City of Havre de Grace to proclaim week of July 1, 2017 through July 8, 2017 Hometown heroes Week in Havre de Grace.

City of Havre de Grace to proclaim week of July 1, 2017 through July 8, 2017 Hometown heroes Week in Havre de Grace.  
 
At the June 19, 2017 City Council meeting, Mayor Martin and the Havre de Grace City Council will present a proclamation to the Havre de Grace American Legion Joseph L. Davis Post 47, the Weedon-Elliott VFW 8126, and The Havre de Grace Independence Day Commission proclaiming the week of July 1, 2017 through July 8, 2017 Hometown heroes Week in the City of Havre de Grace.
At the beginning of this year, The Havre de Grace Independence Day … Read More

Havre de Grace Independence Day Commission calling on all local active duty, reserves, and retired veterans to serve in Havre de Grace’s 2017 Hometown Heroes Independence Day Parade.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 6, 2017
The 2017 Havre de Grace Independence Day Commission is asking for all local active duty, reserves, and retired veterans to serve in this year’s Hometown Heroes Independence Day Parade to be held on Sunday, July 2, 2017.
Earlier this year, the commission announced the upcoming Independence Day parade will be dedicated to local hometown heroes. During the announcement, the commission appointed hometown hero Nobel Mentzer to the position of parade Grand Marshal.
“Mr. Noble Mentzer is the epitome of everything our community, and our Independence Day parade represents,” said parade chairperson Taryn Martin. “We would also like to … Read More

June 5, 2017 City Council Agenda

Below you will find an interactive version of the agenda the City Council will use at the Monday, June 5,  2017 City Council Meeting.

Draft items and items that have received prior council action can be viewed through this interactive agenda.

 
COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
June 5, 2017
7:00 p.m.
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Opening Prayer: Reverend James Snodgrass
5. Approval of the Minutes:
A. Council Meeting Minutes- May 15, 2017
6. Recognitions: (Student of the Month)
A. Havre de Grace Elementary: Hailey Kirtscher
B. Meadowvale Elementary: Ellen Benner
C. Havre de Grace Middle School: Ryan Fabriziani
7. Proclamations:
A. Washington Street Book Store- Celebrating 25 years
8. Presentations: None
9. Appointments:
A. … Read More

CITY OF HAVRE DE GRACE CONTINUING ITS COMMITMENT TO CREATE AN ALL-ACCESS PLAYGROUND AT TYDINGS PARK

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 16, 2017
CITY OF HAVRE DE GRACE CONTINUING ITS COMMITMENT TO CREATE AN ALL-ACCESS PLAYGROUND AT TYDINGS PARK
The City of Havre de Grace announced today its continuing its commitment to create an all-access playground at Tydings Park with the installation of ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant playground equipment.
The new equipment includes a custom lighthouse and climber resembling Concord Point Lighthouse, a balcony deck, transfer station, a seven station play factory, inter-deck step, a sliding pole, and arch logs. All-new playground equipment is in compliances with ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) and CPSC (Consumer Product Safety … Read More

Fiscal 2017 Third Quarter Financial Results

 
INTER – CITY MEMORANDUM
To: Havre de Grace City Council and Citizens
From: Mayor William T. Martin
Date: April 17, 2017
RE: Fiscal 2017 Third Quarter Financial Results

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I am, once again, pleased to present the financial performance of our City for the third quarter of fiscal 2017. As we move into spring, I will be focusing my efforts on making Havre de Grace a premier tourist destination. I also plan to continue stimulating residential and commercial growth. As we complete this fiscal year, I will be stressing targeted, meaningful investment in our City infrastructure, especially in our parks and playgrounds. With the … Read More

City Council Agenda: Monday, April 15, 2017

Below you will find an interactive version of the agenda the City Council will use at the Monday, May 15,  2017 City Council Meeting.

Draft items and items that have received prior council action can be viewed through this interactive agenda.
COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
May 15, 2017
7:00 p.m.
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Opening Prayer: Pastor Cordell Hunter
5. Approval of the Minutes:
A. Council Meeting Minutes- May 1, 2017
6. Recognitions: None
7. Proclamations: (Presented by Mayor Martin)
A. EMS Week; May 21-27 2017
8. Presentations:
A. Official Election Results: Election Board Chair, Mr. George Diebel
9. Appointments:
A. Tyler Buck: Tourism Advisory Board (CM Martin)
10. Oath of Office: … Read More

Comments Harford County Housing and Community Development FY 2018-2020 Consolidated Plan

The City’s current Community Development Block Grant balance is $192,310.00 (FY2015-$63,522.00; FY2016-$65,166.00; FY2017- $63,622.00).  I am currently working directly with Stephanie Noye from the City with plans to leverage this entire amount of CDBG funds for a water main project at Camilla & Otsego Street.

 

The City’s last use of CDBG funds was October of 2014 in which CDBG was utilized for a paving project on Juniata Street.  The total CDBG allocation breakdown was FY2012-$44,290.00, FY2013-$59,080.00, and FY2014-$60,970.00 totaling $164,340.00 for that project.

 

If we receive flat funding from The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development for the FY2018/FFY2017 CDBG the … Read More

In Honor of the life of Cpl. Stephen J. Ballard of the Delaware State Police, the city up lights will be lit blue April 27, 2017.

 
IN HONOR OF THE LIFE OF CPL. STEPHEN J. BALLARD OF THE DELAWARE STATE POLICE, THE CITY UP LIGHTS WILL BE LIT BLUE APRIL 27, 2017.
 
This evening April 27, 2017 the City of Havre de Grace will light the up lights blue to honor the life of Cpl. Stephen J. Ballard of the Delaware State Police. Cpl. Stephen J. Ballard shall be remembered as a hero who gave his life protecting his fellow citizens.

April 26, 2017 Opera House Update

Work continues, in earnest, on the Havre de Grace Opera House, a community cultural arts center. During the next few weeks, construction crews will complete steel erection, framing, electrical and plumbing rough-in on the addition as well as the roof will be constructed, concrete floors will be poured, and the elevator will begin to be installed.
On the original building, the insulation, tin ceiling drywall and insulation will be completed as well as the installation of the pipe grids over the main stage and black box theater.
Theater seating, lighting, tile floor coverings and painting will be installed in the existing building … Read More

For City residents requesting a curbside Bulk Item collection – a few reminders:

For City of Havre de Grace residents requesting a curbside Bulk Item collection – a few reminders: 
1. This weekly curbside Bulk Collection is in place of the fall and spring clean-up events.
2. Call City Hall to schedule your items for a Wednesday pick-up. Call: Mondays 8-5 or Tuesdays 8-2.
3. Items scheduled for collection are to be placed curbside AFTER 6pm Tuesday evening for Wednesday collection. This is City Code.
4. Bulk collections are for the “occassional” need for a large item to be removed. Understand that it is not intended for evictions, total home clean-out, renovations or a moving service.
5. Apartments, … Read More