News Flash

Posted on: November 16, 2018

Holiday, Schedule Changes & Free Parking

The City of Frederick offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23, in observance of Thanksgiving. Service schedules change, including free holiday parking begins, and trash and yard waste collection days change.

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Special Public Meeting Nov. 19

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen will have a special public meeting at 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 19 in the City Hall boardroom.

The agenda is posted on the City website: https://tinyurl.com/ybp29zqx.For further information, contact Phyllis Hane, legislative clerk, 301-600-2575, phane@cityoffrederick.com.

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

City Opening on Time, Liberal Leave

Mayor Michael O’Connor has announced that the City of Frederick offices will open on time, Friday, Nov. 16, with liberal leave policy in effect.

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

All City Sports Fields Closed through Sunday, November 18, 2018

ALL City sports fields will be closed Friday (11/16), Saturday (11/17), and Sunday (11/18).

What CITY SPORTS FIELDS CLOSED means – All City leased fields, including City school fields, are closed for the time frame indicated. No one is to use the...

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

Trash, Yard Waste Schedule for Thanksgiving

Sanitation service and yard waste collection dates shift for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. The City of Frederick offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23, in observance of Thanksgiving.

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

City Closing Early Nov. 15

Mayor Michael O’Connor has announced that The City of Frederick offices closed at 3 p.m., because of inclement weather.

The Board of Aldermen meeting scheduled for Nov. 15 will be rescheduled.

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

Snow Plowing Begins; Use App to Track Progrss

City of Frederick crews have begun to plow streets. The iSpires Snow App will update users about snow removal progress. For further information about snow removal operations, you may contact Public Works at 301-600-1440.

Find the Snow App here:
http://spires.cityoffrederick.com/gis/snowremoval

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

Curbside Bulk Pickup to Be Offered Free in 2019

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.

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.

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

City Opening on Time, Liberal Leave

Mayor Michael O’Connor has announced that the City of Frederick offices will open on time, today, Nov. 15, with liberal leave policy in effect.

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Posted on: November 14, 2018

New Service Unveiled in Mayor's State of the City Address

Mayor Michael O'Connor announces a new service and outlines accomplishments and goals in his 2018 State of the City address. You can find the address on the website, Facebook, YouTube and Channel 99.

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Pet Photos Welcome for City Decorations!

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Mayor Michael O’Connor invites the public to submit photographs of their pets by noon on Nov. 20 to be used as ornaments on the tree that decorates City Hall during the winter holidays.

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

New Daytime Shelter Opens

Starting today, the Frederick Community Action Agency will be opening and operating a day shelter to provide protection and respite to people who are experiencing homelessness and may be on the streets during the daytime hours.

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

Mayor's Monthly Q&A Moves to Fifth Friday

Mayor Michael O'Connor's monthly public question-and-answer event is moved to the fifth Friday this month. Visit with him on Nov. 30 at Dunkin Donuts, 2198 Old Farm Drive.

Walk-ins are welcome, or people may sign up online to reserve a time:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090A48A4AF29A6FD0-qa3

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Posted on: November 6, 2018

October 2018: Monocacy Boulevard Update

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.

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Posted on: November 6, 2018

Veterans Day Schedule Changes

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In observance of Veterans Day, on Monday, Nov. 12, The City of Frederick government offices will be closed. Some service schedules will change.

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Posted on: October 30, 2018

Panel to Discuss Minority/DBE Contracting Successes

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On Nov. 8, the public is invited when the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE) Review Panel, hosts a speakers panel to explore methods to increase DBE participation and to share successful DBE implementation strategies.

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

Bike Lane Gets Green Paint

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Green paint now marks new bicycle lanes on North Market Street. They are part of a pilot program designed to improve traffic safety and ease of access. We welcome public comment!

https://www.cityoffrederick.com/DocumentCenter/View/11433/2018_10_26_Bike_Lane_graphic

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

N. Market Bike Lane Markings Nearly Complete

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A newly installed bicycle lane on North Market Street is part of a pilot program designed to improve traffic and bicycle safety along the corridor.

https://www.cityoffrederick.com/DocumentCenter/View/11433/2018_10_26_Bike_Lane_graphic

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

Applications Open for Taxi Permits

The City of Frederick Taxicab Commission has seven taxicab permits available.

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Website Guides Investors to Local 'Opportunity Zones'

A new website helps connect prospective investors with Frederick area ventures eligible for the Opportunity Zone incentive program, which reduces capital gains taxes on particular investments.

Frederick County, in collaboration with the City of Frederick and City of Brunswick, has launched the website

The Opportunity Zone program is a nationwide initiative administered by the U.S. Treasury and created under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs ...

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Airport Features Showcased for Business Aviators

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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.

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

Museum Allowed to Demonstrate Musket Fire

During its annual Oktoberfest event on Oct. 20 and 21, the Schifferstadt Architectural Museum, 1110 Rosemont Ave., has permission to demonstrate musket fire, using blank rounds.

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

FEMA's Updated Flood Maps Open to Comment

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has presented a new Flood Insurance Rate Map and Flood Insurance Study report for public review and comment.

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Posted on: October 8, 2018

City Scores 100 on LGBTQ Equality Index

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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:

https://bit.ly/2RyFLcC

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Posted on: October 7, 2018

Oct. 20 Freecycle Roundup to Receive, Reuse Bulk Items

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.

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Posted on: October 4, 2018

CDBG Grant Applicants Invited to Meet Early

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...

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

New Leaf/Yard Waste Collection Begins

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On Oct. 1, weekly curbside pick-up of yard waste began, to include leaf collection.

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 replaces the twice-per-month schedule for yard waste collection in their location. &...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Mayor's Office Welcomes Exec, Admin Assistants

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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.

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Groundbreaking Sept. 28 for Christopher's Crossing Link

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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.

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Posted on: September 18, 2018

Freecycle Roundup to Receive, Reuse Bulk Items

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.

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Car-Free Days, Free Ride on TransIT

“This is such a great opportunity to be part of a growing effort to reduce automobile use and traffic." -- Mayor Michael O’Connor
The 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...

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Posted on: September 15, 2018

'Tale of the Lion' Premiere Opens at Weinberg

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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...

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Posted on: September 11, 2018

Hurricane Preparation Advised

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.

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Posted on: September 11, 2018

September 11 Tribute

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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.

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

New Yard Waste Services to Start in October; New Leaf Policy

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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...

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Posted on: September 6, 2018

Applicants Wanted for Planning Commission

The City of Frederick is currently seeking interested persons to fill a vacancy on the Planning Commission.

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

911 Tribute on Tuesday, Bells to Ring

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.

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

Public Meetings the Week of Aug. 27

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.

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

Sept. 6 Meeting Agenda

The agenda for the Sept. 6 Mayor and Board of Aldermen public hearing is published.

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Posted on: August 23, 2018

Aug. 22 Voting Record

The voting record from the Aug. 22 Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting is published.

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Posted on: August 22, 2018

Aug. 27 Development Review Conference Agenda

The agenda for the Development review Conference is published.

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Posted on: August 20, 2018

Aug. 28 Zoning Board of Appeals Agenda

The agenda for the Aug. 28 Zoning Board of Appeals hearing is published.

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Posted on: August 17, 2018

Aug. 16 Voting Record

The voting record from the Aug. 16 Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting is published.

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Posted on: August 17, 2018

Aug. 23 Historic Preservation Commission Agenda

The agenda for the Aug. 23 Historic Preservation Commission hearing is published.

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Posted on: August 17, 2018

I-270 Study Comment Period Open

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.

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Posted on: August 16, 2018

Applicants Wanted for Planning Commission

The City of Frederick is currently seeking interested persons to fill a vacancy on the Planning Commission.

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Posted on: August 16, 2018

Public Meetings the Week of Aug. 20

The schedule of public meetings the week of Aug. 20 is published.

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

August 8 Voting Record

The voting record from the Aug. 8, 2018, Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting/workshop is published.

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Posted on: August 9, 2018

I-270 Study Open for Comment

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.

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Posted on: August 9, 2018

Public Meetings the Week of Aug. 13

The schedule of public meetings the week of Aug. 13 is published.

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Posted on: August 9, 2018

Aug. 15 Workshop Agenda

The agenda for the Aug. 15 Mayor and Board of Aldermen workshop is published.

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

County Announces Opening of Roundabout

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.

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Aug. 2 Voting Record

The voting record from the Aug. 2 Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting is published.

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Aug. 9 Historic Preservation Commission Agenda

The agenda for the Aug. 9 Historic Preservation Commission meeting is published.

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Aug. 16 Meeting Agenda

The agenda for the Aug. 16 Mayor and Board of Aldermen business meeting is published.

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

CDBG Grant Applicants Invited to Meet Early

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...

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

Public Meetings the Week of Aug. 6

The schedule of public meetings the week of Aug. 6 is published.

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

Change in Sign Regulations Explained

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.

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Tax Relief Adopted, Effective in 2019

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...

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Aug. 8 Meeting Agenda

The agenda for the Aug. 8, 2018, meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen is published.

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Posted on: July 27, 2018

'Best Places to Work' Honored

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.

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Posted on: July 25, 2018

National Report Praises Frederick’s Arts Culture

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 and
Entertainment District you will find the Delaplaine Arts Center, Griffin ArtCenter, Weinberg Center for the Arts, the annual Frederick Festival of the Arts
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Posted on: July 22, 2018

Updated: Public Meetings the Week of July 30

A revised schedule of public meetings the week of July 30 is published.

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Posted on: July 3, 2018

July 9 Planning Commission

The July 9 Planning Commission Public Hearing agenda is published.

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Posted on: July 3, 2018

July 11 Meeting & Workshop Agenda

The July 11 Mayor and Board of Aldermen workshop and meeting agenda is published.

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Posted on: June 22, 2018

Revised: Agenda for July 5 Mayor and Board of Aldermen Meeting

The Agenda for the July 5 Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting has been revised to include an additional Item (XI. 4).

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Posted on: June 22, 2018

June 21 Voting Record

The voting record from the June 21 Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting is published.

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Posted on: June 21, 2018

Public Meetings the Week of June 25

The schedule of public meetings the week of June 25 is published.

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Posted on: June 20, 2018

June 27 Mayor and Board of Aldermen Meeting Agenda

The June 27 meeting agenda is published.

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

Healthy City Honors

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Healthy City Honors
For 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.

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Posted on: June 14, 2018

Public Meetings the Week of June 18

The schedule for public meetings the week of June 18 is published.

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Posted on: June 14, 2018

June 20 Workshop Agenda

The June 20 Mayor and Board of Aldermen workshop agenda is published.

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Posted on: June 7, 2018

Revised: Public Meetings the Week of June 11

A revised schedule of public meetings for the week of June 11 is published

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Posted on: June 1, 2018

Public Meetings the Week of June 4

The schedule of public meetings the week of June 4 is published.

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Posted on: May 31, 2018

June 6 Agenda

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.

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Posted on: May 24, 2018

Public Meetings the Week of May 28

The schedule of public meetings the week of May 28 is published.

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Chase Eder's Essay 'If I Were Mayor' Earns Honors

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Congratulations to Chase Eder, District 6 winner in the Maryland Municipal League's "If I Were a Mayor, I Would ..." competition.

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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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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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