Leaf Pick-up Begins

In the towns

November 03, 1991

Aberdeen leaf collection begins tomorrow downtown and in the Hillsdale section.

Public works officials ask that bags not be left for collection on regular trash days. Loose leaf rakings will not be collected.

The two-month collection schedule is as follows:

* Area 1 -- between Route 40 and the CSX rail line south of Route 22 -- Nov. 4 andNov. 25.

* Area 2 -- bounded by Route 40 on the east, Route 22 onthe north and Paradise Road on the west -- Nov. 11 and Dec. 2.

* Area 3 -- the rest of town -- Nov. 18 and Dec. 9.

CONSTRUCTION UNDER WAY

Construction of the new Havre de Grace Maritime Museum has started at 100 Lafayette St.

The $105,000 project involves construction of a 4,805-foot observation deck that will eventually serve as thefoundation for the museum. Work is to be completed by December.

The museum will house a collection commemorating the city's ties to the Chesapeake Bay and the Susquehanna River.

The first phase of themuseum construction will be paid by a $50,000 grant from the federalNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The rest of the money was raised by the museum organization.

Plans for the museum were nearly killed this year when bids for the first phase of the project came in higher than expected. To make the project affordable, organizers reduced the size of the deck.

Museum organizers have worked for nearly a year to win federal, state and city approvals.

PENNINGTON IS REBUILT

The yellow lines contractors painted last week down the middle of Pennington Avenue in Havre de Grace marked the end of a long-awaited reconstruction project of the six-block downtown street.

The yearlong project, paid for by city and federal money, involved rebuilding the road surface, constructing new sidewalks and curbs, and installing underground utility lines.

The city has $56,000 left from the project, which administrators said will be used to repair other Havre de Grace streets.

GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS

Should Bel Air hire someone to find ways to improve business in the town?

That will be the topic of discussion at a meeting sponsored by the town and the Bel Air Business Association at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Bel Air High.

"We're going to talk about whether Bel Air should have a commercial district management authority," said Carol Deibel, the town's planning director.

"That's similar to a mall manager," she added.

The authority would hire a staff person to handle promotion and marketing for businesses in the downtown commercial districts. The officewould handle projects such as sign improvements or the concert series the Bel Air Business Association sponsored.

Deibel said downtownbusinesses need to pull together to attract customers because of therecession and increasing competition.

"Another reason is that without a staff person, volunteers in the business association sometimesburn out," said Deibel.

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