July 2, 2012
Emmitsburg Town Office
Mayor Donald N. Briggs; Commissioners Clifford
Sweeney, Glenn Blanchard, Tim O’Donnell and
Christopher Staiger, President.
Staff present were Vickie Felix and
Donna Despres, Town Clerk and Dave Haller, Town
Commissioner Patrick Joy with prior
Call to Order
Commissioner Christopher Staiger,
President of the Board of Commissioners, called the
July 2, 2012 Town Meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.
Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Approval of Minutes
The Minutes of the June 18, 2012 Town
Meeting were approved as presented.
Commissioners cited attendances,
recognitions and announcements to include MML
conference and classes attended. Commissioner
Blanchard was able to talk to different department
heads from the State of Maryland. He commended
Commissioner Joy for setting up table at conference.
Community Day was very successful and very well
done. Thanks to Commissioner Sweeney and town staff
and everyone in the community who helped put it
together. The pool stats since it opened were
updated. Re project open space meeting, will have
funding dedicated to the exercise equipment for
Community Park. Commissioner O’Donnell attended the
Daughters of Charity installation of their new
leadership related to the Seton Heritage Ministries.
Information received from the State insurance
administration. Six lots are now in use at the
Mayor Briggs also thanked everyone
helping with Community Day. He commended Sue
Cipperly for a job well done on Community Day. He
was in Chicago last week on business and one of the
things he saw done there were trees and flowers
downtown; sensational for what that does for the
Consideration of Splash Park contract
with Paddock Swimming Pool Co. – looking for
authorization to move forward with project. Add to
July 16 agenda.
Letter from Mrs. Sprankle in regards
to the intersection of Federal Avenue and North
Alley. Staff would like to move forward to address
safety issues at the intersection- stop sign and
speed bump. No opposition from the Board.
Rainbow Lake algae.
Proposal for ordinance for motor
Trash base fee.
The Bay Restoration Fee increase.
2011 annual drinking water quality
Crosswalks and crossing guards.
Commissioner Staiger will contact Sheriff’s
department in regards to crossing guard at Federal
Avenue and Mr. Haller will contact State Highway in
regards to crosswalk at Patterson.
Pool parking lot
Crosswalk timing on the square
Park in Silo Hill needs cut
Planning Commissioner reappointments
for Patrick Boyle and John Howard.
to reappoint Patrick Boyle and John
Howard to the Planning Commission.
Motion made by
Commissioner O’Donnell second by Commissioner
4-0 in favor
- Commissioner Blanchard reported on June 2012 cash
activity. Detailed report at Exhibit A.
Committee Reports –
Commissioner Joy absent, no report
for Planning Commission.
II. Public Comment: - none
III. Agenda Items
Consideration of WWTP Construction
Management and Inspection Contract
Mr. Haller stated staff received five
proposals set for 28 months. After extensive review
of all submissions, staff recommends proposed bid of
$840,763 from Rummell, Klepper & Kahl, LLP (RK&K),
for the construction management and inspection
portion of the WWTP upgrade project. RK&K
consistently kept change orders under 5%. They did a
$78 million dollar project for Frederick County and
had a very good recommendation. Commissioner Sweeney
clarified that Board is not obligated to take lowest
to approve the proposed bid from
Rummell, Klepper & Kahl, LLP (RK&K) for $840,763.
Motion by Commissioner Sweeney,
second by Commissioner O’Donnell
Vote: 4-0 in favor
Approval of the Waste Water Treatment
Mr. Haller commented that the town
design engineer received a call from USDA last week
stating that there is a new deadline for the
contract which is now July 31. The final review of
that contract must be completed by MDE and USDA.
Since that time Mr. Haller and Mayor Briggs have
made contacts to get as much political help as
possible. MDE has implied that if this is approved
tonight and staff gets it to them tomorrow they will
make every effort to complete their review by July
23. The USDA said if they get the contract by July
23 they will get their review done by July 31. Staff
is asking Board to support the recommendation from
Mr. Young to accept the proposed bid from Conewago
Enterprises, Inc. for $13,430,780.
to approve the bid from Conewago
Enterprises Inc. for $13,430,780 for the
construction of the WWTP.
Motion by Commissioner
O’Donnell, second by Commissioner Blanchard
Vote: 4-0 in favor
Set Agenda Items for July 16, 2012
Update of the Sustainable Communities
Status of planner projects and
MML conference follow-up
Splash park review and consideration
Multi-user trail project update
SIGN APPROVED TEXT AMENDMENTS AND/OR RESOLUTIONS-
With no further business,
the July 2, 2012 Town Meeting was adjourned at 8:54