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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 13, 2021

2021 Spring registration dates have not been determined yet.

We are anxiously awaiting the time when we can safely gather again.  However,  the registration process and dates for 2021 Spring field user, Parade Walk Races, and garden plots has not yet been determined.  Please signup at htt...

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Sports Field Closures
Posted on: January 13, 2021

2021 Spring registration dates have not been determined yet.

We are anxiously awaiting the time when we can safely gather again.  However,  the registration process and dates for 2021 Spring field user, Parade Walk Races, and garden plots has not yet been determined.  Please signup at htt...

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Sports Field Closures
Posted on: January 13, 2021

2021 Spring registration dates have not been determined yet.

We are anxiously awaiting the time when we can safely gather again.  However,  the registration process and dates for 2021 Spring field user, Parade Walk Races, and garden plots has not yet been determined.  Please signup at htt...

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Sports Field Closures
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

  • No payment is required at City parking garages and meters on Monday,...
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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 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 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

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 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 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

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 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 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

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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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 13, 2020

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

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Community Action Health Center to Hold Flu Vaccination Clinics

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

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

Arbor Day Foundation Names Frederick a Tree City USA

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 6, 2020

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

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

Current vacancies include: 

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

Department of Housing and Human Services to hold annual Turkey Distribution

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 4, 2020

Veterans Day Observance: City Services & Schedule Changes

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

Parking

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

Res...

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 3, 2020

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

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: November 2, 2020

Deadline Extended for Community Survey - Chief of Police Hiring

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

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 30, 2020

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

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 29, 2020

Election Day Observance: City Services & Schedule Changes

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

Parking

  • No payment is required is at City garages and meters on Tuesday, November 3, 2...
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Frederick News
Posted on: October 28, 2020

Planning Commission to Consider Draft 2020 Comprehensive Plan

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 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 20, 2020

FPD Search Committee Asks for Community Feedback & Engagement

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

Dear Members of the Frederick Community: 

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Additional 7th Street Test Pitting to be Completed Next Week

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

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

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

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

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

Prize...

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Sign Up Frederick News
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Mayor Calls for Closed Session of the Board of Aldermen

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

This action is in accordanc...

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 10/15/2020

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

  • A contract with HMF Paving Contractors for the City’s paving repair program. This contract is for the repair of streets as needed. As such, there is...
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Frederick News
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Boards and Commissions Call for Applicants to Fill Vacancies

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

Current vacancies include: 

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

City Opens Second Round of Microgrant Program with Adjusted Criteria

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

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Foodbank Now Offering Appointments Via Online Signup

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

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 10/01/2020

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

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

City to Offer Freecycle Roundup to Receive and Reuse Bulk Items

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

The Freecycle Roundup is an opportunity...

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Construction to Begin on Culler Memorial Fountain

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

This de...

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Frederick News
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Youth Advisory Council Looking for Input from City Youth/Teens

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

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: September 21, 2020

City of Frederick Tennis Court Availability May Be Viewed Online

City of Frederick Tennis Court availability can be viewed on line at www.cityoffrederickmd.gov/webtrac.  At the top of the page click the 3rd tab "Reservations".  Enter all information into the search pane.   ...

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Sports Field Closures
Posted on: September 21, 2020

City of Frederick Tennis Court Availability May Be Viewed Online

City of Frederick Tennis Court availability can be viewed on line at www.cityoffrederickmd.gov/webtrac.  At the top of the page click the 3rd tab "Reservations".  Enter all information into the search pane.   ...

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Sports Field Closures
Posted on: September 21, 2020

City of Frederick Tennis Court Availability May Be Viewed Online

City of Frederick Tennis Court availability can be viewed on line at www.cityoffrederickmd.gov/webtrac.  At the top of the page click the 3rd tab "Reservations".  Enter all information into the search pane.   ...

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Sports Field Closures
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