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Havre de Grace voters approve spending $1.1 million to buy Water Street properties

Havre de Grace voters approve spending $1.1 million to buy Water Street properties

Havre de Grace voters, by a nearly 3-1 margin in Tuesday's special election, approved the city spending $1.1 million to purchase four parcels along Water Street.

There were 761 votes cast, including 734 in person at City Hall and 27 absentee ballots, according to unofficial election results. The measure passed, 561-199, with one ballot left blank, giving the "yes" camp a 73.7 percent margin.

City officials will now proceed with cleaning up the property as they prepare to turn the former site of an oil terminal into a public waterfront park.

"I think the citizens chose wisely, and we're looking forward to getting down there and cleaning up the park,"...

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