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10/24/19 Public Meeting: The Future of Youth Baseball in Emmitsburg

Coming Soon to Community Park: All New Disc Golf Course

Proclamation: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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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


Paving Project is complete

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.

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

Board of Commissioners with Francis Smith
Board 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 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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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.
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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
A little about hydrant flushing...




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.

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Shred & Recycle on Community Heritage Day

On June 29th the Town will host a E-Recycle & Shred Event! Don't miss it!
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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.
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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

Water Line Work COMPLETE Tues. 02/27/2018, West Main Street

Repairs have been made, water service has been restored.

You will be missed Denise Etris, Rest In Peace

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

No Parking Areas for week of 12/25/17

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

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

Thank you - Suspect Apprehended!

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

Dam reinforcement performed

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

National EMS Memorial Bike Ride in Emmitsburg


Everything green in Emmitsburg

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

Dog Waste Bags

THEFT again

2017 Green Homes Challenge

Learn about Co-ops & Power Saving Retrofit Opportunities!

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


1 entire year worth of electricity to 395 homes!

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

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

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


Emmitsburg Ensures Quality of Life for Future Generations

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

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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Celebrating The Mount!!

The Ott House 3/14/17

Illegal Dumping

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

Town Yard Waste & Recycling (No Trespassing)

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

Photos - Community Day 2016

Community Day 2016

Re-dedication ceremony for Doughboy Statue

The Re-dedication ceremony was a wonderful event!

Rocket Club Event Sunday 9/25/2016

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

Report issues with State maintained roads online


Doughboy Statue Reinstalled.

 Some pictures in case you missed it!