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

PLANNER’S REPORT                                                                                    November 2013 2013

Susan H. Cipperly, AICP


1.  Attended Town Meeting – November 18, 2013

Prepared and presented change which allows family day care as a by-right use in residential zones and Village zone, but must be licensed by the State of Maryland. Does not allow commercial day care in residential zones.

Met with Mayor and Town Manager prior to town meetings to discuss current and       new agenda items and ongoing projects.                    

2.  Prepared and submitted Community Legacy project review request packets to MD DHCD for MHT review.  Current project applications involve 1-3 East Main, 122 E. Main, 315 E. Main, and VFW building at 12 W. Main.  Responded to follow-up questions from DHCD. 

3.  Square project –

          Met with Mayor Briggs, Dave Haller and State Highway Baltimore and District 7 staff to discuss modifications to the concept design, based on what SHA believes prudent in terms of safety considerations, while still allowing upgrade of the square and elements beyond the square.     
           Requested proposal from Seth Harry Associates, Inc. re providing redesign of square concept plan to reflect SHA schematic, and related services. 

4.  Communicated with developer regarding preliminary sketch plan for potential retail development on East Main Street.  As of this writing, no formal plan has been     submitted. 

5.  Consulted town attorney regarding the stormwater agreement for Homes for Emmitsburg and advised HFE of required changes to agreement. 

6.  Received follow-up information from Daughters of Charity – George Brenton re potential interior renovations. 

7.  Enforcement actions regarding fence height at 400 W. Main. 

8.  Supervised zoning and code enforcement activity.


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