Recent Announcements & Messages from the Burgess

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October Village Meeting Agenda

The next Rosemont Village Meeting will be Monday, October 23rd, 7pm at Merryland Park on Petersville Road.  The agenda will include: presentation of Annual Audit (Eva Webb, CPA); review of 2023 Bulk Trash Pick-up (Steve); discussion of “Reduce Speed” sign prices (Robin); and consideration of Merryland Park Facility Acquisition (John).  Everyone is welcome.  We hope to see you there!

2023 Health Department Rabies Vaccination Clinics

The Frederick County Health Department (FCHD) is offering one more vaccination clinics in 2023, Sunday, October 22, 2023, at the Brunswick Park (655 East Potomac Street).  Both clinics are from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.   The clinics are held rain or shine on a walk-in basis. Each vaccination is $10.00 and payable by cash or check only (no debit or credit cards). All dogs, cats, and ferrets 12 weeks old or older are welcome.  For additional information about this vaccination clinic or general rabies information, please contact 301-600-1717 or visit the Health Department website.

September Village Meeting & 70th Anniversary Social Event

Please join us at 6pm, Monday, September 25, at Merryland Park to celebrate Rosemont’s 70th anniversary.  We would like to issue a special invitation to those residents who have lived here the longest – please come share your remembrances of growing up in Rosemont!  Interested in helping out with the logistics of the celebration?  Contact Beth Coyne (; 301-471-3717).  A Village Meeting will follow the social event at 7pm.  The agenda will include presentation of our annual audit (if complete); Treasurer’s report & request to amend FY2024 Budget; updates on FEMA Agreements and the duckweed at Merryland Park; discussion of “PLEASE SLOW DOWN” signs and Brunswick Little League field signage; votes on budget amendment and audit acceptance (if complete); discussion of potential Village ownership of Lion’s Club facilities at Merryland Park; and an opportunity for public comment.

2023 Back to School Block Party

Games!  Prizes! Inflatables!  Snacks, crafts, and face painting too!! For the third consecutive year, Brunswick is sponsoring a Back-to-School Block Party for local students attending Brunswick feeder schools.  All students, their families and their friends are invited to attend and enjoy this free, fun-filled evening.  This community party will take place on Saturday, August 19th, 6:00-8:00 pm at Martins' Creek Parking Lot and East Potomac Street between South Maple Avenue and South First Avenue.  The rain date will be Sunday, August 20th, 3:00-5:00 pm, same location.  If you have questions, please contact Rosemont resident and event co-chair Sandy Cox at 301-606-4438 or

Agenda--June 5, 2023 Village Meeting

Meeting Details: Monday, June 5, 7pm, Merryland Park.  Agenda: 


Hello all,  

I want to thank everyone for coming out and voting this past Saturday. I was elected Burgess of Rosemont this election cycle. I hope that I can offer the same level of service as the previous Burgess, Tom Watson, provided to the Village.  Steve Harshman, Dan Houck, Kelly Huffer, and Robin Scarf were elected Commissioners.

If you need anything pertaining to the Village, please feel free to call or email me (contact info below). I look forward to serving you in the future. Once again, thanks to everyone for your support.





John Leach, Burgess

240-353-3988 (Cell)



Hi Folks, 


The Rosemont election will be held Saturday May 6, from 10 am to 2 pm at Merryland Park. The following people are running for office:


John Leach


Steve Harshman

Dan Houck

Kelly Huffer

Robin Scarf


You may wonder why we have an election even though none of the offices are contested. Our Charter requires we have an election on the first Saturday in May in the odd years. Any Rosemont resident who is registered to vote in Frederick County to vote is eligible to vote in our election. 


Bulk trash:  We still do not have a date for Bulk trash pickup. We are waiting for John, the trash man, to recover from surgery. As soon as we have a date, you will receive an email.


You may have noticed I am not seeking re-election for Burgess. I have developed a degenerative eye disease that makes it impossible to do the job. I have enjoyed the past 11 years as Burgess and wish the new Burgess and Commissioners the best. 


I would like to encourage everyone to take part in our Village government. We only have 3-4 meetings per year. It is important that the Commissioners hear from the residents on issues. I think it is very important to maintain our Charter as a municipality for the following reasons:

1.  We can control our own zoning;

2. We have a strong voice with the county government;

3. We are able to provide speed enforcement from the Sheriff's department, otherwise you would not see radar in Rosemont;

4. We provide street lights;

5. We provide bulk trash pick-up.


So, I encourage each of you to come to our meetings and participate in our community.




  Thomas Watson

240-409-5450 (Cell)

301-834-7157 (Home)


Hi Folks,

The bulk trash dates previously scheduled for April are postponed. As soon as we get new dates, I will send out an email. There will be someone covering the regular trash pickup but hauler cannot handle the bulk trash at this time.


Nominations for Burgess and Commissioners were held Monday night with the following people nominated:


Burgess: John Leach


1.     Steve Harshman

2.     Dan Houck

3.     Kelly Huffer

4.     Robin Scarf


Elections will be held Saturday, May 6, from 10 am to 2 pm at Merryland Park.   



Thomas Watson

240-409-5450 (Cell)

301-834-7157 (Home)


Hi Folks, 

I want to give you a summary of the November 28 Rosemont meeting.

1.   We received the audit from the auditor. She said our records were in excellent shape and we have a surplus of $38,000.00. The full audit is available on the website (click HERE).

2.   We had a presentation from Shentel about fiber optic cable in Rosemont. They will have a franchise agreement to us by the March 2023 meeting. We will discuss it more at that time. It would be at least 2 years before this would be realized.

3.   The Commission voted to increase the salaries of the Burgess and commissioners effective July 1, 2023.  Burgess: $6K, Commissioners: $1.5K, and Clerk: $6K.

4.   The Commission voted to appropriate $1200.00 for the eradication of the duck weed in the pond. The DNR will apply the chemical sometime in May of 2023. This chemical is safe and will be applied by licensed applicators.

5.   The Commission donated $500.00 to the Brunswick Little League.


The next meeting will be March 27, 2023, at 7 pm, Merryland Park. This meeting will have a presentation of the 2023-2024 Budget and nominations for Burgess and Commissioner (4) positions. The election will be May 6, 2023.


If you know of any of your neighbors who do not receive our emails, kindly ask them to send an email to to be added to the list.


I want to wish everyone a happy holiday. 


Agenda--March 27, 2023 Village Meeting

Meeting Details: Monday, March 27, 7pm, Merryland Park.  Agenda: 

Agenda--November 28, 2022 Village Meeting

Meeting Details: 7pm, Merryland Park


1. Present the audit;

2. Presentation from Glo Fiber about bringing Fiberoptic cable to Rosemont;

3. Vote on salary increase effective July 1, 2023. Burgess to 6K, Clerk to 6K, commissioners to 1.5K;

4. Discuss DNR proposal about the duck weed on the pond;

5. Discuss a request for donation from the Brunswick Little League.


Saturday, August 13, 2022, 7:30 am - 3 pm. LOCATION: DSWR Recycling Dropoff Center at 9031 Reichs Ford Road. This event is provided for Frederick County residents only (no tires accepted from commercial entities) & there is no charge to drop off up to ten tires. Passenger and light truck tires will be accepted on or off rim. Participants will be required to show a driver's license with a Frederick County address and may make one trip to the event.  Click HERE for additional details.


A section of Petersville Road will be CLOSED near Farmers' Woods on or about July 25-28, 2022 from 6:30am-4pm for tree removal.

The next Rosemont meeting will be Monday, June 6, 7pm at Merryland Park.


Vote on proposed budget for next year (click here);

Announce tax rate will remain $.04/$100.

The next Rosemont meeting will be Monday, March 28, 7pm at Merryland Park.


Present  proposed budget for next year (click here);

Provide update on DNR pond work;

Announce Bulk Trash Pickup dates (April 21-23);

Discuss salaries for Burgess, Clerk and Commissioners.

The next Rosemont meeting will be Monday, November 29, 7pm at Merryland Park.


Present audit for last year;

Discuss moving Village funds into a CD;

Report on the update to the water map for well users.


Hi folks, 

I hope this message finds you well.  If you haven’t had the COVID vaccination yet, please consider it. There are no issues facing us at this time.

The county will be holding a public hearing on August 11 to change the water map for the people who are still on wells.  We discovered a mistake with the original map that didn’t allow well users to connect to public water quickly.  This is an administrative change that will make the process easier.

There was an inquiry into opening a bed and breakfast in Rosemont.   The people have decided not to continue with the project.

Our next meeting will be November 29. We will present the audit information at that meeting.  If I can be of help with anything in the meantime, please call me at 240-409-5450.


Thomas Watson

240-409-5450 (Cell)

301-834-7157 (Home)

posted Jun 2, 2021, 2:12 PM by Beth Coyne

The next Rosemont meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 7, 2021 at Merryland Park at 7:00 PM.  

Agenda:  Budget approval for 2021-2022; discussion of possibility of a Bed and Breakfast opening in Rosemont.

Final results of the May 1, 2021 Village Election

There were no write-in votes cast.  Congratulations to all.


Hi folks, 

I have some information from last night's meeting:

Bulk trash will be picked up on April 22, 23, and 24 until all is collected.  Please, no tires, batteries, hazardous materials, household trash, yard waste, or anything longer than 12 feet.  Put your stuff out on Wednesday afternoon so the pickers will have time to save us some money on tipping fees

Rosemont elections will be Saturday May 1 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Merryland Park building.  Nominated at last night's meeting were Tom Watson for Burgess,  and Steve Harshman, John Leach, Robin Scarff and Dan Houch for Commissioners.

Brunswick is still taking yard waste from Rosemont.  You no longer have to sign the paper; you can take your items there on weekdays or the weekends they are open.  Accepted items include leaves, grass clippings, plants, shrubs, and trimmings no larger than eight feet long and six inches in diameter.

The first well owner applied to hook up to the public water system and ran into some problems. First the County wanted to charge a $3,250 tap fee.  The agreement signed by us stated that there would be no tap fee.  Then we found out that the water planning map had to be changed.  The County planning office is working on this and it should be finished by June.  They are reclassifying all well users so they don't have to apply to the planning office to hook up.

The proposed budget for 2021-2022 was presented.  A copy can be found here

The next Village meeting will be June 7 at 7pm. 


2021 January Village Meeting Again Postponed/Agenda for March 29, 2021

posted Mar 24, 2021, 6:29 PM by Beth Coyne   [ updated Mar 24, 2021, 6:33 PM ]

The next Rosemont meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 29, 2021 at Merryland Park at 7:00 PM.  

Agenda:  Presentation of proposed budget for 2021-2022; nominations for Burgess and Commissioners; announcement of bulk trash pick up (April 23-24, 2021); presentation of information on Cares Act Money; presentation of information on update for Rosemont Water Map.  

Please wear a mask.

posted Jan 24, 2021, 2:46 PM by Beth Coyne   [ updated Jan 31, 2021, 12:26 PM ]

The village meeting scheduled for 1/25/21 and then 2/1/21 has again been postponed until 2/8/21 due to inclement weather.

Agenda--January 25, 2021 Village Meeting

posted Jan 7, 2021, 8:36 AM by Beth Coyne   [ updated Jan 7, 2021, 8:37 AM ]

January 25, 2021, 7pm, Merryland Park.  

Agenda: Open bids for park mowing.

Please wear a mask.

Hi Folks.  I hope everyone is well and you are enjoying this fall weather.  I would like to give you some information on the pond at Merryland Park.

Years ago, the Lions Club gave the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) the park and pond.  They only kept the building. Several years ago, we had a flood that brought the weeds into the pond that have been covering it for the last 2 years.  The flood also clogged the spring and pipe that feeds water to the pond with debris.  The filled in spring is now flowing over the parking lot and into the picnic area. making it a swamp.  The weed in the pond is called Duckweed and fills the pond in the summer, making fishing impossible.

I have been working with the DNR to fix the pond.  I talked with them this week and they said that they were almost ready to contract to repair the spring and replace the pipe to the pond.  They feel that the full flow of water into the pond will push the Duckweed into the overflow pipe and out of the pond.  They plan to have this completed by next spring.  If this doesn’t work, then they will put an aerating fountain in the pond.  We should see a lot of improvement next year.

The next Rosemont meeting will be on November 30. I will send out an agenda before the meeting.  Stay safe and please continue following CDC COVID19 Guidelines for protecting yourself and others!


Archived Announcements 

COVID-19 Related Resources (03/28/2020): Click HERE for a list of websites from the County and State where you can get information related to the COVID19 Public Health Emergency.  

MESSAGE FROM THE BURGESS (04/29/2019): Hi Folks. It's time for the Rosemont elections again.  The elections will be Saturday, May 4, 10am to 2pm at Merryland Park.  You must be a Rosemont resident and a Frederick County registered voter to participate. The following people are running for office.  Burgess: Tom Watson.  Commissioner: Steve Harshman, Dave Blackmon,  John Leach, and Robin Scarff. -Tom

SEPTIC PUMP-OUT REBATE (2018-2019): Frederick County has launched a SEPTIC PUMP-OUT REBATE program for a $75.00 rebate for property owners that have their septic systems pumped out in 2018-2019. Regular pumping of septic systems every five years maintains the effectiveness and longevity of systems and reduces nutrient leaching over time. Click HERE for application materials. Project Manager Linda Williamson will be at the Petersville Ruritan Club Sept. 10, 2018 and Jefferson Ruritan Club Sept. 19, 2018 to hand out packets and answer questions.

MESSAGE FROM THE BURGESS  — Apr 29, 2019 2:01:22 PM

Agenda for the March 18, 2019 Village Meeting — Mar 11, 2019 1:45:22 PM

Agenda for the November 26, 2018 Village Meeting — Nov 21, 2018 12:50:42 PM

Agenda for June 4, 2018 Village Meeting — May 29, 2018 8:06:42 PM

Agenda for March 26, 2018 Village Meeting — Mar 20, 2018 3:15:36 PM

January Mtg Canceled — Jan 24, 2018 1:56:39 PM

New Commissioner — Nov 28, 2017 2:18:55 PM

November Village Meeting — Nov 22, 2017 2:30:18 PM

MESSAGE FROM THE BURGESS (08/02/2017) — Nov 22, 2017 2:28:58 PM

Message from the Burgess (Summer 2017) — Aug 2, 2017 3:23:51 PM

Archived Newsflash (11/21/16) — Jul 14, 2017 3:21:28 PM

MESSAGE FROM THE BURGESS (Spring 2017) — Jun 12, 2017 4:22:19 PM

Agenda for June 5 Village Meeting — May 30, 2017 12:31:37 PM

MESSAGE FROM THE BURGESS (Winter 2016) — Apr 5, 2017 10:45:56 PM

Agenda for March 20, 2017 Village Meeting — Mar 14, 2017 12:13:33 AM

Message from Burgess (Summer 2016) — Dec 20, 2016 7:05:06 PM

Agenda for the 11/27/16 Village Meeting — Nov 27, 2016 7:31:03 PM

Autumn 2016 News Flashes — Nov 27, 2016 7:27:44 PM

Livable Frederick — Sep 21, 2016 8:33:45 PM

Message from the Burgess (02/22/2016) — Jul 15, 2016 7:06:33 PM

Agenda for 6/6/16 Village Meeting — Jun 8, 2016 8:53:30 PM

Message from the Burgess (12/31/15) — Feb 22, 2016 3:49:59 PM

Village Meeting Agenda--03/28/16 — Jan 25, 2016 3:10:58 PM

Village Meeting Agenda 1/25/16--CANCELLED — Jan 19, 2016 3:11:27 PM

Village Meeting Agenda 11/30/15 — Nov 24, 2015 6:52:13 PM

Agenda 09/28/15 — Sep 30, 2015 9:32:48 PM

Message from the Burgess  (04/06/15) — Jul 13, 2015 1:07:29 AM

Agenda 06/01/15 — May 26, 2015 12:00:32 PM

Message from the Burgess  (12/20/14) — Apr 6, 2015 7:29:58 PM

Agenda--3/30/15 — Mar 18, 2015 9:12:17 PM

Agenda--01/26/15 — Jan 22, 2015 9:16:16 PM

Message from Delegate Schulz (10/13/14): — Dec 22, 2014 12:57:59 AM

Agenda--11/24/14 — Nov 20, 2014 5:50:19 AM

Message from the Burgess (9/23/14) — Oct 14, 2014 12:11:02 AM

Message from the Burgess (8/15/14) — Sep 23, 2014 9:54:26 PM

Message from Burgess (7/7/14) — Aug 15, 2014 5:42:15 PM

Message from Burgess (3/2/14) — Jun 26, 2014 11:45:47 AM

Agenda for 6/2/14 Village Meeting — Jun 2, 2014 1:27:37 PM

Senior Property Tax Credit — Apr 15, 2014 4:08:49 PM

Upcoming Events — Apr 4, 2014 3:18:13 PM

Agenda for 3/31/14 Village Meeting — Mar 21, 2014 3:45:03 AM

Message from the Burgess (12/8/13) — Mar 2, 2014 5:11:10 PM

2013 Speed Survey Results — Jan 31, 2014 3:09:17 PM

Agenda for 01/27/14 Village Meeting — Jan 24, 2014 2:12:27 AM

Message from the Burgess (11/06/13) — Dec 8, 2013 10:23:54 PM

Yard Waste — Dec 8, 2013 10:04:58 PM

Newsflash from 10/16/13 — Dec 8, 2013 10:03:46 PM

Agenda for the 11/25/13 Village Meeting — Nov 21, 2013 5:33:34 PM

Message from the Burgess (10/22/13): — Nov 6, 2013 4:02:30 PM

Message from the Burgess (10/01/13): — Oct 22, 2013 11:26:34 PM

Agenda for the 9/30/13 Village Meeting — Sep 23, 2013 11:22:31 PM

September 17-23 Constitution Week — Sep 5, 2013 8:40:57 PM

Agenda for the 7/29/13 Village Meeting — Jul 17, 2013 7:09:22 PM

Agenda for 6/3/13 Village Meeting — May 28, 2013 4:57:26 PM

Agenda for 3/25/13 Village Meeting — Mar 16, 2013 12:56:38 PM

Agenda for 1/28/13 Village Meeting — Jan 22, 2013 5:00:23 PM

Water Update 11/21/12 — Nov 22, 2012 2:34:39 AM

Agenda for 11/26/12 Village Meeting — Nov 19, 2012 4:23:34 PM

Water Situation Update: September 24, 2012 — Sep 24, 2012 5:36:40 PM

Agenda for July Village Meeting — Jul 21, 2012 2:01:37 PM

Agenda for June Village Meeting — May 22, 2012 12:01:45 PM

New burgess and commisioner (3/27/12) — Apr 19, 2012 9:43:47 PM

Rosemont Picnic June 9 at Merryland Park!!! — Apr 19, 2012 9:52:12 PM

Odds and Ends — Mar 24, 2012 4:56:25 PM

March Meeting Agenda — Mar 24, 2012 4:25:55 PM

February Water Update — Mar 7, 2012 3:36:37 AM

Proposed January Agenda — Jan 26, 2012 3:02:26 AM

Movement on the water front — Jan 12, 2012 3:09:27 AM

November Village Meeting — Nov 15, 2011 2:03:16 AM

Halloween in Rosemont — Oct 28, 2011 8:17:23 PM

Next Village Meeting — Sep 26, 2011 1:41:14 AM

Recent Flushing of Water Lines — Aug 9, 2011 4:50:57 PM


Rosemont Village Meeting — Jul 19, 2011 1:22:06 AM

Rosemont Directory—Please Help — Jul 11, 2011 11:30:34 AM

Flash Flood Watch — Jul 8, 2011 3:26:15 PM

Rosemont Resident Goes Over the Edge for NKF — Jun 25, 2011 3:53:27 PM

Good News — Jun 15, 2011 12:38:23 PM

Meeting Announcement — Jun 15, 2011 1:53:34 AM

RABIES ALERT — Jun 15, 2011 1:40:19 AM

HEAT ADVISORY — Jun 8, 2011 12:29:28 PM

Road Closure — Jun 1, 2011 4:38:20 PM

Next Village Meeting, June 6 — May 14, 2011 1:33:12 AM

Update on Water Situation — Oct 15, 2009 8:20:58 PM