The Havre de Grace City Council will take the first step Monday night in putting together a subcommittee tasked with solving the traffic and access issues in the Bayview Estates and Bulle Rock communities.
A resolution expected to be introduced during Monday night’s session by newly elected city councilman David Glenn would create a sub-committee of the Street and Traffic Safety Advisory Board dedicated to obtaining additional access for Bayview Estates and Bulle Rock onto Route 40 by means other than using Ontario and Ohio Streets and Grace Manor Drive and Lewis Lane; opening Camilla Street to Ontario Street, and modifying the current conditions along Ohio Street and Grace Manor Drive, Joe Hill Drive and Lewis Lane.
Another resolution expected to be introduced Monday by city councilman Bill Martin would create a War of 1812 Bicentennial Committee to coordinate the city’s celebration of the bicentennial of the city’s involvement in the War of 1812.
Also on the agenda Monday night are expected votes on adoption of the city real property tax rate and an ordinance related to backflow protection to the city water supply, as well as first reading of an ordinance amending the Havre de Grace City Zoning Code regarding mixed office/employment center zoning.
The city council will also recognize Students of the Month Jamie Gorham of Meadowvale Elementary School, Autumn Twombly and Anthony Johnson of Havre de Grace Elementary School, Hailey Emerson of Havre de Grace Middle School, and Alyxandrya McClelland of Havre de Grace High School. The “Did You Know Award” will also be presented to Mike Walker, Ken Montgomery and Jim Gill for “Waste Water System of the Year.”
Susan Deeney, Bharat Patel, and Bill Watson are expected to be reappointed Monday night to the Tourism Advisory Board, Emma Baker is expected to be reappointed to the Board of Elections Supervisors, and former city councilman Fred Cullum is expected to be appointed to the Water and Sewer Commission.
Camay Murphy will give a presentation on the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum of Maryland and Brigitte Peters from the Havre de Grace Office of Tourism will give a presentation on the War of 1812.
The full agenda is below:
COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
June 4, 2012
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Opening Prayer by: Bishop Leo McCafferty; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
5. Approval of the Minutes: May 21, 2012
A. Student of the Month Recognitions: Presented by Mayor Dougherty
1. Meadowvale Elementary School: Jamie Gorham
2. Havre de Grace Elementary School:
A. Autumn Twombly
B. Anthony Johnson
3. Havre de Grace Middle School: Hailey Emerson
4. Havre de Grace High School- Alyxandrya McClelland
B. “Did you know Award” (Presented by Mayor Dougherty, Ms. Carol Mathis and Ms. Donna Geiger, )
1. “Waste Water System of the Year”; Mike Walker, Ken Montgomery and Jim Gill
7. Proclamations: None
A. Ms. Camay Murphy; Negro Leagues Baseball Museum of Maryland
B. Ms. Brigitte Peters, Havre de Grace Office of Tourism; War of 1812
A. Tourism Advisory Board Re-appointments: (Councilmember Correri)
1. Ms. Susan Deeney
2. Ms. Bharat Patel
3. Mr. Bill Watson
B. Board of Elections Supervisors Reappointment:
1. Ms. Emma Baker
C. Water and Sewer Commission Appointment
1. Mr. Fred Cullum
10. Oath of Office: None
11. Comments from Citizens on Agenda Items:
A. (A Resolution concerning the creation of a sub- committee of the Street and Traffic Safety Board- Councilmember Glenn) A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF HAVRE DE GRACE PURSUANT TO THE ANNOTATED CODE OF MARYLAND ARTICLE 23A AND CITY CHARTER SECTION 34 AUTHORIZING THE CREATION OF A SUB-COMMITTEE OF THE STREET AND TRAFFIC SAFETY ADVISORY BOARD DEDICATED TO THE THREE TOPICS OF: 1) OBTAINING ADDITIONAL ACCESS FOR BAYVIEW ESTATES AND BULLE ROCK TO MARYLAND ROUTE 40 OTHER THAN VIA ONTARIO AND OHIO STREETS AND GRACE MANOR DRIVE AND LEWIS LANE; 2) OPENING CAMILLA STREET TO ONTARIO STREET, AND 3) MODIFICATIONS TO THE CURRENT CONDITIONS ALONG OHIO STREET AND GRACE MANOR DRIVE, JOE HILL DRIVE AND LEWIS LANE.
B. (A Resolution concerning the creation of the War of 1812 Committee- Councilmember Martin) A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF HAVRE DE GRACE PURSUANT TO THE ANNOTATED CODE OF MARYLAND ARTICLE 23A AND CITY CHARTER SECTION 34 AUTHORIZING THE CREATION OF A WAR OF 1812 BICENTENNIAL COMMITTEE TO COORDINATE THE CITY’S CELEBRATION OF THE BICENTENNIAL OF THE CITY’S INVOLVEMENT IN THE WAR OF 1812.
C. (A Resolution concerning Old Bay Lane- Councilmember Craig) A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF HAVRE DE GRACE, MARYLAND PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORITY OF THE ANNOTATED CODE OF MARYLAND ARTICLE 23A AND CITY CHARTER SECTION 34 AND SECTION 75I. AUTHORIZING THE CITY, AS PART OF ITS ACQUISITION OF A PORTION OF OLD BAY LANE FROM THE STATE OF MARYLAND, TO CONFIRM THAT A PRIOR INEFFECTIVE AND UNRECORDED DEED IS VOID.
A. (ORDINANCE 940; AN CONCERNING THE TAX RATE- Second reading and adoption) (Council President Craig)
AN ORDINANCE BY THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF HAVRE DE GRACE, MARYLAND, PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORITY PROVIDED BY THE ANNOTATED CODE OF MARYLAND TAX-PROPERTY ARTICLE TITLE 6 AND THE ANNOTATED CODE OF MARYLAND ARTICLE 23A, FIXING THE TAX RATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR JULY 1, 2012 TO JUNE 30, 2013 ON EACH ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) OF ASSESSABLE REAL PROPERTY, PERSONAL PROPERTY; AND PROVIDING AN ADDITIONAL SPECIAL TAX LEVIED WITHIN THE CRITICAL AREA SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT AND SETTING THE SERVICE CHARGE FOR THE SEMI-ANNUAL PROPERTY TAX PAYMENT OPTION.
B. (ORDINANCE 941; AN CONCERNING BACKFLOW PROTECTION TO THE CITY WATER SUPPLY) (Councilmember Correri) (Second Reading and adoption)
AN ORDINANCE BY THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF HAVRE DE GRACE PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 23A OF THE ANNOTATED CODE OF MARYLAND AND CITY CHARTER SECTION 34 AMENDING CITY CODE CHAPTER 198 WATER AND SEWERS TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS RELATED TO BACKFLOW PROTECTION TO THE CITY WATER SUPPLY)
C. AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING THE FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013 BUDGET (Council President Craig- first reading)
AN ORDINANCE FOR THE PURPOSE OF ESTABLISHING THE ANNUAL PROJECTION OF ANTICIPATED REVENUES AND PROPOSED EXPENSES FOR THE CITY OF HAVRE DE GRACE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013 BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE ANNOTATED CODE OF MARYLAND ARTICLE 23A AND THE HAVRE DE GRACE CITY CHARTER SECTION 37.
D.(AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING THE MOE CENTER) (Councilmember Wagner- first reading) AN ORDINANCE OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF HAVRE DE GRACE, MARYLAND PURSUANT TO THE ANNOTATED CODE OF MARYLAND ARTICLE 23A AND 66B
AND CITY CHARTER SECTION 34 AND CITY CODE CHAPTER 25 AND CHAPTER 205 AMENDING THE HAVRE DE GRACE CITY ZONING CODE CHAPTER 205 ARTICLE VIII SECTION 205-29 ET. SEQ. MOE MIXED OFFICE/EMPLOYMENT CENTER.
14. Unfinished Business/Old Business: None
15. New Business:
A. Special Events (Presented by Ms. Shyla Glassman)
1. 49th Annual HDG Arts Show; Soroptimist of HDG; August 18th and 19th 2012 Tydings Park
2. Sickle Cell Walk A Thon- Harford/Cecil Counties Sickle Cell Association; September 16, 2012; Starting at Tydings Park
3. House of Cards; filming episode; old City Hall; June 6th 5am-11:30am
16. Director’s Report:
A. Ms. Carol Mathis – Director of Administration
B. Mr. Jay Bautz- Deputy Director of Planning
C. Mr. George DeHority-Director of Finance
D. Mr. Larry Parks – Director of Public Works
E. Chief Teresa Walter- Police Department
17. Business from Mayor Dougherty:
18. Business from Council:
A. Councilmember Wagner:
B. Councilmember Smith:
C. Councilmember Correri:
D. Councilmember Glenn:
E. Councilmember Martin:
19. Business from Council President Craig:
1. Closed Session; land acquisition and code enforcement legal matters
20. Comments from Citizens: