April 6, 2015
Emmitsburg Town Office
Mayor Donald Briggs; Commissioners Clifford Sweeney,
Joseph Ritz III, Jennifer Mellor, Glenn Blanchard
and Tim O’Donnell, President.
Staff present were Vickie Felix and Dave Haller,
Call to Order
Commissioner Tim O’Donnell, President of the Board
of Commissioners, called the April 6, 2015 Town
Meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance
The Minutes of the March 16, 2015 Town Meeting were
approved as amended.
Commissioner(s) cited attendances to include the
Easter Egg hunt sponsored by the Knights of Columbus
and Christ Community Church; Thurmont business expo;
Frederick Bicycle Coalition meeting. Announcement
included the paving happening in Town done by
Frederick County; baseball and softball teams are
starting to have games so be mindful when in the
Mayor announced he attended the Easter Egg Hunt
which had about 400 children in attendance. The
General Dollar store is underway. He had a follow up
meeting with SHA in regards to the sidewalk
connections on East and West Main St. which will
probably be done by the fall of 2016. The comp plan
update will be on April 27, 2015 at the Planning
Commission meeting, the focus is on sustainability.
He congratulated the Mt. Saint Mary’s Rugby team
who will be going to the final four in Denver. He
announced that there are about 80 homeless children
at Catoctin High School and spoke about SHIP, they
will come and give a presentation at the next town
meeting. He also announced that the grant percentage
for the LED lights in the parks was 61%.
Pleased with staffs quick response with county on
fixing Irishtown Rd.
Modify backstop on baseball field – gave to Mr.
Haller to review.
Mayor’s recommendation for Rick Kapriva as
Chairperson of Board of Appeals starting June 5,
2015; Bob Rosensteel is stepping down at the end of
his term on June 4, 2015. Unanimous consent.
Treasurer’s Report –
Commissioner Blanchard reported on March 2015 cash
activity. Detailed report at Exhibit A.
Planning Commission Report –
Commissioner Sweeney reported that there was no
II. Agenda Items
Update of WWTP by RK&K
Mike Schultz of RK&K gave and updated presentation
on the WWTP. He stated all the concrete is in; all
the mechanical systems are installed and they are
now doing functional testing of the equipment. He
anticipates the testing will be done at the end of
May and can begin to put the process online treating
sewage. Site work has started; paving should start
this week; should have a working facility by the end
of May. The change orders are about 1.5%.
Michelle Mills of Draper and McGinley, P.A.
presented the fiscal year 2014 audit and answered
questions from the Commissioners. Fiscal year 2014
had a financial statement audit and a single audit
which is required when federal grant expenditures
are greater than $500,000. Mrs. Mills encouraged
commissioners to read the Management Discussion and
Analysis. She reported that all in all most things
were comparable to the prior year. There were no
internal control findings or material weaknesses.
- To accept the Fiscal Year 2014 audit report as
Motion made by Commissioner Blanchard and second by
Set Agenda Items for April 20, 2015 Town Meeting
Presentation on savings from LED street light
Review Snow Emergency Plan
SHIP - Students Homelessness Initiative Partnership
Multi User Trail – Administrative Business
Community Garden – Administrative Business
III. Public Comments –
Tim Clark, President of Vigilant Hose Co. Rocky
– Updated the Board on the EMS coverage and Company
26 issue since December of 2013. Erma Tressler,
Coordinator of After School Program; Ella Oleszczuk,
student; Payton Taylor, student; Catherine Moorer,
student and Julia Moorer, teacher - gave a
presentation of the after school program which
consist of twenty students. Students gave the Board
an album of the different activities that they did
this school year.
IV. SIGN APPROVED TEXT AMENDMENTS AND/OR
RESOLUTIONS - none