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Stormwater Advisory Committee Meeting: December 16th

Deadline Sunday Dec 12: Holiday Home & Business Decorating Contest

JUDGES NEEDED! Call or email.
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Lion's Club Christmas Party

Tree Planting Footage from Stream-Link Education

Town Holds First Stormwater Advisory Committee Meeting

Request for Proposals: Pool Management

Town Office Closed Thursday November 11th to Honor our Veterans

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Water Shut Off - N. Seton Avenue Water Line


Water Line Repair Scheduled to Begin at 8AM Wednesday 11/10/2021

Residents in the area of 331 N. Seton Ave will be without service for some time on Wednesday.

Alert: Firing of Blanks on Veteran's Day, Thursday November 11th

Beginning at 11:11 a.m.

The Dog Park is Now Winterized - Water Pump is Off Until Spring

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Town Christmas Tree Ornaments - Available Dec. 1st.

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Stormwater Utility Feasibility Advisory Committee Meeting Nov. 18th

FY2022 Community Legacy Grants - Now Accepting Applications

Community Legacy Grants page.

ADA Compliance Sidewalk/Curb Ramp Project

View complete schedule.

Public Input Needed!

Please complete this 10 minute survey Hazard Mitigation Planning Service! hazard mitigation survey qr

Request For Proposals: Water Rate, Sewer Rate & Connection Fee Study

Go to the RFP webpage for full details.

Incumbants Re-Sworn In on Monday October 4th

Mayor Briggs with Commissioner Sweeney 2021 Swearing In Mayor Briggs with Commissioner O'Donnell 2021 Swearing In
2021 Town Election Page

Town Office Hours: 8AM - 4:30PM Beginning October 4th

Irishtown Road Closure Extended to October 31st

Detour Plan (pdf)
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Notice of Board of Appeals Public Hearing - October 18, 2021

Now Hiring: Sewer/Water Operator Trainee

See the Current Job Openings page.

Rutter's Ground Breaking - Monday September 13, 2021

Rutter's Ground Breaking Attendees L to R: :  Tim Bieber, Site Development Project Mgr., Commissioner Burns, Mayor Briggs, Chris Hartman- Rutter's, Mark Long, Emmitsburg Planning Commission Chairperson, and Commissioner Sweeney.

Fall Tree Planting at the Waste Water Treatment Plant

Photo of volunteers prepared to plant trees while viewing a demonstration of a man planting a tree.  Text: StreamLink Education

Emmitsburg Town Elections - Tuesday September 28, 2021

Absentee ballot requests due by 09/14/2021
List of 4 commissioner candidates for 2021 town elections: 1. Clifford Lee Sweeney 2. Liz Buckman 3. Rosario Benvenji 4. Tim O’Donnell

Notice of Public Hearing 10/04/2021: Community Development Block Grant ADA Ramp Project

Construction on Irishtown Road Begins Monday August 16th.


Request for Proposals: Backhoe Loader - Equipment Purchase

Visit the RFP page for details.

Rock Blasting on Irishtown Road in Brookfield

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Your Input is Needed to Represent North Frederick County!

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Sept. 28, 2021 Town Election Candidates (Updated at 11:30 a.m. 08/06/2021)

Town election webpage

2021 Town Election Judges Announced

Farmers Market Every Friday 3:30 - 6:00 PM

302 S. Seton Avenue.  New vendors welcome!farmers market (1)

Public Information Meeting: MS4 Silo Hill Storm Water Basin Project

To update the public on progress & design of the water basin project.

Front Desk Open for Walk-In Services

Starting July 12th, the front desk service window will be open for limited walk-in services. 

Invitation to Bid: Storm Water Management Utility Feasibility Study

Public bidding page

Emmitsburg Pool - Now Open Daily Noon - 7PM

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Emmitsburg Pool Webpage 

CONGRATULATIONS!! Catoctin High School Baseball Team - State Champions

Catoctin HS Baseball 2021

Monthly Email Newsletters

View the June 2021 newsletter & click "Join our Email List" to subscribe!
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07/19/2021 Board of Appeals Public Hearing Notice

07/19/2021 Chapter 17 Variance webpage

Honoring Richard Boyd of Jubilee Foods

Richard Boyd presented with certificate of appreciation.  L to R Mayor Briggs, Richard Boyd, Commissioner Ritz III

Latest Myers Park Upgrade: Garden Plot Fence Installed

A fence was installed on Tuesday June 1, 2021 to enhance & protect the garden plot area.
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Request for Proposals: Sawtimber Harvest - Emmitsburg Watershed Stand #10

Public Bidding Site

Request for Proposals: Town-Wide ADA Compliance Sidewalk Curb Ramp's Project

Public Bidding Page

Vendors Wanted!  Farmers Market Opens July 2, 2021

Vendor Application

2021 Season Pool Passes Now Available


It's Officially Trail Season! 

Trails are now open daily
No hunting until early September (date tbd)
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Water Line Repair Scheduled for Friday 05/28/2021

There will be shoulder work and potential lane closures.

UPDATE: Hydrant Flushing Monday 05/24/21 - Friday 05/28/21

Click read more for updates!

14 Year Old Bandstand Renovated in Myers Community Park


8AM Tuesday 5/25/21: No Parking on N. Seton Ave (East Side)

On Tuesday 05/25/21 SHA will be working on the shoulder.  
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Tennis Courts Resurfacing Postponed - Date to be Determined

Weekly Trash Pickup Reminder

The trash contractor is permitted to start pickups at 7AM on Mondays.
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Late/Shutoff Notices Mailed 05/06/2021

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Earth Day Giveaway

Find these posts on our Facebook page to enter! Deadline expired.
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Request for Proposals: Construction of Small Picnic Pavilions

Garden Plots now Available!

2021 fresh garden plots at myers community park

Emmitsburg Food Bank Receives a $700 Donation from FredRock Disc Golf

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Notice of Virtual Public Hearing on June 28, 2021

N. Seton Green Street Concept Plan

N. Seton Green Street Concept (pdf)

Quarterly Newsletter

View the latest quarterly newsletter.

Frederick County Board of Health Revised Regulations 03/23/2021

novel covid update 3-23-21

Mount St. Mary's Women's Basketball Team

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Request for Proposals: Trash Collection Services

VHC Fire Trucks to Welcome the NEC Champs Home

Come out and show love!  Wednesday 3/10/21 3:30-4:00 PM!

03/10/2021 N. Seton Avenue Water Line Repair

12:50PM Update: Service restored to all properties.  One lane traffic on N. Seton Ave

Notice of Public Hearing

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CONGRATULATIONS!!  Mount St Mary's are 2021 NEC Champions!

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03/09/21: Jamison St. Closed Between W. Main & North Alley

02/23/21 Silo Hill Siren Firing due to County Testing

They apologize for the disturbance.
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Certificates Awarded to Town Staff for Work Anniversaries

Photo of Mayor Briggs and Town staff receiving awards

Sustainable Community Workgroup Meeting 10AM on Thursday February 25th

February Town Meeting Canceled Due to Weather

February agenda items will be postponed to the March 1, 2021 meeting.

Winter Weather Ahead

Snow Removal Page has full details on parking restrictions and snow removal.

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Pre-Register for COVID-19 Vaccinations


Request for Proposals: Street Tree Landscaping Plan

Water Line Repair Complete (Service Restored)

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Snow Emergency Procedures

Visit our Snow Emergency page has information parking and snow removal.
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Watershed Assistance Grant Press Release


Donations Accepted via Metered Parking

Beginning Dec 11th, metered parking is free until Jan. 2nd. Click read more for how to donate.

2020 Emmitsburg Holiday House & Business Decorating Contest

Judges needed!
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Emergency Waterline Repair

Click read more for 12/07/20 4:45pm update

Town Tree Lighting (No Ceremony)

2020 Christmas Ornaments are now Available to Reserve.

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Photo credit: Brian McKenney

11/19/2020: Red Trail Closed Until Further Notice

The red trail is now closed due to select logging operations.  

Town of Emmitsburg: Frederick County Municipality 2020 Impact Award Winner

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11/16/2020 Weekly Update from Mayor Briggs

Weekly COVID-19 update with guest Amber Madigan, EES Principal.

11/12/2020 Press Release Frederick County Board of Health Sets New COVID-19 Regulations

Census iPad Winner Announced

Congratulations to Rhonda Roelkey!  Thank you for completing the 2020 Census!

Water Restrictions Lifted on Friday November 13, 2020

A Beautiful Way to Honor our Veterans

Emmitsburg VFW Auxiliary, we thank you!
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Two Weeks of Route 140 Bridge Work to Begin 11/05/2020


Veterans Day Ceremonies 11/11/2020

Please do not be alarmed!

Weekly Update from Mayor Briggs 11/04/2020

It was a pleasure having the Principal & Assistant Principal of our own Mother Seton School today!

Thursday 11/05/2020 Road Closure - Creekside Drive

Round 2: Emmitsburg Small Business Micro Grant

Applications are still being accepted!  Full details

October 5, 2020: Water Curtailment Phase 2 is in Effect

Save Our Water

Disc Golf Grand Opening - Saturday October 24, 2020

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Halloween Safety Tips for Yellow Zone Counties


Request for Proposals: Sidewalk and Curb Replacement

 Sealed proposals must be received by 2:30 pm on Tuesday, November 24, 2020.  RFP webpage

Swearing in of Mayor Briggs & Commissioner Ritz

Mayor Swear In
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10/05/2020 Voter Registration News Release: Frederick County Board of Elections

Voter Registration Deadline

Request for Proposal: Pollution Prevention & Good Housekeeping Program

National Night Out - October 6, 2020 at E. Eugene Myers Community Park


October 26, 2020 Planning Commission Meeting Agenda

Town Election Results


Weekly Update from Mayor Briggs

Mayor Briggs doing his last weekly update of the current election period with DFC Whitehouse, Resident Deputy of Emmitsburg.

Weekly Update from Mayor Briggs (September 23, 2020)

It was a pleasure to have Dr. Tim Trainor in this week.

E. Eugene Myers Community Park

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Community Park has been dedicated to E. Eugene Myers.

Virtual Mayoral Candidate Forum Held on 09/03/2020

2020 Town Election Page

Request for Proposals: 2002 Chevrolet C3500

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As is.  Includes snow plow and salt spreader.  Bid Packet

Park Dedication to E. Eugene Myers

Community Park is being dedicated to and named after E. Eugene Myers.
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Waterline Repair

Water shut off on West Main Street today (08/24/2020) for waterline repair.

Dog Park Water Fountain Service Restored

Latest COVID-19 Update from Mayor Briggs

COVID-19 update from Mayor Briggs with guest John Kinnaird, Mayor of Thurmont.

Candidates for 2020 Town Election

Requests for Proposals for Engineering Services

See the public bidding page for details.

Governor's Expanded Masking Order & Out of State Travel Advisory for 7/31/2020

Hand Sanitizing Stations Placed in Town Parks & Trails

Phase 1 of Curtailment of Use of Water Enacted.


Rain Barrels are Back by Popular Demand

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Now available to Town residents at $40 each.  Call 301-600-6303 or email for purchase.

Public Outreach Meeting Scheduled for August 6, 2020

Silo Hill Stormwater Basin Retrofit Project.

Emmitsburg Community Pool Update

7/20/2020: Out of an abundance of caution, the pool will remain open to 21727 residents only.

2020 Town Election Candidate Update

Two for Mayor, one for Commissioner.

It's Not Too Late to Enter to Win a New iPad - Complete the 2020 Census Today!


Yard Waste & Recycling Schedule

The Yard Waste & Recycling Center has returned to the normal schedule.

Reminder of Pool Rules for Children Under the Age of 12

July 8, 2020 Update from Mayor Briggs

Special Guest: Dr. Bonita J. Krempel-Portier.  Recorded live.

Update to Pool Rules (07/02/2020)

Patrons must wear face masks in order to enter the pool house.

Parking Enforcement Update


COVID-19 Testing Available at the Seton Center Tuesdays Beginning June 30th

17th Annual Emmitsburg Farmers Market Opens Friday June 26th!

Every Friday 3pm - 6:30 pm next to the Community Center!
Vendor List

Frederick County Sheriff's Department Launches Online Reporting System


Ground Breaking Ceremony - Emmitsburg Dunkin' Site


Green Streets, Green Jobs, & Green Towns Grant Recipients

Emmitsburg Community Pool Announcement - Monday June 22, 2020

Emmitsburg Community Heritage Day


Road Work Monday June 22nd & Tuesday June 23rd

Milling and paving on West Lincoln Ave. in the area of Patterson Ave. and Jamison St. intersections.
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Wednesday June 17, 2020 Live Update from Mayor Briggs

Special guest: Greg Reaver, President of Emmitsburg Glass Co.

$25 Rain Barrel Sytems - Sold Out

Call 301-600-6300 or email anaill@emmitsburgmd.gov to get on the list for the next order
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2020 Town Election Judges Needed


Social Gathering Frequently Asked Questions

See the latest guidance from the State of Maryland on social distancing (pdf)

Thurmont & Emmitsburg Community Show's 2020 Event Cancellation

June 10, 2020 Update by Mayor Briggs & Interview with Commissioner Joe Ritz, III

Next Update: 1:00 PM on June 17, 2020

The Fountains in the Dog Park are Currently Out of Order.

Temporary Outdoor Seating Permits Now Available

The Town, in collaboration with Frederick County, announced a temporary outdoor seating permit.

Jump Start Your Business with Frederick County Business Grants!

Visit Frederick County Jump Start for full details.

New Online Dashboard that Tracks Local COVID-19 Statistics

Visit Frederick County COVID-19 Dashboard

Spring Bulk Trash Rescheduled to June 20, 2020

Office Closed for Memorial Day - Monday May 25, 2020

Thank you to all that serve!

Seven Day Trail Season Starts Saturday May 23, 2020

Hunting on the watershed is prohibited starting May 23, 2020 until early September 2020.

Next COVID-19 Update by Mayor Briggs - 1:00 PM Thursday May 21, 2020

This week's special guest: Helen Propheter of Frederick County Workforce Development.

Frederick County Joint Information Center  COVID-19 Update for May 14, 2020

Limited Reopening & Extended Stay at Home Order

NEWS RELEASE 05/13/2020: County, Municipal Leaders to Respond as Team to Reopening Plan

Wed. May 13, 2020 COVID-19 Response Update From Mayor Briggs

Town Parks Reopen May 7, 2020


Groups of no more than 10 per Governor's order. 


Delayed Water/Sewer/Trash Bill Mailing & Extended Due Date

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May 2020 Email Newsletter

CORRECTION: Water/Sewer/Trash Bill due date is 06/24/2020

Town COVID-19 Response Team Briefing Wednesday April 29th at 1:00 p.m.

Visit https://bit.ly/eburgcovid19 for a full list of COVID-19 responses.

Please Contact Us!


350 Free Easter Dinners Distributed


New Pool Mural Underway

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April 1, 2020 Public Notice from Mayor Briggs

In light of the Governor’s Order number 20-03-30-01...

Mayor Donald Briggs and Commissioner Frank Davis share COVID-19 updates for the Town of Emmitsburg. Aired live April 1, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

PUBLIC NOTICE: March 30, 2020 from Mayor Briggs


Bridge Work: Week of March 30, 2020

Rainbow Lake Fishing Permits are Available Electronically

Win a Brand New iPad by Respondidng to the 2020 Census!


Resource List Provided by Frederick County Executive's Office

Message From Seton Center & Family Store

Message from Mayor Briggs


Please Secure Your Refuse

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Message From Mayor Don Briggs

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Town of Emmitsburg COVID-19 Response 03/23/2020 Update

Flat Run Bridge Work - Flagging Operations Week of 3/23/2020

Emmitsburg Playgrounds are Closed to Children & Adults

Zoning Permitting Services are Still Available

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Seton Center Outreach & Family Store Closed Through March 30th.

Using Amenities at Town Parks

Free Lunches for School Aged Children - UPDATED

Six bagged lunches sitting on a table with two apples in front

Updates on Upcoming Meetings & Events

Town office and Community Center Closed to Public

Public Announcement from Mayor Briggs

Limited Access to Town Office Reception Area

We Will Help You Respond to the 2020 Census (ON HOLD)

We will keep these charged up until we get past the coronavirus threat.
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We Can All Do Our Part to Prevent the Spread of Viruses

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Stolen Trees from Community Park

Video Guide to Completing the 2020 Census Online

03/05/2020 Brown Water Alert

New Look Coming to the Emmitsburg Pool House in 2020

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Public Hearing Notice: To obtain the views of citizens on community, economic development, and housing needs

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Read Across America Day 2020 at MSS

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Bridge Work / Flagging Operations 02/28 - 02/29

02/26/2020 Waynesboro Pike Water Line Work is Complete

Public Meeting Notice: Emmitsburg Sustainable Community Board

02/24/2020 Water Line Repair on Waynesboro Pike Complete


2020 Emmitsburg Farmers Market - Vendors Wanted (Free Spaces Available)

Click here for more info.
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Sewer Line Work 02/17/2020 - 02/21/2020

View updates at here for the sewer relining project.

Frederick Co. Board of Elections is Hiring 2020 Election Judges

Census Takers Needed!  $21 per Hour

Rain Barrel Systems & Free Workshop Tuesday March 3, 2020

Multi-User Trail Work Days Set


Street Sweeping Friday 1/31 is complete

Street Sweeping Friday 1/31 on East & West Main Street

"NO PARKING" Starting at 7AM until project completion

February 3, 2020 Town Meeting Agenda Revised 01/30/2020

Sewer Line Work Wednesday 01/28/2020 on Irishtown Road

Possible lane closures.

Flagging Operations All Week - Creamery Rd to Silo Hill for Sidewalk Install

Monday 01/27/20 (3:00 PM): Low Water Pressure Alert

Upcoming 140 Bridge Work (Jan 25th & Jan 27th)

Waynesboro Pike Water Line Repair Postponed

01/21/2020 9:00 AM Brown Water Alert:

Pedestrian Bridge Closed on MD 140 Flat Run Bridge

Potential for Brown Water Alert: Tuesday Jan. 14, 2020

Updated 01/14/2020 9:39 am

Prep Work Begins for Sewer Relining on Tuesday January 14

N. Seton Ave Leak Found & Repaired 01/13/2020

Please check for discoloration prior to running any hot water.

January 7th Waynesboro Pike Water Line Repairs Completed & Services Restored

Water Quality Webpage: http://bit.ly/eburgwater

Honored to Have the Catoctin Cougars in the House Last Night!

2019-2020 Catoctin Cougars Football Team being honored by Mayor Briggs for winning the state championship

Daily Flagging Operations the Week of January 6, 2020

Public Meeting Notice: Emmitsburg Sustainable Community Board

Tree Drop Off January 4th & January 18th

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Free GED Classes at the Seton Center

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MDOT SHA Project Update: MD 140 (E. Main Street) Bridge over Flat Run

AlertFC - Get Emergency & Informative Alerts Anywhere!

Banner reading: Can We Warn You Alert FC

Water Quality Page Information & Updates

Please check the Emmitsburg Water Quality Page for the most recent updates.

Prevent Porch Pirating


Recent Attempted Thefts from Vehicles (Message from our Deputies)

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Congratulations 1A Maryland State Champions!

Discolored Water: Be a Part of the Solution!

Illegal Use of Fire Hydrants

Dec. 5, 2019 Public Statement on Water Quality from Mayor Briggs

View 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 Restoration

Download bid packet

Paving on  MD 140 bridge Starting Wednesday 12/4

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2019 Holiday House Decorating Contest

Judging 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

Photo of 2019 Town of Emmitsburg Christmas Tree Ornament

Request for Artist Qualifications

Emmitsburg Food Bank Holiday Closings

The food bank will be closed Wed 11/27 - 11/28 as well as Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

Recent Brown/Discolored Water Reports

Park Winterization

Memorial Park restrooms & the Dog Park have been winterized.

Public Workshop: Economic Development in the Town of Emmitsburg

7:30 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!

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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

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Fall Trail Work Days: November 10 & December 15

The Town Received $25,000 Grant for Handicap Accessible Playground

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PRESS RELEASE: Mayor Donald N. Briggs

Mayor 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

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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

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Emmitsburg residents, what are your top 5?  Take the poll!

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Candidates for Two Commissioner Seats (listed in order of filing)

  1. Glenn Blanchard 
  2. Frank Davis
  3. Elizabeth A. Buckman
  4. 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 Something

Starting Monday August 19, there are new compliant procedures for noise compliants, etc.

Food Distribution By the Emmitsburg Food Bank Aug. 14

Food distribution 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. by the Emmitsburg Food Bank at Elias Lutheran Church.

Emmitsburg Town Elections - Tuesday September 28, 2021

Absentee ballot requests due by 09/14/2021
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Weekly Update from Mayor Briggs

11/04/2020 Weekly Update from Mayor Briggs

Don't miss Principal Kilty and Assistant Principal Burns of Mother Seton School.

Notice: Public Hearing

Potential for Brown Water Alert: Tuesday Jan. 14, 2020

*Public Workshop: Economic Development in the Town of Emmitsburg

7:30 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

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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 Laureate

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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 Seal

Thank you to Chronicle Press for printing and donating the vinyl graphic.
New Town Car with Vinyl Car Graphic

Pictures from the July 2019 Pool Party

Thank you to everyone that came out to the July pool party!  Next Party: August 16th!
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Approved Low-Hazard Backflow Preventer Contractor

Kelco Plumbing & Backhoe Services is the approved contractor.  See details & pricing.

Shred & Recycle Event Results

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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 Agenda

3 Administrative Business Items
4 Agenda Items

Meeting Cancelled

The Planning Commission Meeting scheduled for Monday July 29 has been cancelled.

Flaggers at Silo Hill Intersection Wednesday 7/24

Pavement re-striping today will require increased flagging along E. Main St.

FREE Family Event at Memorial Park on Saturday 7/27

Creatures Great & Small (petting zoo), face painting and snacks.  10am-Noon Saturday!
Photo of a man holding a white owl at a petting zoo

Bridge Work Monday 7/22 - Friday 7/26

East & West Main St: Lane closures with flagging operations from 9am - 3pm each day.
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Emergency water shutoff on Depaul Street - Tuesday July 16

Water service restored to Depaul St. as of 1:06pm.

Tree City USA Certification: Check!

Tree City Flag at 22EastMain

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!
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Tree City USA Certified! 


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delete MDE Required Cross-Connection Control Program

Please 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 Received

The Town has been awarded $5,000 to help eliminate litter and implement beauty. View News Release

News Release - Chesapeake Bay Grant for Storm Drain Marking

The Town has received $3,000 to fund a storm drain marking program! 


Register Your Bike with Emmitsburg Community Deputies

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Turn your form into the Town office or Emmitsburg deputies.  Bike registration form

Meeting Notice - Planning Commission

Monday, January 28th at 7:30pm.  Read more for details.

Little Free Library at 22 East Main St.

Take a book.  Share a book.

Keep America Beautiful!

Free ashtrays available in effort to prevent cigarette litter!
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Town Square Traffic

9am - 3pm Monday - Friday until Friday Oct 6th.  Local detours as needed.

2018 Town Election.  The results are in... 

2018 Election Results
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!

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Sanitary Sewer Overflow

Due to the heavy rainfall, the Town of Emmitsburg experienced a sanitary sewer overflow.

Important Update for Hunting & Trail Use Starting September 7th

Click read more for details.

Only Rain in the Drain!

Logo - Town of Emmitsburg for No Dumping Into Bay Program
Click here for the pdf flyer on our Storm Drain Marking Program.

Reminder: Pool Parking Lot

The pool parking lot will be open to patrons only now through September 15th.

Requests for Proposals

Please visit the RFP page to see our 4 active bid requests.


Emmitsburg Recycling Schedule for 2019

Click for 2019 schedule

In Memory of Dr. Carroll

A heartfelt thank you to those who donated!
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ALERT Frederick County

Sign up to get alerts for emergencies & community info using ALERT Frederick!
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7/19/19 Concert in Community Park is cancelled

Not 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.
Photo of The Juicy Pickle Produce Stand

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 Cancelled

The June 17, 2019 meeting has been cancelled

Emmitsburg Library Summer Reading Kickoff

Emmitsburg Community Center - Saturday 5/11 from 10a - 2p.
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No Town Meeting on May 20, 2019

The May 20 Town Meeting for the budget was held on April 15th.

4/29/2019 Planning Commission Meeting Cancelled

The quarterly Planning Commission has been cancelled.

Water Line Has Been Repaired & Water Service Restored 1/28 1:10 pm

Water service has been restored to West Main St.  

Emmitsburg Food Bank Welcomes Furloughed Federal Workers

Anyone in need is welcome!  First timers must fill out a form and show ID.

Hard Work Recognized!

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Holiday Trash Pickup

Trash will be picked up Monday November 12th.

New Trees Planted on Main Street

Scarlet Oak, Columnar Sergeants Cherry, Snow Goose Cherry and the Rotundiloba Sweetgum

Hydrant Flushing starting Monday Oct 22nd

Mon 10/22 - Fri 10/26 & Mon 10/29 9am - 3pm
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US 15 Sign at the square

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Staff reached out to Md State Highway regarding resident's concerns about the sign.

NOTICE: Emmitsburg Sustainable Communities' Board

Emmitsburg Sustainable Communities’ Board will hold a meeting at 10:00AM on Friday 9/21 

2017 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

The 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 Meeting

The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 1/9/19 at the Town Office.

Bridge Beam Setting on November 7th

Flagging 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 square

If you thought something was different, you were right!

Emmitsburg is a Community Legacy Grant Awardee

So pleased to announce that we were awarded $50,000 for the FY2019 Community Legacy Grant program!

Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting Cancelled

The October 16th CAC meeting has been cancelled.  

Town of Emmitsburg: 2018 Sustainable Maryland Certified.

We have received our 2nd Sustainable Maryland Award!  Details
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All Around October with Mayor Briggs

2018 Town Board Reorganization

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The pool is hopping!

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Mayor Briggs Presents at the Maryland Municipal League Conference

The Mayor presented "Sustainability:  According to Mark Twain"

Garden Plots in Community Park Available 5/1

Garden Plot Application

May 6, 2019 Town Meeting Agenda REVISED

Five agenda items (rev. 4/30/2019).

Flat Run Bridge Lane Shift & New Traffic Pattern


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Holiday Trash Schedule for Labor Day

Tuesday Trash Pick up (9/4)
NO Yard Waste Drop on Saturday 9/1

Emmitsburg Dog Park Is Officially Open!

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Looking better and better! (04/27/18)

Square Rev SE_PNC

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 Correction

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

Algae Control at Rainbow Lake With LG Sonic Unit

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

Online Bill Pay system is back in service!

Thanks for your patience.  Emmitsburg Online Bill Pay

The IRS will not call you and demand immediate payment!

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

What time is it?

The clock is up on the square!
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Bet you didn't know....TransIT in Emmitsburg!

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


Environmental Tips to Prevent Sewage Backups/Overflows!

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

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Parking violations!

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Public Hearing at Town Meeting Sept 5, 2017

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

LG Sonic Algae Control Device - So far so great!

Rapid progress - See the full presentation   

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.

Photo of line striping or painting mechanism

Shred & Recycle on Community Heritage Day

On June 29th the Town will host a E-Recycle & Shred Event! Don't miss it!
Photo of shredded documents and recycled electronics

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 Month

We all play a role when it comes to the healthy development of our nation's children.

Holiday Decorating Contest

Cash Prizes!
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More Info

Register in person starting at 7am!

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Water line work complete - Ramblewood Ct. upd 12:03pm 10/30/18

On Tuesday 10/30, a water valve was replaced, all services have been restored.  Thank you DPW!


Hunting permits will be available starting Tuesday August 7th. 

Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by heavy rains

Overflow reported at manhole 98 on Flat Run Creek in Emmit Gardens.  Please read more

Some Green Has Landed On The Square!


Memorial Day 2018

American Legion 121 visited local cemeteries to pay tribute.

Arbor Day Ceremony

 Facebook Photo Album 
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Wear Blue for Child Abuse Awareness



Mayor's Corner Wednesday 3/28/18

Green Town: Emmitsburg, MD

Frederick Magazine Article
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Emergency Water Line Repair Monday 3-26-18

Water main has been repaired, all services restored.

Water Flow Testing on Wheatly Drive Monday Morning 3/26

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

Locals are uniting to clean up nature trails for Spring

Emmitsburg Trails!
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Mayor's Corner March 9, 2018

LED lights + solar power = $$$ saved!

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Water service restored to Silo Hill

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

Offering a Helping Hand to Those in Need

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

Audit Presentation Postponed

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

February Town Meeting Agenda 2/5/2018

Five agenda items  
View Agenda Packet 

Maryland Municipal League Public Education Campaign

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

Office of Economic Development  Article about Emmitsburg

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

Town Office Closed at NOON on Monday 1/8

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

Federal Avenue Closed 9am - 3pm

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

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

Again, from the Square to Creamery Road for construction. 

Help prevent your pipes from bursting because of extreme cold

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

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

Armstrong Lane Closed through 12/10/17

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

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

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

Voting has begun: Holiday Door Decorating Contest

Click for details or

Vote Now On Facebook! 

Great Turnout for the Christmas Tree Lighting

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

Federal Avenue Closed 9am - 3pm

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


Last call to be heard: Water Line Warranty Program

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

Emmitsburg Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot for Hunger

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


NOTICE: Early Morning Construction

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

Pool Parking Lot

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

PROJECT COMPLETE!  Water service restored.

Water Bills Due Monday 11/6

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

Click more details to see the agenda items.

Teddy Roosevelt Award Acceptance Ceremony

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

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

The commemoration ceremony was on Sunday October 22, 2017

Maximum 2 bags per pet policy

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PNC Bank drive through closed for concrete work

Scheduled to reopen at Noon on Wednesday 10/25

Hydrant Flushing Alert, Starting Monday 10/23

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S. Seton Ave closure on Thursday 10/19

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


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

Road closures daily through Thursday 10/19

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

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

2017 Election Results

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

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

Mayor Briggs Welcomes Cantori Magic to Emmitsburg

Classic, audience-interactive mystery entertainment

Discounted Compost Bins at $20

Just A Few Remain!

Dog Park: Campaign & Planning Underway!


Water Conservation Reminder

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

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Openings on Citizens Advisory Committee

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

Small city with big fans!  That sounds about right.

Emmitsburg Networking!

Local business owners together at the Carriage House Inn.

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New Algae Control System on Rainbow Lake


Emmitsburg streetscape - Frederick News Post

Pedestrian Friendly Emmitsburg!!

Planning Commission & Board of Appeals have open seats!

Contact Maddy Shaw

McDonald's Grand Opening Saturday 10/6/18

Town 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.water-shut-off-notice-sign-s-0173

2017 Annual Civil War Century Bike Ride Sat 9/9

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

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Update from Mayor Briggs on projects around Town

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Mayor Briggs in a featured Father's Day tribute

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

Read about it in The Catoctin Banner

Community Heritage Day - Saturday June 24th

Facebook Photo Gallery
Community Heritage Day Website 
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Town Office Closed for Thanksgiving and Black Friday

We are closing at 2:30pm Wednesday, reopening Monday 11/26.  
Happy Thanksgiving!

Town of Emmitsburg 2019 Calendars Are Available

Stop by the Town office to get a 2019 calendar!


Notice of Planning Commission Meeting on Monday 11/26

To review and provide comment on the proposed Final Subdivision Plat of Section 3...

Summer Concert at Emmitsburg Community Park

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Performing live! Saturday September 8th, 6pm - 8pm

You will be missed Denise Etris, Rest In Peace

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

No Parking Areas for week of 12/25/17

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

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

Thank you - Suspect Apprehended!

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

Dam reinforcement performed

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

National EMS Memorial Bike Ride in Emmitsburg


Everything green in Emmitsburg

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

Dog Waste Bags

THEFT again

2017 Green Homes Challenge

Learn about Co-ops & Power Saving Retrofit Opportunities!

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


1 entire year worth of electricity to 395 homes!

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

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

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


Emmitsburg Ensures Quality of Life for Future Generations

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

Special Request from the Emmitsburg Food Bank

Winter months tend to bring on more hardship.  Please check the list of most needed items.
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CALLING ALL ANIMAL LOVERS - We're still accepting donations!

Emmitsburg Dog Park: Your dog can socialize and so can you!
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Notice: Furlough Assistance

Please read the notice for details.

"All Around Town" featuring Mayor Don Briggs

Winners!  $75 Each for Door Decorating

2017 Door Decor

We are planning something bigger & better for 2018!

Commemoration Ceremony: Signing of the Constitution

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

National EMS Memorial Bike Rides through Emmitsburg

Mayor Briggs was there to greet them!

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Illegal Dumping

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

Town Yard Waste & Recycling (No Trespassing)

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

Photos - Community Day 2016

Community Day 2016

Re-dedication ceremony for Doughboy Statue

The Re-dedication ceremony was a wonderful event!

Rocket Club Event Sunday 9/25/2016

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

Report issues with State maintained roads online


Doughboy Statue Reinstalled.

 Some pictures in case you missed it!