(2/15) Emmitsburg government surveyed its citizens by mail in October 2006, asking them to rank their support on 20 different
objectives. About 12.5 percent of the population responded and the following objectives showing the strongest support:
The conservation/preservation of a “green belt” around Emmitsburg.
Encourage small and home-based businesses to locate and remain in town.
Build a bypass around town to eliminate congestion on Main Street.
Create overpasses on U.S. 15 to allow for safe crossing.
Libraries, schools, community centers and the downtown should be accessible by walking or biking.
Churches and institutions should continue to contribute to human development and understanding.