News Flash

Posted on: June 29, 2020

A Statement from Mayor O'Connor on Recent Vandalism

A statement from Mayor Michael O’Connor: 

On Saturday morning, I awoke to find disturbing, alarming, and racist images and messages posted throughout our City and the County.  Immediately, I directed our Department of Public Wor...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 29, 2020

City Partners with Hood College to Monitor Stream Temperatures

To support Frederick’s environment and ecosystem, The City of Frederick has partnered again with Hood College Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies to monitor temperatures in our local streams. Loggers, the devices used to monitor the tempera...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Independence Day Observance: City Services & Schedule Changes

The City of Frederick’s offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2020, to observe Independence Day and some service schedules will change.

Parking

  • No payment required is at City garages and meters on Friday, July 3, 2020, or Saturday, July 4, 202...
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Frederick News
Posted on: June 24, 2020

6/24/2020 Mayoral Briefing - Recording

Please view the 6/24/2020 Mayoral Briefing. Scripts are provided below in English and Spanish.  

Good morning.

Today’s briefing is going to be just that – brief – but I would like to provide updates and remind...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Christopher’s Crossing to Open Friday

The City of Frederick is excited to announce the opening of a new segment of Christopher’s Crossing the afternoon of Friday, June 26, 2020. The City began construction of this critical missing link of Christopher’s Crossing between Clo...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Upcoming Demonstrations in Downtown Area

The City of Frederick is expecting additional Black Lives Matter demonstrations this Saturday, June 20, 2020, in the downtown area. In addition to the Market Street road closure for Pop-Up Dining, temporary road closures may occur on Church, East, Fourth,...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 06/18/2020

At the June 18, 2020 Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting, the Board approved the following items:

  • An Ordinance to amend Section 420 of the Land Management Code concerning surface parking in the Carroll Creek Overlay District. The Land Management Cod...
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Frederick News
Posted on: June 17, 2020

6/17/2020 Mayoral Briefing - Recording

Please view the 6/17/2020 Mayoral Briefing. Scripts are provided below in English and Spanish.  

Good morning.

Thank you for joining me for the 13th Wednesday morning Mayoral Briefing, meaning that the impacts of COVID-19 have been in our ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Mayor Calls for Closed Session of the Board of Aldermen

Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a Closed Session on Thursday, June 18, 2020, at 6:00 PM. Mayor O’Connor will request a vote of the Aldermen to convene the meeting as a Virtual Closed Session.

This action is in accordance with the a...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 16, 2020

City Announces Operational Updates after Entering Stage 2 of Recovery

The City of Frederick continues to evaluate its operations and how best to deliver services in a way that is safe for the community and City employees. As the City continues to recover and proceed through reopening stages, the following operational adjust...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Additional 7th Street Test Pitting to be Completed This Week

As part of the 7th Street Water Main Reconstruction project, contractor Mid Atlantic Utilities will conduct additional test pitting this Tuesday and Wednesday (June 16-17, 2020) between Trail Ave and Motter Ave. Temporary and moving lane closures may occu...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 12, 2020

June 24 Workshop Dedicated for the Review and Discussion of Police Department Policies

On Wednesday, June 10, 2020, Mayor O’Connor addressed the community in his public briefing and committed to continued action to end racial injustice. During the briefing, Mayor O’Connor reviewed the current programs and activities with...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: June 10, 2020

6/10/2020 Mayoral Briefing - Recording

Please view the 6/10/2020 Mayoral Briefing. Scripts are provided below in English and Spanish.  

Good morning.

When I began these weekly briefings in March, it was done with the intention to keep the community informed and aware of the eve...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 10, 2020

An Update on the City's Pop Up Dining Program

Last week, The City of Frederick announced the Pop Up Dining program for restaurants throughout the City. Since the announcement, the Department of Economic Development has been working with the restauranteurs to discuss the options, resulting in more tha...

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

City Announces Nonprofit COVID-19 Relief Grant Program

On Thursday, June 4, the Board of Aldermen approved a COVID-19 relief grant program to support local nonprofit and other non-governmental civic organizations whose mission is to provide support to children who are 18 or younger and /or served by Frederick...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Additional Demonstrations - June 8, 2020

The City of Frederick is expecting additional demonstrations this evening, June 8, 2020, in the downtown area and near the Frederick County’s Sheriff’s Department, which is located within City limits. The Frederick Police Department is...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 06/04/2020

At the June 4, 2020 Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting, the Board approved the following items:

  • Two change orders related to utility work connected to the Butterfly Lane realignment project. While this utility work was anticipated, the costs were p...
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Frederick News
Posted on: June 4, 2020

City Updates Due to Expected Large Crowds on June 5

The City of Frederick, the Frederick Police Department, and local public safety partners are actively collaborating to ensure the welfare of all residents during upcoming community demonstrations and will be supporting the first amendment liberties of dem...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 4, 2020

City Hall Roof Replacement to Begin

The City of Frederick’s City Hall has served the community in many capacities through Frederick’s history. The City is committed to the historic preservation of this iconic building and to ensure the safety of all those who enter.

On Ap...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: June 3, 2020

The Weinberg Center for the Arts Announces High School Graduate Photo Op

The Weinberg Center for the Arts is offering a unique way to celebrate local high school graduates. Dress up in your cap and gown and come downtown for an unforgettable photo op in front of the Weinberg Center!  Starting Monday, June 8, 2020, eac...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 3, 2020

City Announces Keyword Opt-in for Upcoming Demonstration Updates

The City of Frederick, the Frederick Police Department, and local public safety partners are actively collaborating to ensure the welfare of all residents during upcoming community demonstrations and will be supporting the first amendment liberties of dem...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 3, 2020

6/3/2020 Mayoral Briefing - Recording

Please view today’s Mayoral Briefing. Scripts are provided below in English and Spanish.  

GOOD MORNING. 

TODAY, I AM EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THE NEXT PHASE OF FREDERICK’S REOPENING. IN ADDITION TO USING THIS BRIEF...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 3, 2020

Mayor Announces ‘Pop Up Dining’ Program for City Restaurants

In today’s public briefing, Mayor O’Connor announced new efforts to support City restaurants due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic – “Pop Up Dining” in Frederick. The City received 1500 resp...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 2, 2020

An Update on Street Sweeping

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for the last several months, street sweeping in The City of Frederick has been occurring on a reduced schedule. This was mainly attributed to the City reducing its staff levels to reduce the spread and lessen exposure to ensu...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Statement and Video - Mayor O'Connor and A/Chief Grossman's Call for Justice

View Mayor O’Connor’s Address and Call to Justice today with FPD Police Chief, Patrick Grossman. English and Spanish statements below. 

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 1, 2020

New Playground Equipment to be Installed at Rosedale Park

The City of Frederick’s Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce the installation of new playground equipment at Rosedale Park. Beginning Monday, June 8, 2020, Playground Specialists will be present at the park to install the equip...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 31, 2020

Mayor O’Connor and FPD Chief Grossman to Address the City

Mayor Michael O’Connor and Frederick Police Department’s A/Chief Patrick Grossman will address the City tomorrow, Monday, June 1, 2020, in response to the killing of George Floyd, the continued injustices in our nation, and planned dem...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Temporary Outdoor Seating Zoning Permit Announced

Per Governor Hogan’s Stage One measures, outdoor dining began this evening in The City of Frederick. As shared yesterday in the Mayor’s Statement on the Governor’s plans, the City is working diligently to support restaurants ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Restrooms are Now Reopen in Two City Parking Garages

As the City enters the Governor’s Stage One at 5 PM today, May 29, 2020, restrooms in two of the City’s parking garages will reopen. 

Beginning today, the restrooms in the Carroll Creek and Church parking garages will be open 9...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 28, 2020

A Statement from Mayor O'Connor: Adopting the Governor's Stage One Measures

Governor Larry Hogan announced updates to his Recovery Plan Wednesday evening. Again, these measures were implemented with a flexible, community-based approach that authorized individual jurisdictions, like Frederick County and The City of Frederick, to m...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 27, 2020

5/27/2020 Mayoral Briefing - Recording

Please view today’s Mayoral Briefing. Scripts are provided below in English and Spanish.  

Good morning, Frederick. For today’s briefing, I would like to focus on the recovery and reopening of our City. And when I say ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 27, 2020

City Requests Public Feedback on Outdoor Dining Options

Feedback requested by Saturday, May 30, 2020 at noon.

The City of Frederick anticipates that the State of Maryland and Frederick County may reopen restaurants for limited indoor and outdoor dining in the near future.  Outdoor dining is expected to be highly popular for both patrons and owners. The C...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Army Corps of Engineers Return to Downtown Frederick to Gather Stormwater Information

In late 2018, The City of Frederick began a partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District (USACE) to develop a flood resiliency study for areas in the City prone to stormwater and urban riverine flooding. This partnership aims to d...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Parks and Recreation Provides Update to Operations, Closures, and Cancellations Due to the COVID-19

After consultation with City leaders and the reopening guidance from the State, the Parks and Recreation Department is announcing the following updates to operations, closures, and cancellations.  

The latest updates include:

  • The Edward P. Thomas, ...
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Frederick News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 05/21/2020

At the May 21, 2020 Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting, the Board approved the following items:

  • An Agreement with Brown, Schultz, Sheridan & Fritz for professional auditing services. Both the City Charter and state law require an annual audit o...
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Frederick News
Posted on: May 20, 2020

5/20/2020 Mayoral Briefing - Recording

Please view today’s Mayoral Briefing. Scripts are provided below in English. Spanish forthcoming.  

Last Wednesday, Governor Larry Hogan announced several reopening measures after the State experienced fourteen days of downward ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Traffic Advisory: Temporary Butterfly Lane Closure Extended

The closure will impact the road between McCain Drive and Himes Avenue.

Due to rain delays and work associated with the concurrent road project, the temporary closure of Butterfly Lane between McCain Drive and Himes Avenue has been extended to June 12, 2020. During this time, contractors will work to complete the utility impr...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: May 14, 2020

A Statement from Mayor O'Connor on Frederick County's Reopening Measures

Last evening, Governor Larry Hogan announced several reopening measures after the State experienced fourteen days of downward trending COVID-19 related healthcare metrics. These measures were implemented with a flexible, community-based approach that auth...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: May 13, 2020

5/13/2020 Mayoral Briefing - Recording

Please view today’s Mayoral Briefing. Scripts are provided below in English and Spanish.  

Good morning, Frederick. It has been two months since COVID-19 arrived in our community, driving us to take swift action to protect the l...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 05/07/2020

At the May 7, 2020 Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting, the Board approved the following items:

  • A change order to the agreement with Fox and Associates, Inc. for consultant construction services for the Monocacy Boulevard Center Section Phase 2 proj...
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Frederick News
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Updated Workshop Schedule for 2020 Comprehensive Plan Announced

Planning Commission will hold several virtual public meetings to garner public feedback on the Comprehensive Plan

The City of Frederick Planning Commission has announced an updated workshop schedule to continue the drafting of the 2020 Comprehensive Plan. Previously scheduled workshops were postponed due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the City’s ...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Community Development Consolidated Plan to be Reviewed by Mayor & Board of Aldermen

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen, in accordance with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations and the Citizens Participation Plan, will accept comment on the draft 2020-2024 Community Development Consolidated Plan during the May 7t...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Parks and Recreation Extends Closures and Cancellations

After consultation with City leaders and a review Governor Hogan’s ‘Maryland Strong: Road to Recovery’ Plan, Parks and Recreation has extended the closures of facilities/fields and cancellations of classes, programs, and perm...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 20, 2020

2019 City Water Report Now Available

The City of Frederick has published its 2019 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) on City drinking water. The report is available for viewing and printing at cityoffrederickmd.gov/ccr.

The City of Frederick is dedicated to supplying its customers with a safe a...

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

City Public Meetings Resume in a Virtual Format

A special meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen will occur April 8 with other meetings beginning the week of April 13.

The City of Frederick will resume public meetings virtually, beginning tomorrow with a Special Meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. Regular workshops and meetings for Mayor/Board of Aldermen, Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Historic P...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Water Main Work to Begin on 7th Street

Contractor Mid Atlantic Utilities will be conducting the work under the supervision of the City's Water Distribution Department

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

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Additional Info... 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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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: 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