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

Town Manager's Report
February  2007

Prepared by David Haller


  • Staff repaired a number of street and stop signs

  • Staff has repaired a number of street lights

  • Staff plowed snow and salted a number of streets and cleared the snow from Main Street and Seton Avendue


  • The generator at the water treatment plant had standard maintenance performed on it this month

  • The roughing filters are being backwashed once everyday and the DE filters are  being done once every week

  • Staff repaired several water leaks this month - Two six inch mains were repaired, as well as two service connections on West Main Street

  • Water production and consumption.  We produced and purchased an average of 348,069 gpd.  We consumed an average of 325,399 gpd.

    • The difference is "Backwash Water" ...(6.5%).   We purchased 466,800 gals. of water from MSM this month.

    • 47.7% of this water came from wells 

    •  4.8% of this water came from Mt. St. Mary's

    • 47.5% of this water came from Rainbow Lake 


  • Staff has had standard maintenance performed on the generator at the pumping station and the wastewater treatment plant

  • We received about 2.8 inches of precipitation this month (the average is 3.0 inches)

    • We have exceeded the average precipitation by 2.5" over the last six months.  The average precipitation for the period from September1 thru February 28 is 21.5" and we have received 24.0" for that period

  • Wastewater Treatment:

    • We treated an average of 429,000 gpd (consumed 325,399 gpd) which means that 24% of the wastewater treated this month was "wild water"

    • We experienced no spills of untreated sewerage during the month of February

    • We exceeded the plant's design capacity on four three in the Month of February

    • 02/21  893,000 gal.;   02/22  1,049,000 gal.;   02/26  839,000 gal;       


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


  • Staff trimmed some trees in Emmit Gardens Park

  • Staff made standard checks of all parks ---trash cans, bathrooms, etc.

Meetings Attended:

  • 02/07 Chris Jakubiak Comp Plan and Water Plan

  • 02/07 Catoctin Land Trust related to mountain land study

  • 02/08 Maryland Environmental Services - Sewerage flow meters

  • 02/08 Frederick County - Cedar Avenue paving and sidewalks

  • 02/09 Related to the Carriage House's sewer connection

  • 02/13 With pool management contractor

  • 02/14 South Seton Avenue project progress meeting

  • 02/15 Frederick County BOCC / Municipal meeting

  • 02/16 New Emergency generator start-up meeting

  • 02/20 Scenic By-Ways Management meeting

  • 02/21 MDE related to sewer plant upgrade

  • 02/22 Frederick County / MML tax sharing meeting

  • 02/27 Budget review meeting




List of prior months' Town Manager's reports