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




November 4, 2013

Emmitsburg Town Office



Present:  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.


Commissioner Comments

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’s Comments

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 recycling. 


Administrative Business

·         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


Consent Agenda

Reappoint Dianne Walbrecker to the Board of Appeals

Reappoint Jospeh Ritz, Amy Myles and Conrad Weaver to Citizens Advisory Committee

Proclamation – November Municipal Government Works Month

Motion: to accept the consent agenda in its entirety.

Motion made by Commissioner Blanchard, second by Commissioner Mellor.  Unanimous consent. 



Treasurer’s Report - Commissioner Blanchard reported on October 2013 cash activity.  Detailed report at Exhibit A.


Planning Commission – Commissioner Sweeney reported that the Planning Commission met on October 28, 2013; no agenda items. 



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 Meeting

1.    Delegate Kathy Afzali- presentation

2.    Modification to existing Day Care Ordinance. 


Administrative Business

1.    Tree lighting

2.    Move town meeting to Tuesday, December 3, 2013 because of tree lighting on Monday, December 2, 2013.


III.     Public Comments:  Two individuals were signed up to speak but declined and left the meeting before it was over.    





V.        Adjournment

With no further business, the November 4, 2013 Town Meeting was adjourned at 8:19 p.m.