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Water Flow Testing on Wheatly Drive Monday Morning 3/26

Water flow testing in Brookfield may cause some water discoloration through Town.

Work on the Square - Week of 3/26/18


One Day Shift in Recycling Pick Up

Put out your blue bins for Saturday pick up!  Snow delay. 


Mount St. Mary’s students are looking for service projects in the area!
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CALLING ALL ANIMAL LOVERS - We're still accepting donations!

Emmitsburg Dog Park: Your dog can socialize and so can you!
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April 2, 2018 Town Meeting Agenda (edited)

4 Agenda Items, 3 administrative business items.

Policy 18 - 01 Correction

Proposed Policy 18-01 would only replace Policy 17-02 in relation to ball field charges.

Friday Recycling

There was a misprint in the Catoctin Banner.  We are still on alternate Fridays

Algae Control at Rainbow Lake With LG Sonic Unit

The MD Rural Water Assoc wrote an article feat. Dan Fissel our Water & Sewer Superintendent.

Online Bill Pay system is back in service!

Thanks for your patience.  Emmitsburg Online Bill Pay

The IRS will not call you and demand immediate payment!

They are targeting the elderly in Emmitsburg.
Read the consumer alert!

Main Street Project Plans (2/26-3/2)

NW square quadrant brick installation, and mast arm foundation will be poured. Click to read more

Bet you didn't know....TransIT in Emmitsburg!

Check out this presentation from the Feb 5th Town Meeting!


Environmental Tips to Prevent Sewage Backups/Overflows!

Everyone plays a part!  Several buckets of non bio-gradables from the sewage system.

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Parking violations!

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Public Hearing at Town Meeting Sept 5, 2017

View the drafted ordinances
Regarding Text Amendments Related to Place of Worship

LG Sonic Algae Control Device - So far so great!

Rapid progress - See the full presentation   

Locals are uniting to clean up nature trails for Spring

Emmitsburg Trails!
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Mayor's Corner March 9, 2018

LED lights + solar power = $$$ saved!

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Water service restored to Silo Hill

A major water line repair was completed just before 6pm.

Offering a Helping Hand to Those in Need

A construction mission providing free home improvement assistance to those in need.

Audit Presentation Postponed

The audit presentation has been postponed; other agenda items to be presented as advertised.

February Town Meeting Agenda 2/5/2018

Five agenda items  
View Agenda Packet 

Maryland Municipal League Public Education Campaign

Public Service Announcement on local transportation funding. A must see video for MD residents!

Office of Economic Development  Article about Emmitsburg

Read this fabulous article complimenting our sustainability, small businesses and revitalization.

Town Office Closed at NOON on Monday 1/8

The office is closing due to bad weather and road conditions.

Federal Avenue Closed 9am - 3pm

E. Main to E. Lincoln on Thursday 1/4 and Friday 1/5 for construction

Street Lights Out on East Main St.Thursday 1/4

Again, from the Square to Creamery Road for construction. 

Help prevent your pipes from bursting because of extreme cold

The Town suggests you follow the advice of Red Cross & run just a trickle of water.
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Brick Displays next to PNC Bank

You are invited to vote on your favorite type to be used on the square!

Armstrong Lane Closed through 12/10/17

No vehicular traffic 128-12/10 due to recent concrete work.

(cancelled) Meeting Agenda & Agenda Packet for January 8, 2018

Three agenda items and two items of administrative business.
Agenda Packet

Voting has begun: Holiday Door Decorating Contest

Click for details or

Vote Now On Facebook! 

Great Turnout for the Christmas Tree Lighting

Thank you to all the participants & attendees!
Check us out on localdmv!

Dec 4 - Christmas Tree Lighting

Tree Lighting Ceremony @ the Emmitsburg Community Center
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Federal Avenue Closed 9am - 3pm

Fri 12/1 & Mon 12/4 for concrete work


Last call to be heard: Water Line Warranty Program

The Board will be voting on Dec 5th.  Click Read More

Emmitsburg Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot for Hunger

Registration is still open!  You can also register Thanksgiving morning.


NOTICE: Early Morning Construction

6AM Construction at 226 E Lincoln on Monday 11/13

Pool Parking Lot

Nov 7 & Nov 8  from 7am-5pm (pool construction)
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Water Main Repair - Carrick Court Only - Friday 11/3

PROJECT COMPLETE!  Water service restored.

Water Bills Due Monday 11/6

You can pay via credit card at the office, or pay online (cheaper option).
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Green Team Meeting Wednesday 11/01 at 10:00 a.m.

Click more details to see the agenda items.

Teddy Roosevelt Award Acceptance Ceremony

5pm Friday Dec 1st, come & support ayor on this awesome accomplishment!  Event Details

New Memorial Wall: Line of Duty at  Frederick County Fire & Rescue Museum

The commemoration ceremony was on Sunday October 22, 2017

Maximum 2 bags per pet policy

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PNC Bank drive through closed for concrete work

Scheduled to reopen at Noon on Wednesday 10/25

Hydrant Flushing Alert, Starting Monday 10/23

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S. Seton Ave closure on Thursday 10/19

S. Seton Ave closed
Thursday 10/19 - 9a - 3p
Main St to Lincoln Ave


Traffic/Parking Status: 10/16 - 10/20

Road closures daily through Thursday 10/19

Bike MS: Mason Dixon Challenge 10/14-10/15

Bikers will route through Town during this fundraising event for MS studies.

2017 Election Results

Thank you to our election judges and all of the voters!
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National Fire Heritage Center Newsletter

Latest Newsletter from the HFHC in Emmitsburg!  Check out the website too! 

Mayor Briggs Welcomes Cantori Magic to Emmitsburg

Classic, audience-interactive mystery entertainment

Discounted Compost Bins at $20

Just A Few Remain!

Dog Park: Campaign & Planning Underway!


Water Conservation Reminder

Watering of lawns, etc is prohibited from 9am-6pm daily.

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Openings on Citizens Advisory Committee

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Emmitsburg ranks 8th among small cities and 37th overall.

Small city with big fans!  That sounds about right.

Emmitsburg Networking!

Local business owners together at the Carriage House Inn.

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New Algae Control System on Rainbow Lake


Emmitsburg streetscape - Frederick News Post

Pedestrian Friendly Emmitsburg!!

Planning Commission & Board of Appeals have open seats!

Contact Maddy Shaw

THANK YOU to Pat Boyle for many years of service to the Town!


West Main St. water service restored!

From the square to Jamison St on both sides.  Estimated 1 hour.water-shut-off-notice-sign-s-0173

2017 Annual Civil War Century Bike Ride Sat 9/9

Please keep your eyes open and share the road for cycling event.

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Update from Mayor Briggs on projects around Town

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Mayor Briggs in a featured Father's Day tribute

Frederick News Post Article  
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Solar Energy Saved Emmitsburg $72,000 Last Year

Read about it in The Catoctin Banner

Community Heritage Day - Saturday June 24th

Facebook Photo Gallery
Community Heritage Day Website 
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Water Line Work COMPLETE Tues. 02/27/2018, West Main Street

Repairs have been made, water service has been restored.

You will be missed Denise Etris, Rest In Peace

We are thankful for Denise's service to The Town as Commissioner 2007-2010.

No Parking Areas for week of 12/25/17

No parking Patterson Ave to 3 spaces past Jamison Ave.  Click to read more!
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Tiny Town with the Best Restaurants!

Only In Your State has discovered our restaurants!  See the article

Thank you - Suspect Apprehended!

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A call from a concerned citizen led to the apprehension of the suspect!

Dam reinforcement performed

Stage one of riprap replacement at the Emmitsburg dam has been completed.

National EMS Memorial Bike Ride in Emmitsburg


Everything green in Emmitsburg

Town Staff gave a great presentation at the April 3rd meeting.

Dog Waste Bags

THEFT again

2017 Green Homes Challenge

Learn about Co-ops & Power Saving Retrofit Opportunities!

Over 100,000 kWh month to date - Emmitsburg Solar Farm


1 entire year worth of electricity to 395 homes!

That's what the Emmitsburg solar field has produced!
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Credit cards now accepted

Pay your utility bills, park reservation fees & parking tickets.

14,500 lbs of Sulfer Dioxide avoided - Emmitsburg Solar Field


Emmitsburg Ensures Quality of Life for Future Generations

An article in MML Magazine written by Mayor Briggs.  See how Emmitsburg is making a difference!

Square Revitalization Progress Update

Flat Run Bridge & Sidewalks

Election Judges Sworn in for 2017 Town Elections

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"All Around Town" featuring Mayor Don Briggs

Video: Fallen & the Brave

Beautiful Video: The Fallen and the Brave - Dave Carroll

Winners!  $75 Each for Door Decorating

2017 Door Decor

We are planning something bigger & better for 2018!

Commemoration Ceremony: Signing of the Constitution

Mayor Briggs participated in the ceremony at Mount St Mary's Univiersity.

National EMS Memorial Bike Rides through Emmitsburg

Mayor Briggs was there to greet them!

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Celebrating The Mount!!

The Ott House 3/14/17

Illegal Dumping

Park dumpsters are for those who have reservations only...

Town Yard Waste & Recycling (No Trespassing)

Use of the Town recycling and yard waste recepticles is prohibited outside of operation hours.

Photos - Community Day 2016

Community Day 2016

Re-dedication ceremony for Doughboy Statue

The Re-dedication ceremony was a wonderful event!

Rocket Club Event Sunday 9/25/2016

Email emmitsburgdeputies@emmitsburgmd.gov to let them know if you are coming.

Report issues with State maintained roads online


Doughboy Statue Reinstalled.

 Some pictures in case you missed it!