November 4, 2013
Emmitsburg Town Office
Mayor Donald Briggs; Commissioners Clifford
Sweeney, Christopher Staiger, Jennifer Mellor,
Glenn Blanchard and Tim O’Donnell, President.
Staff present were Vickie Felix and Dave Haller, Town Manager.
I. Call to Order
Commissioner Tim O’Donnell, President of the Board of
Commissioners, called the November 4, 2013 Town
Meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Pledge of
Allegiance was recited.
Approval of Minutes
The Minutes of the October 21, 2013 Town Meeting
were approved as presented.
Commissioners cited recognitions and
announcements: thanks to everyone who helped
with Halloween activities and to Pastor John for
Light the Park which had a very good
turnout; on Veterans Day the VFW will be having
honor ceremonies at the cemeteries; the Mother
Seton Fun Run, and the Boy Scouts will start a
food drive which is the largest single donation
of the year for the food bank.
Mayor Briggs stated it has been a busy two
weeks. He cited attendances to include WWTP
construction meeting; SHA meeting with
Commissioner Delauter; met with surveyors for
sidewalk projects; gave presentation to 4th
graders at Mother Seton School, met with the
Vice President of Mt. Saint Mary’s; went to the
MML Chapter meeting; met with Accountants about
audit which will be ready to present soon. He
announced that the Frederick County Tourism bus
came and met at the Carriage House; the town put
up banners to honor veterans; signage was
requested for Track Road, and he congratulated
Mount Saint Mary’s on their single-stream
Holiday parking – staff recommended December 16,
2013 – January 1, 2014. Unanimous consent.
Discussion: Utilization of $55,000 from State
Highway Administration grant for streets
maintenance; Mayor Briggs would like to use it
for the square project. Staff was directed to
prepare a budget adjustment to the CIP fund for
the square project earmarked to move the traffic
light controller and that after 2 years this
could be reallocated. Staff will bring
adjustment back to board. Unanimous consent.
Sidewalk project update
Reappoint Dianne Walbrecker to the Board of
Reappoint Jospeh Ritz, Amy Myles and Conrad
Weaver to Citizens Advisory Committee
Proclamation – November Municipal Government
to accept the consent agenda in its entirety.
Motion made by Commissioner Blanchard, second by
Commissioner Mellor. Unanimous consent.
- Commissioner Blanchard reported on October
2013 cash activity. Detailed report at Exhibit
– Commissioner Sweeney reported that the
Planning Commission met on October 28, 2013; no
II. Agenda Items
Quarterly project update on the Wastewater
Treatment Plant construction
Mr. Terry Zentkovich, Project Manager of RK&K presented an updated
construction project report for the WWTP. The
report consisted of the project summary, change
orders, and work completed; almost every project
has been started and many structures have been
completed. He said it looks like the project
should finish on schedule.
Registration of trail users – discussion
Commissioner Blanchard stated that this was brought to him by a
hunter who was concerned about the stewardship
of the land and safety issues. Mr. Haller
reported there is no state requirement in order
to ride a bike on the trails. The Board
discussed it briefly and respected the concern
but stated they really don’t know how they would
do this; no action was taken.
Set Agenda Items for November 18, 2013 Town
Delegate Kathy Afzali- presentation
Modification to existing Day Care Ordinance.
Move town meeting to Tuesday, December 3, 2013
because of tree lighting on Monday, December 2,
individuals were signed up to speak but declined
and left the meeting before it was over.
IV. SIGN APPROVED PROCLAMATION