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

Town Manager's Report

January 2014

Prepared by David Haller  


Staff took down Christmas decorations

Staff repaired a number of street lights

Staff plowed and salted a number of streets

Staff replaced the street light control eye on Silo Hill Parkway


Rainbow Lake is at the spillway level

The roughing filters are being backwashed three times a day and the DE filters are being done twice a week. 

Our wells are down an average of 11.0’ from their May 2011 levels.  

Water production and consumption   

o We produced and purchased an average of 347,896 GPD.  We consumed an average of 312,254 GPD.  

 The difference is "Backwash” Water ... (10.2%). We purchased 618,530 gallons of
 water from MSM this month.

o 47.5% of this water came from wells.   

o   5.7% of this water came from Mt. St. Mary's. 

o 46.8% of this water came from Rainbow Lake.  


The overland flow treatment system is shut down for the season. 

We received about 2.9” of precipitation this month (the average is 3.7”).    

o We have a precipitation SURPLUS of 4.8" over the last six months.  The average precipitation for the period from August 1 thru January 31 is 22.1".  We have received 26.9" for that period. 

Wastewater Treatment:    

o We treated an average of 545,000 GPD (consumed 312,254 GPD) which means that 42.7% of the wastewater treated this month was "wild water".

o WE had no spills of untreated sewerage in January.

o We exceeded the plant’s design capacity on three days in the month of January.  

01/06 1,092,000 GPD  01/11 1,143,000 GPD

01/12     889,000 GPD   


Trash pickup will remain Mondays for the remainder of the month of February.


Staff has performed standard mowing and trimming in all parks.

Playground Specialist installed 68 cubic yards of wood carpet mulch around the playground equipment in Community Park

I Recently Attended the Following Meetings:  

01/06 Met with the Mayor to review the meeting agenda

01/06 Met with a developer to discuss a possible project

01/17 Met with a developer to discuss two possible projects

01/21 Met with solar project contractor

01/22 Met with the Mayor to review the meeting agenda

01/24 Met with staff and DNR to discuss some possible storm water management projects

01/24 Met with the solar project contractor

01/30 Met with a developer to discuss a possible project




Date:  January 2014

Overtime Parking: 76

Restricted Parking Zone: 3

Parked in Crosswalk:

Parked on Sidewalk: 

Parked Blocking Road: 

Parked by Fire Hydrant:

Parked on Highway:

Failure to Park between Lines:

Other Violation:

Left Side Parking: 1

Meter Money:  $1,318.54

Parking Permits: 

Meter Bag Rental: $6.00

Parking Ticket Money:  $300.00



Total:  $1,624.54



List of prior months' Town Manager's reports