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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.
Vendors, food trucks: Fridays outside the William Talley Recreation Center area of Baker Park, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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
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.
Flag Day 2019Flag 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...
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.
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...
The agenda is published for the June 19 meeting between the Frederick County Council and Frederick Mayor and Board of Aldermen.
See what has happened, what's coming up, what you can attend.
Butterfly Lane Realignment groundbreaking ceremony
June 13 Historic Preservation Commission Meeting Agenda
Proclamations ... and more, in detail
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.
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...
Proclaiming June Immigrant Heritage Month
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.
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...
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...
“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...
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.
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.
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.
June 10 Planning Commission Meeting Agenda
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.
May 14, the League of American Bicyclists recognized The City of Frederick with a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community award, joining 475 communities across the country in building better places for people to bike.
Achievement Points to Progress in ‘Sustainability, Livability’
The announcement recognizes Frederick as one of 39 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Communities that are transforming the transportation landscape, focused on livability me...
The 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.
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 ...
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...
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.
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...
Beginning approximately May 1, 2019, Midlantic Marking, Inc., will be striping all parking spaces and center lines on several streets listed here.
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...
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...
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...
Next Fourth Friday Q&A with Mayor7:30-9:30 a.m., April 26Frederick Coffee Company, 100 N. East St.The fourth Friday of each month, Mayor Michael O’Connor schedules a time for informal, one-on-one time with anyone who has something to discuss.
Walk-ins welcome, or reserved times available, by signing up online: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090A48A4AF29A6FD0-qa6
For a description of the event ….
The annual hydrant flushing will occur in May, and may affect the appearance, but not the safety, of the water supply.
A schedule is set for hydrant locations.
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.
If you’ve ever wondered how the City’s planning process works, how new developments begin, or get approved, or how to engage in the process, come find out for free in our Planning 101 Class offered at City Hall on May 11.
Our professional and
friendly team will guide you through the procedures you always wanted to
understand. Learn the steps, and the best times in the planning process to
influence decision makers.
The City of Frederick has updated its annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) on City drinking water.
The most recent report is available for viewing and printing on-line at: http://www.cityoffrederick.com/ccr
"[To] make real progress ensuring there is price-appropriate housing for all." -- Mayor Michael O'Connor
Mayor Michael O’Connor proclaims Fair Housing Month, and his proposed fiscal year 2020 budget includes new money for housing assistance.
“Thefund offers an opportunity to engage in a more focused conversation with ourcommunity partners about initiatives that make real progress ensuring there isprice-appropriate housing for all,” O’Connor said.
Nominations are open for the Frederick County Best Places to Work Awards. Any Frederick County business may be nominated by completing a four-question online nomination form.
Phebus Avenue is now a one-way street, westbound. Use caution in the area as motorists become accustomed to the new one way operation.
Phebus Avenue is one-way, westbound.
Did you know how many people have worked for the City more than five, 10, 20 or 30 years?
See the list of 110 people who have celebrated work anniversaries of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 years of service with the City just since April 2018. This group was recognized publicly on March 13. Employees receive a pin and certificate for each anniversary...
The Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Public Hearing Schedule by department is published.
Each department is assigned a time at one of the scheduled hearings.
Next Fourth Friday Q&A with Mayor7:30-9:30 a.m., March 22Dublin Roasters 1780 N. Market St.The fourth Friday of each month, Mayor Michael O’Connor schedules a time for informal, one-on-one time with anyone who has something to discuss.
Walk-ins welcome, or reserved times available, by signing up online:
For those in danger of becoming homeless or who are, Frederick County, The City of Frederick and several nonprofit organizations administer programs that may help.
A current list of some of these government and non-government resources and their contact information is provided here as a courtesy. Information listed about non-governmental agencies may change without notice to The City, but corrections and updates wil...
The Frederick Community Action Agency (FCAA) wants to remindresidents that it operates the following important Food and Nutrition Programs that promote food security as well as prevent hunger and malnutrition.
The City of Frederick recognized Code Enforcement Inspector David Beers, who received the Maryland Building Officials Association Inspector of the Year Award in December 2018.
David’s cooperative work with citizens and colleagues to bring cases to resolution and his willingness to take on the most difficult work distinguish him.
Next year, you will be able to reserve free curbside bulk pickup.
Starting in January, under this new program that the Mayor announced in his 2018 State of the City address, the City will offer residents the opportunity to schedule curbside bulk item pickup, for free, one time per year.
Mayor Michael O’Connor is pleased to announce that curbside bulk pickup will be offered, free, once per year to Frederick residents, starting in 2019.
Oct. 16-18, 2018, the Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK) will exhibit at the 2018 NBAA-BACE Conference, a premier meeting place for the business aviation community.
The event brings together key aviation contacts from around the world, including current and prospective business aircraft owners, manufacturers, and customers.
Mayor Michael O’Connor is pleased to announce that for the second year The City of Frederick scored 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index:
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...
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...
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.