BY BRYNA ZUMER, firstname.lastname@example.org
12:55 AM EST, November 7, 2013
Safety issues have prompted the move of the bus stop in front of Harford Memorial Hospital, a Havre de Grace city counciman said Monday.
Councilman David Glenn said the decision to move the stop was made after complaints that the location was not safe.
He said drivers are often hitting the bus as it parks at the stop.
"Thanks to the work of [police chief] Teresa Walter, the bus stop will be moved to Revolution Street where the old loading zone was for the hospital," Glenn said during Monday's city council meeting.
He said commuters will be contacted so they are not surprised by the change.
Glenn said the Halloween parade was also successful, with more than 500 children showing up in some "impressive costumes."
Councilman Joe Smith congratulated businesses who made their buildings look a little brighter lately.
He noted the American Legion is now bright blue and Coakley's also got painted, as businesses take advantage of facade improvement grants.
"We underestimate what a fresh coat of paint will do to brighten the spirits and brighten the community," Smith said.
He also said the Bulle Rock Civic League had a meeting recently that drew about 200 people and is sponsoring another meeting on the topic of education at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at the residents' club.
Smith, a Bulle Rock resident, said his neighbors are "eager" to become part of the community and participate.
"It's probably one of the most engaged communities in terms of a neighborhood," he said.
Planning and zoning director Neal Mills congratulated the planning commission on finishing its review of the new zoning ordinance, noting the volunteer group had 11 workshops on the complex bill.
"They did yeoman's work on this," Mills said. "This is another tremendous volunteer effort on the part of the citizens of Havre de Grace."
Members of Junior Girl Scout Troop 640 were also recognized for the Bronze Award, which they received for launching a literacy project in the city.