At the November 6 town meeting, the town
council presented to the Emmitsburg Elementary
School and the Mother Seton School sets of books
to be used as references about local government.
The set consists of the Maryland Municipal
League’s "Towns and Communities
throughout the State of Maryland;" the
Emmitsburg reference booklet prepared by the
Emmitsburg Council of Churches; a collection of
essays about town government; and the booklet
Know Your County. The presentations were made to
help students learn more about local government.
"We are proud of the work that is being
done by our schools, and hope that these
references will be of help to all our children.
We want you to know that we are behind you
100%," said Mayor Carr as he presented the
books to Wanda Severance, principal, Emmitsburg
Elementary School, and Sr. Mary Catherine,
principal of Mother Seton School.
At the November 13 workshop the council voted
to continue the practice of donating all of the
money collected from the parking meters between
Dec. 1 and Dec. 31 to the Bob Koontz Fund which
is used to support activities for local
children. Currently monies from the fund are
supporting the After School Program.
The council added corrugated aluminized drain
pipes to the list of approved materials to be
used for storm water management systems.
Aluminized pipes have been used successfully in
the past, but each case required a special
The council agreed to accept Ordinance 00-14,
the final agreement with the State Department of
Environment to borrow $775,000 needed to build
the new water processing plant.