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Posted on: January 20, 2019

CANCELLED: Mayor's Fourth Friday Q&A - Jan. 25

We regret that a schedule conflict requires cancelling the Jan. 25 Fourth Friday Q&A with Mayor Michael O'Connor. The next Q&A is scheduled for Feb. 22. Check back for details.

Future locations and times for Fourth Friday Q&A’s will vary, and will be announced. For further information about Fourth Fridays with the Mayor, and other opportunities to talk to O’Connor, contact Pam Stocksdale, Mayor’s Office manager, 301-600-1184...

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Posted on: January 19, 2019

Resources in Case of Severe Weather

Several resources are available in The City of Frederick and Frederick County to assist people affected by severe weather.

The FCAA Soup Kitchen serves an evening meal from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every day.


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Posted on: January 18, 2019

Planning Commission Has Opening

The City of Frederick is currently seeking interested persons to serve on the Planning Commission.

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

City Opening on Time, Liberal Leave

The City of Frederick offices will open on time, today, Jan. 18, with liberal leave policy in effect.

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

Tax Relief Adopted, Effective in 2019

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...

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observed

The City of Frederick offices will be closed to observe Martin Luther King Day on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, and some service schedules will change.

A proclamation for the day will occur at 7 p.m. on Jan. 17, during Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting at City Hall.

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

State Art Contest for Trees’ Sake

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The Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Forest Conservancy District Boards invite all Maryland fifth-graders in private and public schools to participate in the annual Arbor Day Poster Contest.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Forest Conservancy District Boards invite all Maryland fifth-graders in private and public schools to participate in the annual Arbor Day Poster Contest.

The theme for 2019 is: “Trees Are Terrific…and Forest...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

UPDATE: Another Way You Can Help Draft the Strategic Plan

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An online questionnaire to guide the 2030 Strategic Plan is now available in addition to ongoing public engagement events.

Three more community engagement events will welcome the public to help draft The City of Frederick Strategic Plan. Find out how to participate and what that involves.How the events work

Complete the questionnaire

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Fair Housing Art Contest Open to Youth

Frederick’s Fair Housing Commission invites all young student artists in the Frederick area to express their creativity by participating in the 2019 Fair Housing Art Contest, sponsored by Maryland Realtors®.


This is a joint venture between the City of Frederick Fair Housing Commission and the Frederick County Association of Realtors to promote fair housing. 

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Posted on: January 1, 2019

Happy New Year: Curbside Bulk Pickup Begins in 2019

City residents are able to reserve free curbside pickup of bulk items after Jan. 7.

Starting in January, 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: December 28, 2018

UPDATE*-Strategic Plan Community Event Address Change

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*New Address for Jan. 12 Event
You are invited to attend any of the remaining four Strategic Plan community engagement events: One is today, 7 p.m. at Butterfly Ridge Elementary School, 601 Contender Way. The address for the Jan. 12, event has changed.

Events are as follows:

  • 7 p.m., Jan. 8: Butterfly Ridge Elementary School Cafeteria, 601 Contender Way, Frederick
  • 9 a.m., Jan. 12: AOPA, 411 Aviation Way, Frederick
  • 7 p.m., Jan. 15: Bernard Brown Community Center Community Room, 629 N. Market St, Frederick
  • 7 p...
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Posted on: December 26, 2018

Community Engagement Events Start Jan. 7

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You are encouraged to participate in the upcoming Strategic Plan community engagement opportunities, where you can share your priorities for the City's future.

The 2030 Strategic Plan outreach events begin next month across the City.

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Posted on: December 26, 2018

Christmas Tree Dropoff Sites Open Dec. 26-Jan. 31

To conserve and recycle resources, The City of Frederick offers residents the opportunity to drop off their Christmas trees for recycling, Dec. 26, 2018, to Jan. 31, 2019.

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

Invitation to Participate in City's Vision Plan

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You are invited to participate in developing the City's Strategic Plan: Attend any of the upcoming community engagement opportunities, to share your priorities for the City.

The 2030 Strategic Plan outreach events begin next month across the City.

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Posted on: December 2, 2018

Curbside Bulk Pickup to Be Offered Free in 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.

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

Complete Text of Mayor's State of the City Address

The complete text of Mayor Michael O'Connor's 2018 State of the City address features hyperlinks to referenced programs and accomplishments. You can view the address on the website, Facebook, YouTube and Channel 99.

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

FY2020 Budget Priorities on Dec. 12 Agenda

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen will have a fiscal year 2020 budget priorities public meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec.12, in the City Hall boardroom.

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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 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 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 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.

As always, contact us to report concerns or ask...

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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

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:

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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: 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: 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: 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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