Tydings Park Upgrade and Improvement Project On Track for the Spring Season – Modern Playground Equipment installed.

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February 24, 2017
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TYDINGS PARK UPGRADE AND IMPROVEMENT PROJECT ON TRACK FOR THE SPRING SEASON – MODERN PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT INSTALLED.
Today The City of Havre de Grace announced that the Tydings Park Upgrade and Improvement Project has reached a new milestone with the installation of new playground equipment.
On Thursday February 23, 2017, a REV 8 Rotating Climber and interactive stations were added to the park. The modern Merry Go Round “is unlike playground equipment of the past,” explained Director of Administration Patrick Sypolt. “The speed is governed to prevent it from traveling too fast.” The interactive stations include … Read More

ANNOUNCEMENT OF PUBLIC HEARING Proposed Ordinance 987

The Mayor and City Council of Havre de Grace will hold a Public Hearing in the City Council Chambers, 711 Pennington Avenue, Havre de Grace, MD on
March 6, 2017 beginning at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of the Hearing will be to receive public comment on the proposed Ordinance 987 which concerns itself with the City Code “Peddling and Soliciting Section 127.2 Licenses Required” A copy of proposed Ordinance 987 is available for review at City Hall.
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Opera House Update: Construction and Renovations are progressing as scheduled.

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February 21, 2017
The interior framing is 80% complete, and the duct work is 75% finished as is also the plumbing. Structural steel has been set in the existing facility. The masonry portion of the addition continues in earnest. Most of the interior fit-out color pallet has been decided, and the contractor remains optimistic for an early June completion.  Anticipated opening is spring 2017.  

City of Havre de Grace installs Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station.

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February 21, 2017
CITY OF HAVRE DE GRACE INSTALLS ELE CTRIC VEHICLE (E V) CHARGING STATION.
The City of Havre de Grace has installed a level two CT 4000 ChargePoint Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station at David Craig Park. The dual powered station is capable of simultaneously charging two cars, costing green motorist $2.00 per hour.
The new charging station is part of a larger marketing strategy to promote tourism and environmentally friendly travel. The station includes a prominent LCD screen capable of displaying 60-second video and other marketing material. Located within walking distance of downtown, the station on average takes … Read More

City Council Agenda February 21, 2017

Below you will find an interactive version of the agenda the City Council will use at the Tuesday, January 21,  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 21, 2017
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Opening Prayer:
A. Pastor Norman Obenshain- HDG United Methodist Church
5. Approval of the Minutes:
A. Council Meeting Minutes- February 6, 2017
6. Recognitions: None
7. Proclamations: None
8. Presentations:
A. Second Quarter Report: Mayor Martin
9. Appointments:
1. Warren Hartenstine: EDAB (CM Worrell)
10. Oath of Office: (Administered by Mayor Martin)
1. Warren Hartenstine
11. Comments from Citizens on … Read More

HdG Middle School Students Helping to Solve a City-Wide Problem

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February 17, 2017
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HdG Middle School Students Helping to Solve a City-Wide Problem
Repeated calls for clogged sinks, toilets backing up, sewer lines clogged…  What is going on?  Fats, oils, grease and “flushable” wipes are wreaking havoc on city pipes.  Rarely does a week go by at the City of Havre de Grace Public Works office without a call from residents asking for help with a sewer-related problem.  This costly problem is so easily preventable…it just takes a little education.  With that in mind, Public Works employee Laurie Dawson reached out to Havre de Grace Middle School science … Read More

City of Havre de Grace Announces 10th Annual Mardi Gras Parade.

 
 
 

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February 14, 2017
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CITY OF HAVRE DE GRACE ANNOUNCES 10th ANNUAL MARDI GRAS PARADE.
The Havre de Grace Office of Tourism announced today the Historic Preservation Commission will be holding its 10th Annual Family-Friendly Mardi Gras Parade on Fat Tuesday, February 28, 2017.
The parade route begins along Bourbon Street and ends at the American Legion. Along the route, spectators will receive beads and other throws in true Mardi Gras style. “There will be more than 7,000 throws including over 5,000 authentic Mardi Gras beads,” stated tourism manager Lauri Orzewicz.
The Mardi Gras Parade is inspired by Havre de Grace’s tradition … Read More

MAYOR ORDERS UP LIGHTS BLUE TO HONOR FALLEN SHERIFF DEPUTIES

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FEBRUARY 8, 2017
MAYOR ORDERS UP LIGHTS BLUE TO HONOR FALLEN SHERIFF DEPUTIES  
By order of Mayor William T. Martin, the City up lights will be lit blue Friday, February 10, 2017 to honor the life’s and distinguished careers of Senior Deputy Patrick Dailey and Deputy First Class Mark Logsdon of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office.
February 10, 2017 marks the one-year date of the fatal shooting of Senior Deputy Patrick Dailey and Deputy First Class Mark Logsdon while in the line of duty.

February 2017 Student of the Month Presentation

The City of Havre de Grace would like to congratulate Kayleigh Bolen, Ashley Kovacsics, Patricia “Riley” Grochowski, and Gracie Diveley on being this month’s Students of the Month.
Havre de Grace Elementary School: Kayleigh Bolen
 
Meadowvale Elementary School: Ashley Kovacsics
Havre de Grace Middle School: Patricia “Riley” Grochowski
Havre de Grace High School: Gracie Diveley

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