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




January 6, 2014

Emmitsburg Town Office



Present:  Mayor Donald Briggs; Commissioners Clifford Sweeney, Christopher Staiger, Glenn Blanchard and Tim O’Donnell, President. 

Staff present were Vickie Felix and Dave Haller, Town Manager.

Absent:  Commissioner Mellor with prior notice. 

_________________________________________________________________________ I.   Call to Order  

Commissioner Tim O’Donnell, President of the Board of Commissioners, called the January 6, 2014 Town Meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.  Pledge of Allegiance was recited.


Approval of Minutes

The Minutes of the December 3, 2013 Town Meeting were approved as presented.


Commissioner Comments

Commissioners cited attendances and announcements to include the Vigilant Hose Company dinner.  Delegate Kelly Schulz will be putting together a program in high schools for drug use resistance.  For families and individuals, the Frederick County Library will be providing 3 separate community garden events for planning and taking care of plants. 

Mayor’s Comments

Mayor Briggs cited attendances and announcements to include the Celebration of Elizabeth Ann Seton and the 100th birthday party of Cathleen Richard Williams.  With Mr. Haller, he had a meeting with the Board of Education’s facilities manager and they toured the elementary school.  The Lions Club banquet is coming up.   


Administrative Business

·         Traffic flow change on West Lincoln Avenue: westbound only between South Seton and School Lane – Mr. Haller will investigate and report back.

·         Mt. Saint Mary’s business department offering support on surveys or projects.

·         No parking signs on turning lane westbound on route 140 between the Convenience Plus to Timbermill Run.  Contact SHA about possibility of turning shoulder into turning lane.  Mr. Haller will investigate and report back. 

·         Salt supply

·         Pembrook Woods power outage – power is flickering since outage

·         Community park trail - does it get plowed?

·         Board questioned if there have been any plowing issues… i.e., DePaul Street

·         Potholes on Irishtown Road near bridge.  Mr. Haller will let the county know.

·         Job description – Commissioner Staiger inquired if staff has revised any job descriptions recently. Mr. Haller stated no.  


Consent Agenda - none



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

Planning Commission Report - Commissioner Sweeney reported that there was no Planning Commission meeting.



II.       Agenda Items


Truck Replacement

Mr. Haller reported that staff received three bids to replace a 1984 Town truck.  Staff recommends the bid from Wantz Chevrolet for a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD with a snow plow package for $36,537.   There was brief discussion about fleet purchases to which Mr. Haller stated that they did consider.                                                                                                     

Motion:  To support the purchase of the truck replacement for the Town of Emmitsburg from Wantz Chevrolet for $36,537.

Motion made by Commissioner Blanchard, second by Commissioner Sweeney.

                                     Vote: 4-0 in favor


Set Agenda Items for January 22, 2014 Town Meeting

1.    2014 Planning Department Update - discussion 



III.      Public Comments - none





V.        Adjournment

         With no further business, the January 6, 2014 Town Meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m.