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                             J an u ar y 2 0 1 8                                                             T hurmont

                                                                   by James Rada, Jr.  Donation from Halloween in the        losses. It will also look at the town’s
                                                                                       Park                                  current and projected demands
                                                                                          The Town of Thurmont recently      on the water system, identify any
                              E mmitsburg                                              donated $2,520.78 to the Thurmont     excess capacity, outline alternatives
                                                                                       Food Bank. This amount came from      for sharing of infrastructure,
            Snow Removal Reminder                 to ensure those sidewalks continue   the excess of the admission charged   and make any recommendations.
               Given the snow that has fallen this   looking good. Don’t use any       at the annual Halloween in the Park   The town has worked with Arro
            winter, the Emmitsburg town staff     product containing salt or any type   event, once the expenses were paid.   Consulting before and has found
            reminded residents that all basketball   of chloride to melt snow and ice.   This was in addition to a truckload   their work excellent.
            hoops and other items need to be      Chloride reacts with the aggregate in   of nonperishable food items that   Mayor Pro-tem Chosen
            removed from the street before        the concrete to scale and delaminate   were also donated to Thurmont
            a storm, and vehicles need to be      it. Instead, use kitty litter, sand, or   Food Bank at the event.             Following the re-election of
            removed off snow emergency routes.    fireplace ashes for de-icing. Wash or   Water Capacity Study Approved      Mayor John Kinnaird last fall, the
            After the storm has ended, residents   sweep (if cold) any concrete that gets                                    commissioners had to choose a
            have 24 hours to remove snow and      salt deposited on it from your car.     The Thurmont Mayor and             mayor pro-tem. The mayor pro-tem
            ice from public sidewalks that border                                      Commissioners approved a bid of       duties are to serve in the place of
            their property. Snow should not be    Recycling Schedule                   $15,200 from Arro Consulting in       the mayor if the mayor is unable
            blown or shoveled into a cleared        Emmitsburg will continue           Hagerstown to perform a water-        to attend a meeting. Commissioner
            street. These items are part of the   to follow the Frederick County       capacity study of the town’s water    Bill Buehrer was the most recent
            town municipal code and can result    recycling schedule this year. The    system. The study will look at the    mayor pro-tem and Commissioner
            in citations if not followed.         schedule can be found on the town    condition and capacity of the water   Wayne Hooper served before
                                                  website. Pickups will be every other   system and evaluate water sources,   him. Commissioner Wes Hamrick
            Sidewalk Do’s and Don’ts              Thursday. Your recycling should be   treatment systems, transmissions,     was elected to the position with
               Now that Emmitsburg has new        placed at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on   distribution mains, storage,          a 4-0-1. Hamrick abstained from
            sidewalks connecting different areas   scheduled pickup days and at least   pumping systems, and system          voting.
            of the town, there are things that    four feet away from trash cans, cars,
            residents can do and shouldn’t do     and mailboxes.                       For more information on the Town of Thurmont, visit
                                                                                       or call the town office at 301-271-7313.
            For more information on the Town of Emmitsburg, visit www.emmitsburgmd.
            gov or call 301-600-6300.

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