Aberdeen Turns 100

In the towns

November 10, 1991

Aberdeen's Centennial Committee is looking for material to publish in an almanac commemorating the 100th anniversary of the town's charter.

The 150-page almanac will include a history of the town and Aberdeen Proving Ground, a list of everyone who graduated from Aberdeen High since 1898, and a descriptions of longtime area businesses.

The committee will publish 1,500 copies of the almanac in soft cover. They will sell for $5 each; 100 hard-cover copies will be published and sold for $30 apiece.

Profits from the almanac will supportAberdeen's centennial celebration next March.

The committee is seeking patrons to support a page in the alamanac for $25 each.

The almanac should be available some time after Jan. 1.

Contributions of cash or histor ical material can be mailed by Nov. 15 to the Centennial Almanac, Box 212, Aberdeen, Md. 21001.

Information: Ronald Landbeck, 272-5649.


Voters in Havre de Grace approved a referendum Tuesday that clears the way for city administrators to go to the bond market to finance construction of a new municipal building.

The tally showed 664 people voted in favor of the referendum for the new $850,000 City Hall, while 411 voters opposed theplan. Havre de Grace has about 3,600 registered voters.

City administrators expect the new building to be ready for operation by fall 1992.

The municipal charter required a referendum before the city can go to the bond market. Administrators say it is the most economical way to finance the new facility, with low interest rates and competitive construction industry.

Havre de Grace Manager Robert M. Lange said he expects the city to go to the bond market by early next year through the state's infrastructure financing program. The program allows municipalities to finance projects by using the state's high rating to get low interest rates.

The city expects its bonds to carry an interest rate of about 6.8 percent, the lowest rate since 1977.

As proposed, the city would have to pay about $75,000 a year for the next 30 years.

The new 8,300-square-foot City Hall will house offices, conference rooms and a 120-seat meeting room at the corner of Pennington Avenue and South Adams Street.

The facility will replace the 120-year-old City Hall at 400 Pennington Ave., which administrators say would cost about the same to renovate.

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