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

Town Manager's Report
January  2007

Prepared by David Haller


  • Staff repaired a number of street and stop signs

  • Staff has repaired a number of street lights

  • Staff salted a number of icy spots around Town

  • Staff took down the holiday decorations from the Community Center and Main Street

  • Staff started on the temporary sidewalk repairs on Main Street


  • As the lake water has cooled staff has discontinued the injection of coagulant treatment at Well #3 and the plant is operating well

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

  • All plant and equipment maintenance is underway and should be completed in the next few weeks

  • Water production and consumption.  We produced and purchased an average of 305,010 gpd.  We consumed an average of 284,923 gpd.

    • The difference is "Backwash Water" ...(6.60%).   We purchased 560,800 gals. of water from MSM this month.

    • 44.0% of this water came from wells 

    •  5.9% of this water came from Mt. St. Mary's

    • 50.1% of this water came from Rainbow Lake 


  • Staff  has completed the de-sludgeing of Lagoon #2 at the wastewater treatment plant 

  • We received about 1.7 inches of precipitation this month (the average is 3.6 inches)

    • We have exceeded the average precipitation by 0.8" over the last six months.  The average precipitation for the period from August 1 thru January 31 is 22.1" and we have received 22.9" for that period

  • Wastewater Treatment:

    • We treated an average of 530,000 gpd (consumed 284,923 gpd) which means that 46% of the wastewater treated this month was "wild water"

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

    • We exceeded the plant's design capacity on four days in the Month of January

    • 01/01  1,440,000 gal.;   01/07  1,229,000 gal.;   01/08  1,643,000 gal;       

    • 01/09     819,000 gal.; 


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


  • Staff trimmed some trees in Memorial Park

  • Staff made repairs to playground equipment in Community Park

  • Staff worked with "Playground Specialist" to install new park equipment in Memorial Park

Meetings Attended:

  • 01/03 EBPA Board of Directors meeting

  • 01/03 Lincoln Avenue water & sewer rehab project meeting

  • 01/05 Sidewalk repair planning meeting

  • 01/11 Meeting with pool construction and repair contractor

  • 01/16 Meeting with Frederick Co. Facilities manager related to new emergency generator

  • 01/17 Meeting with engineers related to evaluation study of existing wastewater treatment plant

  • 01/18 Meeting related to new emergency generator installation

  • 01/18 Frederick County Commissioners & Municipal Joint meeting

  • 01/19 Frederick County Economic Development seminar on Small Business Incubators

  • 01/26 Meeting with Mt. St. Mary's University related to US 15 access issues

  • 01/29 Meeting with Frederick County related to solid waste collection

  • 01/31 Budget review meeting




List of prior months' Town Manager's reports