Town Meeting - August 2000
At the August town meeting town officials
voted to distribute $26,000 to support local
projects and activities. Over a three-year
period $15,000 will be donated to the Vigilant
Hose Company for help in paying for the new
pumper/tanker fire truck acquired this spring.
Another $5,000 was donated to the Mother Seton
School building fund and $5,000 was donated to
the Emmitsburg Elementary School for specific
needs as determined by the school such as new
books and computers. The commissioners also
voted to donate $1,000 to the Emmitsburg Lions
Club for fireworks at the annual Community Day
celebration held in July.
After listening to the mixed reactions of
residents along Federal Avenue regarding four
new marked parking spaces on the street, the
commissioners voted to remove the marked parking
spots and place "no parking" signs 15
feet from the intersection. Also, in an effort
to increase visibility at the intersection of
DePaul Street and Federal Avenue, the town has
removed a large tree stump that had been
standing at the corner for years..
The commissioners accepted Brian Hoover’s
offer, received in a letter to the council, to
refurbish the community bulletin board adjacent
to the town office as a club project. Brian is a
member of the Rocky Ridge 4-H club.
In other business:
Sara Miller, an alternate to the town
planning commission, was appointed a regular
member and Glen Blanchard and Deborah Gonyea
were named to the Streets Committee.
a town ordinance on keeping grass and weeds
trimmed was clarified to denote that a height of
18 inches or more would bring a fine of $75 per
day for the landowner.
Other town news:
At the August 21 workshop, commissioners
voted to accept the contract from Johnston
Construction Company of Dover, PA, for
Emmitsburg’s new water purification plant It
is expected work will begin when construction
papers are signed. Funds to support this project
have been made available from the Maryland
Department of the Environment and the Community
Development Block Grant.
Emmitsburg’s resident deputy, Deputy Willie
Ollie of the Frederick County Sheriff’s
Office, has been promoted to the rank of
detective and has been reassigned to the
Frederick office. Deputy Ollie was recently
recognized at the annual Victim Services Awards
ceremony for his "positive impact on crime
victims and their families." The new resident deputy for Emmitsburg is
Deputy First Class Mark Cullember.
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