News Flash

Posted on: January 28, 2020

Changes to Street Sweeping and Parking Restriction Schedules

Streets impacted include S. Carroll, East 8th, East 9th, N. Court, and Chapel Alley.

The City of Frederick Street Maintenance Department will be implementing changes to the parking restriction schedule for street sweeping in certain areas. The expected impact on parking is minimal as only one side of the street will be closed at a time. T...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 27, 2020

Tree Frederick Program Now Accepting Orders

The Tree Frederick Program, which began in 2018, is accepting orders for its 2020 program beginning Monday, January 27, 2020.

To increase the tree canopy in The City of Frederick, the Sustainability Department has launched its 2020 Tree Frederick Program. The program offers a 50/50 cost share for trees for City residents. Sales are open January 27, 2020, through February 21, 202...

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Posted on: January 26, 2020

Mayor Calls for Closed Session of the Board of Aldermen

The Closed Session is scheduled for Wednesday, January 29, 2020, immediately following the Mayor and Board of Aldermen Workshop.

Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a Closed Session on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, immediately following the Mayor and Board of Aldermen Workshop. Mayor O’Connor will request a vote of the Aldermen to convene the meeting as a Closed...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 18, 2019

Proposed Charter Amendment

The Board of Aldermen will hold a public hearing to consider a proposed resolution to amend Article VI of the Charter of the City of Frederick.

The Board of Aldermen will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 6, 2020 in the boardroom at City Hall to consider a proposed resolution to amend Article VI of the Charter of the City of Frederick by revising §§2-C and...

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Proposed Resolution Frederick News
Posted on: January 24, 2020

Frederick Police Chief Hargis Announces Retirement

Chief Edward Hargis will retire in late February 2020.

Chief of Police Edward Hargis is announcing his retirement after four and a half years with the Frederick Police Department and a 38-year career in public safety. His final day will be February 21, 2020.

During his tenure as Chief of the Frederick Police D...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 23, 2020

Spring 2020 Field User Registration is Now Open

Registration to use sports fields at The City of Frederick Parks and Recreation sites is now open.

Registration to use sports fields at The City of Frederick Parks and Recreation sites is now open. Application packets are due by February 28, 2020.

The City of Frederick’s Department of Parks & Recreation has approximately 57 athletic fields...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 23, 2020

Roundabout at Poole Jones Road & Walter Martz Road to Open Friday, January 24, 2020

The roundabout, which is part of the Christopher’s Crossing roadway construction project, will open around 5 PM tomorrow.

The roundabout portion of the Christopher’s Crossing (Sanner) roadway construction project, which connects Poole Jones Road and Walter Martz Road, is scheduled to open to traffic at approximately 5 PM on Friday, January 24, 2020.

C. William Hetze...

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

Planning Commission Special Workshop Schedule Announced for the 2020 Comprehensive Plan

Planning Commission will hold special workshops to garner additional public feedback

The City of Frederick Planning Commission will hold three special workshops over the next several weeks to continue the drafting of the 2020 Comprehensive Plan. The plan, which is being informed by public input from two questionnaires and stakeholder and ...

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Posted on: December 31, 2019

City sells property to the Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs for $1

The Hayward Road property will become an emergency family shelter.

With a continued focus on serving emerging community needs, The City of Frederick and the Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs closed on the sale of a City-owned property located at 7516 Hayward Road on Monday, December 23, 2019, at a sale price ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 28, 2019

Dropoff and Recycle your Christmas Tree

City program offers residents the opportunity to drop off their Christmas trees for recycling now through January 31, 2020.

The City of Frederick Live Christmas Tree Drop Off and Recycling program began on December 26, 2019 and will continue through January 31, 2020. The drop off points will be:

  • Harry Grove Stadium lower parking lot
  • Husky Park Yard 2 on Highland Street
  • Tasker's C...
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Frederick News
Posted on: December 24, 2019

Historic Preservation Commission Hearing Date Changed

Take note of the January hearing adjustment

The Historic Preservation Commission hearing regularly scheduled for January 23, 2020 has been rescheduled for January 30, 2020. For full information regarding this meeting and the work of the Historic Preservation Commission, please visit https://www.cit...

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Posted on: December 19, 2019

City’s First Strategic Plan Adopted

CommUNITY 2030 frames the vision for the City’s next ten years

At tonight’s Mayor and Board of Alderman Public Hearing, the Board of Alderman approved a resolution to adopt the City’s first strategic plan. The plan, known as CommUNITY 2030, was developed by the Mayor’s office with the si...

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Resolution Summary and Strategic Plan Frederick News
Posted on: December 13, 2019

Frederick Community Action Agency Acting Director Appointed

Janet Jones, FCAA’s Assistant Director of Medical Services, will serve as Acting Director.

On behalf of the City of Frederick, Mayor Michael O’Connor is pleased to announce Janet Jones as the Acting Director of the Frederick Community Action Agency (FCAA). 

Janet began her tenure with the FCAA as a Clinic Outreach Worker in 19...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 12, 2019

Monocacy Boulevard Open to Vehicles

The Monocacy Boulevard Project nears completion and will allow vehicles and bicycles beginning today, December 12, 2019.

After many months of anticipation, The City of Frederick is thankful for the community’s patience and is pleased to announce the opening of Monocacy Boulevard between Schifferstadt Boulevard and Gas House Pike as of Thursday, December 12, 2019, ...

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

Former Mayor Paul Gordon dies at 92

Flags to fly at half-staff through out the City

The City of Frederick is saddened to hear of the death of Former Mayor, Paul Gordon, and expresses our most sincere condolences to Mayor Gordon’s wife Rita, his family, friends and the many lives he touched during his tenure as an elected offici...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 5, 2019

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Dec. 14, Santa Fun Run

There will be a running event Saturday, December 14, 2019 along the Monocacy 5k route. Please be advised that temporary delays can be expected for rolling lane closures between 10 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

More information about the event is available from the YMCA here

Run route attached

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

Watershed Gate Closure

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The City of Frederick has closed and locked the gates on Fishing Creek Road at its junctions with Gambrill Park Road and Hamburg Road to protect critical habitat.

Press release

Frederick News
Posted on: November 27, 2019

Press Conference Announcing City's 275th Anniversary

Press conference to be held on Monday, December 2nd, 2019 at 2:00PM in the City Hall Boardroom announcing the City’s upcoming 275th Anniversary

Full release here

Frederick News
Posted on: November 21, 2019

New City Website and Email Address Launch

The City of Frederick announces new website and email address launch.

Full media release

Frederick News
Posted on: November 18, 2019

City Announces New Communications Manager

Ashley Waters

The City of Frederick is pleased to announce the hiring of Ashley Waters as the City’s new Communications Manager.

FREDERICK, MD – November 18, 2019:  The City of Frederick is pleased to announce the hiring of Ashley Waters as the City’s new Communications Manager. The Communications Manager is a redesigned role for the City of Frederick t...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 18, 2019

I-270 Pre-NEPA Upcoming Public Workshops

Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) invites the public to learn more at a series of upcoming workshops

Upcoming Workshops:

  1. Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 6:30PM-8:30PM | Urbana Fire Dept Banquet Hall | 3602 Urbana Pike, Frederick MD, 21704
  2. Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 6:30PM-8:30PM | Activity Center at Bohrer Park | 506 South Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg MD,...
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Posted on: November 13, 2019

Frederick Police Department Accreditation Public Hearing

On Monday, November 18, 2019 a team of assessors from by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc.

Frederick Police Department Accreditation Public Hearing and Public Call-In Session

On Monday, November 18, 2019 a team of assessors from by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc., (CALEA®) will arrive in Frederick for an...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Lawn Fertilizer Blackout Dates

Lawn fertilizer blackout dates will be in effect beginning on November 16, 2019 through February 29, 2020.

Lawn fertilizer blackout dates will be in effect beginning on November 16, 2019 through February 29, 2020 as authorized by Maryland’s Lawn Fertilizer Law.

Nitrogen and phosphorus are the key nutrients found in most lawn fertilizers and are a thre...

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 21, 2019

Prescribed Burn Scheduled in City Watershed

A prescribed burn is scheduled to restore a stand of pitch pine that is about 90 years old, at the end of its life span in the city watershed property off Gambrill Park Road between October 28 and November 8, 2019.

See full release here

Frederick News
Posted on: October 14, 2019

Mayor O'Connor calls for Closed Session

Mayor Michael O'Connor has requested a Closed Session on Wednesday, Oct 16

Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a Closed Session on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 immediately following the Mayor and Board of Aldermen Workshop. Mayor O’Connor will request a vote of the Aldermen to convene the meeting as a Closed ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 10, 2019

Mandatory Orientation to Apply for FY 2021 Community Promotion Grants

All nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organizations considering applying for a City grant must attend an orientation at 11 a.m. on Oct. 24 in the City Hall Boardroom.

Any nonprofit, 501(c)(3), organization that is considering applying for a grant from the City must attend a workshop at 11 a.m. Oct. 24 in the City Hall boardroom to learn about the application process.

  • Applications will be available immediately following ...
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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: October 2, 2019

Traffic Advisory - Road Closure

Extended Closure of Walter Martz Road at Christopher’s Crossing.

As part of ongoing construction to extend Christopher’s Crossing between Walter Martz Road/Poole Jones Rd and Crestone Dr, The City of Frederick will be closing Walter Martz Road at Christopher’s Crossing in order to complete construct...

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 24, 2019

City's 2020 Comprehensive Plan Update

City’s Division of Planning now accepting requests to consider the reclassification of land use for individual properties.

The Division of Planning is currently accepting requests to consider the reclassification of land use for individual properties during the 2020 Comprehensive Plan update. 

All interested property owners or their agents must complete the applicatio...

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Frederick News
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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