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What CITY SPORTS FIELDS CLOSED means – All City leased fields, including City school fields, are closed for the time frame indicated. No one is to use the fields when closed. If it is found that a permitted league is using a closed field, the po...
May 18: WHAT: Frederick County Maryland’sHOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DROP-OFF EVENTWHEN: May 18, 8 a.m. until 12 p.m.WHERE: 8349 Reichs Ford Road, Frederick 21704 (Public Safety Training Facility)
Event is held rain or shine.
There is NO FEE to drop off materials. This event is for Frederick County residential waste only — no businesses!
See gardens, shop at markets: The Green-walled Garden Club and Celebrate Frederick, Inc. are excited to include a Garden Market as part of the 2019 Beyond the Garden Gates Garden Tour on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 1 – 5 p.m.
The 2019 Beyond the Garden Gates Garden tour will highlight a variety of gardens, from elegant and formal to casual and whimsical, in downtown Frederick and Baker Park. The tour will include 11 gardens. Tickets are available for purchase online ...
Recognizing that the lives of hundreds of children could be saved each year if communities make bicycle and pedestrian safety a priority; anda lack of physical activity plays a leading role in rising rates of health problems among children.
May 14, the League of American Bicyclists recognized The City of Frederick with a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community award, joining 475 communities across the country in building better places for people to bike.
Achievement Points to Progress in ‘Sustainability, Livability’
The announcement recognizes Frederick as one of 39 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Communities that are transforming the transportation landscape, focused on livability me...
The Fiscal Year 2019 budget prepared by Budget Director Katie Barkdoll has won the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.
This is the ninth consecutive year that Barkdoll and the City’s budget have earned the association’s distinction.
The City of Frederick reminds property owners of their responsibility and the importance of trimming foliage that may encroach in the public right of way, over fences or out of yard boundaries.
Growth from all hedges, bushes, shrubbery and trees must remain inside property boundaries, per City code.
Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month acknowledges the richness of our dynamic, multicultural society and encourages reflection upon the contributions Asians and Pacific Islanders have made to our nation and society.
Preservation Month celebrates the role of history in our lives and the contributions made by dedicated individuals in helping to preserve the tangible aspects of the heritage that have shaped us as a people.
Historic preservation is a tool for managing growth and sustainable development, revitalizing neighborhoods, fostering local pride and maintaining community character, while enhancing livability. Thoughtful and dedicated preservation has established Frede...
More fresh food is planned to be available to low-income City residents because the City of Frederick’s Sustainability program has earned an $8,100 public health grant.
The money is to benefit a food growing program begun by the Frederick Food Security Network. Food and nutrition are one sector in the City’s sustainability plan.
“We’re partnering with the Food Security Network and hope to expand the great work they did la...
Fridays, the Key City Food & Farm Market is outside the William Talley Recreation Center area of Baker Park, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Produce, food trucks, products ...
Proclaiming May 4 as Schifferstadt Day: On May 4, at Grace United Church of Christ in Frederick, the Sister Cities Association will celebrate Maifest and the bond that has existed between Schifferstadt Germany and Frederick since 1758.
Since 1995, our city has annually proclaimed Schifferstadt Day; and Mayor Michael O’Connor proclaimed May 4, Schifferstadt Day in The City of Frederick, and invites people to acquaint themselves with our sister city and the cultural influences t...
Proclaiming May Stroke Awareness Month: The City and Frederick Regional Health Care System recognize that stroke is a leading cause of death and serious long-term disability. Knowing the BE FAST signs can save lives.
Early treatment is the key to reducing death and disability from stroke; when it comes to stroke, it is important to BE FAST call 911. Any one of these sudden signs could mean a stroke. Balance changes, Eyesight changes, Facial drooping, Arm weakness, Spe...
May 17: Join Bike to Work Day on your bike, or cheering on: Join the Frederick group, with Mayor Michael O'Connor; from Hood College, downtown and around; pedal to work; and/or take your bike on the MARC commuter train ….
(You don't have to pedal to your job to participate.)
PROCLAMATION: The City of Frederick takes action ... that preserves and promotes forestation, protects the watershed, reduces energy consumption and seeks energy sources that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and ... The City encourages residents ...
...The City encourages residents, businesses and institutions on Earth Day to celebrate the Earth and commit to building a sustainable and green economy, noting that TransIT Services of Frederick County offers free rides on connectors and shuttles for the...
City residents may reserve a time to have DPW pickup bulk items, once a year for free, at other times for a fee.
Mayor Michael O'Connor announced that starting in January 2019, the City would offer residents the opportunity to schedule curbside bulk item pickup, for free, one time per year. To schedule a pickup or get additional information, please contact the Sanit...
Beginning approximately May 1, 2019, Midlantic Marking, Inc., will be striping all parking spaces and center lines on several streets listed here.
Earth Day "to celebrate the Earth and commit to building a sustainable and green economy." - Mayor Michael O'Connor. The City proclaimed April 22 Earth Day in Frederick, and Mayor O'Connor encourages promoting sustainability, i.e., ride mass transit ...
TransIT Services of Frederick County will provide free rides on Connector and Shuttle routes. Details are on the TransIT website.The City encourages residents, businesses and institutions on Earth Day to celebrate the Earth and commit to building a sustai...
Three awards/recognition to the City: for its tree conservation, and public education achievements. Earning the Tree City title again, 39th consecutive year (first in Maryland to earn the designation).
At the Arbor Day ceremony hosted by North Frederick Elementary School Wednesday, Mayor Michael O'Connor encouraged students to carry the mission into the future.
Thanks to sponsors FSK Lions Club, Taskers Chance and Green-Walled Garden Clubs: A new white o...
A pilot program will let local residents obtain a permit to collect firewood from a designated area of the City’s watershed.
In 2019, just five permits – first come, first served – will be available.
Be one or support those who leave the car behind for a day; join the Frederick group, with Mayor Michael O'Connor; from Hood College, downtown and around; pedal to work; and/or take your bike on the MARC commuter train ….
April 20 is the date of the next Freecycle Roundup: City residents may drop off items for reuse, recycling or disposal at the Public Works facility, 111 Airport Drive East.
The Freecycle Roundup, where residents may drop off bulk items and reusable goods, will operate 8 a.m.-2 p.m, at the Public Works facility, 111 Airport Drive East.
Before you load up anything, make sure you have proof of address and your items are on the o...
Next Fourth Friday Q&A with Mayor7:30-9:30 a.m., April 26Frederick Coffee Company, 100 N. East St.The fourth Friday of each month, Mayor Michael O’Connor schedules a time for informal, one-on-one time with anyone who has something to discuss.
Walk-ins welcome, or reserved times available, by signing up online: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090A48A4AF29A6FD0-qa6
For a description of the event ….
The annual hydrant flushing will occur in May, and may affect the appearance, but not the safety, of the water supply.
A schedule is set for hydrant locations.
Leave the car behind for a day; join the Frederick group, with Mayor Michael O'Connor; from Hood College, downtown and around; pedal to work; and/or take your bike on the MARC commuter train ….
If you’ve ever wondered how the City’s planning process works, how new developments begin, or get approved, or how to engage in the process, come find out for free in our Planning 101 Class offered at City Hall on May 11.
Our professional and
friendly team will guide you through the procedures you always wanted to
understand. Learn the steps, and the best times in the planning process to
influence decision makers.
The City of Frederick has updated its annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) on City drinking water.
The most recent report is available for viewing and printing on-line at: http://www.cityoffrederick.com/ccr
"[To] make real progress ensuring there is price-appropriate housing for all." -- Mayor Michael O'Connor
Mayor Michael O’Connor proclaims Fair Housing Month, and his proposed fiscal year 2020 budget includes new money for housing assistance.
“Thefund offers an opportunity to engage in a more focused conversation with ourcommunity partners about initiatives that make real progress ensuring there isprice-appropriate housing for all,” O’Connor said.
The Mayor and Board of Aldermen will hear presentations from all City departments concerning the proposed FY20 budget. Hearings start today with the Police Department.
Public comment is welcome at any of the meetings and online: http://www.cityoffrederick.com/FormCenter/Budget-Feedback-8/FY18-Budget-Feedback-Form-41
Nominations are open for the Frederick County Best Places to Work Awards. Any Frederick County business may be nominated by completing a four-question online nomination form.
Phebus Avenue is now a one-way street, westbound. Use caution in the area as motorists become accustomed to the new one way operation.
Phebus Avenue is one-way, westbound.
Did you know how many people have worked for the City more than five, 10, 20 or 30 years?
See the list of 110 people who have celebrated work anniversaries of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 years of service with the City just since April 2018. This group was recognized publicly on March 13. Employees receive a pin and certificate for each anniversary...
The Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Public Hearing Schedule by department is published.
Each department is assigned a time at one of the scheduled hearings.
Next Fourth Friday Q&A with Mayor7:30-9:30 a.m., March 22Dublin Roasters 1780 N. Market St.The fourth Friday of each month, Mayor Michael O’Connor schedules a time for informal, one-on-one time with anyone who has something to discuss.
Walk-ins welcome, or reserved times available, by signing up online:
The City welcomes public feedback as the Board of Aldermen are reviewing the adequate public facilities ordinance (APFO), which determines what improvements are needed to ensure that the public facilities that serve new development are adequate.
The Board of Aldermen is in the process of reviewing this City ordinance. Public opinion about the APFO is welcome at several workshops and online.
A special Mayor and Board of Aldermen public workshop has been scheduled Monday, March 18, to review work on the City’s Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO).
The Board of Aldermen is in the process of reviewing this City ordinance, which determines what improvements are needed to ensure that the public facilities that serve new development are adequate.
Public opinion about the APFO is welcome at seve...
The Board of Aldermen approved a schedule for seven public hearings for discussion of The City of Frederick’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget.
For those in danger of becoming homeless or who are, Frederick County, The City of Frederick and several nonprofit organizations administer programs that may help.
A current list of some of these government and non-government resources and their contact information is provided here as a courtesy. Information listed about non-governmental agencies may change without notice to The City, but corrections and updates wil...
The Frederick Community Action Agency (FCAA) wants to remindresidents that it operates the following important Food and Nutrition Programs that promote food security as well as prevent hunger and malnutrition.
The City of Frederick recognized Code Enforcement Inspector David Beers, who received the Maryland Building Officials Association Inspector of the Year Award in December 2018.
David’s cooperative work with citizens and colleagues to bring cases to resolution and his willingness to take on the most difficult work distinguish him.
If you are a federal employee affected by the government furlough and are having difficulties paying your City of Frederick water bill, call the Finance Department at 301-600-1421 to see what arrangements can be made until the shutdown is over.
Senior homeowners in Frederick may be eligible for tax relief beginning July 1, 2019, thanks to the ordinance adopted last year by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.
To be considered for the tax credit, residents should apply for the Maryland State Homeowner’s Tax Credit. The state will then determine if residents qualify for the City credit. If eligible, property owners will receive a credit on their property tax bil...
Next year, you will be able to reserve free curbside bulk pickup.
Starting in January, under this new program that the Mayor announced in his 2018 State of the City address, the City will offer residents the opportunity to schedule curbside bulk item pickup, for free, one time per year.
Mayor Michael O’Connor is pleased to announce that curbside bulk pickup will be offered, free, once per year to Frederick residents, starting in 2019.
Oct. 16-18, 2018, the Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK) will exhibit at the 2018 NBAA-BACE Conference, a premier meeting place for the business aviation community.
The event brings together key aviation contacts from around the world, including current and prospective business aircraft owners, manufacturers, and customers.
Mayor Michael O’Connor is pleased to announce that for the second year The City of Frederick scored 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index:
Frederick area businesses were recognized at the Annual Best Places to Work awards program July 26. Two of the five major category winners are in The City of Frederick.
Mayor Michael O’Connor’s transition committee has begun its mission to explore how every City department functions, how it might do more, do things differently, or should continue as is.Newly formed workgroups begin to examine departmental functions.