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Public Notice of Adoption

Cecil Whig

Publish: Friday, April 5, 2024

 

TOWN OF PORT DEPOSIT

NOTICE OF ADOPTION

ORDINANCE 2024-01 - COMPREHENSIVE REZONING

AMENDMENTS TO THE ZONING ORDINANCE and

ORDINANCE 2024-02 - COMPREHENSIVE AMENDMENTS

TO THE ZONING MAP

 

On April 2, 2024, the Council of the Town of Port Deposit adopted Ordinance 2024-01 for comprehensive amendments to the Port Deposit Zoning Ordinance and Ordinance 2024-02 for comprehensive amendments to the Port Deposit Zoning Map. The amendments will go into effect on April 23, 2024.

 The significant revisions to the Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map comprehensively and legislatively include renaming of the zoning districts, revisions to the purpose and type of uses permitted in each district and redrawing the zoning district boundaries within the Town to be consistent with the recently adopted 2023 Comprehensive Plan. Ordinance 2024-01 and 2024-02 and relative exhibits of the revisions to the Zoning Ordinance, Zoning Map and revised Zoning Ordinance are available on our website at www.portdeposit.org, available at Town Hall, 64 S. Main St., or email Lacey Heath at lheath@portdeposit.org to have a copy emailed to you. 

 

BY: Wayne Tome, Jr., Mayor

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PRESS RELEASE
March 25, 2024
For Immediate Release


2024 Port Deposit Façade Improvement Program

Port Deposit, MD – The Mayor and Council of the Town of Port Deposit are proud to announce
the town was awarded the ninth DHCD Community Legacy Program grant for the Port Deposit
Facade Improvement Program. The grant award is $50,000 and local façade improvement grants
up to $10,000 are available to property owners for exterior renovations that will improve the
historic integrity of our community and create curb appeal to increase marketability of residential
and commercial properties in our historic district.


Applications are available at Town Hall, 64 N. Main Street, Monday – Thursday between 8:30 a.m.
and 4:30 p.m., on our website at www.portdeposit.org, and through the mail by calling Town Hall
at 410.378.2121. If you would like an application emailed to you, send an email to Lacey Heath
at lheath@portdeposit.org and request an application.


Mayor Tome, Jr. stated, “As a designated Sustainable Community, the Town of Port Deposit has
received a DHCD Community Legacy grant every year since 2016. The grant funds have helped
property owners with needed exterior repairs and restoration projects that have revitalized our
historic structures and improved our community.” Projects that have been completed through
the Program include window and roof replacement, front porch repair and restoration, and
exterior painting.


If you have any questions regarding the grants, contact Town Administrator Rinkerman at
410.378.2121 or via email to vrinkerman@portdeposit.org.


Media Contact:
Mayor Wayne Tome, Jr.
wtome@portdeposit.org


Vicky Rinkerman
Town Administrator
410.378.2121
vinkerman@portdeposit.org

 

 

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TOWN OF PORT DEPOSIT

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW AND

CONSIDERATION OF THE PORT DEPOSIT ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS

 

The Port Deposit Mayor and Town Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. in Town Hall, 64 S. Main Street, Port Deposit to consider comprehensive rezoning amendments to the Port Deposit Zoning Ordinance and Port Deposit Zoning Map. Those wishing to participate in the meeting via video conference may go to www.zoom.us at 7:00 p.m. and enter meeting ID:  884 3727 3047 or via audio by calling {301) 715-8592 and follow the prompts to enter the meeting ID listed above.

The comprehensive proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map are available to review Monday – Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Town Hall, or available on the town website at www.portdeposit.org.   For more information or questions, contact Town Administrator Vicky Rinkerman at 410.378.2121 or via email vrinkerman@portdeposit.org

 

By:      Wayne Tome, Jr., Mayor

Individuals requiring auxiliary aids for effective communication during this public hearing should contact this office no later than March 26, 2024. Voice 410.378.2121 or TDD through Maryland Relay Services 1-800-735-2258.

 

 

Publish: March 13 & 15, 2024 - Cecil Whig

 

Ordinance 2024-01

Ordinance 2024-01 Exhibits 1 & 2

Ordinance 2024-02

Ordinance 2024-02 Exhibits 1, 2, & 3

 

 

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TOWN OF PORT DEPOSIT

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR COMPREHENSIVE REZONING REVIEW
AND CONSIDERATION OF THE PORT DEPOSIT ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS


The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 28, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. in Town Hall, 64 S. Main Street, Port Deposit to consider and make a recommendation to the Town Council on the comprehensive review of proposed amendment to the Port Deposit Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map. Those wishing to participate in the meeting via video conference may go to www.zoom.us at 7:00 p.m. and enter meeting ID: 885 9044 3047 or via audio by calling (301) 715-8592 and follow the prompts to enter the meeting ID listed above.


The comprehensive proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map are available to review Monday – Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Town Hall, or is available on the town website at www.portdeposit.org. For more information or questions, contact Town Administrator Vicky Rinkerman at 410.378.2121 or via email vrinkerman@portdeposit.org .


By: Jeff Heck, Planning Commission Chair


Individuals requiring auxiliary aids for effective communication during this public hearing should contact this
office no later than March 21, 2024. Voice 410.378.2121 or TDD through Maryland Relay Services 1-800-735-2258.

Publish: March 6 & 8, 2024 - Cecil Whig

Ordinance 2024-01

Ordinance 2024-01 Exhibits 1 & 2

Ordinance 2024-02

Ordinance 2024-02 Exhibits 1, 2, & 3

 

 

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TOWN OF PORT DEPOSIT

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

February 5, 2024

 

PORT DEPOSIT PROJECT ACTIVITY NOTICE

18 North Main Street

 

Location: Route 222/N. Main Street in front of 18 N. Main Street for a soil remediation project.  Beginning on or around February 12, 2024 through March 1, 2024.  From 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. there will be a single lane closure, sidewalk closure, and a partial closure of an area of the parking lot across from Jefferson Hall and 18 N. Main Street for this project. 

 

 “We appreciate the cooperation and patience of our residents and local drivers for the duration of this project.” said Mayor Tome, Jr.  For more information on the project, contact Town Hall at 410.378.2121.

 

Media Contact:

Town Administrator Vicky Rinkerman

or Wayne Tome, Jr., Mayor

410.378.2121

 

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TOWN OF PORT DEPOSIT

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

January 10, 2024

 

MARINA PARK TEMPORARILY CLOSED

 

Port Deposit, MD – The Town of Port Deposit regrets to announce the temporary closure of Marina Park, South Main Street, effective immediately, due to severe flooding and debris from the recent storm. 

 

Recent heavy rainfall has led to the rapid rise in water levels along the Susquehanna River, resulting in flooding in Marina Park.  The flooding has affected various areas of the park, including the promenade, boat launch, playground and green spaces.  Cleanup efforts are underway to remove the debris and ensure the park is safe for public use. 

 

Mayor Tome, Jr. advised, “The safety and well-being of our community and visitors are top priorities.  The decision to close Marina Park was made in response to the flooding and accumulation of debris, which pose potential hazards to public safety.”

 

Town officials will continue to monitor weather conditions and the potential for spill gates to be opened at the Conowingo Dam.  The public may call the the Conowingo Dam Spill Gate Hotline at 1-877-457-2525 for information on spill gate conditions at the Dam.       

 

The closure of Marina Park is expected to remain in effect until further notice.  Updates on the status of Marina Park and when it will reopen will be provided on the Town’s website at www.portdeposit.org or on our Facebook page. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Town Hall at 410-378-2121. 

 

Media Contact:

Town Administrator Vicky Rinkerman

or Mayor Wayne Tome, Jr.

410.378.2121

 

 

 

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TOWN OF PORT DEPOSIT 

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

December 6, 2023

 

PORT DEPOSIT ADOPTS HOPKINS QUARRY MASTER RECREATIONAL PLAN

 

The Town of Port Deposit is pleased to announce the adoption of Resolution 12-2023 - Hopkins Quarry Master Recreation Plan.  The 67-acre (+/-) property is located on the north end of the town and extends the town boundary from the railroad overpass almost to Canal Road. 

 

The Hopkins Quarry property was purchased by the town in 2002 from the Hopkins family with Program Open Space Program funding through the Department of Natural Resources.   Since the early 1800’s through 1977, the property had been used by various owners for quarry operations, and property records indicate that by 1978 the stone activity on the property had diminished.   

 

Over a series of public meetings with members of the community, elected officials and staff, the recreational master plan outlines the following goals:

  • Identify and develop recreational opportunities, facilities and services;

  • Historic recognition and educational opportunities (national and local significance);

  • Parking, pedestrian, and vehicle property access;

  • Phasing schedule and implementation action plan for improvements;

  • Market and promote a diverse educational and recreational eco-tourism program; and

  • Identify probable cost and maintenance requirement for identified improvements.

 

Mayor Tome expressed his thoughts that are shared by the Council about the recreational plan, stating, “The Hopkins Quarry property presents an opportunity for the Town to create a regional recreational park that can utilize the environmental features of the property to offer adventurous recreational activities for our residents and visitors, such as rock climbing, pump track, hiking trail and zip line.” 

 

The elected officials expressed their gratitude to everyone who contributed to the plan, and they are committed to seeking funding and allocating resources for the implementation of the recreational park. The Hopkins Quarry Recreational Master Plan is available on our website: www.portdeposit.org or at Town Hall, 64 S. Main Street, Port Deposit.  

 

Media Contact:

Town Administrator Vicky Rinkerman

or Wayne Tome, Jr., Mayor

410.378.2121

Hopkins Quarry Master Plan

 

 

 

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