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Monthly Town Meeting - August 2001

A standing-room-only crowd came to the August 6 town meeting to discuss the service provided by the Emmitsburg Ambulance Company. (See story on page 1) Following the discussion public comments on other subjects were heard: Lisa Krom, president of the Emmitsburg Little League, thanked town officials and the Parks Commission, for all the work that was done and the support that was given to make the Maryland Little League Junior Softball tournament held in Emmitsburg July 21-23 a success. 

Ms. Krom stated that the District #2 Administrator, Gregg Quedeweit, said that he “would be willing to host another tournament in Emmitsburg tomorrow, it went so well.” Commissioner Sweeney of the Parks Committee reported that the town staff did extensive work to ready the ball fields for the tournament. The town also donated materials and labor to construct the grandstand. He also reported that five teams stayed at the new Sleep Inn and Suites and that local restaurants benefited from the influx of visitors. 

Resident Joan Boyle made an appeal to the town to provide supervision in the parks. She suggested the town support a summer program for children directed by a professional recreational director. Mayor Carr said that town officials have begun to plan for a summer program for children in 2002. A meeting was held in early August with representatives from CASS and Debra Abraham, Director of Recreational Programs for Frederick County, to begin the planning stage. In other business the council announced there would be another hearing next month regarding an ordinance change to allow an auction house in the village zone. 

Mayor Carr reported that the roof would be installed on the new water plant the week of August 13. He also said the connection at Mount St. Mary's is complete including the electric hookup. It was announced that several permits have been issued by Planning and Zoning including the building permit for the first Ryan house to be built in Pembrook Woods. Mayor Carr reported that the town had entered into a contract with the Department of Agriculture which runs the mosquito control program for the state. 

They will survey the town’s mosquito areas to determine where to spray. The Mayor told the Dispatch that the ongoing program will cost $500.Town manager Dave Haller announced that a reconfiguration of the entrances to McDonalds and the Exxon station is being studied. The Buckeye Development Company, developers of Pembrook, asked the town to cover the $7,189 cost of some piping on Tract Road as part of the water development which would serve the west end of town. The council voted 5-0 to deny the request. They felt the developer should cover the cost since he will benefit.

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