Managers Report for January

March 28, 2008 at 11:59 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Town Manager’s Report
January 2008

Prepared by David Haller


  • Staff  plowed snow and treated streets

  • Staff has repaired a number of street lights

  • Staff installed new 15 minute parking meters at the square

  • Staff removed Christmas decorations on Main Street

  • Staff installed Mt. St. Mary’s Bicentennial Banners on Main Street


  • Rainbow Lake is now at or near the spillway level and our five wells appear to be recovering very well

  • The roughing filters are now being backwashed three times per day and the DE filters are being done once per week

  • The previously existing water use restrictions which prohibit all outdoor water have been discontinued

    Water production and consumption.  We produced and purchased an average of 355,204 gpd.  We consumed an average of 310,808 gpd (up 36,740 gpd or 147 taps over November 2007)  

    • The difference is “Backwash Water” …(12.5%).   We purchased 339,200 gals. of water from MSM this month.

    • 58.7%      of this water came from wells 

    •  3.1%      of this water came from Mt. St. Mary’s

    • 38.2%      of this water came from Rainbow Lake 


  • Staff shut-down the overland treatment system in mid December for the season

  • We received about 1.2 inches of precipitation this month (the average is 3.7 inches)

    • We have a deficit of 1.8″ of  precipitation over the last six months.  The average precipitation for the period from Aug 1 thru  January 31 is 22.1″ and we have received 20.3″ for that period. 

  • Wastewater Treatment:

    • We treated an average of 413,000 gpd (consumed 310,808 gpd) which means that 24.7% of the wastewater treated this month was “wild water”.   

    • We experienced no spills of untreated sewerage during the month of January

    • We did not exceed the plant’s design capacity on any days during the month of January


  • Trash pickup will remain Monday and Thursday for the Month of fEBRUARY, 2008


  • Staff made all standard checks and emptied trash cans

  • Staff supervised the final construction of the new pavilion at the swimming pool

  • Staff worked on the reconfiguration of the parking lot at the Babe Ruth Field in Community Park

  • The Town Manager has negotiated with Frederick County to secure an $8,000 grant to help pay the estimated $25,000 cost of spraying the watershed for gypsy moths

General Note:

  • The Town Manager has submitted a list of all ongoing major projects and their status to the Mayor and Council for their review and comments

Meetings Attended:

  • 01/07 meeting with Mt. St. Mary’s to discuss water contract extension

  • 01/08 Meeting with Allegheny Power to discuss power pole relocations on Lincoln Avenue

  • 01/09 meeting with Town forester to discuss and plan for spraying of watershed for Gypsy moths

  • 01/10 meeting with engineering firm related to proposal preparation for new water treatment plant in Emmit Gardens

  • 10/10 meeting with Mountain Trails Task Force

  • 01/16 meeting with Mayor Hoover and the Town of Thurmont to discuss possible taxi service for both towns

  • 01/16 meeting of Emergency Management Task Force

  • 01/17 meeting of the Emmitsburg Alliance at NETC

  • 01/23 meeting with MES and staff to review sanitary sewer meter project and progress of same

  • 01/31 attended seminar related to improved customer service



List of prior months’ Town Manager’s reports



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