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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Sign Up for Text Alerts as Events Return to the City

As events return to The City of Frederick this Spring/Summer with COVID-19 precautions in place, the City is launching a text-in option to receive up-to-date notifications on road closures, major event updates and changes, and other event updates that imp...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Downtown Frederick Partnership & The City of Frederick Announce Downtown Streetscape Study

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During the last year of the pandemic, Frederick has reimagined the use of many public areas to support the recovery and vitality of businesses and residents' quality of life. As the City continues its recovery and looks towards its continued growth, The C...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Sophie and Madigan's Playground Ribbon Cutting Scheduled for Tuesday (4/20) Afternoon

In partnership, Sophie and Madigan's Playground and The City of Frederick will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 2 PM to celebrate the official opening of Sophie and Madigan's Playground. The community is invit...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 4/15/2021

At the April 15, 2021 Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting, the Board approved the following items:

    A three-year agreement with Continental Pools, LLC. This agreement will provide daily operations and staffing...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 12, 2021

REMINDER: Spring Freecycle Event this Saturday

The City of Frederick Department of Public Works will host its next Freecycle Roundup on Saturday, April 17, 2021, 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: April 6, 2021

A Statement from Mayor O'Connor on Today's Shooting

A statement from Mayor Michael O'Connor on today's shooting --

The Frederick community is in shock today as an incident of gun violence we see far too often in other communities has happened here. We are thinking of the victims, their fa...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 6, 2021

The City of Frederick Joins Capital Area Solar Co-op

On April 1, 2021, the nonprofit group Solar United Neighbors (SUN) announced the launch of the Capital Area Solar Co-op to help residents and businesses go solar. The City of Frederick is proud to share that it is a partner of this new co-op. 

Thi...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Mayor Calls for Closed Session of the Board of Aldermen

Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a Closed Session on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.  Mayor O’Connor will request a vote of the Aldermen to convene virtually in Closed Session.       &n...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Mayor Submits Request to Congressional Committees on Appropriations

Mayor O'Connor has submitted a request to the Senate and House Committees on Appropriations to support funding for several community projects. The US Senate and House of Representatives solicited Frederick's funding priorities in early M...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Nominations Open for 2021 Frederick County Best Places to Work Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2021 Frederick County Best Places to Work Awards!  Share with us why your Frederick company should be crowned for its efforts to be a great place to work. We spend hours with our work families - we want to know wh...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Rolling Road Closures Scheduled on Schifferstadt Blvd on April 5

Due to filming activity, motorists and pedestrians may experience rolling road/lane closures on Schifferstadt Blvd (from N. Market Street to Monocacy Blvd) on Monday, April 5th between 5:30AM - 3:30PM.  The road/lane closures will be blo...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 4/1/2021

At the April 1, 2021 Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting, the Board approved the following items:

    A memorandum of understanding with Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) concerning a School Resource Officer...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Mayor O'Connor Presents Proposed FY22 Budget

Mayor Michael O'Connor is proud to present his proposed budget for The City of Frederick's Fiscal Year 2022 today, April 1, 2021. This budget, which is now open for public feedback and discussion, is presented with COVID-19 still ever-present in our commu...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Water Main Break - Opossumtown Pike

The City's Water Department is responding to an emergency water main repair in the 1600 block of Opossumtown Pike. Water service will be disrupted to local businesses. The left-hand lane will be closed to inbound traffic. Information will be upda...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Parks Master Plan Meeting Follow Up: Live Feed Interruption and Options for Comments

During this evening's Parks and Recreation Master Plan Public Meeting, City Hall experienced an internet outage causing disruption to the online feed for Channel 99. The cable feed experienced a short break while staff worked to troubleshoot the ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Work Begins on Parks and Recreation Master Plan

The City of Frederick knows that parks and recreation programming are essential! These spaces provide much to the community, especially for Frederick's youth. To ensure that the community's parks and programming grow along with the City,...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: March 25, 2021

City to Recognize Earth Hour on March 27th

The City of Frederick will turn out the lights at City Hall and City Hall Park on Saturday, March 27, 2021, from 8:30PM-9:30PM to celebrate Earth Hour. The hour is a symbolic lights-out event hosted around the globe to show support for environmental initi...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Findings from Disparity Study to be Shared at Wednesday’s Workshop

City consultant, Griffin and Strong, will release the findings of its study of the City’s procurement practices tomorrow at the Mayor and Board of Aldermen workshop (3PM, March 24, 2021). The study, which began in February 2020, was initiated to...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 3/18/2021

At the March 18, 2021 Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting, the Board approved the following items: 

  • An ordinance to amend Section 310 of the Land Management Code as it pertains to Mixed-Use Conditional Uses. Conditional uses differ from use...
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Frederick News
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Upcoming Water and Traffic Disruption on East Street

On Tuesday, March 23, 2021, The City of Frederick’s Water Department will be repairing valves in the water main on portions of N East St and E 8th St. This will result in the temporary disruption of water services between the hours of 7:00 am and 3:00 pm ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 17, 2021

All NAC Planning Presentation rescheduled for March 29

The City of Frederick's monthly All NAC Planning Presentation for March has been rescheduled for March 29, 2021 at 6 p.m. Originally scheduled for Monday, March 15th, the meeting was postponed due to a worldwide Microsoft Teams outage.&a...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 17, 2021

Listen. Engage. Represent. City Boards and Commissions Looking for Volunteers

Listen, engage, and represent! Serve Frederick as a member of one of our many boards & commissions. 

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 15, 2021

All NAC Planning Presentation to be Rescheduled

Due to a Microsoft Teams outage, the All-NAC Planning and Development Presentation scheduled for tonight will need to be rescheduled. We will share an update on when these projects will be showcased tomorrow. 
Thank you for your ...
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Frederick News
Posted on: March 15, 2021

Upcoming Water and Traffic Disruption in Shab Row Area

On Tuesday, March 16, 2021, the City's Water Department will be repairing water valves in the Shab Row area.   Residents and businesses on E 2nd St and N East St will experience temporary water disruption. During the repair, the...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 12, 2021

City Chooses Green Power and Joins EPA Partnership

The City of Frederick is proud to announce that we have recently joined the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership. The City is using about 23 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, which is enough g...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Spring Freecycle Event Set for April 17th

The City of Frederick Department of Public Works will host its next Freecycle Roundup on Saturday, April 17, 2021, 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: March 5, 2021

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 3/4/2020

At the March 4, 2021 Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting, the Board approved the following items:

    A memorandum of understanding with Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD)to continue the School Resource Officer P...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 2, 2021

Roadwork Planned for 1600 Block of Rosemont Avenue

On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, the Sewer Department will be repairing sewer infrastructure along the 1600 block of Rosemont Avenue. The westbound lanes of Rosemont Avenue will be shifted left into one lane. Work will begin at 7AM and is expected to last mos...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Parks and Rec to Resume Parade/Walk/Race Permit Application Review

Beginning today, the Parks and Recreation Department will resume its parade/walk/race permit application review process for events with no more than 250 attendees/participants for activities starting April 1, 2021, or later. Applications will only be cons...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 1, 2021

eComment Expands To Give Constituents More Opportunities to Share Feedback

For the last several months, The City of Frederick has been piloting an "eComment" public feedback option for select public meetings. The goal of the eComment pilot was to offer more flexible opportunities for constituents to provide comments, e...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Spring 2021 City Sports Fields/Courts Online Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for 2021 Spring Field/Court use (including elementary and middle school fields within the City). Apply at https://www.cityoffrederickmd.gov/1462/Covid-19-Field-and-Court-Permit-Process  - preferably by March 15th...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Submit Your Tree Frederick Application - Deadline Approaching!

The deadline is nearing for Tree Frederick applications! City residents are reminded to submit an application by Sunday, February 28, 2021, for this year's program. 

Tree Frederick helps homeowners purchase containerized trees through a 5...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Mayor to Hold Public Briefing Today at 2:30PM

Mayor Michael O’Connor will hold a public briefing this afternoon, Friday, February 19, 2021, at 2:30 PM to provide an update on the hiring of the City's next Chief of Police. 

The briefing will be available for live viewing on Channel 99 (TV and ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Snow Emergency Declaration Has Ended; Please Continue to Use Caution

The Snow Emergency is no longer in effect. Please continue to use caution as roads and sidewalks may be slick. 

Updates will continue to be shared at cityoffrederickmd.gov/snow.

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Delayed Opening for City Facilities - Friday, 2/19

The City of Frederick offices/facilities (including Talley Recreation Fitness Center) will open at 10:00 AM tomorrow, Friday, February 19th.  Liberal leave is in effect for non-essential employees.
The Snow Emergency remains in effect at this time...
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Frederick News
Posted on: February 18, 2021

City Offices/Facilities are Closed Today, 2/18

The City of Frederick office/facilities will be closed today, Thursday, February 18th. The Mayor/Board of Aldermen meeting tonight has been canceled. Agenda items will be rescheduled. 

The Snow Emergency is still in effect. Please stay up to date ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 17, 2021

Snow Emergency Declared in The City of Frederick beginning Tonight (Wed) at 10PM

Mayor O’Connor has declared a SNOW EMERGENCY in The City of Frederick in anticipation of forecasted winter weather. The emergency will go into effect at 10PM tonight, Wednesday, February 17, 2021

The City’s priority during a s...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 17, 2021

Mayor Calls for Closed Session of the Board of Aldermen

Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a Closed Session on Friday, February 19, 2021, at 9:00 AM in the boardroom at City Hall.  Mayor O’Connor will request a vote of the Aldermen to convene in Closed Session.

This action is in a...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Upcoming Snow Event: Reminders for this Winter Weather Warning

The City of Frederick is under a winter weather warning beginning at 7PM tonight, Wednesday, February 10, 2021 through 10AM Friday, February 12, 2021. City salt and plow crews are ready to respond as snow begins to fall. In anticipation of the forecasted ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Applicants Needed for HPC, Zoning, Public Art, Parks, and Other Boards/Commissions

Listen, engage, and represent! Serve Frederick as a member of one of our many boards & commissions. 

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

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: February 9, 2021

Presidents Day Observance: Temporary Service & Schedule Changes

The City of Frederick’s office facilities will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2021 to observe Presidents Day. Some service schedules will change. 

Parking

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 8, 2021

Emergency Power Outage Notice from First Energy: Downtown Frederick at 8PM

Update: Power was restored at 9:30PM. 
The City received the following notice from First Energy regarding an emergency power outage: 
There will be a power outage at approximately 8PM to replace a bad transformer in a manhole. The circuit ...
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Frederick News
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Water Main Break Repair at E. 8th Street and N. Maxwell Avenue

11AM Update: The repair has been completed and water service is being restored now. Roadway will open by noon. 

The City is responding and repairing a water main break at E. 8th Street and N. Maxwell Avenue. Residents on Market St from Vernon Ave ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Street Maintenance/Sweeping Suspension Continues

As the City and residents continue with snow clean up from Winter Storm Orlena, street maintenance/sweeping will continue to be suspended. Residents do not need to move their cars off roads with posted street maintenance signage through Saturday, February...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 2, 2021

Water Main Break Repair on Mary Street

3:30PM Update: Water service has been restored; road will reopen ~4PM. 

The City is responding and repairing a water main break on Mary Street between James Street and Norva Ave. Water service is off in the impacted area and will be for several ho...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 2, 2021

City Extends Snow Parking Options; Urges Residents to Watch for Refreezing and Drifts

As the expectation of snow accumulation from Winter Storm Orlena ends, The City of Frederick reminds residents, businesses, and travelers to remain alert and cautious when traveling.

REMINDERS 

  • Free parking in downtown parking garages has been EXTE...
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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Free Garage Parking Extended to 5PM Tuesday Evening

Free parking in downtown parking garages has been extended to 5PM tomorrow evening, Tuesday, February 2nd. All cars must be removed by 5PM to avoid paying parking fees. In addition, street maintenance (i.e. street sweeping) has been suspended through Thur...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Delayed Opening for City Facilities - Tuesday, 2/2

Due to Winter Storm Orlena's continued impact, The City of Frederick offices/facilities (including Talley Rec Fitness Center) and non-essential operations will open at 10 AM tomorrow, Tuesday, February 2, 2021 (with liberal leave in effect for em...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Snow Emergency Ending Today at 1PM

The City of Frederick will be ending its Snow Emergency at 1PM this afternoon, Monday, February 1, 2021. Parking will be allowed along Snow Emergency routes beginning at that time. 

As a reminder, the downtown parking garages are free until 8AM to...

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Talley Recreation Center to Remain Closed 2/1

Due to HVAC issues, the William R. Talley Recreation Center will remain closed today, Monday, February 1, 2021. Scheduled virtual classes will continue as scheduled.

Additional announcements will be made if closures need to extend into the week.  ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 31, 2021

Snow Emergency Remains in Effect; Delayed Opening of City Facilities 2/1

Due to the expected impacts of Winter Storm Orlena, operations at The City of Frederick will be adjusted for Monday, February 1, 2021. The Snow Emergency Plan remains in effect.

  • City offices/facilities (including Talley Rec Fitness Center) and non-essentia...
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Frederick News
Posted on: January 30, 2021

Snow Emergency Declared in The City of Frederick beginning Sunday 1PM

Mayor O’Connor has declared a SNOW EMERGENCY in The City of Frederick in anticipation of forecasted winter weather. The emergency will go into effect at 1PM tomorrow, Sunday, January 31, 2021

The City’s priority during a snow ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Tree Frederick Launches 2021 Spring Sales

In its second year, the Tree Frederick program aims to assist City homeowners in planting more trees. The effort will ultimately increase tree canopy in the City, help improve air and water quality, and might even help homeowners reduce energy costs.

Accor...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 26, 2021

Water Main Break - Dearbought Subdivision

8:10PM Update: The water main repair is complete.

The City is responding to a water main break in the Dearbought subdivision. Portions of Wheyfield Drive and Greenleese Drive will be without water service for a brief period.  HeartFields Assisted...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 19, 2021

Historic Preservation Commission seeking to fill vacancy

The Historic Preservation Commission is currently seeking interested persons to fill a vacancy for a 3-year term and current vacancy is to fill the remaining term of a member until 09/20/21.  This member must, at a minimum, have a demonstrated sp...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 15, 2021

City to Join National Moment of Unity and Remembrance on Tuesday, 1/19

The City of Frederick will join communities across the nation in a "National Moment of Unity and Remembrance" to honor those who have lost their lives to COVID-19 on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. City Hall will be illuminated in the color amber, an...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Share Your Feedback on Accessory Dwelling Units

The Mayor and Board of Alderman are currently conducting conversations about the future use of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in the City.  At this time, there is no resolution presented for review or vote as staff continues to research based on...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Applicants Needed for Zoning, Plumbing, NACs 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: 

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance: Temporary Service & Schedule Changes

The City of Frederick’s office facilities will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2021, to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Some service schedules will change. 

Parking

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Upcoming TJ Drive Lane Closure

Beginning Monday, January 11, 2021, the northbound lane of Thomas Johnson Drive, between Hayward Road and Christopher's Crossing, will be closed due to utility work associated with the construction of the Northgate Sheetz. Motorists will be asked to follo...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 1/7/2020

At the January 7, 2021 - Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting, the Board approved the following items: 

  • Amendment #2 to an agreement with Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) concerning the development of a Climate Action Pla...
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Frederick News
Posted on: January 5, 2021

Share Your Feedback on Chief Finalists - Recordings Available

This evening, The City of Frederick hosted a Chief of Police Finalist Forum, where two finalists for the next Chief of Police position discussed their views of community policing and answered questions provided by the community. Mayor O'Connor is requesti...

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 4, 2021

Reminder: Police Chief Finalists to Address Community Tues, 1/5

Last week, Mayor Michael O'Connor named two finalists in the City's search for a new police chief and invited the community to participate in the final phase of the process. The finalists will address the community tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan...

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Submit Your Question(s) Frederick News
Posted on: December 30, 2020

Two Finalists Named in the Search for Frederick's Next Police Chief

Mayor Michael O'Connor has named two finalists in the City's search for a new police chief and invites the community to participate in the final phase of the process. 

The City launched its search for a new police chief in Septem...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 28, 2020

Bulk Trash Pick Up Continues in 2021

 A New Year = Another Bulk Pick Up opportunity for each household in the City! For 2021, The City of Frederick will offer a once-per-calendar year free collection of bulk items for each household and two FreeCycle events.  The City also ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 26, 2020

A Statement from Mayor O'Connor on the Recent Allegations against Alderman Wilson

A statement from Mayor O'Connor on the recent sexual harassment allegations against Alderman Roger Wilson. 

As the Mayor of Frederick and a committed member of this community, I find the allegations made against Alderman Wilson to be very...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Food Bank in Need of Volunteers

The Frederick Community Action Agency Foodbank is in need of volunteers to sort and distribute food for community members in need. Support is especially needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 PM - 4 PM. 

Residents interested should contact The De...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 21, 2020

Christmas & New Years Observance: Temporary Service Schedule Changes

The City of Frederick’s office facilities will be closed on Friday, December 25, 2020, and Friday, January 1, 2021, to observe Christmas and New Years Day. Some service schedules will change. 

Parking

  • No payment is required at City garages and mete...
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Frederick News
Posted on: December 21, 2020

Street Maintenance/Sweeping Suspension Continues

As the City and residents continue with snow clean up from Winter Storm Gail, street maintenance/sweeping will continue to be suspended. Residents do not need to move their cars off roads with posted street maintenance signage through December 28...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 20, 2020

Water Main Break Repair on Fairview Ave

The City is responding and repairing a water main break on the 0-100 block of Fairview Ave. Water service is off for a small portion of Fairview Avenue. More information will be provided as available. Water service should be restored by 8PM.

8:30PM Update:...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 21, 2020

NACs to Restart Meetings Virtually in 2021

The City is excited to announce that the Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) meetings are scheduled to restart in a virtual format in January 2021 after being on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Virtual meetings for NACs will occur quarterly until the...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 19, 2020

Water Main Break Repair on N. Market Street

Water Main Break: North Market Street and 4th Street. The 300 block of North Market is one lane only for passing traffic and West 4th Street from Market to Bentz is closed. More information will be shared when available. Digging is in process.

11:30am upda...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 18, 2020

Workshop, including Comp Plan Discussion, Rescheduled for 12/23

Due to Winter Storm Gail and the City's closure on Wednesday, December 16th, the Mayor and Board of Aldermen Workshop has been rescheduled for Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at 3PM. 

The agenda for this workshop will include: 

  • Recognition o...
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Frederick News
Posted on: December 18, 2020

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 12/18/2020

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

  • A resolution to establish the payment amount to be provided in lieu of parkland dedication for the subdivision and development of 800 E....
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Frederick News
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Snow Emergency Ending at 5PM; Watch for Refreeze Tonight

The City of Frederick will be ending its Snow Emergency at 5PM this evening, Thursday, December 17th. Parking will be allowed along Snow Emergency routes beginning at that time. 

As a reminder, the downtown parking garages are free until 8AM tomor...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Update: City Offices/Facilities and Non-Essential Operations to Open at Noon

After re-evaluation, City offices/facilities and non-essential operations will now open at 12PM. 

Liberal leave is in effect for City employees. Reduced staffing levels in some City departments may occur as a result of today’s weather co...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Snow Emergency Remains in Effect; Facilities to Delay Opening Thurs 12/17

Due to ongoing weather impacts, operations at The City of Frederick will be adjusted for Thursday, December 17, 2020. The Snow Emergency Plan remains in effect.

  • City offices/facilities (including Talley Rec Fitness Center) and non-essential operations will...
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Frederick News
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Update on Winter Storm Gail's Arrival in Frederick

Winter Storm Gail has arrived in The City of Frederick. Snow continues to fall, and roadway conditions are worsening. The forecast suggests the snow may change to sleet and/or ice -- resulting in an icy top layer to the snow and potential refreezing, espe...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 15, 2020

Water Main Break Closes E. South Street

12/16 6:45AM Update; The water main break was repaired late last evening and water service was restored. Thank you for your patience. 

WATER MAIN BREAK: The 700 block of E South between Hamilton Ave & Franklin St is closed due to a water main ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 15, 2020

Snow Emergency Declared in The City of Frederick

City Closes Offices Wed, 12/16

Mayor O’Connor has declared a SNOW EMERGENCY in The City of Frederick in anticipation of Winter Storm Gail. The emergency will go into effect at 8AM tomorrow, Wednesday, December 16, 2020. City offices/facilities and non-essential operations wil...

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

Water Main Break at Fort Detrick

Update 7:30AM 12/10/20: The water main break at Fort Detrick was repaired and service was restored at 10:30PM last evening. The City thanks residents in the area for their patience as our crews worked to repair the break.  

This morning, the City ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 8, 2020

Call for Closed Sessions - Frederick Police Chief External Search Committee

Chairperson Teresa Bean has requested Closed Sessions of The City of Frederick Police Chief External Search Committee on Thursday, December 10, 2020, at 11:45 AM, Friday, December 11, 2020, at 7:45 AM, and Saturday, December 12, 2020, at 9:45 AM. Ms. Bean...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 7, 2020

City Announces New Utility Grant Program for Water & Sewer Bill Assistance

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the Frederick community in many ways, The City of Frederick is announcing the implementation of a new Utility Relief Grant Program to aid in the payment of water and sewer bills. This program, funded by the Cit...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 3, 2020

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 12/3/2020

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

  • An Encroachment Agreement with Las Mesas Properties, LLC for a building addition located at 100 North Market Street. The owners of this pr...
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Frederick News
Posted on: December 2, 2020

Agenda Announced for Annual Legislative Meeting with Frederick Delegation

Each December,  Mayor O'Connor and The Board of Aldermen host a conversation with the Frederick Delegation to discuss the legislative priorities of The City of Frederick. The 2020 event will take place today, December 2, 2020 at 11AM in ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 27, 2020

Mayor and Board of Aldermen to Hold 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. 

Wo...

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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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Additional Info... Frederick News
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. 

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

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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 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: 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 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

News Flash

Posted on: April 2, 2020

Virtual Public Meetings

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all public meetings will be held in a virtual format until further notice. Instructions for joining the various City meetings can be found below.View Meeting Schedule 

Mayor & Board of Aldermen Meetings

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Homepage Highlights
Posted on: December 24, 2020

Accessory Dwelling Units

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The Mayor and Board of Alderman are continuing conversations about the future use of accessory dwelling units (or ADUs) in the City. The City encourages residents and community members to remain active in this conversation, to ask questions, and provide f...

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Homepage Highlights
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Police Chief Search

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The City of Frederick is currently conducting a search for the Chief of Police of the Frederick Police Department. To support the search, the City will be engaging the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to serve as consultants; an extern...

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Homepage Highlights
Posted on: October 9, 2020

7th Street Water Main Project

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The City of Frederick hired contractor Mid Atlantic Utilities to perform essential water main reconstruction on 7th Street, spanning from Max Kehne Park to Market St. This project is critical to the life, health, and safety of City residents, as it addres...

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Homepage Highlights
Posted on: October 3, 2019

2020 Comprehensive Plan

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Are you interested in what will be built in Frederick the next 20 years? You'll want to be involved in the 2020 Comprehensive Plan. Visit the Page

Homepage Highlights
Posted on: October 3, 2019

CommUNITY 2030

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Recently adopted, this is a plan for all of Frederick; one that places our community's shared vision for the future at the forefront of our efforts.

View the Overview and Action Plan Homepage Highlights

News Flash

Posted on: April 14, 2021

FPD charges suspect for July 2020 homicide

Arrest Alert

FREDERICK, MD – On July 29, 2020, at approximately 8:23 a.m., patrol officers of the Frederick Police Department were on foot in the wooded area between 66 Waverley Drive and 90 Waverley Drive conducting a patrol check. This area, extending from...

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Police News
Posted on: April 12, 2021

FPD seeking assistance in investigations into protest demonstrations

Public Safety Alert

The Frederick Police Department is seeking assistance from the community in identifying participants being investigated for vandalism, disorderly conduct, and obstructing traffic during Friday evening's protests downtown. 

FPD is seeking ...

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Police News
Posted on: April 9, 2021

FPD investigating multiple destruction of property incidents after protests

Public Safety Alert

At approximately 6:30 p.m. Friday evening, The Frederick Socialists held an "Abolish the Police" rally at Baker Park in Downtown Frederick. The rally included approximately 30 attendees who marched among cars in the streets shortly after 7 p.m.,...

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Police News
Posted on: April 9, 2021

FPD investigating series of firearm discharges in downtown

Public Safety Alert

In recent weeks the Frederick Police Department has received a number of reports of firearm discharges in the W. 6th street area of downtown Frederick. Thankfully, there have been no reported injuries. Detectives are investigating each of these incidents ...

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Police News
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Status update on victims in active shooter incident

The following is a joint statement between Frederick Police Department, Fort Detrick, U.S. Navy  and the Federal Bureau of Investigations Baltimore Field Office regarding the active shooter incident that occurred in Frederick Tuesday Apr...

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Police News
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Joint release: Agencies release photo of active shooter subject

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The following is a joint statement between Frederick Police Department, Fort Detrick and the Federal Bureau of Investigations Baltimore Field Office regarding the active shooter incident that occurred in Frederick Tuesday April 6, 2021 

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Police News
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Joint release: FPD, partnering agencies investigating active shooter incident that left two injured

The following is a joint statement between Frederick Police Department, Fort Detrick and the Federal Bureau of Investigations Baltimore Field Office regarding an active shooter incident that occurred in Frederick Tuesday.At approximately 8:20 a.m. Tuesday...

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Police News
Posted on: April 6, 2021

FPD investigating active shooter incident

At approximately 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Frederick Police Department responded to the 8400 Block of Progress Drive for reports of an active shooter. Upon arriving, FPD determined there were two victims who suffered life threatening injuries and were transporte...

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Police News
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Chief Lando to Provide Public Safety Update at 10:30AM

Frederick Police Chief, Jason Lando, will provide a public safety update in regards to today's shooting activity at 10:30AM. The update will be streamed live on the FPD's Facebook page and other major media outlets. Lando will be joined by Mayor Michael O...

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Police News
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Expect delays on Route 15 for Chief Frech funeral services

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The following is a press release from the Frederick County Sheriff's Office regarding funeral services for Brunswick Police Chief Milton Frech Jr., which will impact the City of Frederick. 

FREDERICK, Md. (April 2, 2021) – The v...

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Police News
Posted on: April 3, 2021

Frederick Police Investigate Hit and Run Collsion

On Saturday, April 03, 2021, at approximately 12:56 am, the Frederick Police Department responded to a hit and run vehicle collision on Key Parkway in the area of Bel Aire Lane, involving a pedestrian.  The pedestrian was transported to a trauma ...

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Police News
Posted on: April 2, 2021

FPD seeking assistance in locating missing juvenile

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Frederick Police Department is seeking assistance in locating a juvenile that has been missing since January. 

Ian Martin, 17, was last seen at a family member's apartment in the unit block of Waverley Drive on Jan. 10. 

No foul p...

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Police News
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Frederick Police Department investigating string of slashed tires incidents

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The Frederick Police Department is investigating a recent rash of incidents where residents’ tires have been slashed in the Downtown Area. We are aware that there have likely been some occurrences where these incidents were not reported...

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Police News
Posted on: March 20, 2021

Frederick Police seeking assistance in locating missing adult

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The Frederick Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing adult male, Curtis “Mason” Smith, a 19 year old from Frederick, Maryland. He was last seen on 03/19/21 at approximately 1145am. Smith was last seen wearing a black ja...

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Police News
Posted on: March 17, 2021

FPD locates missing man safe and unharmed

Due to assistance from the community, Frederick Police Department successfully located a missing Frederick man Wednesday afternoon. 

FPD located Jake Perry, 31, safe and unharmed after he had been missing since March 14. 

The agency thanks...

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Police News
Posted on: March 17, 2021

FPD seeking assistance in locating missing man

Jake Perry

Frederick Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating Jake Perry, a missing 31-year-old Frederick resident. 

Perry, a white male, has been missing from the area since March 14. He is 5'6" and approximate...

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Police News
Posted on: March 3, 2021

FPD locates missing teen girl unharmed

Frederick Police Department located a missing 15-year-old girl safe and unharmed.

Jamasia Scii Stewart was found safely Tuesday night March 2, 2021 after she went missing in downtown Frederick Feb. 2. 

The department wants to thank the community fo...

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Police News
Posted on: February 24, 2021

FPD arrests two in connection with shooting; investigation still ongoing

Frederick Police Department has made two arrests of suspects in connection with a Feb. 9 shooting that left one man injured. 

On Feb. 12, 2021 OFC. Tonga observed a vehicle in the area of Key Parkway and Willowdale Drive matching the description o...

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Police News
Posted on: February 23, 2021

FPD makes arrest in recent stabbing cases

On Monday Feb. 22, 2021, Detectives from the Frederick Police Department obtained information that the suspect involved in at least two of the most recent stabbings (Feb. 6 at S McCain Dr. and Feb. 20 at 1025 W. Patrick St.) was a juvenile living in the a...

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Police News
Posted on: February 21, 2021

Frederick Police Department investigating shooting that left one injured

On Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021  at approximately 4:10 p.m., Officers from the Frederick Police Department responded to the 900 block of Mosby Drive for a report of a firearm discharge. Upon arrival they located an adult male victim who had been shot in...

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Police News
Posted on: February 21, 2021

FPD seeking information in stabbing investigation

On Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 at approximately 1:30 p.m., FPD responded to the 1000 block of W. Patrick Street for a report of a stabbing that had just occurred. Upon arrival, Officers found a juvenile male suffering from multiple stab wounds to his back. &a...

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Police News
Posted on: February 12, 2021

City of Frederick sees historic low crime rate in 2020

Part 1 Crimes 2020

Crime hit historic lows in 2020 for the City of Frederick, continuing a downward trend the city has experienced for the last decade. 

There were 1,388 Part 1 crimes committed in 2020, down from 1,674 in 2019 and a decrease of more than 20 percent ...

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Police News
Posted on: February 9, 2021

FPD investigating gunfire that left one injured

On Feb. 9, 2021 at approximately 10:14 a.m. officers with Frederick Police Department were dispatched to the Unit Block of Pendleton Court for a report of a firearm discharge. Upon arrival, officers located evidence consistent with a firearm discharge. Wi...

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Police News
Posted on: February 5, 2021

UPDATE: Frederick Police locate unharmed missing teen

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Feb. 9, 2021: Frederick Police have located Janiya Dejanaee Jones, 16, and she is unharmed. The Frederick Police Department thanks the community for their efforts and tips in helping us locate this teen girl. 

Feb. 5, 2021: The Frederick Police De...

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Police News
Posted on: February 5, 2021

FPD responding to an uptick of catalytic converter thefts

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Frederick Police Department will be increasing targeted checks in response to a rash of catalytic converter thefts recently. 

Since the beginning of the year, the department has responded to nine catalytic converter thefts. 

Apartment comp...

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Police News
Posted on: February 5, 2021

FPD seeking assistance in locating missing person

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Frederick Police Department is seeking assistance in locating a missing 15-year-old girl. 

Jamasia Scii Stewart was last seen Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 3:30 p.m. in downtown Frederick. Stewart is 5-feet-5-inches tall, with brown hair and brown eyes. No f...

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Police News
Posted on: January 12, 2021

FPD requesting drivers discontinue driving oversized trucks on restricted streets

Frederick Police Department has received reports of multiple oversized trucks driving on streets such as 12th, 13th, 14th, and Frederick Avenue, which are restricted.

The city has installed highly visible signs to inform drivers that large trucks should no...

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Police News
Posted on: January 7, 2021

FPD releases images of vehicles of interest in destruction of property cases

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As Frederick Police Department continues to investigate a series of dozens of destruction of property cases, the agency has identified two possible vehicles of interest  in the series of incidents in which windows were broken.  The inves...

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Police News
Posted on: January 4, 2021

UPDATE: FPD continues investigation into dozens of destruction of property incidents

Since a Dec. 20th press release, the Frederick Police Department has investigated dozens of additional malicious destruction of property incidents involving non-ballistic projectiles being shot at downtown business windows. 

The department has rec...

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Police News
Posted on: December 21, 2020

FPD seeks assistance in destruction of property cases downtown

The Frederick Police Department is seeking public assistance in identifying witnesses related to multiple destruction of property cases in the downtown Frederick area.

Police have taken approximately a dozen reports of damage to downtown business windows c...

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Police News
Posted on: December 20, 2020

FPD personnel deliver presents to more than 50 children in community

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About a dozen Frederick Police Department personnel delivered Christmas gifts to more than 50 children in the Frederick community Sunday.

FPD's School Resource Officers used money from donations to buy gifts for 32 children, and 22 FPD employees b...

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Police News
Posted on: December 15, 2020

Three officers join FPD in first virtual swearing-in ceremony

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Frederick Police Department welcomed three new officers to the agency in the first ever virtual swearing-in ceremony for new officers Tuesday. 

Officer Jonathan Moczydlowsky is a lateral hire from the Hagerstown Police Department where he has serv...

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Police News
Posted on: December 14, 2020

Audit shows FPD Training Academy complies with state standards

Frederick Police Department’s training academy was found to be in full compliance with the state standards set by the Maryland Police Corrections and Training Commissions.

The commissions conducted an audit of FPD’s records associated w...

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Police News
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Frederick Police Department conducting death investigation

At approximately 0947 hours, Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services and Frederick Police Department responded to N. Bentz St. and Carroll Parkway where an adult male had been pulled from Carroll Creek by a citizen and was found unresponsive...

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Police News
Posted on: December 10, 2020

FPD seeking tips to find perpetrators in Taney Ave. shooting

At approximately 1736 hours on Dec. 9, officers from Frederick Police Department arrived on scene of a shooting that occurred in the area of the 1300 block of Taney Ave where they found an adult male had been shot in the upper thigh. The victim was approa...

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Police News
Posted on: December 9, 2020

Man suffers life-threatening gunshot wound in Frederick

At 1736 hours on 12/9/2020 officers from the Frederick Police Department responded to the area of the 1300 block of Taney Ave where they found an adult male who had been shot in the upper thigh.  The victim was rushed to a local area medical faci...

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Police News
Posted on: December 4, 2020

OFC Willie Buntley named FSK Post 11 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

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Francis Scott Key Post 11, American Legion named Frederick Police Department’s Officer First Class Willie Buntley its 2020-2021 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year recently, recognizing him for his pattern of service to the Frederick community.

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Police News
Posted on: November 30, 2020

FPD reports no COVID-related violations or major issues Thanksgiving Eve, Frosty Friday

On Wednesday, November 25, 2020 from approximately 4 PM to approximately 10 PM, the Frederick Police Department conducted a special assignment in the downtown area, as we do every year on this night. Fourteen officers spread out across several blocks of N...

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Police News
Posted on: November 20, 2020

COVID-19 Compliance Checks Planned for Thanksgiving Eve

The night before Thanksgiving typically draws hundreds of visitors to the downtown area, primarily to patronize downtown establishments. The Frederick Police Department increases staffing for this night in preparation for alcohol-related issues such as as...

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Police News
Posted on: November 12, 2020

Reminder Regarding Use of Non-Motorized Wheeled Vehicles

The Frederick Police Department is receiving an increasing number of complaints regarding non-motorized wheeled vehicles in the downtown area. As a reminder, non-motorized wheeled vehicles may not be operated on city property within the “Frederi...

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Police News

News Flash

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

Spring 2021 Field/Court Reminders - Important

2021 Spring Field/Court reminders:

Spring season:  March 1 to July 31st. 

Registration, including FCPS elementary and middle schools within City limits, is now open at:  https://www.cityoffrederickmd.gov/255/Parks-Recreation....

Pl...

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Sports Field Closures