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Posted on: November 30, 2022

2022 Fall Sport Field Season Ends Today, November 30th.

2022 Fall Sport Field Season Ends Today, November 30th.  Thank you for your patronage.  Please remit payment ASAP, but prior to December 15th.  Email me with any specific questions regarding your account.  I know a few ...

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Sports Field Closures
Posted on: November 28, 2022

Budget priorities meeting to kick off FY24 budget process next month

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

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 21, 2022

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

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

FREDERICK, MD – November 21, 2022: The City of Frederick offices will be closed to observe Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, November 24, 2022, and Friday, November 25, 2022-some service schedules will change.

Trash Collection

Residential: There will be no trash collection service on Thursday, November 24, 2022.

  1. If you normally set out your household trash on Wednesday evening for Thursday collection, please set your trash out on Thursday&nb...
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Frederick News
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Transportation Planning Board seeking applicants to promote region transportation issues

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

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Fall Field Season Ends November 30th. Notify of any cancellations in advance.

Reminder to give advanced notification of any field cancellations, or you will be invoiced.  2022 Fall Field season ends November 30th.  Please remit payment at end of your playing season, or December 15th at the latest.  (**I k...

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Sports Field Closures
Posted on: November 4, 2022

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

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 3, 2022

Update: Repairs complete on South Market Street water line

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

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 2, 2022

2022 Fall Field Invoices Due At End of Season/December 15

2022 Fall Field Invoice payment is due at the end of your league's season, or by December 15, 2022, whichever occurs first.  Please remit ASAP.  Also, if you have reserved fields that you will not be using, please be sure to rel...

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Sports Field Closures
Posted on: November 2, 2022

2023 Spring Field/Court Online Registration is February 1 -15, 2023.

Certificate of Insurance in the amount of one million general, two million aggregate with The City of Frederick / 101 N Court Street / Frederick / MD / 21701 listed as certificate holder and additional insured must be attached to online application. &...

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Sports Field Closures
Posted on: October 31, 2022

Filming to take place in Carroll Creek Linear Park this week

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 27, 2022

City seeks feedback on North Branch Trail project

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

The North Branch Trail Project w...

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 26, 2022

City extending deadline for Charter Review Committee applications

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

 

The application period will remain open until Nov. 1.

 

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 26, 2022

Water repairs to cause service disruption along W. Patrick Street

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

Businesses to be affected include but are not limited to:

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 25, 2022

City working with production company to conduct filming in Frederick

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 7, 2022

Production company to conduct filming in Frederick

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

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 28, 2022

2022 Fall Field/Court Season Ends November 30. Pay by December 15

2022 Fall Sports Field/Court Season Ends November 30.   Payment is due at season's end for your league or by December 15th at the latest.  Reminder to cancel reservations in advance to avoid fees--Do not wait until end of season...

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Sports Field Closures
Posted on: September 28, 2022

2022 Fall Field/Court Season Ends November 30. Pay by December 15

2022 Fall Sports Field/Court Season Ends November 30.   Payment is due at season's end for your league or by December 15th at the latest.  Reminder to cancel reservations in advance to avoid fees--Do not wait until end of season...

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Sports Field Closures
Posted on: September 28, 2022

2022 Garden Plot Season Ends November 30

2022 Garden Plot Season Ends November 30th.  All plots are to be clean and free of debris by November 30th.  Renewals of existing plotholders for 2023 Season will be February 1-15th.  If there are any vacancies after renewal per...

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Mayor opens application period for Charter Review Committee

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

 

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 11, 2022

FPD makes arrest in Weapons Complaint

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

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Police News
Posted on: September 9, 2022

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

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

The charter review will aim to accomplish three objectives:

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 7, 2022

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

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 7, 2022

HPC public hearing canceled

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

 

The City is accepting appl...

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 7, 2022

Clover Ridge Park construction to begin next week

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

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 31, 2022

Labor Day Observance: Service schedule changes

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

Trash Collection

Residential: 

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

Carroll Creek and Court Street garage elevators to undergo repairs

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

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 25, 2022

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

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

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

 

The fear of any fi...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 24, 2022

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

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

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

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Police News
Posted on: August 19, 2022

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

Mayor Michael O’Connor has issued the following statement: 

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 19, 2022

Mayor O'Connor to call for closed session

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 15, 2022

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

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

 

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 12, 2022

Section of Monocacy Boulevard reopened after sinkhole repairs completed

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

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Residents invited to design future of East Street corridor

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Mayor and Board approve $19.8 million contract for FPD Headquarters

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

“The...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 4, 2022

City Announces First Meeting of New Equity Advisory Board

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Mayor O'Connor to call for closed session

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Mill Pond Road to be closed beginning next week

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

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Board of Aldermen seek public participation in legislative work sessions

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

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Gas House Pike closure extended to end of August

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

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Frederick's Best Places to Work Receive Awards

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

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 14, 2022

Several roads to be closed during weekend events July 16

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

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 11, 2022

Rules for fishing in Carroll Creek & Culler Lake

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 10, 2022

Paving project to cause some lane closures and parking restrictions

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

 

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 30, 2022

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

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

The new City government structure, established with...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 30, 2022

Update: Traffic signal repairs along West Patrick Street corridor complete

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

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Independence Day service changes

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

Trash Collection

Residential: 

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

Portion of East Street to be closed for Pride Parade

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

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Tuscarora Trolley Trail path to close for tree pruning

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Juneteenth Observance: Temporary Service Schedule Changes

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

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

Production companies to conduct filming in downtown area

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

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Housing and Human Services announces sites for summer food service program

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 7, 2022

City launches residential composting pilot program

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The City of Frederick this week launched a residential compost pilot project that is open to residents in NACs 5 and 11, and invites their participation.

Key City Compost is the selected contractor for the pilot project. Located in Frederick, Key City Comp...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 7, 2022

DPW repairing leaking water valve that caused minor road damage

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 6, 2022

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

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

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 1, 2022

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

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

The renovation pr...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 25, 2022

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

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

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 25, 2022

Aldermanic legislative session canceled; Mayor and Board Workshop still scheduled

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 17, 2022

West 2nd street to undergo reconstruction this week

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

The project is scheduled to begin on...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Mayor O'Connor to call for closed session

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

This action is in accordance...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Water service restored for customers as sinkhole repairs continue

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

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Water line damage may result in brown water for water customers

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

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 6, 2022

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

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Additional portion of Monocacy Boulevard closed due to sinkhole

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 4, 2022

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

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Emergency lane closure on Monocacy Boulevard

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

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 29, 2022

City to issue taxicab permits

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

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

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

2021 City Water Report now available

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

 

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 26, 2022

City asphalt resurfacing project to cause some parking restrictions

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

There will be parking re...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 25, 2022

Mayor O'Connor to call for closed session

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 15, 2022

Mayor O'Connor announces end of state of emergency

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

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 14, 2022

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

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

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 11, 2022

City of Frederick prepares for Frederick Running Festival

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 11, 2022

Spring Freecycle event this Saturday

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

The Freecycle Roundup is an opportunity ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 4, 2022

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

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

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Nominations Open for Frederick County Best Places to Work Awards

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Mayor O'Connor presents FY23 proposed budget

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 21, 2022

HPC to hold site visits

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 15, 2022

City Announces Creation of New Equity Advisory Board

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 14, 2022

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

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

Effect...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 9, 2022

Sustainability Committee seeking applicants to fill vacancy

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 9, 2022

Mayor O'Connor to call for closed session

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

This action is in accordance with the authority...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 7, 2022

Sewer work to impact roads March 8-9

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

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

How to watch tonight's Mayor and Board Meeting

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

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 1, 2022

Mayor O'Connor to call for closed session

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

This action is in accordance with the authority ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 1, 2022

City of Frederick lifts mask requirement for City buildings

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 25, 2022

Public Art Commission seeks applicants to fill vacancies

The Public Art Commission is currently seeking interested individuals for a three-year term, for multiple openings on the Commission. The Public Art Commission meets as needed on the second Tuesday of every month at 4:30 p.m. 

To be eligible to se...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 22, 2022

City of Frederick welcomes limited resident attendance at Mayor and Board Meetings

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In light of continued decreasing COVID-19 statistics, the City of Frederick is beginning the process of inviting the public back into Mayor and Board meetings and workshops effective Feb. 23, 2022. 

Public meetings and workshops for the Mayor and ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 18, 2022

Presidents Day Observance: Temporary Service & Schedule Changes

The City of Frederick’s office facilities will be closed on Monday, February 21, 2022 to observe Presidents Day. Some service schedules will change. 

Parking

  • No payment is required at City parking garages and meters on Monday, Fe...
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Frederick News
Posted on: February 17, 2022

City invites public to share thoughts for East Street redesign

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The City of Frederick is undergoing a planning study to determine a future design for East Street and is seeking input from residents and businesses. The first public information session will be Monday, Feb. 28 at 6 pm, on Channel 99 and YouTube.

The City ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 16, 2022

Department of Public Works proposes alternative to Christopher’s Crossing and Timber Grove Road Plan

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Over the last month, the City of Frederick’s Department of Public Works has continued to evaluate its recommended plan for improvements to the Christopher’s Crossing and Timber Grove Road intersection. Input received from the public an...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 14, 2022

Mayor O'Connor requests closed session

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Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a Closed Session on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 5:00 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 author...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 9, 2022

Repair work on S. Jefferson Street scheduled for Feb. 10

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On Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, the City's Sewer Department will be performing maintenance work in the area of the 300 Block of South Jefferson St. from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Traffic will be able to traverse one lane on each side north and south. Drivers ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 7, 2022

Ice skating on Carroll Creek highly discouraged due to safety concerns

In recent weeks, the City of Frederick has seen an increased number of residents ice skating on Carroll Creek due to the low temperatures freezing the creek. 

This unsafe activity has resulted in at least one resident falling through the ice over ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 7, 2022

Tree Frederick sales open through March 11

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In its third 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. The sa...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 1, 2022

Mayor appoints pop-up dining advisory committee

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In light of growing public trends in Frederick toward outdoor “al fresco” dining coupled with the pressures of the continuing COVID pandemic, Mayor O’Connor has appointed a 17-member Ad-Hoc Advisory Committee to evaluate staf...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 28, 2022

City announces operational changes due to improving metrics

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In light of the improved COVID-19 metrics for local hospitals as well as the City’s improved employee metrics, the City announced the following operational changes effective Feb. 1, 2022. 

  • City buildings re-open to the public. Masks rema...
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Frederick News
Posted on: January 25, 2022

Water line installation to close sections of Willow Brook Park

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A City waterline is scheduled for installation and will run through Willow Brook Park, causing closures to sections of the park. 

 

The waterline will be installed west of the intersection of Sumner Drive and McClellan Drive, running acros...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 21, 2022

Update: Item added to requested closed session meeting agenda

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Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a Closed Session on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. Mayor O’Connor will request a vote of the Aldermen to convene virtually in Closed Session.

This action is in accordance with the authority...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 19, 2022

City of Frederick Dog Park closed for construction work

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The City of Frederick Dog Park will be closed today Jan. 19, 2022 through Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 as contractors complete concrete and excavation work to improve the entrance to the park. 

Residents with questions should call the Parks and Recreat...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 17, 2022

Street maintenance restrictions suspended; inclement weather halts street sweeping temporarily

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Due to snow and ice, the City will be unable to perform street sweeping operations for the remainder of this week. Parking restrictions for Street Maintenance have been suspended until Sunday, Jan. 23 at midnight. Residents may park where parking restrict...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 14, 2022

City of Frederick announces traffic improvements at Christopher's Crossing and Opposumtown Pike

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The City of Frederick is excited to announce the completion of the construction of a new traffic signal and improvements at the intersection of Opossumtown Pike and Christopher’s Crossing.

 

Beginning today, Jan. 14, 2022, the new signal ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 14, 2022

City to continue operational changes through end of month

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

  • City offices remain closed to the pu...
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Frederick News
Posted on: January 11, 2022

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

The City of Frederick’s office facilities will be closed on Monday, January 17, 2022 to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Some service schedules will change.  

Parking 

  • No payment is required at City&...
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Frederick News
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Liberal leave in effect for City employees due to inclement weather

The City of Frederick will be operating under a liberal leave policy for City employees due to the inclement weather. 

The City has not declared a snow emergency, and thus residents are not required to remove their vehicles from snow emergency rou...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Historic preservation property tax credit applications open for 2021 projects

The City of Frederick is accepting applications for the City Historic Preservation Property Tax Credit until April 1, 2022. 

Tax paying property owners may apply for a credit equal to 25 percent of the properly documented expenditures incurred dur...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 5, 2022

City announces operational changes due to COVID-19 surge

Over the past two weeks, the surge in COVID-19 cases due to the Omicron variant has placed extreme stress on our community, government operations and perhaps most notably, our health care system. 

In an effort to lessen the strain on these entitie...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 3, 2022

City of Frederick, agency partners launch diversion program

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The Office of the Mayor, Frederick Police Department, and several critical agency partners are excited to announce the launch of a Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program within the City of Frederick.  

Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 27, 2021

Recycle Your Christmas Tree with City's Parks Department

The City of Frederick Christmas Tree Drop Off and Recycling program has begun and will continue through January 31, 2022. The drop off points will be:

  • Harry Grove Stadium lower parking lot
  • Husky Park Yard 2 on Highland Street
  • Tasker's Chance parking...
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Frederick News
Posted on: December 16, 2021

Christmas & New Years Observance: Temporary Service Schedule Changes

The City of Frederick’s office facilities will be closed on Friday, December 24, 2021 and Friday, December 31, 2021 to observe Christmas and New Years Day. Some service schedules will change. 

Parking 

  • No payment is required at C...
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Frederick News
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Upcoming Meeting: Frederick Historic District National Register Nomination

The City of Frederick Planning Department will host a virtual public informational meeting on the updated Frederick Historic District National Register Nomination on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 from 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM.  The meeting will be available ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 7, 2021

Reminder: Inauguration Ceremony for the 63rd Administration of The City of Frederick: Thurs, 12/9

The City of Frederick requests the honor of your presence at the Inauguration of Mayor Michael O'Connor and the 63rd Administration of the Board of Aldermen: Katie Nash, Kelly Russell, Derek Shackelford, Donna Kuzemchak, and Ben MacShane. The cer...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 6, 2021

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 County Delegation to discuss the legislative priorities of The City of Frederick. The 2021 event will take place Monday, December 13, 2021 at 9AM. The ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 2, 2021

FY23 Community Promotion Grant Application Period is Open

The City of Frederick's Fiscal Year 2023 Community Promotion Grant Funding Cycle is now open for applications! Local non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply by 5PM on January 17, 2022, with requests to create or enhance services that pos...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 1, 2021

FY2023 Budget Process to Begin; Community Encouraged to Participate

The City of Frederick will host a public meeting to discuss the fiscal year 2023 budget process on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at 3PM. City Budget Director, Katie Barkdoll, will present an overview of the FY2023 budget process. The Mayor and Board of Al...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 29, 2021

Prepping for Snow: Reminders as Winter Weather Season Approaches

The City of Frederick’s beauty seems to be magnified during the winter months. Snow-covered mountain landscapes, ice-covered Carroll Creek, and Culler Lake – it’s a sight so often seen from late fal...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: November 26, 2021

Reminder: Lane Closure Scheduled for Monocacy Blvd at E. Patrick Street for Gas Main Relocation

Starting next Monday, November 29, 2021, through December 3, 2021 (between the hours of 7:30 AM and 3:30 PM), travelers will experience a lane closure along Monocacy Blvd at East Patrick Street for a gas main relocation. Traffic disruption is expected. Pl...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Traffic Advisory: Portion of Baughman's Lane to Close for Several Weeks

Baughman's Lane between Shookstown Road and Rock Creek Drive will experience road, lane, and sidewalk closures between November 29, 2021 and January 8, 2022. The closures are necessary for utility installations, roadway widening, sidewalk constru...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Frederick Set to Launch Minority & Women Owned Business Enterprise & Small Business Reserve Programs

On Thursday, November 18, 2021, the Mayor and Board of Aldermen approved a Resolution to adopt changes to the Purchasing Policies of The City of Frederick. Included in these changes is the establishment of a goals-based Minority and Women Business Enterpr...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Thanksgiving Observance: Temporary and Holiday Season Service Schedule Changes

The City of Frederick’s office facilities will be closed on Thursday, November 25, 2021, and Friday, November 26, 2021, to observe Thanksgiving. Some service schedules will ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Frederick Achieves 100 Rating on Municipal Quality Index

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced this morning that The City of Frederick earned a perfect score of 100 for its ongoing efforts to ensure equal treatment of members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community. ...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Free Holiday Weekend Parking Begins on Thanksgiving

With the holidays upon us, the City's Free Holiday Parking will begin on Thanksgiving. No payment is needed at garages or meters on Thanksgiving, Frosty Friday (the Friday after Thanksgiving), Christmas, and New Years Day. 

Additionally, ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Parks & Recreation to host Breakfast with Santa

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Start the day in a merry way with a breakfast buffet perfect for the whole family! The City of Frederick's Parks and Recreation Department will host a Breakfast with Santa at the Talley Recreation Center on Saturday, December 11, 2021, from 9AM-1...

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

Lane Closure Scheduled for Monocacy Blvd at E. Patrick Street for Gas Main Relocation

Beginning November 29, 2021, through December 3, 2021 (between the hours of 7:30 AM and 3:30 PM), travelers will experience a lane closure along Monocacy Blvd at East Patrick Street for a gas main relocation. Traffic disruption is expected. Please take an...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 15, 2021

City Debuts New Closed Captioning & Translate Software Services

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As The City of Frederick continues work to ensure equity in its services, the Communications Department is proud to announce the debut of two new services for its public meetings, productions, and visits to City facilities: Increased Closed Captioning off...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Upcoming Film Permit - Notice of Street/Lane Closures

Rocket Media will be filming a PSA on November 15, 2021, after receiving film permit approval from The City of Frederick. The following streets will be impacted during the filming: 

  • 6:00am – 5:00pm – Old Gas House Pike (near Fa...
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Frederick News
Posted on: November 9, 2021

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 23, 2020, in the parking lot of the Harry Grove Stadium (21 Stadi...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 9, 2021

Mayor Calls for Closed Session of the Board of Aldermen

Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a Closed Session on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. Mayor O’Connor will request a vote of the Aldermen to convene in Closed Session at City Hall.

This action is in accordance with the auth...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 9, 2021

Mayor O’Connor Provides Testimony to U.S. House in Support of Preservation Training Center

After several months of planning and collaboration, the Historic Preservation Training Center, poised to be located at Westside Regional Park, is taking another step forward this week. House Bill H.R.4494, the Frederick Jobs and Historic Preservation Trai...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 8, 2021

Reduced Daylight Increases Danger for Pedestrians and Bicyclists

The City of Frederick's Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee reminds residents and travelers to make safety a top priority as Daylight Savings Time ends. With earlier sunsets, adjusting to the new, low-light environment can take time, and dr...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 5, 2021

Your Tree Could Be the City's Christmas Tree

As the holiday season nears, Parks and Recreation Department, along with the City Arborist, are working to make various holiday traditions come alive, including the lighting of the City's Christmas Trees at City Hall Park and the 7th Street Fount...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 3, 2021

Veterans Day Observance: City Services & Schedule Changes

The City of Frederick’s facilities will be closed on Thursday, November 11, 2021, to observe Veterans Day. Some service schedules will change.  

Parking 

  • No payment is required at City garages and meters on Thursday, November 11,...
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Frederick News
Posted on: November 3, 2021

Mayor Calls for Closed Session of the Board of Aldermen

Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a Closed Session on Thursday, November 4, 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 author...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 2, 2021

Prescribed Burn in Watershed Scheduled for Nov 8-10

A prescribed burn is scheduled to take place in the city watershed property off Gambrill Park Road between November 8 and 10, 2021.

The purpose is to restore a stand of pitch pine that is about 90 years old, at the end of its life span. The prescribed burn...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 1, 2021

Last Chance to Cast Your Vote is Tomorrow; Election Day Reminders

Tuesday, November 2, 2021, is Election Day in The City of Frederick. There is still time to vote and use your voice! 

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For those who wish to vote in person: 

To vote in person, all in-person voting will be conducted at the Trinity Sch...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 1, 2021

Vacant Property Registration Required Beginning December 1, 2021

Beginning on December 1, 2021, in accordance with the passing of the Vacant Property Registration Ordinance (City Code section 12.5-54), the owner of any property vacant for at least one year must register that property with The City of Frederick. The Vac...

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 28, 2021

DPW Asks Residents and Businesses to Check Street Intakes as Rainstorm Approaches

With tomorrow's rain forecast, the Department of Public Works is asking citizens to clear the leaves and debris from storm drain intakes near homes and/or businesses and to check periodically to be sure the drain intake area remains free of debri...

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 27, 2021

Reminder: Pop Up Dining Program Ends October 31

Per Ordinances G-21-18, G-21-19, and G-21-20, the City's Pop Up Dining Program, which includes parklets, parking lot use, and expanded food truck opportunities will end on Sunday, October 31, 2021. The program was extended in September 2...

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 22, 2021

Reminder: USA Cycling Nationwide Mountain Bike Championship Comes to Frederick this Weekend

The 2021 Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships is set for tomorrow, Saturday, October 23 in Gambrill State Park and the Frederick Watershed CWNA. Please note that some of the Watershed trails will be designated for racers only. Parking will also b...

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 20, 2021

Road Crack Sealing Effort to Begin in Hillcrest Thursday, 10/21

The City of Frederick Street Maintenance Department, through a contractor, will begin sealing cracks in the roadways throughout the City this fall.  The City contractor will begin in the Hillcrest Commons areas tomorrow, October 21, 2021, and wil...

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Ethics, Public Art, 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: October 12, 2021

Reminder: This Saturday - Fall 2021 Freecycle Event

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: October 11, 2021

Upcoming Road Closure: East Street (16th Street to N. Market Street)

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Beginning October 25, 2021, East Street will be closed between East 16th Street and North Market Street for the installation of utilities by Consolidated Commercial Services. Travelers should use the posted detour signs. The work is expected to be complet...

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Mayor O’Connor Shares Proposal for City ARPA Funds; Board of Aldermen to Workshop Proposal

To serve the City’s recovery and future, and in keeping with the intended use of the American Rescue Plan Act - Federal Government’s State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF), Mayor O’Connor has ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Upcoming Lane Closure for Sewer Repair: W Patrick Street

On Tuesday, October 5, 2021, a 100-foot section of the right-hand lane of West Patrick Street (just before Bentz Street) will be closed for a sewer repair. Travelers should use alternative routes if possible or expect a small delay. 

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Water Main Repair Scheduled for North Market Street (10/5 & 10/6)

On Tuesday, October 5, 2021, and Wednesday, October 6, 2021, The City of Frederick will be repairing a water main on North Market Street between Church Street and 2nd Street. One lane will be closed from 6AM-3PM. Homes and businesses in the area may exper...

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Upcoming Roadwork Scheduled for Lindbergh Ave

Under the direction of The City of Frederick Department of Public Works, C. William Hetzer will be performing full-depth reconstruction of Lindbergh Ave from West 2nd Street to Rosemont Ave. The project is scheduled to begin on or about October 11, 2021, ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 29, 2021

City Receives $200,000 Grant for Phase 4 of East Street Rails with Trails

As part of the Maryland Department of Transportation Kim Lamphier Bikeways Grant program, The City of Frederick was recently awarded $200,000 for Phase 4 of the East Street Rails with Trails project. Phase 4 includes the design of a 10-foot-wide shared-us...

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 22, 2021

Zoning Board of Appeals Cancels 9/28 Meeting

The Zoning Board of Appeals has canceled their September 28, 2021 meeting. The next scheduled ZBA meeting is set for Tuesday, October 26, 2021. 

Learn more about the Zoning Board of Appeals, including recent agendas and minutes, at https:...

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 21, 2021

Board of Supervisors of Elections Certifies Primary Election

The 2021 Primary Election results have been certified by The City of Frederick Board of Supervisors of Elections after the Frederick County Board of Elections finished the processing of ballots shortly after 2PM today, Tuesday, September 21, 2021.
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Frederick News
Posted on: September 20, 2021

Watershed Gate Closure

The City of Frederick has closed and locked the gates on Fishing Creek Road at its junctions with Gambrill Park Road and Hamburg Road. Vehicular access to the Watershed is permitted through the Mountaindale Road access point. Larger parking areas around t...

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Frederick News
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: 

To vote in person, all in-person voting will be condu...

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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. 

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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.

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.  

This action is in accordance wit...

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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. 
Thank you for your ...
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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.

This action is in a...

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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

  • No payment is required at City parking garages and meters on Monday, Fe...
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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

The City’s priority during a snow ...

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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.

Accor...

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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

  • No payment is required at City parking garages and meters on Monday,...
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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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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 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: 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