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Posted on: September 18, 2021

SOME CITY BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL FIELDS CLOSED TODAY SEE LINK FOR DETAILS 9/18/21

*** BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL FIELDS THAT ARE CLOSED TOADY ARE.... WHITTIER BASEBALL FIELDS, RIVERWALK BASEBALL FIELD, LIGHTED LOATS BASEBALL FIELD, AND WALNUT RIDGE SOFTBALL FIELD.

What CITY SPORTS FIELDS CLOSED means – All City leased fields, inclu...

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Sports Field Closures
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Fall 2021 Freecycle Event Scheduled for October 16, 2021

The City of Frederick Department of Public Works will host its next Freecycle Roundup on Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 8 AM to 2 PM to receive and recycle bulk items City residents no longer want to keep. 

The Freecycle Roundup is an opportunit...

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Primary Election Results: ~8% Reported; More Results Coming Thursday

Last evening, on Primary Election Night, The City of Frederick received the results from the in-person voting days (early voting and election day). These results account for roughly 8% of the ballots received in total. Tomorrow, Thursday, September 16, 20...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Upcoming Water Disruption on Castle Rock Rd and Castle Rock Ct

On Thursday, September 16, 2021,  residents on Castle Rock Road and Castle Rock Court in the Dearbought subdivision may experience a temporary disruption of water service.  This is due to emergency repair work on the water main between 8...

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Primary Election Day is Tomorrow + How to View Results

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 is Primary Election Day in The City of Frederick. There is still time to vote by mail, by dropbox on in person: 

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For those who wish to vote in person: 

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Reminders Regarding 2021 City Elections

The Primary Election season is underway. Given the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the City has increased accessibility to voting by allowing registered voters to vote by mail, by dropbox, or in person via early voting or day-of voting.

REMINDERS ABOUT TIMEL...

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 7, 2021

City Stormwater Team at the 2021 In the Streets Festival

Join The City of Frederick Stormwater Team at the 2021 In the Streets Festival Saturday, September 11, 2021, from 11 AM to 5 PM. The Stormwater Team will be part of the Going Green Block on North Market Street between 4th and 5th Streets. Stop by the boot...

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 7, 2021

Housing and Human Services Serves Notice of Public Hearing and Display of the CAPER

FY 2020 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT (CAPER) NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND DISPLAY OF THE CAPER 

In accordance with Title I of the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, P.L. 101-625, the City of Frederick has pr...

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 2, 2021

Continue to Use Caution; Flood Waters Receding

As the flood waters continue to recede throughout The City of Frederick, please continue to use caution. 

Keep an eye out for debris: As flood waters recede, debris may be left behind on roadways and in yards/parks. Please use caution.&am...

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 2, 2021

Heavy Rains Exceed Stormwater Capacity

Signs Posted; Health, Environmental Officials Notified of Overflow

Heavy rainfall yesterday and overnight exceeded The City of Frederick Wastewater Treatment Plant’s capacity, causing overflow of wastewater, starting at about 6:00 PM on Wednesday. The overflow ended at 12:30 AM this morning.

The overflow occurre...

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Mayor Calls for Closed Session of the Board of Aldermen

Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a Closed Session on Thursday, September 2, 2021, at 6:00 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 autho...

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Road Closures due to Flooding and High Water

As rain continues to fall, the City is experiencing flash flooding. This list will continue to be updated as information is available. Please use caution and turn around, don't drown. Please do not drive around cones, barricades, or cars with fla...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 31, 2021

Labor Day Observance: City Services & Schedule Changes

The City of Frederick’s office facilities will be closed on Monday, September 6, 2021, to observe Labor Day, and some service schedules will change. 

Parking 

  • No payment required is at City garages and meters on Monday, September...
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Frederick News
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Mayor O'Connor Requests Action from Board of Aldermen Regarding COVID-19 Ordinances

On Wednesday morning, I held a briefing to clarify the end of the State of Maryland’s State of Emergency on August 15th per Governor Hogan’s actions. As part of that briefing, per my authority as Mayor, I announced that I would not remove the City’s State...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Thomas Pool to be Closed Saturday, 8/28

Due to staffing shortages with the City's pool management company, the Edward P. Thomas Pool will not be open tomorrow, Saturday, August 28, 2021. The William R. Diggs Pool will be open per its normal schedule. (Pool information)

More details will...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 25, 2021

Mayor O'Connor Upholds City's State of Emergency as State's State of Emergency Ends

This morning's briefing offers clarity and updates on operational changes based on the State and City's declarations

At 10 AM this morning, Wednesday, August 25, 2021, Mayor O'Connor held a briefing to discuss the changes due to the rescindment of the State of Maryland's State of Emergency and also to announce that the City's State of Emergenc...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 24, 2021

Mayor to Hold Public Briefing Wednesday (8/25) at 10AM

Mayor Michael O’Connor will hold a public briefing tomorrow, Wednesday, August 25. 2021, at 10AM to provide an update regarding the City's response to COVID-19 and the City's State of Emergency declaration. 

The briefin...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 23, 2021

HPC, ZBA, and other Boards/Commissions Looking for Volunteers

Listen, engage, and represent! Serve Frederick as a member of one of our many boards & commissions. 

The City of Frederick is currently seeking interested persons to fill vacancies on several boards and commissions. These positions are critica...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 19, 2021

Mayor O'Connor Offers State of the City Address

Remarks from Mayor O'Connor: 

Good morning and welcome to everyone watching online and to all of you who have joined us in person today at this wonderful venue on Frederick’s west side. Thank you to the members of the Board of A...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 18, 2021

Reminder: Mayor O'Connor to Hold State of City Address Tomorrow 9AM

Reminder: Mayor Michael O’Connor will deliver the 2021 State of the City Address tomorrow, August 19, 2021, at 9 AM and invites the community to attend.  He will discuss the City's perseverance and continued attention to COVID-1...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 17, 2021

Mayor Calls for Closed Session of the Board of Aldermen

Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a Closed Session on Thursday, August 19, 2021, 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: August 16, 2021

Upcoming Street Repair on Wheyfield Drive

Beginning August 18, 2021, C. William Hetzer will be repairing the intersection of Wheyfield Drive and Greenleese Drive. The project is expected to take two to three days to complete, with active work between 7 AM and 5 PM each day. The City of Frederick ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 13, 2021

City of Frederick News | Election Machine Demonstration

The City of Frederick Board of Supervisors of Elections invites the public to observe a demonstration of the voting system to ascertain that the system will count the votes cast properly for all offices on The City of Frederick Primary Election B...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 12, 2021

Maryland Sports & USA Cycling Announce Frederick as Host for Nationwide Mountain Bike Championship

Earlier today, Maryland Sports & USA Cycling announced that Frederick has been selected as the Host Site for the 2021 Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships on Saturday, October 23.  The City of Frederick has been partnering with the S...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 12, 2021

Upcoming Resurfacing on Monocacy Blvd between Mill Pond Road and Route 15

Beginning the week of August 16, 2021, C. William Hetzer will be resurfacing Monocacy Blvd between Mill Pond Road and Route 15. The project will include various full-depth repairs and is the first phase of the resurfacing of Monocacy Blvd. This phase is e...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 9, 2021

Reminder: Findings from Parks and Recreation Master Plan Surveys to be Shared Tonight at 6:30PM

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The Parks and Recreation Master Plan continues to move forward! After Phase 2 of gathering public input through community-wide surveys, GreenPlay will present its findings to the community tonight, Monday, August 9, 2021 at 6:30PM. 

Join GreenPlay...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 5, 2021

City Facilities Return to Requiring Masks; Pause on Return to In-Person Meetings

With Frederick now at the 'substantial community transmission' level, The City of Frederick will be taking the following actions as we continue to prioritize public and employee health. 

CITY FACILITIES

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Mayor Presents New FPD HQ to Board of Aldermen; Board Approves Purchase

During tonight’s Mayor and Board of Aldermen public meeting, the Board voted unanimously to approve a purchase contract for the Gov. William Donald Schaefer Building located at 100 E. All Saints Street for $6,000,000.00.  Mayor O&rs...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 4, 2021

Frederick Best Places to Work’ Winners Receive Awards

2021 Nominations Show That Businesses are Thriving

   

Five Frederick area businesses were recognized for the 2021 Annual Best Places to Work awards on August 3.  More than 100 nominations were submitted, and 5 companies rose to the top with unique twists on remote working, em...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 2, 2021

Findings from Parks and Recreation Master Plan to be Presented on Aug 9

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The Parks and Recreation Master Plan continues to move forward! After Phase 2 of gathering public input through community-wide surveys, GreenPlay will present its findings to the community on Monday, August 9, 2021 at 6:30PM. 

Join GreenPlay and t...

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Opportunities Approaching in August to Share Input on Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning

Using the 2020 Comprehensive Plan as a guide, City planners are looking for constituents to share their vision for bicycling and walking in Frederick. Learn how the City plans for bikes and walking, share opinions about what works, what doesn’t,...

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 28, 2021

More Options for Voting: Overview of Upcoming 2021 City Elections

It’s an election year in The City of Frederick! This year’s primary election on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, and general election on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, will decide the next Mayor and Board of Aldermen for the City.  Gi...

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Upcoming Water and Traffic Disruption on East Patrick Street

On Wednesday, July 28, 2021, the Water Department will be performing maintenance and repair on a water main located on East Patrick Street. The right lane of Westbound E. Patrick Street will be closed from 1301 E. Patrick Street to the intersection with M...
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Frederick News
Posted on: July 26, 2021

Reminder: Share Your Thoughts with Mayor O'Connor at his Q&A Session Tomorrow

The next Q&A with the Mayor is upon us and Mayor O'Connor wants to hear from you. There is still time to sign up to meet with him at ZiPani Cafe Bistro at 177 Thomas Johnson Drive and discuss topics you care about. Time: 7:30AM-9:30AM.&nb...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: July 25, 2021

City Hall to reopen with environmental testing complete

On Thursday July 22, 2021 City Hall was closed and employees were sent home after DPW crews making repairs became aware of materials potentially containing asbestos.

Over the weekend environmental testing was completed and determined the materials did not ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Parade-Walk-Race Permits Now Require 90-Days Notice

An update from Parks and Recreation: To ensure all applications can be reviewed and supported appropriately, all Parade-Walk-Race applications must now be submitted 90 days prior to the event. No special routes are being processed; requests must use City ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 22, 2021

City Hall closed for environmental testing

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On Thursday July 22, 2021, while Department of Public Works crews were in the process of making repairs to affected areas from this past weekend's flooding, they identified a material under the subfloor of the second-floor foyer that cou...

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 20, 2021

City Hall to reopen Wednesday July 21

City Hall will reopen and resume normal business operations on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. 

Repairs needed from flooding damage over the weekend have been completed and the building is now safe for employees and residents. 

The Mayor and Boa...

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Proposed Wireless Telecommunications Facility

In an ongoing effort to provide quality wireless service, Milestone Towers, AT&T and T-Mobile have filed a Conditional Use application for a 165-foot-tall wireless telecommunications facility (monopole) at Butterfly Lane (6129 Butterfly Lane, Frederic...

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Mayor O’Connor to call for closed session

Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a Closed Session on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 immediately following the Mayor and Board of Aldermen Workshop. Mayor O’Connor will request a vote of the Aldermen to convene in-person in Closed Session...

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 19, 2021

July 19 public meetings to be rescheduled

Due to City Hall being closed to the public and most City Hall employees teleworking on Monday, July 19, 2021, the City's public meetings for that date have been canceled. 

Out of caution for the health and safety of City staff and commis...

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 18, 2021

City Hall to be closed July 19 due to water damage

City Hall will be closed on Monday, July 19, 2021, due to water damage sustained from a pipe that burst over the weekend and flooded parts of the building.

Crews are working diligently to make necessary repairs, but City employees will work remotely Monday...

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 7/15/2021

OVERVIEW OF PUBLIC MEETING DECISIONS – July 15, 2021

At the July 15, 2021, Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting, the Board approved the following items: 

  • Approval of Work Order 21-102 with 330 Partners, LLC regarding a feasibility a...
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Frederick News
Posted on: July 12, 2021

Resurfacing Work to Begin on Butterfly Lane

As part of the City's resurfacing program, contractor C. William Hetzer will begin milling and resurfacing Butterfly Lane between Mt. Phillip Road and McCain Drive this week. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of the month. Vehic...

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 12, 2021

Traffic Advisory: Portion of Walter Martz Road to Close for Four Months

Walter Martz Road at Yellow Springs and Rock Springs Road will close for roundabout construction beginning July 26, 2021. The construction is part of the Kellerton development and will be completed by FO Day Co. Inc. The construction will close W...

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Americorps Member Needed for Full-Time Service at the Department of Housing and Human Services

The Department of Housing and Human Services (HHS), in partnership with A STAR AmeriCorps, is pleased to announce the availability of two (2) openings for full-time AmeriCorps Members to serve at HHS. Specifically, the AmeriCorps Members will serve as Out...

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Church Street Garage to Undergo Repairs - Partial Closure to Last Three Weeks

To address recommendations from a recent engineering review of the garage, the Church Street parking garage will undergo repairs and preventative maintenance efforts beginning Monday, July 12, 2021. Impacting the third and fourth floors of the garage, man...

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Frederick Running Festival Returns to the City this Weekend

Thousands of runners and spectators are expected for the 19th annual Frederick Running Festival this weekend. It will start with a Kids Fun Run on Saturday, July 10 at 4PM, followed by the Twilight 5K race at 5PM. The 5K route begins at the Frederick Fair...

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Reminder: City Buildings Reopen 7/6 and Other Recovery Efforts Transition

REMINDER: As The City of Frederick continues to see decreasing COVID-19 case numbers and an increase in vaccinated individuals, the City will be shifting its operations to support the community's recovery and returning to pre-pandemic operations ...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: July 1, 2021

July 2021 Events Update

Events have returned to The City of Frederick and July will be an active month in the downtown area.

Events include:- July 2: Downtown Frederick First Saturday*- July 4: Frederick's Fourth - Parking Lot Party with Celebrate Frederick*- July 10 &am...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 28, 2021

Upcoming Water and Traffic Disruption: East Street & E. 14th Street

On Wednesday, June 30, 2021, The City of Frederick’s Water Department will be continuing with water distribution upgrades in the area of East Street and E. 14th Street. 

This will result in the temporary disruption of water serv...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 28, 2021

Independence Day Observance: City Services & Schedule Changes

The City of Frederick’s offices will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021, to observe Independence Day, and some service schedules will change.

Parking

  • No payment is required at City garages and meters on Monday, July 5, 2021. 

Resid...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 25, 2021

HHS to Offer Free Summer Food Service Program for Children 18 and Under

The Department of Housing and Human Services is providing free lunch every weekday this summer for children ages 18 and under. All children, particularly those who receive free or reduced meals during the school year, are encouraged to participate. The fr...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Reminder: Pop Up Dining Returns to Market Street this Saturday

The first of three Saturday Pop Up Dining street closures on Market Street is tomorrow, Saturday, June 26, 2021. Market Street will be closed to vehicles from 11 AM to 11 PM to allow in-the-street dining between Patrick Street and 3rd Street. Participatin...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Water Main Break - Motter Avenue and 13th Street

1PM  Update: The repair has been completed and the roadways are reopened. The permanent paving repair for this intersection is scheduled for late October or early November to allow for adequate settling time due to the severity of the break&n...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 23, 2021

City, FPD Launch Crisis Car Response Team in Collaboration with Community Partners

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The City of Frederick and the Frederick Police Department are excited to announce the launch of a mental health co-responder pilot program that will commence on July 1, 2021. The FPD Crisis Car, which is a partnership between the Frederick Police Departme...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 22, 2021

Mayor to Hold Public Briefing Wednesday (6/23) at 9:30AM

Mayor Michael O’Connor will hold a public briefing tomorrow, Wednesday, June 23. 2021, at 9:30 AM to announce the launch of a new collaborative program in the City. Mayor O'Connor will be joined by Frederick Police Chief, Jason Lando, a...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 18, 2021

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 6/17/2021

OVERVIEW OF PUBLIC MEETING DECISIONS – June 17, 2021

At the June 17, 2021, Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting, the Board approved the following items: 

  • A Memorandum of Understanding with Mental Health Association concerning a Chil...
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Frederick News
Posted on: June 17, 2021

Water Bill Assistance Now Available Through HHS

The Department of Housing and Human Services is accepting applications for the Bay Restoration Fee Exemption Program (BRFEP). The BRFEP is aimed at lowering the cost of users of The City of Frederick Water and Sewer systems quarterly bill for those who qu...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 15, 2021

City Continues Calls for Feedback to Aid Recovery and Frederick's Future

After the completion of the 2020 Comprehensive Plan and on the heels of a pandemic recovery, The City of Frederick is actively working to ensure the City's recovery is strong and many of the City's goals remain in its sight. Many City de...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Juneteenth Observance: Temporary Service & Schedule Changes

The City of Frederick’s office facilities will be closed on Friday, June 18, 2021 to observe Juneteenth. Some service schedules will change. 

Parking

  • No payment is required at City parking garages and meters on Friday, June 18, 2021, or Sa...
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Frederick News
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Mayor O’Connor Announces Updates to City Operations as COVID-19 Recovery Continues

As The City of Frederick continues to see decreasing COVID-19 case numbers and an increase in vaccinated individuals, the City will be shifting its operations to support the community's recovery and returning to pre-pandemic operations in most Ci...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Mayor to Hold Public Briefing Friday (6/11) at 9AM

Mayor Michael O’Connor will hold a public briefing this Friday, June 11. 2021, at 9:00 AM to provide an update on the City's COVID-19 response and recovery. 

The briefing will be available for live viewing on Channel 99 (TV and ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Removal of Old Butterfly Lane Water Tank Scheduled to Begin on June 9

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The demolition of the old water tank located along Butterfly Lane will begin on June 9, 2021. The 135-foot structure will be cut and dismantled piece by piece and lowered to the ground with cranes.   

The effort is expected to take approx...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Community Responds to Operation Safe Speed with over 200+ Concerns Submitted

On May 3, 2021, the City announced the formation of a new initiative designed to increase traffic safety and combat speeding: Operation Safe Speed.  Since the announcement, the City has received over 200 concerns via the online form.  

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HEAT MAP Frederick News
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 6/3/2021

OVERVIEW OF PUBLIC MEETING DECISIONS – June 3, 2021

At the June 3, 2021 Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting, the Board approved the following items: 

  • A request from Frederick Rescue Mission for a waiver of park rental fees. The Res...
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Frederick News
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Update on City Pool Operations

The City of Frederick Pools are ready for SUMMER! At this time, pool passes are available for City residents only. Non-city resident pool passes will go on sale beginning June 11, 2021. To buy pool passes, visit cityoffrederickmd.gov/webtrac.

William R. Di...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Parks & Recreation Master Plan Continues; Requests Constituent Feedback through Survey

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The City of Frederick Parks & Recreation Master Plan process is continuing and constituent feedback is requested! A City-wide survey is now open and will accept responses until June 13, 2021.  

TAKE THE SURVEY

The results of this survey will a...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Frederick Airport Receives Grant for Runway Extension

The City of Frederick is excited to announce that the Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK) was recently awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation of $4,820,151 for the Frederick Municipal Airport Runway Extension Project.  These fun...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Downtown Streetscape Study Continues; Second Public Meeting to be held on June 22

The Downtown Streetscape Study is continuing! After an initial public workshop,  many focus groups, and a community-wide survey, The Downtown Frederick Partnership and The City of Frederick will host a second public workshop on June 22, 2021, at ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 28, 2021

June 2021 Events Update

Events are returning to The City of Frederick and June will be an active month in the downtown area.

Events include:- June 5: Frederick's March for Justice*- June 12 & 13: Frederick Festival of the Arts*- June 19: Mini-Pride and Juneteenth cel...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 27, 2021

Pop Up Dining to Return to Frederick this Summer on Select Saturdays

As The City of Frederick and its businesses continue to safely reopen with fewer restrictions, the City is excited to announce the return of Pop-Up Dining along Market Street on select summer Saturdays.  

On June 26, July 24, and August 28, Market...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 25, 2021

Memorial Day Observance: City Services & Schedule Changes

The City of Frederick’s offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, May 31, 2021 to observe Memorial Day. Some service schedules will change.

Parking

  • No payment is required at City garages and meters on Monday, May 31, 2021.

Residenti...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Mayor, City Staff Continuing to Address Homelessness With Community

On the weekend of May 15 and 16, 2021, residents experiencing homelessness and advocates occupied City Hall Park advocating for the unhoused and under-housed.  

Mayor Michael O'Connor, Assistant Director for the Department of Housing and ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Mayor O’Connor Announces the Adoption of Fiscal Year 2022 Budget of $170.1 Million

Last night, the Board of Aldermen unanimously adopted Mayor Michael O’Connor’s proposed Fiscal Year 2022 budget culminating a public process that began in December. The FY22 budget includes a general fund budget of $112.3 Million. It i...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 20, 2021

Mayor O'Connor Declares Juneteenth as an Administrative Holiday for The City of Frederick

As part of the City’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice, Mayor Michael O’Connor announced today that The City of Frederick will close in observance of Juneteenth. Juneteenth commemorates the day when federal troop...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 18, 2021

Mayor Calls for Closed Session of the Board of Aldermen

Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a Closed Session on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 6:00 PM.  Mayor O’Connor will request a vote of the Aldermen to convene virtually in Closed Session.        ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 12, 2021

2020 City Water Report Now Available

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The City of Frederick has published its 2020 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 customers with a safe a...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: May 12, 2021

City Receives $300,000 EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant Award

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Tuesday, May 11, 2021 that The City of Frederick has been awarded a $300,000 Brownfields Assessment Grant for use on Frederick’s eastside. According to the EPA Announceme...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 11, 2021

Bathroom Install to Temporarily Close Roads Near Westside Regional Park

The City of Frederick will be installing a modular restroom facility at Westside Regional Park on Friday, May 14, 2021.  To accommodate the installation, the following roads and facility will be closed on Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM:

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 10, 2021

Thomas and Diggs Pools to Open This Summer

The City of Frederick is excited to announce that all City-managed outdoor swimming pools (Edward P. Thomas, Jr. and William R. Diggs) will open this summer.  

The William R. Diggs Memorial Swimming Pool (Mullinix Park, 125 W. All Saints Street) w...

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Upcoming Water Service Disruption along Lee Place and Biggs Avenue

On Wednesday, May 12, 2021, The City of Frederick’s Water Department will be continuing with water distribution upgrades along Lee Place and Biggs Avenue. This will result in the temporary disruption of water service between 7 AM and 3 PM. No st...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 7, 2021

City to Expand Closed Captioning to Multiple Languages

At the Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting on Thursday, May 6, 2021, the Board of Aldermen voted unanimously to approve the purchase of Video Services of America LINK Closed Captioning software. The software, which is part of the Communications Dep...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 5/6/2021

At the May 6, 2021 Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting, the Board approved the following items: 

  • A Payment in Lieu of Tax Agreement with Hamilton Station LLC. This agreement enables the Mayor and Board of Aldermen to negotiate agreed-upon p...
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Frederick News
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Share Your Thoughts with Mayor O'Connor at his next Q&A Session

The next Q&A with the Mayor is approaching and Mayor O'Connor wants to hear from you. Meet with him outside in City Hall Park and discuss topics you care about on May 13, 2021 between 4PM-6PM. The May Q&A will be held outside in City Hall...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Board of Alderman vote in closed session to publicly release investigative report

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The Board of Aldermen voted in Closed Session today, with a vote of 4-0-1, to publicly release the linked Report of Investigation.

The following links are to supporting exhibits with the report:

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Mayor Calls for Closed Session of the Board of Aldermen

Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a Closed Session on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 5:30 PM.  Mayor O’Connor will request a vote of the Aldermen to convene virtually in Closed Session.  

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Kemp Lane to be Closed May 17 - June 7

Kemp Lane is scheduled to be closed for several weeks as construction begins on the Kemp Lane/Christopher's Crossing stream crossing. Both lanes will be closed beginning May 17, 2021. The road will reopen on approximately June 7, 2021.  ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Mayor O’Connor Announces Efforts to Combat Speeding and Increase Traffic Safety

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Mayor Michael O’Connor is excited to announce the formation of a new initiative designed to increase traffic safety and combat speeding. Operation Safe Speed will combine a team of officers at the Frederick Police Department and traffic engineer...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 30, 2021

City to Hold Meeting for Community Event Planners

As events return to the Frederick community, The City of Frederick knows there are many questions regarding events and event preparations given the ongoing and ever-changing pandemic safety regulations. To aid event planners and coordinators with their qu...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Mayor Calls for Closed Session of the Board of Aldermen

Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a Closed Session on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 2:30 p.m.  Mayor O’Connor will request a vote of the Aldermen to convene in Closed Session in the boardroom at City Hall.This action is in accordance with the author...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 28, 2021

Water Main Break - Fairview Avenue

Fairview Ave, from Atlantic Ave to 7th St, will be closed today for an emergency repair of a water main. The closure is expected to last until roughly 2PM. 

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 27, 2021

City to Issue Taxicab Permits

The City of Frederick Taxicab Commission has eight (8) taxicab permits available. A person wishing to obtain a new taxicab permit must submit to the Taxicab Administrative Agency, on or before May 15, 2021:

  • A City of Frederick Taxicab Permit Application
  • A p...
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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: April 26, 2021

Mayor O'Connor Joins Mayors to Ask Biden Administration for Robust, Local Investments

Last Friday, Mayor Michael O’Connor joined with other mayors across America for a briefing with White House officials, to urge the Biden/Harris Administration to move forward with strong efforts to invest federal resources for sustainable, equit...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Downtown Frederick Partnership & The City of Frederick Announce Downtown Streetscape Study

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During the last year of the pandemic, Frederick has reimagined the use of many public areas to support the recovery and vitality of businesses and residents' quality of life. As the City continues its recovery and looks towards its continued growth, The C...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Sign Up for Text Alerts as Events Return to the City

As events return to The City of Frederick this Spring/Summer with COVID-19 precautions in place, the City is launching a text-in option to receive up-to-date notifications on road closures, major event updates and changes, and other event updates that imp...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Sophie and Madigan's Playground Ribbon Cutting Scheduled for Tuesday (4/20) Afternoon

In partnership, Sophie and Madigan's Playground and The City of Frederick will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 2 PM to celebrate the official opening of Sophie and Madigan's Playground. The community is invit...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 4/15/2021

At the April 15, 2021 Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting, the Board approved the following items:

    A three-year agreement with Continental Pools, LLC. This agreement will provide daily operations and staffing...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 12, 2021

REMINDER: Spring Freecycle Event this Saturday

The City of Frederick Department of Public Works will host its next Freecycle Roundup on Saturday, April 17, 2021, 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 6, 2021

A Statement from Mayor O'Connor on Today's Shooting

A statement from Mayor Michael O'Connor on today's shooting --

The Frederick community is in shock today as an incident of gun violence we see far too often in other communities has happened here. We are thinking of the victims, their fa...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 6, 2021

The City of Frederick Joins Capital Area Solar Co-op

On April 1, 2021, the nonprofit group Solar United Neighbors (SUN) announced the launch of the Capital Area Solar Co-op to help residents and businesses go solar. The City of Frederick is proud to share that it is a partner of this new co-op. 

Thi...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Mayor Calls for Closed Session of the Board of Aldermen

Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a Closed Session on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.  Mayor O’Connor will request a vote of the Aldermen to convene virtually in Closed Session.       &n...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Mayor Submits Request to Congressional Committees on Appropriations

Mayor O'Connor has submitted a request to the Senate and House Committees on Appropriations to support funding for several community projects. The US Senate and House of Representatives solicited Frederick's funding priorities in early M...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Nominations Open for 2021 Frederick County Best Places to Work Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2021 Frederick County Best Places to Work Awards!  Share with us why your Frederick company should be crowned for its efforts to be a great place to work. We spend hours with our work families - we want to know wh...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Rolling Road Closures Scheduled on Schifferstadt Blvd on April 5

Due to filming activity, motorists and pedestrians may experience rolling road/lane closures on Schifferstadt Blvd (from N. Market Street to Monocacy Blvd) on Monday, April 5th between 5:30AM - 3:30PM.  The road/lane closures will be blo...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 4/1/2021

At the April 1, 2021 Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting, the Board approved the following items:

    A memorandum of understanding with Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) concerning a School Resource Officer...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Mayor O'Connor Presents Proposed FY22 Budget

Mayor Michael O'Connor is proud to present his proposed budget for The City of Frederick's Fiscal Year 2022 today, April 1, 2021. This budget, which is now open for public feedback and discussion, is presented with COVID-19 still ever-present in our commu...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Water Main Break - Opossumtown Pike

The City's Water Department is responding to an emergency water main repair in the 1600 block of Opossumtown Pike. Water service will be disrupted to local businesses. The left-hand lane will be closed to inbound traffic. Information will be upda...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Parks Master Plan Meeting Follow Up: Live Feed Interruption and Options for Comments

During this evening's Parks and Recreation Master Plan Public Meeting, City Hall experienced an internet outage causing disruption to the online feed for Channel 99. The cable feed experienced a short break while staff worked to troubleshoot the ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Work Begins on Parks and Recreation Master Plan

The City of Frederick knows that parks and recreation programming are essential! These spaces provide much to the community, especially for Frederick's youth. To ensure that the community's parks and programming grow along with the City,...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: March 25, 2021

City to Recognize Earth Hour on March 27th

The City of Frederick will turn out the lights at City Hall and City Hall Park on Saturday, March 27, 2021, from 8:30PM-9:30PM to celebrate Earth Hour. The hour is a symbolic lights-out event hosted around the globe to show support for environmental initi...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Findings from Disparity Study to be Shared at Wednesday’s Workshop

City consultant, Griffin and Strong, will release the findings of its study of the City’s procurement practices tomorrow at the Mayor and Board of Aldermen workshop (3PM, March 24, 2021). The study, which began in February 2020, was initiated to...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Upcoming Water and Traffic Disruption on East Street

On Tuesday, March 23, 2021, The City of Frederick’s Water Department will be repairing valves in the water main on portions of N East St and E 8th St. This will result in the temporary disruption of water services between the hours of 7:00 am and 3:00 pm ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 3/18/2021

At the March 18, 2021 Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting, the Board approved the following items: 

  • An ordinance to amend Section 310 of the Land Management Code as it pertains to Mixed-Use Conditional Uses. Conditional uses differ from use...
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Frederick News
Posted on: March 17, 2021

All NAC Planning Presentation rescheduled for March 29

The City of Frederick's monthly All NAC Planning Presentation for March has been rescheduled for March 29, 2021 at 6 p.m. Originally scheduled for Monday, March 15th, the meeting was postponed due to a worldwide Microsoft Teams outage.&a...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 17, 2021

Listen. Engage. Represent. City Boards and Commissions Looking for Volunteers

Listen, engage, and represent! Serve Frederick as a member of one of our many boards & commissions. 

The City of Frederick is currently seeking interested persons to fill vacancies on several boards and commissions. These positions are critica...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 15, 2021

All NAC Planning Presentation to be Rescheduled

Due to a Microsoft Teams outage, the All-NAC Planning and Development Presentation scheduled for tonight will need to be rescheduled. We will share an update on when these projects will be showcased tomorrow. 
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Frederick News
Posted on: March 15, 2021

Upcoming Water and Traffic Disruption in Shab Row Area

On Tuesday, March 16, 2021, the City's Water Department will be repairing water valves in the Shab Row area.   Residents and businesses on E 2nd St and N East St will experience temporary water disruption. During the repair, the...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 12, 2021

City Chooses Green Power and Joins EPA Partnership

The City of Frederick is proud to announce that we have recently joined the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership. The City is using about 23 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, which is enough g...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Spring Freecycle Event Set for April 17th

The City of Frederick Department of Public Works will host its next Freecycle Roundup on Saturday, April 17, 2021, 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: March 5, 2021

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 3/4/2020

At the March 4, 2021 Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting, the Board approved the following items:

    A memorandum of understanding with Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD)to continue the School Resource Officer P...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 2, 2021

Roadwork Planned for 1600 Block of Rosemont Avenue

On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, the Sewer Department will be repairing sewer infrastructure along the 1600 block of Rosemont Avenue. The westbound lanes of Rosemont Avenue will be shifted left into one lane. Work will begin at 7AM and is expected to last mos...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 1, 2021

eComment Expands To Give Constituents More Opportunities to Share Feedback

For the last several months, The City of Frederick has been piloting an "eComment" public feedback option for select public meetings. The goal of the eComment pilot was to offer more flexible opportunities for constituents to provide comments, e...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Parks and Rec to Resume Parade/Walk/Race Permit Application Review

Beginning today, the Parks and Recreation Department will resume its parade/walk/race permit application review process for events with no more than 250 attendees/participants for activities starting April 1, 2021, or later. Applications will only be cons...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Spring 2021 City Sports Fields/Courts Online Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for 2021 Spring Field/Court use (including elementary and middle school fields within the City). Apply at https://www.cityoffrederickmd.gov/1462/Covid-19-Field-and-Court-Permit-Process  - preferably by March 15th...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Submit Your Tree Frederick Application - Deadline Approaching!

The deadline is nearing for Tree Frederick applications! City residents are reminded to submit an application by Sunday, February 28, 2021, for this year's program. 

Tree Frederick helps homeowners purchase containerized trees through a 5...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Mayor to Hold Public Briefing Today at 2:30PM

Mayor Michael O’Connor will hold a public briefing this afternoon, Friday, February 19, 2021, at 2:30 PM to provide an update on the hiring of the City's next Chief of Police. 

The briefing will be available for live viewing on Channel 99 (TV and ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Snow Emergency Declaration Has Ended; Please Continue to Use Caution

The Snow Emergency is no longer in effect. Please continue to use caution as roads and sidewalks may be slick. 

Updates will continue to be shared at cityoffrederickmd.gov/snow.

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 18, 2021

City Offices/Facilities are Closed Today, 2/18

The City of Frederick office/facilities will be closed today, Thursday, February 18th. The Mayor/Board of Aldermen meeting tonight has been canceled. Agenda items will be rescheduled. 

The Snow Emergency is still in effect. Please stay up to date ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Delayed Opening for City Facilities - Friday, 2/19

The City of Frederick offices/facilities (including Talley Recreation Fitness Center) will open at 10:00 AM tomorrow, Friday, February 19th.  Liberal leave is in effect for non-essential employees.
The Snow Emergency remains in effect at this time...
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Frederick News
Posted on: February 17, 2021

Mayor Calls for Closed Session of the Board of Aldermen

Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a Closed Session on Friday, February 19, 2021, at 9:00 AM in the boardroom at City Hall.  Mayor O’Connor will request a vote of the Aldermen to convene in Closed Session.

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 17, 2021

Snow Emergency Declared in The City of Frederick beginning Tonight (Wed) at 10PM

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 10PM tonight, Wednesday, February 17, 2021

The City’s priority during a s...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Upcoming Snow Event: Reminders for this Winter Weather Warning

The City of Frederick is under a winter weather warning beginning at 7PM tonight, Wednesday, February 10, 2021 through 10AM Friday, February 12, 2021. City salt and plow crews are ready to respond as snow begins to fall. In anticipation of the forecasted ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 9, 2021

Presidents Day Observance: Temporary Service & Schedule Changes

The City of Frederick’s office facilities will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2021 to observe Presidents Day. Some service schedules will change. 

Parking

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 8, 2021

Emergency Power Outage Notice from First Energy: Downtown Frederick at 8PM

Update: Power was restored at 9:30PM. 
The City received the following notice from First Energy regarding an emergency power outage: 
There will be a power outage at approximately 8PM to replace a bad transformer in a manhole. The circuit ...
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Frederick News
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Water Main Break Repair at E. 8th Street and N. Maxwell Avenue

11AM Update: The repair has been completed and water service is being restored now. Roadway will open by noon. 

The City is responding and repairing a water main break at E. 8th Street and N. Maxwell Avenue. Residents on Market St from Vernon Ave ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Street Maintenance/Sweeping Suspension Continues

As the City and residents continue with snow clean up from Winter Storm Orlena, street maintenance/sweeping will continue to be suspended. Residents do not need to move their cars off roads with posted street maintenance signage through Saturday, February...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 2, 2021

City Extends Snow Parking Options; Urges Residents to Watch for Refreezing and Drifts

As the expectation of snow accumulation from Winter Storm Orlena ends, The City of Frederick reminds residents, businesses, and travelers to remain alert and cautious when traveling.

REMINDERS 

  • Free parking in downtown parking garages has been EXTE...
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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: February 2, 2021

Water Main Break Repair on Mary Street

3:30PM Update: Water service has been restored; road will reopen ~4PM. 

The City is responding and repairing a water main break on Mary Street between James Street and Norva Ave. Water service is off in the impacted area and will be for several ho...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Delayed Opening for City Facilities - Tuesday, 2/2

Due to Winter Storm Orlena's continued impact, The City of Frederick offices/facilities (including Talley Rec Fitness Center) and non-essential operations will open at 10 AM tomorrow, Tuesday, February 2, 2021 (with liberal leave in effect for em...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Free Garage Parking Extended to 5PM Tuesday Evening

Free parking in downtown parking garages has been extended to 5PM tomorrow evening, Tuesday, February 2nd. All cars must be removed by 5PM to avoid paying parking fees. In addition, street maintenance (i.e. street sweeping) has been suspended through Thur...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Snow Emergency Ending Today at 1PM

The City of Frederick will be ending its Snow Emergency at 1PM this afternoon, Monday, February 1, 2021. Parking will be allowed along Snow Emergency routes beginning at that time. 

As a reminder, the downtown parking garages are free until 8AM to...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Talley Recreation Center to Remain Closed 2/1

Due to HVAC issues, the William R. Talley Recreation Center will remain closed today, Monday, February 1, 2021. Scheduled virtual classes will continue as scheduled.

Additional announcements will be made if closures need to extend into the week.  ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 31, 2021

Snow Emergency Remains in Effect; Delayed Opening of City Facilities 2/1

Due to the expected impacts of Winter Storm Orlena, operations at The City of Frederick will be adjusted for Monday, February 1, 2021. The Snow Emergency Plan remains in effect.

  • City offices/facilities (including Talley Rec Fitness Center) and non-essentia...
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Frederick News
Posted on: January 30, 2021

Snow Emergency Declared in The City of Frederick beginning Sunday 1PM

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 1PM tomorrow, Sunday, January 31, 2021

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Tree Frederick Launches 2021 Spring Sales

In its second 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 26, 2021

Water Main Break - Dearbought Subdivision

8:10PM Update: The water main repair is complete.

The City is responding to a water main break in the Dearbought subdivision. Portions of Wheyfield Drive and Greenleese Drive will be without water service for a brief period.  HeartFields Assisted...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 19, 2021

Historic Preservation Commission seeking to fill vacancy

The Historic Preservation Commission is currently seeking interested persons to fill a vacancy for a 3-year term and current vacancy is to fill the remaining term of a member until 09/20/21.  This member must, at a minimum, have a demonstrated sp...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 15, 2021

City to Join National Moment of Unity and Remembrance on Tuesday, 1/19

The City of Frederick will join communities across the nation in a "National Moment of Unity and Remembrance" to honor those who have lost their lives to COVID-19 on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. City Hall will be illuminated in the color amber, an...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Share Your Feedback on Accessory Dwelling Units

The Mayor and Board of Alderman are currently conducting conversations about the future use of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in the City.  At this time, there is no resolution presented for review or vote as staff continues to research based on...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Applicants Needed for HPC, Zoning, Public Art, Parks, and Other Boards/Commissions

Listen, engage, and represent! Serve Frederick as a member of one of our many boards & commissions. 

The City of Frederick is currently seeking interested persons to fill vacancies on several boards and commissions. These positions are critica...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Applicants Needed for Zoning, Plumbing, NACs and Other Boards/Commissions

The City of Frederick is currently seeking interested persons to fill vacancies on several boards and commissions. These positions are critical to the work and progress of the City. 

Current vacancies include: 

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance: Temporary Service & Schedule Changes

The City of Frederick’s office facilities will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2021, to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Some service schedules will change. 

Parking

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 1/7/2020

At the January 7, 2021 - Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting, the Board approved the following items: 

  • Amendment #2 to an agreement with Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) concerning the development of a Climate Action Pla...
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Frederick News
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Upcoming TJ Drive Lane Closure

Beginning Monday, January 11, 2021, the northbound lane of Thomas Johnson Drive, between Hayward Road and Christopher's Crossing, will be closed due to utility work associated with the construction of the Northgate Sheetz. Motorists will be asked to follo...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 5, 2021

Share Your Feedback on Chief Finalists - Recordings Available

This evening, The City of Frederick hosted a Chief of Police Finalist Forum, where two finalists for the next Chief of Police position discussed their views of community policing and answered questions provided by the community. Mayor O'Connor is requesti...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 4, 2021

Reminder: Police Chief Finalists to Address Community Tues, 1/5

Last week, Mayor Michael O'Connor named two finalists in the City's search for a new police chief and invited the community to participate in the final phase of the process. The finalists will address the community tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan...

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Submit Your Question(s) Frederick News
Posted on: December 30, 2020

Two Finalists Named in the Search for Frederick's Next Police Chief

Mayor Michael O'Connor has named two finalists in the City's search for a new police chief and invites the community to participate in the final phase of the process. 

The City launched its search for a new police chief in Septem...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 28, 2020

Bulk Trash Pick Up Continues in 2021

 A New Year = Another Bulk Pick Up opportunity for each household in the City! For 2021, The City of Frederick will offer a once-per-calendar year free collection of bulk items for each household and two FreeCycle events.  The City also ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 26, 2020

A Statement from Mayor O'Connor on the Recent Allegations against Alderman Wilson

A statement from Mayor O'Connor on the recent sexual harassment allegations against Alderman Roger Wilson. 

As the Mayor of Frederick and a committed member of this community, I find the allegations made against Alderman Wilson to be very...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Food Bank in Need of Volunteers

The Frederick Community Action Agency Foodbank is in need of volunteers to sort and distribute food for community members in need. Support is especially needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 PM - 4 PM. 

Residents interested should contact The De...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 21, 2020

NACs to Restart Meetings Virtually in 2021

The City is excited to announce that the Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) meetings are scheduled to restart in a virtual format in January 2021 after being on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Virtual meetings for NACs will occur quarterly until the...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 21, 2020

Christmas & New Years Observance: Temporary Service Schedule Changes

The City of Frederick’s office facilities will be closed on Friday, December 25, 2020, and Friday, January 1, 2021, to observe Christmas and New Years Day. Some service schedules will change. 

Parking

  • No payment is required at City garages and mete...
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Frederick News
Posted on: December 21, 2020

Street Maintenance/Sweeping Suspension Continues

As the City and residents continue with snow clean up from Winter Storm Gail, street maintenance/sweeping will continue to be suspended. Residents do not need to move their cars off roads with posted street maintenance signage through December 28...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 20, 2020

Water Main Break Repair on Fairview Ave

The City is responding and repairing a water main break on the 0-100 block of Fairview Ave. Water service is off for a small portion of Fairview Avenue. More information will be provided as available. Water service should be restored by 8PM.

8:30PM Update:...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 19, 2020

Water Main Break Repair on N. Market Street

Water Main Break: North Market Street and 4th Street. The 300 block of North Market is one lane only for passing traffic and West 4th Street from Market to Bentz is closed. More information will be shared when available. Digging is in process.

11:30am upda...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 18, 2020

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 12/18/2020

At the December 17, 2020, Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting, the Board approved the following items: 

  • A resolution to establish the payment amount to be provided in lieu of parkland dedication for the subdivision and development of 800 E....
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Frederick News
Posted on: December 18, 2020

Workshop, including Comp Plan Discussion, Rescheduled for 12/23

Due to Winter Storm Gail and the City's closure on Wednesday, December 16th, the Mayor and Board of Aldermen Workshop has been rescheduled for Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at 3PM. 

The agenda for this workshop will include: 

  • Recognition o...
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Frederick News
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Snow Emergency Ending at 5PM; Watch for Refreeze Tonight

The City of Frederick will be ending its Snow Emergency at 5PM this evening, Thursday, December 17th. Parking will be allowed along Snow Emergency routes beginning at that time. 

As a reminder, the downtown parking garages are free until 8AM tomor...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Update: City Offices/Facilities and Non-Essential Operations to Open at Noon

After re-evaluation, City offices/facilities and non-essential operations will now open at 12PM. 

Liberal leave is in effect for City employees. Reduced staffing levels in some City departments may occur as a result of today’s weather co...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Snow Emergency Remains in Effect; Facilities to Delay Opening Thurs 12/17

Due to ongoing weather impacts, operations at The City of Frederick will be adjusted for Thursday, December 17, 2020. The Snow Emergency Plan remains in effect.

  • City offices/facilities (including Talley Rec Fitness Center) and non-essential operations will...
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Frederick News
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Update on Winter Storm Gail's Arrival in Frederick

Winter Storm Gail has arrived in The City of Frederick. Snow continues to fall, and roadway conditions are worsening. The forecast suggests the snow may change to sleet and/or ice -- resulting in an icy top layer to the snow and potential refreezing, espe...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 15, 2020

Snow Emergency Declared in The City of Frederick

City Closes Offices Wed, 12/16

Mayor O’Connor has declared a SNOW EMERGENCY in The City of Frederick in anticipation of Winter Storm Gail. The emergency will go into effect at 8AM tomorrow, Wednesday, December 16, 2020. City offices/facilities and non-essential operations wil...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: December 15, 2020

Water Main Break Closes E. South Street

12/16 6:45AM Update; The water main break was repaired late last evening and water service was restored. Thank you for your patience. 

WATER MAIN BREAK: The 700 block of E South between Hamilton Ave & Franklin St is closed due to a water main ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 9, 2020

Water Main Break at Fort Detrick

Update 7:30AM 12/10/20: The water main break at Fort Detrick was repaired and service was restored at 10:30PM last evening. The City thanks residents in the area for their patience as our crews worked to repair the break.  

This morning, the City ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 8, 2020

Call for Closed Sessions - Frederick Police Chief External Search Committee

Chairperson Teresa Bean has requested Closed Sessions of The City of Frederick Police Chief External Search Committee on Thursday, December 10, 2020, at 11:45 AM, Friday, December 11, 2020, at 7:45 AM, and Saturday, December 12, 2020, at 9:45 AM. Ms. Bean...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 7, 2020

City Announces New Utility Grant Program for Water & Sewer Bill Assistance

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the Frederick community in many ways, The City of Frederick is announcing the implementation of a new Utility Relief Grant Program to aid in the payment of water and sewer bills. This program, funded by the Cit...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 3, 2020

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 12/3/2020

At the December 3, 2020 Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting, the Board approved the following items: 

  • An Encroachment Agreement with Las Mesas Properties, LLC for a building addition located at 100 North Market Street. The owners of this pr...
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Frederick News
Posted on: December 2, 2020

Agenda Announced for Annual Legislative Meeting with Frederick Delegation

Each December,  Mayor O'Connor and The Board of Aldermen host a conversation with the Frederick Delegation to discuss the legislative priorities of The City of Frederick. The 2020 event will take place today, December 2, 2020 at 11AM in ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 27, 2020

Mayor and Board of Aldermen to Hold Workshops for 2020 Comprehensive Plan

Review of the draft 2020 Comprehensive Plan will continue in December and January with special workshops with the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. The public is encouraged to join the discussion as the Comprehensive Plan nears its final iteration. 

Wo...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 27, 2020

Additional 275th Merchandise Pop Up Shops Announced for December

The City of Frederick is celebrating its 275th Anniversary this year. While the City has canceled many of the planned celebratory events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor O'Connor and The City of Frederick thanks the community for being part of Frederic...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: November 25, 2020

City Signs Lease with African American Resources-Cultural Heritage Society (AARCH)

With a continued focus on recognizing the City's history, heritage, and story, The City of Frederick and the African American Resources-Cultural Heritage Society (AARCH) signed a lease agreement for use of a City-owned property...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 25, 2020

Himes Avenue Roundabout Opens as Final Phase of Butterfly Lane Realignment

The final phase of the Butterfly Lane Realignment project was completed today, resulting in the opening of the Himes Avenue roundabout and connection to Contender Way. Drivers may now use all roadways in the area and should remain alert due to new traffic...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Mayoral Briefing Recording - November 17, 2020

View the 11/17/2020 Mayoral Briefing. English and Spanish script copies are offered below. 

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Good Morning. 

It is truly unimaginable that we are here in November. Still trying to combat t...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Thanksgiving Observance: Temporary & Holiday Season Service Schedule Changes

The City of Frederick’s office facilities will be closed on Thursday, November 26, 2020, and Friday, November 27, 2020, to observe Thanksgiving. Some service schedules will change. Additionally, the holiday season brings additional service chang...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 11/19/2020

At the November 19, 2020 Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting, the Board approved the following items: 

  • A lease with Potomac Edison for property located at 9450 Gambrill Park Road, Lot #1. The City entered into a lease with Potomac Edison in...
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Frederick News
Posted on: November 17, 2020

Mayor O'Connor to Hold Public Briefing to Address Pandemic Trends and Resources

Mayor O’Connor will brief the City today, Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 2 PM regarding the impacts of COVID-19 on City operations and the community. The public briefing will be broadcasted on Channel 99, streamed on Channel 99 Online, and strea...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 17, 2020

Police Chief Search Committee Requests Closed Session

Chairperson Teresa Bean has requested a Closed Session of The City of Frederick Police Chief External Search Committee on Thursday, November 19, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. Ms. Bean will request a vote of the Committee to convene in Closed Session at Aircraft Owne...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 17, 2020

Updated Date/Time: Mayor O'Connor to Hold Public Briefing

Due to the now scheduled update from Governor Hogan at 2PM today, Mayor O’Connor will brief the City tomorrow, Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at 10AM regarding the impacts of COVID-19 on City operations and the community. The public briefing will...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 13, 2020

County Board of Health Institutes New Health Regulations - Includes The City of Frederick

Last evening, the Frederick County Board of Health instituted new health regulations in response to rising COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations. The regulations apply to all residents, businesses, organizations, and visitors in The City of Frederick...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Community Action Health Center to Hold Flu Vaccination Clinics

The Frederick Community Action Agency Health Center will hold free on-site seasonal flu vaccination clinics for health center patients on the following dates from 2PM-4PM by appointment: 

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2020
  • Tuesday, November 17, 2020
  • Tuesday...
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Frederick News
Posted on: November 9, 2020

Arbor Day Foundation Names Frederick a Tree City USA

The City of Frederick is excited to announce it has been named a 2020 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in recognition of its commitment to effective urban forest management.  The City of Frederick holds the honor of being the longest-run...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Applicants Needed for Planning, Zoning, Bicycle/Pedestrian and Other Boards/Commissions

The City of Frederick is currently seeking interested persons to fill vacancies on several boards and commissions. These positions are critical to the work and progress of the City. 

Current vacancies include: 

  • Excessive Use of Police Serv...
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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Department of Housing and Human Services to hold annual Turkey Distribution

The Frederick Community Action Agency in the Department of Housing and Human Services is kicking off the holiday season with its annual Thanksgiving Turkey distribution on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, in the parking lot of the Harry Grove Stadium (21 Stadi...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 4, 2020

Veterans Day Observance: City Services & Schedule Changes

The City of Frederick’s facilities will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, to observe Veterans Day. Some service schedules will change. 

Parking

  • No payment is required at City garages and meters on Wednesday, November 11, 2020.

Res...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 3, 2020

City Launches Third Round of Microgrant Program with Eligibility for Newer Businesses

The City of Frederick Department of Economic Development (DED) announces the launch of Round Three of the COVID-19 Back In Business Conditional Microgrant Program. The microgrant program, which utilizes funds from Federal CARES Act through the St...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 2, 2020

Deadline Extended for Community Survey - Chief of Police Hiring

The Search Committee for the next Frederick Police Department Chief of Police has extended the deadline for the community survey. Community members now have until November 6, 2020.

Take the survey at frederickmd.gov/chiefsearch. Available in Engli...

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Last Weekend of Market Street Closure for Dining; City to Install Parklets for Restaurants

For the past several months, the City has been closing the two blocks of Market Street between Patrick and 2nd Street for outdoor dining as part of the Pop Up Dining program.  This weekend, Friday 10/30 to Sunday 11/1, marks the last wee...

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 29, 2020

Election Day Observance: City Services & Schedule Changes

The City of Frederick’s facilities will be closed on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, to observe Election Day.  Some service schedules will change. 

Parking

  • No payment is required is at City garages and meters on Tuesday, November 3, 2...
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Frederick News
Posted on: October 28, 2020

Planning Commission to Consider Draft 2020 Comprehensive Plan

The Planning Commission is scheduled to consider the Draft 2020 Comprehensive Plan on November 9th, 2020, to make a recommendation to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. To view the meeting, visit cityoffrederickmd.gov/publicmeetings for options. The draft p...

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 27, 2020

City to Celebrate Opening of FDK Runway Extension with Virtual Grand Opening

The City of Frederick is excited to announce the opening of the Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK) Runway Extension tomorrow, October 28, 2020, with a grand opening event at 11 AM. The ceremony, due to COVID-19, will be streamed virtually for the community...
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Frederick News
Posted on: December 5, 2019

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Dec. 14, Santa Fun Run

There will be a running event Saturday, December 14, 2019 along the Monocacy 5k route. Please be advised that temporary delays can be expected for rolling lane closures between 10 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

More information about the event is available from the YMCA here

Run route attached

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Watershed Gate Closure

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The City of Frederick has closed and locked the gates on Fishing Creek Road at its junctions with Gambrill Park Road and Hamburg Road to protect critical habitat.

Press release

Frederick News
Posted on: November 21, 2019

New City Website and Email Address Launch

The City of Frederick announces new website and email address launch.

Full media release

Frederick News