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April 29-May 5: Disconnect & reconnect with people/places; stand up from the laptop; put the phone down -- It's Screen-Free Week!
The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood hosts Screen-Free Week, this year April 29-May 5. This national initiative encourages children, families, and entire communities to unplug from digital entertainment for one week to enjoy life beyond the screen...
The May 1 Mayor and Board of Aldermen workshop start time will be 4 p.m., instead of 3 p.m.The workshop will be in the City Hall boardroom, 101 N. Court St.For further information, contact email@example.com.
May 17: Join Bike to Work Day on your bike, or cheering on: Join the Frederick group, with Mayor Michael O'Connor; from Hood College, downtown and around; pedal to work; and/or take your bike on the MARC commuter train ….
(You don't have to pedal to your job to participate.)
Alderman Ben MacShane has scheduled a town hall gathering at Staley Park at noon on Saturday, April 27, to discuss student and public safety and continue to explore ways to address neighborhood concerns.
PROCLAMATION: The City of Frederick takes action ... that preserves and promotes forestation, protects the watershed, reduces energy consumption and seeks energy sources that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and ... The City encourages residents ...
...The City encourages residents, businesses and institutions on Earth Day to celebrate the Earth and commit to building a sustainable and green economy, noting that TransIT Services of Frederick County offers free rides on connectors and shuttles for the...
Beginning approximately May 1, 2019, Midlantic Marking, Inc., will be striping all parking spaces and center lines on several streets listed here.
Three awards/recognition to the City: for its tree conservation, and public education achievements. Earning the Tree City title again, 39th consecutive year (first in Maryland to earn the designation).
At the Arbor Day ceremony hosted by North Frederick Elementary School Wednesday, Mayor Michael O'Connor encouraged students to carry the mission into the future.
Thanks to sponsors FSK Lions Club, Taskers Chance and Green-Walled Garden Clubs: A new white o...
The popular Frederick Running Festival in the City May 4 and 5 will feature a half marathon on May 5 that will affect some traffic patterns. See the route and details ...
Be one or support those who leave the car behind for a day; join the Frederick group, with Mayor Michael O'Connor; from Hood College, downtown and around; pedal to work; and/or take your bike on the MARC commuter train ….
April 20 is the date of the next Freecycle Roundup: City residents may drop off items for reuse, recycling or disposal at the Public Works facility, 111 Airport Drive East.
The Freecycle Roundup, where residents may drop off bulk items and reusable goods, will operate 8 a.m.-2 p.m, at the Public Works facility, 111 Airport Drive East.
Before you load up anything, make sure you have proof of address and your items are on the o...
Earth Day "to celebrate the Earth and commit to building a sustainable and green economy." - Mayor Michael O'Connor. The City proclaimed April 22 Earth Day in Frederick, and Mayor O'Connor encourages promoting sustainability, i.e., ride mass transit ...
TransIT Services of Frederick County will provide free rides on Connector and Shuttle routes. Details are on the TransIT website.The City encourages residents, businesses and institutions on Earth Day to celebrate the Earth and commit to building a sustai...
City residents may reserve a time to have DPW pickup bulk items, once a year for free, at other times for a fee.
Mayor Michael O'Connor announced that starting in January 2019, the City would offer residents the opportunity to schedule curbside bulk item pickup, for free, one time per year. To schedule a pickup or get additional information, please contact the Sanit...
Next Fourth Friday Q&A with Mayor7:30-9:30 a.m., April 26Frederick Coffee Company, 100 N. East St.The fourth Friday of each month, Mayor Michael O’Connor schedules a time for informal, one-on-one time with anyone who has something to discuss.
Walk-ins welcome, or reserved times available, by signing up online: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090A48A4AF29A6FD0-qa6
For a description of the event ….
The annual hydrant flushing will occur in May, and may affect the appearance, but not the safety, of the water supply.
A schedule is set for hydrant locations.
Mayor Michael O’Connor joins mayors across the country in encouraging water customers to conserve, reduce pollution and enter for prizes by taking the “My Water Pledge” during the month of April.
"I hope Frederick’s residents will take the challenge.” -- Mayor Michael O’Connor
A pilot program will let local residents obtain a permit to collect firewood from a designated area of the City’s watershed.
In 2019, just five permits – first come, first served – will be available.
The Green Neighbor Festival May 4 will be at Culler Lake in Baker Park, with "green" vendors, local foods, and activities promoting sustainable living practices and businesses in Frederick County, Md.
Leading up to the festival, a whole week of related activities is also being planned on the Hood College campus.
If you’ve ever wondered how the City’s planning process works, how new developments begin, or get approved, or how to engage in the process, come find out for free in our Planning 101 Class offered at City Hall on May 11.
Our professional and
friendly team will guide you through the procedures you always wanted to
understand. Learn the steps, and the best times in the planning process to
influence decision makers.
The City of Frederick has updated its annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) on City drinking water.
The most recent report is available for viewing and printing on-line at: http://www.cityoffrederick.com/ccr
"[To] make real progress ensuring there is price-appropriate housing for all." -- Mayor Michael O'Connor
Mayor Michael O’Connor proclaims Fair Housing Month, and his proposed fiscal year 2020 budget includes new money for housing assistance.
“Thefund offers an opportunity to engage in a more focused conversation with ourcommunity partners about initiatives that make real progress ensuring there isprice-appropriate housing for all,” O’Connor said.
The Mayor and Board of Aldermen will hear presentations from all City departments concerning the proposed FY20 budget. Hearings start today with the Police Department.
Public comment is welcome at any of the meetings and online: http://www.cityoffrederick.com/FormCenter/Budget-Feedback-8/FY18-Budget-Feedback-Form-41
You're invited to learn about archeological finds and investigations in the City at the next Digging Local presentation.At 6 p.m. on April 9, at the C. Burr Artz Library, Community Room, archeologists will highlight several local archeological studies.
No reservations are required to attend this free event, hosted by the City of Frederick Historic Preservation Commission, celebrating April as Archeology Month in Maryland. Find updates on the HPC Facebook page, and for more information, call 301-600-1499...
Nominations are open for the Frederick County Best Places to Work Awards. Any Frederick County business may be nominated by completing a four-question online nomination form.
Leave the car behind for a day; join the Frederick group, with Mayor Michael O'Connor; from Hood College, downtown and around; pedal to work; and/or take your bike on the MARC commuter train ….
Phebus Avenue is now a one-way street, westbound. Use caution in the area as motorists become accustomed to the new one way operation.
Phebus Avenue is one-way, westbound.
The final draft of the 2019 Frederick Town Historic District Design Guidelines is scheduled for a public workshop and is available for public review online.
Community input is strongly encouraged. Please submit comments and questions to FTHDGuidelines@cityoffrederick.com or call 301-600-1499.
Did you know how many people have worked for the City more than five, 10, 20 or 30 years?
See the list of 110 people who have celebrated work anniversaries of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 years of service with the City just since April 2018. This group was recognized publicly on March 13. Employees receive a pin and certificate for each anniversary...
The Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Public Hearing Schedule by department is published.
Each department is assigned a time at one of the scheduled hearings.
Next Fourth Friday Q&A with Mayor7:30-9:30 a.m., March 22Dublin Roasters 1780 N. Market St.The fourth Friday of each month, Mayor Michael O’Connor schedules a time for informal, one-on-one time with anyone who has something to discuss.
Walk-ins welcome, or reserved times available, by signing up online:
The City welcomes public feedback as the Board of Aldermen are reviewing the adequate public facilities ordinance (APFO), which determines what improvements are needed to ensure that the public facilities that serve new development are adequate.
The Board of Aldermen is in the process of reviewing this City ordinance. Public opinion about the APFO is welcome at several workshops and online.
A special Mayor and Board of Aldermen public workshop has been scheduled Monday, March 18, to review work on the City’s Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO).
The Board of Aldermen is in the process of reviewing this City ordinance, which determines what improvements are needed to ensure that the public facilities that serve new development are adequate.
Public opinion about the APFO is welcome at seve...
The Board of Aldermen approved a schedule for seven public hearings for discussion of The City of Frederick’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget.
For those in danger of becoming homeless or who are, Frederick County, The City of Frederick and several nonprofit organizations administer programs that may help.
A current list of some of these government and non-government resources and their contact information is provided here as a courtesy. Information listed about non-governmental agencies may change without notice to The City, but corrections and updates wil...
The Frederick Community Action Agency (FCAA) wants to remindresidents that it operates the following important Food and Nutrition Programs that promote food security as well as prevent hunger and malnutrition.
The City of Frederick recognized Code Enforcement Inspector David Beers, who received the Maryland Building Officials Association Inspector of the Year Award in December 2018.
David’s cooperative work with citizens and colleagues to bring cases to resolution and his willingness to take on the most difficult work distinguish him.
Restoration and preservation work on designated historic properties in The City of Frederick is potentially eligible for a property tax discount.
Applications for the City Historic Preservation Property Tax Credit are due on April 1, 2019.
Next year, you will be able to reserve free curbside bulk pickup.
Starting in January, under this new program that the Mayor announced in his 2018 State of the City address, the City will offer residents the opportunity to schedule curbside bulk item pickup, for free, one time per year.
If you are a federal employee affected by the government furlough and are having difficulties paying your City of Frederick water bill, call the Finance Department at 301-600-1421 to see what arrangements can be made until the shutdown is over.
Mayor Michael O’Connor is pleased to announce that curbside bulk pickup will be offered, free, once per year to Frederick residents, starting in 2019.
In October, the Maryland State Highway Administration completed several phases of work in and around Monocacy Boulevard and U.S. 15. For the latest information about the Monocacy Boulevard project, visit the project's page on the City website.
The City will have updates and alerts as appropriate about alternate routes posted on our website, on the page dedicated to the Monocacy Boulevard Project and linked to our home page, www.cityoffrederick.com.
As always, contact us to report concerns or ask...
Oct. 16-18, 2018, the Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK) will exhibit at the 2018 NBAA-BACE Conference, a premier meeting place for the business aviation community.
The event brings together key aviation contacts from around the world, including current and prospective business aircraft owners, manufacturers, and customers.
Mayor Michael O’Connor is pleased to announce that for the second year The City of Frederick scored 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index:
Senior homeowners in Frederick may be eligible for tax relief beginning July 1, 2019, thanks to the ordinance adopted last year by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.
To be considered for the tax credit, residents should apply for the Maryland State Homeowner’s Tax Credit. The state will then determine if residents qualify for the City credit. If eligible, property owners will receive a credit on their property tax bil...
Frederick area businesses were recognized at the Annual Best Places to Work awards program July 26. Two of the five major category winners are in The City of Frederick.
Mayor Michael O’Connor’s transition committee has begun its mission to explore how every City department functions, how it might do more, do things differently, or should continue as is.Newly formed workgroups begin to examine departmental functions.
For the latest information about the Monocacy Boulevard project, visit the project's page on the City website.
The Monocacy Boulevard project and the effects of the road closure are a top priority. City engineers, the mayor and police are continuously evaluating potential modifications to traffic controls to improve movement along alternate routes.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 23, 2019
Rape investigation leads to CDS Charges
FREDERICK, MD – On today’s date, April 23, 2019 at approximately 3:40 am, Frederick Police Officers responded to the 1300 block of ...
April 25, 2019
UPDATE: Frederick Police Investigate Armed Robbery of CVS Pharmacy
Attached to this press release are photos of the two suspects who robbed the CVS Pharmacy at 402 South Jefferson Street on April 23, 201...
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April 22, 2019
POLICE REQUEST ASSISTANCE LOCATING MISSING JUVENILE
FREDERICK, MD - The Frederick Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance locating a missing juvenile. Aaliyah Niomie Laboy, age 15 of Frederick, w...
FREDERICK POLICE DEPARTMENT
April 17, 2019
Frederick Running Festival, Half Marathon – Roads Impacted
Sunday, May 5, 2019
FREDERICK, MD – The Frederick Running Festival, Half Marathon will be on Sun...
April 18, 2019
FREDERICK POLICE TO HOST DRUG DISPOSAL EVENT - Saturday, April 27, 2019
FREDERICK, MD - The Frederick Police Department along with the Frederick County Health Department, and the Drug Enforcement Agency will be h...
FPD TO HOST FOURTH ANNUAL COMMUNITY CRIME SUMMIT
FREDERICK, MD - The Frederick Police Department along with the Neighborhood Advisory Councils (NACs) will be hosting the 2019 ...
Update 6:00 pm - suspects name is Rudolph Smith, not Randolph Smith
April 16, 2019
Frederick Police Charge Suspect for Knowing Transfer of HIV
FREDERICK, MD – On 04/15/2019 at approximately 1510 hours...
April 12, 2019
Officers Make Arrest of Felon with Loaded Handgun
FREDERICK, MD – On April 11, 2019, at approximately 10:12 pm, while conducting a patrol check in the area of 100 block South Bentz Street, Of...
April 11, 2019
Drug Trafficking Organization Investigation
In February of 2019, case agents Detective Rafter and Detective Grigsby of the Frederick Police Department’s Drug Enforcement Unit initiated an invest...
April 8, 2019
Officers Make Drug Arrest After Traffic Stop
FREDERICK, MD – On April 4, 2019, at approximately 6:33 pm, while on routine patrol, Officer Jeremy Johnston observed a vehicle leave a private driveway with...
April 2, 2019
Police Annual Promotion, Retirement, and Award Ceremony Recipients Announced
FREDERICK, MD - The Frederick Police Department Promotion, Award, and Retirement Annual Ceremony was held on Friday, March 29, 2019,&am...
Frederick Police Install Permanent Medication Drop Box
FREDERICK, MD - The Frederick Police Department has placed a permanent “medication drop box” behind police department headquarters for th...
April 1, 2019
Update: 100 Block of North Market Street Shooting
Original Incident (February 24, 2019)
FREDERICK, MD - On March 4, 2019, Detective Matt Irons ap...
Frederick Police Investigate Non-Fatal Shooting
FREDERICK, MD – At approximately 3:01 pm on Friday, March 29, 2019, the Frederick Police Department received a call from Frede...
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March 21, 2018
Frederick Police Release 2018 Annual Report
Frederick, MD – The Frederick Police Department is proud to release the 2018 Annual Report. Each year the department produces an Annual Report to highlight t...
March 20, 2019
Frederick Police Arrest Wanted Person
FREDERICK, MD – At 0229 hours on March 20, 2019, OFC Patrick Wharton was on patrol in the 400 block of North Market Street. Whi...
March 18, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Frederick Police Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint
FREDERICK, MD - On March 16, 2019, Officers from the Frederick Police Department conducted a Sobriety Checkpoint westbound in the 500 block of West Patrick Street between 10 p...
FREDERICK, MD - On March 17, 2019, at approximately 5:20 pm, members of the Frederick Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit were conducting surveillance in the 300 Block of N Market St when they observed a drug transaction take place. ...
March 9, 2019
Frederick Police Serve Search and Seizure Warrant
FREDERICK, MD - On March 8, 2019, at approximately 6:00 am, members of the Frederick Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit and Special Response Team served a sea...
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March 4, 2019
UPDATE: On today's date, Makayla Grace Davido-Santiago was found safe. We would like to thank the public for their assistance.
Angleberger Fields are closed indefinitely. We will re-evaluate and re-post April 30, 2019. We apologize for the inconvenience.