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Planning Commission Meeting

The Planning Commission meeting has been canceled for June 24th. Thank you.

Board of Appeals Agenda

Here is the Board of Appeals agenda for the meeting on June 11th @ 7pm
Board of Appeals Agenda for June 11th

Closed Meeting 6/4/2024

The Board of Commissioners will be meeting in a closed executive session via zoom at 7:30pm on June 4, 2024 to discuss application(s) for current job opening.  The authority for meeting in closed session for this purpose is Maryland Code Annotated General Provisions Article 3-305(b(1), which authorizes the Board of Commissioners to meet in closed session to “discuss the appointment, employment, assignment, promotion, discipline, demotion, compensation, removal, resignation, or performance valuation of appointees, employees, or official over whom this public body had jurisdiction; or any other personnel matter that affects one or more specific individuals.

Seton Shrine

This is from the Seton Shrine:
Eucharistic Pilgrimage
June 6
The Eucharistic Revival is happening now across the country, and on June 6th, it’s coming to Emmitsburg. Join hundreds of Catholics and walk where Mother Seton walked with Jesus in this powerful Eucharistic Procession.
We anticipate heavy foot traffic throughout town.




Update Emmitsburg Pool

We were just informed that due to FCPS still being in session until June 7th, the pool will not be open Full Time until June 8th. Starting June 8th, the pool will be open every day. Thank you and sorry for any inconvenience this has caused.

Public Hearing 6/11/24

Notice is hereby given that the Town of Emmitsburg Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at 7:00pm on Tuesday June 11, 2024 at the Town Office located at 300A S Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, MD 21727.
On behalf of property owners Venugopal and Varalaxmi Ravva of 103 Irishtown Rd, the DRB Group Mid-Atlantic LLC is requesting a variance of §17.32.070 “Required lot area, lot width and yards in residential districts” of the Town’s Codified Ordinance.
If approved, the applicants will be permitted to develop lots that are 25% smaller than the required size of 8,000 square feet, resulting in minimum lot sizes of 6,000 square feet.
Please contact the Town Planner, Najila Ahsan, at nahsan@emmitsburgmd.gov or 301-600-6309 for more information.

Community Legacy Grant

Due to surplus funds from the Community Legacy Grant, we are now accepting applications for the Emmitsburg Façade Improvement Program! For more information, please contact Najila Ahsan at nahsan@emmitsburgmd.gov.
https://www.emmitsburgmd.gov/departments/planning_and_zoning/community_legacy/index.php

 

Closed Meeting 5/20/24

The Board of Commissioners intend to meet in closed session following their May 20, 2024 town meeting to discuss applications for current job openings.  The authority for meeting in closed session for this purpose is Maryland Code Annotated General Provisions Article 3-305(b(1), which authorizes the Board of Commissioners to meet in closed session to “discuss the appointment, employment, assignment, promotion, discipline, demotion, compensation, removal, resignation, or performance valuation of appointees, employees, or official over whom this public body had jurisdiction; or any other personnel matter that affects one or more specific individuals.

Water Main in your house or residence

The Town of Emmitsburg is requesting your help with identifying water service line material that provides potable drinking water from the water main to your house or residence. The Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCCR) was established on January 15, 2021 to address lead contamination in water. As part of this rule, an inventory of all water service lines must be compiled for the service area. This is an unfunded mandate required by the State of Maryland. The purpose of the inventory is to track the system’s progress toward an eventual full lead service line repair, as well as to inform the public about which category of service line is delivering their water. Your assistance will help the Town compile its inventory safely, and effectively. The location of your water service is typically found coming through the basement or foundation wall closest to the street. However, some locations vary. Please locate the service line pipe material coming through the wall or foundation and circle the appropriate pipe material photo below. The Town of Emmitsburg greatly appreciates your assistance.
If you need help identifying the material or if you have questions, contact Nate Merkel, GISP., L.O. (Nate.Merkel@arroconsulting.com) or Bethany Stoll (bethany.stoll@arroconsulting.com) Phone Number: (301) 791-1100
ARRO Consulting, 201 Thomas Johnson Dr., Ste 207, Frederick, MD 21702
What type of pipe material does your home use?

Water Bills Due

Just a reminder for anyone that has not paid their March 30th quarterly water, sewer and trash bill, payment is due no later than 4pm on Monday, May 20th.  If payment is not received at that time, you may have your water shut off and assessed a $100 disconnection fee.

Bake Sale

Bake Sale

My Emmitsburg App

My Emmitsburg
We are thrilled to share some exciting news with you – Emmitsburg is stepping into the future of citizen engagement with a brand-new mobile app!
The app is a great source of information for news, events, service interruptions and updates, and important links to the website. Staff can streamline important community communications and information to citizens in more efficient ways. When launched, the app will be available for download in the Apple App and Google Play online stores.
Here's what you can look forward to with our upcoming mobile app:
Links to the website
News & updates
Job opportunities
Ongoing events
And more...
Stay tuned for further updates as we prepare to launch the app. We're confident that this mobile solution will not only streamline communication but also bring us closer as a community.
Emmitsburg MD 2 Coming soon
You can also just sign up for email by clicking on this link: 

https://app.govoutreach.com/emmitsburgtownmd/public/communications/subscribe

Annandale Road Closed

Frederick County just informed us that Annandale Road is closed as of today 5/15/24. Please take an alternate route. We will let you know when it opens back up. Sorry for the inconvenience. 

Street Paving

Street Paving
Deadline: Tuesday, June 4, 2024, by 4:00p.m.
The Mayor and Commissioners of Emmitsburg, Maryland are requesting sealed bids from qualified contractors for the paving of two (2) street areas within the Town of Emmitsburg. Sealed proposals are due by 4:00PM on June 4, 2024. Please see “Submittal Requirements” on how to submit your bid.

Bid Packet

Parking & Code Enforcement Officer

Parking & Code Enforcement Officer

Responsibilities include the enforcement of and compliance with parking regulations and town code regulations within the town limits of the Town of Emmitsburg. Additional responsibilities include parking meter revenue collection, bank deposit, traffic control duties as needed, and other administrative duties related to permits and code enforcement. There may be other administrative duties related to permits, code enforcement and recreational activities.  
Click on the link below if interested
Parking & Code Enforcement Officer - Emmitsburg, MD 21727 - Indeed.com

Farmer's Market 2024

The Farmers Market is opening soon!!!!!! Please see the attached flyer and sign up if you want to be a vendor. If you already signed up, thank you very much. See you all soon.
Registration Flyer

Planning Commission

The Town is seeking an individual to serve as an alternate on the Planning Commission!

 The Planning Commission serves as a decision-making body and as an advisory board for the Mayor & Board of Commissioners.  The alternate member will serve when a regular member is absent or otherwise unable to attend. In such cases, the alternate member will make decisions on a variety of applications that typically involves subdivisions (preliminary & final plats), forest stand delineation plans, forest conservation plans, improvement plats, site plans, zoning map and text amendments, and comprehensive plan updates. 


·
         All members of the Planning Commission must reside within the Town limits
·         Members are appointed by the Mayor with consent of the Commissioners
·         Term lasts for 5 years.
·         Most meetings are held on the last Monday of the month.

To learn more, contact the Town Planner, Najila Ahsan at nashan@emmitsburgmd.gov.

Mowing by State Highway Administration

mowing

On Thursday 5/9/24 between 8am - 3pm State Highway Administration will be mowing on North Seton Ave between DePaul St and Saint Joseph's Lane. There will be no parking allowed during that timeframe. Thank you

Route 15N Closure starting April 26th @ 9PM

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration is advising motorists about potential traffic impacts and delays during the closure of US 15 (Catoctin Mountain Highway) in Pennsylvania. Starting at 9 p.m. on Friday, April 26, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will close both northbound and southbound lanes of US 15 at Welty Road in Emmitsburg, Frederick County. The US 15 closure extends to Steinwehr Avenue, approximately two miles north of the state line. PennDOT says the closure is necessary to safely allow crews to replace an underground pipe across US 15. 

The detour route uses Welty Road to Old Gettysburg Road/Emmitsburg Road to access US 15. I attached the map from PennDOT. The US 15 closure is expected to be in effect until 6 a.m. on Monday, April 29. You can learn more about the work by clicking here.

PennDOT detour map (002)

Annandale Road Open

We just received word that Annandale Road is now back OPEN!!!!

2nd Ave shut down for sewer service repair 4/10/24

UPDATE: 2nd Ave is back open! The project has been completed. Thank you

Kelco will be repairing the sewer service at 51 Second Ave tomorrow from the clean out to the main line for the town. We will be shutting 2nd Ave down from East Main Street Extended to Park Dr due to the depth of the sewer main. It will be from 8am until job is complete. Residents on 2nd Ave can still get to their homes.

2 Water Leaks

Urgent: There are 2 water leaks in Town right now. 1 is on E. Main St. and the other is on N. Seton Ave. You might have low water pressure or no water. We are currently working on these issues. We apologize for any inconvenience. We will inform you with more details when we know what is going on. Thank you

Low to No Water Pressure

 

UPDATE: water is now back on. If the water is discolored, please let the cold water run for a bit. If the discoloring still continues, please contact the Town Office. Thank you. 


UPDATE: You should now have water and water pressure if you were affected. 

Residents & Businesses: Creamery Way out to the sewer plant has low to no water pressure. We will keep you updated when we have more information. Thank you for your patience.

Water Leak Creamery Road

Water is back on for the Creamery Rd water leak. Tomorrow afternoon, a contractor is coming to fix the problem and put the piping back together. The water will need to be shut off while the repair is being made. You may experience discolored water. Please let your cold water run for a bit for the water to return to normal. We will keep you updated as we get more information. 

Road Closure 3/27 & 3/28/24

Timbermill Run is now back open.  Thank you

Grotto Clean-Up Day

Grotto
                                                          Contact Mount St. Mary's University for more information. 

Burn Ban

����Frederick County Fire Marshal's Office has issued a burn ban effective from 12:00pm yesterday until further notice due to high winds and lower humidity levels.
Burn Ban

Board of Appeals Meeting Agenda

Board of Appeals Agenda Packet for the March 19, 2024 at 7 PM. You can also join via Zoom.

Agenda Packet


Town of Emmitsburg is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Board of Appeals
Time: Mar 19, 2024 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88664392655

Meeting ID: 886 6439 2655
Passcode: 981584

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/keal1sExUy

You can also watch the town meeting live on cable channel 99. A recording will be posted to YouTube after (@Town of Emmitsburg).


Public Hearing

Public Hearing Notice

Notice is hereby given that the Emmitsburg Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday March 19, 2024, at the Town Office located at 300A South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727.  The applicant, on behalf of the owner of the property at 17750 Creamery Rd. (Zoning District: Industrial Park), is seeking a special exception under §17.24. The purpose of this is to allow an insurance agency occupy unit 2A North of the building.

 Please contact the Town Planner, Najila Ahsan, at nahsan@emmitsburgmd.gov or 301-600-6309 for more information.   

Road Closure

Per Frederick County, Annandale Road is closed until further notice. As soon as the county opens the road back up, we will let you know.
Thank you and sorry for the inconvenience.

New Office Hours

The Town Office will have new office hours starting March 11th. 
New Office Hours

Planning Commission

The Town is seeking an individual to serve as an alternate on the Planning Commission!
The Planning Commission serves as a decision-making body and as an advisory board for the Mayor & Board of Commissioners.  The alternate member will serve when a regular member is absent or otherwise unable to attend. In such cases, the alternate member will make decisions on a variety of applications that typically involves subdivisions (preliminary & final plats), forest stand delineation plans, forest conservation plans, improvement plats, site plans, zoning map and text amendments, and comprehensive plan updates. 

  • All members of the Planning Commission must reside within the Town limits
  • Members are appointed by the Mayor with consent of the Commissioners
  • Term lasts for 5 years.
  • Most meetings are held on the last Monday of the month.

To learn more, contact the Town Planner, Najila Ahsan at nashan@emmitsburgmd.gov.

Low Income Household Water Assistance Program in Maryland

The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) will be ending soon, and the Office of Homer Energy Programs (OHEP) has various phases to sunsetting the LIHWAP program.  OHEP wanted to provide all of our water partners with important dates and a brief overview of what happens on those dates that will officially closeout LIHWAP on June 30, 2024.  
March 1, 2024 - Last day for customers to submit a LIHWAP application to their local office or online.
March 31, 2024 - Last day for cases to be processed and approved by the local OHEP offices.
May 1, 2024 - Any remaining LIHWAP funds will start being distributed evenly among all LIHWAP recipients to their water supplier.
June 15, 2024 - Last day for an OHEP office to send out a LIHWAP payment to a water vendor on behalf of a customer.
June 30, 2024 - LIHWAP officially ends. 

As mentioned in the timeline, OHEP will be providing a supplemental payment to all LIHWAP customers on May 1, 2024 with any remaining funds. The supplemental payment is a flat payment that divides any remaining LIHWAP funds evenly among all LIHWAP recipients.  
Low Income Household Water Assistance Program - Maryland Department of Human Services  is the link for the application.

Comprehensive Plan Meeting Postponed

Announcement: The Comprehensive Plan meeting for February 26th has been canceled. A postponed date is yet to be determined. Thank you.

Sustainable Communities Work Group Meeting 2/19/24

The Sustainable Communities Workgroup agenda can be found here. The meeting will be tomorrow February 20th @ 7pm at the Town Office. 

Snow Emergency

With the impending weather that is coming tonight, please check https://chart.maryland.gov/SnowEmergencyPlan/GetSnowEmergencyPlan to see if Frederick County is in a snow emergency. Thank you

February 22nd Street/Sidewalk closure

On February 22, 2024, there will be a sidewalk closure at 135 S Seton Ave. 
Thank you

Mount Saint Mary's University Sewage overflow alert

Please see the attached flyer that went out regarding MSMU sewage overflow alert. Please note ***This will not affect the town residents*****
MSMU Sewage issue

Board of Appeals

The Board of Appeals meeting is tonight! If you would like to attend but can't make it in person, please click on the link below. 

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtf-CrqT0sE9IAcOJEMvf-b1mzbMx-Tovo

Comprehensive Plan Workshop Agenda January

Here is the agenda for tonight's workshop and the zoom link if you can't make it in person. Zoom link is here




Comp Plan January 
Thank you

Farmland Raptors Program

The Farmland Raptor Program sponsored by the Maryland Bird Conservation Partnership (MBCP) is working with the Frederick Bird Club (FBC) to significantly increase nesting sites for Barn Owls (Tyto alba) and American Kestrels (Falco sparverius) throughout Frederick County. We are offering to build, install, and monitor nest boxes for Barn Owls and American Kestrels – all at no-cost to local organizations, farmers, and property owners. Both species of raptors prefer open or semi-open habitats especially farmland, cultivated fields, fallow fields, and grassland areas. 
Farmland Raptor Program

Cross Connection

On 01/26/24, town staff sent out 550 letters regarding the cross-connection control program. We are aware that some letters were sent to those that have already completed the installation. If that is the case, please disregard the letter or contact the Town Office if you would like to confirm. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Comprehensive Plan Workshop

Here's a friendly reminder for the upcoming Comprehensive Plan workshops!

The workshops will take place at the Town Office at 7pm on the following dates:
January 29, 2024 (Focus on Economic Development)
February 26, 2024 (Focus on Community Development)
March 25, 2024 (Focus on Environmental Sustainability)

Participating in these workshops is a great way to provide your input to help shape the Town's future.

You can also participate by taking our surveys:
Economic Development Survey
Community Development Survey
Environmental Sustainability Survey

You can also provide general comments here.

Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice

Notice is hereby given that the Emmitsburg Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at the Town Office located at 300A South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727.  The owner of the property at 17750 Creamery Rd. (Zoning District: Industrial Park) is seeking a special exception under §17.24. The purpose is to permit the Chesterton Academy of the Annunciation Inc. to carry out their educational activities within unit #2.

 Please contact the Town Planner, Najila Ahsan, at nahsan@emmitsburgmd.gov or 301-600-6309 for more information.   

Citizen's Advisory Committee

Due to the weather the Citizen Advisory Committee will be postponed until further notice. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Road Closed through 1/15/24

We just heard from the county that due to rain coming Friday 1/12/24, Annandale Rd will remain closed through 1/15/24.  
Sorry for the inconvenience. 
Thank you!

Emmitsburg Rain

On Tuesday January 9th our area received just shy of 4 inches of rain in a twelve-hour period. To say the least this amount of precipitation puts a stress on our stormwater and sewer system. The sewer lift station on Creamery Rd was pumping at full capacity at 3500 gallons per minute. Unfortunately, the pumping station was still overwhelmed which caused spillage from manholes on the east side of town. Our staff worked during the storm to keep all equipment running at full capacity, and as the water receded, operations went back to normal.

The effected areas have been a problem for many years, but steps are being taken to address the issues. The town has installed new monitoring hardware in the sewer system to track higher than normal water flows during heavy rain events. We are currently relining existing sewer lines to prevent the influx of storm water. Lastly, we have found sewer cleanouts that have cracked or broken caps that allow rainwater to enter the sewer system. While these may seem like small initiatives, this has reduced the flow of wild water into the sewer system significantly.

Since the sewer system was over its rated capacity flow, we had to report this incident to the Maryland Department of Environment and Frederick County which was completed first thing this morning.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email the Town Office @info@emmitsburgmd.gov.

1/9/2024 Town Office Closing

The Mayor will be closing the Town Office today at 2pm due to the impending weather. Public Works staff are available for emergency situations. Please call the Town Office for the phone number if there is an emergency. Thank you

Public Meeting 1/8/24 Shentel Franchise Agreement

Please click here to see the Shentel Franchise Agreement for the Monday January 8th Board of Commissioners meeting. 

DePaul Street Waterline Replacement - Phases 1 & 2

Please click here if you would like to bid on the DePaul Street Waterline Replacement - Phases 1 & 2

Sustainable Communities Work Group

The Town is seeking two (2) individuals to serve on the Sustainable Communities Workgroup (SCWG). The Town relies on this workgroup to provide well-considered recommendations for renewal efforts that align with the community’s development priorities. The workgroup also serves as the community's reviewing body for the Community Legacy Facade and Restoration Grants, offering suggestions on applications to be forwarded to the Maryland Historical Trust. To apply, please contact the Town Planner, Najila Ahsan at nahsan@emmitsburgmd.gov.  

Impending Snow Storm

Impending snowstorm January 6, 2024. All vehicles must be off any public road in the Town limits once the snow emergency plan is enacted. Please plan ahead. However, if you need assistance, please call 301-600-6300. If you need a place to park, you are able to park at these locations, Community Park, Memorial Park, Pool Parking lot and the Town Office parking lot. 

Community Legacy Grant

We are thrilled to announce that the Town has received the Community Legacy Grant for $50,000 to continue the Emmitsburg Facade Improvement program! Applications are being accepted now and will be due January 31, 2024. Please contact Najila Ahsan at nahsan@emmitsburgmd.gov or 301-600-6309 to learn how to apply. 

Message from the Mayor

 Message from the Mayor
As you are aware we received much-needed rain over the weekend to replenish our water supply on the mountain. Unfortunately, sometimes good things come too fast and that was the case with Sunday’s storms.
When we get several inches of rain in a short period of time this causes the sediment in Rainbow Lake to get stirred up.  The water plant filters must work harder to filtrate the incoming water from the lake, and this takes several days to return to normal operations. We are headed in that direction. We anticipate lifting the Water Ban on Friday December 22, 2023.
Unfortunately, The Maryland Department of Environment received a single anonymous complaint pertaining to our water quality. This complaint was investigated and closed. Our water quality is exceptional, and our trained staff is taking the necessary step to return operations to normal.
I hope everyone enjoys the upcoming holidays and I look forward to continuing to work for you in the new year.

Mayor Davis

Federal Stone Groundbreaking 12/8/23

Here are some photos of the groundbreaking for Federal Stone. 
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Public Hearing 

PUBLIC HEARING Location: 300A South Seton Ave Emmitsburg MD, 21727 Date: January 8, 2024 Time: 7p.m. Description: "The Town of Emmitsburg is conducting a Public Hearing to obtain the views of its residents on the establishment of Glo Fiber High-Speed Network by Shentel. Residents will have the opportunity to provide their input regarding this expansion of this service that provides a variety of broadband options and enhanced support for electronic multiple devices at the same time. The hearing will be held at the Emmitsburg Town Office at 7 p.m. on January 8, 2024.

December 12, 2023 Special Meeting

The Board of Commissioners will be meeting on December 12th at 7pm in open session for the purpose of voting to go into a closed executive session for the hiring of two candidates.  The authority for meeting in closed session for this purposed is permitted by the General Provisions Article, Section 3-305(1), Annotated Code of Maryland which authorizes us to meet in closed session to discuss employment. For this reason, the open meeting will not be televised however you may attend in person up through public comment.
Dec 12 2023 meeting

2024 Town Calendar

The 2024 Town Calendar is here!!!! Stop by the Town Office starting today to get one.
Calendar

2023 Christmas Ornament

NEW 2023 Christmas Ornament is HERE!!!!!!
Get yours today!!!
The New 2023 Ornament is Celebrating the fountain that was once the Town Square in Emmitsburg. If you would like to purchase a 2023 Ornament, please come down to the Town Office. They will be $10.00 each.
All of our previous Ornaments will be available for purchase as well for the low, low price of $5.00!
But wait, there's more......... With a purchase of any ornament, you will receive the Town of Emmitsburg Blue Christmas Ornament for FREE!!!!
2023 Town Square Fountain (NEW) $10.00
2022 Town Ornament $5.00
2021 Town Ornament $5.00
2020 Town Ornament $5.00
2019 Town Ornament $5.00
2018 Town Ornament FREE with any purchase of an ornament until we run out.
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Board of Commissioners Town Meeting 12/5/23 Video

If you couldn't make it to the Board of Commissioners Town Meeting last night 12/5/23, it is now on YouTube. Clink the link below to watch. 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC17xHnkC_VLkirblkEBdIDQ

Parking Meters

Parking Meters

The Mayor and Board of Commissioners are considering adding an additional 16 new smart meters that will accept coin, credit card, and mobile payment on West Main Street between 400 - 521 W Main St at their January 8th town meeting. This is being proposed in conjunction with replacing all current meters in Town with smart meters and adding 3 multi-space meters at the pool parking lot for use before and after the pool season (Memorial Day to Labor Day). Please send any comments or questions to info@emmitsburgmd.gov.

Channel 99

Channel 99 is under construction until further notice, so if you would like to see the Board of Commissioners Town Meeting tomorrow December 5th @ 7pm, please click on the link below to join or join in person at the Town Office.

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlc-uvqDIsHNAYeC-mTzPKEaemSUYI840U

Turkey Trot 2023

2023 Emmitsburg Turkey Trot was a HUGE success!!!!!
We want to thank everyone who participated in this event. Without you, the event would not have been such a great turnout! 
We would also like to thank everyone that volunteered their time to help on Thanksgiving. Without each of you, we wouldn't have been able to pull off a great event. We didn't expect to have such a big turnout and we apologize for not being able to get everyone their t-shirt, medal or swag bag. 
Great news is.........Your items are coming. 
Commissioner O’Donnell will be handing out the swag bags, medals, and t shirts that participants are owed from participating in the Turkey Trot this year. He’s hosting 2 nights of distribution, Thursday December 14th from 6:45pm to 8 pm, and Thursday January 18th from 6:45pm to 8pm. Both days will take place in the meeting room at the Emmitsburg Library. 
Thank you again for such a great event! We look forward to next year!
Mayor and Town Staff. 

Sewage Procurement

The Mayor and Town Manager authorized Synagro to pump out the wet well at the pump station, haul away sewage, provide labor and provide a backup pump until repairs can be made to our pump.  On November 21st and 22nd the Town received a significant amount of rain in a short period of time.   Unfortunately, the pump station experienced a pump failure causing the pump station to flood.  Due to this, MH#98 in Emmit Gardens overflowed causing sewage to leak into the land and nearby creek.  As a result, this created a need for emergency procurement in an effort to protect the health and safety of our residents as well as the protection of property.  As permitted by Town Code, 3.12.090 staff requested assistance from a contractor with expertise as well as equipment in this area. 

Synagro
62 North Main Street
Stewartstown, PA 17363

Truck with tanker trailer: $325 per hour X 12 hours = $3,900
Tractor with Large Tank spreader: $525 per hour X 12 hours = $6,300
Pump delivery & pickup: $2,300
Pump rental: $2,650
Operator Labor: ($150 per hour/per operator)  $150 X 2 = $300 X 10 hours = $3,000
Total for 11/22/23: $18,150.00

Standby rate for the back-up pump is $1,575 per day.  As of day, the pump has been on site six days.  The pump will remain until repairs are made to our back-up pump.

Pump Station Issue

Due to the amount of rain that we received on 11/21/23 and 11/22/23, our pump station suffered a disastrous failure causing the pump station to flood. As a result, a large sanitary overflow occurred at Emmit Gardens. Per MDE, the property has been posted for 1 month as contaminated.

The location of this manhole is in an empty field.

MDE and Frederick County Health Department have been notified.

Thank you

Town Staff

Dog Waste Cleanup

Dog waste

Just a friendly reminder to clean up after your dog. There are dog waste stations located in the parks and on East Lincoln. Here is the Town code
6.08.020 - Animal waste.
A. Disposal Required. An owner or other person who has possession or control of a dog or other animal: 1.May not permit the animal feces to remain upon any park, sidewalk, or other public property; and 2.Shall properly dispose of the animal's feces. For the purpose of this section, "properly dispose" means to place in a designated waste receptacle or other refuse container that is regularly emptied by the town or some other refuse collector; or to dispose into a system designed to convey domestic sewage for proper treatment and disposal.
B. Violation. Violation of this section is a municipal infraction punishable by a fine of one hundred dollars ($100.00) for a first offense, two hundred dollars ($200.00) for a second offense, and three hundred dollars ($300.00) for a third or subsequent offense per calendar year.

Comprehensive Plan Workshop

There will NOT be a Comprehensive Plan Workshop tonight (November 13, 2023).

Phase 2 Mandatory Water restrictions

Mayor Davis, after consultation with the Commissioners and Public Works staff, has enacted Phase 2 Mandatory Water restrictions due to the lake and well levels.  This means there are restrictions on outdoor water consumption including filling of swimming pools and washing of anything outdoors including vehicles, houses, sidewalks, etc.  This also includes the watering of lawns, gardens or shrubs.

For more information please go to Department-Water & Sewer- Scroll down until you see Curtailment. There you will be able to have more information.

October 18, 2023

The board of commissioners will have a closed executive session following the October 18th Town meeting as permitted by General Provisions Article Section 3-305(1)(personnel matter). It will be “to discuss the appointment, employment, assignment, promotion, discipline, demotion, compensation, removal, resignation, or performance evaluation of appointees, employees, or officials over whom this public body has jurisdiction; any other personnel matter that affects one or more specific individuals”

Final Notice and Public Explanation of Proposed Activity in a 100-Year Floodplain

Final Notice and Public Explanation of a Proposed Activity in a 100-Year Floodplain
To all interested agencies, groups and persons:
This is to give notice that the Town of Emmitsburg under Part 58 has conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Order 11990, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management and Wetlands Protection.  The activity is funded under the Maryland Community Development Block Grant program under grant number MD-24-CD-22. The proposed project is located along DePaul Street in Emmitsburg, Maryland in Frederick County. The project would involve the replacement of an existing 1,850 linear feet unlined cast iron waterline along DePaul Street with a new ductile iron waterline. The purpose of this project is to address the need for improved infrastructure to provide essential public water services to low-and-moderate-income persons. The total number of floodplain acres involved is 0.54 acres.

 The Town has considered the following alternatives and mitigation measures to be taken to minimize adverse impacts and to restore and preserve natural and beneficial values:

  1. Locate the project within the floodplain at the proposed site. This project is an infrastructure improvement project. The project site is a HUD low-and-moderate-income area. The proposed project will provide improved public water services for the DePaul Street residents.
  2. Locate project at another site in Town. Alternative locations cannot be considered because the DePaul Street waterline needs to be replaced. Other locations would not meet the HUD low-and-moderate-income benefit area requirements.
  3. Modify the project area to exclude the floodplain. This alternative would modify the project scope to exclude work in the floodplain. This alternative is rejected because it would result in at least five low-and-moderate-income households losing existing public water service.
  4. No action alternative. Not pursuing this project increases the likelihood of the waterline failing due to age. The waterline needs to be replaced to continue to provide water to low-and-moderate-income persons.

 All appropriate design standards have been met for the construction that is to take place in the floodplain.  The project will comply with all state and local floodplain protection procedures.

The Town has reevaluated the alternatives to building in the floodplain and has determined that it has no practicable alternative.  Environmental files that document compliance with steps 3 through 6 of Executive Order 11990, are available for public inspection, review and copying upon request at the times and location delineated in the last paragraph of this notice for receipt of comments.

There are three primary purposes for this notice.  First, people who may be affected by activities in floodplains and those who have an interest in the protection of the natural environment should be given an opportunity to express their concerns and provide information about these areas.  Second, an adequate public notice program can be an important public educational tool. The dissemination of information and request for public comment about floodplains can facilitate and enhance Federal efforts to reduce the risks and impacts associated with the occupancy and modification of these special areas. Third, as a matter of fairness, when the Federal government determines it will participate in actions taking place in floodplains, it must inform those who may be put at greater or continued risk.

Written comments must be received by the Town at the following address on or before October 21, 2023: Town of Emmitsburg, 300A South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727 and (301) 600-6300, Attention: Madeline Shaw, Grants Administrator. A full description of the project may also be reviewed between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the same address. Comments may also be submitted via email at Mshaw@emmitsburgmd.gov.

Chili Cook-Off Cancelled

Update: The Chili Cook-off has been cancelled.
We were so happy with all of the excitement around the chili cook-off but unfortunately, we didn't get enough donations or people who wanted to participate. The health department doesn't have enough time to process the applications even if we received more by the end of the day.
We do apologize but we will try this again next year. Thank you to everyone who shared, donated and to the people that were registered to cook.
We will be getting your funds back to you.

Town Office Closed 10/9/23

The Town Office will be closed October 9th. We will reopen on Tuesday October 10th at 8am. Thank you

Citizen's Advisory Committee

The Town of Emmitsburg is looking for interested persons to serve on the Citizen’s Advisory Committee. 

  • A Citizen Advisory Committee is a citizen volunteer group and the purpose of this committee is to reach and propose general recommendations, rules and policies related to quality of life issues in the Town of Emmitsburg. For more information please visit our website at www.emmitsburgmd.gov
  • The committee is a group of 10 members.
  • Committee members must reside in the Town of Emmitsburg as 1 member may reside outside Town limits.
  • 2 – year term.
  • Regular meetings shall be held at 7:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of January, April, July and October.

If you are interested, please send an email to info@emmitsburgmd.gov.

Planning Commission

The Town of Emmitsburg is looking for interested persons to serve on the Planning Commission. 

  • A planning commission is a citizen volunteer group that objectively reviews and recommends sound and efficient planning regulations to the Board of Commissioners.  It is responsible for the long term, comprehensive planning on the Town.  For more information please visit our website at www.emmitsburgmd.gov
  • All members must reside w/in Town limits
  • Appointed by Mayor w/consent of Commissioners
  • 5 year terms. Mid term appointments run until expiration date of term being filled.
  • Most meetings are the last Monday of the month.

If you are interested, please send an email to the Najila Ahsan, Town Planner, at nahsan@emmitsburgmd.gov

Vacancy for Commissioner

The Mayor and Board of Commissioners will be holding interviews for interested persons for a one-year term as Town Commissioner.  The interviews will be held at a special meeting October 18, 2023, at 7pm at the Town Office.  Anyone interested in being considered for a position on the Board of Commissioners must submit the attached candidacy form to Sabrina King, Town Clerk, sking@emmitsburgmd.gov no later than 4pm. October 16, 2023. Here is the Application. 

Legislative Town Hall

CONTACT:  Vivian Laxton
Communications Director, 301-600-1315
Legislative Town Hall Scheduled for October 5
County Executive to Host Hybrid Event for Public Input

 FREDERICK, Md. – Frederick County Executive Jessica Fitzwater invites the public to her annual Legislative Town Hall. This town hall is an opportunity for members of the public to suggest or comment on the County's legislative priorities for the upcoming session of the Maryland General Assembly. Executive Fitzwater’s priority legislation this year focuses on historic preservation, safety standards, and transportation. The Town Hall will be held at Winchester Hall on Thursday, October 5, beginning at 6 p.m., with a virtual participation option available.
“A people-centered government relies heavily on the input of the residents we serve,” Executive Fitzwater said. “We have an opportunity to advocate for the growing needs of our community by ensuring everyone’s voice can be heard as we present our legislative package.” 
The public is invited to comment on any of the proposals, or suggest additional topics for consideration. The meeting will be televised live on FCG TV, cable channels 19/1085, and webcast at FrederickCountyMD.gov/LegislativeTownHall. Callers may listen to the town hall and speak during the meeting by calling toll-free 855-925-2801, and entering meeting code 8634.
Executive Fitzwater’s priority bills include Historic Preservation Tax Credit Reform, Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing Standards, and a Paratransit Funding Task Force. Frederick County’s Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program was established in state code. This bill would strike the existing program from state code so the County Executive and Council can consider legislation to establish an updated program in County Code. The revised program would expand eligibility of the historic preservation tax credit to more properties by basing the credit on the Qualified Rehabilitation Expenses, rather than a change in assessed value.

Improving safety standards remains a priority, especially as it pertains to standards that impact firefighters and residents. Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST), a tool used in homes across the country to deliver propane and natural gas, has been connected to several lethal fires, including a 2021 house fire that resulted in the line-of-duty death of Battalion Chief Josh Laird. CSST is vulnerable to mechanical and electrical failure that can result in gas leaks or fire. This bill would require CSST used in Maryland to meet the specific safety and performance standards and build on the work of HB1052, passed in 2022, which prohibited the use of non-arc resistant CSST in new construction or renovations.

Understanding the importance of transportation options for older adults and individuals with disabilities is also a priority. Paratransit is a door-to-door demand-response service for people who are unable to use public transit to get to medical appointments. In Maryland, the State offers a small amount of funding via the Specialized Statewide Transportation Assistance Program. Funding for this program has been flat for 16 years, preventing counties from keeping pace with this growing population. This bill would establish a task force to study the growing need for paratransit and make recommendations.

For more information, contact Victoria Venable, Legislative Director, by email at VVenable@FrederickCountyMD.gov.

Planning Workshop

Don't miss your chance to make a difference and create a brighter future for Emmitsburg!
Najila

Street Lights

FYI.........The Town Staff installed 2 prototype lights in the town. 1 is in front of 20 East Main beside old town office and 1 is by 101 South Seton Ave @ Lincoln Ave. These will be the fixtures that will be installed on East & West Main and South Seton Ave for the downtown Street Light Project

Congratulations!!!!!

Congratulations to the New Mayor, Frank Davis and New Commissioner Valerie Turnquist!
Their term will begin at the October 2nd Board of Commissioners Town Meeting.
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Voting with your Ballot

Just a reminder when voting.
When placing your vote, please remember to only mark 1 Mayor and 1 Commissioner.
If your ballot has more than 1 person for each marked, your ballot will NOT be valid. Thanks

McDonald's Drive Thru

The drive-thru lane at McDonald’s is closed due to renovation purposes. 
Note that it may be difficult to maneuver your vehicle if you park in the area next to the drive-thru lane. 
Please plan accordingly. 
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Water Supply - MDE

Please read below. We just received this message and wanted to pass along to all water users.
 
Dear Water Supplier:
 
Earlier today, MDE released an official declaration of a drought warning for central Maryland. The affected counties are Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Frederick, Harford, Howard, and Montgomery Counties, except those areas served by the Baltimore City or WSSC public water systems. Western Maryland is still in a drought watch (Allegany, Garrett, and Washington counties).
 
MDE is encouraging all Marylanders throughout the state to take voluntary steps to reduce their water use by 10%-15%. We are requesting that public water systems take steps to reduce water usage by increasing public awareness, contacting individual industrial users to reduce water usage, and discontinuing flushing water lines.
 
Our website has tips for water conservation for the general public, and for specialized users such as restaurants and commercial buildings.
 
We are moving to weekly drought monitoring at this time. Please check the MDE drought landing page for the most up to date monitoring report.

Planning Commission Meeting

The Planning Commission Meeting will be held on September 25th at 7:00 pm at the Town office. You can find the agenda packet at the Planning Commission page or click here.

Notice

UPDATE.......The water is back on
NOTICE
Contractor will be repairing a leak on the water service line to 1 Welty Ave on Thursday September 21, 2023. The Town will have to shut the main line down until leak is repaired. Water will be shut off from 7am until job is complete. THIS WILL ONLY AFFECT, 1 Welty Ave Apartments and 604 West Main Street Apartments. Thank you.

Town Office Phone are down

The phones at the Town Office are down. We are working with the county to get the issue resolved. If you need assistance, please send an email to info@emmitsburgmd.gov. Thank you

September 3, 2023 Baseball Field Wedding

We would like to Congratulate Kimberly & Brad Ellis on having their wedding at our baseball field this past weekend. With their blessing, they have allowed us to share some of the photos. This is the first wedding the Town has had at the fields. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Please see Facebook for more photos.
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Elections 2023

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September National Preparedness Month

September Is National Preparedness Month

FREDERICK, Md.The month of September is National Preparedness Month, an awareness campaign designed to encourage people to prepare for disasters and emergencies. This year’s theme, designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is “Preparing for Older Adults.”
During September, Frederick County Division of Emergency Management will join a nationwide effort to share preparedness information with a special focus on older adults. Older adults can face greater risks when it comes to extreme weather events and emergencies, especially if they are living alone, are low-income, have a disability, or live in rural areas. 
"Older adults should plan in advance for disaster by creating a communications plan and support network, planning for assistance medical devices, and having copies of insurance cards and extra medicines in your emergency kits." said Anthony Rosano, Deputy Director of Emergency Management.
While this year’s focus is older adults, everyone can do their part to keep the community safe by preparing for emergencies. Take action by reviewing your family emergency plans, updating disaster supply kits, checking insurance coverage, and knowing where to find local emergency information.
Take the first step to preparedness and get informed by signing up to receive emergency information from AlertFC at www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/ALERT. 
For more information on preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies and hazards, visit www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/DEM. Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FCGMDDEM/ and follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/FCG_DEM 

Town Office

The Town Office will be closing today at 2:30 p.m. and will re-open on Tuesday, September 5th. Thank you.

Closing Early

The Town Office will be closing early on Friday, September 1, 2023 at 2:30pm. Thank you.

National Recovery Month Event on September 2nd

National Recovery Month Event on September 2nd.
Please see for more information.

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Mayor Don Briggs


Mayor Don Briggs at Thursday evening Frederick Chapter of the Maryland Municipal League meeting with retiring Joy Schaefer,
Frederick County Director, Government Affairs Office of the County Executive.

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Elections 2023

Updated Election Candidacy at 2:24 p.m. 
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Road Closed August 23, 2023

Tomorrow August 24, 2023, Milling and Paving of Potomac Ave from S. Seton Ave to Chesapeake Ave will be closed from 7 AM until the job is complete. Please do NOT park on the street.
Thank you.

Transit

Transit Services of Frederick County is getting geared up to celebrate this year’s Car Free Day, which will take place on Friday, September 22, 2023. This annual event organized by MWCOG’s Commuter Connections program encourages residents, commuters, and students to choose a greener way to travel by going car free or car lite on 9/22. By taking the free online pledge at carfreemetrodc.org, participants contribute to reducing traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions, improve their health, and qualify for great prizes.

This is a great opportunity to Try Transit – and share some fun photos of yourself while doing it. We’re here to help you plan your trip and think through any questions or logistics you may have. Please let me know if you’re interested in participating and we’ll get some time to discuss on the calendar. In the meantime, learn more and take the pledge at https://www.carfreemetrodc.org/Transit

Hope to see you onboard!

Water Rates

Just wanted to take a moment to share what your water increase for average residential user may look like with the upcoming September quarterly bill.

Rate increase for 6,000 gallons:

$35.00 to $47.60 per quarter (on average there are 91 days in a quarter).  This is equal to paying 52 cents per day for water.

This increase is equivalent of $12.60 per quarter or $50.40 a year.

This breaks down to $4.20 per month increase or 14 cents a day.

Rate increase for 8,000 gallons:

$39.80 to $54.12 per quarter.  This is equal to paying 59 cents per day for water.

This increase is equivalent of $14.32 per quarter or $57.28 a year.

This breaks down to $4.77 per month increase or 16 cents a day.

Rate increase for 12,000 gallons:

$53.60 to $75.32 per quarter.  This is equal to paying 83 cents per day.

This increase is equivalent to $21.72 per quarter or $86.88 per year.

This breaks down to $7.24 per month increase or 24 cents a day.

If you would like staff to calculate your upcoming bill, please send your request via email at info@emmitsburgmd.gov

ROAD CLOSED 8/22/2023

Contractor will be milling & paving Zanella Dr from Provincial Parkway to Adams Ave starting on Tuesday 8-22-2023. We will need to have all vehicles off the street. Also on University Dr. to section to Heritage Lane. 
Thank you

Paving on 1st Ave in Emmit Gardens

They are patching some paving in Emmit Gardens today. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Gymnasium Reservation

The next session is open to reserve the gymnasium at Emmitsburg Community Center. See the link for the reservation form. You can also visit our website for more information about reserving the gym. 
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Emmitsburg Branch Library

Emmitsburg Branch Library will have a Ukrainian Needlework Exhibit on August 24th @ 6:45pm. Come check it out.Ukrainian

Candidacy for 2023 Elections


2023 Election Information: Mayor and Commissioner Candidate applications are due August 25th by 4pm.
Applications Forms for Candidacy and Financial Disclosure can be found below,
 

Candidacy for 2023 Elections

2023 Election Information: Mayor and Commissioner Candidate applications are due August 25th by 4pm.
Applications Forms for Candidacy and Financial Disclosure can be found below,

Severe Weather

Due to the impending storm, the Town Office is closed for the remainder of today August 7th, 2023, due to the weather.
We will re-open tomorrow August 8th at 8am.
Water bills are due can be placed in the drop box and we will get them tomorrow morning.
Thank you for understanding. Stay Safe.

New Frederick County Park & Rec is coming soon

More details about the park can be found by clicking on the link above. 

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Black Bear spotted near Brookfield Rd

FYI - Just wanted to report that an adult black bear has been reported headed toward Brookfield RD about 15 minutes ago. Be aware of your surroundings if you are outside and around that way. Thank you

Phase 1 Water Restriction

ALERT:
Due to the lack of rain the Maryland Department of Environment released an official declaration of a drought watch for central and western Maryland which includes Emmitsburg.  MDE is encouraging all Marylanders throughout the state to take voluntary steps to reduce their water use.  Mayor Briggs, after consulting with staff and Commissioners, has ordered Phase 1 water restrictions as permitted by the Emmitsburg Town Code. Phase 1 water restrictions entail voluntary conservation restraints by all users of water from the municipal water system of the Town.

Emmitsburg Enduro

Welcome Emmitsburg Enduro Mountain Bikers
The Emmitsburg Enduro
at the Emmitsburg Trails.
Saturday July 29. 2023
8am until 2pm
Admission is FREE

Board of Commissioners Meeting

The board of commissioners will have a closed executive session following the August 21st Town meeting as permitted by General Provisions Article Section 3-305(b)(7)(legal advice"). It will be "to obtain legal advice in connection with a transaction involving land, the impact of termination of an agreement to sell land, and possible resolutions in connection with the transaction."

Road Closure 7/26/23

On July 26, 2023, parking on N. Seton Ave. near St. Joseph's lane will be temporarily prohibited due to scheduled mowing activities.
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Traffic Disruption

Attention: Federal Ave will be closed July 24, 25 & 26th from DePaul St to N. Seton Ave 7am - 5:30pm.
All residents will be able to get to and from their homes. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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July 17th Board of Commissioner's Town Meeting agenda

The Board of Commissioner's Town Meeting Agenda has been posted on the website. Here is the link as well. Thank you
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Bike Across the US Pit Stop with Conrad Weaver

Mayor Briggs along with Vigilante Hose President Tom Ward and other firefighters welcome Conrad Weaver and riding partner John Patrickson after bicycling across the country from Oregon as part of promoting his latest documentary “PTS 911. Conrad and Jodi Weaver and Mayor Briggs
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Paving Project Emmitsburg

Emmitsburg paving project set for weekend

A paving project will cause lane closures for about two miles of Main Street in Emmitsburg on Saturday and Sunday, according to the State Highway Administration.

The patching and microsurfacing project between Warthens Court and the Pennsylvania border will lead to single-lane closures with a flagging operation from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, according to the SHA.

Microsurfacing is a road treatment that improves ride quality and increases friction to reduce the chance of skidding during inclement weather.

The contractor, Slurry Pavers, of Richmond, Va., will use barrels, cones, flaggers and electronic boards to guide drivers through the work area

Town Office Closing

The Town Office will be closing early today at 2:30 for the July 4th holiday. We will reopen on Wednesday July 5th. Have a safe and Happy 4th!!!!

National Night Out

National Night Out 2023!!!! Mark your calendars for this event!

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July 5th Planning Commission Special Meeting Agenda

The Planning Commission will be having a special meeting on July 5th @ 7PM. For the agenda please click here.

Sewer Relining

Beginning on July 5th the sewer relining will begin on DePaul St followed by Federal Ave and ending at Bunker Hill with an expected end date of July 18th. Please be aware of your surroundings as this work begins. The traffic may be congested, and the Town would appreciate minimal water usage, as Staff cleans and relines the sewer mains. If you have more specific questions, please email info@emmitsburgmd.gov. Please see below of the timeline.

(MH stands for Man Holes)

7/5 to 7/6 DePaul Street MH 29 to MH 30
7/7 DePaul Street MH 30 to MH 31
7/10 DePaul Street MH 53 to MH 54
7/11 DePaul Street MH 52 to MH 53
7/12 Federal Avenue MH 63 to MH 64
7/13 Federal Avenue MH 61 to MH 63
7/14 Federal Avenue MH 60 to MH 61
7/17 Bunker Hill MH 62 to MH 65
7/18 Bunker Hill MH 65 to MH 67

Farmer's Market June 30th

Come check out the Farmer's Market this week!!!! Here is a list of vendors that will be here. 
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Planning Commission Meeting


Planning Commission Meeting will be on June 27, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.

You can register on zoom at, https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrcuivqzorE9KGo9VGTJVY1QLbTxFLSiWQ
Passcode: 324901

Please go to Government - Planning Commission Agenda - There you will find the agenda packet for June 27th meeting.

Sewer Relining Update


Due to weather the sewer relining has been delayed. Please stay tuned for an updated schedule. Thank you.

Helpful Information

Do You or someone you know need help with Funeral arrangements and it is attributed to COVID-19 then see the info below:

Who is Eligible?
FEMA may provide COVID-19 Funeral Assistance to you if:

  • you are a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified non-citizen.
  • the death occurred in the United States, including U.S. territories and the District of Columbia;
  • the death was attributed to COVID-19; and
  • you are responsible for the eligible funeral expenses incurred on or after January 20, 2020
  • What is Covered?

FEMA may approve COVID-19 Funeral Assistance for expenses such as:

  • funeral services
  • cremation
  • interment
  • costs associated with producing death certificates
  • costs due to local or state government laws or ordinances
  • transportation for up to two people to identify the person who died
  • transfer of remains
  • casket or urn
  • burial plot
  • marker or headstone
  • clergy
  • funeral ceremony
  • funeral home equipment or staff

Sewer Relining


Beginning on June 21st the sewer relining will begin on DePaul St followed by Federal Ave and ending at Bunker Hill with an expected end date of July 10th. Please be aware of your surroundings as this work begins. The traffic may be congested and the Town would appreciate minimal water usage, as Staff cleans and relines the sewer mains. If you have more specific questions, please email info@emmitsburgmd.gov. Please see below of the timeline.

(MH stands for Man Holes)

6/21 to 6/22 DePaul Street MH 29 to MH 30
6/26 DePaul Street MH 30 to MH 31
6/27 DePaul Street MH 53 to MH 54
6/28 DePaul Street MH 52 to MH 53
6/29 Federal Avenue MH 63 to MH 64
7/5 Federal Avenue MH 61 to MH 63
7/6 Federal Avenue MH 60 to MH 61
7/7 Bunker Hill MH 62 to MH 65
7/10 Bunker Hill MH 65 to MH 67

Road Work


The Town was just notified this morning that SHA approved work to be completed on MD 140 from Warthens Court to Pennsyvania State line for a Microsurfacing treatment operation that is a thin lift of asphalt for the roadway. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7am to 5pm. This is a State Highway project, if you have any problems, please contact State Highway. Thank you.

Downtown Streetlight Purchase


Downtown Streetlight Purchase

Deadline: Friday, July 21, 2023 by 4:00 p.m.

The Mayor and Commissioners of Emmitsburg, Maryland are requesting sealed bids from qualified companies for the purchase of 103 streetlights to replace the existing streetlights on Main Street and South Seton Avenue. See bid packet below for more information.

Four copies of the sealed proposals are due by 4:00 pm on Friday, July 21, 2023. Proposals will not be accepted via email. Please boldly note on the sealed bids “Streetlight Purchase Bid, Do Not Open.” Please direct any questions to Madeline Shaw, Grants Administrator, at Mshaw@emmitsburgmd.gov or (240-741-2137). All questions and corresponding answers will be posted in writing on the Town’s website for bidder reference.

Bid Packet

Owner's Project Management Services


Owner’s Project Management Services

Deadline: Friday, July 21, 2023 by 4:00 p.m.

The Mayor and Commissioners of Emmitsburg, Maryland are requesting sealed bids from a qualified Owner’s Project Manager (OPM) to provide project management services in the site preparation/assembly/installation of one (1) modular restroom/concession stand building. The proposed pre-fabricated building has not been ordered but will be approximately 20’ x 24’ in size and will feature two multiuser restrooms in half of the building and a concession stand in the other half of the building. The restroom/concession stand building will be located in E. Eugene Myers Community Park at 201 West Lincon Avenue, Emmitsburg MD 21727. See bid packet below for more information.

Four copies of the sealed proposals are due by 4:00 pm on Friday, July 21, 2023. Proposals will not be accepted via email. Please boldly note on the sealed bids “Project Manager Bid, Do Not Open.” Please direct any questions to Madeline Shaw, Grants Administrator, at Mshaw@emmitsburgmd.gov or (240-741-2137). All questions and corresponding answers will be posted in writing on the Town’s website for bidder reference.

Bid Packet
Approved Site Plan  

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event


If you have items that are hazardous, check out the link below for the full flyer.

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event

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Water Shut Off June 15th 4:30AM

ALERT NOTICE:
Staff will be turning off the water to the entire Town on 06/15/23 beginning at 4:30 am to check for leaks on the line coming down the mountain. 
The outage should only last no more than 30 minutes.

Road Closure Week of July 10th

UGI will be doing work and will need to close the road starting at E North Ave to St. Joseph's Lane the week of July 10th. The repair is at the intersection of North Alley and Chesapeake Ave. There will be limited access due to the work. We apologize for the inconvenience. See below for a map of the repair and the closing of the road. 

Street Closure 6-20 - 6-23

Silo Hill Basin Maintenance

SILO HILL BASIN MAINTENANCE

The Town of Emmitsburg, Maryland is requesting bids from qualified contractors for Operation and Maintenance Services for the Silo Hill Stormwater Management Pond. Proposals are due by 4pm on June 16th, 2023 Please see “Submittal Requirements” on how to submit your bid.
All bids must meet and/or exceed the requirements contained herein:
Questions? Contact Najila Ahsan at NAhsan@emmitsburgmd.gov

Bid Packet

Fallen Firefighters Memorial

Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial weekend (May 6-7). Prior to welcoming the visitor's speech, Mayor Briggs with rep from fire service (l) and Dr. Lori Moore-Merrill, US Fire Administrator (r).
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May 22nd Planning Commission Meeting Update

Planning Commission Agenda Item 5A has been postponed to the next Planning Commission meeting
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May 23rd Road Closed

UGI is also doing some work at 31 E. Main St. on June 1st the closed road would be Chesapeake Ave. between E Main St. and E North Ave.
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NEW Cedar Ave Community Garden

Here are a few picture of the New Cedar Ave Community Garden! It's coming along nicely. 

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Road Closure May 23th

Update: Date change, see below
Lincoln Ave between South Seton Ave. and Chesapeake Ave. will be closed on May 31st, due to a project involving the street.
Please plan accordingly.
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Pool Pass Raffle

Attention Emmitsburg Residents!!
 
If you live in town, and you like to go swimming we have an opportunity for you!
We’re doing a free raffle to win a Season Pass to the pool!!
On June 23rd at the opening day of the 20th Annual Farmer’s Market we’ll randomly select a winner! YOU MUST BE PRESENT AT THE MARKET TO WIN!
So between now and June 22nd, either come into the office to fill out a slip or shoot us an email at info@emmitsburgmd.gov or kbrim@emmitsburgmd.gov with your name and address to be entered for a chance to win.
This raffle is for in-town residents only and all addresses will be verified before the drawing takes place.
Enter the raffle, come out to the Farmer’s Market, get some fresh produce, eat some delicious food, taste some spirits, let the kids play, check out all our vendors and wait to hear your name be called win a free season pass to the pool!!
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May 15th Board of Commissioners FY 24 Budget Meeting

From the budget meeting last night, here is the PowerPoint presentation. 
FY24 Budget

Water Rates

We understand that there may be some who need assistance calculating their future water, sewer and trash bill based on the approved increase.   If you would like a staff to take a look at your individual bill, please email us at info@emmitsburgmd.gov with your name and service address. 

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Emmitsburg Community Pool

Pool Passes are available!!!!!! Get them now. Check out the pricing on the forms attached. The pool will be opening Memorial Day weekend only until Season opening of June 3rd!!! If you have any questions, please call the Town Office and speak with Kadeem or email kbrim@emmitsburgmd.gov

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May 15th Board of Commissioners Agenda

The May 15th Board of Commissioners meeting Agenda Packet is available. 
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DePaul Street Waterline

Attention DePaul Street residents
The Town is seeking support from water customers on DePaul Street in order to obtain a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) with the State of Maryland. If awarded, funds will be used to replace the DePaul Street’s 70+ year old waterline at an estimated cost of $1.3 million dollars. Responses from each household are vital in order to obtain the grant.
 
If you would like to express your support for the project, please comment below with:
1.) How long you’ve been a resident on DePaul Street?
2.) Why do you support this project?
3.) Do you have any photos of discolored water you would like to share from the past 5-years?
 
We have also sent a form in the mail to you with a return envelope. Thank you for participation.
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Road Closure

Creamery Rd between Creamery Way and the entrance to Mother Seton School located south of E. Lincoln Ave will be closed on Saturday May 13, 2023, due to an event hosted by the Vigilant House Co. Please plan accordingly.

Example of Water Rate Increase

As a Town, I know there have been some concerns with the upcoming water increase. We want to show you an example of a current bill and what it will look like when the increase happens in July. This example is for a family of six that uses 20,000 gallons of water every quarter.
Item #1 – Copy of actual current water, sewer and trash bill for a family of six using @ 20,000 gallons per quarter.
Item #2 – What the bill will look like (minus trash, maintenance, and bay restoration) after the July 1st increase. You will see this increase on your September 30th water, sewer and trash bill.
We hope this helps with what the increase will look like. This is a high user, so if you use under that amount, your bill will not look like this.
Water 3Water 2

May 1st Agenda Packet

The agenda packet for the Board of Commissioners meeting on May 1st is now available. Please click here to view. 

Earth Day 2023

On behalf of the Town Staff, we would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who came out for the Community Clean up as well as the Earth Day activities on Saturday. The rain cut us short, but we hope everyone had a great time. Here are a few pictures that were taken.
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Black Bear spotted in Community Park

We were informed that there was a black bear on the walking path in Community Park near the wooded area. While out walking/running, playing in the park, please be cautious and aware of your surroundings. We are living near mountains and wooded areas which is their home. Attached is a link to some information on black bear. Black Bear

Streets Closed Briefly Today 4/19/23

1st Ave and 2nd Ave will be closed briefly today. Sorry for the late notice. Thanks
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Planning Commission Meeting April 24th

There will be a Planning Commission meeting on April 24th at 7PM. It will be located in the Town Office on the 2nd floor. Attached is the agenda for the meeting.
Click below
April 24th Planning Commission Agenda

North Seton Avenue Waterline Replacement & Green Street Upgrade

North Seton Avenue Waterline Replacement & Green Street Upgrade

Deadline: Friday, May 12, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.
Bid Packet
Bid Q&A
Green Street Concept Plan
Concept Plan Appendix B
Concept Plan Appendix C

The Town of Emmitsburg is requesting sealed bids from qualified engineers in order to create an engineered design and improvement plan of the Town’s North Seton Avenue Green Infrastructure Project. Street repair after waterline replacement will occur in conjunction with a Green Street enhancement that will feature stormwater infrastructure such as permeable concrete, bio filters for stormwater runoff, bioretention planters, new sidewalks, new crosswalks, native planting areas and green drainage inlets, etc.

Four copies of the sealed proposals are due by 4:00 pm on Friday, May 12, 2023. Proposals will not be accepted via email. Please boldly note on the sealed bids “North Seton Avenue Project, Do Not Open.” Please direct any questions to Madeline Shaw, Grants Administrator, at Mshaw@emmitsburgmd.gov or (240-741-2137). All questions and corresponding answers will be posted in writing on the Town’s website for bidder reference.

Hydrant Flushing Week of April 17-21

Reminder.........Hydrant flushing maintenance will happen the week of April 17 - April 21.
This is good for Emmitsburg for the following reasons.
- verifies proper operation of the hydrant
- evaluates the available flow to the hydrant
- allows utilities to deliver the highest quality water possible to their customers
- removes mineral and sediment build up from the water mains
During hydrant flushing, it is possible to experience a temporary drop in water pressure or discolored water.
Water can become discolored after flushing and may linger for a few hours. It is not harmful to drink. If this happens, run your cold water tap for a few minutes until the water is clear. If it is not clear the after the first try, wait a few minutes and repeat this process.

May 1st Town Meeting Agenda

Click here to see the agenda for the Board of Commissioners meeting May 1st 2023. 

Farmers Market

Farmers Market

The Emmitsburg Farmer’s Market is looking for Food Trucks to come out this summer! Our market is growing and are going to have plenty of hungry customers. If you have a food truck or stand and want somewhere new to sell, please sign up at eventcreate.com/e/emmitsburgfm23 or reach out to our Market Manager Kadeem Brim at kbrim@emmitsburgmd.gov

Trails are Open

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Farmer's Market

Farmer's Market
The Emmitsburg Farmer’s Market is still looking for Local Farmers, Food Trucks and vendors to come out this summer! This year's market is going to be the Best one yet!!!!! So sign up and choose 1 or more dates to be apart of it! Our market is growing and are going to have plenty of hungry customers. If you have a food truck or stand and want somewhere new to sell, please sign up at eventcreate.com/e/emmitsburgfm23 or reach out to our Market Manager Kadeem Brim at kbrim@emmitsburgmd.gov

Transit April 1st, 2023

Transit has officially started as of April 1st! What a great first ride with Thurmont Mayor John Kinnaird, Mayor Briggs and wife Libby (Mount St. Mary's pickup 1st picture). Mayor Briggs decided to take a stroll to another Emmitsburg stop located at Jubilee (2nd picture).
Transit Mount Stop Transit Jubilee Stop

April 3rd Town Meeting Agenda Packet

April 3rd Town Meeting Agenda is on the website. Click here to get your copy. 
Below is the Zoom information if you are not able to attend on April 3rd in person. 
Zoom Link:
When: Apr 3, 2023 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrdeGopzsvGdd03-M-EPRikWZKMY42atmg 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about 
joining the meeting.

Planning Commission Meeting March 27th

For the Planning Commission meeting tonight, here is all the Zoom information. 

Planning Commission Meeting

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Mar 27, 2023 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID

822 4219 1010

 

Emmitsburg/Thurmont Transit Routes

You spoke and Transit listened: Who's ready to ride Transit beginning April 1st? If you are planning a trip, please make sure you are at the stop a few minutes before the scheduled time. Attached is the schedule and route for the Emmitsburg/Thurmont routes.

Road Closure

Sorry for the late notice but Jamison Avenue is closed between West Main and West Lincoln during the day on the following dates due to a building renovation project.
3/22/23 and 3/23/23. 
Please plan accordingly and sorry for the inconvenience

News Release Frederick County Government

News Release from Frederick County Government. You can also click here to read the report. 
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Public Bid Opening

********Creamery Road Pump Station Bid Opening*********
If you can't make this meeting in person on 3/23/23, please click on the link below.
Topic: Bid Opening - Creamery Road Pump Station
Time: Mar 23, 2023 11:00 AM Eastern Time
Meeting ID: 856 7618 3175
Passcode: 21727

Earth Day Spring Clean Up April 22nd

earth-day
Emmitsburg Spring Clean Up Day, Saturday 4/22 from 9 am-12 Noon. Volunteers are needed to help pick up litter and loose trash from the downtown, the parks, and adjacent areas. All cleaning supplies will be provided. Meet us at 9 am in the parking lot behind the Town Office.  

Notice of Public Hearing

 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
When: April 3, 2023 @ 7:00pm
Where: 300A S. Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727 (Town Office)
Who: Board of Commissioners
Purpose: Inform and take public comment regarding a zoning text amendment to §17.40.060 and §17.04.020 of the Town Code. The proposed change would add allowable projection of fences over 4-feet high on Corner Lots. A copy of the proposed text amendment will be available on the website emmitsburgmd.gov.

 Note: If you need special accommodations to attend this meeting, please provide at least 7 days’ advance notice to Najila Ahsan, Town Planner, at nahsan@emmitsburgmd.gov or 301-600-6309.

Public hearing for water and sewer rate increase at the next Town Meeting on April 3, 2023 at 7:00pm

3/15/2023
At the next Town Meeting on April 3, 2023 at 7:00pm, there will be a public hearing to discuss the proposed water and sewer rates increase.


please Click Here to find the rates.

March Town Meeting Agenda

March 13, 2023, at 7PM will be the Town Meeting. Please click here for the agenda packet. 
Here is the info for the Zoom link to register for the meeting. 

ZOOM MEETING
When: Mar 13, 2023 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUof-2tpzgsH9GBE5kC3sOB8U9nmKWf1IJ3

 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Commercial Janitorial Services Open for bids

Commercial Janitorial Services for the Town Buildings. 

Please submit at least three hard copies of your bid to Town of Emmitsburg, Attn: Town Clerk, 300A South Seton Avenue Emmitsburg MD 21727. Please note on bids, “Commercial Janitorial Services” Contractors can either mail submittals, deliver submittals to the Town Office on the 2nd floor, or place submittals in the black drop box labeled “Town of Emmitsburg” at the rear of the Emmitsburg Community Center (300A South Seton Ave.). If a submittal receipt is requested, please email sking@emmitsburgmd.gov or call 301-600-6300.
Please click here to read what the scope of work is. 
Thank you

Road Closure

Jamison Avenue is closed between West Main and West Lincoln during the day on the following dates due to a building renovation project.
3/8/23 and 3/9/23
Please plan accordingly and sorry for the inconvenience.

Sustainable Communities Work Group

Updated info for tomorrow's meeting. Click on the link below. Thank you
Sustainable Communities Work Group

Transit coming April 1st!!!!

Some EXCITING NEWS starting April 1st!!!!!! Transit will be heading our way!
Please see the photo below, clink on link Transit
Rural Transit Expands

Yard Waste

Just want to send out a friendly reminder that Yard Waste is NOT to go out with trash on Mondays. Trash services will not take it. Yard Waste & Recycling will be March 4th and March 18th. Thank you

Meeting

Citizens Advisory Committee meeting will be on February 27th at 7:30pm at the Town Office

Vendors still needed for Farmers Market

Attention all! The Emmitsburg Farmer’s Market is still looking for Farmers to fill out the venue.  If you grow and sell farm fresh produce, herbs, flowers, eggs, meats, honey, or make jams or baked goods and are looking for a new place to sell your wares try our Farmer’s Market this summer! Register at www.eventcreate.com/e/emmitsburgfm23 or contact our Market Manager Kadeem Brim at kbrim@emmitsburgmd.gov with any questions you might have!
Farmer's Market

Trash Collection Reminder

As trash collection day came to an end, it’s a good time to remind ourselves of the town’s policy on trash collection. Please remove your trash cans from the edge of the street/curb line within 12 hours of pick up. As the week goes, please keep all can’s covered, and all bags tied tight. Finally for next week’s collection please place your trash outside no earlier than 6pm the day before collection. All of our effort to adhere to the code will help ensure that Emmitsburg remains clean and beautiful for all her citizens. Thank you 

Planning Commission Meeting March 27th

The Planning Commission will have its next meeting March 27th. Agenda will follow at a later date. 

March Town Meeting Agenda

Town Meeting Agenda for March 13, 2023 at 7:00 P.M.

    1.  Approval of ordinance 23-04, update to Chapter 17.40.060 to add allowable projection of fences over 4-feet high on Corner Lots, for consideration.
   2. Discussion related to increases to water and sewer rates.
   3. For consideration, approval of the Amendment to Loan and Financing agreement for the extension of credit made to the Vigilant Hose Company of Emmitsburg as the successor by merger to the      Emmitsburg Volunteer Ambulance Company.

Administrative Business:
None

Consent Agenda:
Re-appointment of Scott Frager to the Board of Appeals with a term of 02/17/23-02/17/26

Mayor Don Briggs at the Ukrainian National Prayer Breakfast Washington, D. C.

Mayor Don Briggs and Ukrainian Ambassador to U.S., Oksana Serhiyivna Markarova.

Ukrainian National Prayer Breakfast, Hilton Hotel, Wash, D, C, Friday 2/3/2023.

Mayor Don Briggs and children who have lost fathers who are visiting U.S.
Ukrainian National Prayer Breakfast, Hilton Hotel, Wash, D, C, Friday 2/3/2023.

Mayor Don Briggs and Yurii Bezpiatko. Member of our Sister City Lutsk Council.
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Planning Commission Meeting 7PM

Planning Commission Meeting on February 27, 2022, at 7:00 PM at the Town Office & Via Zoom

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvc-uppzoqG9SOthBS3cKIZO0pszuFdLoV
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

February Town Meeting Agenda Packet

February Town Meeting Agenda Packet is now available. 
February Agenda Packet

Trash Can Issues

It’s come to our attention, people aren’t being mindful of their trash. As a reminder please only place your trash out between 6pm the night before collection and 6am the day of collection. Once your trash is collected promptly (within 12 hours) remove your garbage cans from the curb line or edge of the street. It seems minor but our collective effort to adhere to the standard set in the town code will help us have beautiful clean and easy to navigate streets. Thank you!

Trash

2023 Farmer's Market

Farmer's Market

The Emmitsburg Farmers Market is looking to expand this year and we need more vendors to do it! If you’re a small business of any sort we’re interested in what you might be selling!! We’re also looking for food trucks, musicians, and people that provide entertainment to come out and set up at no cost on Friday afternoons/evenings this summer! We want this summer to be the biggest, busiest, and most fun market we’ve ever had. All farmers, bakers, craftsmen, small businesses can register in-person or online at Emmitsburg Farmer's Market 2023. Any questions can be directed to Kadeem Brim at kbrim@emmitsburgmd.gov

Playoffs

Mayor Donn Brggs like in past years is getting ready for playoffs!
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Seton Center Inc.

We are sharing this on behalf of Seton Center, Inc. If you would like to participate, please click on the link below. 

As Northern Frederick County local government officials, I reach out to ask if you could assist in informing the residents we serve about an opportunity to have the ear of the Frederick County Office for Children and Families.
Every three years, this department holds Community Convenings to talk about and receive input from local families on various topics. This year, they are looking for feedback on 4 topics: children who are maltreated; the capacity of registered family childcare providers and licensed full-day child care centers; the percent of Frederick County 16 to 24 year-olds not working and not in school; and the percent of households at ALICE threshold or below – all broken down by race and ethnicity.
Seton Center, Inc. is hosting a Convening for North County residents/families on Wednesday, February 15 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. I write to ask if you could please share this with local residents, possibly in your next utility invoices or other news outlets you may have. The link to register (no cost and coffee/drinks/light snacks will be available) is www.eventbrite.com/e/community-convening-for-frederick-county-residents-tickets-520662414297. Or, they may call Sister Roberta Treppa at 301.447.6102 x 20 to register.

February Town Meeting Agenda

The agenda for the February 6th Town Meeting can be found by clicking the link below. Thank you.
February 5th Town Meeting Agenda

Rutters is Open!!!!!

Rutters is open! Mayor Don Briggs congratulates store manager Steve Lee and staff on opening.
Rutters opening

Gift from the Mayor of Ukraine

What a wonderful gift sent to Mayor Don Briggs and the Town of Emmitsburg from the Mayor of Ukraine Ihor Polishchuk. Such kind words from Mayor Polishchuk and a beautiful piece of art that will be displayed in the Town Office. Thank you for such a kind gesture. 
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Phase I Voluntary Water Restrictions

Phase I Voluntary Water Restrictions have been lifted! Thank you!

Street Closure 1/24/23

The road is now open. Thank you 

There will be a Street Closure on South School Lane to Jamison Ave on 1/24/23. It will start at 7:30am and go until job is complete.  Thank you
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Agenda for Planning Committee Meeting January 30th, 2023 @ 7pm. Planning Committee Meeting January 30th

Trash Services

Trash pickup will be on Tuesday 1/17 next week instead of Monday 1/16.
Trash pick-up

New Flashing Yellow Light

Next week sometime, the week of January 16th, State Highway Administration will be installing a new flashing yellow light at the intersection of DePaul St. and North Seton Ave.
There may be slight traffic disruption. Thank you
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Town Meeting Agenda

Another Update.......The Town Meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 18th at 7PM. Thank you!

Update: The Town Meeting that was scheduled for this evening January 9th will be canceled for tonight. Once we have a reschedule date, we will let everyone know. 

Thank you for your understanding. 

Located here is the Town Meeting Agenda for the January 9th, 2023. The meeting will be at 7:00 pm.

Agenda Packet is located under Government - Town Meeting Agenda Packets - 2023

Due to safety upgrades, the Town is now asking attendees to register with Zoom prior to the meeting. You can find the link below:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqceCqrjgsGNTrnAT6g0Z5g-sYfzIhZrsO

Farmers Market

Farmers Market Logo
The Board approved changing the Farmers Markets hours next year to 2pm-8pm on Fridays.     
They are continuing to look for ways to improve our Farmers Market. 

Free Metered Holiday Parking


The Board at the Mayor's direction approved Free Metered Holiday Parking from Friday, December 9th through Tuesday, January 3rd.
Any monies collected will be donated to the Lions Club for Heritage Day Fireworks, the Friends of the Emmitsburg Library and the
Seton Center.

Approved Ordinance 22-13


From the December 6th, 2022, the Board of Commissioners approved Ordinance 22-13,
which changes the Town Meetings from 7:30 pm to 7:00 pm.
Please see here:


Christmas Tree Lighting

The Town would like to give thanks to all who joined in the tree lighting ceremony! Here are a few photos!
 
Pastor John Kids 1Pastor Johns Children Choir               Emmits. Comm. Chrous Emmitsburg Community Chorus

Rev. Fr. Elias Yelovich,who blessed the tree
 
 Reve. Fr. Elias 4
                                                   
   Lighting of tree   Natalie Raymond, lighting the tree
       








             
 
 

December 6th, 2022 Agenda Packet

Board of Commissioners Meeting on December 6th, 2022

Reminder: There will be a public hearing on Agenda Item #1 for
an increase water and sewer rates over a three-year period. 


You can find the agenda packet located HERE.

December 5th, 2022

Christmas Tree Lighting
Don’t forget December 5th is the Town Christmas tree lighting with a Ukrainian tribute starting at 5 PM. DJ,
Christ Community Church choir at 5:45 PM, the Emmitsburg Community Chorale at 6 PM.
Santa and tree lighting 6:15 PM at the Community Center.
Then down the street to the Evening of Christmas Spirit festivities at the Carriage House Inn.

WATER BILLS DUE

Water Bills are due today in the office by 4 pm.

Road Closure


NOTICE: With weather permitting, work will begin at 6am until job is complete on the Community Park Rd bridge project
on Monday November 28, 2022. Park Rd will be closed from the Basketball Courts to Cedar Ave.

Town Office Hours during Holiday


With the Holiday, the Town Office will be closing today at 1pm. The Office will be closed on Thursday, November 24th, and November 25th.
We will be open on Monday November 28th, at regular business hours. Thank you,

Public hearing for water and sewer rate increase at the next Town Meeting on December 6, 2022 at 7:30pm


At the next Town Meeting on December 6, 2022 at 7:30pm,
there will be a public hearing to discuss the proposed water and sewer rates increase.


please Click Here to find the rates

Planning Commission Meeting


As of right now,
Planning Commission Meeting will be on January 30th, 2022

Veteran's Day



The Town Office will be closed tomorrow, November 11th, 2022 for Veteran's Day.
We will be back in the office on Monday, November 14th, at regular hours.

Town Meeting Agenda Items December 6th, 2022


Town Board Meeting Agenda
Tuesday, December 6th, 2022 at 7:30 pm

1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. FUTURE MEETINGS
   MEETING ITEMS
      A. APPROVE MINUTES: NOVEMBER 21ST, 2022
      B. POLICE REPORT
      C. TOWN MANAGER'S REPORT
      D. TOWN PLANNER'S REPORT
      E. COMMISSIONER COMMENTS
      F. MAYOR'S COMMENTS
      G. PUBLIC COMMENTS
      H. ADMINSTRATIVE BUSINESS
          1) Free Holiday metered parking for consideration.
          2) Discussion related to using Farmers Market land for larger community garden plot.
      I. CONSENT AGENDA
          1) Reappoint Dianne Walbrecker to Board of Appeals with a term of December 15, 2022 - December 15, 2025.
     J. TREASURER'S REPORT
     K. PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT
     L. AGENDA ITEMS (DETAILS ATTACHED)
         1) Hold public hearing then consideration of Ordinance 2022-12 which would increase water and sewer rates over a three-year period.
         2) For consideration, approval of the three-year sewer relining bid.
         3) For discussion and consideration, an offer from Richard Lindsay to purchase three acres from the Town of Emmitsburg located near the WWTP.
         4) For consideration, approval of revertible forest conservation easement with Daughters of Chairty. 
                  a. The Daughters of Chairty is providing the Town a 9.2013 acre revertible forest conservation easement to the Town in order to plant trees for the 2023-2028 MS-4 permitting term. Parcel located on East side of US 15.
        5) For consideration, amending the hours of the Farmers Market. 

Town of Emmitsburg is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Town Board Meeting
Time: Dec 6, 2022 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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The town meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. If you would like to speak during public comment or an agenda item, you must sign-up to speak BEFORE 7:30 p.m. Sign-up to speak by emailing your name, address and topic you’d like to speak on to sking@emmitsburgmd.gov or calling (301) 600-6300.

You can also watch the town meeting live on cable channel 99. A recording will be posted to YouTube after (@Town of Emmitsburg).








Board of Commissioners Meeting


Due to technical difficulties caused by a hacker, the November 7th town meeting did not record in its’ entirety.  Below is a summary of action taken during this meeting:

  1. The Commissioners unanimously approved the Proclamation for Municipal Government Works Month November 2022.
  2. The Commissioners unanimously approved the following:
    1. Resignation of Dan Garnitz from Board of Appeals.
    2. Appointed Dan Garnitz to the Planning Commission.
    3. Appoint Jack Pollitt as an alternate to the Board of Appeals.
  3. The Commissioners, after hearing testimony from staff, planning consultant, town attorney, the applicant and his attorney as well as public comment voted 4-0 with one abstention to deny Ordinance 2022-10 which would have allowed private shooting ranges in the Town of Emmitsburg.
  4. The Commissioners voted 4-0 with one abstention to deny Ordinance 2022-11 which would have allowed the use of firearms at private shooting ranges in the Town of Emmitsburg.
  5. The Commissioners continued discussions on increasing water and sewer rates.  The Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the proposed increases at the December 6th town meeting.  For consideration will be a three-year staggered increase on the water rates and a 3% increase on sewer rates.
  6. The Commissioners unanimously approved Policy P22-01 which allows small game hunting in the watershed at the same time as deer and turkey.
  7. The Commissioner unanimously approved Resolution 2022-05r which formally adopts the Frederick County Hazard Mitigation Plan.
  8. The Commissioners approved 4-1 to revoke the whole Rutters’ Forest Conservation easement and send it back to the Planning Commission for its decision and determination.
  9. The Commissioners unanimously approved town staff to prepare a text amendment to allow for fences greater than four feet tall in the front yard of corner and thru lots.  This text amendment will go to Planning Commission for review.

Town Meeting Agenda Items For November 21st, 2022

TOWN MEETING AGENDA FOR NOVEMBER 21ST, 2022

   1.   CALL TO ORDER
   2.   PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
   3.   FUTURE MEETINGS
         Christmas Tree Lighting: Monday, December 5th, at 6:00 pm (Front of Community Center)
         Town Board Meeting: Tuesday, December 5th, at 7:30 pm (Town Office & Zoom)
        MEETING ITEMS
            A. APPROVE MINUTES: October 3rd, 2022
            B. COMMISISONERS COMMENTS
            C. MAYOR'S COMMENTS
            D. PUBLIC COMMENTS
            E. ADMINISTRATIVE BUSINESS (NONE)
            F. CONSENT AGENDA (NONE)
           G. TREASURER'S REPORT
           H. PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT
            I. AGENDA ITEMS (DETAILS ATTACHED)
                 1) For consideration, approval of Rutter's pump station indemnification agreement.
                 2) For consideration, approval of Master Service Agreement with Barton and Loguidice for consulting service for stormwater management and MS-4 for Town of Emmitsburg.
           J. SET AGENDA FOR NEXT MEETING 
    4. SIGN APPROVED TEXT AMENDEMTNS AND/OR RESOLUTIONS
    5. ADJOURN


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Phase 1 has been implemented


Rainbow Lake is currently 2 feet below the spillway level at 14.6’.  Therefore, as permitted by Town Code, Phase 1 has been implemented. 
This is a voluntary conservation restraint by all users of water from the municipal water system of the town.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Road Closure: Wednesday November 9th, in front of 341 Mountaineers Way from 7am until the job is complete

Road Closure on Wednesday November 9th, 2022, in front of 341 Mountaineers Way from 7am until the job is complete

Road Closure

 


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Tomorrow on November 8th, beginning at 7am a contactor will be repairing 2 storm drain inlets on Federal Avenue.
Road will be closed from Federal Avenue to East Main Street to Depual Street until job is complete. Thank you.

Potomac Edison Interruptions on Carrick Ct., Stonehurst Ct., and Pembrook Ct. on Nov. 7th from 8am to 3pm.

Potomac Edison Interruption on Carrick Ct., Stonehurst Ct., and Pembrook Ct. on Nov. 7th from 8am to 3pm. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Potomac Edison at 1800-686-0011.

November 7th, 2022 Agenda Packet

Board of Commissioners Meeting on November 7, 2022

Located HERE, you can find the Agenda Packet

Located HERE, you can find the link for Agenda Item #2
Also related to Agenda Item #2 please click here


Located HERE, you can find the link for Agenda Item #5

*The Board of Commissioners are holding a public hearing on an Ordinance to determine the indoor or outdoor private shooting ranges should be allowed in the Town of Emmitsburg. Public comment is welcomed. 

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween

Emmitsburg's Annual Children's Halloween Parade & Costume Contest is Today

Emmitsburg’s Annual Children’s Halloween Parade & Costume Contest

5:30 pm: Trick-or-Treat
6:30 pm: Parade tagging (Federal Ave @ DePaul St.)
7:00 pm: Parade begins

Parade Route: Federal to North Seton, through the square then right onto West Lincoln Ave to rear entrance of VHC for games, contest announcements & refreshments immediately following the parade. For more information on the Halloween festivities, contact Tony Wivell at wivellac@aol.com

Planning Commission Meeting Coming Up on Nov. 28th

Planning Commission Meeting: Monday, November 28th, at 7:00 pm (Town Office & Zoom)

Frailey Farm Workshop

YOU WILL FIND BELOW THE AGENDA AND PRESENTATION FROM LAST NIGHT MEETING,


TOWN SPECIAL MEETING
FRAILEY ROAD FARM WORKSHOP AGENDA
TOWN OFFICE-300A SOUTH SETON AVENUE
MONDAY, OCTOBER 24TH, 2022- 7:00PM

1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. AGENDA
       a. Frailey Farm Proposed Annexation and Development of Residential Community
           i. Mayor Introductions
          ii. Staff Presentation
          iii. Introduction and Entitlement Plan by Frailey Farm Team
          iv. Meet the Frailey Farm Team
           v.  Presentation of the Plan
          vi. Project Benefits
         vii. Questions from elected officials
4. ADJOURN
LOCATED HERE, YOU CAN FIND THE PRESENTATION PRESENTED.
           

Do You Wish to Speak at Tonight's Planning Commission Meeting Via Zoom?

Reminder, anyone wishing to speak via zoom at tonight’s Planning Commission Meeting must notify the Town Office in advance as they will have to be sworn in prior to public comment.

Emmitsburg's Annual Children's Halloween Parade & Costume Contest on Oct. 31st

Emmitsburg’s Annual Children’s Halloween Parade & Costume Contest

5:30 pm: Trick-or-Treat
6:30 pm: Parade tagging (Federal Ave @ DePaul St.)
7:00 pm: Parade begins

Parade Route: Federal to North Seton, through the square then right onto West Lincoln Ave to rear entrance of VHC for games, contest announcements & refreshments immediately following the parade. For more information on the Halloween festivities, contact Tony Wivell at wivellac@aol.com

Events



There are two events approaching,

      - “Crafters for Ukraine” held on, Thursday, October 28th at 3pm at the Emmitsburg Senior Center

      -  Sunday, November 6th from 2:00-4:00 at EOPCC (121-123 W. Main, Lincoln Alley entrance)

For more information on these events you can email, cbodin@mcdaniel.edu or click here

Bulk Trash Pickup Today 

Bulk Trash Pickup is today. Below is a link with further information.
Town of Emmitsburg (emmitsburgmd.gov)

Planning Commission Meeting October 25th, 2022

October 25, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Location: In person via Zoom @ https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86718392298
1. Call to Order
2. Opening
3. Review and Approval of Minutes
      - September 26, 2022
4. Public Comment
5. Review and Consideration of Agenda Items:
     A. Old Business
         1. Proposed Ordinance 22-10
             Zoning Text Amendment Application
             File No. 2022-17
         2. Christ's Community Church 
             Site Plan
             File No. 2022-13

Ukrainian Icon Lecture



Come and join as there will be a Ukrainian Icon Lecture, presented by, Professor Doygan a Senior Lecturer in Art and Art History,
as she will speak on Ukrainian icons on Sunday, November 13th, 2022. This will be held at the Knott Auditorium at 2: 00 pm.
For more information Click Here

Kateryna Dovgan at work Lifetime Arts

Emmitsburg Walking Group

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Don't Forget to Pay Your Water Bill

Water bills have been mailed out.  You can also receive your water/sewer/trash bill via email. If you are interested, please sign up for the emailed billing either through your account on our website or send us your email address along with your property address and account number at info@emmitsburgmd.gov . You will still receive your bill via the postal service.
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Frailey Road Farm Workshop Agenda -Event Date: Monday, October 24th at 7:00 P.M.

frailey farm workshop
**Since this is a workshop, there will be no public comment taken, however you are invited to listen and consider their presentation. **
Link: Frailey Farm Workshop

Parking and Code Enforcement


The Town of Emmitsburg is looking for qualified candidates for the position for Parking and Code Enforcement.
Applications can be sent through the indeed link. Thank you



JOB SUMMARY:

Responsibilities include the enforcement of and compliance with parking regulations and town code regulations within the town limits of the Town of Emmitsburg. Additional responsibilities include parking meter revenue collection, bank deposit, traffic control duties, Town liaison related to pool daily activities, coordination of the Farmer’s Market, and other administrative duties related to permits and code enforcement.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $41,225.00 - $57,716.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: One location

Please apply using the indeed link located below,
https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?t=parking+code+enforcement+officer&jk=c563d4ed6759877b&_ga=2.221776350.738099606.1665947672-1917519788.1665947672

We Are A 5 Year Strong Sustainable Community !

The Town of Emmitsburg’s status as a Sustainable Community has been renewed by the Smart Growth Coordinating Committee with Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development for another five years! 

Office Coordinator

The Town of Emmitsburg is looking for qualified candidates for the position for the Town Office Coordinator.
Applications can be sent through the indeed link located at the bottom. Thank you


JOB SUMMARY:
Manages a variety of general office activities by performing administrative duties and efficiently coordinating with other Town employees. Responsibilities include providing front office and receptionist duties, greeting and assisting visitors, and additional administrative support as needed to all areas within the Town administrative office. The Office Manager reports to and works closely with the Town Clerk o receive direction on work assignment priorities.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $41,225.00 - $57,716.00 per year
Benefits:
Dental insurance
Health insurance
Paid time off
Retirement plan
Vision insurance

Schedule:
8 hour shift
Monday to Friday
Work Location: One location

Link located down below to apply only on Indeed
 

Yard Waste & Recycling , Trash Pick-Up, and Bulk Trash Pick- Up

This is a friendly reminder that we do not take yard waste with our regular trash pick-up. Yard waste is scheduled every other Saturday. The next yard waste is scheduled on 10/15/22. Please make an effort to show a distinguishable separation between your trash and recycling by using your trash and recycling bins while being mindful of weight. 
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trash 2a

Also, the next bulk trash pick will be 10/22/2022. Please provide us with the affidavit forms if you need to drop off mattresses and box springs.  Below is a link for more information.
Bulk Trash Pickup

Road Reminders

Road Reminders:

Lincoln Ave at South Seton Ave. is a right turn only between the hours of 3pm - 7pm.  Also, we cannot block access to Lincoln Ave. Fluidity of traffic is very imperative.   

Historic Wayside Exhibit - St. Joseph's Academy

On Thursday, October 6th Mayor Briggs attended a ribbon cutting ceremony for the St. Joseph Academy Wayside Exhibit that was installed in front of the National Emergency Training Center Campus. The exhibit is the 14th and final wayside exhibit the Town has installed as part of a future historic walking tour to help draw tourism to the area and celebrate Emmitsburg’s history.

NETC Emmitsburg Historical Sign

  1. Daughters of Charity Archives, Nik Henle
  2. Daughters of Charity Archives, Mary Anne Weatherly
  3. Emmitsburg Mayor Don Briggs
  4. NETC Operations Director, Vince Hodge
  5. Daughters of Charity Archives, Bonnie Weatherly
  6. Daughters of Charity Archives, Selin James
  7. NETC Deputy Fire Administrator, Chief Tonya Hoover
NETC Ribbon Cutting 2
  1. Daughters of Charity Archives, Nik Henle
  2. Daughters of Charity Archives, Mary Anne Weatherly
  3. Emmitsburg Mayor Don Briggs
  4. NETC Deputy Fire Administrator, Chief Tonya Hoover
  5. NETC Operations Director, Vince Hodge
  6. Daughters of Charity Archives, Bonnie Weatherly
  7. Daughters of Charity Archives, Selin James

The Town Office Can Assist With Advertising

The Town Office can assist with advertising your events once approved. You can email us at info@emmitsburgmd.gov or stop by with a printout of your add.
advertise

 

Last Farmer's Market of the Year

Today is the last Farmer’s Market of the year. It's open from 3 pm- 6:30 pm

The Town Office will be closed for Columbus Day

The Town Office will be closed for Columbus Day on Monday, Oct. 10th. We will reopen on Tuesday, Oct. 11th. Wishing everyone a safe and happy Columbus Day!

 

Congratulations to Commissioner Frank Davis and Commissioner Amy Boehman-Pollitt

Congratulations to Commissioner Frank Davis and Commissioner Amy Boehman-Pollitt who were sworn in under oath during last nights Town meeting. 

sworn in comm. davis

sworn in comm. amy

NOTICE: A contractor will be on Irishtown Road tomorrow spraying the pavement markings.  Please avoid the area if possible.

A contractor will be on Irishtown Road tomorrow spraying the pavement markings.  Please avoid the area if possible.

Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice

Notice is hereby given that the Emmitsburg Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 and the Mayor & Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, November 7, 2022.  The purpose of the hearings is to take public comment on proposed Ordinance 2022-10, which would amend Town Code §17.04.020 – Definitions; §17.08.170 – Prohibited uses in all districts; & §17.24.020 – Uses permitted in the Industrial Park district (I-P).  The amendment, if passed, would allow the “private shooting range” use as a permitted use by right in the I-P zoning district.  The Mayor & Commissioners will also consider passage of the amendment after the public hearing.  Please contact Zach Gulden, Town Planner, at zgulden@emmitsburgmd.gov or 301-600-6309 for more information on the proposed amendment. 

Proposed Ordinance 2022-10:  22-10_Zoning Text Amendment on Shooting Ranges

Town Meeting Agenda Items


Town Agenda for November 7th, 2022

1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. FUTURE MEETINGS
Park's Committee Meeting: Tuesday, November 15th, at 7:30 pm (Town Office & Zoom)
Planning Commission Meeting: Monday, November 28th, at 7:00 pm (Town Office & Zoom)

Town Council Meeting: Tuesday, December 6th at 7:30 pm (Town Office & Zoom)
4. MEETING ITEMS
     A. APPROVE MINUTES: September 12, 2022
     B. POLICE REPORT
     C. TOWN MANAGER'S REPORT
     D. TOWN PLANNER'S REPORT
     E. COMMISSIONER COMMENTS
     F. MAYOR'S COMMENTS
     G. PUBLIC COMMENTS
     H. ADMINSTRATIVE BUISNESS
          1) Proclamation for Municipal Government Works Month November 2022 for consideration.
          2) Update on trail use, damage and repairs.
      I. CONSENT AGENDA
         1) Accept resignation of Dan Garnitz from the Board of Appeals.
         2) Appoint Dan Garnitz as a regular member of the Planning Commission with a term of November 7, 2022 – January 18, 2027  for consideration.
         3)  Appoint Jack Pollitt as an alternate member of the Board of Appeals term expires October 1, 2025 for consideration.

     J. TREASURER'S REPORT
     K. PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT
     L. AGENDA ITEMS (DETAILS ATTACHED)
          1) For discussion, increases to water/sewer rates.
          2) Hold public hearing then consideration, of Ordinance of 2022-10 which would allow private shooting ranges in the industrial zone.
          3) For consideration, approval of Ordinance 2022-11 which would allow the use of firearms at private shooting ranges
          in Town of Emmitsburg.

          4) For consideration, policy P 22-01 hunting and recreational usage at Rainbow Lake and Watershed.
          5) For consideration, approval of Resolution 2022-05R which adopts the Frederick County Hazard Mitigation Plan. 
          6) Rutters forest conservation easement removal request discussion and consideration.
          7) Discussion and consideration of amending town code to allow for fences greater than four feet tall in front of yards.
          8) Decline to accept dedication of four open space lots in Brookfield conditioned upon approval of the Brookfield HOA consideration.
          9) Welty Ave parking update.
     M. SET AGENDA FOR NEXT MEETING: December 6th, 2022
5. SIGN APPROVED TEXT AMENDMENTS AND/OR RESOLUTIONS
6. ADJOURN


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Planning Commission Agenda for Oct. 25, 2022 at 7PM

Link: Planning Commission Agenda

Location:
In person & via Zoom @ https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86718392298

  1. Call to Order
  2. Opening
  3. Review and Approval of Minutes 
  • September 26, 2022
  1. Public Comment
  2. Review and Consideration of Agenda Items:
  1. Old Business
  1. Proposed Ordinance 22-10 Zoning Text Amendment Application File No. 2022-17
  1. Christ’s Community Church Site Plan File No. 2022-13 
         B. New Business

  1. Other Business
  2. Adjournment

All hydrant flushing will begin on Monday October 10th

Hydrant Flushing FAQ:

1. Why does the Town perform hydrant flushing?

Hydrant flushing is the quick release of water from fire hydrants. It’s a controlled procedure that is vital to the general maintenance of the Town’s water distribution system. It ensures adequate water flow is available to fire fighters, residents and businesses. It also improves water quality by clearing iron and other mineral deposits from the water mains.

2. What are the effects of hydrant flushing?

Hydrant flushing helps ensure water quality and helps avoid random bouts of rusty water if there is a high demand for water, caused by a major firefighting effort or water main break.
During the flushing of a hydrant, some customers may notice reduced water pressure and flow.

3. Why is my water rust/tea-colored from the hydrant flushing? Is the water safe?

Sometimes hydrant flushing can make the water temporarily appear rust-colored because the iron and other mineral deposits in the water mains get stirred up. There is no health hazard associated with discolored water. Water is safe to use and consume during hydrant flushing, however it may stain laundry.

Water Bill Notice

Water bills have been mailed out.  You can also receive your water/sewer/trash bill via email. If you are interested, please sign up for the emailed billing either through your account on our website or send us your email address along with your property address and account number at info@emmitsburgmd.gov . You will still receive your bill via the postal service.

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Starting today, Irishtown Road will be closed and/or traffic restricted Thursday, September 29th and Friday, September 30th for paving.  Please use caution while in the area. 

Starting today, Irishtown Road will be closed and/or traffic restrictedThursday, September 29th and Friday, September 30th for paving.  Please use caution while in the area. 

Yard Waste Notice

Including yard waste in trash pick-up is prohibited. Either your trash will not be picked up or the bill for tipping fees will be increased per our contractor. The landfill will not take yard waste with regular trash.
yard waste mixed with trash

Election Results

We want to congratulate Frank Davis on being re-elected for Commissioner and Amy Boehman-Pollitt for being elected for the new Commissioner seat. We also would like to thank the other candidates who ran during the elections and to those that voted.
Thank you!

2022 Results Poster

Congratulations Dan! You're  O-Fish-Ally Retired!

Special thanks to Dan Fissel for the tremendous work that he has done for the Town of Emmitsburg for the past 27 years. We wish you well in all your future endeavors.

Dan's Retirement Party1


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Today is Town Election from 7AM - 8PM

Town Election will be held today from 7AM - 8PM.

Irishtown Road will be closed and/or traffic restricted on Thursday, September 29th and Friday, September 30th for paving.  Please use caution while in the area. 

Irishtown Road will be closed and/or traffic restricted on Thursday, September 29th and Friday, September 30th for paving.  Please use caution while in the area. 

Planning Commission Meeting 9.26.22

Check out yesterday's Planning Commission Meeting on YouTube. 
Link: Planning Commission Meeting 9.26.22 - YouTube

Happy Fall!

Today is the first day of Fall.

Town Elections Are Coming Up Soon

Town Election will be held on Tuesday, September 27th from 7AM - 8PM.

Free GED Classes

GED Classes

Write-In Candidate Deadline is Today at Noon

Write-In candidate deadline is Tuesday September 20, 2022 at noon. 

Watch the Mayor's Podcast with Timothy S. May, Fire Service Chaplain Tomorrow at 9:30AM on channel 99

Watch the Mayor's Podcast with Timothy S. May, Fire Service Chaplain Tomorrow at 9:30AM on channel 99

Lead and Copper Testing Samples

On today's date, September 20,2022 you can find our latest water testing results by
clicking onto our website under Water Quality or click here to see the Results.

New Wayside Exhibit

Thanks to all who came out to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Emmitsburg Community and Emmitsburg High school building’s wayside sign and history. Special thanks to librarian Penny Stockton for creating a new exhibit for the building, the Town of Emmitsburg for the new wayside sign, Mayor Don Briggs, Commissioner Joe Ritz, Commissioner Frank Davis, Commissioner Tim O’Donnell,  County Executive Jan H. Gardiner, and Mother Seton School VMY students for volunteering. Also want to give thanks to Joyce Bruchey from the Emmitsburg High School Alumini. She has provided all the research for the Wayside signs since spending years on gathering valuable information. 

wayside library photo

Write-In candidate deadline is Tuesday September 20, 2022 at noon.

Write-In candidate deadline is Tuesday September 20, 2022 at noon.

Mayors Podcast with Ron Siarnicki is Today at 2pm

Watch the Mayor's Podcast with Ron Siarnicki, Executive Director of the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation on Sept. 14th at 2 pm.

Thank you to our 2022 Election Judges

The Town of Emmitsburg would like to thank Sharon Hane, Lynn Orndorff, Tammy May, and Charlotte Mazaleski for stepping forward to be an Election Judge for 2022 elections. For more information please visit our town elections page on our website.
2022 election judges

Stormwater Management Utility Fee Enacted

Stormwater Management Utility Fee Enacted

At their meeting on September 12, 2022, the Mayor and Board of Commissioners enacted a $20.00 per Equivalent Residential Unit (ERU) fee on all real property in the Town, which includes real property that is tax exempt.  An ERU is the standard unit of measure to equate non-residential or multi-family residential properties to the average impervious surface area of a single family residential property in the Town.  One ERU equals 2,932 square feet of impervious surface area.  Each property’s fee will be strictly dependent on the amount of impervious surface.  The fee will be as follows:

Residential:

  • 20% of the properties (173 parcels) will be charge ½  ERU = $10.00 per year or $2.50 per quarter.  These are properties with less than or equal to 1,466 square feet of impervious surface.
  • 69% of the properties (616 parcels) will be charged 1 ERU = $20.00 per year, or $5.00 per quarter.  These are properties with greater than 1,466 and less than or equal to 4,398 square feet of impervious surface.
  • 11% of the properties (96 parcels) will be charged more than 1 ERU.  These are properties with greater than 4,398 square feet of impervious surface.

Non-residential:

  • 16% of the properties (11 parcels) will be charge ½  ERU = $10.00 per year, or $2.50 per quarter.  These are properties with less than or equal to 1,466 square feet of impervious surface.
  • 12% of the properties (8 parcels) will be charged 1 ERU = $20.00 per year, or $5.00 per quarter.  These are properties with greater than 1,466 and less than or equal to 4,398 square feet of impervious surface.
  • 72% of the properties (49 parcels) will be charged more than 1 ERU.  These are properties with greater than 4,398 square feet of impervious surface.

Fees collected will be deposited into the newly created Stormwater Management Enterprise Fund, which will be used only to fund stormwater management, storm drainage, and water resources programs and services required by the Town’s mandatory National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit for Discharges from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4).  This permit is an unfunded federal and state mandate.  Fees will be added to quarterly sewer, water, and trash bills starting in January 2023, and it is expected to generate approximately $34,500.00 per year.  

Within 30 days after the date of the initial bill assessing the stormwater management utility fee to the property owner, the owner may request an adjustment of the stormwater management utility fee.  A request for an adjustment must be submitted to the Town Planner in writing, stating the grounds for the request.  The Town Planner may adjust the utility fee if:

  1. The impervious surface area was measured incorrectly;
  2. There is a mathematical error in calculating the stormwater management utility fee;
  3. A credit was not properly applied (non-residential properties only); or
  4. The property owner invoiced for the fee was identified in error. 

For questions regarding the new fee and how this will impact your particular property, please contact Zach Gulden, Town Planner, at 301-600-6309 or by email at zgulden@emmitsburgmd.gov

Town of Emmitsburg: Mayor's Podcast is posted on our YouTube page

Town of Emmitsburg: Mayor's Podcast is posted on our YouTube page! Check it out.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oUt_tqvjlA

Absentee Ballot Requests Are Due Today

Absentee Ballot Requests must be turned in to the Town Clerk by close of business on Tuesday September 13, 2022.  You must be registered to vote to obtain an absentee ballot. Absentee ballot voting is available for any qualified voter who is unable to cast a ballot during regularly scheduled election day hours due to (1) vacation and/or business travel outside of Town; (2) a physical condition, illness, injury, disability, or other medical condition or health related circumstance that creates a risk of substantial harm; (3) military service; (4) attendance of school outside of Frederick County; or (5) employment and/or commute during polling hours.

Click the link for more information:  Town of Emmitsburg (emmitsburgmd.gov)

Curb replacement contractor will be working along Irishtown Road on Thursday the 14th through Friday the 15th

 curb replacement contractor will be working along Irishtown Road on Thursday the 14th through Friday the 15th.  Please use caution while in the area.  

Proposed Town Meeting Agenda  for  Oct 3, 2022

Administrative Business:

  1. For consideration, Proclamation declaring October 2022 Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Agenda Items:

  1. Swearing in of new elected officials.
  2. For consideration, Mayor’s recommendation for reorganization of the Board of Commissioners.
  3. Hold a public hearing then consideration of Ordinance 2022-10, which would allow private and public shooting ranges in the Industrial Park zoning district.
  4. Discussion of possible water and sewer rate and connection fee increase options as a result of a recent study.
  5. For consideration, approval of a planning consultant contract.

NOTICE: Milling and blacktopping on Sept. 13th  in Stonehurst Court

Contractor will be milling and blacktopping Stonehurst Court on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. You may experience some delays while work is being done. Please have all vehicles off the street. Sorry for any inconvenience this might cause. Please contact the Town Office at 301-600-6300 with any questions.

paving project

Gym Reservation Requests for Autumn

Reservation requests for the upcoming autumn gymnasium at the Emmitsburg Community Center are now being accepted. Please email your request to sking@emmitsburgmd.gov or drop off at the Town Office.  With your reservation request, please:

  1. Be sure to specify what sport/activity will be performed at the gym.
  2. Be sure to specify the name of group and contact information for responsible party.
  3. 501(c) 3 documentation must be submitted with your request (if applicable).

ECC Gym Facility Reservation Form

Mayors Podcast with Ron Siarnicki on Sept. 14th at 2pm

Watch the Mayor's Podcast with Ron Siarnicki, Executive Director of the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation on Sept. 14th at 2 pm.

Absentee Ballot Requests must be turned in by Tuesday September 13, 2022. 

Absentee Ballot Requests must be turned in to the Town Clerk by close of business on Tuesday September 13, 2022.  You must be registered to vote to obtain an absentee ballot. Absentee ballot voting is available for any qualified voter who is unable to cast a ballot during regularly scheduled election day hours due to (1) vacation and/or business travel outside of Town; (2) a physical condition, illness, injury, disability, or other medical condition or health related circumstance that creates a risk of substantial harm; (3) military service; (4) attendance of school outside of Frederick County; or (5) employment and/or commute during polling hours.

Click the link for more information: Town of Emmitsburg (emmitsburgmd.gov)

Contractor will be milling and blacktopping Stonehurst Court on Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Contractor will be milling and blacktopping Stonehurst Court on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. You may experience some delays while work is being done. Please have all vehicles off the street. Sorry for any inconvenience this might cause. Please contact the Town Office at 301-600-6300 with any questions.
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NOTICE: Contractors Will Finish Paving  Chesapeake Ave Tomorrow

Emmitsburg, MD- Contractor will be milling and blacktopping Chesapeake Ave on September 7-8, 2022. You may experience some delays while work is being done. Please have all vehicles off the street. Sorry for any inconvenience this might cause. Please contact the Town Office at 301-600-6300 with any questions.

The Town Office Will Be Closed For Labor Day

Town offices will be closed on Friday, Sept. 2nd from 2:30pm to Monday, Sept. 5th, 2022. We will be back in the office on Tuesday, Sept. 6th, 2022.

Reconstruction of the Silo Hill Stormwater Management Pond

Reconstruction of the Silo Hill stormwater management pond will start in late September.  With this project, we will:
    • Implement water quality controls capable of treating 7.96 acres of impervious area to address nutrient loading into the nearby Upper Monocacy River (with eventual drainage into the Chesapeake Bay).  The proposed improvements will remove 57.94 lbs/year of nitrogen, 9.47 lbs/yr of phosphorus, and 14.51 tons/yr of total suspended solids. 
    • Increase water quantity controls in anticipation of increased storm frequencies and intensities without increasing discharge flows.
    • Create an aquatic and wetland fringe habitat within the existing footprint of the dry extended detention pond.
    • Improve the biodiversity of the stormwater management feature through comprehensive planting and maintenance plans. 

This project is necessary in order for the Town to meet its mandatory requirements under the federal Clean Water Act to improve water quality in Maryland’s streams, rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay. 
Please use caution while in the area. 

Water Usage Reminder

The watering of lawns, shrubs, flowers, gardens, etc. via the public water system is prohibited everyday between the hours of 9:00 am and 6:00 pm (Per Town Code 13.04.170). Anyone violating this section of the code shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and/or be subject to a fine of up to two hundred and fifty dollars.

Mount St. Mary's Freshman Orientation Event

On August 20th, we successfully welcomed the incoming freshmen class from Mount St. Mary's to Emmitsburg. Orientation took place at Myers Park and our Community Pool mid afternoon. We're happy to have you all. Special thanks to Wendy Brubaker and those that helped in this assimilation process. Mayor Don Briggs and President Timothy Trainor, Mount St. Mary's University were present at the event.
Mayor and Tim Trainor

Bollinger Construction Celebrates 30 years of business

Congratulations to Bollinger Construction, Inc. 30th year in business celebration on Aug 20, 2022. Pictured above is our Mayor Don Briggs, Zach Bollinger and Rosie Bollinger. 
Mayor at orientation event a

Pool Season Is Coming To An End

Please note that the pool has three days left till closing (September 3rd, 4th and 5th). That is the last day of the 2022 season. 

swimming

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS: The Forest Buffers in Frederick County initiative is underway this Fall

Get involved in the 3 stages of reforestation:

  1. help grow trees at outdoor nurseries with Nursery Teams
  2. plant hundreds of trees next to streams at our Community Tree Planting events
  3. help maintain young forests with Tree Teams

12 fun, educational events. Sign up today!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.streamlinkeducation.org/volunteer.

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Mayor Don Briggs and Congressman Dave Trone visit the Emmitsburg Homeland Security facility

On August 9th, 2022, at Mayor Don Briggs request, our Congressman Dave Trone, MD 6th District, visited the Emmitsburg Homeland Security facility.

Mayor at fire academy
Shown from left to right: Mayor Don Briggs, Congressman Dave Trone, Eriks J. Gabliks Superintendent National Fire Academy, U.S. Fire Academy.


Proposed Town Meeting Agenda  for  Sept. 12, 2022

September 12, 2022 at 7:30pm

 Proposed agenda:

  1. APPROVE MINUTES: JUNE 11, 2022
  2. POLICE REPORT
  3. TOWN MANAGER’S REPORT
  4. TOWN PLANNER’S REPORT
  5. COMMISSIONER COMMENTS
  6. MAYOR’S COMMENTS
  7. PUBLIC COMMENTS
  8. ADMINISTRATIVE BUSINESS (None)
  9. CONSENT AGENDA 
    • Accept the resignation of Terri Ray as an alternate on the Planning Commission for consideration.
    • Appoint Brian McKenney as an alternate to the Board of Appeals for consideration.  Term September 12, 2022 – September 12, 2025

  10. TREASURER’S REPORT
  11. PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT
  12. AGENDA ITEMS (DETAILS ATTACHED)
    • Proclamation celebrating the 100-year founding anniversary of Emmitsburg High School for consideration.
    • Proclamation declaring Lutsk, Ukraine a Sister City to the Town of Emmitsburg for consideration.
    • Approval of Ordinance 22-09, update to Town Code 8.12.040 –Removal of grass & weeds for consideration
      1. If approved this would allow the Town to abate violations of this chapter at the expense of the property owner. Such expense would be chargeable as a lien against the property and collectible in accordance with Town Code Title 1.
    • Approval of Silo Hill basin retrofit project change order request in the amount of $42,555.00 for consideration.
    • Review, consider and approve Ordinance 22-05 authorizing the implementation of a stormwater management utility fee based on the recommendations and study results of the Environmental Finance Center of the University of Maryland.
      1. The purpose of this ordinance is to authorize the charge of an annual fee ($20.00 ERU) based on the amount of impervious surface on publically and privately owned property in Town.
    • Approval of Resolution 2022-04R Authorizing Mayor Briggs and Town Manager to file an Application for Federal Assistance with the USDA Rural Development for consideration.
      1. The Town intends to file for grant funding for the streetlight replacement project.
  1. SET AGENDA FOR NEXT MEETING: OCTOBER 3, 2022
  2. SIGN APPROVED TEXT AMENDMENTS AND/OR RESOLUTIONS
  3. ADJOURN

 

ZOOM INFORMATION

Topic: September Council Meeting

Time: Sep 12, 2022 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Emmitsburg Community Pool Closes for Weekends ONLY Starting August 16, 2022

Emmitsburg Community Pool will have a weekend’s ONLY schedule starting August 16, 2022. Hours of operation will be from Noon to 7 PM.

Reminder: the E. Eugene Myers Park , ballfields, playground and disc golf course will be closed at 4:00pm.  The pool will be closed at 4:30pm tomorrow

A reminder that the E. Eugene Myers Park including the ballfields, playground and disc golf course will be closed to the public beginning at 4:00pm.  Also, that the pool will be closed to the general public at 4:30pm tomorrow.
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Monday Aug 22, 2022: The water will be shut off from 7am until the job is complete.

Town staff & contractor will be repairing a water service on Monday Aug 22, 2022. The water will be shut off from 7am until the job is complete. Sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause. Questions, please contact the Town Office at 301-600-6300 or Jim Click 240-674-7450. The affected area will be from the West Side of the square to Jamison Ave.

St. Euphemia School Wayside Exhibit

Thank you to everyone who came out on August 10th to celebrate the St. Euphemia School wayside exhibit ribbon cutting on DePaul Street. This exhibit is one of 14 that will be part of a historic walking tour in Emmitsburg thanks to grant funding from the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area.
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Aug. 26th is the Last Day to Register to Vote with County/ Last Day to File as an Election Candidate

Please note that Aug. 26th is the last day to register to vote with the County and the last day to file as an election candidate. You must turn in your candidacy application by 4pm. Please visit our election page for more details.

Visit the Election Page:
Town of Emmitsburg (emmitsburgmd.gov)

Congratulations Sr. Anne M. Higgins!

August 11, 2022

Mayor Don Briggs presenting a proclamation to Sr. Anne M. Higgins, honoring her as the Town of Emmitsburg Poet Laureate (August 2022-August 2024) 

Sister Anne, is member of the Daughters of Charity for now 44 years. Additionally she teaches at Mount Saint Mary’s University now going on 23 years. Nine books of her poetry have been published: At the Year's Elbow ( Mellen Poetry Press 2000), Scattered Showers in a Clear Sky (Plain View Press 2007), Pick It Up and Read (Finishing Line Press 2008), How the Hand Behaves(Finishing Line Press 2009), Digging for God ( Wipf & Stock/Resource Publications 2010), Vexed Questions (Aldrich Press 2013), Reconnaissance (Texture Press 2014),  Life List(Finishing Line Press 2016) and  Not Only/But Also( Duck Lake Press 2019).  More than 100 of her poems have appeared in journals and magazines, and they have  been featured several times on The Writer's Almanac. She has given readings at the Curious Iguana Bookstore in Frederick, the Joaquin Miller Cabin and at Café Muse in Washington DC., and other venues on the East Coast.

Her hobbies are gardening and birding.

 

Congratulations Sr. Anne.

Cherry Tomatoes by Anne Higgins | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor (publicradio.org)

Late Fees Have Been  Added To Water Bills As Of Today

Late fees have now been added to the water bills. Please stop by today to make you payments. 

Water Bill Notice

Our online water billing system is currently down. You will not be able to make payments until noon tomorrow. Our drop box is also available. 

Join us for the 6th annual National Night Out event today, Tues. August 2nd, from 6pm to 8pm

Join us for the 6th annual National Night Out event today, Tues. August 2nd, from 6pm to 8pm in Community Park near the playground and bandstand. There will be police vehicles, fire trucks, ambulances, face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides, vendors, music, games, complimentary food and more. Parking will be in the field behind the Emmitsburg Library and Town Office. The National Night Out event in Emmitsburg is just one of thousands of communities from all fifty states hosting other National Night Out celebrations on the first Tuesday in August each year to promote police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make Emmitsburg and other places a safer more caring place to live.
Thank you to our donors this year: McDonalds, Jubilee, Vigilant Hose Company, Davis Family, Christ Community Church and the Sheriff’s Office.
NNO Set-up Map

September Proposed Meeting Agenda

September 12, 2022 at 7:30pm

 Proposed agenda:

  1. Proclamation celebrating the 100-year founding anniversary of Emmitsburg High School for consideration.
  2. Proclamation declaring Lutsk, Ukraine a Sister City to the Town of Emmitsburg for consideration.
  3. Approval of Ordinance 22-09, update to Town Code §8.12.040. – Removal of grass & weeds, for consideration.
    1. If approved this would allow the Town to abate violations of this chapter at the expense of the property owner. Such expense would be chargeable as a lien against the property and collectible in accordance with Town Code Title 1. 

    1. Approval of a Silo Hill basin retrofit project change order request in the amount of $42,555.00 for consideration.
    2. Review, consider and approve Ordinance 2022-05 authorizing the imposition of a stormwater management utility fee based on the recommendations and study results of the Environmental Finance Center of the University of Maryland. 
      1. The purpose of the ordinance to authorize the charge of an annual fee ($20.00 per ERU) based on the amount of impervious surface on publically and privately owned property in the Town.

The Parks Committee Meeting Has Been Rescheduled

Please note that the Parks Committee Meeting has been rescheduled to August 20th at 9am in Memorial Park.  

No trash pick up on Labor Day (September 5th) due to the Holiday

Please note that there will be no trash pick up on Labor Day (September 5th) due to the Holiday.  Trash pick up will be Tuesday, September 6th.

Updated Meeting Agenda Packet for Todays Meeting

Click link for more information:
TOWN MEETING AGENDA PACKET
TOWN OFFICE – 300A SOUTH SETON AVENUE
MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2022 – 7:30 P.M. 

Join us for the 6th annual National Night Out event tomorrow, Tues. August 2nd, from 6pm to 8pm

Join us for the 6th annual National Night Out event tomorrow, Tues. August 2nd, from 6pm to 8pm in Community Park near the playground and bandstand. There will be police vehicles, fire trucks, ambulances, face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides, vendors, music, games, complimentary food and more. Parking will be in the field behind the Emmitsburg Library and Town Office. The National Night Out event in Emmitsburg is just one of thousands of communities from all fifty states hosting other National Night Out celebrations on the first Tuesday in August each year to promote police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make Emmitsburg and other places a safer more caring place to live.
Thank you to our donors this year: McDonalds, Jubilee, Vigilant Hose Company, Davis Family, Christ Community Church and the Sheriff’s Office.

NNO Set-up Map

Town Meeting Agenda for Aug. 1, 2022

  • Re-appointment of Mark Long to Planning Commission for consideration with a term of August 5, 2022 – August 5, 2027 for consideration.
  • Appointment of Dan Garnitz as an Alternate to the Board of Appeals with a term of August 1, 2022 - August 1, 2025 for consideration.

REGULAR AGENDA

  • Approval of 2022 Election Judges for consideration.
  • Proclamation making August 2, 2022 National Night Out for consideration.
  • Proclamation declaring September 2022 National Recovery Month.
  • Decline to accept dedication of four open space lots at Brookfield conditioned upon approval of the Brookfield HOA for consideration.POSTPONED AT REQUEST OF BROOKFIELD HOA 
    1. Four open space lots in the Brookfield residential community were never turned over to the Town for ownership per notation on the approved final subdivision plans.  Staff is recommending that the Board decline the dedication, because the HOA has expressed interest in ownership, and it is in staff’s opinion that the lots do not serve a public purpose.
  • Update on MS-4 permit.
    1. Town staff will provide the yearly update on the Town’s federal MS-4 stormwater permit restoration requirements.  The current permit term ends on October 31, 2023 at such time all restoration goals must be met.
  • Proclamation declaring Sister Anne M. Higgins Town of Emmitsburg Poet Laureate.
  • Discussion related to a Proclamation declaring Lutsk, Ukraine a sister city to the Town of Emmitsburg.
  • Review and approval of Ordinance 22-08, update to election candidate name posting, for consideration.
    1. Update the code to reflect that candidate names will be listed in alphabetical order by last name.

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Planning Commission Meeting is today at 7pm

Location: In person & via Zoom @ https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89677781450
1. Call to Order 
2. Opening
3. Review and Approval of Minutes 
  • May 31, 2022
4. Public Comment
5. Review and Consideration of Agenda Items:
A. Old Business 
B. New Business
6. Other Business
7. Adjournment

The Emmitsburg Trails: Local Youth Mountain Bike Racing

In an interstate match-up, the Monocacy Composite and Adams County Composite Youth Mountain Bike Teams will face-off at the Emmitsburg Trails. These two NICA powerhouses meet on Saturday, August 6. The first group rolls at 8:30 am, with two more groups following at 9am and 11am. This event is free to the public and always a crowd pleaser.

Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting Coming Up in August

The next Citizens Advisory Committee meeting will be held on August 23rd at 7:30pm and located at the Town Office.
Town of Emmitsburg (emmitsburgmd.gov)

Next Town Meeting Agenda for Aug. 1, 2022

  • Re-appointment of Mark Long to Planning Commission for consideration with a term of August 5, 2022 – August 5, 2027 for consideration.
  • Appointment of Dan Garnitz as an Alternate to the Board of Appeals with a term of August 1, 2022 - August 1, 2025 for consideration.

REGULAR AGENDA

  • Approval of 2022 Election Judges for consideration.
  • Proclamation making August 2, 2022 National Night Out for consideration.
  • Proclamation declaring September 2022 National Recovery Month.
  • Decline to accept dedication of four open space lots at Brookfield conditioned upon approval of the Brookfield HOA for consideration. POSTPONED AT REQUEST OF BROOKFIELD HOA
    1. Four open space lots in the Brookfield residential community were never turned over to the Town for ownership per notation on the approved final subdivision plans.  Staff is recommending that the Board decline the dedication, because the HOA has expressed interest in ownership, and it is in staff’s opinion that the lots do not serve a public purpose.
  • Update on MS-4 permit.
    1. Town staff will provide the yearly update on the Town’s federal MS-4 stormwater permit restoration requirements.  The current permit term ends on October 31, 2023 at such time all restoration goals must be met.
  • Proclamation declaring Sister Anne M. Higgins Town of Emmitsburg Poet Laureate.
  • Discussion related to a Proclamation declaring Lutsk, Ukraine a sister city to the Town of Emmitsburg.
  • Review and approval of Ordinance 22-08, update to election candidate name posting, for consideration.
    1. Update the code to reflect that candidate names will be listed in alphabetical order by last name.

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Meeting ID: 835 0240 8682

Three St. John's College High School, Washington D.C. alums visit the Mount.

Mayor and St. Johns Alum
From left to right: Mike McCall, Mayor Don Briggs, President Tim Trainor, and D.C. Metro Hall of Fame High School Football Coach Bob Milloy

Frederick Rescue Mission Visit

Frederick Rescue Mission
Frederick Rescue Mission campers visit Emmitsburg to enjoy pizza in the park, special visit from the Vigilant Hose Company, and a swim in the community pool.

Next Town Meeting Agenda for Aug. 1, 2022

  • Re-appointment of Mark Long to Planning Commission for consideration with a term of August 5, 2022 – August 5, 2027 for consideration.
  • Appointment of Dan Darnetz as an Alternate to the Board of Appeals with a term of August 1, 2022 - August 1, 2025 for consideration.

REGULAR AGENDA

  • Approval of 2022 Election Judges for consideration.
  • Proclamation making August 2, 2022 National Night Out for consideration.
  • Proclamation declaring September 2022 National Recovery Month.
  • Decline to accept dedication of four open space lots at Brookfield conditioned upon approval of the Brookfield HOA for consideration.
    1. Four open space lots in the Brookfield residential community were never turned over to the Town for ownership per notation on the approved final subdivision plans.  Staff is recommending that the Board decline the dedication, because the HOA has expressed interest in ownership, and it is in staff’s opinion that the lots do not serve a public purpose.
  • Update on MS-4 permit.
    1. Town staff will provide the yearly update on the Town’s federal MS-4 stormwater permit restoration requirements.  The current permit term ends on October 31, 2023 at such time all restoration goals must be met.
  • Proclamation declaring Sister Anne M. Higgins Town of Emmitsburg Poet Laureate.
  • Proclamation declaring Lutsk, Ukraine a sister city to the Town of Emmitsburg.
  • Review and approval of Ordinance 22-08, update to election candidate name posting, for consideration.
    1. Update the code to reflect that candidate names will be listed in alphabetical order by last name.

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Meeting Agenda for July

July 11, 2022 at 7:30pm

Consent agenda:

1. Appointment of Kevin Hagan as a regular member of the Planning Commission with a term of July 11, 2022  July 11, 2027 for consideration.
2. Appointment of __________ as an Alternate to the Board of Appeals with a term of July 11, 2022  July 11, 2025 for consideration.

Administrative Business:

1. Administrative Business 
        A. Presentation by Mount St. Mary’s staff regarding a MSM Freshman Event in E. Eugene Myers Park on August 20, 2022.

Agenda:

1. Public hearing and consideration of proposed Ordinance 22-07, zoning text amendment application.
        A. This ordinance would add “Hostel / Inn” as a permitted use in the General Commercial  (B-2) zoning district.
2. Review and approval of the St. Joseph College and Emmitsburg High School Wayside Exhibits for consideration.
        A. St. Joseph CollegeEmmitsburg High School
3. Approval of Resolution 2022-03R, bond reduction request for the Irishtown Road project, for consideration.
        A. This resolution will authorize a bond reduction for the Irishtown Road project from $815,584.89 to $125,343.10 due to public improvement items being completed and fully inspected.
4. Approval of Policy P22-02, update to parking fees and fines for consideration.
        A. This policy would modernize the Town’s parking meter fees, permits, and fines, which have not been reviewed since 2018. Meter bag permits and parking meter fees would gradually be increased from 01/2023 – 01/2027 in order to help fund various parking upgrades throughout the Town. An updated five-year parking plan will be presented to the Board.
5. Approval of Ordinance 2022-02, update to Title 10 – Parking for consideration.
       A. This ordinance would modernize the Town’s Vehicles & Traffic Code in order to allow parking meter fees, meter bag fees, and parking fines to be paid by credit card via a third party vendor. It would change the parking meter hours of operation to 8am – 8pm Monday through Saturday. Parking boots would be allowed to be utilized. Fines are moved from ordinance to policy.
6. Approval of Ordinance 2022-04, collection of municipal charges for consideration.
      A. This ordinance would allow any valid charges, taxes, or assessments issued by or on behalf of the Town, in addition to real estate taxes, be charged as liens upon the real property of the debtor within the municipality.  Such liens shall be able to be collected in the same manner as municipal taxes are collected. 
7. Approval of deed of easement for the Emmitsburg East Industrial Park II for consideration.
       A. The project’s landscape, snow storage, utility, storm water management, forest conservation, sewer abandonment, and stream buffer easements will be accepted by the Town as a requirement of development.  The long term forest conservation agreement will also be approved. 
                                                                         
                                                                                                          

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National Night Out

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Green Street Update

Over $1 million announced to support green infrastructure projects to improve communities in MD, PA, VA, and WV. Click the link for more information.
 PRESS RELEASE Green Streets Award Event June 24

4th of July Schedule

The Emmitsburg Town Office will be closed this Friday, July 1, 2022 at 2:30pm and will reopen on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 in observance of Independence Day. We hope everyone has a great holiday!

PGU Pre-Retirement Planning Webinars

Pre-Retirement Planning training events are currently being offered both as in-person seminars and as webinars. The same topics will be covered in both formats. The following Pre-Retirement Planning Webinars and Seminars are scheduled for July, August, September, October, November, and December. Click below for the list of  webinar and onsite dates.

Planning Commission Agenda

Here is the Planning Commission Agenda listed below. It will be held on July 25, 2022 at 7:00 pm or via zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89677781450.
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Parking Info. for Heritage Day

Hope everyone has a great time this Saturday for Community Heritage Day today! Just a reminder, parking for the events are located behind the town office at 300A S. Seton Ave. The pool parking lot is for pool users only.

Thank you for your consideration. 

Town Of Emmitsburg

The Town of Emmitsburg has been awarded a Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Town's grant!

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The Mayor and Board of Commissioners are pleased to announce that the Town of Emmitsburg has been awarded a Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Town’s grant in the amount of $121,400.00 from the United States Environmental Protection Agency Region 3 and the Chesapeake Bay Trust.  This funding will be used in order reconstruct the existing dry extended detention pond through the installation of a sediment trapping forebay and micropool.  With this project, we will:

  1. Implement water quality controls capable of treating 7.96 acres of impervious area to address nutrient loading into the nearby Upper Monocacy River (with eventual drainage into the Chesapeake Bay). The proposed improvements will remove 57.94 lbs/year of nitrogen, 9.47 lbs/yr of phosphorus, and 14.51 tons/yr of total suspended solids. 
  2. Increase water quantity controls in anticipation of increased storm frequencies and intensities without increasing discharge flows.
  3. Create an aquatic and wetland fringe habitat within the existing footprint of the dry extended detention pond.
  4. Improve the biodiversity of the stormwater management feature through comprehensive planting and maintenance plans.

This project is necessary in order for the Town to meet its mandatory requirements under the federal Clean Water Act to improve water quality in Maryland’s streams, rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay. 

Tomorrow, Friday June 24th  Delay at North  Seton Ave.  Due to Mowing

Tomorrow, Friday June 24th , State Highway will be mowing the bank along North Seton Avenue, it has already been coned off and no one will be able to park along the bank until mowing is completed. Please be careful when traveling on North Seton Avenue as there may be delays and flaggers will be present.

Thank you,

Town of Emmitsburg

Additional Billing Option for  Water/ Sewer/ Trash Bill

As we look to improve our process at the Town Of Emmitsburg, we will now be offering the option to receive your water/sewer/trash bill via email. This will ensure a timely delivery of bills to recipients. If you are interested, please sign up for email billing either through your account on our website or send us your email address along with your property address and account number at info@emmitsburgmd.gov . You will still receive your bill via the postal service.

Temporarily Out Of Rain Barrels

We are currently out of rain barrels, and we just applied for another $5000 grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust in order to continue the rain barrel program. We will update everyone if awarded.

Planning Commission Agenda

Here is the Planning Commission Agenda listed below. It will be held on June 27, 2022 at 7:00 pm or via zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89677781450 .

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Additional Billing Option for Water/Sewer/Trash Bill

As we look to improve our process at the Town Of Emmitsburg, we will now be offering the option to receive your water/sewer/trash bill via email. This will ensure a timely delivery of bills to recipients. If you are interested, please sign up for email billing either through your account on our website or send us your email address along with your property address and account number at info@emmitsburgmd.gov . You will still receive your bill via the postal service.

Save On Energy Bills

Frederick County's Power Saver Retrofits provides income qualifying low to moderate income homewowners with a free home energy audit and free energy saving home improvements completed by a certified contractor. Make your home more comfortable and save! Check out this link for more information. Power Saver Retrofit Program

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Be Apart of Something Great


The Town is seeking an alternate member to the Board of Appeals and two members for the Sustainable Community Board.  Please contact the Town Planner, Zach Gulden, at zgulden@emmitsburgmd.gov if interested.

Caution


CAUTION: Please use caution in the area of Cedar Avenue this week as a town contractor is installing new sidewalk. One lane of traffic will be closed.

Plant Winners for 2021

Check out the Spring Newsletter from Maryland Urban and Community Forest Committee, and on page 4 they announced the Plant Winners which the Town of Emmitsburg was listed.
You can read the whole article here 

Temporarily Street Closures



Temporarily Street Closures

-2nd Avenue will be temporarily closed on May 21, 2022 for water/sewer work.

-Street area at 277 DePaul Street will be temporarily closed on May 25, 2022 for gas line repairs.

Meeting Agenda for June



Meeting Agenda

June 7, 2022
10:00 a.m.

Location: In person & via Zoom @ https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89323648575 


  1. CALL TO ORDER
  1. PUBLIC COMMENT
  1. DISPOSITION OF MINUTES
  1. January 18, 2022
  1. OLD BUSINESS
  1. NEW BUSINESS
  1. Review and consideration of the Sustainable Communities Program application for 5-year designation renewal.
  1. PUBLIC COMMENT
  1. ADJOURNMENT

Proposed Budget Draft

View the proposed budget draft for FY 2023

Parking Update

PARKING UPDATE: As of May 10, 2022, parking tickets will no longer be orange and instead will be white.  The Town now accepts and encourages payment of parking tickets and permits via the Town’s website www.emmitsburgmd.gov > Make a Payment > Pay Parking Ticket or Pay Parking Permit, or by phone at 301-683-5981.  Outstanding orange parking tickets still must be paid via credit card, check, or cash at the Town Office.  

Planning Commission Meeting Agenda

Planning Commission Meeting Agenda
May 31, 2022 at 7:00PM
Location: In person & via Zoom @ https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83611914965

  1. Call to Order
  1. Opening
  2. Review and Approval of Minutes
  • March 28, 2022
  1. Public Comment
  1. Review and Consideration of Agenda Items:
  1. Old Business
  1. Federal Stone

Site Plan

File No. 2022-06

  1. New Business
  1. 500 East Main Street

Right-of-Way Plat

File No. 2022-07

  1. Other Business
Adjournment

Mayors Podcast With Congressman David Trone

View the Mayor's Podcast with Congressman David Trone
on May 6, 2022
Click the link to view, Mayor's Podcast

Next Meeting Agenda

Agenda for Monday June 6 , 2022 Town Meeting @ 7:30 p.m. 

Administrative Business: NONE

Consent Items: NONE

Agenda Items: 

  • Presentation and review of Fiscal Year 2023 Town Budget for consideration.
  • Approval of Ordinance 2022-06, update to chapter 2.50.30 Salary Structure for Fiscal Year 2023.
  • Approval of Policy 2022-03, Public Information Act for proactive disclosure of public records for consideration.
  • Accept agreement & right-of-way dedication at 500 East Main Street for consideration.
  • Approval of Resolution 2022-01 (Community Legacy grant authorization) for consideration.
  • Forward proposed Ordinance 2022-03 (zoning text amendment to Chapters 17.04, 17.20, & 17.44) to the Planning Commission and set public hearing for July 11, 2023 for consideration.
  • Approval of the street sweeping bid for consideration.

 

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Fire Hydrant Flushing

Staff will be flushing Fire Hydrants today April 25, 2022 and will continue until Friday, if not sooner. Thank you

Stormwater Utility

Check out the latest on the Stormwater Utility, down below you will find the latest documents related

Stormwater Utility Feasibility Study Executive Summary
Stormwater Utility Feasibility Study Final Report

Fire Hydrant Flushing

Staff will be flushing Fire Hydrants starting April 25, 2022 and continue all week. Hope to finish up on Friday or sooner.

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event

The Frederick County Division of Solid Waste and Recycling will sponsor a Residential Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event on May 21, 2022 from 8am until 2pm at NYMEO Field. This service is provided to residents of Frederick County at no charge. You may see the flyer HERE for more information. 
Or go to the website:
Recycling Information | Frederick County MD - Official Website

Fire Hydrant Flushing

Starting April 25, 2022 the Town Staff will be flushing fire hydrants and continue all week. Hoping to be done by Friday if not sooner.

Hiring Sewer/Water Operator Trainee

Hiring Sewer/Water Operator Trainee

(We are willing to train the right person if no experience)

The Sewer/Water Operator Trainee is responsible for performing the daily operation and maintenance of the Town of Emmitsburg’s water and wastewater plants within the parameters of the Safe Drinking Water Act and state, and local regulations, including all systems, equipment, grounds equipment, laboratory equipment, and vehicles. Operator Trainees work with a Sewer/Water Operator or Lead Operator. This is a great opportunity to start your career in this field and learn from experienced team members.

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday thru Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (On-call when needed)

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works with an Operator or Lead Operator in the performance of all requirements for the daily operation of the Town’s water/wastewater plants according to the procedures set by the Town, and in compliance with state and federal regulations.
Performs daily water treatment facilities maintenance and operation within NPDES permit limits, and accurately records required data in the Daily Log Book.
  • Complies with all safety and plant operation/maintenance procedures. Satisfactory and current compliance with workplace/job specific safety requirements, training and certification.
  • Performs necessary maintenance and repairs on tools, equipment, facilities, supplies and ensures vehicles are maintained and in good repair. Ensures that necessary repairs and general maintenance information are reported to the Lead Operator.
  • Assists Operator or Lead Operator with required weekly plant/facility tests.
  • Assists Operator or Lead Operator with the weekly inventory of all supplies, including laboratory and chemical supplies.
  • Assists PW crews with other Town maintenance work as needed, including emergency response, and at any time that additional crew is needed to perform seasonal and emergency grounds and road maintenance/repair, snow removal, grass mowing (manual and machine), weeding, and road repair for Town property.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Education/Work Experience: High School graduate or equivalent preferred.

Certification/License:
– Valid driver’s license required. Ability/willingness to obtain CDL and Flaggers License within six (6) mos. of hire.
– Ability/willingness to obtain Water Treatment and/or Wastewater license to be eligible for promotion to S/W Operator.
– Must meet the Town’s requirement for satisfactory background check and drug screen.

Job Skills/Abilities:
- Skills/ability to learn the procedures and requirements for water/wastewater plant operation/maintenance and applicable regulatory and safety procedures, proper use of tools/equipment, chemicals and laboratory specs.
- Plumbing and electrical experience.
- Ability to perform job with minimal supervision; good problem identification and solving skills; reliable project/task follow-through; reliable work ethic.
- Good verbal/written communication skills; legible handwriting; good math ability (including metrics system).
- Willingness and availability to work varied shift schedule, including weekends, nights, early mornings, holidays and overtime.

Physical Requirements:
- Extensive walking and use of arms/legs for plant and grounds maintenance work, shoveling, mowing, weeding, hauling, lifting, climbing stairs, ladders, platforms, etc.
- Good eyesight and ability to clearly read equipment instrument panel digital input/output and discern applicable color codes, etc.
- Must be able to lift/carry 80 lbs.
- Must be willing/able to complete Hepatitis Shot (3-Series).
- Must be willing and able to perform interior/exterior work in all seasonal climate/weather conditions - rain, snow, sleet, hot, humid, cold, etc.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $15.26 - $19.83 per hour

 

Interested applicants must apply through Indeed at:https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?t=sewerwater+operator+trainee&jk=d23e6e8770847aa5&_ga=2.36299040.1249430922.1647437136-1205609738.1647009085

NOTICE

AFFECTED AREA

FEDERAL AVE TO CREAMERY RD

TOWN MAINTENANCE STAFF & CONTRACTOR WILL BE REPAIRING THE WATER MAIN IN YOUR AREA ON TUESDAY APRIL 05, 2022. WATER WILL BE SHUT OFF FROM 7:30AM UNTIL JOB IS COMPLETE. SORRY FOR ANY INCONVIENCE THAT THIS MAY CAUSE. ANY QUESTIONS CALL THE TOWN OFFICE AT 301.600.6300

GIVE AWAY ON EARTH DAY

GIVE AWAY FOR RAIN BARREL ON EARTH DAY!

*ONLY TOWN RESIDENTS CAN ENTER TO WIN*
HOW TO ENTER,
- SEND US A MESSAGE ON FACEBOOK OR EMAIL
ZACH AT zgulden@emmitsburgmd.gov, WITH YOUR NAME, ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER
*DEADLINE APRIL 21, 2022 BY 11:59PM*
WINNTER WILL BE CHOSEN VIA FACEBOOK LIVE ON EARTH DAY APRIL 22, 2022

rain barrel

500 Trees Planted on April 02, 2022


Roughly 50 volunteers came out to plant 500 tree saplings Saturday morning along Creamery Road near Toms Creek. Local nonprofit Stream-Link Education organized the planting!
Check out the article located below to read about this amazing project.
https://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/environment/let-it-grow-volunteers-plant-500-trees-in-emmitsburg/article_de96e75a-2fe7-55b9-9ff7-3ed956f03343.html?fbclid=IwAR3BdlCuISlsn2GqUXAYtskmlTcfIEBLO30-OhChCN44vC0iSV2IXiFLLSI

Public Hearing Notice

Notice is hereby given that the Emmitsburg Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2022 at the Town Office located at 300A. S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, MD 21727.  The purpose of the hearing is to inform and take public comment in regard to a zoning map amendment request to rezone Lots “C” and “D” as shown on the Final Plat of Section 1 – Plat 1 Parcels “C”, “D” & “E” of Brookfield recorded in Plat Book No. 58, Page 40, from Neighborhood Commercial (B-1) to Low-Density Residential (R-1).  Please contact the Town Office at 301-600-6300 for more information.   

Street Line Painting

Street line painting will take place on Timbermill Run, Creamery Road, E Lincoln Ave, Cedar Ave, & Provincial Parkway starting on Tuesday and will be concluded by Friday. Please use caution while in these areas.

Thank You

Planning Department Rewarded 5,000

The Planning Department has been selected by Keep Maryland Beautiful Clean Up & Green Up Grant Award. The Town of Emmitsburg will be rewarded $5,000 and now able to
purchase new park trash cans for our Town Parks. Down below is the press release from Forever Maryland Foundation announcing all the rewards:
https://news.maryland.gov/dnr/2022/03/18/2022-keep-maryland-beautiful-grants-total-320000/

ROAD CLOSURE

ATTENTION:

CREAMERY ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TOMORROW                      
MARCH 22, 2022 FROM 9AM-2PM FOR PAVING         
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THIS WILL NOT INTERFERE WITH SCHOOL TRAFFIC TO MOTHER SETON

Public Hearing Notice

Notice is hereby given that the Emmitsburg Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 28, 2022 at the Town Office located at 300A S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg MD 21727. The purpose of the hearing is to consider a zoning map amendment request to rezone Lots "C", "D" & "E" of Brookfield recorded in Plat Book No. 58, Page 40, from Neighborhood Commercial (B-1) to Low-Density Residential (R-1). Please contact the Town Office at 301-600-6300 for more information.

Public Meeting Notice

Notice is hereby given that the Emmitsburg Board of Commissioners will hold a public meeting at 7:30p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at the Town Office located at 300A South Seton Ave. Emmitsburg, MD 21727. The Board will meet in open session only for the purpose of voting to close its meeting to discuss a matter that the Open Meeting Act permits it to discuss in closed session.

Spring Volunteer Event Schedule

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!

Join us this spring as we grow, plant, and maintain forest in Frederick County with over 425 available volunteer slots!
Please help spread the word by forwarding this email to your friends, family, colleagues, and communities.
For more information and to register, visit https://www.streamlinkeducation.org/volunteer
Tree planting events are suitable for ALL ages!

Tree Teams and Nursery Teams events are suitable for volunteers 10 years of age or older.

Volunteer leadership opportunities: If you have attended SLE events in the past and are interested in leading small groups of volunteers on your own, simply respond to this email for more information!

See you in the field!
Lisa Baird, Program Director
Stream-Link Education
Lisa.streamlink@gmail.com
(443) 538-6201
www.streamlinkeducation.org


volunteer event

Planning Commission Agenda

Planning Commissions Agenda

When: March 28, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Location: in person & via Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88448686128 

1. CALL TO ORDER
2. OPENING
3. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
     A. February 28, 2022
4. PUBLIC COMMENT
5. REVIEW AND CONSIDERATION OF AGENDA ITEMS:
    A. OLD BUISNESS
    B. NEW BUISNESS
       1.  Zoning map amendment application for Lots C and D as shown on the Final Plat of Section 1- Parcels "C" & "D" & "E" of Brookfield recorded in Plat Book No. 58 File No. 2022-05
        2. Federal Stone
             Site Plan
             File No. 2022-06
6. OTHER BUISNESS
7. ADJOURNMENT 

Channel 99 Out of Service 2/28/22

Channel 99 is currently down due to a connection problem with the cable service provider. We are sorry for the inconvenience. 

Tuscany's Pizzeria and Italian Ristorante Opens on East Main Street

tuscany pizza
Pictured: Mayor Don with the Martinez brother at the grand opening of Tuscany's Pizzeria.

Tuscany's Pizzeria and Italian Ristorante is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. They're located at 2 E. Main St. in Emmitsburg (the former Stavros location). They can be reached at 301-447-6465 or 301-447-6435.

Sewer work to take place Tuesday, March 1st, Creamery Road will be closed from East Main Street to East Lincoln Avenue 7:00am to 5:00pm

Sewer work will be taking place on Tuesday, March 1st from 7:00am to 5:00pm. Creamery Road will be closed from East Main Street to East Lincoln Avenue. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Sewer work will be taking place on Tuesday, March 1st from 7ooam-500pm.

February 24, 2022 Stormwater Utility Feasibility Advisory Committee Meeting

Agenda
• Recap from the last meeting
• Stormwater Utility Fee Recommendations
o What we considered
o Calculating the ERU
o Fee Scenarios
• Public comment

Welcome – Zach Gulden, Town of Emmitsburg
University of Maryland, Environmental Finance Center
Jen Cotting – Director
Michelle Kokolis – Program Manager

Meeting Location: https://umd.zoom.us/j/5528359002?pwd=NEcyTTRnRDdrdXQyampaSXY4aFNlQT09
Password: colt45

The agenda for the Stormwater Utility Feasibility Advisory Committee Meeting can also be found here

Mr. Rehab LLC Emmitsburg Lining Schedule

MR. REHAB LLC
EMMITSBURG LINING SCHEDULE
JOB # 21-191-334.005

MONDAY 2/21/22 – Invert and process 8” CIPP liner on 1st Avenue from MH # 91 – 94 – 95 = 490ft = 7 lats (NO PARKING SIGNS NEEDED)(LINER IS IN COLD STORAGE)
SHOT 2 – Invert and process 8” CIPP liner on Park Drive from MH # 104 – 103 = 200ft = 5 lats (NO PARKING SIGNS NEEDED)(LINER IS IN COLD STORAGE)
SHOT 3 - Invert and process 8” CIPP liner on East Main Extension from MH # 120 – 91 = 110ft = 0 lats (BY PASS TO BE RUN THROUGH STORM LINE, EMMITSBURG WILL HELP IF NEED BE)

TUESDAY 2/22/22 – Invert and process 8” CIPP liner on East Main Street Extension from MH # 93 – 92 – 91 = 640ft = 6 lats (TRAFFIC CONTROL NEEDED)(BORO NEEDS TO OPEN MH 92 WHICH THEY WERE GOING TO ATTEMPT ON TUESDAY THE 15TH)
SHOT 2 – Invert and process 8” CIPP liner on 1st Avenue from MH # 100 – 94 = 255ft = 2 lats (NO PARKING SIGNS NEEDED, NEEDS ROOT CUT)

There will be traffic control on East Main Street on Tuesday the 22.

Last day to pay your December quarterly water/sewer bill

Today is the last day to pay your December quarterly water/sewer bill before shut-offs.  Payments made tomorrow will be assessed the additional $100 shut off fee.

Town Office phones down 2/18/2022

The Town Office phones are down today, but the office is still open and all of the town employees are available by email. 

Power Outage 02/17/2022

The Town is aware of the power outages throughout Town. There are two poles down in the area of Frailey Road, Annandale Road and Mountain View Road. Estimated outage time is unknown as the power company has a one hour response time. Please use caution.

February 28, 2022 Planning Commission Meeting Agenda

The February 28, 2022 Planning Commission Meeting Agenda can be found here.

Sewer Relining Starts Monday

The Emmit Garden sewer relining project is scheduled to start Mon. 02/14/22.

Gym Reservation requests for Spring & Summer

Reservation requests for the upcoming  Spring/Summer gymnasium at the Emmitsburg Community Center are now being accepted.  Requests are due no later than March 1, 2022.  Please email your request to cwillets@emmitsburgmd.gov or drop off at the Town Office.  With your reservation request, please:

  1. Be sure to specify what sport/activity will be performed at the gym.
  2. Be sure to specify the name of group and contact information for responsible party.
  3. 501(c)3 documentation must be submitted with your request (if applicable).
ECC Gym Policy and Procedures
ECC Gym Facility Reservation Form

AMENDED BID PACKED Advanced License Plate Readers Purchase & Installation

Advanced License Plate Readers Purchase & Installation
Deadline: Thursday, February 24, 2022
AMENDED Bid Packet
Original Bid Packet
Q & A
The Mayor and Commissioners of Emmitsburg, Maryland are requesting sealed bids from a qualified contractor for a multi-year contract related to the purchase and installation of three automated Advanced License Plate Readers (ALPR). The purchase and installation are to include the cameras and all its hardware as well as, storage and management software, installation, training, maintenance, support and warranty services. Please see the bid packet for more information.
 
Sealed proposals are due by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 24, 2022. Please see “Submittal Requirements” on how to submit your bid. Questions? Contact Madeline Shaw, Town Clerk, at (301) 600-6300 or Mshaw@emmitsburgmd.gov.

Zoning Map Amendment Applications for Lots C & D

The Town has received a zoning map amendment application for Lots C and D as shown on the Final Plat of Section 1 – Plat 1 Parcels “C”, “D” & “E” of Brookfield recorded in Plat Book No. 58, Page 40. The application is being presented to the Planning Commission on March 28th at 7:00 PM.  It will go to the Mayor and Board of Commissioner's with the Planning Commission’s recommendation at a scheduled Public Hearing on April 4th at 7:30PM.  Final vote will also be scheduled for April 4th.
Application Justification Statement
Application Exhibits

Request for Advanced License Plate Reader Sealed Bids

ALPR bid
Advanced License Plate
Readers
 
Deadline: Thursday, February 24, 2022 by 4:00 p.m.
 
The Mayor and Commissioners of Emmitsburg, Maryland are requesting sealed bids from a qualified contractor for a multi-year contract related to the purchase and installation of three automated Advanced License Plate Readers (ALPR). The purchase and installation are to include the cameras and all its hardware as well as, storage and management software, installation, training, maintenance, support and warranty services. Please see the bid packet for more information.
 
Bid packet can be found here.
 
Sealed proposals are due by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 24, 2022. Please see “Submittal Requirements” on how to submit your bid. Questions? Contact Madeline Shaw, Town Clerk, at (301) 600-6300 or Mshaw@emmitsburgmd.gov.
 

Change in agenda

Zoning map amendment application for Lots C and D as shown on the Final Plat of Section 1 – Plat 1 Parcels “C”, “D” & “E” of Brookfield recorded in Plat Book No. 58, Page 40.

***This is only an informational item at this time. The application is being presented to the Planning Commission on March 28th at 7:00 PM.  It will come back with the Planning Commission’s recommendation at a scheduled Public Hearing on April 4th at 7:30PM.  Final vote will also be scheduled for April 4th.***

The February 7 Town Meeting Agenda can be found here

Stormwater Advisory Committee Update

In 2018, Emmitsburg was issued a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit by the Maryland Department of the Environment to manage stormwater runoff. This requires the implementation of six minimum control measures, as well as treating stormwater from 20% of the Town’s impervious surfaces through best management practices (BMPs). The permitting cycle is continuous and permanent. After this permit term (2018-2023), new permits will be issued every five years. This is an expensive unfunded mandate, and it is estimated that the impervious surface restoration requirement alone will cost the Town over $700,000 during this permitting cycle. Since the permit will continue indefinitely, the Town is considering ways to fund future MS4 projects. Emmitsburg has formed a Stormwater Advisory Committee and the Board of Commissioners has engaged the University of Maryland’s Environmental Finance Center (EFC) to conduct a stormwater financing feasibility study. Through a series of four public meetings, EFC will present the Advisory Committee with information about potential financing options to help determine the most equitable way to fund the Town's stormwater program.

Reopening of Irishtown Road

The Town of Emmitsburg held a ribbon cutting event today in order to celebrate the reopening of Irishtown Road and the full opening of Brookfield Drive at Irishtown Road
Irishtown Rd 1.24.22 ribboncutting

Now Hiring: Office Coordinator

The Town of Emmitsburg is currently hiring for an Office Coordinator. To be considered for this position, please apply through the following link: https://www.indeed.com/job/office-coordinator-c924bb12a19c4d18

Agenda for March 7th Town Meeting

Agenda for Tuesday March 7, 2022 Town Meeting 7:30 p.m. 

Administrative Business
          1. Update on 507 East Main Street being deemed a dangerous and hazardous building

Consent Agenda:
          1. Accept resignation of Levi Essess from the BOA effective January 12, 2022.
          2. Appoint Scott Frager as a regular member of the Board of Appeals with a term of March 7, 2022 through February 17, 2023.
          3. Appoint _______ as an alternate to the Board of Appeals with a term of March 7, 2022 through January 11, 2024.

Regular Agenda Items
          1. Stormwater Utility Feasibility Study presentation and final recommendation – presentation by staff and the University of Maryland
          2. Approval of new employee for the position of water and sewer operator trainee for consideration.
          3. Approval of bid for the purchase and installation of advanced license plate readers for consideration.
          4. Approval of contract for purchase of new town sign not to exceed $55,0000 for consideration.

The Town has received a zoning map amendment application for Lots C and D as shown on the Final Plat of Section 1 – Plat 1 Parcels “C”, “D” & “E” of Brookfield recorded in Plat Book No. 58, Page 40.  These lots are located at the entrance of the Brookfield residential development.  The application is being presented to the Planning Commission on March 28th at 7:00 PM.  It will go to the Board of Commissioner’s with the Planning Commission’s recommendation at a scheduled Public Hearing on April 4th at 7:30PM.  Final vote is scheduled for April 4th.

Application Justification Statement 

Application Exhibits

Gym Reservation requests for Spring & Summer

Please post share the following:
Reservation requests for the upcoming  Spring/Summer gymnasium at the Emmitsburg Community Center are now being accepted.  Requests are due no later than March 1, 2022.  Please email your request to cwillets@emmitsburgmd.gov or drop off at the Town Office.  With your reservation request, please:

  1. Be sure to specify what sport/activity will be performed at the gym.
  2. Be sure to specify the name of group and contact information for responsible party.
  3. 501(c)3 documentation must be submitted with your request (if applicable).
ECC Gym Policy
EEC Gym Facility Reservation Request