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Posted on: February 27, 2024

Shookstown Road Closure

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Traffic Advisory: Shookstown Road Closures

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City of Frederick DPW, 111 Airport Drive East, Frederick, MD 21701.

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 26, 2024

Board of Aldermen to consider three recommended charter changes

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The City of Frederick Board of Aldermen is scheduled to deliberate on three charter changes proposed by the Charter Review Committee during its session scheduled for Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at 1 p.m. The meeting will take place in the City Hall Boar...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 23, 2024

City of Frederick Unveils Initiatives to Support Equity and Celebrate Black History

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Mayor Michael O’Connor announced a comprehensive series of initiatives focused on honoring the legacy of the Black community, addressing historical injustices, and promoting a future of inclusivity and equality this week. The announcements highl...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 21, 2024

Disaster Preparedness Workshop for Businesses

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The City of Frederick's Department of Economic Development is hosting a Disaster Preparedness Workshop for businesses on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the City Hall Board Room (101 North Court Street).

This free event will...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 20, 2024

Mayor O'Connor to call for closed session

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Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a Closed Session on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.  Mayor O’Connor will request a vote of the Aldermen to convene in Closed Session at City Hall.  

 

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 16, 2024

Update: Snow emergency for February 17 lifted

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Update: The snow emergency will be lifted at 6 AM February 17, 2024. 

Frederick, Md. – Mayor Michael O’Connor has declared a SNOW EMERGENCY in The City of Frederick in anticipation of forecasted winter weather. The emergency wi...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 16, 2024

HPC Training Session, February 28, 2024

The Historic Preservation Commission will meet at the City Hall Boardroom, on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at 6:00 PM, for the purpose of annual training. The training will result in quorum, and will be open to the public. 

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 15, 2024

President's Day Service Changes: Trash & Recycling, Parking, HHS, Recreation and More

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FREDERICK, MD – February 15, 2024: The City of Frederick offices will be closed to observe Presidents’ Day on Monday, February 19, 2024. Please note these service changes:

Trash Collection

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 15, 2024

Hill Street Park and Mullinix Park Community Feedback

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The City of Frederick Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking public feedback on the redesign of Hill Street Park and Mullinix Park. Feedback from the community will be carefully considered and is critical to the redesign process. Links for each sur...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 15, 2024 | Last Modified on: May 4, 2022

City of Frederick Budget Town Hall Meetings - 2024

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Join us for the City of Frederick Budget Town Hall Meetings. 

The City of Frederick is excited to announce two upcoming town hall meetings to discuss updates on the City’s budget. These meetings will provide an opportunity for community ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 14, 2024

2024 Spring Field Court Requests Deadline: Thursday, February 15th

Si necesita asistencia en español, por favor llamar Nanci Bustillo-Jacobo al 240.457.9098 o njacobo@cityoffrederickmd.gov.

Deadline for 2024 Spring Field & Court requests is Thursday, February 15th.  Requests will not be able to be en...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 6, 2024

February 9, 2024, Pre-Planning Commission Meeting - Cancelled

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The regularly scheduled Pre-Planning Commission meeting held virtually at 3:00 PM, Friday February 9th has been cancelled due to a lack of action items on the Monday, February 12th hearing agenda.   

To preview the Planning Commission age...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 5, 2024 | Last Modified on: May 4, 2022

Applications for the City Historic Preservation Property Tax Credit are Open through April 1, 2024

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Tax-paying property owners may apply for a credit equal to 25% of the properly documented expenditures incurred during 2023 for exterior work that contributes to the restoration or preservation of a structure designated by the City of Frederick as a Histo...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 2, 2024 | Last Modified on: May 4, 2022

Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) Site Visit on Thursday, February 8, 2024

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The City of Frederick’s Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) is hosting a site visit on Thursday, February 8, 2024, at 4:45 p.m. at 419 W. South Street, Frederick, MD 21701. The purpose of this site visit is to review existing conditions and t...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 1, 2024 | Last Modified on: May 4, 2022

2024 Annual Tree Frederick Store Launches

In its fifth year, the Tree Frederick program aims to assist City homeowners in planting more trees. The effort will ultimately increase tree canopy in the City, help improve air and water quality, and might even help homeowners reduce energy costs.

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 31, 2024

Annual Fire in Ice Event Returns to Downtown Frederick

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The City of Frederick is excited to announce the return of the annual Fire in Ice event, taking place the first weekend of February. This family-friendly celebration will feature hundreds of captivating ice sculptures and winter-themed activities througho...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 22, 2024 | Last Modified on: May 4, 2022

7th Street - Road Closure Update

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Road Closure Update - 7th Street. 

The limits of the closure are between Magnolia Avenue and Tollhouse Avenue. 

The two eastbound lanes are completely closed. The lanes are being used as work area to repair the street from the watermain br...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 20, 2024

Water main break closes portion of 7th Street

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DPW crews are responding to a major water main break on 7th Street. 7th Street will be closed from Fairview Avenue to Toll House Avenue for the foreseeable future as crews work to repair the main. Commuters should attempt to find alternate routes. We appr...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 19, 2024

City of Frederick Freezing Weather Plan Activation – Shelter Information

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The City of Frederick at all times is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all our community members. Currently, the City is operating under the activated Frederick County Freezing Weather Plan, a collaborative effort involving key partners ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 19, 2024

City experiencing phone outages; residents encouraged to report issues online

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The City of Frederick is experiencing a phone outage. The Frederick Police Department non-emergency phone line and Department of Public Works switchboard are among the lines through which residents are currently unable to reach the City. 

In the e...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 19, 2024

Snow Emergency, January 19, 2024

Frederick, Md. – Mayor O’Connor has declared a SNOW EMERGENCY in The City of Frederick in anticipation of forecasted winter weather. The emergency will go into effect at 8 AM, Friday, January 19, 2024. 

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 16, 2024

Inclement Weather Update, Closures and Cancellations, January 16, 2024

Due to today's inclement weather, the Planning Commission workshop scheduled for 2:00 p.m. in the Boardroom at City Hall has been cancelled. Arrangements to discuss the projects scheduled for the workshop are forthcoming. 

The Citywide Planning De...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 12, 2024

Statement from Mayor O’Connor on the passing of former Alderwoman Marcia Hall

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It is with a heavy heart that I extend my sincerest condolences to the family, friends, and constituents of the late Alderwoman Marcia Hall. Marcia's passing is a profound loss for our community, as she was not only a dedicated public servant but...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 11, 2024

Frederick City Parking Announces New Park Frederick App to Simplify Downtown Parking

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Frederick, MD - The Frederick City Parking Department is pleased to announce the launch of its new "Park Frederick" app, which allows residents and visitors to check real-time parking availability in select Downtown Frederick garages.

The Park Fr...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 9, 2024

Important Notice Regarding Temporary Website Issue

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The City of Frederick is experiencing a temporary issue affecting the city's website, particularly the public meeting calendar and the ability to view public meeting agendas and watch previous public meetings at cityoffrederickmd.gov/publicmeetin...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 9, 2024

City of Frederick Operational Changes Due To Anticipated Inclement Weather

The City of Frederick is closely monitoring reports from the National Weather Service, which indicate the likelihood of inclement weather characterized by heavy rains and strong winds. In response to these forecasts, the City is implementing operational c...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 8, 2024

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Service Changes: Trash, Recycling, HHS, Recreation and More

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The City of Frederick offices will be closed to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 15, 2024. Please see below for a list of holiday service changes.

Trash Collection

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There will be no trash collection service on Monday, January 15, 2024. If you normally set out your household trash and yard waste on Sunday evening for Monday collection, please set your trash out on Monday evening for Tuesday ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 5, 2024

Shon L. Dempsey, A.A.E., ACE Earns Professional Airport Accreditation

Frederick, MD - Shon L. Dempsey, A.A.E., ACE, Assistant Airport Manager, Frederick Municipal Airport, Frederick, MD, has been awarded the distinction of Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).&nb...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 2, 2024

Mayor O'Connor appoints Collard Acting Deputy Director of Planning

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The City of Frederick is pleased to announce the appointment of Gabrielle Collard as Acting Deputy Director for Planning. A seasoned urban planning professional with an impressive 20-year career, Collard brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Holiday Service Changes: Trash, Yard Waste, Recycling Collection and More

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FREDERICK, MD – December 22, 2023: The City of Frederick offices will be closed to observe the Christmas Holiday, Monday, December 25, 2023, Tuesday, December 26, 2023 and the New Year’s Holiday, Monday, January 1, 2024. Please note these service changes:

Trash Collection

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There will be no trash collection service on Monday, December 25, 2023 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

  • If you normally set out your household trash on Sunday evening for Monday collection, please set your trash out on Mon...
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Frederick News
Posted on: December 14, 2023

City receives state funding for several revitalization projects

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The City of Frederick is pleased to share significant investments Gov. Wes Moore announced for projects in The City of Frederick that will drive economic growth and community development. These seven state revitalization programs administered by the Maryl...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 11, 2023

City launches new licensing and permitting portal to enhance resident services

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The City of Frederick is proud to announce the launch of its new online portalpowered by OpenGov Permitting & Licensing, aimed at enhancing resident services by streamlining and expediting the pe...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 8, 2023

Weather Alert - Pending Storm on 12/10/2023

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With heavy rains and wind in the forecast this weekend, it is crucial for residents to take precautions to limit flooding around their property. Residents can take preventative measures by clearing storm drain inlets, securing outdoor items, ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 6, 2023

City announces retirement of Deputy Director of Planning

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After an illustrious career spanning 35 years of dedicated service to the community, The City of Frederick’s Deputy Director of Planning Joe Adkins announced his intention to retire effective Dec. 29, 2023.

 

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 5, 2023

Long-Term Closure - Rocky Springs Rd. at Tuscanney Dr. Bridge

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ROAD CLOSURE UPDATE

Rocky Springs Rd. at Tuscanney Dr. will be closed long-term due to a hole in the bridge.

Please be advised that barriers are placed across the road and traffic will not be allowed through the bridge. We encourage drivers to plan for alte...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 4, 2023

Sustainability Committee to meet virtually Dec. 4

The City of Frederick’s Sustainability Committee meeting scheduled for Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. has been moved to a virtual meeting. 

 

Residents interested in attending the meeting are able to call in on the Microsoft Teams meeting numb...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 2, 2023

Mayor O’Connor issues statement on cuts to state transportation plan

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 1, 2023

City of Frederick announces hiring of Weinberg Center for the Arts Manager

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The City of Frederick is excited to announce the hiring of Stephanie Chaiken as the new Manager of the Weinberg Center for the Arts. Ms. Chaiken brings a wealth of experience and a passion for the arts, and the City of Frederick is eager to welcome her as...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 1, 2023

The City of Frederick Announces Reopening of Gas House Pike at Monocacy Blvd

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The City of Frederick is excited to announce the scheduled reopening of Gas House Pike on Monday, December 4, 2023, upon completion of Phase 1 improvements along Gas House Pike an...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 30, 2023

City of Frederick announces participation in Maryland’s groundbreaking service programs

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The City of Frederick is excited to announce the participation of Frederick’s Department of Housing and Human Services as a host site for the inaugural class of Service Year Option and Maryland Corps members, a partnership with the Maryland Department of ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 29, 2023

Housing and Human Services to Host Informational Session on 2024 Community Block Grant Program

FREDERICK, MD – The City of Frederick Department of Housing and Human Services is pleased to invite local organizations and community members to participate in an informational session regarding the 2024 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) ...

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Posted on: November 28, 2023

Road Closure Alert - Rocky Springs Rd. at Tuscanney Dr.

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Rocky Springs Road -  Rocky Springs Rd. at Tuscanney Dr. will be closed due to a hole in the bridge. Local traffic will be allowed down Rocky Springs Road but stopped before the bridge. Traffic will not be allowed through the b...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 27, 2023

FY25 Community Promotion Grant Application Period is Open

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The City of Frederick's Fiscal Year 2025 Community Promotion Grant Funding Cycle is now open for applications. The Community Promotion Grant program awards funding to nonprofit charitable and/or civic organizations in order to supplement existing funds th...

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Posted on: November 20, 2023

Update for Tuesday’s Annual Turkey Distribution

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Due to the forecasted rain for tomorrow, the much-awaited turkey distribution event hosted by the City of Frederick’s Department of Housing and Human Services in partnership with the Spanish Speaking Community of Maryland - Frederick ha...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Thanksgiving Day Service Changes: Trash, Yard Waste, Recycling Collection and More

Thanksgiving Day Service Changes: Trash, Yard Waste, & Recycling Collection

FREDERICK, MD – November 20, 2023: The City of Frederick offices will be closed to observe Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, November 23, 2023, and Friday, November 24, 2023. Some service schedules will change.

Trash Collection

Residential: There will be no trash collection service on Thursday, November 23, 2023.

  1. If you normally set out your household trash on Wednesday evening for Thursday collection, please set your trash out on Thursday&nb...
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Frederick News
Posted on: November 9, 2023

City of Frederick Charter Review Committee Publishes Draft Report, Invites Public Feedback

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The City of Frederick's Charter Review Committee is pleased to announce the release of the Charter Review Committee's draft report, a crucial step in the ongoing process to review and recommend changes to the city's governing do...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 9, 2023

Mayor O'Connor to call for closed session

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Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a Closed Session on Monday, November 13, 2023 at 2:30 p.m.  Mayor O’Connor will request a vote of the Aldermen to convene in Closed Session at City Hall.  

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 7, 2023

Prescribed Burn Scheduled in the Watershed Nov 15-22

A prescribed burn is scheduled to take place in the City Watershed property off Fishing Creek Road from Nov. 15-22, 2023. 

The purpose is to restore specific tree species. The prescribed burn will reduce the duff layer, burn competing vegetation, ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 2, 2023

City seeks applicants for new Technical Code Appeals Board

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The City’s newly-formed Technical Code Appeals Board is currently seeking interested individuals to fill vacancies for a 3-year term. The Technical Code Appeals Board meets as needed to hear disputes relating to the City’s Codes coveri...

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 27, 2023

The City of Frederick to Celebrate Weatherization Day on Monday with Community Efforts

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In recognition of Weatherization Day, the Department of Housing and Human Services in The City of Frederick is proud to announce a day of community engagement, education, and support on Monday, October 30, 2023.

Weatherization Day is an annual nationwide i...

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 18, 2023

Second draft of East Street Form-Based Code available

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The Division of Planning is publishing the Second draft of the East Street Form-Based Code for public review and to get feedback from the community. 

https://www.cityoffrederickmd.gov/1584/Form-Based-Code

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 18, 2023

City of Frederick Hosts Freecycle Roundup to Promote Sustainability and Reduce Waste

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The City of Frederick Department of Public Works is excited to host its upcoming Freecycle Roundup event, scheduled for Saturday, October 21st, from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. This community initiative invites City residents to participate in an environmentally ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 13, 2023

Court street garage elevator undergoing repairs

The elevator in the Court Street parking garage is undergoing repairs and will be out of order until Monday Oct. 16.

The garage remains and accessible to the public through the stairs.

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 13, 2023

Mayor, Chief of Police issue joint statement regarding ongoing conflict in Middle East

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Mayor Michael O'Connor and Chief of Police Jason Lando have issued the following statements regarding ongoing violence between Hamas and Israel in the Middle East. 

From Mayor Michael O’Connor

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 11, 2023

Public meetings scheduled for mixed-use Brickworks property development

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The City of Frederick Planning Commission will host a Special Planning Commission Meeting scheduled for October 17th, 2023, at 6:00 PM, to discuss the mixed-use master plan for development of the Brickworks Property. In addition, a Pre-Planning Commission...

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 11, 2023

HHS Invites Community to its Annual Engagement Summit on Tuesday, October 24th

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The City of Frederick's Department of Housing and Human Services (HHS) is excited to announce the return of its Annual Community Engagement Summit, scheduled for Tuesday, October 24, 2023. This event will take place at New Spires Art (15 W. Patri...

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 26, 2023

Grand Opening of Frederick Food Bank at Trinity: Join the Community Celebration

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The City of Frederick Department of Housing and Human Services is thrilled to announce the grand opening celebration of the Frederick Food Bank at Trinity, an expansion of food and nutrition services aimed at supporting individuals and families in need.

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 20, 2023

City seeking resident input on Maryland General Assembly legislative and capital funding priorities

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The City of Frederick seeking resident input in shaping the legislative priorities that will guide the City's future. This process aims to understand the collective desires of the community for projects and policies the State of Maryland could as...

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 13, 2023

Portal open for landlords to register rental properties as part of rental licensing ordinance

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The City of Frederick is pleased to announce the establishment of an online portal for landlords to register rental properties to prepare for the launch of the Rental Licensing Ordinance, an initiative aimed at ensuring safe housing for all renters in Fre...

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 11, 2023

Planning Commission meeting delayed due to technical difficulties

Due to technical difficulties, there will be a 15-minute delay to this evening’s planning commission meeting. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:15. The meeting will still be viewable on cable Channel 99 once it begins. Residents can also vi...

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 7, 2023

Grand Opening of Frederick Food Bank at Trinity: Join the Community Celebration

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The City of Frederick Department of Housing and Human Services is thrilled to announce the grand opening celebration of the Frederick Food Bank at Trinity, an expansion of food and nutrition services aimed at supporting individuals and families in need.

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 6, 2023

City encourages residents to reduce water usage by 10 percent this month

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On Monday July 10, 2023, the Maryland Department of the Environment issued a Drought Watch for Western Maryland and portions of Central Maryland based on lower-than-normal stream flows and groundwater levels for this time of year. During a drought watch, ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 31, 2023

City Joins Government Alliance on Race and Equity

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The City of Frederick is delighted to announce a significant step forward in its commitment to promoting racial equity and fostering inclusivity. The City has been granted membership to the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE), a national network...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 31, 2023

City of Frederick service changes announced for Labor Day

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The City of Frederick has announced several service changes and closures in observation of Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 4, 2023.

City Offices Closure: All City of Frederick offices will remain closed on Monday, Sept. 4, 2023, in honor of Labor Day. ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 28, 2023

Public invited to watch Mayor O'Connor's State of the City Address

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Mayor Michael O'Connor cordially invites residents, businesses, and community members to tune in and participate in the upcoming State of the City of Frederick Address Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023. This annual event will provide an opportunity for resi...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 18, 2023

City of Frederick Expands Residential Compost Pilot Program

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The City of Frederick is proud to announce the launch of its residential compost pilot project beginning August 21. This program seeks to reduce waste in the city, encourage environmental stewardship, and create new opportunities for composting. ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 15, 2023

Electric Vehicle charging stations now available at two City parks

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The City of Frederick is excited to announce the installation of several electric vehicle charging stations. 

In partnership with Potomac Edison, the City selected three sites for electric vehicle charging stations. Two Level II and two DC Fast ch...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 15, 2023

East Patrick Street storm drain work to cause lane closure

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A lane closure will be in effect on East Patrick Street between Monocacy Boulevard and approximately 700 feet of Monocacy Boulevard for several days as storm drain work is conducted. 

The storm drain work is expected to begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 16 and...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 10, 2023

City launches new water bill payment system

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The City of Frederick is excited to announce the launch of its new easy-to-use bill pay service for residents. 

This new service, Invoice Cloud, creates increased efficiencies and better customer service to residents by allowing them to pay how, w...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 9, 2023

City announces comprehensive initiative to mitigate pest concerns

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The City of Frederick is aware of a recent increase in rodent activity in several neighborhoods. In response, Mayor Michael O’Connor is announcing a comprehensive strategy to address concerns ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 7, 2023

Severe weather watch issued; residents should take precautions

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A severe weather alert and tornado watch has been issued for much of The City of Frederick until 9 p.m. today. 

Please take appropriate precautions as wind gusts up to 70 mph are possible this evening, significantly increasing the risk of tornadoe...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 2, 2023

City encourages reduced water usage during drought watch

On Monday July 10, 2023, the Maryland Department of the Environment issued a Drought Watch for Western Maryland and portions of Central Maryland based on lower-than-normal stream flows and groundwater levels for this time of year. During a drough...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 1, 2023

Charter Review Committee moving to preliminary recommendation stage

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The Ad-hoc Charter Review Committee for The City of Frederick will meet Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023 as it moves its deliberations to the preliminary recommendation stages. 

Convened in January, the Ad-hoc Charter Review Committee has spent the past eig...

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 31, 2023

FPD to conduct traffic enforcement for new no commercial vehicle areas

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On July 7, 2023, the Mayor and Board of Aldermen amended Section 13-14 of the Frederick City Code regarding overweight through vehicles. The amended ordinance prohibits commercial motor vehicles, as defined by § 16-803 of the Maryland Transportat...

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 27, 2023

‘Frederick Best Places to Work’ winners honored

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The 2023 Annual Best Places to Work award winners were recognized recently at a reception at the Downtown Community Room at the ERUCC. Nearly 100 nominations were submitted, and nine Frederick businesses proved why they came out on top for their specific ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 26, 2023

The City of Frederick Foodbank Request for Donations

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The Department of Housing and Human Services (DHHS) Foodbank is requesting donations. The Foodbank recently expanded services and donations are needed to meet the growing need for services in our community.

 

The Foodbank accepts the following dona...

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 17, 2023

City, County jointly announce new library location at Hillcrest Park

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In a joint announcement, The City of Frederick and Frederick County shared a new Frederick County Public Libraries branch will be built at Hillcrest Park. Frederick County Executive Jessica Fitzwater and Mayor Michael O’Connor of The City of Fre...

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 14, 2023

Work to begin to widen Gas House Pike, Monocacy Boulevard intersection

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Work to widen Gas House Pike at the intersection with Monocacy Boulevard is scheduled to begin Monday, July 17, 2023, resulting in some traffic changes for residents. 

Gas House Pike between Monocacy Boulevard and Helix Way will be closed for appr...

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 10, 2023

New Speed Monitoring Systems installed on Christophers Crossing

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Two automated speed monitoring systems have been installed on the Eastbound and Westbound lanes of Christophers Crossing at Fieldstone Way and Sawmill Court. The implementation of these systems aims to improve road safety and reduce speeding violations.

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 10, 2023

Americorps member needed for full-time service at the Department of Housing and Human Services

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The Department of Housing and Human Services (DHHS), in partnership with A STAR AmeriCorps, is pleased to announce the availability of one (1) opening for a full-time AmeriCorps Member to serve at the DHHS.  Specifically, the AmeriCorps Member wi...

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 6, 2023

FPD Announces 40th Annual National Night Out Event

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The City of Frederick and the Frederick Police Department are thrilled to invite neighborhoods throughout the city to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 40th Annual National Night Out event. Taking place on Tuesday, August 1st, t...

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 6, 2023

City continues to seek public comment on Motter Avenue and 13th Street proposal

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The City of Frederick Engineering Department continues to take public input on the Motter Avenue and 13th Street traffic engineering proposal. 

The public comment period remains open until July 9th. Residents who have not already commented are enc...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 28, 2023

City of Frederick Proudly Awarded Maryland Green Registry Leadership Award

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The City of Frederick is proud to be recognized with the 2023 Leadership Award by the Maryland Green Registry, for its unwavering commitment to our environment.

The Leadership Award is presented to organizations that have shown a strong commitment to the implementation of sustainable practices, the demonstration of measurable results, and the continual improvement of environmental performance. The City is being r...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 27, 2023

FPD seeking assistance multi-agency burglary scheme investigation

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The Frederick Police Department, along with the Maryland State Police and Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, are currently investigating a commercial burglary series that has been occurring since May. The suspect in this case has been targeting ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 22, 2023

Second workshop scheduled to discuss the first draft of the east street form-based code

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As part of the Workshop series to present the first draft of the East Street Form-Based Code and to discuss different aspects of the Code and to get feedback from the community, the Division of Planning is holding the Second Workshop at The City Hall boar...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 20, 2023

Assessment work has begun for stream restoration project

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Contractors will be onsite at Monocacy Village Park for several weeks to perform initial topographical surveys, forest stand delineation, and other assessments in preparation for a stream restoration project.

This project is an extension of the Motter Aven...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 12, 2023

Sewer mainline rehabilitation to continue this week

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AM Liner East will continue rehabbing sanitary sewer mainlines in two locations in the City this week.

Today, June 12 and Tuesday June 13 crews will be working in the 100 block of W South Street. Expect the closure of the left lane on South St, between McM...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 12, 2023

City service changes for Juneteenth holiday

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The City of Frederick offices will be closed to observe Juneteenth on Monday, June 19, 2023, and some service schedules will change. 

Trash Collection Residential: 

  • There will be no trash collection service on Monday, June 19, 2023.&nb...
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Frederick News
Posted on: June 6, 2023

City seeks feedback on Motter Avenue, W. 13th Street and Fairview Avenue roundabout proposal

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Continuing its efforts to combat speeding in The City of Frederick through traffic calming measures, The City of Frederick Engineering Department is presenting a concept proposal for improvements at the Motter Avenue and West 13th Street and Fairview Aven...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 5, 2023

Portion of East Street to be closed for Frederick Pride

On Saturday, June 24, 2023, The City of Frederick will welcome thousands of people to downtown for the annual Frederick Pride. 

To accommodate crowds that will be traveling along Carroll Creek Linear Park for the duration of the event, a portion o...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 2, 2023

Sewer mainline rehabilitation to begin next week

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Next week, contractor AM Liner East will begin rehabbing sewer mainlines throughout the City. The sewer work will result in some parking disruption and road closures. 

The work will occur June 5-9 with the following timeline:

  • Monday June 5th: Mt Ol...
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Frederick News
Posted on: May 25, 2023

City service changes for Memorial Day holiday

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The City of Frederick offices will be closed to observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 29, 2023, and some service schedules will change.

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  • There will be no trash collection service on Monday, May 29, 2023....
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Frederick News
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Work to resurface New Design Road to begin next week

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Work to resurface New Design Road from South Market Street to the U.S. 70 bridge will begin next week, resulting in some lane closures. 

The project, which is being completed by C. William Hetzer, will last from June 1 to approximately June 15, 20...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 19, 2023

City to hold open house for transportation master plan release

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The City of Frederick is pleased to announce the release of the public draft of its first comprehensive bicycle and pedestrian plan, Let’s Move, Frederick.

The City will be kicking off its public outreach with an open house on May 30 at 6:00 pm a...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 18, 2023

Weinberg Center for the Arts Executive Theater Manager Healey to retire in September

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After more than 17 years of service to The City of Frederick’s theater community, Weinberg Center for the Arts and New Spire Arts Executive Theater Manager John Healey announced this week his intent to retire in Septem...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 12, 2023

Mayor O'Connor announces budget amendment ahead of May 18 final hearing

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Mayor Michael O’Connor is pleased to announce his amended FY2024 budget, which commits further investment into City park facilities, community safetyand quality of lifeand&nb...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 4, 2023

2022 consumer confidence water report now available

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The City of Frederick has published its 2022 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) on City drinking water. The report is available for viewing and printing at cityoffrederickmd.gov/ccr.

 

The City of Frederick is dedicated to supplying its cust...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 3, 2023

Charter Review Committee to continue election deliberations

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The City of Frederick’s Charter Review Committee will continue discussions for recommended changes to Elections and election administration in The City of Frederick on Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 1 p.m. in the City Hall Boardroom.

 

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 2, 2023

Mayor O'Connor to call for closed session

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Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a Closed Session on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. Mayor O’Connor will request a vote of the Aldermen to convene in Closed Session at City Hall.

This action is in accordance with the authority g...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 28, 2023

City To Issue Taxicab Permits

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The City of Frederick Taxicab Commission has forty-three (43) taxicab permits available. A person wishing to obtain a new taxicab permit must submit to the Taxicab Administrative Agency, on or before May 15, 2023:

  • A City of Frederick Taxicab Permit Applica...
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Frederick News
Posted on: April 27, 2023

City to expand foodbank operations to Trinity School

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Beginning Monday, May 1, 2023, The City of Frederick will begin offering expanded foodbank services for city and county residents.

The expansion will include moving some operations to the Trinity School of Frede...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 26, 2023

City to conduct fire hydrant flushing

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Once a year the City of Frederick’s Water Department clears the sediment from the City’s water mains by opening the fire hydrants and discharging water. This activity assists in delivering the consistently highest quality of water and ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 26, 2023

City publishes first draft of form-based code

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The City of Frederick's Department of Planning is pleased to announce the publishing of the first of the East Street Form-Based Code for public review and to get feedback from the community. 

The form-based code can be viewed her...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 24, 2023

UPDATE: Mayor O'Connor to call for closed session

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Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a Closed Session on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 after the Mayor and Board of Aldermen workshop. Mayor O’Connor will request a vote of the Aldermen to convene in Closed Session at City Hall. The closed...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 20, 2023

2023 Frederick Running Festival

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The Frederick Police Department is excited to announce their support for the upcoming Frederick Running Festival, taking place on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7, 2023. This annual event brings over 4,000 people to the city, including runners, their fam...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 18, 2023

Charter Review Committee to begin considerations of election changes

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The City of Frederick’s Charter Review Committee will begin discussions for recommended changes to Elections and election administration in The City of Frederick on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 1 p.m. in the City Hall Boardroom.

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 17, 2023

City of Frederick HPC to host Digging Local archeology event

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To recognize Maryland Archeology Month in April, the City of Frederick’s Historic Preservation Commission is excited to host its third Digging Local event on Wednesday April 19, 2023 at the C. Burr Artz Public Library Community Room at 6 p.m. Th...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 12, 2023

City holding Freecycle Roundup this week

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The City of Frederick Department of Public Works is hosting a Freecycle Roundup on Saturday, April 15, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to receive and recycle bulk items City residents no longer want to keep. 

The Freecycle Roundup is an opportunity to...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 31, 2023

Best Places to Work Nominations now open

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Nominations are open for the 2023 Frederick County Best Places to Work Awards with a focus on workplaces that inspire the industry. 

The Frederick County Office of Economic Development, Freder...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 31, 2023

Mayor O'Connor announces FY24 budget

Mayor Michael O'Connor is proud to present his proposed budget for The City of Frederick's Fiscal Year 2024 today, March 31, 2023. This budget, which is now open for public feedback and discussion, is one that positions The City...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 28, 2023

Walkway to be closed for repairs in Baker Park

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Starting Wednesday, March 29, 2023 through Monday, April 3 a section of walkway will be closed for repairs. 

The portion of walkway closed will be between Fairview Avenue and Rosemont Avenue in Baker Park. 

Residents with questions are enc...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 27, 2023

Mayor O'Connor appoints ad-hoc parking committee

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Mayor Michael O’Connor has appointed a Downtown Parking and Mobility Ad-Hoc Advisory Committee pursuant to Frederick City Charter Article III, Section 6 (i). The purpose of the Ad-Hoc Advisory Committee is to consider the changing downtown deman...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 24, 2023

City to host "Maryland Women and the Fight for the Vote" event

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Everyone knows suffragists Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. But who is familiar with the women who fought for the right to vote in Maryland?Join Dr. Amy Rosenkrans, Maryland Women's Heritage Center, on March 29 at 6 p.m. to learn abou...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 23, 2023

City to partner with Elks Lodge to hold community meeting

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In response to two serious crimes that occurred this past weekend, The City of Frederick is working to reassure residents of their safety and will be hosting a community meeting next week to share available information ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Temporary Closure of Shared Use Path

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The Shared Use Path between Fairview Ave and Rosemont Ave will be closed tomorrow 3-16-23 for approximately 8 hours beginning at 8:00am to allow for environmental clean-up from the tanker event.

A detour will be set up to allow access along the sidewalk adjacent to Fairview Ave and West 2nd Street.

For more information, please contact Chip Stitley, Assistant Deputy Director of the Department of Public Works via email (cstitley@cityoffrederickmd.go...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 8, 2023

Filming activity set to take place on East Church Street

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The City of Frederick is working with Cinematic Productions and the Frederick Film Office to approve and permit possible filming activity on Friday, March 10 between the hours of 5 p.m. – 12 a.m. in the 100 block of East Church Street. Some stre...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 7, 2023

Lane closure near tanker fire to take place Wednesday

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Commuters should expect some delays Wednesday if traveling northbound on U.S. Route 15, near Saturday’s tanker explosion. 

The far-right lane of U.S. Route 15 north will be closed for environmental crews to continue conducting cleanup in...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 6, 2023

HPC site visit to take place this week

The City of Frederick is hosting a special Historic Preservation Commission Site visit this week. 

The site visit will take place at 105 W 2nd Street, at the garage facing North Court Street March 9 at 5 p.m. 

Anyone who wishes to attend s...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 7, 2023

Clean up of tanker fire site continues; still no threat to public

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Following Saturday’s gas tanker explosion and fire on Route 15, The City of Frederick is continuing to partner with Frederick County and Maryland Department of the Environment to monitor the environmental impacts of the incident. &n...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 3, 2023

Filming activity set for Frederick Municipal Airport

The City of Frederick has approved a filming request from L-SET Productions, LLC for filming activity to take place at Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK) on Saturday, March 4, 2023 between the hours of 2:00pm and 7:00pm.

The filming activity may involve sce...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 23, 2023

Frederick leaders selected for statewide professional development program

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Leadership Maryland recently announced that Jodie Bollinger, Mary Ford-Naill, and Ashley Waters of Frederick have been chosen to participate in the statewide professional development program as a member of the Class of 2023. 

The selected trio has...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 22, 2023

Registration open for historic window repair workshop

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The City of Frederick will offer a historic window repair workshop this weekend. 

This workshop hosted by the City of Frederick Planning Department/Historic Preservation Commission is for the DIY homeowner who wants to learn how to repair historic...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 21, 2023

Mayor O'Connor announces Ad Hoc Neighborhood Engagement & NAC Committee; First meeting Feb. 28

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Mayor Michael O’Connor is pleased to announce the establishment of the 11-member committee to provide suggestions for changes to the Neighborhood Advisory Council resolution. 

“Over the next several months this committee will r...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 21, 2023

Portion of Shookstown Road to be closed for approximately 7 months

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Contractors with the City of Frederick will be completing road work that will result in a lengthy road closure that will require drivers to make a short detour for the next several months. 

Shookstown Road will be closed between Waverley Drive and...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 13, 2023

City Announces Award of $200,000 for Compost Pilot Expansion

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The City of Frederick is pleased to announce it has received a significant grant award for its composting program. 

The received a $200,000 award from the United States Department of Agriculture, with a match of $100,000 in City funds and staff ti...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 8, 2023

Second phase of Culler Lake renovations to begin

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Construction for the second phase of renovations at Culler Lake is set to begin Thursday, Feb. 9. 

Construction will occur over the next six months and will include improvements to walkways, lighting, landscaping and benches. Additionally, work wi...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Mayor O'Connor, Chief Lando issue statement regarding footage release of Tyre Nichols beating

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Mayor Michael O'Connor and Chief Jason Lando have issued the following statements in response to the release of video footage of the actions by police that led to the death of Tyre Nichols in Memphis, Tennessee. 

From Mayor O'Con...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 18, 2023

City partnering to hold tax credit workshop for rehabilitating historic properties

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The Maryland Historical Trust, The City of Frederick Planning Department, and the Frederick County Division of Planning and Permitting invite the public to a historic preservation tax credit workshop on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. to learn about...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 30, 2022

Mayor O'Connor announces Charter Review Committee members; First meeting Jan. 5

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Mayor Michael O’Connor is pleased to announce the establishment of the 11-member committee to review and suggest changes to the City’s charter. 

“This committee has extremely important work that lies ahead over the ne...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 29, 2022

Large sewer line work to begin first week of January

Beginning the first week of January and lasting through the month, AM Liner East will be rehabilitating a 1,600-foot section of 30-inch sewer mainline on the Carroll Creek Sewer Interceptor off Rosemont Avenue and stretching under Route 15 into Baker Park...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 27, 2022

Mayor O’Connor appoints City Attorney

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Mayor Michael O’Connor is pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Nessen as The City of Frederick’s City Attorney. 

Nessen has served as the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Frederick since Nov. 2001 and has held t...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 22, 2022

Holiday Closures | City of Frederick

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Christmas Observance | Holiday Closures

The City of Frederick office facilities, including the Municipal Annex, will be closed on Friday, December 23, 2023 in observance of the Christmas Holiday. 

 

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 19, 2022

Upcoming service changes for holiday schedule

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The City of Frederick offices will be closed to observe the Christmas Holiday on, Monday December 26, 2022, and the New Year’s Holiday on, Monday January 2, 2023. Please reference the following:

 

Trash Collection Services:

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 14, 2022

Legislative priorities delegation meeting rescheduled due to inclement weather

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The City of Frederick Mayor and Board of Aldermen legislative priorities meeting with the Frederick County delegation has been rescheduled due to the potential for inclement weather. 

The meeting, originally scheduled for Thursday Dec. 15, 2022, h...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 12, 2022

Mayor O'Connor to call for closed session

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Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a Closed Session on Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.  Mayor O’Connor will request a vote of the Aldermen to convene in Closed Session at City Hall.  

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 8, 2022

Water main repairs to cause lane closures on North Market Street

City Water Department crews are currently making emergency repairs to a water main break on N. Market St.

 

While these repairs are made, the left travel lane of N. Market, between 2nd St. and 3rd St. will be clo...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 8, 2022

City to hold open house to discuss Form-Based Code Charrette report

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The Division of Planning is hosting an Open House to discuss the Charrette report and to get feedback from the community on Wednesday, Dec. 14. The open house will take place at the City Hall Annex at 140 W. Patrick Street in Conference Room C from 5:30 p...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 28, 2022

Budget priorities meeting to kick off FY24 budget process next month

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The Mayor and Board of Aldermen will kick off the fiscal year 2024 budget process on Dec. 7, 2021 at 7 p.m. with a budget priorities workshop.

The City of Frederick’s Director of Budget and Administration, Katie Barkdoll, will present an overview...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Transportation Planning Board seeking applicants to promote region transportation issues

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The National Transportation Planning Board is seeking new members for its Community Advisory Committee. The application period is open until Dec. 5. The application can be found at mwcog.org/cac. 

This is an opportunity for residents to promote pu...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 4, 2022

Filming activity to take place on S. Market Street; limited disruptions expected

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The City of Frederick is working with Bard Tales Productions, Cinematic Productions and the Frederick Film Office to approve and permit filming activity in Frederick, Maryland on Tuesday November 8 and Wednesday November 9th, between the hours of 7:00pm &...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 3, 2022

Update: Repairs complete on South Market Street water line

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Update 4:45 p.m.: All repairs to the water line have been completed and the road is back open to traffic. The City of Frederick thanks its residents for their patience and cooperation. 

A portion of South Market Street will be closed starting at 1...

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 31, 2022

Filming to take place in Carroll Creek Linear Park this week

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The City of Frederick is working with Bard Tales Productions, Cinematic Productions and the Frederick Film Office to approve and permit filming activity in the City of Frederick on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, November 2-4, between the hours of 6:00pm ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 27, 2022

City seeks feedback on North Branch Trail project

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The City of Frederick is seeking resident feedback on a trail project that will allow people to more easily travel between downtown Frederick and neighborhoods to the northwest part of the City 

The North Branch Trail Project w...

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 26, 2022

City extending deadline for Charter Review Committee applications

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The City of Frederick is extending its application period for the Charter Review Committee. 

 

The application period will remain open until Nov. 1.

 

The Charter Review Committee, which will be appointed by Mayor Michael O&rsqu...

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 26, 2022

Water repairs to cause service disruption along W. Patrick Street

Due to ongoing emergency repair of the City’s Water Distribution System a temporary disruption of water service should be expected on October 26, 2022 from approximately 8 am to 4 pm.

Businesses to be affected include but are not limited to:

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 25, 2022

City working with production company to conduct filming in Frederick

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The City of Frederick is working with Bard Tales Productions, Cinematic Productions and the Frederick Film Office to approve and permit filming activity on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., at the 100 block of S. Market S...

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 7, 2022

Production company to conduct filming in Frederick

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A production company will be conducting filming in the City of Frederick that will involve intermittent traffic control on Monocacy Boulevard and Hughes Ford Road with police presence and assistance.

Portions of the filming will be occurring in the vicinit...

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Mayor opens application period for Charter Review Committee

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The City of Frederick is excited to announce it is now accepting applications for those interested in sitting on the Charter Review Committee to review and make recommended updates to the City's governing document.  

 

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 11, 2022

FPD makes arrest in Weapons Complaint

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On 09/11/2022, at approximately 10:28 AM, officers of the Frederick Police Department, responded to the area of S Market St and W All Saints St for report of a weapons complaint. Upon arrival, officers were notified of a male, later identified as Donald L...

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 9, 2022

Mayor O'Connor announces charter review, other highlights from State of the City Address

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During his State of the City address Thursday morning, Mayor Michael O’Connor announced an extensive review of the City’s charter will begin in the coming weeks.  

The charter review will aim to accomplish three objectives:

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 7, 2022

In the Streets, Market Street Mile to cause road closures downtown

This Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, the City will welcome thousands of people downtown for “In the Streets” and the “Market Street Mile,” which will result in road closures through parts of downtown. 

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 7, 2022

HPC public hearing canceled

The Historic Preservation Commission public hearing scheduled for Thursday, September 8th has been cancelled due to the lack of quorum. All applications that were scheduled on the agenda will be heard on September 22nd.

 

The City is accepting appl...

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 7, 2022

Clover Ridge Park construction to begin next week

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Construction on Clover Ridge Park will be taking place over the next several months as the project begins next week. During this time, some sections of the park will be closed to the public. 

Upon completion, the park will include a multi-purpose ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 31, 2022

Labor Day Observance: Service schedule changes

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The City of Frederick’s office facilities will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5, 2022, to observe Labor Day, and some service schedules will change. 

Trash Collection

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  • There will be no trash collection service on ...
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Frederick News
Posted on: August 30, 2022

Carroll Creek and Court Street garage elevators to undergo repairs

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The City of Frederick will be conducting repairs to elevators at the Carroll Creek and Court Street garages on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022. 

The Carroll Creek garage elevator will be shut down for approximately four hours in the morning, and the Cour...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 25, 2022

Statement from Mayor Michael O’Connor on 2nd Street fire

The following is a statement from Mayor Michael O’Connor:

Today my heart is heavy, and my thoughts are with the residents and businesses affected by last night’s fire at West 2nd and Market Streets. 

 

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 24, 2022

Elks Parade to cause road closures, parking restrictions in downtown Frederick

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The Frederick Police Department and Department of Public Works will be providing road closure assistance for the Elks parade on Sunday, Aug. 28 from 2-5 p.m.

The parade participants will stage near the All Saints Parking Deck, which will not be accessible ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 19, 2022

Mayor Michael O'Connor issues statement on passing of former Alderman William "Bill" Hall

Mayor Michael O’Connor has issued the following statement: 

“I am deeply saddened by the passing of Former Frederick Alderman and community leader Mr. William Hall. Bill’s death leaves me an...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 19, 2022

Mayor O'Connor to call for closed session

Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a Closed Session on Monday, August 22, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.  Mayor O’Connor will request a vote of the Aldermen to convene in Closed Session at City Hall.  

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 15, 2022

Form Based Code Work In Progress Presentation To Be Televised - Meeting Location Moved

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Due to significant public interest in the East Street redesign process, the City of Frederick is making necessary adjustments to make the work-in-progress presentation scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022 more accessible for viewers. 

 

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 12, 2022

Section of Monocacy Boulevard reopened after sinkhole repairs completed

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The City of Frederick is pleased to announce the reopening of the portion of Monocacy Boulevard between I-70 and South Street as repairs to a sinkhole that opened in May.  

On May 4, A sinkhole opened on the shoulder of Monocacy Boulevard approxim...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Residents invited to design future of East Street corridor

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The City of Frederick is hosting a five-day community visioning “charrette” August 12-16, 2022, and asking for participation from residents, workers, property owners, and business owners to help design the future of the East Street cor...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Mayor and Board approve $19.8 million contract for FPD Headquarters

The City of Frederick Mayor and Board of Aldermen unanimously approved Thursday night a $19.8 million contract with Waynesboro Construction Company for design-build services of a new police headquarters at 100 E. All Saints Street. 

“The...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 4, 2022

City Announces First Meeting of New Equity Advisory Board

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The City of Frederick is pleased to announce the formation and first meeting date of the new ad hoc committee, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Advisory Board. The purpose of the Advisory Board is to provide feedback to the Mayor, Board of Alder...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Mayor O'Connor to call for closed session

Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a Closed Session on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.  Mayor O’Connor will request a vote of the Aldermen to convene in Closed Session at City Hall.  

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Board of Aldermen seek public participation in legislative work sessions

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The City of Frederick invites organizations and individuals to participate in legislative work sessions in 2023 in our collaborative efforts to improve City government service delivery.

Board of Aldermen legislative work sessions are permitted by the City ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Mill Pond Road to be closed beginning next week

W.F. Delauter and Son Inc. will be conducting road work resulting in the closure of Mill Pond Road between Monocacy Boulevard and Bear Den Road starting next week. 

The road work is scheduled to take place between Aug. 1 through September 1.&n...

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Gas House Pike closure extended to end of August

The road closure at Gas House Pike has been extended to last until the end of August as work continues.

C. William Hertzer is completing work to remove and replace existing sanitary sewer piping. The project began in May and is now scheduled to extend unti...

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Frederick's Best Places to Work Receive Awards

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The 2022 Annual Best Places to Work award winners were recognized at a reception at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center. 

Nearly 100 nominations were submitted, and 5 Frederick businesses proved that during challenging times, they adapted ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 14, 2022

Several roads to be closed during weekend events July 16

Two events in the City of Frederick Saturday, July 16, 2022 will cause several road closures and parking restrictions.

The National Clustered Spires High Wheel race will take place Saturday with the following roads being closed from 11-3:30 p.m.: ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 10, 2022

Paving project to cause some lane closures and parking restrictions

A paving project at Logan Street, Spruce Court and Catoctin Ave. is scheduled to begin this week. 

 

The majority of the project is a mill and overlay paving project completed by the contractor, but portions of Catoctin Avenue will require...

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 11, 2022

Rules for fishing in Carroll Creek & Culler Lake

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An increase in fishing in the restricted area of Carroll Creek prompts The City of Frederick to remind the public that fishing is not allowed in some parts of the creek. Fishing is prohibited in the creek between the brick bridge to the north of the Willi...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 30, 2022

Mayor O’Connor announces strategic reorganization to improve City government service delivery

Mayor Michael O’Connor announced a strategic reorganization of City government that continues his ongoing commitment to make the executive leadership team the most experienced and diverse in City history.

The new City government structure, established with...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 30, 2022

Update: Traffic signal repairs along West Patrick Street corridor complete

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Update: The traffic signals along the West Patrick Street corridor have been completed, and the signals are back up and running. 

The City of Frederick is experiencing several traffic signal outages along the West Patrick Street corridor. ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Independence Day service changes

The City of Frederick offices will be closed to observe Independence Day on Monday, July 4, 2022, and some service schedules will change.

Trash Collection

Residential: 

  • There will be no trash collection service on Monday, July 4, 2...
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Frederick News
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Portion of East Street to be closed for Pride Parade

On Saturday, June 25, 2022, The City of Frederick will welcome thousands of people to downtown for the annual Pride Parade. 

To accommodate crowds that will be traveling along Carroll Creek Linear Park for the duration of the event, a portion of E...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Tuscarora Trolley Trail path to close for tree pruning

The Tuscarora Trolley Trail section of shared-use path from Tuscanney Drive heading north to Tuscarora Court will be temporarily closed June 20-22 for tree pruning. NG Gilbert, a subcontractor for Potomac Edison, will be working in the area to provide pro...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Juneteenth Observance: Temporary Service Schedule Changes

The City of Frederick’s office facilities will be closed on Monday, June 20, 2022 to observe Juneteenth. Some service schedules will change. 

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  • No payment is required at City parking garages and meters on Sunday, June 19, 2022, or M...
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Frederick News
Posted on: June 10, 2022

Production companies to conduct filming in downtown area

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Two production companies will be conducting cinematic filming in downtown Frederick June 13-16. 

Filming will be occurring throughout Church Street and Maxwell Alley. Maxwell Alley will be closed on Tuesday June 14 from 10:00 p.m. &nd...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Housing and Human Services announces sites for summer food service program

The Summer Food Service Program, operated locally by Housing and Human Services (HHS), provides a lunchtime meal for children and youth who would typically qualify for free- or reduced-price meals through the public school system; pre-school age children ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 7, 2022

DPW repairing leaking water valve that caused minor road damage

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The City of Frederick's Water Services Department is repairing a leaking valve on Monocacy Boulevard near Laurel Wood Way that has caused minor damage to the road. The Department of Public Works Operations division will repair the road once the v...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 6, 2022

Division of Planning launches East Street Corridor form-based code project

The City of Frederick's Division of Planning is launching efforts to draft a Form-Based Code for the East Street Corridor.

With the 2020 Comprehensive Plan, Strategic Plan, and the East Street Small Area Plan as the foundation, the Division of Pla...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 1, 2022

Work to begin on City's first outdoor pickleball-specific facility

Court renovations at Monocacy Village Park to create the first pickleball-specific, outdoor courts in the City of Frederick is scheduled to begin Thursday, June 2, as the City works to continue to meet the demand for pickleball. 

The renovation pr...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 25, 2022

City to perform pedestrian and traffic signal improvements at West 2nd St. and College Ave.

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Residents in the City of Frederick will begin noticing work to improve pedestrian safety and traffic control changes at the intersection of West 2ndStreet and College Ave. 

Work to create new ADA-compliant ramps and concrete pads at all four corne...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 25, 2022

Aldermanic legislative session canceled; Mayor and Board Workshop still scheduled

The Board of Aldermen's 2 p.m. legislative session scheduled for Wednesday May 25, 2022 has been canceled. The presenter that was scheduled on the agenda was unable to attend the meeting. This meeting will be rescheduled for the Aldermen at a lat...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 17, 2022

West 2nd street to undergo reconstruction this week

Under the direction of the City of Frederick Department of Public Works, C. William Hetzer will perform a 4-6-week full-depth reconstruction of West 2nd Street from North Bentz Street to College Ave beginning this week.

The project is scheduled to begin on...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Mayor O'Connor to call for closed session

Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a Closed Session on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.  Mayor O’Connor will request a vote of the Aldermen to convene in Closed Session at City Hall.  

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Water service restored for customers as sinkhole repairs continue

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The City of Frederick Department of Public Works has restored service to all water customers who where affected by the damaged water line at the sinkhole on Monocacy Boulevard. 

The Department of Public Works continues to work on the water line an...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Water line damage may result in brown water for water customers

Due to the water line break on Monocacy Boulevard, residents and businesses throughout the City may be experiencing issues with brown water. 

Due to the size of the water line, a significant portion of our community may experience issues as the va...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 6, 2022

City working to repair damaged waterline due to sinkhole at Monocacy Boulevard

A waterline break caused by a sinkhole on Monocacy Boulevard has resulted in the closure of Monocacy Boulevard from U.S. 70 at the new Royal Farms to East South Street. This closure will be in place for an undetermined amount of time while the Department ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Additional portion of Monocacy Boulevard closed due to sinkhole

The City of Frederick’s Department of Public Works has closed the southbound lane of Monocacy Boulevard from East Patrick Street to East South Street until further notice. The closure is due a sinkhole adjacent to the roadway, but not in the roa...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Mayor O'Connor in self-isolation after testing positive for COVID-19

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Mayor Michael O’Connor tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday morning and is currently self-isolating in his home in Frederick. He will work remotely until he is officially cleared to return to City Hall. He remains in good spirits but is experi...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Emergency lane closure on Monocacy Boulevard

A lane on westbound Monocacy Boulevard will be closed between South Street and the ramp to U.S. 70 for the next one to two weeks due to a sinkhole next to the road. 

The lane closure is precautionary as the sinkhole is not in the roadway, but is i...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 29, 2022

City to issue taxicab permits

The City of Frederick Taxicab Commission has thirty-one (31) taxicab permits available. 

A person wishing to obtain a new taxicab permit must submit to the Taxicab Administrative Agency, on or before May 15, 2022:

  • A City of Frederick Taxicab Permit...
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Frederick News
Posted on: April 29, 2022

2021 City Water Report now available

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The City of Frederick has published its 2021 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) on City drinking water. The report is available for viewing and printing at cityoffrederickmd.gov/ccr.

 

The City of Frederick is dedicated to supplying its cust...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 26, 2022

City asphalt resurfacing project to cause some parking restrictions

Beginning May 2, 2022, C. William Hetzer, under the direction of the Department of Public Works Street Maintenance Department, will be milling the asphalt surface and resurfacing Dockside Drive and Mobley Court.  

There will be parking re...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 25, 2022

Mayor O'Connor to call for closed session

Mayor Michael O'Connor has requested a Closed Session on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 3 p.m. Mayor O'Connor will request a vote of the Aldermen to convene in closed session at City Hall.

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 15, 2022

Mayor O'Connor announces end of state of emergency

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Mayor Michael O’Connor announced this morning the formal end of the City of Frederick COVID-19 State of Emergency. 

The end of the state of emergency does not trigger any significant operational changes, as the City beg...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 14, 2022

Mayor O'Connor to hold briefing regarding City State of Emergency

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Mayor Michael O’Connor is set to make an announcement regarding the City’s state of emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic on Friday, April 15 at 9 a.m. at City Hall. 

Any media wishing to cover the announcement are welcome at Cit...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 11, 2022

City of Frederick prepares for Frederick Running Festival

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Thousands of runners and spectators will be on hand for the annual Frederick Running Festival April 30-May 1. It will start with a Kids Fun Run on Saturday, April 30 at 5 p.m., followed by the Twilight 5K race at 6 p.m. The 5K route begi...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 11, 2022

Spring Freecycle event this Saturday

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The City of Frederick Department of Public Works will host its next Freecycle Roundup on Saturday, April 16, 2022, from 8 AM to 2 PM to receive and recycle bulk items City residents no longer want to keep. 

The Freecycle Roundup is an opportunity ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 4, 2022

Storm drain mainline work to be completed on W. 2nd Street

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Storm drain work on Tuesday April 5, 2022 will result in some parking restrictions in the 200 Block of W. 2nd Street. 

The City of Frederick Stormwater Department will complete work on a storm drain mainline in the 200 Block of W 2nd Street. The w...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Nominations Open for Frederick County Best Places to Work Awards

Nominations are open for the 2022 Frederick County Best Places to Work Awards. The Frederick County Office of Economic Development, Frederick County Workforce Services, City of Frederick Department of Economic Development and the Frederick County Chamber ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Mayor O'Connor presents FY23 proposed budget

Mayor Michael O'Connor is proud to present his proposed budget for The City of Frederick's Fiscal Year 2023 today, April 1, 2022. This budget, which is now open for public feedback and discussion, represents a generational opportunity to...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 21, 2022

HPC to hold site visits

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 The Historic Preservation Commission will be holding site visits near 401 Linden Avenue on Tuesday, March 22 at 6 p.m. and Wednesday, March 23 at 12:30 p.m. The purpose of the site visit is to review the property’s history/significance a...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 15, 2022

City Announces Creation of New Equity Advisory Board

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The City of Frederick is pleased to announce the creation of a new ad hoc committee to be known as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Advisory Board. The purpose of the Advisory Board is to provide feedback to the City of Frederick Mayor, Board of...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 14, 2022

Mayor O'Connor sets timeline for full re-opening and end of state of emergency

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Mayor Michael O’Connor is pleased to report the continued improvements in the health metrics relating to COVID-19 have positioned the City of Frederick to set expected timelines for operational changes. 

Effect...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 9, 2022

Sustainability Committee seeking applicants to fill vacancy

The City of Frederick is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on its Sustainability Committee. The role of the Sustainability Committee is to advise City officials and staff on developing and promoting the City’s commitment to sustainability eff...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 9, 2022

Mayor O'Connor to call for closed session

Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a Closed Session on Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. Mayor O’Connor will request a vote of the Aldermen to convene in Closed Session at City Hall.

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 7, 2022

Sewer work to impact roads March 8-9

Sewer repair work on East Patrick is scheduled for March 8-9, 2022 from 7 a.m.-3 p.m.  and will result in the following traffic and road changes:

  • Franklin St will be closed heading north between Bernard St and East Patrick St
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Frederick News
Posted on: March 3, 2022

How to watch tonight's Mayor and Board Meeting

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Livestream link for City public meetings down due to technical difficulties.

Due to technical difficulties with our usual livestream link, tonight's Mayor and Board meeting is viewable here. Residents can still view tonight's meeting from Channel 99 as they usually would. If residents want to follow along with th...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 1, 2022

Mayor O'Connor to call for closed session

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Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a Closed Session on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. Mayor O’Connor will request a vote of the Aldermen to convene in Closed Session at City Hall.

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 1, 2022

City of Frederick lifts mask requirement for City buildings

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The City of Frederick continues to see positive metrics in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, the CDC downgraded Frederick County downgraded to "low community transmission" status. As a result, the City of Frederick has announce...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 14, 2022

City to continue operational changes through end of month

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Due to the continuing impact of the current COVID-19 surge, the City of Frederick is continuing the modified operational changes announced last week through at least Jan. 31. Those operational changes include: 

  • City offices remain closed to the pu...
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Frederick News