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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Flood Watch in Effect: Preparation Tips

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The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for the Frederick area 2 to 11 p.m., today, June 18.
You can help prevent flash flooding by clearing any debris from storm drains.
Be aware of known high-water areas; avoid all flood waters.

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Key City Food and Farm Market at Baker Park on Fridays

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Vendors, food trucks: Fridays outside the William Talley Recreation Center area of Baker Park, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

City Promotes Tracy Coleman to New DPW Post

Tracy Coleman has been promoted to the position of Deputy Director of Public Works for Engineering and Operations, filling a new position approved earlier this year by the Mayor and Board.

“Frederick has been very fortunate to have Tracy leading our Engineering Department, and she is bringing outstanding experience and knowledge to this new position." -- Mayor Michael O'Connor

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

2030 Strategic Plan Update: Open House July 16

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On July 16, from 12 to 8 p.m., all are invited to an open house to review and comment on the 2030 Strategic Plan draft action items that have been identified, based on community comments, and collaboration among City staff and Mayor Michael O’Connor.

Comments will be accepted. The estimated completion date for the Strategic Plan is mid-summer.

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Proclaiming June 14 Flag Day

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Flag Day is a time to honor America, to celebrate the nation’s heritage in public gatherings and activities, and to publicly recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.

June 14, at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Mayor Michael O'Connor proclaimed Flag Day, in a ceremony sponsored by Frederick Elks Lodge 684.

We remain committed to defending the liberties and freedoms the flag represents, and on Flag Day, and during National Flag W...

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

Ground Broken: Butterfly Lane Realignment

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Frederick has broken ground for the realignment of Butterfly Lane, a project that supports Westside Regional Park and will improve transportation flow on the City's west side.

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

Celebrating LGBTQ Pride Downtown

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June 22, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Frederick Pride Festival will feature events, entertainment and information along Carroll Creek Linear Park. The City proclaimed June LGBTQ Pride Month

Frederick Pride is celebrating its eighth year in 2019. This year’s festival takes place Saturday, June 22, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., at Carroll Creek Linear Park in beautiful, historic downtown Frederick.   

June 2019 is recognize...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 11, 2019

June 19 County-City Meeting Agenda Published

The agenda is published for the June 19 meeting between the Frederick County Council and Frederick Mayor and Board of Aldermen.

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Posted on: June 8, 2019

Recognizing Basketball Coaches Without Boundaries

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Basketball Coaches Without Boundaries has benefited City of Frederick youth for 20 years. The City recognized the program at this year's opening day, June 8.

Basketball Coaches Without Boundaries celebrating 20 years of service this year.

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

Summer Concert Series: McCartney Experience Next

Celebrate Frederick has lined up music of every style to fill Sunday evenings all summer. The McCartney Experience, the Ultimate Sir Paul Tribute, Sunday, June 16

Celebrate Frederick's 2018 Summer Concert Series, features free musical performances, in the Baker Park Band Shell.While each series performance is free to the public, the Summer Concert Series Committee encourages each guest to bring a canned food item i...

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Posted on: June 5, 2019

Proclaiming Immigrant Heritage Month

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Proclaiming June Immigrant Heritage Month

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Posted on: June 5, 2019

Proclaiming Men's Health Month

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Proclaiming June Men's Health Month

June 2019 is Men's Health Month: Frederick Memorial Healthcare and partners in Frederick use Men's Health Month to focus on a broad range of men's health issues, including heart disease, mental health, diabetes, and prostate, testicular and colon cancer.

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Proclaiming LGBTQ Pride Month

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Proclaiming LGBTQ Pride Month in June

June 2019 is recognized as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Pride Month in The City of Frederick. The community is encouraged to observe this month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities that celebrate diversity and recognize t...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Proclaiming Gun Violence Awareness Day

Proclaiming Gun Violence Awareness Day June 8:

The month of June marks the birthday of Hadiya Pendleton, a teenager who was shot and killed in Chicago at the age of 15.  To honor Hadiya and remember other victims of gun             &nb...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 4, 2019

Boardroom Closed for Renovation in June

“The new equipment will improve the public meeting experience in the boardroom.” -- Mayor Michael O’Connor

Work to modernize the City of Frederick boardroom and equipment requires closing the City Hall boardroom to meetings until July.

The construction project, which began June 3, is scheduled to be complete by July 4. During construction, any public meetings that the City typically has in the boardroom will move to the Municipal Annex, 140 W. Patrick St.

During this time, public meeting...

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

Rivermist Park Trail Closed Temporarily

Pedestrian hazards require closing the Rivermist Park trail temporarily.
The path leads from the boat ramp, located at 1801 Monocacy Boulevard, alongside the Monocacy River, behind the Dearbought community, to Castle Rock Road.

The public should pay attention to the signs posted in the area.

Frederick News
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Law Enforcement Torch Run Benefits Special Olympics

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May 31, Mayor Michael O'Connor and Police Chief Ed Hargis joined the community in support of Maryland Special Olympics and participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run in Frederick.

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Mayor to Call for Closed Session of Board of Aldermen

Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a closed session on June 6, 2019, at 6 p.m. Mayor O’Connor will request a vote of the Board of Aldermen to convene the meeting as a closed session in Conference Room B of the Municipal Annex.

 

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Study Puts City in Position to Lead Way for Freight Handling

Frederick has received funding for a study to explore the future of freight movement.

“Streamlining Freight in Downtown Frederick,” a study proposed by the Frederick Planning Department, has been approved for funding by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Transportation Planning Board.

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 14, 2019

City Earns Recognition for Bicycle Initiatives

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May 14, the League of American Bicyclists recognized The City of Frederick with a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community award, joining 475 communities across the country in building better places for people to bike.

Achievement Points to Progress in ‘Sustainability, Livability’

The announcement recognizes Frederick as one of 39 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Communities that are transforming the transportation landscape, focused on livability me...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

Hedge Trimming Required

The City of Frederick reminds property owners of their responsibility and the importance of trimming foliage that may encroach in the public right of way, over fences or out of yard boundaries.

Growth from all hedges, bushes, shrubbery and trees must remain inside property boundaries, per City code.

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Key City Farm Market at Baker Park on Fridays

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Fridays, the Key City Food & Farm Market is outside the William Talley Recreation Center area of Baker Park, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Produce, food trucks, products ...

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Food Security Program Earns Grant

More fresh food is planned to be available to low-income City residents because the City of Frederick’s Sustainability program has earned an $8,100 public health grant.

The money is to benefit a food growing program begun by the Frederick Food Security Network. Food and nutrition are one sector in the City’s sustainability plan.

“We’re partnering with the Food Security Network and hope to expand the great work they did la...

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

Proclaiming Juneteenth: June 19

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Today, June 19, Mayor Michael O'Connor will proclaim Juneteenth in Frederick: a day of reflection, and a moment in time taken to appreciate the African American experience.
The proclamation will occur at 3 p.m. in the Municipal Annex, 140 W. Patrick St.

Juneteenth is a reference point from which to measure the progress and contributions made by African Americans to this society; and a day that recognizes the sufferings of slavery, to acknowledge the evils of slavery and its aftermath.

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

It's Earth Day; What Might You Do?

PROCLAMATION: The City of Frederick takes action ... that preserves and promotes forestation, protects the watershed, reduces energy consumption and seeks energy sources that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and ... The City encourages residents ...

...The City encourages residents, businesses and institutions on Earth Day to celebrate the Earth and commit to building a sustainable and green economy, noting that TransIT Services of Frederick County offers free rides on connectors and shuttles for the...

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Posted on: April 19, 2019

Parking Spaces to Be Painted, Temporarily Unavailable

Beginning approximately May 1, 2019, Midlantic Marking, Inc., will be striping all parking spaces and center lines on several streets listed here.

  • Patrick Street (from East Street to US 15)
  • 9th Street (from East Street to Motter Avenue)
  • Church Street (from Bentz Street to East Street)
  • 2nd Street (from East Street to Bentz Street)
  • 3rd Street (from Bentz to East Street)
  • 4th Street (from East to Bentz Stree...
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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Arbor Day 2019

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Three awards/recognition to the City: for its tree conservation, and public education achievements. Earning the Tree City title again, 39th consecutive year (first in Maryland to earn the designation).

At the Arbor Day ceremony hosted by North Frederick Elementary School Wednesday, Mayor Michael O'Connor encouraged students to carry the mission into the future.

Thanks to sponsors FSK Lions Club, Taskers Chance and Green-Walled Garden Clubs: A new white o...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Earth Day, April 22, Free Ride on TransIT

Earth Day "to celebrate the Earth and commit to building a sustainable and green economy." - Mayor Michael O'Connor.
The City proclaimed April 22 Earth Day in Frederick, and Mayor O'Connor encourages promoting sustainability, i.e., ride mass transit ...

TransIT Services of Frederick County will provide free rides on Connector and Shuttle routes. Details are on the TransIT website.The City encourages residents, businesses and institutions on Earth Day to celebrate the Earth and commit to building a sustai...

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Posted on: April 21, 2019

Curbside Bulk Pickup Offered Free - Once Per Year

City residents may reserve a time to have DPW pickup bulk items, once a year for free, at other times for a fee.

Mayor Michael O'Connor announced that starting in January 2019, the City would offer residents the opportunity to schedule curbside bulk item pickup, for free, one time per year. To schedule a pickup or get additional information, please contact the Sanit...

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

Mayor's Fourth Friday Q&A - April 2019

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Next Fourth Friday Q&A with Mayor
7:30-9:30 a.m., April 26
Frederick Coffee Company, 100 N. East St.
The fourth Friday of each month, Mayor Michael O’Connor schedules a time for informal, one-on-one time with anyone who has something to discuss.

Walk-ins welcome, or reserved times available, by signing up online: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090A48A4AF29A6FD0-qa6

For a description of the event ….

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

Annual Hydrant Flushing Scheduled in May

The annual hydrant flushing will occur in May, and may affect the appearance, but not the safety, of the water supply.

A schedule is set for hydrant locations.

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Posted on: April 16, 2019

Permits Offered to Collect Firewood at Watershed

A pilot program will let local residents obtain a permit to collect firewood from a designated area of the City’s watershed.

In 2019, just five permits – first come, first served – will be available.

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Posted on: April 8, 2019

Planning 101: Learn How City Plans

If you’ve ever wondered how the City’s planning process works, how new developments begin, or get approved, or how to engage in the process, come find out for free in our Planning 101 Class offered at City Hall on May 11.

Our professional and friendly team will guide you through the procedures you always wanted to understand. Learn the steps, and the best times in the planning process to influence decision makers.

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Annual Drinking Water Report Issued

The City of Frederick has updated its annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) on City drinking water.

The most recent report is available for viewing and printing on-line at: http://www.cityoffrederick.com/ccr

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Fair Housing Promoted; $100K on Table in FY20 Budget

"[To] make real progress ensuring there is price-appropriate housing for all." -- Mayor Michael O'Connor

Mayor Michael O’Connor proclaims Fair Housing Month, and his proposed fiscal year 2020 budget includes new money for housing assistance.

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fund offers an opportunity to engage in a more focused conversation with ourcommunity partners about initiatives that make real progress ensuring there is
price-appropriate housing for all,” O’Connor said.

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

'Best Places to Work' Nominations Open

Nominations are open for the Frederick County Best Places to Work Awards. Any Frederick County business may be nominated by completing a four-question online nomination form.

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Phebus Avenue Becomes One Way, Westbound

Phebus Avenue is now a one-way street, westbound. Use caution in the area as motorists become accustomed to the new one way operation.

Phebus Avenue is one-way, westbound.

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

City Employees Receive Appreciation for Years of Service

Did you know how many people have worked for the City more than five, 10, 20 or 30 years?

See the list of 110 people who have celebrated work anniversaries of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 years of service with the City just since April 2018. This group was recognized publicly on March 13. Employees receive a pin and certificate for each anniversary...

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Public Hearing Schedule

The Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Public Hearing Schedule by department is published.

Each department is assigned a time at one of the scheduled hearings.

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Mayor's Fourth Friday Q&A - March 2019

Mayor OConnor

Next Fourth Friday Q&A with Mayor
7:30-9:30 a.m., March 22
Dublin Roasters 1780 N. Market St.
The fourth Friday of each month, Mayor Michael O’Connor schedules a time for informal, one-on-one time with anyone who has something to discuss.

Walk-ins welcome, or reserved times available, by signing up online: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090a48a4af29a6fd0-qa5

For a description of the event ….

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Posted on: January 30, 2019

Resources to Avoid Homelessness, Exposure to Weather

For those in danger of becoming homeless or who are, Frederick County, The City of Frederick and several nonprofit organizations administer programs that may help.

A current list of some of these government and non-government resources and their contact information is provided here as a courtesy. Information listed about non-governmental agencies may change without notice to The City, but corrections and updates wil...

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Posted on: January 28, 2019

FCAA Programs Offer Food Security

The Frederick Community Action Agency (FCAA) wants to remind
residents that it operates the following important Food and Nutrition Programs that promote food security as well as prevent hunger and malnutrition.

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Posted on: January 25, 2019

City Celebrates Inspector of Year

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The City of Frederick recognized Code Enforcement Inspector David Beers, who received the Maryland Building Officials Association Inspector of the Year Award in December 2018.


David’s cooperative work with citizens and colleagues to bring cases to resolution and his willingness to take on the most difficult work distinguish him.

Frederick News
Posted on: December 2, 2018

Curbside Bulk Pickup to Be Offered Free in 2019

Next year, you will be able to reserve free curbside bulk pickup.

Starting in January, under this new program that the Mayor announced in his 2018 State of the City address, the City will offer residents the opportunity to schedule curbside bulk item pickup, for free, one time per year.

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

Curbside Bulk Pickup to Be Offered Free in 2019

Mayor Michael O’Connor is pleased to announce that curbside bulk pickup will be offered, free, once per year to Frederick residents, starting in 2019.

Starting in January, under this new program that the Mayor announced in his 2018 State of the City address, the City will offer residents the opportunity to schedule curbside bulk item pickup, for free, one time per year.

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Airport Features Showcased for Business Aviators

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Oct. 16-18, 2018, the Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK) will exhibit at the 2018 NBAA-BACE Conference, a premier meeting place for the business aviation community.

The event brings together key aviation contacts from around the world, including current and prospective business aircraft owners, manufacturers, and customers.

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Posted on: October 8, 2018

City Scores 100 on LGBTQ Equality Index

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Mayor Michael O’Connor is pleased to announce that for the second year The City of Frederick scored 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index:

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

Tax Relief Adopted, Effective in 2019

Senior homeowners in Frederick may be eligible for tax relief beginning July 1, 2019, thanks to the ordinance adopted last year by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.

To be considered for the tax credit, residents should apply for the Maryland State Homeowner’s Tax Credit. The state will then determine if residents qualify for the City credit. If eligible, property owners will receive a credit on their property tax bil...

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

Free Summer Music Concerts: 80s Rock Cover Band Starts the Series

Celebrate Frederick has lined up all sorts of music to fill Sunday evenings this summer, starting June 9: Guys In Thin Ties, alternative, hard-driving '80s rock cover band, will start the series.

Celebrate Frederick's 2018 Summer Concert Series, features free musical performances, in the Baker Park Band Shell.

While each series performance is free to the public, the Summer Concert Series Committee encourages each guest to bring a canned food item i...

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Posted on: January 12, 2018

Mayor's Team Begins to Examine City Departments

Mayor Michael O’Connor’s transition committee has begun its mission to explore how every City department functions, how it might do more, do things differently, or should continue as is.
Newly formed workgroups begin to examine departmental functions.

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