The Havre de Grace City Council will introduce a pair of resolutions Monday night aimed at beautifying the city while improving sustainability.
One resolution would support an application to the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development for the submission of an application and receipt of financing for Community Legacy Projects in the city. These projects would include “the beautification of MD155/Hatem Bridge gateway, Phase II of the exterior improvements to the water treatment plant, Havre de Grace Main Street, inc. Tenant Fit-Out Program.”
All projects are to be financed either directly by the Department of Housing and Community Development or through other departments or agencies of the state.
Councilwoman Barbara Wagner will also introduce a resolution Monday night concerning sustainability, which indicates “support for participation in the Sustainable Maryland Municipal Certification Program.”
Also Monday night, the city council will reappointment seven members to the Economic Development Advisory Board – Will Nori, Bridgette Johnson, Charles Vasilakis, Pamela Ruff, Chip Paradis, Cathy Vincenti, and Kelly Falkenstine. Garrett Lyttle is also expected to be reappointed to the Revitalization and Development (RAD) Revolving Loan Committee.
The City Planning Committee is expected to make several recommendations Monday night regarding installation of a fence in city right-of-way at 226 S. Stokes Street; installation of a gravel driveway for a new garage and installation of two free standing signs 419 Congress Avenue; installation of a fence and removal of hedges in city right-of-way at 261 Alliance Street; installation of a fence in city right-of-way at 101 N. Union Avenue; and installation of a paved parking area in city right-of-way at 309 N. Union Avenue.
Shyla Glassman will present information on the 32nd Annual Seafood Festival, which will be held August 10th-12th 2012.
The city council will also hear presentations from Bonnie Johansen, Manager Public Affairs for Constellation Energy, and Meghan Simmons, Havre de Grace’s Manager of Economic Development.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in City Hall.
The full agenda is listed below:
COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
October 17, 2011
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Opening Prayer by: Pastor Cordell Hunter of AME Church
5. Approval of the Minutes: October 3, 2011
6. Recognitions: None
7. Proclamations: None
A. Bonnie Johansen, Manager Public Affairs, Constellation Energy
B. Meghan Simmons, Manager of Economic Development
A. Reappointments to the Economic Development Advisory Board (Council President Martin)
1. Will Nori
2. Bridgette Johnson
3. Charles Vasilakis
4. Pamela Ruff
5. Chip Paradis
6. Cathy Vincenti
7. Kelly Falkenstine
B. Reappointment to RAD Loan (Councilmember Craig)
1. Garrett Lyttle
10. Oath of Office: None
11. Comments from Citizens on Agenda Items:
A. A Resolution concerning Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (Council President Martin)
A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF HAVRE DE GRACE, MARYLAND IN SUPPORT OF THE APPLICATION TO THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FOR THE SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION AND RECEIPT OF FINANCING FOR COMMUNITY LEGACY PROJECTS IN THE CITY OF HAVRE DE GRACE, MARYLAND. THIS RESOLUTION SUPPORTS THE REQUEST FOR THE BEAUTIFICATION OF MD155/HATEM BRIDGE GATEWAY, PHASE II OF THE EXTERIOR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE WATER TREATMENT PLANT, HAVRE DE GRACE MAIN STREET, INC. TENANT FIT-OUT PROGRAM. ALL PROJECTS ARE TO BE FINANCED EITHER DIRECTLY BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND OR THROUGH OTHER DEPARTMENTS OR AGENCIES OF THE SATE OF MARYLAND.
B. A Resolution concerning sustainability (Councilmember Wagner)
A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 23A OF THE ANNOTATED CODE OF MARYLAND AND CHARTER SECTION 34 OF THE HAVRE DE GRACE CITY CHARTER INDICATING SUPPORT FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE SUSTAINABLE MARYLAND MUNICIPAL CERTIFICATION PROGRAM.
13. Ordinances: None
14. Unfinished Business/Old Business: None
15. New Business:
A. Special Events: (Presented by Ms. Shyla Glassman)
1. 32nd Annual Seafood Festival; Event will be August 10th-12th 2012; set up will begin August 7, 2012
B. Planning Committee Recommendations
1. 226 S. Stokes Street – Install fence in City Right-of-Way – Councilmember Miller
2. 419 Congress Avenue – Install gravel driveway for new garage – Councilmember Miller
3. 419 Congress Avenue – Install two free standing signs – Councilmember Miller
4. 261 Alliance Street – Install fence and remove hedges in City Right-of-Way – Councilmember Cullum
5. 101 N. Union Avenue – Install fence in City Right-of-Way – Councilmember Miller
6. 309 N. Union Avenue – Install paved parking area in City Right-of-Way – Councilmember Miller
16. Director’s Report:
A. Ms. Carol Mathis – Director of Administration
B. Mr. Neal Mills-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 Correri
C. Councilmember Miller:
D. Councilmember Cullum:
E. Councilmember Craig:
19. Business from Council President Martin:
20. Comments from Citizens