Sunday, March 31, 2013
Public hearings this week are on solar tax credits, land preservation/parks and recreation and the water and sewer plan.
Before the County Council convenes Tuesday in Bel Air for its regular meeting, it welcomes citizens to share their feedback on issues up for votes. At 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, members of the public are invited to weigh in on these three pieces of legislation: Do you have strong feelings about any of these? Tell us in the comments. Public hearings will be in council chambers at 212 South Bond Street in Bel Air. Hearings are at 7 p.m., before the April 2 council meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Review agendas from the council's two sessions scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 19.
Monday, February 18
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Harford County Executive David Craig delivered his State of the County speech Tuesday.
Harford County Executive David Craig outlined his State of the County Tuesday evening, calling the community "sound and stable" during the County Council meeting in Bel Air. Craig touched on the accomplishments of his administration over the duration of his time in office, while also addressing the challenges they have and will continue to face. Read the full address in the PDF file included with this post. Craig also re-iterrated his plan for finishing out his term, which he first stated in December. TELL US: Did the county executive's address answer your questions and concerns? Leave a comment. — » Follow HarfordCoPatch on Twitter…
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Harford County Council is moving back into its official headquarters approximately two years after it originally closed for structural concerns.
It took them just eight hours to scramble out. Two years later, the Harford County Council and its staff will take three days to move back into offices at the "Black Box" building at 212 South Bond Street. "It’s been a long two years," Council President Billy Boniface said Tuesday. Council offices will be located on the second floor of the building, sharing the location with the Department of Public Works. The second floor holds 33 work places, a large 14-seat conference room, public meeting room with seats for eight and a multi-purpose room. The work places include flex space for the People's Counsel, various boards and committees, and the Harford Cable Network. Files are among the final items to be moved from various storage locations. …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Read the play-by-play from Tuesday’s Harford County Council meeting.
Sheriff Jesse Bane held the attention of those in attendance with data regarding traffic safety in Harford County, and residents drew applause in closing the evening with their arguments against a proposed Walmart move in Bel Air. The first Harford County Council meeting at the Black Box in Bel Air in two years was a busy one. The following is a recap of the live events as reported Tuesday night from the council chambers: 9:14 p.m.: The meeting adjourns. 9:05 p.m.: Residents continue to speak out against the proposed Walmart move. For more on the proposed move, click here. » To voice your opinion on the proposed move, post here. 8:30 p.m.: Public comment period begins. Bel Air South resident Scott Agar speaks out against Walmart's …
Monday, January 14, 2013
See what's on Tuesday's agenda for the Harford County Council.
Harford County Council will hear an annual review of the community's recycling program, and listen to public comment on two proposed bills before Tuesday's meeting begins in Bel Air. The meeting begins with a review of the Harford County Recycling Plan at 6:30 p.m. at the Council Chambers at 215 South Bond Street. The public hearing will include bills pertaining to "local management board membership requirements" and appropriation of storm-related funds. After the legislative session begins, council will hear a presentation from Sheriff Jesse Bane regarding a traffic safety task force. Council will also consider a resolution and three bills slated for introduction: Patch will provide live coverage of the meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. For…
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Harford County Executive David Craig outlined his stance on speed cameras—and a number of other topics—on a radio show Tuesday afternoon.
Harford County Executive David Craig claims he's not a speeder—and he doesn't think he needs a camera to prove it. Craig said on a radio show Tuesday afternoon that he has no interest in bringing speed cameras to the county. On WYPR-FM's Midday with Dan Rodricks Tuesday, Craig said: "I was never in favor of speed cameras personally, myself, and neither was our delegation when they voted on that bill years ago. Our County Council is not in favor of it. There's just, generally, not any desire to do speed cameras [in Harford County]." » Listen to the audio here The proof is in the action—or inaction. While the county and its three municipalities—Aberdeen, Bel Air and Havre de Grace—may have discussed the viability of speed cameras behind …
Monday, January 7, 2013
The Harford County Council will meet in council chambers in Bel Air Tuesday night.
The Harford County Council will hold its first legislative session of the new year Tuesday evening. The meeting is slated to begin at 6 p.m. in council chambers, located in the building known as the "Black Box" at 212 South Bond Street in Bel Air. See the agenda attached to this post. You tell us: What issue on the agenda impacts you the most?
Monday, November 26, 2012
The Harford County Council approved a $300K appropriation for work at Havre de Grace High School.
Harford County has agreed to pay more than $300,000 to put the finishing touches on Harris Stadium, on top of $1.134 million it originally provided for the project. Harford County Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Cornell Brown said the $313,770 appropriation from the county would cover the costs of brick entryway paving, flagpoles, a concrete pad and planter and fencing for the field house at Havre de Grace High School. The school board requested the funding to finish work at Harris Stadium, which is incomplete, after the bid came in above projected costs. Over the last decade, Havre de Grace residents say they have raised $1 million for the project. "We provided the scoreboard, lights, away bleachers, ticket booth and home …
Monday, November 12, 2012
See what the Harford County Council will discuss at its Nov. 13 meeting.
The Harford County Council meets on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 212 S. Bond St. in Bel Air. Citizens can comment on proposed legislation during the public hearing at 6:30 p.m. followed by the County Council meeting. Here is the proposed legislation: