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


                                                 Town Manager's Report

                                                      October 2008

                                               Prepared by David Haller


  • Staff  cleaned East and West Main Street

  • Staff has repaired a number of street lights

  • Staff worked with contractor to trim all of the street trees on East & West Main Street

  • Staff worked with the contractor to install guard-rail on North Federal Avenue

  • Staff took down "Fallen Firefighters" banners


  • Rainbow Lake is now about 12" below the spillway  

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

  • Staff is rebuilding one of the DE filters

    Water production and consumption.  We produced and purchased an average of 328,826 gpd.  We consumed an average of 282,526 gpd 


    • The difference is "Backwash Water" ...(14.0%).   We purchased 252,200 gals. of water from MSM this month.

    • 48.7% of this water came from wells 

    •   3.0% of this water came from Mt. St. Mary's

    • 48.3%  of this water came from Rainbow Lake 


  • Staff is continuing to operate the overland flow treatment system

  • We received about 1.8 inches of precipitation this month (the average is 3.5 inches)

    • We have a surplus of 2.2" of  precipitation over the last six months.  The average precipitation for the period from May 1 thru Oct. 31 is 23.9" and we have received 26.1" for that period. 

  • Wastewater Treatment:

    • We treated an average of 349,000 gpd (consumed 282,526 gpd) which means that 19.0% of the wastewater treated this month was "wild water".  

    • We experienced no spill of untreated sewerage during the month of October       

  • We exceeded the plant's design capacity one day during the month of October

  • 10/25  1,135,000 gal.   


  • Trash pickup will remain Monday and Thursday for the Month of November, 2008, with the exception of November 27th which will have no pick-up.


  • Staff made all standard checks and emptied trash cans

  • Staff winterized the restrooms in the parks

  • Staff winterized the swimming pool

  • Staff performed standard mowing and trimming

Meetings Attended:

  • 10/02 Meeting with Fox & Assoc. to discuss EEIP contract drawings

  • 10/06 Meeting with HR consultant to review job descriptions

  • 10/08 Meeting with HR consultant to discuss personnel matter

  • 10/08 LEPC - Emergency Planning Meeting

  • 10/14 Personnel matter meeting with Jim Click, Dan Fissel & Kevin Stultz

  • 10/15 EBPA meeting

  • 10/15 Staff MEETING WITH Donna D. & Sue C.

  • 10/16 Meeting with auditors

  • 10/16 Meeting with BOCC & MML

  • 10/17 Meeting with Parks Committee to review Emmit Gardens Park

  • 10/27 Scenic By-Ways Committee meeting

list of prior months' Town Manager's reports