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


Town Manager's Report

March 2010

Prepared by David Haller



·         Staff has repaired the “Welcome to Emmitsburg” sign on MD 140 west of Town. 

·         Staff cleaned East and West Main Street.

·         Staff has repaired a number of street lights.

·         Staff seeded and mulched the Sleep Inn property where the Town piled snow.


·         Rainbow Lake remains at the spillway level. 

·         The roughing filters are being backwashed twice per day and the DE filters are being done once per week.

·         The water meters at the Provincial House and FEMA have been inspected and calibrated.

·         Water production and consumption.  We produced and purchased an average of 336,137 gpd.  We consumed an average of 302,862 gpd.


 The difference is "Backwash Water" ... (9.9%). We purchased 350,150 gallons of

 water from MSM this month.

o    46.6% of this water came from wells. 

o     3.4% of this water came from Mt. St. Mary's.

o    50.0% of this water came from Rainbow Lake. 



·         The overland and flow treatment system remains is up and running for the season.

·         Staff has been flushing sewer lines at MH-21 and MH-98 to remove grease build-up.

·         We received about 4.8 inches of precipitation this month (the average is 4.0 inches).


o    We have a precipitation surplus of 9.2" over the last six months.  The average precipitation for the period from October 1 thru March 31 is 22.2".  We have received 31.4" for that period.


·         Wastewater Treatment:


o    We treated an average of 823,000 gpd (consumed 302,862 gpd) which means that 63.2% of the wastewater treated this month was "wild water". 

o    We experienced no spills of untreated sewerage during the month of March. 

o    We exceeded the plant's design capacity on nine (9) days during the month of March:


3/1    1,080,000 GPD      3/2        841,000 GPD       3/3        919,000 GPD 

3/4       814,000 GPD     3/12    2,571,000 GPD       3/13    3,761,000 GPD      

3/14   1,715,000 GPD     3/15    1,063,000 GPD       3/28       874,000 GPD



·         Trash pickup will remain Mondays for the remainder of Month of April, weather permitting.


·         Staff has cleaned and opened the restrooms in Memorial and Community Parks.

·         Staff raked and prepared the ball fields for the season.

·         Staff has been painting the pavilion at the swimming pool.

·         Staff has added the new gravel and leveled the parking lot in Memorial Park.

·         Staff has begun mowing and general maintenance in all parks for the season.

I Recently Attended the Following Meetings: 

·         03/02  With resident deputies for a general update

·         03/03  Staff Meeting/Clerk

·         03/04  HR Training Meeting

·         03/04  Staff Meeting – Snow Removal Costs

·         03/08  Mayor’s Staff Meeting

·         03/11  Staff Meeting – Budget

·         03/16  Staff Meeting/Clerk

·         03/18  Meeting with USDA – Sewer Plant Upgrade Funding

·         03/22  Staff Meeting – Budget

·         03/24  With Fox & Associates – Walking Trails Project


list of prior months' Town Manager's reports