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


Ordinance Series 2013
Ordinance No. 13-08

An Ordinance to Amend
Title 3
Of the Code of Emmitsburg
Revenue and Finance


Be It Enacted and Ordained by the Board of Commissioners of the Town of Emmitsburg, Maryland that the following is hereby enacted to be codified as Title 3, Chapter 3.01 and 3.02 of the Emmitsburg Municipal Code.  New language added is designated by being in BOLD  LETTERS.


3.01 Budget - Generally

  1. In accordance with Article V, Sections 4-15 of the Town charter, the Mayor’s proposed budget shall include the general fund, the open Capital Improvement Projects (CIP), the proposed CIP projects and  the water and sewer system enterprise fund. 

  2. The Mayor may reallocate up to a total of 5% of a Department's appropriated budget to another Department without the prior approval of the Board of Commissioners.

  3. Expenditures from each department shall not exceed the Commissioners' approved budget amount by more than 5%.

  4. The Town Clerk and Treasurer shall regularly review budget expenditures and revenue and report any significant deficits or surpluses to the Board of Commissioners.  No less than quarter-annually, the Town Clerk shall report on the status of the Town budget.

 3.02  Capital Improvement Projects

  1. Capital Improvement projects (CIP) are those projects having a projected budget in excess of $10,000 and typically span several years from planning to completion.

  2. The CIP budget shall detail for each project, the total amount of funds required, the estimated start and finish dates, the amount currently obligated, and the amount remaining to be funded. Following adoption of the General Fund budget, the Board of Commissioners shall discuss the CIP budget.  The Commissioners shall allocate monies transferred to the CIP budget to specific projects.  Any funds remaining unallocated to specific projects shall be identified as such. No monies transferred to the CIP budget shall be expended unless allocated  to a specific project by the Board of Commissioners.

Section II. Be it Further Resolved, Enacted and Ordained that this Ordinance shall take effect on the date on which the Mayor approves the Ordinance after passing by the Board of Commissioners or on the date on which the Board of Commissioners pass the Ordinance over the veto of the Mayor.

Passed this 17th day of June, 2013 by a vote of 5 for, 0 against, 0 absent, and 0 abstain.

By:  /s/  Donna DesPres, Town Clerk

Board of Commissioners
By:  /s/  Timothy O'Donnell, President

Approved this 17th day June, 2013
By:  /s/   Donald Briggs, Mayor



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