City of Havre de Grace Weekly Briefing: Week of Monday, July 24, 2017.

City of Havre de Grace Weekly Briefing:
Week of Monday, July 24, 2017.

 

Office of the Mayor:

  • On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, Mayor Martin attended the Downtown Merchants Association meeting to discuss new ways to develop and promote our city.

Legislative Updates:

The City Council approved the following resolutions at the July 17, 2017 City Council Meeting.

  • A Resolution concerning Enterprise Zone (Council Member Robertson)

A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF HAVRE DE GRACE, MARYLAND PURSUANT TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ARTICLE OF THE ANNOTATED CODE AND CITY CHARTER SECTION 34 SUPPORTING THE AMENDMENT TO THE ENTERPRISE ZONE DESIGNATION WITH THE ADDITION OF FOUR PROPERTIES RESULTING IN A ONE POINT TWO (1.2) PERCENT INCREASE IN THE EXISTING ZONE, WHICH IS CURRENTLY 9,606 ACRES.  View Resolution

  • A Resolution concerning an MOU with the HDG Alliance, Inc.  (Council President Glenn)

A RESOLUTION BY THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF HAVRE DE GRACE, MARYLAND, PURSUANT TO SECTION 34 OF THE CITY CHARTER AND THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ARTICLE OF THE ANNOTATED CODE OF MARYLAND TO AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO AN AMENDED MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE HAVRE DE GRACE ALLIANCE, INC. TO OUTLINE THE COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE HAVRE DE GRACE ALLIANCE, INC.  View Resolution

Police Department:

  • Citizens please lock your vehicles and bring your valuables inside. There has been a recent rash of vehicle break-ins.

  • The first week of safety camp has concluded. Click here to watch video highlights

  • Reminder on the extremely hot days the library is a cooling station.

  • In the summer, we see more bicycle thefts so please use a lock. Also take photos of your bike and serial number to have for your records.

Department of Public Works:

  • The Department has seen an INCREASE in Recycling by the residents of the City!  The one challenge our contractor Waste Industries is having is the cans are not clearly marked.  We urge everyone to mark your container in any one of the following ways:

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  • BGE will continue working around the City replacing the gas mains and gas services.  Expect road closures in some cases.

Division of Stormwater Management:

  • GIS-Based Mapping System – Stormwater Management continues to have the infrastructure mapped for better control and maintenance of the stormwater drainage system.  Nearly all the features have been mapped and inspected and the system simplifies the reporting/maintenance process by ensuring the features are maintained/serviced as needed within a viable schedule.

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

  •  When periods of heavy rain occur be assured  Emergency Responders and Public Works are cognizant of flooding issues and will address resulting hazards.

Department of Planning:

 

Department of Economic Development:

  • On Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Acting Director Erika Quesenbery met with the Havre de Grace Downtown Merchants Association at Coakley’s Pub and heard great details on the September Pyrex Fest by JoRetro, bigger and even better than the one held in April – details will be made public soon.

  • The Havre de Grace Department of Economic Development has, once again, registered as a Neighborhood Champion for Small Business Saturday, which is on November 25, 2017 this year. Information on promotional opportunities and activities as best practices from other areas across the country was shared with participating Downtown Merchants Association businesses at a recent meeting.

  • WHGM Radio Smash Hits has promoted Justin Mallow, the morning on-air personality, to operation’s management, and he presented information to the Association on the station moving into its new headquarters on Union Avenue.

  • The Department of Economic Development submitted five grant/loan assistance applications to Maryland Historic Trust for review for the facade and tenant fit out programs. More details on these programs are available at the Office of Economic Development in City Hall or by emailing Erika Quesenbery at erikaq@havredegracemd.com

  • The CAT Club (Citizens Against Trash) did an outstanding job planting the various planters in downtown Havre de Grace. They have also set up a schedule for watering and tending them as volunteers, and added small signs encouraging CAT Club membership and participation.

 

Office of Tourism:

  • Wednesday, July 26- Summer Concert Series at the Maritime Museum from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. View More Info.

  • Thursday, July 27- Kids Summer Story Time at the Maritime Museum from 10:15 a.m – 12:00 p.m.  View More Info.

  • Thursday, July 27- Thursday Night Sailboat Race starting at 6:15 p.m.  View More Info.

  • Friday, July 28- Summer Concerts in the Park at Tydings Park starting at 7:30 p.m.  View More Info.

  • Saturday, July 29- Farmers Market from 9:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m.  View More Info.

Little Free Libraries:

  • The City has installed it’s  7th Little Free Library at K9 Cody Dog Park located behind the Community Center at 100 Lagaret Ln. View Press Release.

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