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Emmitsburg Sister City Proclamation


A friend of the Town of Emmitsburg Michael Zhorvin, presented Emmitsburg Sister City Proclamation
to Mayor Ihor Polishchuk of Ukraine on December 8, 2022.
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Board of Commissioners Meeting


The Board of Commissioners will be holding on open meeting at 7:00pm on December 12th for the purpose of entering into a closed executive session related to a personnel matter, i.e. hiring of new Town Planner. 

Board of Commissioners Meeting December 12, 2022

1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. FUTURE MEETINGS
Town Board Meeting: Monday, January 9th, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Town Office & Zoom)
Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting: Tuesday, January 17th at 7:30 pm (Town Office)
Planning Commission Meeting: Monday, January 30th, at 7:00 pm (Town Office & Zoom)
4. MEETING ITEMS
A. PUBLIC COMMENTS
B. AGENDA ITEMS (DETAILS ATTACHED)
(1). Closed executive session to consult with staff, consultants or other individuals to discuss the proposed candidate for the Town Planner.
5. ADJOURN
B. AGENDA ITEMS:
AGENDA ITEM #1. Closed executive session to consult with staff, consultants or other individuals to discuss the proposed employment of the candidate for the Town Planner.
Statement read to public: In a few minutes the Emmitsburg Mayor and Board of Commissioners intend to meet in closed session for the purpose of consulting with staff, consultants or other individuals to discuss the proposed employment of the candidate for the Town Planner. The authority for meeting in closed session for this purpose is permitted by the General Provisions Article, Section 3-305(b)(1), Annotated Code of Maryland which authorizes us to meet in closed session 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. The Board of Commissioners does not intent to reconvene in an open session as the conclusion of the closed session.
Motion should be read as follows: I make a motion to close the December 12, 2022 town meeting at [ ] for a closed Executive Session to consult with counsel to consult with staff, consultants or other individuals to discuss the proposed employment of the candidate for the Town Planner as permitted by the General Provisions Article, Section 3-305(b) Item 1.
ADJOURN

ZOOM LINK
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85838329574

Board of Commissioners Meeting, January 9, 2023


1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. FUTURE MEETINGS
   MEETING ITEMS
      A. APPROVE MINUTES: December 6, 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 (NONE)
      I. CONSENT AGENDA (NONE)
     J. TREASURER'S REPORT
     K. PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT
     L. AGENDA ITEMS (DETAILS ATTACHED)
         1) For consideration, approval of Bearing Construction change order for removal of trees on dam at the Silo Hill Basin.
               a. Mandatory requirement from Frederick County Soil Conservation per MDE guidelines. 
         2) For consideration, approval of agreement with Barton and Loguidice for Silo Hill Basin tree removal engineering services. 
              a. Part of the change order request that was not in the initial scope of work.
         3) For consideration, approval of the HACH estimate for the ChemScan upgrade at the WWTP.
              a. The Board previously approved a similar upgrade at the WTP. This was included as an asset project for the WWTP in the FY 23 budget.
         4) For consideration, approval of Resolution 2023-01 bond reduction request for the Irishtown Road project.
         5) For approval, designation of the second tranche of the American Rescue Plan monies. 
        6) For consideration, approval of Ordinance 2023-03 amendment to Title 16 changes to subdivision fees.
            a. This ordinance will amend subdivision, plan review and annexation, forest conservation procedures related to fees.
         7) For consideration, approval of Ordinance 2023-02 amendment to Title 17 changes to zoning fees.
            a. This ordinance will amend the collection process for zoning fees.
 4. SIGN APPROVED TEXT AMENDEMTNS AND/OR RESOLUTIONS
    5. ADJOURN

ZOOM LINK: 
When: Jan 9, 2023 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqceCqrjgsGNTrnAT6g0Z5g-sYfzIhZrsO 

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

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:


2023 Calenders

Come to the Town Office to get the 2023 Calender!
Photo Credit: Alanna Marie

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

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.
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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.

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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. 

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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.
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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. 

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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.

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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

 

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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 ID: 835 0240 8682

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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Meeting ID: 824 6423 0607

Passcode: 21727

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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Passcode: 21727


 

Next Town Meeting Agenda

Agenda for Monday May 16 , 2022 Town Meeting @ 7:30 p.m. 

Administrative Business: NONE 

Consent Items: NONE

Agenda Items: 

  • Approval of the Fiscal Year 2023 Frederick County Sheriff’s Office contract for consideration.
  • 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.

 


Meeting ID: 891 2529 6591
Passcode: 21727

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

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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

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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

Planning Commission Meeting Agenda May 31, 2022 at 7PM
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
  1. Adjournment

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.

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 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, JubileNNO Set-up Mape, Vigilant Hose Company, Davis Family, Christ Community Church and the Sheriff’s Office.