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ALL City sports fields closed September 23 2018.
What CITY SPORTS FIELDS CLOSED means – All City leasedfields, including City school fields, are closed for the time frameindicated. No one is to use the fields when closed. ...
Mayor Michael O’Connor announces the selection of Marc DeOcampo to serve as executive assistant of administration, and Danielle Kellizy, administrative assistant, rounding out the hiring the Mayor expected to complete when he took office.
Mayor Michael O’Connor invites the public to celebrate when ground is broken at 11 a.m. Sept. 28 for the section of Christopher’s Crossing between Clover Ridge and Walter Martz Road.
On Sept. 7, the Transportation Planning Board released Visualize 2045, the FY 2019-2024 regional Transportation Improvement Program, and the Air Quality Conformity Analysis for a 30-day public comment period.
The public and any TPB member or stakeholder may submit comments. The Visualize 2045 plan document includes chapters covering regional policies, the aspirational element, the financially constrained element, and explains how the plan was developed. It als...
The City invites its 14- to 18-year-olds to apply through Sept. 28 to serve on the City’s new Youth Advisory Council, starting this fall.
The Youth Advisory Council’s primary goal is to expand involvement and gain insight from youth so their voices can be heard, and to address a concern about a lack of opportunities for emerging adults in the Frederick community.
The next Freecycle Roundup serving The City of Frederick will be Saturday, Oct. 20, to receive and recycle the bulk items City residents no longer want to keep.
“This is such a great opportunity to be part of a growing effort to reduce automobile use and traffic." -- Mayor Michael O’ConnorThe City will proclaim Sept. 21 and Sept. 22 Car-Free and Car-Lite Days.
Proclamation: Sept. 20 Mayor O’Connor will recognize TransIT Services of Frederick County, which will observe Car Free Day on Friday by providing free rides on Connector and Shuttle routes. Details are on the TransIT website.
Regional participants who regi...
Did you ever wonder what happens when someone flicks a cigarette butt onto the ground? Can you imagine how many times a day it happens in Frederick? Intern Cade Patterson has the story of three people committed to cleaning up after careless smokers...
Cigarette Litter Brigade: Getting Butts Off of City Property
By Cade Patterson
Intern to the Mayor’s Office
The City of Frederick wishes to recognize three important activists for being relentless about cleaning up cigarette butts in the City. &...
7:30-9:30 a.m., Sept. 28Fourth Friday Q&A with Mayor O'ConnorSept. 28 7:30-9:30 a.m. At Dublin Roasters, 1780 N. Market St.
Talk to the mayor about anything you like! Walk-ins welcome, or sign up online to reserve time: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090a48a4af29a6fd0-qa1
History is made Sept. 15 at the premiere "The Tale of the Lion: Our Stories, Our Voices," documentary of the lives of Frederick area African Americans. They share the memories, wit, and wisdom that have shaped their lives.
Mayor Michael O'Connor welcomed people to the event, which he described as an opportunity to hear great stories, make history and make amends for history. Read the full text of his remarks online. https://www.cityoffrederick.com/Documen...
Mayor Michael O’Connor and emergency management officials are preparing now for potential impacts from Hurricane Florence, which is approaching the East coast. They advise the public to prepare now too.
On Sept. 11, 2018, Mayor Michael O’Connor spoke of America's Community Resilience, in a 9/11 remembrance ceremony jointly sponsored by The City of Frederick, Frederick County and Fort Detrick at Winchester Hall.
Heavy rainfall has overwhelmed sewage collection systems in some areas of Frederick County. The Frederick County Health Department (FCHD) advises the public to avoid the following waterways affected by contaminated water from sewage overflows:
Heavy rainfall over the weekend exceeded the City of Frederick Wastewater Treatment Plant’s capacity, causing overflow of wastewater, starting at about noon on Sunday.
The overflow is occurring in front of the Wastewater Treatment Plant into Carroll Creek, immediately upstream of the Monocacy River. The State of Maryland Department of the Environment and Health Department have been notified.
Signs have been posted cautio...
The public is invited to comment on the final draft of Historic District guideline amendments, affecting building rehabilitation and construction in The City of Frederick’s Historic District.
Mayor Michael O’Connor is announcing that The City of Frederick will start weekly curbside pick-up of yard waste next month, adding a new service for residents and making progress toward higher environmental protection standards and public safety.
Effective Oct. 1, 2018, residents’ yard waste pick-up will occur on the same day as their currently scheduled solid waste (trash) pick-up. This new schedule will replace the current twice-per-month schedule for yard waste collection in their loc...
On Sept. 6, Mayor Michael O’Connor thanked FCPS Career & Technology Center TV / Multimedia interns and their instructor for their work with the City's audio visual productions on Channel 99.
In a program that began last winter, six students of Adam Frank, FCPS Career & Technology Center TV / Multimedia instructor, worked on productions for Channel 99. They worked on the City’s “Fact Finding” series, which featured information on bicycle r...
The City of Frederick is currently seeking interested persons to fill a vacancy on the Planning Commission.
At noon on Sept. 11, Mayor Michael O’Connor will join County Executive Jan Gardner in a 9/11 remembrance ceremony jointly sponsored with Fort Detrick at Winchester Hall.
At 1 p.m. on Sept. 11, the Mayor encourages individuals anywhere in the City to step outdoors at that hour to ring a bell four times – once for each of the planes that were hijacked on Sept. 11, 2001.
Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a closed session on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. Mayor O’Connor will request a vote of the Board of Aldermen to convene the meeting as a closed session in the Mayor’s Office at City Hall.
This action is in accordance with the authority granted under the Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article §3-305(b)(1)(i) to discuss the appointment, employment, assignment, promotion, discipline, demotion, compensation, removal, ...
Aldermen unanimously voted to create the council to increase participation by young people in City decisions. The council will consist of 18 total members, 13 voting and five non-voting. City residents ages 14 to 18 will make up the voting members.The You...
In observance of Labor Day, The City of Frederick government offices will be closed on Monday. Some trash and yard waste collection and recreation center schedules will change also. All affected offices will reopen at their regular times on Tuesday.
The weekly public meeting schedule has been revised to include the Maryland Department of the Environment meeting on Aug. 29 and the call for a closed session on Aug. 31.
The agenda for the Sept. 6 Mayor and Board of Aldermen public hearing is published.
Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a closed session on Friday, August 31, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. Mayor O’Connor will request a vote of the Board of Aldermen to convene the meeting as a closed session in the Mayor’s Office at City Hall.
This action is in accordance with the authority granted under the Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article §3-305(b)(1)(i) to discuss the appointment, employment, assignment, promotion, discipline, demotion, compensation, removal, r...
The Maryland Department of the Environment is inviting public comment on a plan to use millions of dollars of a mitigation trust, established in a consent decree with the Volkswagen Corp., to remediate air pollution.
MDE is inviting public comment on a plan to use millions of dollars of a mitigation trust established by a federal consent decree with Volkswagen.
MDE will have a listening session in Frederick, 1-3 p.m., Aug. 29, at the Municipal Annex, Room C, 140 W. Pat...
The voting record from the Aug. 22 Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting is published.
The agenda for the Development review Conference is published.
The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board will host a series of Open Houses to explore the long-range transportation plan, Visualize 2045.
The Open Houses will give attendees the chance to explore the draft plan and learn about the region, major projects, and analysis. The open house closest to Frederick is
Sept. 12:Time:4:00 - 7:00pm
Location:Upcounty Government Services C...
The agenda for the Aug. 28 Zoning Board of Appeals hearing is published.
The voting record from the Aug. 16 Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting is published.
The agenda for the Aug. 23 Historic Preservation Commission hearing is published.
The comment period is open for the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration plan to improve the southern section of Interstate-270. Focus on the northern section that runs through Frederick County is proposed for a later phase.
The schedule of public meetings the week of Aug. 20 is published.
On Thursday, Aug. 16, the northbound US 15 off-ramp at the US 15/Monocacy Boulevard/Christopher’s Crossing interchange will open, and several traffic patterns will change.
When the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration opens the northbound off-ramp at Monocacy Boulevard, it will permanently close the northbound US 15 left-turn crossover to Hayward Road.The MDOT SHA announcement is onlin...
The voting record from the Aug. 8, 2018, Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting/workshop is published.
The schedule of public meetings the week of Aug. 13 is published.
The agenda for the Aug. 15 Mayor and Board of Aldermen workshop is published.
The Frederick County Office of Transportation Engineering announced Aug. 8, 2018, that the intersection of Yellow Springs Road and Christophers Crossing roundabout is now open to traffic.
Nonprofit groups East Frederick Rising and The Rotary Club of Frederick are conducting a survey to seek feedback on a potential public art project. The public is encouraged to participate.
East Frederick Rising and The Rotary Club of Frederick are conducting a survey to seek feedback on a potential public art project which they are considering pursuing. The proposed location of the project would be the existing traffic circle on East Street...
The voting record from the Aug. 2 Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting is published.
The agenda for the Aug. 9 Historic Preservation Commission meeting is published.
The agenda for the Aug. 16 Mayor and Board of Aldermen business meeting is published.
The City of Frederick Department of Planning/Community Development Division will begin taking pre-application meetings with interested applicants to discuss projects and activities eligible for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding.
The purpose of the meeting will be to give applicants substantial time to prepare their scope of work, determine project costs and obtain all other necessary supporting documentation in order to submit their application for the upcoming Annual Action Plan...
The schedule of public meetings the week of Aug. 6 is published.
A newly enacted ordinance changes what types and locations of signs are allowed.
A copy of the complete ordinance is available on the City’s website at https://tinyurl.com/y9bpj8rg. A summary of the contents is published. For additional information, please contact the Planning Department at 301-600-1499.
Senior homeowners in Frederick may be eligible for tax relief beginning July 1, 2019, thanks to a recently adopted ordinance.
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 proper...
The agenda for the Aug. 8, 2018, meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen is published.
The deadline has been extended to apply to serve on the City’s new Youth Advisory Council, starting this fall. The City invites its 14- to 18-year-olds to apply through Sept. 28.
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.
The Aug. 1 Mayor and Board workshop agenda is published.
The National Center for Arts Research report spotlighted the Frederick Arts and Entertainment District and commended the City's vibrant, artistic scene. “Arts and culture also play a vital role in a city’s livability and its social cohesion. ”
The NCAR report found: “In the Frederick Arts andEntertainment District you will find the Delaplaine Arts Center, Griffin ArtCenter, Weinberg Center for the Arts, the annual Frederick Festival of the Artsand a vibrant independent artist sc...
To better inform citizens about existing and planned road closures, The City of Frederick is now posting those details on the Maryland Department of Transportation road closure map.
Users will see a bigger picture of regional road closures. The MDOT interactive map, similar to what was previously housed on the City website, enables users to click on a scheduled or ongoing closure for details.
Mayor Michael O’Connor has selected Gayon Sampson to be the mayor’s executive assistant.A Tuscarora High School graduate, Sampson has experience working in federal, state and local government offices.
“Gayon brings a deep affection for the City, government experience, knowledge of Frederick’s past, along with a keen desire to see the City reach its greater potential,” O’Connor said.
Sampson will begin i...
A revised schedule of public meetings the week of July 30 is published.
The July 9 Planning Commission Public Hearing agenda is published.
The July 11 Mayor and Board of Aldermen workshop and meeting agenda is published.
The Agenda for the July 5 Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting has been revised to include an additional Item (XI. 4).
The voting record from the June 21 Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting is published.
The schedule of public meetings the week of June 25 is published.
The June 27 meeting agenda is published.
Healthy City HonorsFor healthy living initiatives, The City of Frederick was promoted to a platinum level HEAL leader during the Maryland Municipal League Summer Conference on June 12.
The schedule for public meetings the week of June 18 is published.
The June 20 Mayor and Board of Aldermen workshop agenda is published.
A revised schedule of public meetings for the week of June 11 is published
Frederick youth are invited to be a force within City government. The Board of Aldermen voted to create a Youth Advisory Council for 14- to 18-year olds.
The council, promoted by Alderman Roger Wilson, will consist of 18 total members, 13 voting and five non-voting. Each member will be appointed by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. City residents ages 14 to 18 will make up the voting members.
The schedule of public meetings the week of June 4 is published.
The agenda for the June 6 Mayor and Board of Aldermen workshop is published. The meeting will be at the Municipal Annex, 140 W. Patrick St., not at City Hall.
The schedule of public meetings the week of May 28 is published.
Congratulations to Chase Eder, District 6 winner in the Maryland Municipal League's "If I Were a Mayor, I Would ..." competition.
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.
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...
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.
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.
The City has added pickleball lines to the tennis courts at: Amber Meadows, Max Kehne, and Monocacy Village Parks.
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.
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...