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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Youth Encouraged to Serve in City Government

The City invites its 14- to 18-year-olds to apply through Sept. 28 to serve on the City’s new Youth Advisory Council, starting this fall.

The Youth Advisory Council’s primary goal is to expand involvement and gain insight from youth so their voices can be heard, and to address a concern about a lack of opportunities for emerging adults in the Frederick community.

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Posted on: September 18, 2018

Freecycle Roundup to Receive, Reuse Bulk Items

The next Freecycle Roundup serving The City of Frederick will be Saturday, Oct. 20, to receive and recycle the bulk items City residents no longer want to keep.

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Car-Free Days, Free Ride on TransIT

“This is such a great opportunity to be part of a growing effort to reduce automobile use and traffic." -- Mayor Michael O’Connor
The City will proclaim Sept. 21 and Sept. 22 Car-Free and Car-Lite Days.

Proclamation: Sept. 20 Mayor O’Connor will recognize TransIT Services of Frederick County, which will observe Car Free Day on Friday by providing free rides on Connector and Shuttle routes. Details are on the TransIT website.

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Posted on: September 15, 2018

'Tale of the Lion' Premiere Opens at Weinberg

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History is made Sept. 15 at the premiere "The Tale of the Lion: Our Stories, Our Voices," documentary of the lives of Frederick area African Americans. They share the memories, wit, and wisdom that have shaped their lives.

Mayor Michael O'Connor welcomed people to the event, which  he described as an opportunity to hear great stories, make history and make amends for history. Read the full text of his remarks online. https://www.cityoffrederick.com/Documen...

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Posted on: September 11, 2018

Hurricane Preparation Advised

Mayor Michael O’Connor and emergency management officials are preparing now for potential impacts from Hurricane Florence, which is approaching the East coast. They advise the public to prepare now too.

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Posted on: September 11, 2018

September 11 Tribute

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On Sept. 11, 2018, Mayor Michael O’Connor spoke of America's Community Resilience, in a 9/11 remembrance ceremony jointly sponsored by The City of Frederick, Frederick County and Fort Detrick at Winchester Hall.

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Health Dept Warns Public About Contaminated Waters

Heavy rainfall has overwhelmed sewage collection systems in some areas of Frederick County. The Frederick County Health Department (FCHD) advises the public to avoid the following waterways affected by contaminated water from sewage overflows:

  • · Little Tuscarora Creek and Tuscarora Creek in the following neighborhoods:
  •   Clover Hill III, Cloverdale, Clover Ridge, Mill Island, Willow Brook, Tuscarora Knolls, Wormans Mill, and Waterside.
  • · Carroll Creek and Culler Lak...
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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Rains Cause Wastewater Treatment Plant to Overflow

Heavy rainfall over the weekend exceeded the City of Frederick Wastewater Treatment Plant’s capacity, causing overflow of wastewater, starting at about noon on Sunday.

The overflow is occurring in front of the Wastewater Treatment Plant into Carroll Creek, immediately upstream of the Monocacy River. The State of Maryland Department of the Environment and Health Department have been notified.

Signs have been posted cautio...

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Historic District Guideline Changes Open to Comment

The public is invited to comment on the final draft of Historic District guideline amendments, affecting building rehabilitation and construction in The City of Frederick’s Historic District.

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

New Yard Waste Services to Start in October; New Leaf Policy

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Mayor Michael O’Connor is announcing that The City of Frederick will start weekly curbside pick-up of yard waste next month, adding a new service for residents and making progress toward higher environmental protection standards and public safety.

Effective Oct. 1, 2018, residents’ yard waste pick-up will occur on the same day as their currently scheduled solid waste (trash) pick-up.  This new schedule will replace the current twice-per-month schedule for yard waste collection in their loc...

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Channel 99 Works with FCPS Career Tech Interns

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On Sept. 6, Mayor Michael O’Connor thanked FCPS Career & Technology Center TV / Multimedia interns and their instructor for their work with the City's audio visual productions on Channel 99.

In a program that began last winter, six students of Adam Frank, FCPS Career & Technology Center TV / Multimedia instructor, worked on productions for Channel 99. They worked on the City’s “Fact Finding” series, which featured information on bicycle r...

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Posted on: September 6, 2018

Applicants Wanted for Planning Commission

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

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

911 Tribute on Tuesday, Bells to Ring

At noon on Sept. 11, Mayor Michael O’Connor will join County Executive Jan Gardner in a 9/11 remembrance ceremony jointly sponsored with Fort Detrick at Winchester Hall.


At 1 p.m. on Sept. 11, the Mayor encourages individuals anywhere in the City to step outdoors at that hour to ring a bell four times – once for each of the planes that were hijacked on Sept. 11, 2001.

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Mayor to Call for Closed Session of Board of Aldermen

Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a closed session on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. Mayor O’Connor will request a vote of the Board of Aldermen to convene the meeting as a closed session in the Mayor’s Office at City Hall.

 

This action is in accordance with the authority granted under the Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article §3-305(b)(1)(i) to discuss the appointment, employment, assignment, promotion, discipline, demotion, compensation, removal, ...

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Cigarette Butt Litter Prompts Action

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Did you ever wonder what happens when someone flicks a cigarette butt onto the ground? Can you imagine how many times a day it happens in Frederick? Intern Cade Patterson has the story of three people committed to cleaning up after careless smokers...

Cigarette Litter Brigade: Getting Butts Off of City Property

By Cade Patterson

Intern to the Mayor’s Office

The City of Frederick wishes to recognize three important activists for being relentless about cleaning up cigarette butts in the City. &...

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Posted on: August 28, 2018

Labor Day Holiday, Schedule Changes

In observance of Labor Day, The City of Frederick government offices will be closed on Monday. Some trash and yard waste collection and recreation center schedules will change also. All affected offices will reopen at their regular times on Tuesday.

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

Sept. 6 Meeting Agenda

The agenda for the Sept. 6 Mayor and Board of Aldermen public hearing is published.

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

Public Meetings the Week of Aug. 27

The weekly public meeting schedule has been revised to include the Maryland Department of the Environment meeting on Aug. 29 and the call for a closed session on Aug. 31.

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

Mayor to Call for Closed Session Aug. 31

Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a closed session on Friday, August 31, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. Mayor O’Connor will request a vote of the Board of Aldermen to convene the meeting as a closed session in the Mayor’s Office at City Hall.

This action is in accordance with the authority granted under the Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article §3-305(b)(1)(i) to discuss the appointment, employment, assignment, promotion, discipline, demotion, compensation, removal, r...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 24, 2018

Pollution Mitigation Plan Open to Comment

The Maryland Department of the Environment is inviting public comment on a plan to use millions of dollars of a mitigation trust, established in a consent decree with the Volkswagen Corp., to remediate air pollution.

MDE is inviting public comment on a plan to use millions of dollars of a mitigation trust established by a federal consent decree with Volkswagen.

MDE will have a listening session in Frederick, 1-3 p.m., Aug. 29, at the Municipal Annex, Room C, 140 W. Pat...

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Posted on: August 23, 2018

Aug. 22 Voting Record

The voting record from the Aug. 22 Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting is published.

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Posted on: August 22, 2018

Aug. 27 Development Review Conference Agenda

The agenda for the Development review Conference is published.

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Posted on: August 21, 2018

Regional Transportation Plans Up for Review

The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board will host a series of Open Houses to explore the long-range transportation plan, Visualize 2045.

The Open Houses will give attendees the chance to explore the draft plan and learn about the region, major projects, and analysis.  The open house closest to Frederick is 

Sept. 12:Time:4:00 - 7:00pm

Location:Upcounty Government Services C...

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Posted on: August 20, 2018

Aug. 28 Zoning Board of Appeals Agenda

The agenda for the Aug. 28 Zoning Board of Appeals hearing is published.

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Posted on: August 16, 2018

Applicants Wanted for Planning Commission

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

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Posted on: August 17, 2018

Aug. 23 Historic Preservation Commission Agenda

The agenda for the Aug. 23 Historic Preservation Commission hearing is published.

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Posted on: August 16, 2018

Public Meetings the Week of Aug. 20

The schedule of public meetings the week of Aug. 20 is published.

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Posted on: August 17, 2018

Aug. 16 Voting Record

The voting record from the Aug. 16 Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting is published.

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Posted on: August 15, 2018

US 15 Off Ramp to Open at Monocacy Blvd

On Thursday, Aug. 16, the northbound US 15 off-ramp at the US 15/Monocacy Boulevard/Christopher’s Crossing interchange will open, and several traffic patterns will change.

When the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration opens the northbound off-ramp at Monocacy Boulevard, it will permanently close the northbound US 15 left-turn crossover to Hayward Road.The MDOT SHA announcement is onlin...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

August 8 Voting Record

The voting record from the Aug. 8, 2018, Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting/workshop is published.

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Posted on: August 17, 2018

I-270 Study Comment Period Open

The comment period is open for the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration plan to improve the southern section of Interstate-270. Focus on the northern section that runs through Frederick County is proposed for a later phase.

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Posted on: August 9, 2018

Public Meetings the Week of Aug. 13

The schedule of public meetings the week of Aug. 13 is published.

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Posted on: August 9, 2018

Aug. 15 Workshop Agenda

The agenda for the Aug. 15 Mayor and Board of Aldermen workshop is published.

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Posted on: August 9, 2018

I-270 Study Open for Comment

The comment period is open for the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration plan to improve the southern section of Interstate-270. Focus on the northern section that runs through Frederick County is proposed for a later phase.

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

County Announces Opening of Roundabout

The Frederick County Office of Transportation Engineering announced Aug. 8, 2018, that the intersection of Yellow Springs Road and Christophers Crossing roundabout is now open to traffic.

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Mayor’s Fourth Friday Q&A: Sept. 28

7:30-9:30 a.m., Sept. 28
Fourth Friday Q&A with Mayor O'Connor
Sept. 28
7:30-9:30 a.m.
At Dublin Roasters, 1780 N. Market St.

Talk to the mayor about anything you like! Walk-ins welcome, or sign up online to reserve time: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090a48a4af29a6fd0-qa1 

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Aug. 2 Voting Record

The voting record from the Aug. 2 Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting is published.

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Aug. 9 Historic Preservation Commission Agenda

The agenda for the Aug. 9 Historic Preservation Commission meeting is published.

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Aug. 16 Meeting Agenda

The agenda for the Aug. 16 Mayor and Board of Aldermen business meeting is published.

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

CDBG Grant Applicants Invited to Meet Early

The City of Frederick Department of Planning/Community Development Division will begin taking pre-application meetings with interested applicants to discuss projects and activities eligible for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding.

The purpose of the meeting will be to give applicants substantial time to prepare their scope of work, determine project costs and obtain all other necessary supporting documentation in order to submit their application for the upcoming Annual Action Plan...

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

Change in Sign Regulations Explained

A newly enacted ordinance changes what types and locations of signs are allowed.

A copy of the complete ordinance is available on the City’s website  at https://tinyurl.com/y9bpj8rg. A summary of the contents is published. For additional information, please contact the Planning Department at 301-600-1499.

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Survey Open: Public Art for Traffic Circle

Nonprofit groups East Frederick Rising and The Rotary Club of Frederick are conducting a survey to seek feedback on a potential public art project. The public is encouraged to participate.

East Frederick Rising and The Rotary Club of Frederick are conducting a survey to seek feedback on a potential public art project which they are considering pursuing. The proposed location of the project would be the existing traffic circle on East Street...

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

Public Meetings the Week of Aug. 6

The schedule of public meetings the week of Aug. 6 is published.

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Tax Relief Adopted, Effective in 2019

Senior homeowners in Frederick may be eligible for tax relief beginning July 1, 2019, thanks to a recently adopted ordinance.

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 proper...

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Posted on: August 29, 2018

Youth Encouraged to Serve in City Government

The City invites its 14- to 18-year-olds to apply through Sept. 28 to serve on the City’s new Youth Advisory Council, starting this fall.

Aldermen unanimously voted to create the council to increase participation by young people in City decisions. The council will consist of 18 total members, 13 voting and five non-voting. City residents ages 14 to 18 will make up the voting members.The You...

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Aug. 8 Meeting Agenda

The agenda for the Aug. 8, 2018, meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen is published.

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Posted on: July 27, 2018

Youth Invited to Serve in City Government

The deadline has been extended to apply to serve on the City’s new Youth Advisory Council, starting this fall. The City invites its 14- to 18-year-olds to apply through Sept. 28.

Aldermen unanimously voted to create the council to increase participation by young people in City decisions. The council will consist of 18 total members, 13 voting and five non-voting. City residents ages 14 to 18 will make up the voting members.The You...

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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: July 25, 2018

National Report Praises Frederick’s Arts Culture

The National Center for Arts Research report spotlighted the Frederick Arts and Entertainment District and commended the City's vibrant, artistic scene.
“Arts and culture also play a vital role in a city’s livability and its social cohesion. ”

The NCAR report found: “In the Frederick Arts and
Entertainment District you will find the Delaplaine Arts Center, Griffin ArtCenter, Weinberg Center for the Arts, the annual Frederick Festival of the Arts
and a vibrant independent artist sc...

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Posted on: July 22, 2018

Updated: Public Meetings the Week of July 30

A revised schedule of public meetings the week of July 30 is published.

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Posted on: July 26, 2018

Aug. 1 Workshop Agenda Is Published

The Aug. 1 Mayor and Board workshop agenda is published.

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Posted on: July 25, 2018

New Location for Interactive Map of Road Closures

To better inform citizens about existing and planned road closures, The City of Frederick is now posting those details on the Maryland Department of Transportation road closure map.

Users will see a bigger picture of regional road closures. The MDOT interactive map, similar to what was previously housed on the City website, enables users to click on a scheduled or ongoing closure for details.

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Mayor Selects Executive Assistant

Mayor Michael O’Connor has selected Gayon Sampson to be the mayor’s executive assistant.
A Tuscarora High School graduate, Sampson has experience working in federal, state and local government offices.

“Gayon brings a deep affection for the City, government experience, knowledge of Frederick’s past, along with a keen desire to see the City reach its greater potential,” O’Connor said.  

Sampson will begin i...

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Survey Open: Public Art for Traffic Circle

Nonprofit groups East Frederick Rising and The Rotary Club of Frederick are conducting a survey to seek feedback on a potential public art project. The public is encouraged to participate.

East Frederick Rising and The Rotary Club of Frederick are conducting a survey to seek feedback on a potential public art project which they are considering pursuing. The proposed location of the project would be the existing traffic circle on East Street...

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Posted on: July 3, 2018

July 9 Planning Commission

The July 9 Planning Commission Public Hearing agenda is published.

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Posted on: July 3, 2018

July 11 Meeting & Workshop Agenda

The July 11 Mayor and Board of Aldermen workshop and meeting agenda is published.

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Posted on: June 22, 2018

Revised: Agenda for July 5 Mayor and Board of Aldermen Meeting

The Agenda for the July 5 Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting has been revised to include an additional Item (XI. 4).

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Posted on: June 22, 2018

June 21 Voting Record

The voting record from the June 21 Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting is published.

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Posted on: June 21, 2018

Public Meetings the Week of June 25

The schedule of public meetings the week of June 25 is published.

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Posted on: June 20, 2018

June 27 Mayor and Board of Aldermen Meeting Agenda

The June 27 meeting agenda is published.

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

Healthy City Honors

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Healthy City Honors
For healthy living initiatives, The City of Frederick was promoted to a platinum level HEAL leader during the Maryland Municipal League Summer Conference on June 12.

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Posted on: June 14, 2018

Public Meetings the Week of June 18

The schedule for public meetings the week of June 18 is published.

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Posted on: June 14, 2018

June 20 Workshop Agenda

The June 20 Mayor and Board of Aldermen workshop agenda is published.

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Posted on: June 7, 2018

Revised: Public Meetings the Week of June 11

A revised schedule of public meetings for the week of June 11 is published

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Posted on: May 31, 2018

June 6 Agenda

The agenda for the June 6 Mayor and Board of Aldermen workshop is published. The meeting will be at the Municipal Annex, 140 W. Patrick St., not at City Hall.

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Posted on: June 1, 2018

Public Meetings the Week of June 4

The schedule of public meetings the week of June 4 is published.

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Chase Eder's Essay 'If I Were Mayor' Earns Honors

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Congratulations to Chase Eder, District 6 winner in the Maryland Municipal League's "If I Were a Mayor, I Would ..." competition.

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Posted on: May 24, 2018

Public Meetings the Week of May 28

The schedule of public meetings the week of May 28 is published.

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

Youth Invited to Apply for Place on City Council

Frederick youth are invited to be a force within City government. The Board of Aldermen voted to create a Youth Advisory Council for 14- to 18-year olds.

The council, promoted by Alderman Roger Wilson, will consist of 18 total members, 13 voting and five non-voting. Each member will be appointed by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. City residents ages 14 to 18 will make up the voting members. 

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Opportunity to Serve on Boards Commissions

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen rely on numerous citizen boards and commissions in a planning and advisory capacity. You may fill out an application at any time, to be considered when there is an opening on one of them.


http://www.cityoffrederick.com/FormCenter/Mayors-Office-30/Commission-Vacancy-Application-88

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Key City Food, Farm Market Coming Fridays

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The Key City Food & Farm Market is a new weekly event starting this spring.

 

The market will run from May 4 to Oct. 26. The Food & Farm Market will feature food trucks and locally sourced goods at the William Talley Recreation Center area of Baker Park, every Friday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; food trucks until 2 p.m...

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Frederick News
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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Posted on: December 20, 2017

Race/Walk Sponsors Have New Rules for Events

The City of Frederick made some changes to its parade/walk/race permit process that are effective immediately.
A complete list is published online: http://www.cityoffrederick.com/1054/Parades-Walks-Races.

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

Monocacy Boulevard Information

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For the latest information about the Monocacy Boulevard project, visit the project's page on the City website.

The Monocacy Boulevard project and the effects of the road closure are a top priority. City engineers, the mayor and police are continuously evaluating potential modifications to traffic controls to improve movement along alternate routes.  

The C...

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

The City has added pickleball lines to the tennis courts at:

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The City has added pickleball lines to the tennis courts at: Amber Meadows, Max Kehne, and Monocacy Village Parks.

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Monocacy Blvd. to Close for Major Redesign, Bridge Work

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The project to realign and widen Monocacy Boulevard will soon involve closing much of the road for about 18 months to replace a bridge over the Monocacy River and install four new lanes for through traffic.

The City is giving as much notice as possible and is aware of the inconvenience it will cause to traffic that normally uses Monocacy Boulevard between the City’s downtown and Md. 26.

Monocacy Boulevard will be closed between Gas House Pike and Sc...

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