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Cleaning up after the severe storm that swept through Frederick July 21 will take some time. For storm debris on private property, cut to less than 6 feet in length, bundle and put out for yard waste collection on your normal trash collection day.
Beginning approximately July 22, the City will be upgrading street lights on South Market Street from South Street to the intersection at Clarke Place and Madison Street.
During the first two days of work, parking spaces on both sides of the street will be closed.
Vendors, food trucks: Fridays outside the William Talley Recreation Center area of Baker Park, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A significant update to guidelines affecting the Frederick Town Historic District are now in effect.
In June, the Board of Aldermen approved the 2019 Edition of the Frederick Town Historic District Design Guidelines.
All are invited to comment on the draft Strategic Plan 2030, the vision, goals, objectives and action items. Mayor Michael O’Connor invites the public to review the draft online and comment via email to the Mayor’s Office: email@example.com.
Frederick’s history, commitment to progress, welcoming nature and proud legacy of action stood out as distinctive characteristics during the research and development of its first-ever city brand.
City residents who have water-damaged goods may find it useful to reserve a time for the Sanitation Department to pick up bulk items at the curb.
Supporting Park and Recreation Month
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 presentation.
Heavy rains have contributed to the flows and now have exceeded the Frederick Wastewater Treatment Plant’s capacity, causing overflow of wastewater, starting at about 8 a.m. today, July 8.
The National Weather Service has extended a flood warning for today. Frederick reminds the public they should be alert for areas known to flood and can help reduce flooding by clearing storm drains.
More than 5,000 storm drains capture storm water in the City, and they can quickly clog with debris.
Stay informed by following local news and the National Weather Service at www.weather.gov
Mayor Michael O'Connor officially opened the festivities at the Frederick's 4th event. Activities, food and music fill Baker Park for the day at this family friendly July 4 celebration.
On July 4 and 5, City parking meters and garages will be free for parking. The exit arm at parking decks will be up until 7 a.m. on Saturday, when hourly rates for parking will again be assessed. Starting at 7 a.m., it will cost $12 or more to exit.
The July 2 Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee meeting has been canceled.The next meeting will be Aug. 6.
On behalf of Frederick, Mayor Michael O'Connor, below left, congratulates Bonnie Swann, below right, receiving the William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award. Comptroller Peter Franchot, below center, visited City Hall July 2 to give the award.
Bonnie was quite surprised and humbled to receive the recognition, but family, friends and loved ones surrounded her and assured her she deserves the recognition she received from Frederick, the state, and Congress. /DocumentCenter/View/12907
The Rivermist Park trail is again closed to the public again to complete storm damage repairs.The public should pay attention to the signs posted in the area.
Mayor Michael O'Connor celebrated with and recognized Asbury United Methodist Church at its annual block party on June 29.
At Francis Scott Key VFW Post 11, Mayor Michael O'Connor joined state and county representatives in proclaiming RED shirt Fridays to demonstrate support for deployed members of the military.
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.
New video productions, ZBA agenda, Historic Preservation, K9s join force, more
New Channel 99 Production, “Bike to Work Day,” video recap.
July 4 Holiday, Trash Pickup Changes, Free Parking
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Frederick offices will be closed to observe the Fourth of July on Thursday and Friday, July 4 and 5. Some service and parking fee schedules will change. All 24/7 operations will operate as usual.
See changes in Parking fees, fitness center operations and trash/yard waste collection.
Mayor Michael O'Connor joined the community June 22 for the Juneteenth Freedom Fest at Mullinix Park. The City proclaimed Juneteenth on June 19: It is a day that recognizes the sufferings of slavery, to acknowledge the evils of slavery and its aftermath.
It is also a reference point from which to measure the progress and contributions made by African Americans to society.
On June 20, Mayor Michael O'Connor and Frederick Police Chief Ed Hargis recognized Officer First Class Michael McGrew and Officer First Class Joseph Constantine for completing 12 weeks of Police Canine Handler School.
Updated June 20, 2019
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.
See what has happened, what's coming up, what you can attend.
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.
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.
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
Butterfly Lane Realignment groundbreaking ceremony
June 13 Historic Preservation Commission Meeting Agenda
Proclamations ... and more, in detail
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.
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
June 10 Planning Commission Meeting Agenda
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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 ...
City residents may reserve a time to have DPW pickup bulk items, once a year for free, at other times for a fee.
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 ...
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).
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.
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
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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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.