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


                                                 Town Manager's Report

                                                     May 2009

                                               Prepared by David Haller


  • Staff installed speed bumps on Chesapeake Ave., El Lincoln Ave, W. North Ave and Timbermill Run

  • Staff worked with the contractor to mill and patch sections of Silo Hill Rd.

  • Staff repaired a number of street lights

  • Staff cleaned East & West Main Street


  • Rainbow Lake is now full and holding at the spillway level

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

  • Staff has replaced the pump in Well No. 2 and it is back on line

  • Staff  has repaired another leak on Tract Road


  • Water production and consumption.  We produced and purchased an average of 346,717 gpd.  We consumed an average of 301,983 gpd 

    • The difference is "Backwash Water" ...(12.9%).   We purchased 349,700 gals. of water from MSM this month.

    • 53.0% of this water came from wells 

    •   3.3% of this water came from Mt. St. Mary's

    • 43.7%  of this water came from Rainbow Lake 


  • The overland and flow treatment system is now up and running for the season

  • Staff has repaired transfer pump no. 1

  • We received about 6.4 inches of precipitation this month (the average is 4.5 inches)

    • We have a precipitation deficit of 0.2" (down from 3.4" last month) over the last six months, the average precipitation for the period from Dec. 1 thru May 31 is 22.2" and we received 22.0" for that period

  • Wastewater Treatment:

    • We treated an average of 613,000 gpd (consumed 301,983 gpd) which means that 50.7% of the wastewater treated this month was "wild water".  

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

  • We exceeded the plant's design capacity seven days in the month of May

  • 05/03  760,000 gals.    05/04   2,005,000 gal    05/05  1,241,000 gal 

  • 05/06  1,848,000 gal    05/07  1,271,000 gal     05/28   1,166,000 gal

  • 05/29    881,000 gal


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


  • Staff put sand in the horse shoe pits

  • Staff put new carpet mulch around the playground equipment in Memorial Park

  • Staff performed the monthly maintenance inspection

  • Staff installed a speed-bump and stop sign in Memorial Park

  • Staff worked on the town swimming pool preparing it for the season

Meetings Attended:

  • 05/06  Meeting with H/R consultant to review new employee handbook

  • 05/06  General Staff meeting to review operations of all departments

  • 05/07  Meeting with Dan Reaver related to EEIP contract

  • 05/12  Meeting with Fox & Associates related to EEIP contract & associated record plat

  • 05/13  Meeting with auditor related to upcoming audit

  • 05/15  Meeting with Fox & Associated related to Community Park trail plan

  • 05/19  General Staff meeting to review and assess standard operations

  • 05/19 Mayor's staff meeting

  • 05/27 Meeting with staff and HR consultant to handout new employee handbook and answer related questions

list of prior months' Town Manager's reports