It's your waterfront, how would you like to use it?
About five months ago, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources awarded the Town of Port Deposit financial and technical assistance for projects through the Working Waterfronts Program. With a $50,000 grant, the project in Port Deposit will get underway with the goal of enhancing and preserving their waterfront communities.
But the project won't begin without public input.
Specifics include ways to get to and from the waterfront park areas, improving the link between the waterfront and the businesses along Main Street, enhancing the Marina Park and Veterans Memorial experience, increasing the shoreline access, and supporting the next generation of water-dependent marine commercial uses.
Port Deposit has formed a working waterfront committee to assist in the development of the plan. The plan will be developed based on committee input and information gathered during two community meetings
This first meeting will focus on the vision and goals and brainstorming ideas. A second public meeting will be held in late summer to review the draft of the plan. The grant funds are offsetting the cost of the plan.
If you can't attend the meeting but would like to weigh in, visit www.portdeposit.org or contact town administrator Vicky Rinkerman by calling 410-378-2121.
In other business from Port Deposit:
Property owners from Port Deposit are invited to learn about earning a state income tax credit for upgrading their property. On Tuesday, March 20, the Maryland Historical Trust will host a meeting regarding the rehabilitation tax credit workshop. The meeting will be held at the City Council Chambers, 711 Pennington Avenue, Havre de Grace, 21078.
Those who live in Port Deposit town limits and own a property which is at least 50 years old, are invited to attend.