Discolored Water: Be a Part of the Solution!
Illegal Use of Fire Hydrants
GO COUGARS!Congratulations 1A Maryland State Champions!
Recent Attempted Thefts from Vehicles (Message from our Deputies)
Dec. 5, 2019 Public Statement on Water Quality from Mayor BriggsView Public Statement on Water Quality
Public Notice: proposed Ordinance 19-07, which would amend Title 16, Chapter 16.48 – Forest Conservation and Ordinance 19-08
Request For Proposal: Silo Hill Storm Water Basin RestorationDownload bid packet
Paving on MD 140 bridge Starting Wednesday 12/4
2019 Holiday House Decorating ContestJudging begins Sunday December 8th! Click for details.
In Response to Brown Water Complaints: Lab Results
2019 Town Ornaments Available at the Town Office at $10 Each
Request for Artist Qualifications
Emmitsburg Food Bank Holiday ClosingsThe food bank will be closed Wed 11/27 - 11/28 as well as Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
Recent Brown/Discolored Water Reports
Park WinterizationMemorial Park restrooms & the Dog Park have been winterized.
Public Workshop: Economic Development in the Town of Emmitsburg7:30 pm on Monday Nov 18th. Workshop will be held at the Town office in the meeting room.
Emmitsburg Food Bank & Pregnancy Center Open House 2pm - 4pm Saturday 11/9/2019
Breakin' News! Dunkin' Donuts is Scheduled to Open in Spring 2020 on Silo Hill Parkway!
Emmitsburg Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot
Emmitsburg Accessible Playground Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - 10AM Nov 2nd
Semi-annual hydrant flushing will begin Monday October 28th
Town Meeting Agenda November 4, 2019 (rev. 10/22/2019)
Coming Soon to Community Park: All New Disc Golf Course
Proclamation: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Fall Trail Work Days: November 10 & December 15
The Town Received $25,000 Grant for Handicap Accessible Playground
PRESS RELEASE: Mayor Donald N. BriggsMayor Don Briggs of the Town of Emmitsburg graduated from the Academy for Excellence...
7:30 PM Friday Oct 4, 2019 - Dedication of the William Cochran Etching
Rain Barrel Workshop
Commissioner Blanchard and Commissioner Buckman...
2019 Town Election Results
Community Legacy Grant Applications Currently Being Accepted
Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County Now Open in Emmitsburg!
Visit http://www.bgcfc.org/ and click Join Our Club!
Glass Etching Installation Process Underway
Emmitsburg residents, what are your top 5? Take the poll!
Candidates for Two Commissioner Seats (listed in order of filing)
- Glenn Blanchard
- Frank Davis
- Elizabeth A. Buckman
- TJ Burns
News Release - Chesapeake Bay Trust's Community Engagement Mini Grant program.The Town has been chosen to receive a grant for $5,000!
If You See Something, Say SomethingStarting Monday August 19, there are new compliant procedures for noise compliants, etc.
Food Distribution By the Emmitsburg Food Bank Aug. 14Food distribution 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. by the Emmitsburg Food Bank at Elias Lutheran Church.
*Public Workshop: Economic Development in the Town of Emmitsburg7:30 pm on Monday Nov 18th. Workshop will be held at the Town office in the meeting room.
Traffic Update: 9am - 3pm Flagging on E. Main St at Creamery Rd 10/30 - 11/1
Coming Soon to Community Park: All New Disc Golf Course
Sewer Line Work Tuesday Sept 24th on East Main St at Dollar General
Poll Results are in!
Creamery Way: Milling & Paving on Friday 9/20/19 & Saturday 9/21/19
9PM-5AM Overnight Road Work Starting Tue 9/17
NOTICE: Planning Commission Meeting on Monday Sept 30th
After School Clubhouse & Boys & Girls Club of Frederick
Watering of Lawns in prohibited 9am - 6pm per Emmitsburg Ordinance 13.04.170-C
Francis Smith Declared as Town of Emmitsburg Poet LaureateBoard of Commissioners with Francis Smith
August 5, 2019
The Town of Emmitsburg will be Going Purple!Supporting Substance Abuse Prevention Month in September!
It's Officially Official with the Town SealThank you to Chronicle Press for printing and donating the vinyl graphic.
Pictures from the July 2019 Pool Party
Thank you to everyone that came out to the July pool party! Next Party: August 16th!
Approved Low-Hazard Backflow Preventer ContractorKelco Plumbing & Backhoe Services is the approved contractor. See details & pricing.
Shred & Recycle Event Results
We are proud of the results of our first event! Click Read More for details.
Questions about cross-connections & backflows?We have fact sheets available for both low hazard/residential and high hazard.
August 5, 2019 Town Meeting Agenda3 Administrative Business Items
4 Agenda Items
Meeting CancelledThe Planning Commission Meeting scheduled for Monday July 29 has been cancelled.
Flaggers at Silo Hill Intersection Wednesday 7/24Pavement re-striping today will require increased flagging along E. Main St.
FREE Family Event at Memorial Park on Saturday 7/27Creatures Great & Small (petting zoo), face painting and snacks. 10am-Noon Saturday!
Bridge Work Monday 7/22 - Friday 7/26East & West Main St: Lane closures with flagging operations from 9am - 3pm each day.
Emergency water shutoff on Depaul Street - Tuesday July 16Water service restored to Depaul St. as of 1:06pm.
Tree City USA Certification: Check!
Turtle Alert - Keep an Eye Out!An unusual number of turtles have been especially in the Pembrook/Brookfield area.
Charging The Future!Presenting Emmitsburg's Vehicle Charging Stations!
Tree City USA Certified!
MDE Required Cross-Connection Control ProgramPlease read the new ordinance 19-04 and Cross-Connection fact sheet if you receive a water bill.
News Release - Clean Up & Green Up Maryland Grant ReceivedThe Town has been awarded $5,000 to help eliminate litter and implement beauty. View News Release
News Release - Chesapeake Bay Grant for Storm Drain MarkingThe Town has received $3,000 to fund a storm drain marking program!
Register Your Bike with Emmitsburg Community Deputies
Turn your form into the Town office or Emmitsburg deputies. Bike registration form
Meeting Notice - Planning CommissionMonday, January 28th at 7:30pm. Read more for details.
Little Free Library at 22 East Main St.www.littlefreelibrary.org
Take a book. Share a book.
Keep America Beautiful!Free ashtrays available in effort to prevent cigarette litter!
Town Square Traffic9am - 3pm Monday - Friday until Friday Oct 6th. Local detours as needed.
2018 Town Election. The results are in...
Thank you voters and judges!
Impact Award Speech!The Town Received an Impact Award for infrastructure and large projects! News Post Article.
Community Legacy Grants are now being accepted!
Sanitary Sewer OverflowDue to the heavy rainfall, the Town of Emmitsburg experienced a sanitary sewer overflow.
Important Update for Hunting & Trail Use Starting September 7thClick read more for details.
Only Rain in the Drain!
Click here for the pdf flyer on our Storm Drain Marking Program.
Reminder: Pool Parking LotThe pool parking lot will be open to patrons only now through September 15th.
Requests for ProposalsPlease visit the RFP page to see our 4 active bid requests.
Emmitsburg Recycling Schedule for 2019Click for 2019 schedule
In Memory of Dr. CarrollA heartfelt thank you to those who donated!
ALERT Frederick CountySign up to get alerts for emergencies & community info using ALERT Frederick!
7/19/19 Concert in Community Park is cancelledNot to worry! We will make every effort to reschedule 5.5 Men. Stay tuned...
Emmitsburg Farmers Market Open Fridays!Every Friday 3pm - 6:30pm next to the Community Center on S. Seton Ave.
Daylight Hour: Friday June 21 1pm - 2pm.Offices & residents turn off the lights in day-lit spaces for one hour to save energy.
Board of Appeals Meeting CancelledThe June 17, 2019 meeting has been cancelled
Emmitsburg Library Summer Reading KickoffEmmitsburg Community Center - Saturday 5/11 from 10a - 2p.
No Town Meeting on May 20, 2019The May 20 Town Meeting for the budget was held on April 15th.
4/29/2019 Planning Commission Meeting CancelledThe quarterly Planning Commission has been cancelled.
Water Line Has Been Repaired & Water Service Restored 1/28 1:10 pmWater service has been restored to West Main St.
Emmitsburg Food Bank Welcomes Furloughed Federal WorkersAnyone in need is welcome! First timers must fill out a form and show ID.
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Holiday Trash PickupTrash will be picked up Monday November 12th.
New Trees Planted on Main StreetScarlet Oak, Columnar Sergeants Cherry, Snow Goose Cherry and the Rotundiloba Sweetgum
Hydrant Flushing starting Monday Oct 22ndMon 10/22 - Fri 10/26 & Mon 10/29 9am - 3pm
A little about hydrant flushing...
US 15 Sign at the square
Staff reached out to Md State Highway regarding resident's concerns about the sign.
NOTICE: Emmitsburg Sustainable Communities' BoardEmmitsburg Sustainable Communities’ Board will hold a meeting at 10:00AM on Friday 9/21
2017 Annual Drinking Water Quality ReportThe Annual Consumer Confidence Report for Emmitsburgs drinking water is now available.
New Wayside Exhibits Coming to Town!Exhibits will share historical significance of the Town Square, Doughboy & Emmit House.
Meeting Notice: Sustainable Community Board MeetingThe meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 1/9/19 at the Town Office.
Bridge Beam Setting on November 7thFlagging and lane closures during the day and overnight as well as a 15-20 road closure overnight.
New Traffic Light and New Signal Sequence at the squareIf you thought something was different, you were right!
Emmitsburg is a Community Legacy Grant AwardeeSo pleased to announce that we were awarded $50,000 for the FY2019 Community Legacy Grant program!
Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting CancelledThe October 16th CAC meeting has been cancelled.
Town of Emmitsburg: 2018 Sustainable Maryland Certified.We have received our 2nd Sustainable Maryland Award! Details
All Around October with Mayor Briggs
2018 Town Board Reorganization
The pool is hopping!
Mayor Briggs Presents at the Maryland Municipal League ConferenceThe Mayor presented "Sustainability: According to Mark Twain"
Garden Plots in Community Park Available 5/1
Garden Plot Application
May 6, 2019 Town Meeting Agenda REVISEDFive agenda items (rev. 4/30/2019).
Flat Run Bridge Lane Shift & New Traffic PatternBEGINNING TUESDAY FEBRUARY 5
Holiday Trash Schedule for Labor DayTuesday Trash Pick up (9/4)
NO Yard Waste Drop on Saturday 9/1
Emmitsburg Dog Park Is Officially Open!
Looking better and better! (04/27/18)
Coming soon!! 3-Panel Glass Etching featuring an old 1920's era fire engine...Now at the Frederick County Fire/Rescue Museum & National Fire Heritage Center!
Policy 18 - 01 CorrectionProposed Policy 18-01 would only replace Policy 17-02 in relation to ball field charges.
Algae Control at Rainbow Lake With LG Sonic UnitThe MD Rural Water Assoc wrote an article feat. Dan Fissel our Water & Sewer Superintendent.
Online Bill Pay system is back in service!Thanks for your patience. Emmitsburg Online Bill Pay
The IRS will not call you and demand immediate payment!
They are targeting the elderly in Emmitsburg.
Read the consumer alert!
What time is it?The clock is up on the square!
Bet you didn't know....TransIT in Emmitsburg!Check out this presentation from the Feb 5th Town Meeting!
Environmental Tips to Prevent Sewage Backups/Overflows!Everyone plays a part! Several buckets of non bio-gradables from the sewage system.
Public Hearing at Town Meeting Sept 5, 2017View the drafted ordinances
Regarding Text Amendments Related to Place of Worship
LG Sonic Algae Control Device - So far so great!Rapid progress - See the full presentation
16th Annual Farmer's Market Postponed :-(Unfortunately the Farmer's Market opening has been postponed indefinitely.
Line Painting Complete!Main St. is back open for parking.
Vehicles in the pool lot will be ticketed.
Shred & Recycle on Community Heritage DayOn June 29th the Town will host a E-Recycle & Shred Event! Don't miss it!
June 3, 2019 Town Meeting Agenda (rev. 5/13/2019)There are 2 agenda items and 1 item for consent.
View agenda packet
April Proclaimed as Child Abuse Prevention MonthWe all play a role when it comes to the healthy development of our nation's children.
Holiday Decorating ContestCash Prizes!
Register in person starting at 7am!
Water line work complete - Ramblewood Ct. upd 12:03pm 10/30/18On Tuesday 10/30, a water valve was replaced, all services have been restored. Thank you DPW!
2018 - 2019 WATERSHED HUNTING PERMITSHunting permits will be available starting Tuesday August 7th.
Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by heavy rainsOverflow reported at manhole 98 on Flat Run Creek in Emmit Gardens. Please read more
Some Green Has Landed On The Square!
Memorial Day 2018American Legion 121 visited local cemeteries to pay tribute.
Arbor Day CeremonyFacebook Photo Album
Wear Blue for Child Abuse Awareness
Mayor's Corner Wednesday 3/28/18
Green Town: Emmitsburg, MDFrederick Magazine Article
photo from Frederick Magazine
Emergency Water Line Repair Monday 3-26-18Water main has been repaired, all services restored.
Water Flow Testing on Wheatly Drive Monday Morning 3/26Completed! Water flow testing in Brookfield may cause some water discoloration through Town.
Locals are uniting to clean up nature trails for SpringEmmitsburg Trails!
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Mayor's Corner March 9, 2018
LED lights + solar power = $$$ saved!
Water service restored to Silo HillA major water line repair was completed just before 6pm.
Offering a Helping Hand to Those in NeedA construction mission providing free home improvement assistance to those in need.
Audit Presentation PostponedThe audit presentation has been postponed; other agenda items to be presented as advertised.
Maryland Municipal League Public Education CampaignPublic Service Announcement on local transportation funding. A must see video for MD residents!
Office of Economic Development Article about EmmitsburgRead this fabulous article complimenting our sustainability, small businesses and revitalization.
Town Office Closed at NOON on Monday 1/8The office is closing due to bad weather and road conditions.
Federal Avenue Closed 9am - 3pmE. Main to E. Lincoln on Thursday 1/4 and Friday 1/5 for construction
Street Lights Out on East Main St.Thursday 1/4Again, from the Square to Creamery Road for construction.
Help prevent your pipes from bursting because of extreme coldThe Town suggests you follow the advice of Red Cross & run just a trickle of water.
Brick Displays next to PNC BankYou are invited to vote on your favorite type to be used on the square!
Armstrong Lane Closed through 12/10/17No vehicular traffic 128-12/10 due to recent concrete work.
(cancelled) Meeting Agenda & Agenda Packet for January 8, 2018Three agenda items and two items of administrative business.
Great Turnout for the Christmas Tree LightingThank you to all the participants & attendees!
Check us out on localdmv!
Federal Avenue Closed 9am - 3pmFri 12/1 & Mon 12/4 for concrete work
Last call to be heard: Water Line Warranty ProgramThe Board will be voting on Dec 5th. Click Read More
Emmitsburg Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot for HungerRegistration is still open! You can also register Thanksgiving morning.
NOTICE: Early Morning Construction6AM Construction at 226 E Lincoln on Monday 11/13
Pool Parking LotNov 7 & Nov 8 from 7am-5pm (pool construction)
Water Main Repair - Carrick Court Only - Friday 11/3PROJECT COMPLETE! Water service restored.
Water Bills Due Monday 11/6You can pay via credit card at the office, or pay online (cheaper option).
Green Team Meeting Wednesday 11/01 at 10:00 a.m.Click more details to see the agenda items.
Teddy Roosevelt Award Acceptance Ceremony5pm Friday Dec 1st, come & support ayor on this awesome accomplishment! Event Details
New Memorial Wall: Line of Duty at Frederick County Fire & Rescue MuseumThe commemoration ceremony was on Sunday October 22, 2017
Maximum 2 bags per pet policy
PNC Bank drive through closed for concrete work
Scheduled to reopen at Noon on Wednesday 10/25
Hydrant Flushing Alert, Starting Monday 10/23
S. Seton Ave closure on Thursday 10/19S. Seton Ave closed
Thursday 10/19 - 9a - 3p
Main St to Lincoln Ave
Traffic/Parking Status: 10/16 - 10/20Road closures daily through Thursday 10/19
Bike MS: Mason Dixon Challenge 10/14-10/15Bikers will route through Town during this fundraising event for MS studies.
2017 Election ResultsThank you to our election judges and all of the voters!
National Fire Heritage Center NewsletterLatest Newsletter from the HFHC in Emmitsburg! Check out the website too!
Mayor Briggs Welcomes Cantori Magic to EmmitsburgClassic, audience-interactive mystery entertainment
Discounted Compost Bins at $20
Just A Few Remain!
Dog Park: Campaign & Planning Underway!
Water Conservation ReminderWatering of lawns, etc is prohibited from 9am-6pm daily.
Openings on Citizens Advisory Committee
Emmitsburg ranks 8th among small cities and 37th overall.Small city with big fans! That sounds about right.
Emmitsburg Networking!Local business owners together at the Carriage House Inn.
New Algae Control System on Rainbow Lake
Emmitsburg streetscape - Frederick News PostPedestrian Friendly Emmitsburg!!
Planning Commission & Board of Appeals have open seats!
Contact Maddy Shaw
McDonald's Grand Opening Saturday 10/6/18Town officials attended an event to show support of our modern McDonalds!
THANK YOU to Pat Boyle for many years of service to the Town!
West Main St. water service restored!From the square to Jamison St on both sides. Estimated 1 hour.
2017 Annual Civil War Century Bike Ride Sat 9/9
Please keep your eyes open and share the road for cycling event.
Update from Mayor Briggs on projects around TownClick to see details on the bridge, sidewalks, pool and more...
Solar Energy Saved Emmitsburg $72,000 Last Year
Read about it in The Catoctin Banner
Town Office Closed for Thanksgiving and Black FridayWe are closing at 2:30pm Wednesday, reopening Monday 11/26.
Town of Emmitsburg 2019 Calendars Are AvailableStop by the Town office to get a 2019 calendar!
Notice of Planning Commission Meeting on Monday 11/26To review and provide comment on the proposed Final Subdivision Plat of Section 3...
Summer Concert at Emmitsburg Community Park
Performing live! Saturday September 8th, 6pm - 8pm
Water Line Work COMPLETE Tues. 02/27/2018, West Main StreetRepairs have been made, water service has been restored.
You will be missed Denise Etris, Rest In PeaceWe are thankful for Denise's service to The Town as Commissioner 2007-2010.
No Parking Areas for week of 12/25/17No parking Patterson Ave to 3 spaces past Jamison Ave. Click to read more!
Tiny Town with the Best Restaurants!
Only In Your State has discovered our restaurants! See the article
Thank you - Suspect Apprehended!
A call from a concerned citizen led to the apprehension of the suspect!
Dam reinforcement performedStage one of riprap replacement at the Emmitsburg dam has been completed.
National EMS Memorial Bike Ride in Emmitsburg
Everything green in EmmitsburgTown Staff gave a great presentation at the April 3rd meeting.
Dog Waste Bags
2017 Green Homes ChallengeLearn about Co-ops & Power Saving Retrofit Opportunities!
Over 100,000 kWh month to date - Emmitsburg Solar Farm
1 entire year worth of electricity to 395 homes!That's what the Emmitsburg solar field has produced!
Credit cards now acceptedPay your utility bills, park reservation fees & parking tickets.
Friendly Reminder to pet ownersClean up and proper disposal of feces is required in Town.
14,500 lbs of Sulfer Dioxide avoided - Emmitsburg Solar Field
Emmitsburg Ensures Quality of Life for Future GenerationsAn article in MML Magazine written by Mayor Briggs. See how Emmitsburg is making a difference!
Special Request from the Emmitsburg Food BankWinter months tend to bring on more hardship. Please check the list of most needed items.
CALLING ALL ANIMAL LOVERS - We're still accepting donations!Emmitsburg Dog Park: Your dog can socialize and so can you!
Notice: Furlough AssistancePlease read the notice for details.
"All Around Town" featuring Mayor Don Briggs
Remembering Bob Hance
Winners! $75 Each for Door Decorating
We are planning something bigger & better for 2018!
Commemoration Ceremony: Signing of the Constitution
Mayor Briggs participated in the ceremony at Mount St Mary's Univiersity.
See Photos from todays 9-11 ObservancePhotos taken at 9-11 Observance at the National Emergency Training Center (FEMA and Fire Academy)
National EMS Memorial Bike Rides through EmmitsburgMayor Briggs was there to greet them!
Celebrating The Mount!!The Ott House 3/14/17
Illegal DumpingPark dumpsters are for those who have reservations only...
Town Yard Waste & Recycling (No Trespassing)Use of the Town recycling and yard waste recepticles is prohibited outside of operation hours.
Photos - Community Day 2016Community Day 2016
Re-dedication ceremony for Doughboy Statue
The Re-dedication ceremony was a wonderful event!