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

Town Manager's Report

Prepared by David Haller


  • Staff  installed the 'welcome to Emmitsburg' signs

  • Staff has repaired a number of street lights

  • Staff installed speed bumps on Lincoln Avenue and North Avenue

  • Staff coordinated several street paving projects

  • Staff repaired and cold patched a few sidewalks on Main Street


  • Rainbow Lake is maintaining at the spillway and all wells are holding up well

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

  • Staff has recently flushed the raw line from Rainbow Lake to the Water Treatment Plant

  • Water production and consumption.  We produced and purchased an average of 336,537 gpd.  We consumed an average of 303,816 gpd.

    • The difference is "Backwash Water" ...(9.7%).   We purchased 240,800 gals. of water from MSM this month.

    • 48.2%      of this water came from wells 

    •   0.2.4%   of this water came from Mt. St. Mary's

    • 49.4%      of this water came from Rainbow Lake 


  • Mason Dixon Farms has started pumping and aerator maintenance has been performed on Lagoon No. 3

  • We received about 1.4 inches of precipitation this month (the average is 4,5 inches)

    • We have a deficit of 3.7" of  precipitation over the last six months.  The average precipitation for the period from December 1 thru May 31 is 22.2" and we have received 18.5" for that period. 

    • There was an error in last month's precipitation computation which indicated that we had exceeded the six month average by 3.5% when we exceeded by only 0.8".  It is also important to know that this six month average does not include Nov. 2006, a month in which we exceeded the monthly average precipitation by 1.4"

  • Wastewater Treatment:

    • We treated an average of 286,000 gpd (consumed 303,816 gpd) which means that 0.0% of the wastewater treated this month was "wild water".  This also indicat4es that approximately 67% of the 26,424 gpd increase in consumption this month went to outdoor use

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

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


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


  • Staff worked on the ball fields in Memorial Park

  • Staff  coordinated and worked with S&W Construction on the replacement of the roofs on the Bathrooms and pavilion in Memorial Park

  • Staff coordinated the pouring of the concrete for the new bandstand in Community Park

  • Staff did some painting at the Community swimming pool

Meetings Attended:

  • 05/05 With Hess Enterprises related to possible rezoning request at hotel site

  • 05/07 With sewer plant design engineers related to possible treatment methods

  • 05/09 With staff to review water capacity numbers

  • 05/10 With Dan Reaver related to his proposed commercial subdivision

  • 05/15 With Planning consultant to create water capacity section of Comp Plan update

  • 05/16 Water & Sewer Master Plan seminar-Hagerstown

  • 05/17 With Mayor and Representatives of MSM to discuss growth limits delineation

  • 05/24 Municipal/BOCC Water & Sewer Master Plan update

  • 05/24 MML POS funding meeting (Got $70,000 of POS money



List of prior months' Town Manager's reports