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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 20, 2019

SOME City sports fields closed Sunday April 21, 2019.

SOME City sports fields closed Sunday April 21, 2019.  Closed fields are: Baker Room 3 Tball, Walnut Ridge rugby, and Riverwalk baseball fields are closed tomorrow, Sunday April 21, 2019.  

Sports Field Closures
Posted on: April 19, 2019

Tornado & Flash Flood Watch Issued

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch in addition to the previously announced flash flood watch for the Frederick area. For more information, please monitor local news media or visit http://www.weather.gov/lwx

The City of Frederick appreciates the public's help preventing flooding by clearing storm drains. Debris that clogs drains contributes to flooding.

Also, be alert for known high water areas.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action ...

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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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Frederick News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: May 4-5 Frederick Running Festival

The popular Frederick Running Festival in the City May 4 and 5 will feature a half marathon on May 5 that will affect some traffic patterns. See the route and details ...

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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 17, 2019

City Offices to Have Break April 25 for Wellness Fair

Part of the day on April 25, City offices will be closed to allow employees to participate in the Health and Wellness Fair. Hours are as follows:

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 25, all City offices (with exceptions below)  will be closed, and the Municipal Annex, 140 W. Patrick Street, will be closed from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Police Department, the William Talley Recreation Center and ...

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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.

Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: April 15, 2019

Everyone Can Join Bike to Work Day - Registration Open

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Be one or support those who leave the car behind for a day; join the Frederick group, with Mayor Michael O'Connor; from Hood College, downtown and around; pedal to work; and/or take your bike on the MARC commuter train ….

(You don't have to pedal to your job to participate.)

Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: April 12, 2019

Saturday, April 20: Freecycle Recyling Roundup Accepts Bulk Items

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April 20 is the date of the next Freecycle Roundup: City residents may drop off items for reuse, recycling or disposal at the Public Works facility, 111 Airport Drive East.

The Freecycle Roundup, where residents may drop off bulk items and reusable goods, will operate 8 a.m.-2 p.m, at the Public Works facility, 111 Airport Drive East.

Before you load up anything, make sure you have proof of address and your items are on the o...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
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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Additional Info... Frederick News
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.

Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: April 10, 2019

Have You Taken the Water Conservation Challenge?

Mayor Michael O’Connor joins mayors across the country in encouraging water customers to conserve, reduce pollution and enter for prizes by taking the “My Water Pledge” during the month of April.

"I hope Frederick’s residents will take the challenge.” -- Mayor Michael O’Connor

Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: April 10, 2019

Green Neighbor Festival to Feature Ideas, Answers

The Green Neighbor Festival May 4 will be at Culler Lake in Baker Park, with "green" vendors, local foods, and activities promoting sustainable living practices and businesses in Frederick County, Md.

Leading up to the festival, a whole week of related activities is also being planned on the Hood College campus.

Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: April 9, 2019

Bike to Work Day Registration Open

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Leave the car behind for a day; join the Frederick group, with Mayor Michael O'Connor; from Hood College, downtown and around; pedal to work; and/or take your bike on the MARC commuter train ….

(You don't have to pedal to your job to participate.)

Additional Info... Frederick News
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.

Additional Info... Frederick News
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

Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: April 5, 2019

April = Water Conservation Month, Up for the Challenge?

Mayor Michael O’Connor joins mayors across the country in encouraging water customers to conserve, reduce pollution and enter for prizes by taking the “My Water Pledge” during the month of April.

"I hope Frederick’s residents will take the challenge.” -- Mayor Michael O’Connor

Additional Info... Frederick News
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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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: April 1, 2019

Public Comment Welcome During FY20 Budget Hearings

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen will hear presentations from all City departments concerning the proposed FY20 budget. Hearings start today with the Police Department.

Public comment is welcome at any of the meetings and online: http://www.cityoffrederick.com/FormCenter/Budget-Feedback-8/FY18-Budget-Feedback-Form-41

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Additional Info... Frederick News
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.

Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: March 30, 2019

Tonight: Find Out What Archeologists Have Found

You're invited to learn about archeological finds and investigations in the City at the next Digging Local presentation.
At 6 p.m. on April 9, at the C. Burr Artz Library, Community Room, archeologists will highlight several local archeological studies.

No reservations are required to attend this free event, hosted by the City of Frederick Historic Preservation Commission, celebrating April as Archeology Month in Maryland. Find updates on the HPC Facebook page, and for more information, call 301-600-1499...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
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.

Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: March 27, 2019

Angleberger Fields are closed until further notice. We will re-evaluate and post April 30 2019.

Angleberger Fields are closed indefinitely.  We will re-evaluate and re-post April 30, 2019.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Sports Field Closures
Posted on: March 20, 2019

Historic District Guidelines Ready for Review

The final draft of the 2019 Frederick Town Historic District Design Guidelines is scheduled for a public workshop and is available for public review online.

Community input is strongly encouraged. Please submit comments and questions to FTHDGuidelines@cityoffrederick.com or call 301-600-1499.

Additional Info... Frederick News
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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Additional Info... Frederick News
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.

Additional Info... Frederick News
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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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: February 27, 2019

Feedback Welcome on APFO

The City welcomes public feedback as the Board of Aldermen are reviewing the adequate public facilities ordinance (APFO), which determines what improvements are needed to ensure that the public facilities that serve new development are adequate.

The Board of Aldermen is in the process of reviewing this City ordinance. Public opinion about the APFO is welcome at several workshops and online.

Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: February 26, 2019

Special Workshop 7 p.m. March 18 on APFO

A special Mayor and Board of Aldermen public workshop has been scheduled Monday, March 18, to review work on the City’s Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO).

The Board of Aldermen is in the process of reviewing this City ordinance, which determines what improvements are needed to ensure that the public facilities that serve new development are adequate.

 Public opinion about the APFO is welcome at seve...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
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.

Additional Info... Frederick News
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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Additional Info... Frederick News
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.

Additional Info... Frederick News
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.

Frederick News
Posted on: January 24, 2019

Tax Break Offered for Some Historic Property Work

Restoration and preservation work on designated historic properties in The City of Frederick is potentially eligible for a property tax discount.

Applications for the City Historic Preservation Property Tax Credit are due on April 1, 2019.

Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: January 23, 2019

Assistance for Furloughed Federal Employees

If you are a federal employee affected by the government furlough and are having difficulties paying your City of Frederick water bill, call the Finance Department at 301-600-1421 to see what arrangements can be made until the shutdown is over.

Additional Info... Frederick News
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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Additional Info... Frederick News
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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Additional Info... Frederick News
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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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: November 6, 2018

October 2018: Monocacy Boulevard Update

In October, the Maryland State Highway Administration completed several phases of work in and around Monocacy Boulevard and U.S. 15. For the latest information about the Monocacy Boulevard project, visit the project's page on the City website.

The City will have updates and alerts as appropriate about alternate routes posted on our website, on the page dedicated to the Monocacy Boulevard Project and linked to our home page, www.cityoffrederick.com.

As always, contact us to report concerns or ask...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
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.

Additional Info... Frederick News
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:

https://bit.ly/2RyFLcC

Additional Info... Frederick News
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.

Additional Info... 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.

Additional Info... Frederick News
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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