Pop Up Dining Ad-Hoc Advisory Committee
- February 8 - 12noon - 1pm (Link to live recording)
- February 15 - 12noon - 1pm (Link to live recording)
- February 22 - 12noon - 1pm (Link to live recording)
- March 1 - 12noon - 1pm (Link to live recording)
- Comments from the public can be emailed to email@example.com
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
- See Process/Overview document below
About the Committee
In light of growing public trends in Frederick toward outdoor “al fresco” dining coupled with the pressures of the continuing COVID pandemic, Mayor O’Connor has appointed a 17 member Ad-Hoc Advisory Committee to evaluate staff recommendations for Pop Up Dining. The Committee will meet on-line virtually four times during the month of February to discuss and provide feedback on staff recommendations for a balanced Pop-Up Dining Program. Final recommendations will be made in the form of proposed legislation for the Board of Aldermen to consider and approve.
The ad-hoc committee will be composed of
- 4 City Residents
- 4 Retailers
- 4 Restaurants
- 4 Business Representatives
- 1 Food Truck Operator
- 3 Ex-Officio Non-Voting Non-Profits (Golden Mile Alliance, East Frederick Rising, and Downtown Frederick Partnership)
- City Staff Representing DED, Legal, Police, Engineering, Planning, & Mayor’s Office
Residents, visitors, and workforce have expressed strong opinions for safe, attractive, enjoyable outdoor dining options. The City has operated a highly successful Pop Up Dining Program during the 2020-2021 seasons which ended October 31, 2021. Mayor O’Connor stated that it is his strong interest “To provide safe, equitable, and attractive, temporary, multi-year outdoor options for any Frederick based restaurant or food truck to provide al fresco dining experiences for residents, visitors, and workforce throughout the City of Frederick.” Additionally such programs are intended to balance safety, parking, and operational considerations.
This short duration Ad-Hoc Committee is being appointed under Article III, Section 6(i) of the City Charter which gives the Mayor authority for such appointments. The meetings will be held on 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, and 3/1 from 12PM to 1PM using Microsoft Teams. The meetings will be recorded and minutes published. All documents, minutes, and recording can be found on this page. Comments from the public can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The General Public is invited to listen to the virtual meetings by dialing in to 929-229-5669, Conference ID Code 117277441# . The meetings will be recorded and minutes published. All documents, meeting minutes, and meeting recordings can be found on this webpage. Comments and questions from the public can be emailed to email@example.com.