This service is provided by a local trash collector on the following schedule: Tuesdays for north of Route 135 and Wednesdays for south of Route 135. Per week, each residence may set out for garbage pick-up five 30-gallon bags of household trash, or the equivalent. To prevent animals from scattering trash, place bags in trash cans with lids.
Snow removal service is provided during and after winter storms. State Highways are maintained by the Maryland State Highway Administration, county roads by the Garrett County Roads Department, and secondary roads the Town of Mountain Lake Park. After a winter storm, if you would like to have the area of road in front of your home taken care of by the Town, please move your cars to another location so the plows have access to that area.
Grass and Leaf Collection
Collection will be held every Friday until Fall pickup, when the truck will run daily if necessary. Collection will continue as long as weather permits. Do not bag these items. Please rake leaves and grass to the roadways. Items may not be put by the street until the day before the scheduled pick up.
Brush and Sticks Pick Up - Next pick up: April 28, 2017
Brush and sticks pick up will take place on the last Friday of each month, beginning in the Spring (check the Town News in The Republican newspaper for the beginning date) and continuing through September. This pick up is limited to small limbs and sticks and must be placed along the roadway for pick up. The Town will not pick up brush resulting from tree removal or lot clearing. No root balls will be picked up. If a large pile exists, the homeowner will be responsible for removal. Items may not be put by the street until the day before the scheduled pick up. Maximum length of pieces is six feet. Maximum volume is four feet high by four feet wide by twelve feet long (4x4x12).
Bulk collection is for large items the weekly trash collector will not pick up. In 2017 this service will be offered in June on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays and in July on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. Bulk collection will be held on an on-call basis. Each resident is limited to one pick up per calendar year during these months. Items may not be put by the street until the day before the scheduled pick up.
- Collection is limited to household items only and the pile must not be any larger than four feet wide, four feet high, and twelve feet long (4x4x12).
- Prohibited items include of human or animal waste, commercial waste, liquid waste including containers of paint, tires, batteries, propane tanks, large automobile parts, recyclables, brush, yard waste, large quantities of construction or demolition debris.
To participate and schedule a pick up, please call the Town Hall at 301-334-2250.
Cleanup Dates for 2017 are June 6 & 20 and July 11 & 25.
NOTE: Schedules of pick-ups are subject to change.
Other Services / Updates
The Mayor and Town Council has adopted the following policy:
Household items, brush, leaves and grass clippings cannot be put on the street until the night before the scheduled pick up. Failure to comply with any of the provisions of this notice is a violation of the Nuisance Ordinance and the Debris and Trash Ordinance. Violators will be ticketed and fined without further notice.
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - Noon and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM.
Location: 1007 Allegany Drive, next to the Tennis Courts.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2182, Mountain Lake Park, MD 21550.
Town Bills for water, sewer and town taxes are generated by the County. All payments should be sent to the County.
Town News: Please check The Republican newspaper for notices. They will be in the Town News section or in a block ad. These may include notices regarding the beginning and ending of pick ups, trick-or-treat, office closures, and holiday schedule for trash pick up.
Water is provided by the Garrett County Department of Public Works - Utilities Division. For any water problems or questions, call 301-334-6983. After-hours, call 301-334-7190 to reach the emergency pager.
Yard Sales: A permit is required to have yard sale at your residence. Residents are allowed only one sale, up to 3 consecutive days in duration, per year. The permit fee is $10.00. The only sign permitted in town is one placed at your residence. No other signs may be placed anywhere within town, nor within 1/2 mile of Town limits. The permit may be obtained at the Town Hall.
Zoning Permits: Adding a fence, deck, shed or other structure or improvement requires a Zoning Permit from the Town. Zoning Permit Applications are available at the Town Hall. Applications need to be approved by the Garrett County Office of Planning and Land Management. Most additional structures or improvements also require a permit from the Garrett County Permits Office. Please contact the Town Hall for additional information.
Grinder Pump Repair: For the convenience of residents whose homes are equipped with grinder pumps, the town has compiled a list of local companies that repair them. Grinder pumps are necessary when a house is built below the elevation of the sewer main. The pumps are owned by the property owners, and therefore the homeowners are responsible for their repair and maintenance. Currently there are six known companies in Garrett County that repair residential grinder pumps (listed alphabetically):
A.D. Naylor Contracting - (301)334-3934
- Byco Enterprises Inc. - (301)245-4322
- Heilig’s Plumbing & Electric LLC - (301)533-0048
- Metz Electrical Service - (301)616-3257
- Plumb Tech Mechanical - (301)616-3218
- Rush Services, Inc. - (301)387-6481
Public Information Requests: To request public information, contact Town Clerk Lenora Fischetti by phone: (301) 334-2250; by email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or at the Town Hall, at 1007 Allegany Drive, during business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - Noon and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM). Internet address: www.mtnlakepark.org.
Mayor and Town Council
Britten L. Martin, Jr - Mayor - 7/2017
Bryan Fred Callis - Vice President of Council - 7/2018
Patrick Damon - 7/2018
Linda Fike - 7/2017
James Moore - 7/2017
Donald Sincell - 7/2018
Election date: the second Tuesday of July each year.
Voter Qualifications: Every person who is a citizen of the United States of America, is at least eighteen years of age, has resided within the corporation limits of the Town for thirty days preceding any Town election and a registered voter with the County.
Last day to register to vote in the 2017 municipal elections: May 9, 2017.
Voter Registration: Voter Registration Applications are available at all Post Offices, Department of Social Services, Ruth Enlow Libraries, and at the Board of Elections Office or visit the MD Dept. of Elections (www.elections.state.md.us) to download an application or apply online. Residents may also obtain a voter registration form and register to vote at a local Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) office when completing any driver's license transactions. If you have registered with the Board of Election Supervisors after January 1, 1990, and are a resident of Mountain Lake Park you are automatically qualified to vote in the municipal elections.