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Monthly Town Meeting - November 2000

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 request.

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.

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