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                                                                                                             J u l y  2018
                                                                                                                                          by James Rada, Jr.


                                                                                        For more information on the Town of Emmitsburg, visit www.emmitsburgmd.
                                                                                        gov or call 301-600-6300.

                                                                                       Town Gets $30,000 Grant                  “Your work here has been a
                                                                                          During the July meeting of         catalyst for our ongoing efforts
                                                                                       the Emmitsburg Mayor and              to enhance the quality of life in
                                                                                       Commissioners, Town Manager           Emmitsburg,” said Tim O’Donnell,
                                                                                       Cathy Willets announced that the      president of the Board of
                                                                                       town had received a $30,000 grant     Commissioners.
                                                                                       from the Maryland Department of          The new town planner, Zach
                                                                                       the Environment. The grant was        Gulden, introduced himself to the
                                                                                       awarded because the town had          mayor and commissioners. Gulden
                                                                                       been able to keep its nitrogen and    lives in Gettysburg and was the
                                                                                       phosphorus in the water to less than   Freedom Township manager and
                                                                                       one part per million gallons. The     Upper Allen Township planner.
                                                                                       money will be used to continue to     He has a master’s degree in public
                                                                                       improve and optimize the town’s       administration.
                                                                                       water system.
                                                                                                                             POS Projects Get Funding
                                                                                       ADA Playground Complete                  Mayor Donald Briggs announced
                                                                                          The ADA-compliant playground       that Emmitsburg had received
                                                                                       in Emmit Gardens is complete,         $191,000 out of $391,000 that the
                                                                                       except for an ADA-compliant           Frederick County municipalities
                                                                                       pathway to the park. The              had to share for Program Open
                                                                                       playground is designed to allow       Space (POS) projects.
                                                                                       children with disabilities to enjoy      Briggs said that the all-children
                                                                                       activities in the park.
                                                                                                                             play lot will receive $120,000
                                                                                       Cipplerly Retires                     (77 percent of what the project
                                                                                          The July meeting of the            could get), and the pool bathhouse
                                                                                       Emmitsburg Mayor and                  renovations will receive $71,000
                                                                                       Commissioners was the last one for    (100 percent of what the project
                                                                                       Town Planner Sue Cipperly.            could get).


                                                                                       For more information on the Town of Thurmont, visit
                                                                                       or call the town office at 301-271-7313.

                                                                                        Note: The Thurmont Mayor and Board of Commissioners did not meet
                                                                                        between June 26 and July 24.
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