(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
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
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
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