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

Town Manager's Report
June 2007

Prepared by David Haller


  • Staff  Cleaned East and West Main Street

  • Staff has repaired a number of street lights in Brookfield

  • Staff installed Farmer's Market Banners and U.S. Flags on Main Street

  • Staff coordinated the striping of several streets

  • Staff installed "No Dumping" signs at the end of Welty Avenue


  • Rainbow Lake is now 4" below the spillway, but all wells are holding up well 

  • The roughing filters are now being backwashed three times per day and the DE filters are being done once per week

  • Staff has recently re-worked the catwalk at the Rainbow Lake valve house

  • Water production and consumption.  We produced and purchased an average of 367,590 gpd.  We consumed an average of 310,515 gpd  (up 12% from April)

    • The difference is "Backwash Water" ...(15.5%).   We purchased 381,100 gals. of water from MSM this month.

    • 49.0%      of this water came from wells 

    •   3.4%      of this water came from Mt. St. Mary's

    • 47.6%      of this water came from Rainbow Lake 


  • Staff has recently rebuilt the meter at the irrigation reservoir and Wayne Sharrer has reported to work.  He is our new W&S Dept. Employee

  • We received about 2.2 inches of precipitation this month (the average is 4.3 inches)

    • We have a deficit of 6.7" of  precipitation over the last six months.  The average precipitation for the period from January 1 thru  June 30 is 23.2" and we have received 16.5" for that period. 

  • Wastewater Treatment:

    • We treated an average of 273,000 gpd (consumed 310,515 gpd) which means that 0.0% of the wastewater treated this month was "wild water".  This also indicates that approximately 12% of all consumption is going to outdoor use  (See #4 under water)

    • Water consumption is up approximately 12% from April and the majority of the increased consumption appears to be for outdoor uses.  We are also at a 6.7" precipitation deficit over the last six month period and Rainbow Lake is 4" below the spillway.  Therefore, the Mayor & Council may want to consider a restriction on outdoor water uses.

    • We experienced one small spill of untreated sewerage during the month of June.  It took place at MH 120 and appears to be the result of a grease buildup in the main, not a high flow.

    • We did not exceed the plant's design capacity during the month of June


  • Trash pickup will remain Monday and Thursday for the Month of July, 2007


  • Staff cleaned-up the parking lot at the men's softball field in Community Park

  • Staff graded, seeded and munched the area around the foundation/conc. base of the new bandstand in Community Park

  • Staff removed the broken basketball backboard in Community Parl

  • Staff performed standard mowing and trimming in all parks

Meetings Attended:

  • 06/01 with the engineers for the Industrial Park East, II site plan over sanitary sewer design issues

  • 06/04 with an adjoining property owner to discuss access issues related to his mountain land

  • 06/06 with our auditors to discuss and plan our upcoming audit and information we will need to supply

  • 06/12 with he developers of Brookfield to review and discuss future sections of that project to be developed, as well as some street light problems

  • 06/13 with George Newman to discuss some environmental management tools and/or projects

  • 06/13 with the Mountain Trails Task Force

  • 06/27 Frederick County Board of Commissioners training session on the new ethics and lobbying ordinance

  • 06/29 with the engineers preparing the feasibility study related to the possible upgrade of our sewer plant



List of prior months' Town Manager's reports