Town of Emmitsburg
300A S. Seton Ave Emmitsburg, Maryland

Today I signed and approved the Silver Fancy annexation resolution that was passed by the town council last week.

The resolution is posted on the town bulletin board with a outline of a referendum process. Copies of the approved resolution are available at the town office.

I signed this resolution because I believe the pros of this annexation far out way the cons. If I could guarantee to the current residents that their water would be a better quality in the 3 years I have in office I may not have approved this annexation. But for years mayors and commissioners have ignored the need to upgrade the town infrastructure. Now we have several residents with poor water coming in to their homes and poor fire protection in the event of a house fire.

I think I am very sensitive to house fires. I had a friend who lost a brother in a house fire, my grandmother's first husband died in a house fire and a house close to me burned down because the fire hydrant wasn't able to pump the needed water pressure. I don't want to see someone die or loose their home in Emmitsburg when I know there is a way to provide the needed protection and maybe save a home or a life.

I look forward to serving you.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call the town office, or e-mail me at

Jim Hoover

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