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What’s in store for Emmitsburg in 2008

James Rada
Emmitsburg Dispatch

(1/3) With a new year comes New Year’s resolutions and new goals and Emmitsburg is not different from a person.

“I’d like to see more of the same good things happen for the town,” Mayor James Hoover said.

While he said he has no big initiatives in mind for the town, that doesn’t mean residents won’t be seeing changes starting this month. One change will be the start of the pilot program between the town and Mount St. Mary’s University to provide a wide array of free entertainment to residents. Another change will be the construction of a pavilion within the town pool complex.

“Pretty soon, I’ll also be discussing walking trails with exercise stations in community park,” Hoover said.

Residents will also see a continuation of water and sewer projects in the town.
“The biggest thing with sewer and water will be the line work on Lincoln Avenue,” Hoover said. He estimated that the line work will begin later in the year.

The town also has plans to bring additional water resources online, but it is growth dependent. Hoover doesn’t think it will happen in this calendar year.

Libby Briggs with the Emmitsburg Business and Professional Association said the EBPA is working to put together a co-op of local businesses to purchase recycling services at a reasonable cost. Currently, Frederick County provides recycling services for residents but not businesses.

Briggs also said the EBPA is working to develop a computer refurbishing program to keep old computers out of the landfill. Instead, the computers will be refurbished and given to needy families.

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