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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Join National Efforts to Support the Frederick Keys and Minor League Baseball

A petition is underway, along with a Mayor’s Taskforce, to garner support to save minor league baseball.

Baseball—fireworks, hot dogs, green grass, the roar of the crowd— is a pastime that many have enjoyed for decades and hope to enjoy for years to come. This is especially true in the Frederick community, home of the Frederick Keys, an A...

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Sign the Petition Frederick News
Posted on: February 25, 2020

Additional Comprehensive Plan Workshops Announced

Planning Commission will hold two additional workshops to garner public feedback on the Comprehensive Plan.

The City of Frederick Planning Commission will hold two additional special workshops over the next several weeks to continue the drafting of the 2020 Comprehensive Plan. The plan, which has been informed by public input from two questionnaires, stakeholde...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 25, 2020

Parks and Recreation to Launch New and Improved Registration System

Webtrac will replace SportsMan as a more user- and mobile-friendly software.

The City of Frederick’s Parks and Recreation Department will soon launch a new registration system to better serve the Frederick community. Webtrac, the new system, is scheduled to replace SportsMan, the current registration platform, on March 2...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 24, 2020

Sewer Main Rehabilitation Begins in the City

Contractor AM Liner East will be completing the work under the supervision of the City's Sewer Department

The City of Frederick has recently hired contractor AM Liner East to perform sewer lining services, which will include the cleaning and rehabilitation of the City’s sewer main linings. The work is now underway and is expected to continue for sev...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 20, 2020

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 2/20/2020

At the February 20, 2020, Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting, the Board approved the following items:

  • A resolution to amend the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Annual Action Plan. During the current grant year, the CDBG has received higher...
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Frederick News
Posted on: February 18, 2020

YouthWORKS! Summer Jobs Program Expands

More City youth will get the chance to work and earn a paycheck this summer thanks to an expanded Frederick YouthWORKS! Summer Jobs Program.  The City of Frederick Mayor, Michael O’Connor, and Frederick County Executive, Jan Gardner, ha...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 18, 2020

City Sustainability Manager Receives Award

Jenny Willoughby named Land Manager of the Year by MORE

Congratulations to The City of Frederick’s Sustainability Manager, Jenny Willoughby, who was recently named Land Manager of the Year by MORE, The Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts. Jenny was recognized for her long-term work with MORE on the Fre...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Citizens Needed for Commission and Board Vacancies

The City of Frederick is currently seeking interested persons to fill vacancies on the following City Boards and Commissions. The following positions, which are volunteer roles, are available:

-    Building Code of Appeals

-  &...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: February 12, 2020

City Employee Service Milestones: 2019

Join The City of Frederick in acknowledging and celebrating the service milestones of City employees.

At tonight’s Mayor and Board of Aldermen Workshop, City employees recently* celebrating years of service spanning five years to 30 years will be recognized and celebrated. The City of Frederick thanks our employees for their dedication and commi...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 11, 2020

Mayor O’Connor to Deliver State of the City Address on February 24, 2020

Mayor O’Connor will share recent City accomplishments and forthcoming actions and initiatives.

Mayor Michael O’Connor will deliver the State of the City Address on Monday, February 24, 2020, and invites the community to attend. Mayor O’Connor will discuss the City’s recent accomplishments and share upcoming actions and...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: February 7, 2020

Board of Aldermen Approve New City Department and Role to Increase Human Services &Housing Services

The Department of Housing and Human Services, and its Director, will oversee FCAA, CDBG, and other community services.

The City of Frederick Charter and Position Schedule were amended last night at the Mayor & Board of Aldermen meeting.  The Board of Aldermen approved Mayor Michael O’Connor’s vision for a new Department of Housing and Huma...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 2/6/2020

At the February 6, 2020 Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting, the Board approved the following items:

• An Ordinance to revise the FY 20 position schedule to create a new Case Manager position in the Frederick Community Action Agency, funded...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 4, 2020

Mayor to Request Charter Changes; Share New Vision for FCAA

Mayor O’Connor will present at Thursday’s Public Meeting for Board of Aldermen approval.

The work of the Frederick Community Action Agency (FCAA) has provided food, shelter, medical care, housing, and other forms of assistance since 1968. As the needs of the Frederick community have evolved, The City of Frederick acknowledges that its governm...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: January 30, 2020

Willow Brook Garden Plot Renewal Applications Now Available

Renewal applications are due by February 28, 2020.

Renewal registration for Community Garden Plots at Willow Brook for 2020 is now open. Renewal applications must be received by February 28th.  Any resulting vacancies will be advertised and opened to the general public. Plots are available only t...

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More information... Frederick News
Posted on: January 30, 2020

First Energy Begins City Tree Pruning

Work will continue now through March 2020

The City of Frederick has recently been notified of regularly scheduled vegetation management by First Energy. First Energy has hired line-clearance contractor NG Gilbert to perform the tree pruning work. The work is expected to continue through March 202...

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