This week, the new director will be announced, and it's a familiar face in City Hall.
Jim Newby, the city's procurement and public information officer who has worked at City Hall for decades, will officially take the oath of office at the Dec. 16 meeting of the Havre de Grace City Council.
At the Oct. 7 city council meeting, Patrick Sypolt—the city's risk manager—was appointed to serve as the interim director of the administration.
Also on the agenda for the Dec. 16 meeting are the Water and Sewer Commission's annual report and a recognition of Manager of Tourism and Marketing Brigitte Peters, who was presented with the Visionary Impact Award recently at the Maryland Tourism and Travel Summit. At the summit, state tourism officials named the War of 1812 bicentennial event in Havre de Grace the "best large event" of the year in Maryland; Peters coordinated the event.
Here's the rest of the city council agenda, adapted from the City of Havre de Grace website.
COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
December 16, 2013
1. Call to Order2. Roll Call
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Opening Prayer by Mayor Wayne Dougherty
5. Approval of the Minutes (December 2 public meeting and closed session)6. Recognitions: Brigitte Peters; Manager of Tourism
7. Proclamations: None
- Havre de Grace Drama Guild
- Lori Maslin; Seafood Festival 2014
- Garret Lytle:Water and Sewer Report
9. Appointments (Council President Randy Craig)
- Jim Newby, Director of Administration
10. Oath of Office (Administered
by Mayor Dougherty)
- Jim Newby
11. Comments from Citizens on Agenda Items
12. Resolutions: None
13. Ordinances: None
14. Unfinished Business/Old Business: None
15. New Business:Special Events: (Presented by Patrick Sypolt)
16. Directors' Reports:
- Patrick Sypolt, Interim Director of Administration
- Neal Mills, Director of Planning
- George DeHority, Director of Finance
- Larry Parks- Director of Public Works
- Teresa Walter, Chief of Police
17. Business from Mayor Dougherty
18. Business from Councilmembers (Joseph Smith, Fred Cullum, John Correri, David Glenn, Bill Martin)
19. Business from Council President Randy Craig
20. Comments from Citizens