The council discussed several resolutions, including one to create a War of 1812 bicentennial committee, which drew a handful of amendments.

Smith suggested adding the library after Bill Martin suggested additional agencies.

Ultimately, the committee was set to include representatives from tourism, economic development, historic preservation, arts, the Lock House Museum, Friends of Concord Point Lighthouse, the Decoy Museum, the Maritime Museum, the Fourth of July committee, Havre de Grace Main Street, the Chamber of Commerce, city staff, the American Legion, the VFW, the Martha Lewis Museum and the library.

A third resolution authorizes the city to acquire a portion of Old Bay Lane from the state, to confirm that a prior ineffective and unrecorded deed is void.

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The council introduced bills concerning backflow protection to the city water supply and one amending the city's zoning code on the mixed-office/employment center.


Former council members Fred Cullum and Jim Miller were also at the meeting, and Cullum was re-appointed to the water and sewer commission.

Craig thanked him for continuing to serve the city.

Dougherty said: "Before the election even took place, Mr. Cullum and I met privately and he said, 'Even if things don't go right for me, I would still like to serve the city.'"

Susan Deeney, Bharat Patel and Bill Watson were re-appointed to the tourism advisory board. Emma Baker was re-appointed to the board of elections supervisors.

Councilwoman Barbara Wagner talked about other green initiatives, including the ongoing community garden project.

She mentioned the IKEA distribution center in Perryville will be getting a new solar roof that will take five months to complete and be as large as 36 football fields.

She said although the Havre de Grace City Hall is nowhere near that size, similar projects should be considered.