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Havre de Grace officials want to form economic development department

With Havre de Grace's economic development leader about to step down, the city council is hoping to establish a separate department for economic development. Economic Development Manager Meghan Simmons will leave her position at the end of August, Mayor Wayne Dougherty said Monday. During the city council meeting Monday night, council members introduced a resolution that would establish the position of a director of economic development – as opposed to economic development manager – as well as an economic development department – under the city charter. Councilman Bill Martin explained Simmons' position included a salary and a pension, but the charter amendment...