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Posted on: August 14, 2019

Construction Scheduled at Court Street Parking Deck

Starting Monday, construction work will cause changes in the operations at the Court Street Parking Deck.
The garage will be open while work is done, but no vehicles will be able to park on the west side of the second level.

During the construction, the entire second level on the west side will be a construction area and traffic lane. Please pay attention to the signage and the barriers in the garage, stay alert and drive slowly through this construction area.

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

How Do You Get into Local Government?

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United Way of Frederick County brings young people to City Hall during Summer Serve Leadership Week to find out what serving in government is like.

They find out what it takes to serve. Mayor Michael O’Connor describes his path to citizen service. This year, the Mayor, Alderman Roger Wilson, County Councilman Jerry Donald and State Delegate Ken Kerr shared their experience as elected offici...

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

Weinberg Earns Major State Grant, Recognized for Success

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The Weinberg Center receives a $158,908 grant for “outstanding service to Maryland’s arts community” from the Maryland State Arts Council.
When did you last check out what's on at the Weinberg Center?

Do you know about the artistic, cultural, entertaining activities available to you at the Weinberg Center for the Arts? 

Don't let a great show pass you by: https://weinbergcenter.org/

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

Thank you for your service!

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City of Frederick employees with five to 30 years of service recently received recognition from the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.

Twenty-one employees were recognized during a recent workshop.

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

Public Input Wanted on Comprehensive Plan

Are you interested in what will be built in Frederick the next 20 years?
You’ll want to be involved in the 2020 Comprehensive Plan update:
The plan will guide the City’s growth and development for the next 10 to 20 years.

How can you get involved? 

Respond to the questionnaire: 2020 Comprehensive Plan Questionnaire

(https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020compplan)

Comment on the interactive mapping tool: 2020 Comprehensive Plan Interactive Map Questionnaire  (ht...

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

Aug. 16, City Offices Close Early for City Employee Picnic

City offices will close at 11 a.m. on Aug. 16, for an employee appreciation picnic.
Need to pay a bill? You can come to the payment windows until 10:30 a.m., or drop off a payment at the side entrance.

The Parking Department payment window will close at 11:30 a.m. and reopen at 1:30 p.m.

Payment processing windows at City Hall and the Municipal Annex will close for the day at 10:30 a.m. to allow processing of the day’s payments. If you need to drop off a...

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

Mayor to Call for Closed Session of Board of Aldermen

Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a closed session of the Board of Aldermen on Aug. 15, 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 the Mayor’s Office at City Hall.

 

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Rivermist Park Trail Reopened

The Rivermist Park trail is open again for the public to enjoy, now that storm damage has been repaired.

 

Frederick News
Posted on: August 1, 2019

'Best Places to Work' Honored

2019 Best Places to Work All category winners

Local 'Best Places to Work' have work-life balance and fun!
“I congratulate, and appreciate, that two of the five major category winners are based in The City of Frederick.” -- Mayor Michael O’Connor

Several Frederick area businesses were recognized at the Annual Best Places to Work awards program at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center in Frederick, Maryland, on July 30.  More than 100 nominations were submitted, and five companies st...

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

City Earns Certification for Quality of Life, Conservation Efforts

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See the U.S. Green Building Council announcement that Frederick's water and natural resource conservation, historic preservation, and other achievements, earned the USGBC’s LEED for Cities certification.

The USGBC awards certification is based on a commitment to sustainable growth and progress, measured in standards of energy and resource conservation, transportation initiatives and quality of life. Watch the announcement here: http://frederick.granicus.c...

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Posted on: July 30, 2019

Key City Farm Market at Baker Park on Fridays

Key City Food and Farm Market 2019

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: July 29, 2019

City Branding to Include Seal as Logo

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Mayor Michael O’Connor has heard the passionate response to the City’s new branding initiative. Based on the feedback, the Mayor has determined the city will not be using the logo component of the branding.

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Posted on: July 22, 2019

Storm Clean-up Guidance & Damage Prevention

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.

Utility Wires: If you notice downed wires entangled with trees or tree limbs, do not touch. Contact Potomac Edison, 1-888-LIGHTSS, to report the issue.

City crews will be working over the next several days to clean up from the storm, and we remind...

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

Street Light Upgrade on Market Street Scheduled

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.

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Posted on: July 18, 2019

New Guidelines in Effect for Historic District

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.

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

Key City 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: July 11, 2019

Curbside Service Can Haul Bulk Items

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.

“The once-per-year free service that we started this year may be particularly helpful,” said Mayor Michael O’Connor.

To reserve a time for curbside collection, contact the Sanitation Department at 301-600-1377 or online: &...

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Posted on: July 10, 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 presentation.

The plan has evolved based on input from the community, and collaboration among City staff and Mayor Michael O’Connor.

The Strategic Plan will guide improvements to the City over the next 10 years. The plan will be used to direct budgeting, set p...

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Posted on: July 8, 2019

Heavy Rains Cause Wastewater Overflow

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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 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 will be notified.

Signs caution the public to avo...

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Posted on: July 8, 2019

Flood Warning Extended

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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

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Posted on: July 4, 2019

Frederick's 4th: Family Fun at Baker Park

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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.

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Posted on: July 3, 2019

July 4 Holiday: Free Parking, Till Saturday Morning

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.

Anyone still in garages after 7 a.m. on Saturday will owe a minimum of $12 to exit the garages, and the fee could be higher, depending on the time the vehicle entered the garage.

See other schedule changes in fitness center operations and trash/ya...

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Posted on: July 2, 2019

State, City Honor Bonnie Swann for Helping People

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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

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Posted on: June 28, 2019

Proclaiming RED Shirt Fridays

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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.

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 29, 2019

Celebrating Asbury UMC Contributions

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Mayor Michael O'Connor celebrated with and recognized Asbury United Methodist Church at its annual block party on June 29.

 

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 24, 2019

Agenda Topics, Recent News

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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Posted on: June 27, 2019

2030 Strategic Plan Update: Open House July 16

Aerial City

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 24, 2019

July 4 Holiday, Schedule Changes & Free Parking

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.

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Posted on: June 22, 2019

New K9 Partners, Handler Honors

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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.

Officer McGrew and his partner Breaker, and Officer Constantine and his partner Chase are now certified with the North American Police Work Dog Association. Both dogs are certified for drug odor detection and general patrol work. Frederick recognizes the ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 20, 2019

Summary of Recent Events, Agenda Topics, News

Updated June 20, 2019

New Channel 99 Production, “Preserve This – Mill Pond House,” local history you didn’t know you didn’t know

2030 Strategic Plan Update Open House: July 16, come check it out, and join the story!

Frederick na...

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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 20, 2019

Key City Food and Farm Market at Baker Park on Fridays

Key City Food and Farm Market 2019

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 19, 2019

Summary of Recent Events, Agenda Topics, News

See what has happened, what's coming up, what you can attend.

Frederick named a “perfect place for young professionals”

Proclaiming Juneteenth: June 19: a day of reflection, and a moment in time taken to appreciate the African American experience.

Bicycle Safety Videofrom the State Highway Office

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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

Aerial City

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 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 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: July 1, 2019

Rivermist Park Trail Closed for Repairs

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.

The park was opened for the weekend, but will remain closed while repairs are completed, probably a couple of weeks.

The path leads from the boat ramp, located at 1801 Monocacy Blvd., alongside the Monocacy River, behind the Dearbought community, to Castle...

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Frederick News
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 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: 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 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

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.

 “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: 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: 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: 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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