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Posted on: February 20, 2019

Lifting Snow Emergency

The Snow Emergency will be lifted in the City, at 4 p.m. today.

Vehicles that were parked in City of Frederick garages during this emergency will be given until 8 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, to move at no charge ...

Vehicles that were parked in City of Frederick garages during this emergency will be given until 8 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, to move at no charge, at which time the decks will resume normal operations.
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Posted on: February 20, 2019

NEW DATE: Mayor to Call for Closed Session

Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested rescheduling a closed session from Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at 2 p.m. to Thursday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m., combining it with another scheduled closed session.

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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Posted on: February 20, 2019

Feb. 20: City Offices Closed

Because of ongoing and predicted inclement weather, Mayor Michael O’Connor has announced that the City of Frederick offices will not open today. All public meetings for scheduled for today will be rescheduled.

Announcements about any change in City operations will be posted on Channel 99; on the City’s emergency line, 301-600-1300; on the website; and on social media: Facebook, Twitter and Nextdoor.

The Frederick Community Action Agency Soup Kitchen and Day Shel...

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

Snow Emergency Feb. 19

Mayor Michael O'Connor has declared a Snow Emergency beginning at 10 p.m. tonight, Feb. 19. Vehicles must be moved from Snow Emergency Routes by midnight. Free parking available.

For this snow emergency,
beginning at 10 p.m., City parking garages will be open for free and willremain free for the duration of the snow emergency. 

City
government offices will open on a delay, at 10 a.m. A reevaluation will occurat 7 a.m...

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

Feb. 21, Mayor to Call for Closed Session of Board of Aldermen

Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a closed session on Feb. 21, 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.

This action is in accordance with the authority granted under the Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article §3-305(b)(3) to consider the acquisition of real property for a public purpose and matters directly related to the acquisitio...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 19, 2019

Proposed Charter Amendment

The Board of Aldermen will have a public hearing at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 in the boardroom at City Hall to consider a proposed resolution to amend Article VI of the Charter of the City of Frederick.

The Board of Aldermen will have a public hearing at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 to consider a proposed resolution to amend Article VI of the Charter of the City of Frederick by revising § 2-B, for the purpose of removing certain responsibilities from the ...

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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: February 7, 2019

Fourth Friday Q&A with Mayor

The next Fourth Friday informal question and answer session with Mayor Michael O’Connor, one-on-one, is scheduled for Feb. 22 at Mountain View Diner.
The restaurant address is 1300 W. Patrick St., and the session will run 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.

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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 29, 2019

Mayor to Call for Closed Session of Board of Aldermen

Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a closed session on Feb. 6, 2019, at 3 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: 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 28, 2019

Feb. 6 Workshop Time Moved to 7 p.m.

The time for the Mayor and Board of Aldermen Wednesday workshop on Feb. 6 will be 7 p.m. instead of 3 p.m. The adequate public facilities ordinance is one of the agenda items.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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 26, 2018

Complete Text of Mayor's State of the City Address

The complete text of Mayor Michael O'Connor's 2018 State of the City address features hyperlinks to referenced programs and accomplishments. You can view the address on the website, Facebook, YouTube and Channel 99.

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Special Public Meeting Nov. 19

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen will have a special public meeting at 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 19 in the City Hall boardroom.

The agenda is posted on the City website: https://tinyurl.com/ybp29zqx.For further information, contact Phyllis Hane, legislative clerk, 301-600-2575, phane@cityoffrederick.com.

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

City Opening on Time, Liberal Leave

Mayor Michael O’Connor has announced that the City of Frederick offices will open on time, Friday, Nov. 16, with liberal leave policy in effect.

Frederick News
Posted on: November 15, 2018

Snow Plowing Begins; Use App to Track Progrss

City of Frederick crews have begun to plow streets. The iSpires Snow App will update users about snow removal progress. For further information about snow removal operations, you may contact Public Works at 301-600-1440.

Find the Snow App here:
http://spires.cityoffrederick.com/gis/snowremoval

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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: November 14, 2018

New Service Unveiled in Mayor's State of the City Address

Mayor Michael O'Connor announces a new service and outlines accomplishments and goals in his 2018 State of the City address. You can find the address on the website, Facebook, YouTube and Channel 99.

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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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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 10, 2018

FEMA's Updated Flood Maps Open to Comment

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has presented a new Flood Insurance Rate Map and Flood Insurance Study report for public review and comment.

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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:

https://bit.ly/2RyFLcC

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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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