park closed indefinitely
skateboard park at Community Park in
Emmitsburg will be closed until further
notice, Emmitsburg Mayor William Carr
in an interview Tuesday that, due to the
deterioration of the wooden ramps, the
town's liability insurance would no longer
skateboard park has been mired in
controversy since it was proposed in 1997.
The town agreed to supply materials for
the park in return for the guarantee that
area adults would volunteer to supervise
the skateboarders and maintain the park.
completion of the skateboard a year ago,
adult participation has waned. Carr said
that through either neglect or misuse by
unsupervised skateboarders, the ramps have
become a hazard.
felt that if there was no interest in the
parents to maintain it," he said.
"We wouldn't repair the ramps."
adopts ordinance for controlled burning
ordinance permitting the burning of wood
and brush was adopted 3-0 by the
Emmitsburg Town Council at Monday's
ordinance requires residents to obtain a
burning permit from Frederick County
before obtaining a town permit for
burning. Residents must apply in person at
the Frederick County Health Department at
350 Montevue Lane in Frederick. The state
enforces a ban on burning from June 1 to
Aug. 31, which may be extended depending
on weather conditions.
has adopted the county's guidelines for
burning. For further information, contact
the Frederick County Health Department
Environmental Health Services at
renews contract with Century Pool
council voted 2-1 Monday's workshop to
renew its contract with Century Pool
Management of Monrovia to operate the
Emmitsburg Town Pool on Lincoln Avenue.
The $34,509 contract will pay for five
employees plus a gatekeeper. The town had
received one other bid, from American Pool
Service in Beltsville, for $34,700,
comprising four employees plus a
James Hoover dissented, saying the town
had had problems with Century's
management. Commissioner Patrick Boyle,
however, said the town was familiar with
the Century management and he did not know
how fast American would respond to
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