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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Ongoing Topics of Interest

Upcoming agendas

See what's coming up soon at public meetings


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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Monocacy Boulevard Construction Update

Exceptionally wet weather has affected the Monocacy Boulevard project timeline. The reopening of Monocacy Boulevard between Gas House Pike and Schifferstadt Boulevard/East Church Street is now estimated to occur in late summer of 2019.

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Art Commission Seeks Applicants

The City of Frederick is currently seeking interested persons to fill a vacancy on the Public Art Commission.

Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and a recent resume to Pam Stocksdale, Mayor’s Office manager, 101 N. Court St., Frederick, MD 21701, or email pstocksdale@cityoffrederick.com by 4 p.m. on May 30, 2019

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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 21, 2019

Memorial Day: Schedule Changes & Free Parking

The City of Frederick offices will be closed Monday, May 27, 2019, in observance of Memorial Day. Some service schedules change, and parking will be free.

 

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

May 18-19 Garden Tour Features Finest Flora

See gardens, shop at markets: The Green-walled Garden Club and Celebrate Frederick, Inc. are excited to include a Garden Market as part of the 2019 Beyond the Garden Gates Garden Tour on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 1 – 5 p.m.

The 2019 Beyond the Garden Gates Garden tour will highlight a variety of gardens, from elegant and formal to casual and whimsical, in downtown Frederick and Baker Park.  The tour will include 11 gardens. Tickets are available for purchase online ...

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Posted on: May 15, 2019

Proclaiming Bike and Walk to School Month

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Recognizing that the lives of hundreds of children could be saved each year if communities make bicycle and pedestrian safety a priority; and
a lack of physical activity plays a leading role in rising rates of health problems among children.

BTWD BWSM Bronze children 5-15-19

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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

Budget Wins International Honor

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The Fiscal Year 2019 budget prepared by Budget Director Katie Barkdoll has won the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

This is the ninth consecutive year that Barkdoll and the City’s budget have earned the association’s distinction.

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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

Proclaiming Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month

Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month acknowledges the richness of our dynamic, multicultural society and encourages reflection upon the contributions Asians and Pacific Islanders have made to our nation and society.

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Proclaiming Preservation Month

Preservation Month celebrates the role of history in our lives and the contributions made by dedicated individuals in helping to preserve the tangible aspects of the heritage that have shaped us as a people.

Historic preservation is a tool for managing growth and sustainable development, revitalizing neighborhoods, fostering local pride and maintaining community character, while enhancing livability. Thoughtful and dedicated preservation has established Frede...

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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: 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 1, 2019

Celebrating Sister City Schifferstadt

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Proclaiming May 4 as Schifferstadt Day:
On May 4, at Grace United Church of Christ in Frederick, the Sister Cities Association will celebrate Maifest and the bond that has existed between Schifferstadt Germany and Frederick since 1758.

Since 1995, our city has annually proclaimed Schifferstadt Day; and Mayor Michael O’Connor proclaimed May 4, Schifferstadt Day in The City of Frederick, and invites people to acquaint themselves with our sister city and the cultural influences t...

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Stroke Awareness Month

Proclaiming May Stroke Awareness Month: The City and Frederick Regional Health Care System recognize that stroke is a leading cause of death and serious long-term disability. Knowing the BE FAST signs can save lives.

Early treatment is the key to reducing death and disability from stroke; when it comes to stroke, it is important to BE FAST call 911. Any one of these sudden signs could mean a stroke. Balance changes, Eyesight changes, Facial drooping, Arm weakness, Spe...

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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 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 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 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 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 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 12, 2019

Mayor's Fourth Friday Q&A - April 2019

Mayor OConnor

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 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.

 “The
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: February 14, 2019

Budget Hearing Dates Scheduled

The Board of Aldermen approved a schedule for seven public hearings for discussion of The City of Frederick’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget.

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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.

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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: 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: July 27, 2018

'Best Places to Work' Honored

Frederick area businesses were recognized at the Annual Best Places to Work awards program July 26.
Two of the five major category winners are in The City of Frederick.

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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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