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Where do  we  go  from  here?   Captain  "Pie"  Edwards  opined,  ”....You  either  go   backward  or  forward.  You  don't  stand  s@ll.”  

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Rock Hall’s  Future                                          The  Mayor’s  view   A  sustainable  and  growing  community  with  .  .  .         renewed  cultural  and  economic  connec@ons  to  the  Bay       increased  business  and  employment  opportuni4es       a  stable  tax  burden  with  a  broadened  revenue  base     housing  opportuni@es  for  all  our  ci@zens  

Protect Rock  Hall’s  Treasures            

“Rock Hall  -­‐  the  pearl  of  the  Chesapeake”  

Our Watermen  and    Waterfront   Our  Volunteer  Fire  Department   Our  Elementary  School   Our  Young  People   Our  Town  

“Rock Hall  –  nice  people  live  here”  


Mayor’s Challenge     Commi:ee  Introduc4ons  

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CommiRee Lead  Comments   •  Mark  Einstein  –  Watermen/Waterfront   CommiRee     •  Jack  Heffner  –  Business  CommiRee   •  Lew  Halin  –  Ci@zens  CommiRee  

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Watermen/ Waterfront

CiGzen

Business

CommiRees Advocate   Council   Lead   Member     Member   Member   Advocate   Council   Lead   Member   Member   Member   Member   Advocate   Council   Lead   Member   Member   Member     Member   Facilitator  

Linda Kimble   Butch  Price   Jack  Heffner   Vacant   Robin  Kurowski   Tom  McHugh   Drew  Chris@an   Brian  Jones   Lew  Halin   Carolyn  Jones   Joan  Kane   Mary  Sue  Willis   Mary  ERa  Reedy   Chuck  White   Brian  Nesspor   Mark  Einstein   Bill  Blades   Dale  Robertson   Charles  Edwards     Mary  Bovee   Lillian  Zelinski  

CommiRees Represent  the   diversity  of  our   residents  

More opportuni@es   to  volunteer  and   support  in  the  weeks   and  months  to  come     Project  Leads     Grant  Writers     Specific  ExperGse  


Challenge Commi:ee     Process  Overview  

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CommiRee Responsibili@es   •  Review  Rock  Hall  Comprehensive  Plan  (RHCP)   –  Evaluate  and  priori@ze  goals/strategies   –  Offer  proposals  in  priority  order   –  Coordinate  with  Town  Boards  (P&R,  P&Z,   Museum,  etc.)     –  Spin  off  project  teams  

•  Consider ideas  not  covered  in  RHCP   CommiRee  recommenda@ons  provided  to  Mayor  and  Council  at  Monthly  Workshops   7  


When and  How     No@ces  and  Material  will  be  Available   Material  

Availability

Process Presenta@on  

January

Worksheets: Blank     RHCP  Evalua@ons   Proposal  evalua@ons  

January   When  Final   When  Final  

CommiRee Mee@ng:   No@ce  *   Minutes  

January When   Approved  

CommiRee Reports  

TBD

Lessons Learned  Report  

August

•  Format is  generally  hardcopy   available  at  the  Town  Clerk   office     •  CommiRee  reports   •  If  oral  will  be  included   with  the  Town  Workshop   minutes   •  If  wriRen  will  be   available  when  reviewed   and  approved  by  the   CommiRee  

* Town  Bulle@n  Board    and  Town  Website  

We are  also  working  to  provide  material  via  the  Town  Website  


CommiRee Work  Timeline   Mayor’s  Priority   Focus  Areas  

-­‐    Share  Feedback  &  New  Idea   -­‐  Capture  RHCP  Changes/Addi@ons   -­‐  Assign  Realloca@ons   -­‐  New  Projects   -­‐  Quick  Wins  

RHCP

Each CommiRee  Lead  will  report  monthly  at  the  Town  Council  Workshops  


Mayor’s Commitment     To  Challenge  Commi:ees  

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Mayor’s Commitment  to   Challenge  CommiRees   Ensure  public,  private     and     Federal/State  resources     are     known  and  available  


Why do  this  now?   •  We  need  to  be  prepared  for  the  solu@ons  &   projects  the  commiRees  recommend   •  Grants  Applica@ons  for  2013  are  due  in  the   next  few  months     •  Many  grants/loans  require  “Designa@ons”  


Museums SubmiRed  Three  Intent  to  Apply  Forms     Museum  Assistance  Grants  are  made  once  annually   •  • 

September 2011  –  series  of  three  grant  workshops  announcing  availability  of  grants     October  2011  –  Grant  applica@ons  available  on  the  MHT  website    

•  December 2011  –  One  page  “Intent  to  Apply”  due     •  •  •  •  • 

End of  March  2012  –  Completed  applica@ons  due     April  –June  2012    –  Applica@ons  are  reviewed     July  2012  –  Award  announcement  made     August—September  2012    –  Development  of  grant  agreement  with  MHT     October  2012  –  Project  starts  

“The Money  Train  waits  for  nobody!”  


•  Most of  20  Departments  provide  some  form  of  financial  and/or  technical  assistance   •  Grants  Office  at  Governor's  Level  ensures  sources  from  outside  MD  are  considered  

Intent to  Apply  applica@ons  submiRed  or  pending  


Beginning Steps   •  Maryland  Department  of  Planning:    MD  Historical  Trust   –  Museums  of  Rock  Hall  –  three  Intent  To  Apply  applica@ons  submiRed   a.  Planning  and  Assessment   b.  Museum  Projects   c.  Non-­‐Capital  Historic  Preserva@on    

•  Maryland Department  of  Housing  &  Community  Development   –  Applying  for  Sustainable  Community  Designa@on   –  Required  to  qualify  for  DHCD  grants  

•  Maryland Department  of  Planning:    MD  Heritage  Area  Authority   –  Applying  for  Target  Investment  Zone  Designa@on   –  Required  to  qualify  for  Capital  grants  


Learning From  Four  Small  Towns   4500   4000   3500   3000   2500   2000   1500  

2009 Popula@on  *  

1000

Popula@on

500

Households

0 Berlin  

Federalsburg

Families Snow  Hill  

Rock Hall  

2000 Census  Data   Rock  Hall:      1.5  Square  Miles   Federalsburg:      2.0  Square  Miles   Snow  Hill:    1.3  Square  Miles   Berlin:          2.2  Square  Miles  

Rock Hall:   Federalsburg Snow  Hill:   Berlin:         *  2010  Census  

 Est,        Est,      Est,        Inc,  

1707    1792    1686    1868

 


Three Main  Points   1.  Town  Tax  revenue  should  not  be  the  first  or  only   source  of  funds   2.  Many  sources  of  funds  are  available     –  Federal,  State,  Private,  Non-­‐Profit   –  Each  has  its  own  process  and  @meline   –  Most  require  “Designa@ons”  to  apply  

3.  Mayor  commiRed  to  leveraging    all  sources  of    funds  


Rock Hall’s  Future                                          The  Mayor’s  view   A  sustainable  and  growing  community  with  .  .  .         renewed  cultural  and  economic  connec@ons  to  the  Bay       increased  business  and  employment  opportuni4es       a  stable  tax  burden  with  a  broadened  revenue  base     housing  opportuni@es  for  all  our  ci@zens  

Protect Rock  Hall’s  Treasures            

“Rock Hall  -­‐  the  pearl  of  the  Chesapeake”  

Our Watermen  and    Waterfront   Our  Volunteer  Fire  Department   Our  Elementary  School   Our  Young  People   Our  Town  

“Rock Hall  –  nice  people  live  here”  

Rock Hall Briefing  

Mayor's Briefing