City of Havre de Grace Weekly Briefing Week of Monday October 16, 2017

City of Havre de Grace Weekly Briefing
Week of Monday October 16, 2017
 
Headlines:
The Aegis:  “Havre de Grace installing new walkways at Tydings Park.” View Article
Office of the Mayor:

        On Saturday, October 14, 2017, Mayor Martin attended the 3rd Annual Havre de Grace Oktoberfest.
        On Sunday, October 15, 2017, Mayor Martin attended a service at First Christian Church of Havre de Grace celebrating their 70th year.

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 … Read More

STATEMENT FROM MAYOR WILLIAM T. MARTIN REGARDING THE RESIGNATION OF COUNCIL MEMBER STEVE GAMATORIA.

This evening at the regularly scheduled City Council meeting, Council member Steve Gamatoria announced his resignation from City Council effective immediately. For full disclosure, I have solicited Steve to accept a position in my administration as Chief of Staff. On or about Monday October 30th, 2017, Steve Gamatoria will begin his new role. As Chief of Staff for the City of Havre de Grace, Steve will have broad oversight of the day to day operations of City government and will report directly to the Mayor.
I would like to personally thank Steve for his many years of dedication to the citizens of … Read More

CITY OF HAVRE DE GRACE PROMOTING COMMUNITY PRIDE WITH #HDGPROUD CAMPAIGN.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 13, 2017

CITY OF HAVRE DE GRACE PROMOTING COMMUNITY PRIDE WITH #HDGPROUD CAMPAIGN. https://t.co/wwHs2TuotL pic.twitter.com/0yrjSjOOT3
— Havre de Grace Md (@havredegrace) October 13, 2017

Today the City of Havre de Grace launched #HdGProud, a new hashtag campaign to promote community pride and civic engagement.
The City is encouraging members of the community to use the #HdGProud campaign to showcase activities and events that promote community pride. Examples include but are not limited to sharing photos with the city flag when traveling, recycling, volunteering, or helping a neighbor.
“We want to engage with our citizens. We want them to share with us why … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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.

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September 27, 2017

Havre de Grace Host First Bark For Life Event in Harford County at K-9 Cody Dog Park.https://t.co/WTLzb2B9G0 pic.twitter.com/gmvZBgSnRZ
— Havre de Grace Md (@havredegrace) 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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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.

 Saturday, September 16, 2017 Mayor Martin along with Council President Glenn had the distinct honor of attending the American Flag Retirement Ceremony, … Read More

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 … Read More