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Posted on: April 24, 2018

AV Internship Program Earns State Award

The City of Frederick Audio Visual office has won the 2018 Career and Technology Education Outstanding Postsecondary Business Partnerships Award of Excellence from the Maryland State Department of Education for its internship program.

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

New Traffic Control for Christopher's Crossing/Opossumtown

Traffic control at the Opossumtown Pike and Christopher’s Crossing intersection will change from a two-way stop to a four-way stop on or about May 7, 2018.

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

Town Hall at Mullinix Park to Address Neighborhood Concerns

Alderman Ben MacShane has scheduled a town hall gathering at 11 a.m. April 28 in the pavilion at Mullinix Park to discuss concerns the neighborhood may have in light of a recent fatal shooting.

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

May 3 Mayor and Board Agenda

The agenda for the May 3 Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting is published.

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

April 19 Mayor & Board Voting Record

The voting record from the April 19 Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting is published.

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

Annual Drinking Water Report

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 online.

This annual report contains important information about the source and quality of the drinking water provided by the City of Frederick.

 The report will be mailed upon request: For a copy, call 301-600-1681.

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Opportunity to Serve on Boards Commissions

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen rely on numerous citizen boards and commissions in a planning and advisory capacity. You may fill out an application at any time, to be considered when there is an opening on one of them.


http://www.cityoffrederick.com/FormCenter/Mayors-Office-30/Commission-Vacancy-Application-88

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Key City Food, Farm Market Coming Fridays

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The Key City Food & Farm Market is a new weekly event starting this spring.

 

The market will run from May 4 to Oct. 26. The Food & Farm Market will feature food trucks and locally sourced goods at the William Talley Recreation Center area of Baker Park, every Friday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; food trucks until 2 p.m...

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Zoning Board of Appeals Agenda April 24

The agenda for the April 24 Zoning Board of Appeals meeting is published.

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Mayor Calls for Closed Session April 23

Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a Closed Session on Monday, April 23.

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Public Meetings for Week of April 23

The calendar of public meetings the week of April 23 is published.

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Renowned Running Festival Returns First Weekend of May

The 16th annual Frederick Running Festival will start May 5 with a children’s race and Twilight 5K.
The Frederick Half Marathon, will begin at 7 a.m. May 6, and will conclude at approximately 10:30 a.m.
Traffic detours will be temporary.

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Posted on: March 12, 2018

Freecycle Roundup for City Households to Drop Bulk Items

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Residents of The City of Frederick may drop off bulk items (see list of acceptable items and restrictions) at the Freecycle Roundup, Saturday, April 21, 8 a.m.-2 p.m, at the Public Works facility, 111, Airport Drive East.

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Celebrate Bike to Work Day, Week May 14-18

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May 14-18 is Bike to Work Week in Frederick, when cyclists and other participants raise awareness about carless commuting.
The featured event in Frederick occurs on Bike to Work Day, May 18, with a group ride open to all through the City.


At 6:30 a.m., May 18, the ceremonial ride begins at Hood College, goes to City Hall and ends at the Frederick Transit Center (Downtown MARC Station), with free refreshments, music and giveaways.  

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Garden Plots Available by Reservation

Gardeners who would like to get or renew a reserved plot at Hargett Farm Community Garden must make a reservation by April 23.

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Posted on: April 11, 2018

UPDATE: New Panel to Review Minority Business Contracting

The City's new Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Review Panel began its work April 17 and set its next meeting for 9 a.m. May 1, at City Hall. The panel will review the City's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program.

Mayor Michael O'Connor has selected a panel to review the City's policy on minority contracting under the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program.

The panel will have its organizational meeting, open to the public, at 9 a.m., April 17, in room 212 at Cit...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

John Hiatt and The Goners featuring Sonny Landreth are coming to the Weinberg on Aug 22

Coming soon to the Weinberg Center for the Arts and presented by Upfront Inc.: John Hiatt and The Goners featuring Sonny Landreth. The band will play the Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick Street, Frederick, MD on Wednesday, Aug 22 at 7:30pm.

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John Hiatt and The Goners featuring Sonny Landreth are coming to the Weinberg on Aug 22

 

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Posted on: April 9, 2018

Innovators to Hear from Frederick Leaders

On April 13, the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Michael O'Connor and business leaders from Frederick County's public and private sectors will represent the community at the Tom Tom Festival in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Within the festival, which attracted 45,000 attendees in 2017, Frederick will be prominently featured at the Hometown Summit, a national gathering to discuss best practices in America's most successful small cities.The panelists discussing Frederick's opp...

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Posted on: April 3, 2018

Enterprise Zone Sought to Promote Golden Mile Investment

The Frederick Department of Economic Development is pursuing an application for the Enterprise Designation of Frederick’s West Patrick Street “Golden Mile” area, to acquire an additional tool to promote investment on the City’s west side.

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Posted on: April 4, 2018

Non-Emergency County Drinking Water Violation

The City of Frederick has been notified by Frederick County Government officials that the county’s water system in the Clover Hill III subdivision recently violated a drinking water standard: Does not pose an emergency nor immediate danger to the public.

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Posted on: April 4, 2018

Sexual Assault Awareness Month -- Support Needed

On Wednesday, April 4, The City will proclaim Sexual Assault Awareness Month to draw attention to the reality:
Sexual assault is a serious crime that affects people of all races, ages, genders, and income levels.

An estimated 20,000 women in Frederick City and County will be the victims of sexual assault or attempted assault in their lifetimes, and one in six men experience sexual violence before age 18. Sexual Assault Awareness Month provides an opportunity for c...

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Posted on: April 3, 2018

Abuse Awareness Month -- Public Encouraged to Help

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and Month of the Young Child, recognizing the need to protect our youngest residents and nurture them so they may mature to healthy adults.

 WHEREAS: ... Children are our most valuable resource, and our most vulnerable. Children have a right to be safe and have

an opportunity to thrive, learn, and grow in an environment that fosters healthy development; and ...

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Micha...

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Posted on: April 3, 2018

Noah Grove Day Named for Local Gold Medalist

The City of Frederick and Frederick County will proclaim April 3 Noah Grove Day at Winchester Hall, 12 E. Church St. on April 3 at 3:30 p.m. to honor the gold-medal winning U.S. Sled Hockey team member Noah Grove, who lives here.

At 18 years old, Noah Grove is the youngest member of the 2017-18 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team, playing the position of forward. He recently won a gold medal at the World Sled Hockey Challenge held in Prince Edward Island. Grove was named the player of ...

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Posted on: April 3, 2018

March 28 Voting Record

The voting record for the March 28 Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting is published.

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Posted on: March 30, 2018

Movie Theater Returns to Golden Mile Mall Site

The City of Frederick Economic Development Department and Mayor’s Office are excited by the announcement that Warehouse Cinema movie theater will move into space at the former Fredericktowne Mall.

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Posted on: March 29, 2018

Surge Causes Sewage Release into Creek

A power surge from the utility service caused catastrophic damage to the electrical controls at the City's wastewater treatment plant on March 28, resulting in a brief release of untreated wastewater into Carroll Creek at Gas House Pike.

A power surge at 2:30 p.m. on March 28 at the City of Frederick wastewater treatment plant on Gas House Pike caused catastrophic electrical system damage that resulted in a release of untreated wastewater into Carroll Creek for approximately one hour.

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

Q&A with Mayor Set: Fourth Friday Series Continues

The next informal Q&A with the mayor will be 7:30-9 a.m., April 27 at The Mountain View Diner 1300 Patrick St. Schedule a time, or just walk in.

To schedule a time, click on the link, and walk-ins are welcome. Each month on the fourth Friday at locations around the City, informal Q&A sessions will be scheduled so that the public may find the mayor at their convenience, without having ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2018

April 1, Water Conservation Challenge Begins

Mayor Michael O’Connor is pleased to join mayors across the country in encouraging water customers to conserve water, reduce pollution, and possibly set a prize-winning example, by taking the “My Water Pledge” during the month of April.

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

UPDATE: Draft of FY19 Budget Released

The public is invited to participate in the discussion of the fiscal year 2019 budget, during public hearings, in April and May before the Board of Aldermen adopts the budget. Departments will present on assigned nights.

The draft 2019 budget   is online.

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Posted on: March 15, 2018

City Responds to Toys R Us Closure

The City is prepared for the closure of local Toys R Us sites, with recommendations to help employees at the company’s retail store on West Patrick Street and at a distribution center in Frederick County.

Toys R Us has been a cherished business in The City of Frederick for decades, said Richard Griffin, the City's director of Economic Development.

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

Homebuyers May Get $15,000 Down Payment Assistance

The Sold on Frederick program now offers up to $15,000 towards down payment and closing costs to buy a home in the City of Frederick to qualifying applicants.

 

 

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

International Honor Goes to City Budget, Director

For the eighth time, Budget Director Katie Barkdoll and the budget she prepared have won honors from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.


Budget Director Katie Barkdoll has won the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

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Posted on: February 25, 2018

March 9: Mayor Launches Informal Q&A Sessions

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Keeping his commitment to expand civic engagement, Mayor Michael O’Connor is creating a new opportunity for the public to communicate with City Hall.

The first opportunity for the informal Q&A with the mayor will be 7:30-9 a.m., March 9 at the Waffle House, 317 S. Jefferson St. The public is invited to stop by to chat. No appointment is necessary. Each month, at locations around the City, informal ...

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Posted on: February 1, 2018

Program to Help People Plant More Trees

The City is launching Tree Frederick pilot project to encourage residents to plant trees this spring, particularly in NAC 3.
As part of the program, residents may get a discount, and purchase trees using a tree guide and order form on the City website.

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Posted on: February 14, 2018

Video Highlights Major Projects' Progress

Find out about some major infrastructure and recreation projects going on in The City of Frederick in this Channel 99 production.

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Posted on: February 22, 2018

County Announces Closing Gas House Pike Over Linganore Creek

The Frederick County Office of Transportation Engineering announced that Gas House Pike at Bridge F09-21 over Linganore Creek will be closed for about two months, starting on or about March 5, 2018.

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Posted on: January 22, 2018

Alcohol Policy in Parks Not Really Changed

No drinking of beer, wine or other types of alcoholic beverages is allowed in Frederick City parks, without specific approval from the Board of Aldermen. Recent legislation allows more types of alcohol to be approved, but does not remove the conditions.

Permission must be requested and granted before each event where any type of alcoholic beverage is to be served/consumed. 

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Posted on: January 12, 2018

Mayor's Team Begins to Examine City Departments

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.

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Posted on: January 12, 2018

Deadline extended to April 2 to Apply for Historic Property Tax Credit

Applications for the City Historic Preservation Property Tax Credit are due on April 2, 2018, since April 1 is a Sunday. Tax paying property owners may apply for a credit equal to 25 percent of the properly documented expenditures incurred during 2017.

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Posted on: December 20, 2017

Race/Walk Sponsors Have New Rules for Events

The City of Frederick made some changes to its parade/walk/race permit process that are effective immediately.
A complete list is published online: http://www.cityoffrederick.com/1054/Parades-Walks-Races.

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

Monocacy Boulevard Information

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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.  

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

The City has added pickleball lines to the tennis courts at:

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The City has added pickleball lines to the tennis courts at: Amber Meadows, Max Kehne, and Monocacy Village Parks.

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Posted on: October 20, 2017

Process Changes for Nonprofits to Get City Grants

A new, formal grant application process has been approved for The City of Frederick to fund nonprofit programs.
The applications will replace the informal, requests made to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.

Nonprofits that would like to apply for a grant must attend a workshop at 10 a.m. Oct. 30 in the City Hall boardroom.

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

Discount on Health Services, Medications Possible

City residents are eligible for discounted drug, medical services program.

Frederick County is enrolled in the National Association of Counties’ Live Healthy program that provides discount prescription drugs and medical services, and is open to City residents.

Participants may benefit from savings on dental procedures s...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Monocacy Blvd. to Close for Major Redesign, Bridge Work

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The project to realign and widen Monocacy Boulevard will soon involve closing much of the road for about 18 months to replace a bridge over the Monocacy River and install four new lanes for through traffic.

The City is giving as much notice as possible and is aware of the inconvenience it will cause to traffic that normally uses Monocacy Boulevard between the City’s downtown and Md. 26.

Monocacy Boulevard will be closed between Gas House Pike and Sc...

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