Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE

MOSQUITO CONTROL PROGRAM

NOTIFICATION OF SPRAYING

 

The Town of Port Deposit will participate in the Maryland Department of Agriculture Mosquito Control Program. Mosquito control is conducted according to the concept of Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM), which uses a variety of pest management strategies to protect public health and the environment. One of those strategies is pesticide application. The department uses truck-mounted, ultra-low volume (ULV) aerosol generators for spraying in Towns and neighborhoods.  Click here for more information from the Maryland Department of Agriculture.

 

The principle insecticide applied for adult mosquito control in Maryland is a synthetic pyrethroid diluted in mineral oil. The active ingredients are Permethrin and piperonyl butoxide, the same active ingredients in lice shampoo and flea treatments for pets.  Please click here for a Product Safety Sheet for the insecticide used. The spray is applied at about 0.0031 pounds of active ingredient per acre. The ULV units disperse the insecticides over an effective swath width of 300 feet. Applications ideally are made when wind velocity is 2 to 10 mph, temperature is 60 to 85 degrees, relative humidity is high, and a temperature inversion exists. All mosquito spraying is done at night, when these conditions usually exist and when most mosquito species are active. Nighttime application also protects pollinators that are active during the day. 

 

In Port Deposit, Main Street, Center Street, Race Street, Rowland Drive, and Granite Avenue will be sprayed between 2:00 a.m. and 3:00 a.m. starting on Friday, June 24, 2020 (subject to change).

 

Property owners have an option to not have their property sprayed.  You must complete the Request for Exemption form and send it to:

Program Supervisor

Mosquito Control Division

50 Harry S. Tubman Parkway

Annapolis, MD 21401

 

A copy of the form must be sent to the Town of Port Deposit by email to townhall@portdeposit.org, fax 410-378-9104 or mail:

 

Town Hall

64 S. Main Street

Port Deposit, MD 21904

 

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Town Hall at 410-378-2121.

 

 

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TOWN OF PORT DEPOSIT
ORDINANCE 2020-04
FISCAL YEAR 2021 ANNUAL BUDGET
NOTICE OF ADOPTION

The Council of the Town of Port Deposit adopted Ordinance 2020-04 – Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Budget at
their meeting on June 2, 2020 after a public hearing was advertised and held on May 19, 2020 as required by the Charter of the Town of Port Deposit. The FY 2021 Annual Budget will take effect on July 1, 2020 through
June 30, 2021.


A copy of the adopted budget is available on our website at www.portdeposit.org or is available at Town Hall,
64 S. Main Street, Port Deposit.


BY: Mayor Wayne L. Tome, Sr.

Published in Cecil Wig: 06/17/20

 

 

 

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TOWN OF PORT DEPOSIT

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

May 8, 2020

 

 

PUBLIC PARK UPDATE

 

Port Deposit, MD – Mayor Wayne L. Tome, Sr. declared a local State of Emergency for the Town of Port on March 6, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  As a result, the Town of Port Deposit closed all park facilities on March 30, 2020 to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

 

Effective Saturday, May 9, 2020, the Marina Park boat launch will be re-opened. Be advised that the promenade is available for pedestrians; however the pavilion and playground remain closed at this time.  Other parks within town limits shall remain closed as well.

 

When entering Marina Park, please use extreme caution and observe all signs because there is an active construction area for the new wastewater treatment plant.   

 

The Town greatly appreciates the cooperation from our community and visitors to continue following social-distancing guidelines as mandated by the State of Maryland.  For more information on action being taken by the State of Maryland and Cecil County in response to this emergency, please visit our website at www.portdeposit.org.

Media Contact:

Town Administrator Vicky Rinkerman

or Wayne L. Tome, Sr., Mayor

410.378.2121

 

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TOWN OF PORT DEPOSIT

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

May 6, 2020

 

Stormwater Drainage Project – Granite Avenue and Race Street in Town of Port Deposit

 

Port Deposit, MD – The Mayor and Council for the Town of Port Deposit are pleased to announce that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has notified the town of their intent to fund a stormwater drainage project for Granite Avenue and Race Street.   The loan and grant consideration will be administered on behalf of the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) by the State and Area staff of USDA Rural Development.

 

The budget for the estimated $1,647,000 project will be funded with a USDA Agency Grant of $600,000 and $245,000 loan with a proposed repayment schedule of forty (40) years at 1.375%.  The town will apply for a Community Development Block Grant (DHCD) through the Maryland Department of Community Housing and Community Development (DHCD) by July 31, 2020 for a $800,000 grant for the balance of the project. 

 

The stormwater drainage site area is located on portions of Granite Avenue and Race Street on the northwest side of the Town of Port Deposit.  The proposed stormwater project will intercept and divert surface water that has historically encroached onto private properties, reduce future erosion and water damage to these affected properties, and maintain the current high-water quality in the study area streams.  

 

 “This project has been in the works for a few years and the town appreciates the support and commitment from the USDA for this project.  We look forward to the stormwater improvements that will be completed to address long standing issues on these streets.” said Mayor Tome.  

 

Media Contact:

Town Administrator Vicky Rinkerman

or Wayne L. Tome, Sr., Mayor

410.378.2121

 

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TOWN OF PORT DEPOSIT

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

March 31, 2020

 

 

COVID-19 STATE OF EMERGENCY UPDATE

 

Port Deposit, MD – Mayor Wayne L. Tome, Sr. declared a local State of Emergency for the Town of Port Deposit on March 6, 2020 in order to prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic to protect the public health, safety and welfare of citizens.  In addition to the prior emergency declaration, the Town of Port Deposit has closed all park facilities until the State of Emergency has been lifted.  This order is effective March 30, 2020.

 

Mayor Tome stated, “Park facilities have been closed within the Town to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  The Town is asking for cooperation as we work together to stop the spread of this virus.”   Port Deposit businesses are following the mandates as directed by the State of Maryland and Town Hall remains open at this time with limited face-to-face contact. Residents and Visitors are directed to contact staff via phone or email rather than coming to Town Hall:

Vicky Rinkerman, Town Administrator – vrinkerman@portdeposit.org 

Ted Sookiasian, Finance Manager – teds@portdeposit.org

Susan Smith, Acting Chief of Police – ssmith@portdeposit.org

Lacey Heath, Administrative Assistant – lheath@portdeposit.org

 

For more information on action being taken by the State of Maryland and Cecil County in response to this emergency, please visit our website at www.portdeposit.org.  

 

Media Contact:

Mayor Wayne Tome or

Town Administrator Vicky Rinkerman

410.378.2121

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