Hoover filed his paperwork to run for
mayor Tuesday. He is 37 years old and has
been a commissioner since 1998.
wife, Diana, is a nurse at Mount Manor
Treatment Center, for drug and alcohol
rehabilitation. The Hoovers have three
children: Amanda is 16, Brian is 13, and
Elizabeth is 12.
Christmas, Hoover received business cards
and a bright, flag-motif cloth banner made
by Amanda. "Elect Jim Hoover for
Mayor" it reads.
Hoovers moved into a converted schoolhouse
on W. Main Street on Nov. 30, but they
have been Emmitsburg residents since 1995.
supervises MARC train service at BWI
airport as well as the service to
Frederick, Brunswick and Martinsburg,
W.Va. e's concerned because "nobody
knows who anybody really is."
elected, Hoover would like to improve
communication with the public. He would
also like to see the water lines improved
throughout Emmitsburg. We've been working
toward that, but we've got a long way to
go," he said.Up for election on April
16 are the seats held by Mayor William
Carr and Commissioners Hoover and Dave
Vaughn. he terms are for three years.
passes senior housing complex ordnance
4-1 vote, Emmitsburg Town
Government commissioners passed an
ordinance Monday defining the parameters
of future senior housing complex in
certain areas of the town.
housing will be limited to people 55 years
old or older and an adequate senior
facility must be provided on-site or
within 1,000 feet. The facility must
contain a meeting room as well as numerous
activities and programs for the seniors.
council has the right to review and
approve any homeowners' association
documents and covenants. The minimum lot
size must be at least 2,000 square feet
per unit, and a formula will determine the
maximum density of the development.
Hoover raised a series of
questions before the vote was taken.
to know how large the facility would have
to be to be considered
"adequate." He would like to see
a zero-foot requirement for a facility so
seniors wouldn't have to go anywhere, but
could meet on-site.
was very disappointed but not surprised
that the council voted to accept the
senior housing as written," Hoover
said today. "With so many questions,
I think it will prove to be very hard to
treat every case fair and to provide a
development that will benefit the
homeowners and the town."
Rosensteel Jr. named Vigilant Hose Co.
Member of the Year
firefighter Robert A. Rosensteel Jr. was
named Vigilant Hose Co. Member of the Year
Award at its 118th awards banquet Saturday
at Mother Seton School in Emmitsburg.
firefighter with Citizen's Truck Company
in Frederick, Rosensteel spends as much
time as he can volunteering at Vigilant
do it because I love it, not for awards or
recognition," Rosensteel said. His
largest project this year has been
figuring out which equipment will need to
be replaced or purchased for the new
$450,000 fire truck scheduled to arrive in
total of 469 fire calls, the Top Responder
for 2001 was Randy Myers, and the Top Fire
Police Responder was Sam Cool.
members were inducted into the Hall of
Fame (the company's highest award): Guy A.
Baker Jr. and the late Thomas L. Topper.
for $30,000 was presented to Vigilant Hose
by Auxiliary President Dorothy Davis.
awards ceremony was over, a video was
shown: "2001 - The Year in
Review." Scenes from fires, rescues,
Ground Zero, fund-raisers, and company
celebrations captured the attention of the
the highlight of the evening,"