen’s Care facility along Girard Street, this park is “healthy” in many respects.  The bioretention adjacent to Citizen’s Care parking lot serves to slow the rain on its way to the River while native plantings use and filter the rain.  The beautiful park setting is well planned to provide ample seating for respite and relaxation, as well as, modern outdoor exercise equipment for all to use as you amble along the pathways. 

Department of Public Works:

  • There is a 12” sewer main being repaired at the 600 block of Commerce Street.
  • The Camilla Street Water Main Rehabilitation project is being re-bid due to low turnout.  Watch for the updated advertising of the Request for Proposal.
  • Public Works encourages citizens to recycle as much as possible.  Remember all bagged garbage (food and animal waste) must be in a container per City Code.
  • BGE continues to work on replacing gas main along Revolution Street.  The City will be coordinating with BGE shortly to begin paving and sidewalk repairs.

Department of Economic Development:

 

  •    Joretro at 467 Franklin St., Havre de Grace, will host Pyrex & Vintage Fest, Saturday, September 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Celebrate your love of Pyrex and all things Vintage with guest vendors on Franklin Street, giveaways and Pyrex themed refreshments!

 

  •  The Route 40 Business Association is coming to Havre de Grace for their October Meet, Greet  Eat event at Mount Felix Winery, 2000 Level Rd., Havre de Grace. Admission is free but registration is required at www.route40business.com Register then bring your business cards to network with other professionals and have a chance for a giveaway. 
  • Have you been to Washington Street Books & Music lately? Stop by at 131 N. Washington Street, and say hello to the Klisavage family who are celebrating 25 years in business in Havre de Grace. As part of a quarter century celebration they have opened an Entertainment Museum in their shop complete with costumes fresh from the set of the super-hot movie Baby Driver (even one worn by Kevin Spacey, which is super difficult to come by!) Find original costumes from The Hunger Games to Last Samurai. 
  • Special thanks to Mayor Bill Martin and Council President David Glenn for attending the 2nd Annual Havre de Grace Business Appreciation Happy Hour at MacGregor’s Restaurant on Tuesday, September 19. And a hearty congratulations to the businesses recognized earlier that day: Washington Street Books & Music, Thymly Products, Inc., Citizens Care & Rehabilitation Center, Amanda’s Florist, Joseph’s Department Store and MacGregor’s Restaurant.

 

Office of Tourism:

  • Bark for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, was held on Saturday, September 23.  This is the first time the event was held in Harford County.  The event was well attended by both canines and their handlers. If you missed it this year be sure to attend next year for a fun event raising money for a worthy cause.  
  • September 27- Blue Crab Dissection Lab at The Maritime Museum
  • September 30- Farmers Market
  • September 30- Pyrex & Vintage Fest
  • October 1- Downton Abbey Garden Party at The Steppingstone Farm Museum
  • Tickets for our 2nd Annual Oyster Feast are now available at the Havre de Grace Visitor Center, 450 Pennington Ave.  The is a community event to support local non-profits.  Tickets are only $55 for an all you can eat menu of amazing Chesapeake Bay fare.

 

Cultural Center at the Opera House:

  • The Big Sleep (Black & White on Tuesday Night Film Series) on Tuesday, September 26 at 8pm

City of Havre de Grace Weekly Briefing: Week of Monday, September 18, 2017

City of Havre de Grace Weekly Briefing:
Week of Monday, September 18, 2017

 

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Headlines:

  • The Aegis:  “Homebuilding up in Havre de Grace, steady elsewhere in Harford.” View Article
  • The Aegis:  “Ground broken for Gold Star Families Monument in Havre de Grace.” View Article
  • Municipal Maryland Magazine: “Havre de Grace Installs 7th Little Free Library.” View Article

Office of the Mayor:

  • Monday, September 11, 2017 Mayor Martin attended and spoke at the Gold Star Families Monument groundbreaking.

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  •  Saturday, September 16, 2017 Mayor Martin along with Council President Glenn had the distinct honor of attending the American Flag Retirement Ceremony, organized by the Havre de Grace American Legion Joseph L. Davis Post 47.

Department of Administration:

  • The Mayor and City Council will meet Monday, September 18, 2017 at 7:00 P.M.  View Agenda
  • Hurricane season is currently underway.  Please sign up for our storm alert CTY to receive important notifications from the city.

Department of Finance:

  • Water/Sewer Delinquent Notices were mailed 9/15/17.  To avoid Turn Off Fees and disconnection, please pay your bill by Monday, September 25.
  • User Benefit Fees are due by September 29, 2017.
  • Register for e-Billing online or call Michele at 410-939-1800
  • Water/Sewer and Taxes can be paid online at haverdegracemd.com.  PIN’s are located on your bill and can also be changed online by request.

Department of Planning:

·         Five hurricanes have formed in the Atlantic during August and September, but hurricane season is far from over, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  Even without a hurricane or tropical storm, heavy rains can cause extensive flooding in our City. The City of Havre de Grace has had our Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) revised by FEMA which became effective on April 19, 2016.  Although flood boundary lines on the map may have changed, floods can still happen outside those areas.  You may contact the Department of Planning at (410) 939-1800 ext 1123 to find out the flood zone for your property.  Ask your insurance agent about flood insurance, which is also available for renters.  A Preferred Risk Policy (PRP) offers lower-cost protection for homes and apartments in areas of low to moderate flood risk. These are areas shown as B, C, or X zones on a FIRM.

·         As noted by DPW Division of Stormwater Management, keep your storm drains clear of leaves, grass, trash and tree debris at all times to minimize flooding in the streets and on your property.   Please contact DPW if you notice anyone dumping into a storm drain or stream.

·         Building permits are required for sheds, fences, renovations, decks, and other alterations to buildings and property.  If your property is located in a Special Flood Hazard Area, there may be State requirements to comply with also.  When hiring a contractor, be sure they are licensed by the State of Maryland.  Contact the Department of Planning (410) 939-1800 ext 1102 for permit fees and details.

Department of Public Works:

 A busy time with Requests for Proposals for the following projects:

  • Camilla Street water line

  • City Yacht Basin dredging

  • Bridge Abutment Design for Joe K Trail

  • Concord Point Pond Restoration

  • Planning for a Traffic Study to examine intersection and by-pass lane entering Scenic Manor.
  • Drinking Water Quarterly Testing: The 4th quarter testing revealed excellent results.

Passing level is at 80 parts per billion.  Our results showed: 23.8ppb at the lowest and 43.3ppb at the highest.

·         BGE Gas Line Replacement Project – Phase 3 will begin this week.  Once the gas lines have been replaced, the sidewalks and roadbeds will be repaved.

·         Water Street – MDE approved engineers to perform soil borings.  Work to begin this week.

·         Curbside Collections – Making very positive strides with residents using trash cans with secure lids. The vast majority of residents are now following the City’s Code. For folks finding they may need more trash cans – Now is an excellent time to purchase Recycle Containers instead as the more you recycle, the less trash you will have.

·         Water & Sewer Connections- Year to date, there are 108 new connections.

·         Girl Scout Gold Project – A local Girl Scout will be working with DPW to create a video to demonstrate to our community how easy it is to recycle and how everyone benefits.

STORMWATER MANAGEMENT UPDATES

  • Reminder:  Since fall is almost here keep your storm drains clear of leaves, grass, trash and tree debris at all times to minimize flooding in the streets and on your property when it rains.

  • Stormwater Management personnel are working with some students to stencil some our storm drains reminding folks that anything entering our storm drain system flows to the Chesapeake Bay.

  • If anyone notices someone dumping into a stormdrain please notify City Hall at 410-939-1800, ext. 1128.  Anything going into the drains except for stormwater is illicit.

  • The City is progressing with plans for stormwater management facility retrofits/improvements.  Keep watching the updates for the improvements happening throughout the City.

Current requests for proposals:

  • Concord Point Park Pond Retrofit and Infiltration Facilities Construction
  • Pedestrian Bridge Abutment Design Over Lilly Run
  • DPW will be installing fencing surrounding the perimeter of the Burns Property of which 319 Lafayette St. will be the site of the Green Team’s Victory Garden.

SPOTLIGHT:  VETERAN’S PARK

            Located behind Citizen’s Care facility along Girard Street, this park is “healthy” in many respects.  The bioretention adjacent to Citizen’s Care parking lot serves to slow the rain on its way to the River while native plantings use and filter the rain.  The beautiful park setting is well planned to provide ample seating for respite and relaxation, as well as, modern outdoor exercise equipment for all to use as you amble along the pathways.

 

Office of Tourism:

Cultural Center at the Opera House

  • “Presenting Princess Shaw” (POV Film Series) on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 8pm

  • Tidewater Players present “The Marvelous Wonderettes” on September 22,23 & 24

Department of Economic Development 

  • Matrix America has been making extensive renovations and improvements to 613 Revolution Street and will soon be opening. The company has a niche business of repairing the specialty saws utilized in cutting concrete.
  • Harford County Business Appreciation Week, with Havre de Grace’s day Tuesday, September 19, brought recognition to Thymly Products, Inc., Washington Street Books and Music, Citizens Care and MacGregor’s Restaurant with a Business Appreciation Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. at MacGregor’s Restaurant for their 30th anniversary year.
  • The Brewery, Winery and Distillery Start-Up Seminar with Maryland Grow & Fortify will be at Havre de Grace City Hall, 711 Pennington Avenue, next week Tuesday, September 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. Please register online in advance at www.growandfortify.com.

Havre de Grace Project Committee for the Gold Star Family Memorial Monument Breaks Ground at Concord Point in Havre de Grace, Md.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 12, 2017

 
September 11, 2017 the Havre de Grace Project Committee for the Gold Star Family Memorial Monument held a ground-breaking ceremony at Concord Point Park.

The Gold Star Families Memorial Monument will honor Gold Star Families, preserve the memory of the fallen, and stand as a stark reminder that freedom is not free. The monument will be located at Concord Point near the lighthouse entrance to the promenade. When completed it will be the first of its kind in Harford County.

The City of Havre de Grace has committed $10,000 towards the completion of the Gold Star Family Memorial Monument.

“There is pain and sadness that never goes away for family members who lose a love one that is serving in the line of duty, whether it is a mother, father, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, husband or wife, this pain is forever,” said Mayor Martin, while speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony. “In Havre de Grace we take our patriotism and our respect for those who serve very seriously.”

Donations toward the monument can be made by cash or check, payable to MCL- Maryland Marines/GoldStar and mailed to 102 Tidewater Drive, Havre De Grace, MD 21078 or by credit card online at hwwmohf.org/havre-de-grace-md.html.

City of Havre de Grace Weekly Briefing: Week of Monday, September 11, 2017

 

City of Havre de Grace Weekly Briefing:

Week of Monday, September 11, 2017

 

Police Department:  

  • Avoid parking in posted no parking zones and yellow curbs or face being ticketed.  
  • When going to events at Harris Stadium, please use the parking lots at Havre de Grace High School located on Juniata St and Bourbon St, Congress Ave and Adams Street, or any available street parking.
  • The Havre de Grace Police will be proudly participating in a Trunk or Treat event at Somerset Manor October 28, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.! If you know of any other community groups who would like to participate, please have them contact Shannon Scott from the HdGHA at 410-939-2097 to reserve a spot.  
  • With it being hurricane season, please review https://www.ready.gov to prepare yourself for a disaster.  

 

Department of Finance:

  • Annual or 1st Half – Real Estate Taxes are Due September 30, 2017
  • Mayor, and Council passed a $1,000 personal property tax credit to all businesses starting July 1, 2017. Credit is applied automatically to bill.
  • Register for e-billing of Water/Sewer bills online or call Michele at 410-939-1800.
  • No Water and it’s after hours at City Hall? – Call the Water Treatment Plant at 410-939-1070 for assistance.

 

Department of Public Works:

  • Camilla Street – Request for Bid has been reposted. The project consists of re-lining a 6″ water line pipe.
  • BGE Gaslines – The gasline replacement project is currently in Phase 2, with Phase 3 beginning next week. As roads and sidewalks are being disturbed to do the work, the end result will be well worth the inconvenience.
  • Curbside Collection Service – As the severe weather season is upon us, we give a round of applause to all residents who are using trash cans with secure lids for their weekly collections. The amount of trash being blown about or bags ripped open from animals will quickly subside with the “cans-only” practice. Just a reminder to all and for those new to the neighborhoods: All trash and trash bags must be in cans with tight-fitting lids to be collected.  

 

DPW – Division of Stormwater Management:  

  • Reminder: Keep your stormdrains clear of leaves, grass, trash and tree debris at all times to minimize flooding in the streets and on your property.
  • The average automobile can be swept off the road in 12 inches of moving water, and roads covered by water are prone to collapse. Attempting to drive through water also may stall your engine, with the potential to cause irreparable damage if you try to restart the engine. If you come upon a flooded street, take an alternate route.
  • The City is progressing with plans for a couple stormwater management facility retrofits/improvements. Keep watching the updates for the improvements happening throughout the City.
  • If anyone notices someone dumping into a stormdrain please notify City Hall at 410-939-1800, ext. 1128. Anything going into the drains except for stormwater is illicit.  

 

Department of Economic Development:

  • After a summer break the Harford County Economic Advisory Board resumes their monthly meetings this Wednesday (September 13) at the University Center in Aberdeen. Havre de Grace Economic Development is represented on this board by Director Erika Quesenbery Sturgill. The presentation this month will be by Robin Luxon, Vice President, Marketing & Business Development, for University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health.
  • Thursday, September 14 the Northeastern Maryland Technology Council, or NMTC, will hold Wine on the Water at La Banque de Fleuve on St. John Street in Havre de Grace.
  • Director Erika Quesenbery met with and welcomed two technology and defense businesses to Havre de Grace CAS-Tek, LLC, and StemRad Radiation Protection last Friday, September 8.
  • HDGOED will be in attendance for a new-product launch for the popular I-95 Business Magazine on Friday, September 15 in the afternoon.

 

  • HDGOED will hold a Business Appreciation Happy Hour at MacGregor’s Restaurant on Tuesday, September 19 from 4 to 6 p.m.

  • The Havre de Grace Office of Economic Development will also host at Havre de Grace City Hall a Brewery, Winery & Distillery Startup Seminar on Tuesday, September 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. Representatives from Maryland’s Grow and Fortify and the Brewers Association of Maryland, Maryland Wineries Association and the Maryland Distillers Guild will be on hand to present on numerous topics. Visit www.growandfortify.com to learn more and to register for this seminar that is open to the first 50 registrants.

Office of Tourism:

  • Havre de Grace Visitor Center is 15 years old! Visit us at 450 Pennington Ave. to learn more about all of the exciting adventures that await you in Havre de Grace. Our friendly staff of volunteers are full of information and can’t wait to share their stories with you.

 

  • September 14- Thursday Night Sailboat Races
  • September 16- Farmers Market at Hutchins Park
  • September 16- City-Wide Yard Sale
  • September 16 & 17- 11th Annual Maryland Lighthouse Challenge   

 

City of Havre de Grace Weekly Briefing: Week of Monday, September 4 , 2017.

  • City Hall will be closed September 4, 2017

 

Public Meetings:

  • The Mayor and City Council will meet Tuesday, September 5, 2017
  • The Water/Sewer Commission will meet Friday, September 8, 2017

 

Police Department: 

  • Do not drink and drive on this long holiday weekend. Officers will be aggressively looking for impaired driver.
  • School starts on Tuesday, please make sure you are looking for pedestrians in the cross walks.
  • With fall sports beginning, please follow parking rules at Harris Stadium and do not park on yellow curbs. You will be ticketed.

 

DPW – Division of Stormwater Management:

  • Reminder: Keep your stormdrains clear of leaves, grass, trash and tree debris at all times to minimize flooding in the streets and on your property.

 

  • The average automobile can be swept off the road in 12 inches of moving water, and roads covered by water are prone to collapse. Attempting to drive through water also may stall your engine, with the potential to cause irreparable damage if you try to restart the engine. If you come upon a flooded street, take an alternate route.

 

  • If anyone notices someone dumping into a stormdrain please notify City Hall at 410-939-1800, ext. 1128. Anything going into the drains except for stormwater is illicit.

Office of Tourism:

  • September 7- Thursday Night Sailboat Races
  • September 9- Farmers Market at Hutchins Park
  • September 9- 29th Annual Children’s Arts & Crafts Festival at Tydings Park. A fun filled day featuring entertainment for children under 12, hands-on crafts, scarecrow making and children’s art tent. Free admission
  • September 10- 7th Annual Blessing of the Animals & Pets Expo @ Tydings Park. Blessing of your pet, free gift with blessings. Pet-oriented vendors, face painting, children’s craft, Police K-9 demonstration, a fun-filled time with your pets!

 

Havre de Grace Oktoberfest Returns October 14, 2017.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 31, 2017

Havre de Grace Oktoberfest Returns October 14, 2017

The Havre de Grace Office of Tourism announced today the 3rd annual Havre de Grace Oktoberfest will be held Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 12-7 p.m. at Hutchins Park

This year’s event will feature authentic German food, beer, wine, and desserts. German music will be performed by Enzian Volkstanzgruppe, and accordion player Don Bitterlich. German merchandise and craft vendors will also be set up at the event, as well as a kid zone and moon bounce.

Any vendor interested in participating in this year’s event is asked to call the Havre de Grace Visitor Center at (410) 939-2100.

Proceeds from the event will benefit local non-profits.

Last year, approximately 3,000 people attended Havre de Grace Oktoberfest. “We look forward to this event growing each year,” said Mayor William T. Martin. “It’s a great time to catch up with old friends and welcome new visitors to our city.”