Craig announced that The Oak Ridge Boys will be performing at the festival, returning to Havre de Grace to play after 25 years.
He also pointed out the festival is Maryland's oldest running seafood festival.
No residents commenting during a public hearing on the annexation of the former Kiwi Shoe Polish can factory property on Post Road.
The annexation plan resolution was introduced and adopted in August on behalf of the current owner, LOSA Corporation, chartered in Delaware but with a corporate address in Annapolis, according to state tax records.
Craig explained at that time that the property, also known as the Susquehanna Metal Box Company proper, is less than a full acre and said many people may not have realized it wasn't already inside the city limits. All the other properties along the street in the industrial park are within the city limits, but this one was not included in the 1977 annexation that brought many of the others inside the city.
A resolution allowing a 15-star American flag, which was flown during the War of 1812, to be flown in the city got rave reviews from the council.
Martin introduced the measure as part of the city's ongoing efforts to commemorate the War of 1812 bicentennial.
He said he hoped to see it fly from Jan. 1 through Christmas Eve of 2014, which was the official end of the war.
Glenn said his father-in-law was a "typical veteran" during his lifetime, participating in every Veterans Day and Memorial Day, so Glenn decided to ask his brother-in-law what he thought his father would have made of the proposal.
"I asked myself the question, what would he say if we flew the 15-star flag at the park?" Glenn said. "His comment was very simple. He said, 'David, I fought for our flag. I didn't fight for a 15-star flag, I didn't fight for a 50-star flag, I fought for the American flag.'"
Glenn said he thinks it would send a "strong message" if every flag was flown consistently at the municipal park.
"I think the park gets a lot of visibility," he said.
Council member Barbara Wagner agreed, saying the park is "a very key location in the city."
"It'll bring a lot of attention to our War of 1812, 1813, celebrations that we're having," she said.
Smith echoed those sentiments.
"The flag is really a symbol of what I think we believe in for this country," he said, noting any flag that is an American flag is appropriate to be flown. "I think it's a proper and an appropriate use of this to commemorate a specific event in our city's history."
Also at the meeting, the council approved a license agreement for a front porch replacement at 182 Revolution St.
Wagner noted the structure in question "is an old building that has undergone a significant renovation."
"It was an original farmhouse and there was a front porch in the spot where this proposed new front porch will land," she said.
The council re-appointed Robert Lockard to the board of elections, Wardell Stansbury to the planning commission and Joe Kochenderfer to the water and sewer commission.
Jim Reynolds and Brian Eberhardt were recognized for their work on the city's Recreation Committee and Havre de Grace High School's girls cross-country team and boys soccer team were also recognized.
Council members also mentioned the new lights put up on trees around downtown in time for Christmas.