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Posted on: November 27, 2020

Mayor and Board of Aldermen to Hold Special Workshops for 2020 Comprehensive Plan

Review of the draft 2020 Comprehensive Plan will continue in December and January with special workshops with the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. The public is encouraged to join the discussion as the Comprehensive Plan nears its final iteration. 

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 27, 2020

Additional 275th Merchandise Pop Up Shops Announced for December

The City of Frederick is celebrating its 275th Anniversary this year. While the City has canceled many of the planned celebratory events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor O'Connor and The City of Frederick thanks the community for being part of Frederic...

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Posted on: November 25, 2020

Himes Avenue Roundabout Opens as Final Phase of Butterfly Lane Realignment

The final phase of the Butterfly Lane Realignment project was completed today, resulting in the opening of the Himes Avenue roundabout and connection to Contender Way. Drivers may now use all roadways in the area and should remain alert due to new traffic...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 25, 2020

City Signs Lease with African American Resources-Cultural Heritage Society (AARCH)

With a continued focus on recognizing the City's history, heritage, and story, The City of Frederick and the African American Resources-Cultural Heritage Society (AARCH) signed a lease agreement for use of a City-owned property...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Thanksgiving Observance: Temporary & Holiday Season Service Schedule Changes

The City of Frederick’s office facilities will be closed on Thursday, November 26, 2020, and Friday, November 27, 2020, to observe Thanksgiving. Some service schedules will change. Additionally, the holiday season brings additional service chang...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 11/19/2020

At the November 19, 2020 Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting, the Board approved the following items: 

  • A lease with Potomac Edison for property located at 9450 Gambrill Park Road, Lot #1. The City entered into a lease with Potomac Edison in...
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Frederick News
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Mayoral Briefing Recording - November 17, 2020

View the 11/17/2020 Mayoral Briefing. English and Spanish script copies are offered below. 

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Good Morning. 

It is truly unimaginable that we are here in November. Still trying to combat t...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 17, 2020

Police Chief Search Committee Requests Closed Session

Chairperson Teresa Bean has requested a Closed Session of The City of Frederick Police Chief External Search Committee on Thursday, November 19, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. Ms. Bean will request a vote of the Committee to convene in Closed Session at Aircraft Owne...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 17, 2020

Updated Date/Time: Mayor O'Connor to Hold Public Briefing

Due to the now scheduled update from Governor Hogan at 2PM today, Mayor O’Connor will brief the City tomorrow, Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at 10AM regarding the impacts of COVID-19 on City operations and the community. The public briefing will...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 17, 2020

Mayor O'Connor to Hold Public Briefing to Address Pandemic Trends and Resources

Mayor O’Connor will brief the City today, Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 2 PM regarding the impacts of COVID-19 on City operations and the community. The public briefing will be broadcasted on Channel 99, streamed on Channel 99 Online, and strea...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 13, 2020

County Board of Health Institutes New Health Regulations - Includes The City of Frederick

Last evening, the Frederick County Board of Health instituted new health regulations in response to rising COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations. The regulations apply to all residents, businesses, organizations, and visitors in The City of Frederick...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Community Action Health Center to Hold Flu Vaccination Clinics

The Frederick Community Action Agency Health Center will hold free on-site seasonal flu vaccination clinics for health center patients on the following dates from 2PM-4PM by appointment: 

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2020
  • Tuesday, November 17, 2020
  • Tuesday...
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Frederick News
Posted on: November 9, 2020

Arbor Day Foundation Names Frederick a Tree City USA

The City of Frederick is excited to announce it has been named a 2020 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in recognition of its commitment to effective urban forest management.  The City of Frederick holds the honor of being the longest-run...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Applicants Needed for Planning, Zoning, Bicycle/Pedestrian and Other Boards/Commissions

The City of Frederick is currently seeking interested persons to fill vacancies on several boards and commissions. These positions are critical to the work and progress of the City. 

Current vacancies include: 

  • Excessive Use of Police Serv...
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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Department of Housing and Human Services to hold annual Turkey Distribution

The Frederick Community Action Agency in the Department of Housing and Human Services is kicking off the holiday season with its annual Thanksgiving Turkey distribution on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, in the parking lot of the Harry Grove Stadium (21 Stadi...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 4, 2020

Veterans Day Observance: City Services & Schedule Changes

The City of Frederick’s facilities will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, to observe Veterans Day. Some service schedules will change. 

Parking

  • No payment is required at City garages and meters on Wednesday, November 11, 2020.

Res...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 3, 2020

City Launches Third Round of Microgrant Program with Eligibility for Newer Businesses

The City of Frederick Department of Economic Development (DED) announces the launch of Round Three of the COVID-19 Back In Business Conditional Microgrant Program. The microgrant program, which utilizes funds from Federal CARES Act through the St...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 2, 2020

Deadline Extended for Community Survey - Chief of Police Hiring

The Search Committee for the next Frederick Police Department Chief of Police has extended the deadline for the community survey. Community members now have until November 6, 2020.

Take the survey at frederickmd.gov/chiefsearch. Available in Engli...

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Last Weekend of Market Street Closure for Dining; City to Install Parklets for Restaurants

For the past several months, the City has been closing the two blocks of Market Street between Patrick and 2nd Street for outdoor dining as part of the Pop Up Dining program.  This weekend, Friday 10/30 to Sunday 11/1, marks the last wee...

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 29, 2020

Election Day Observance: City Services & Schedule Changes

The City of Frederick’s facilities will be closed on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, to observe Election Day.  Some service schedules will change. 

Parking

  • No payment is required is at City garages and meters on Tuesday, November 3, 2...
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Frederick News
Posted on: October 27, 2020

City to Celebrate Opening of FDK Runway Extension with Virtual Grand Opening

The City of Frederick is excited to announce the opening of the Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK) Runway Extension tomorrow, October 28, 2020, with a grand opening event at 11 AM. The ceremony, due to COVID-19, will be streamed virtually for the community...
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Frederick News
Posted on: October 23, 2020

275th Merchandise Pop Up Shop Announced for October 31st

The City of Frederick is celebrating its 275th Anniversary this year. While the City has canceled many of the planned celebratory events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor O'Connor and The City of Frederick thanks the community for being part of...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: October 28, 2020

Planning Commission to Consider Draft 2020 Comprehensive Plan

The Planning Commission is scheduled to consider the Draft 2020 Comprehensive Plan on November 9th, 2020, to make a recommendation to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. To view the meeting, visit cityoffrederickmd.gov/publicmeetings for options. The draft p...

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 20, 2020

FPD Search Committee Asks for Community Feedback & Engagement

A letter from the External Search Committee to The City of Frederick.

Dear Members of the Frederick Community: 

As the search for Frederick’s next Chief of Police continues, Mayor O’Connor has tasked the External Search Committee with developing a comprehensive plan to garner public feedback. To ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Mayor Calls for Closed Session of the Board of Aldermen

Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a Closed Session on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. Mayor O’Connor will request a vote of the Aldermen to convene virtually in  Closed Session.  

This action is in accordanc...

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 10/15/2020

At the October 15, 2020 Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting, the Board approved the following items:

  • A contract with HMF Paving Contractors for the City’s paving repair program. This contract is for the repair of streets as needed. As such, there is...
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Frederick News
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Additional 7th Street Test Pitting to be Completed Next Week

Beginning October 12, 2020, additional test pitting and final preparations for the 7th Street water main project will begin. Work is scheduled along 7th Street from Max Kehne Park to North Market Street and will result in temporary lane and sidewalk closu...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Join Parks and Recreation for Howl'oween in Baker Park - A Pet Costume Contest

Join The City's Parks and Recreation Department on Saturday, October 31, 2020, for Howl'oween in Baker Park - a Pet Costume Contest

Time: 11:30AM - 1:30PM; Parade and judging begins at 12:00PMLocation: Baker Park Bandshell

Prize...

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Sign Up Frederick News
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Boards and Commissions Call for Applicants to Fill Vacancies

The City of Frederick is currently seeking interested persons to fill vacancies on several boards and commissions. These positions are critical to the work and progress of the City. 

Current vacancies include: 

  • Ethics Commission
  • Excessive U...
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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: October 8, 2020

City Opens Second Round of Microgrant Program with Adjusted Criteria

The City of Frederick Department of Economic Development’s Back In Business Conditional Grant Program has re-opened its application portal with expanded eligibility requirements.

The City of Frederick Department of Economic Development announces the launch of Round Two of the COVID-19 Back In Business Conditional Microgrant Program. The microgrant program, which utilizes funds from Federal CARES Act through the State of Maryland a...

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Foodbank Now Offering Appointments Via Online Signup

To ensure the safety of all guests, the Frederick Community Action Agency Foodbank is now accepting appointments for the foodbank via an online scheduler.  Anyone who wishes to visit the foodbank to receive food should visit frederickmd.gov/foodb...

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

City Launches Adopt-A-Road Program

The City of Frederick is excited to announce the launch of an Adopt-a-Road program beginning this Fall. The program, which has been requested by community groups and citizens in recent times, provides a way for the community to show their City pride and h...

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 5, 2020

FPD to Hold Coffee with a Cop on Friday, October 9

The Frederick Police Department invites the community to join them for National "Coffee with a Cop" Day on Friday, October 9, 2020, at Starbucks - 899 West 7th Street location. The event will be held outdoors from 8AM-10AM. All attendees are ask...

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 10/01/2020

At the October 1, 2020 Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting, the Board approved the following items:

  • An ordinance to rezone a 12.74 portion of 515 South Market Street (Mt. Olivet Cemetery) to apply the Institutional (IST) floating zone, replacing the...
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Frederick News
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Construction to Begin on Culler Memorial Fountain

The renovation of the Culler Memorial Fountain, located at Baker Park near the Carillon, will begin on Monday, October 5, 2020.  Fountain Craft Manufacturing will be performing the renovation, which is estimated to take 16 weeks. 

This de...

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Youth Advisory Council Looking for Input from City Youth/Teens

The City of Frederick Youth Advisory Council (YAC) advises City officials and staff on policies, programs, and issues relating to youth in the community. To continue its work, the YAC is soliciting feedback from City youth/teens regarding future projects,...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: October 1, 2020

City to Offer Freecycle Roundup to Receive and Reuse Bulk Items

The City of Frederick Department of Public Works will host its next Freecycle Roundup on Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 8 AM to 2 PM to receive and recycle bulk items City residents no longer want to keep. 

The Freecycle Roundup is an opportunity...

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Police Chief Search Committee to Host Public Meeting

The Police Chief Search Committee will host a public meeting tomorrow, Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 11:30AM to discuss the next steps in the selection process and invites the public to join virtually. 

The following agenda items will be discussed:...

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Grossman Announces Retirement from Frederick Police Department

Acting Chief of Police, Patrick Grossman, announced his retirement today after serving the Frederick Police Department for 23 years. His last day will be October 30, 2020. 

During his service, Grossman has served the residents of Frederick with co...

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 23, 2020

New City-Based Business Microgrant Program Launches Today

The City of Frederick Department of Economic Development is offering a new conditional grant program utilizing funds from the Federal CARES Act to assist local small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

The City of Frederick Department of Economic Development announces the launch of a new grant program for local small businesses opening today. The COVID-19 Back In Business Conditional Microgrant Program is designed to financially assist City-based small ...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Special Workshop Scheduled to Continue Discussions of the Draft 2020 Comprehensive Plan

The Planning Commission will continue its discussions of the Draft 2020 Comprehensive Plan on Monday, September 28, 2020, at 6 PM. The community is encouraged to participate and to view the latest draft.

How to view: 

  • Cable: Channel 99
  • Streaming: Ch...
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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 09/17/2020

At the September 17, 2020 Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting, the Board approved the following items:

  • An ordinance for the disposition of real property located at 213 Bishops Glen Drive. This property was purchased by the City using US Department o...
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Frederick News
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Search for Next Chief of Police Begins

The City of Frederick is excited to announce the opening of its search for Chief of Police of the Frederick Police Department today, September 14, 2020. The job posting is available for application and will remain open for thirty (30) days.

To support the ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Sewer Main Rehabilitation Work Moves to Amber Meadows, Heather Ridge and Carroll Parkway

The next portion of sewer rehabilitation work in The City of Frederick will start on Monday, September 14, 2020, in the Amber Meadows, Heather Ridge, and Carroll Parkway communities. The work is expected to be completed within the week.

In February, The Ci...

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 10, 2020

City Names Director of Housing and Human Services

Mayor Michael O’Connor is pleased to announce the appointment of Ramenta Cottrell as Frederick’s first Director of Housing and Human Services. Cottrell’s appointment was approved by the Board of Aldermen during a closed sessi...

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Mayor O'Connor Notes Election Day as an Administrative Holiday for The City of Frederick

Mayor Michael O’Connor announced today that all City of Frederick employees will be granted an administrative holiday for Election Day 2020 to ensure all have an opportunity to exercise their right to vote.

“Voting is a fundamental righ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Mayor O’Connor to Hold Briefing Thursday Afternoon

Mayor Michael O’Connor will hold a public briefing tomorrow, Thursday, September 10, 2020, at 5 PM to provide an update on the City’s Department of Housing and Human Services.

The briefing will be available for live viewing on Channel 9...

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Mayor Calls for Closed Session of the Board of Aldermen

Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a Closed Session on Thursday, September 10, 2020, at 3:30 p.m. Mayor O’Connor will request a vote of the Aldermen to convene the meeting as a Closed Session in the boardroom at City Hall.

This action...

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 09/03/2020

At the September 3, 2020 Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting, the Board approved the following items:

  • An agreement with Downtown Frederick Partnership for the donation of public art to be installed at Carroll Creek Linear Park. Downtown Frederick Pa...
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Frederick News
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Labor Day Observance: City Services & Schedule Changes

The City of Frederick’s facilities will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2020, to observe Labor Day, and some service schedules will change.

Parking

  • No payment required is at City garages and meters on Monday, September 7, 2020.

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Community Action Health Center Receives Quality Improvement Award from HRSA

The City’s Department of Housing and Human Services is pleased to recognize its Community Action Health Center for its Health Center Quality Leader Award from The United States Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The Health Cent...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 10, 2020

Utility Assistance Program Now Accepting Applications

Beginning August 3, 2020, The Frederick Community Action Agency’s Office of Home Energy Programs (OHEP) began administering Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) CARES funding to assist Frederick City residents with utility emergencies due to...

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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 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 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