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Monday, May 6, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
Havre de Grace City Council met Monday night at City Hall.
When the Havre de Grace City Council met on March 18, Patch was live blogging. The following is a recap of the meeting, which was approximately an hour and three minutes. — 8:33 p.m.: The meeting adjourns. 8:32 p.m.: Dougherty chimed in on the issue regarding the property near Concord Point. "The city will not maintain that home on there. The home will be sold," Dougherty said. "Any proceeds to the purchase of that home would be applied to the amount of purchase. I do know that there was another rumor going around that the city was going to move the house for whoever bought it. That was the furthest thing from the truth." 8:30 p.m.: Resident Maddie Charlton raised an issue with the proposed purchase of a residential property neighboring …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Two public hearings, appointments to city commissions, a guest mayor and special events are on the agenda for the 7 p.m. meeting at City Hall.
Public Hearings: An Ordinance concerning Utility Tax AN ORDINANCE OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF HAVRE DE GRACE PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORITY PROVIDED BY ARTICLE 23A OF THE ANNOTATED CODE OF MARYLAND AND CITY CHARTER SECTION 34 AMENDING CITY CODE SECTION 177 ARTICLE II UTILITY TAX BY ESTABLISHING NEW RATES WERE SET TO FREEZE IN 2013. An Ordinance concerning the refinance of City Bonds AN ORDINANCE OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORITY OF ARTICLE 23A OF THE ANNOTATED CODE OF MARYLAND AND CHAPTERS 34 AND 39 OF THE CITY CHARTER APPROVING THE REFINANCE OF CITY BONDS KNOWN AS SERIES 2011 REFUNDED BOND, 2002 SERIES A, 2003 SERIES A AND 2004 SERIES A WHICH REFINANCE FIRST REQUIRES THE APPROVAL OF THE CITY VOTERS AND THE …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Tom Barnes is a longtime Havre de Grace resident and is the leader of the HdG Drama Guild.
Havre de Grace resident Tom Barnes has filed to run for City Council, officials confirmed Wednesday. Barnes, a community volunteer and the head of the HdG Drama Guild youth organization, made the announcement of his candidacy on Facebook. He also started a Facebook page for his campaign. In a Facebook post, Barnes said it's not his intention to run to represent any singular group, organization or party, but to serve the entire city. "I refuse to run against anyone," Barnes told Patch in a phone interview Wednesday. "I’m running for the City of Havre de Grace." Three seats on the City Council will be up for a vote—those of incumbents John Correri, Randy Craig and Barbara Wagner. The mayor's position, currently held by Wayne Dougherty, is …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Havre de Grace will elect a mayor and three council members on May 7.
We're still a month away from the official window to file for the May 7 election, but one former public official has thrown his hat into the ring. The only question is: which ring? In a comment on Patch, former City Councilman Fred Cullum declared that he would run for public office again this year. Cullum served 16 years over eight non-consecutive terms as a council member. He finished fourth in the race for three council seats last May. Council members are elected to two year terms, and half of the six members face reelection every city election. He didn't say whether he would run for council again, or for mayor, as he did in 2007. Mayor Wayne Dougherty won that election—and the two mayoral elections since. In a coversation with Patch, …
Candidates for City Council and Mayor may apply next month to run in the May election.
Election season is almost here again. Havre de Grace holds its annual vote in May, but candidates for City Council and Mayor may begin filing to run in the election next month. Residents will elect three council members and a mayor in the May 7 election. All officials serve two-year terms, with three of the six council seats up for a vote each spring. Candidates may file to run in the election on weekdays from March 5 to March 19. For all the details regarding the filing process—including qualifications—click here. This year, Mayor Wayne Dougherty's seat will be on the ballot, as will those seats on council currently held by Randy Craig, John Correri and Barbara Wagner. All four were elected in May 2011. None of the four have said publicly…
Friday, January 18, 2013
How will you spend the day? Jan. 21 is a federal holiday.
Jan. 21 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and that means closings and schedule changes to allow for remembrance of the civil rights activist. In observance of Monday's holiday, municipal offices in Havre de Grace are closed, as is Harford County government. The Havre de Grace City Council meeting has been rescheduled from its usual date on Monday; it will be held instead at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Trash will not be collected Monday, Jan. 21, for residents in Havre de Grace who rely on city services. Curbside trash collection will resume on Tuesday, and the schedule will be pushed back by one day for the rest of the week. How will you spend MLK Day in Havre de Grace? Tell us in the comments. For some, the national holiday honoring the …
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 …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
A mother and three children were alerted to elevated carbon monoxide levels by a detector Wednesday.
A Havre de Grace mother and three children were unharmed after they were alerted to elevated carbon monoxide levels in their home early Wednesday morning, according to the fire chief. Susquehanna Hose Company Chief Scott Hurst said that a carbon monoxide detector located in the rental property on the 1000 block of Chesapeake Drive went off and crews were dispatched around 8 a.m. Wednesday. "They had a detector, which was great," Hurst said. "None of of them had to go to the hospital because the detector alerted them." Havre de Grace mandated carbon monoxide detectors in most city residences—including rental properties—in early 2011. "That's why we did this," Hurst said of the ordinance, which he co-wrote with city officials. Hurst said …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Aberdeen, Bel Air and Havre de Grace governments are closed for Hurricane Sandy.
UPDATED (10:20 a.m.)—The municipal governments in Harford County are closed Monday and Tuesday as Hurricane Sandy's impact is felt throughout the region. Government offices in Aberdeen, Bel Air and Havre de Grace are closed. Harford County government offices are also closed. In an update Monday morning, the county announced that offices initially closed for Monday were also going to be closed Tuesday. Harford County Public Schools and Aberdeen Proving Ground are also closed Monday. TELL US: Are your offices or business closed? Leave a comment below.