"The work that a lot of people do is sometimes forgotten over time."
Mayor Wayne Dougherty, accompanied by City Council President Bill Martin and Director of Administration Carol Mathis, took time during Havre de Grace's city council meeting Tuesday evening to honor the late council member, Brenda Guldenzopf, and her family.
"I want people to remember Brenda," Dougherty said.
Mrs. Guldenzopf's two daughters, Ceili and Holly Grace, were at the meeting, as was her husband, David Guldenzopf. Mrs. Guldenzopf died of cancer in July 2010.
Dougherty presented the family with a certificate honoring Mrs. Guldenzopf's work on the council, where he said she always worked for the people. Mathis also presented the family with a photo of Mrs. Guldenzopf, identical to the one that hangs in city hall.
Family was also very important to Mrs. Guldenzopf, Dougherty said, in addition to the citizens of Havre de Grace.
"Those are things that I'll never forget," he said, "and most of all she was a friend."
During their council meeting Tuesday evening, city council members approved a resolution for the Highlands School.
The Highlands School applied to the state Department of Housing and Community Development for approval of their Sustaining the Dream Campaign, which will allow the school to raise $3 million for scholarships.
In an unanimous vote, members approved the project and acknowledged their support.
Members also extended a license agreement with Chiapparelli's of Little Italy, 400 N. Union Ave., to allow the business to place "10 for 10" signs in front of the property, on the city right-of-way. The agreement is for one year.
The Graw Days festival was also approved for Oct. 8, from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The festival, according to the application, will celebrate the history of Havre de Grace, taking it back to 1920 in downtown.
Local resident Tom Phelan was the only person to speak during the meeting's public comment time, asking city attorney Paul Ishak about the city's license agreement with Lori Maslin.
The license agreement for the Snowball Experience was to Lori Maslin, Ishak said, and did include a preclusion keeping Charles Maslin from selling snowballs at the stand.
In early August, police served a warrant on Charles Maslin for allegedly violating a condition of his release from the Division of Corrections in December 2007, which mandated no contact with children under the age of 18. This followed an earlier conviction of sexually abusing a boy who grew up in the Maslin family home.
Ishak said at the meeting that Lori Maslin voided the license agreement for the Snowball Experience, but Phelan still emphasized that "when you sign a contract with Mrs. Maslin, you get the interaction with Mr. Maslin."
"The things that might be good for tourism may not necessarily be the right thing to do," Phelan added.