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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 20, 2020

Sewer Main Rehabilitation - Current Work Schedule

Contractor AM Liner East will be working in the following areas this week: 

  • Key Parkway easement between 1490 and 1492 Key Parkway
  • Taney Ave near Heather Ridge School.

In February, The City of Frederick announced that contractor AM Liner East would ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Memorial Day Observance: City Services & Schedule Changes

The City of Frederick’s offices will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2020, to observe Memorial Day. Some service schedules will change.

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  • No payment is required at City garages on Monday, May 25, 2020. As a reminder, daytime meter enforcement h...
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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 12, 2020

Reminder: All-NAC Meeting to be held on Wednesday

The virtual meeting will focus on the planning aspects that are time-sensitive and require NAC review.

While it may not be safe for NAC meetings to occur in their typical format at this time, the work of the City has been continuing, including efforts in the Planning Department. They worked to launch an online submission portal and have continued to review...

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

City’s FY 2021 Budget Adopted

Last night, the Board of Aldermen unanimously adopted the City’s FY 2021 budget. This public meeting was the final event after a series of public workshops and discussions in the budget process. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and mass gathering re...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 7, 2020

City to Re-Open Some Park Facilities

Yesterday, Governor Hogan expanded the list of safe outdoor activities. After evaluation and discussion with local health officials and safety officers, The City of Frederick Parks and Recreation Department will be making the following operational adjustm...

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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

Local Business Community Asked to Join The Launch of The City of Frederick’s 2021 Disparity Study

A reminder from consultant Griffin & Strong, P.C.

The City of Frederick commissioned Griffin & Strong, P.C. in February 2020 to conduct a Disparity Study to evaluate the existence of discrimination in City contracting. In addition, the Study will independently assess current and proposed minority and...

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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: May 4, 2020

FCAA Food Distribution Schedule Expands This Week

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The Frederick Community Action Agency continues to add food distribution drops throughout the City. This week’s schedule is as follows:

CURRENT FOOD DISTRIBUTION DROPS:Tuesday- Amber Meadows park – 12:00-12:45 pm (201 Amber Drive- Ameri...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 1, 2020

City Parks to Act as Distribution Sites for City Youth Matrix/I Believe in Me School Bucket Drops

Park usage will begin Monday, May 4, 2020, with appropriate safety measures in place.

The City of Frederick Parks and Recreation is shifting its use of parks during this pandemic to support two local nonprofits in their COVID-19 response efforts. Beginning Monday, May 4, 2020, twelve city parks will act as distribution locations for City Y...

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Frederick News
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Traffic Advisory: Temporary Butterfly Lane Closure

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

Butterfly Lane will be temporarily closed between McCain Drive and Himes Avenue from May 4, 2020 to May 14, 2020 to complete the utility improvements required for the construction of the City’s new water tank. During the work, a detour will be i...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 29, 2020

4/29/2020 Mayoral Briefing - Recording

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

Good morning and thank you for your continued efforts to stay informed during this crisis by joining me today. For most of us, this pandemic has fe...

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Additional Info... 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 27, 2020

Traffic Advisory: Lane Closure on Monocacy Boulevard

The northbound lane on Monocacy Blvd will be impacted between South Street and E. Patrick Street.

The northbound lane of Monocacy Boulevard, spanning from South Street and East Patrick Street, will be closed beginning on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, for exploratory drilling. The work is expected to last through Friday, May 1, 2020, and will be performed...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Sewer Main Rehabilitation to Restart

Previously announced work was temporarily paused in March due to the onset of COVID-19.

In February, The City of Frederick announced that contractor AM Liner East would be performing critical sewer lining services of the City’s sewer main linings. The work began; however, it was paused in early March when the State of Emergency wen...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Frederick Community Action Agency To Add Another Food Drop Location

In collaboration with the Salvation Army of Frederick County, the Frederick Community Action Agency (FCAA) mobilized its Food Bank at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to serve local seniors and households in Frederick. Beginning Tuesday, April 28, 2...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 22, 2020

4/22/2020 Mayoral Briefing - Recording

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

Good morning. Today, I’d like to begin with a brief moment of silence to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the...

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Additional Info... 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 20, 2020

Maryland National Guard to Aid Frederick Community Action Agency

To support the expanded efforts of the Frederick Community Action Agency (FCAA), The City of Frederick is announcing the arrival of the Maryland National Guard (MDNG) tomorrow, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Six soldiers will be joining FCAA on a humanitarian m...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 03/05/2020

At the March 5, 2020 Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting, the Board approved the following items:

  • A Resolution designating a portion of Water Street as one-way. In conjunction with the redevelopment of historic townhomes at 155 – 165 B&...
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Frederick News
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 04/16/2020

At the April 16, 2020 Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting, the Board approved the following items:

  • An Ordinance to amend the FY 2020 Position Schedule. This action will convert a part time Body Worn Camera Administrator position in the Police Depart...
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Frederick News
Posted on: April 15, 2020

4/15/2020 Mayoral Briefing - Recording

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

Good morning. It has been one month since I declared a State of Emergency in The City of Frederick, and since that time, we have seen the unimagina...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Frederick Community Action Agency Shares Service Updates and Needs

The Frederick Community Action Agency (FCAA) offers many services to the Frederick community. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, FCAA continues to adapt and expand services to meet the needs of the Frederick community. Please review the information below r...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 8, 2020

4/8/2020 Mayoral Briefing - Recording

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

Good morning. Today, I want to reiterate some of the necessary actions and requests of our community and how The City of Frederick is here to help ...

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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

Updates to City Operations & Reminders to Residents: COVID-19 Impacts

As COVID-19 continues to impact The City of Frederick, additional operational adjustments are now in place.

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 during this pandemic. In addition to previously announced City operational adjustments, please view the ...

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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: April 3, 2020

Special Meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen Announced

A special meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at 3:00 PM for the following agenda items:

I.         Call to OrderII.        Pledge of A...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 1, 2020

4/1/2020 Mayoral Briefing - Recording

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

Good morning, Frederick. As we enter day two of the Stay at Home order, I want to start off by saying thank you. Thank you to everyone who is takin...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Nominations Open for “Virtual” Frederick County Best Places to Work Awards

Nominations Accepted April 1-30, 2020

Sent on behalf of The City of Frederick Department of Economic Development, Frederick County Office of Economic Development, Frederick County Workforce Services, and Frederick County Chamber of Commerce.

Nominations are now open for the 2020 &...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 1, 2020

City Parks Safety: Additional Feature Closures

While parks remain open, certain features within parks are now closed.

Governor Hogan’s recent “Stay at Home” order still allows and encourages residents to get outside to bike, walk, run, and more while adhering to the social distancing guidelines and limiting the number of people to 10 or less...

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Frederick News
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Mayor O’Connor Submits Proposed FY2021 Budget

A new schedule of public meetings has been finalized.

In accordance with The City of Frederick Charter, Mayor O’Connor has submitted the proposed FY 2021 Budget to the Board of Aldermen. Due to the current public health emergency, the City’s budget public meeting timeline has been adjuste...

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

Online Submissions Now Accepted in the City’s Planning, Engineering, and Building Departments

A new online submittal portal is now available for documents and payment.

Beginning today, The City of Frederick is pleased to debut an online submittal portal for applications, plans, and fee payments for work with the Planning, Engineering, and Building Departments.

Through this service, the public can submit for the intake of...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 31, 2020

City Offers Guidance on Governor Hogan's Executive Order

The City of Frederick understands there are many questions regarding Governor Larry Hogan’s Executive Order to stay at home, which went into effect at 8 PM last night, March 30, 2020. The City’s legal department has reviewed the orders...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Mayor O’Connor to Update Public on the City’s COVID-19 Response & Debut FY2021 Budget

The briefing will broadcast live tomorrow, Wednesday, April 1, at 9:00 AM.

As announced last week, Mayor O’Connor will hold weekly public briefings on Wednesday mornings to provide updates to the community on the City’s COVID-19 response. These briefings, beginning tomorrow, will be moved to 9 AM. Previously,...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Mayor O’Connor Announces New Micro-Grant Program for City Small Businesses

The Department of Economic Development is offering limited one-time $2500 awards to local small businesses.

As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grow in our community, Mayor O’Connor is announcing a new opportunity for small businesses through the City’s Department of Economic Development (DED). Today, DED launched a Small Bus...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Mayor O’Connor to Update Public on City Operations and COVID Response

The briefing will broadcast live today, Wednesday, March 25, at 2:00 PM.

Since declaring a State of Emergency on March 13, 2020, Mayor Michael O’Connor and The City of Frederick have been committed to maintaining operations that are critical to the life, health, and safety of our residents. The City has also focused ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

City Parks Safety: Use of Playground Equipment & Pavilions During COVID-19 Emergency

The City’s Parks and Recreation Department asks the community to suspend the use of playground equipment and pavilions.

As we enter the Spring season, The City of Frederick’s parks are an attractive option for fresh air, recreation, and fun. Since the beginning of the City’s State of Emergency in response to COVID-19, parks and city-owned fields have re...

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Frederick News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Mayor O’Connor Announces New Partnerships to Serve Community during COVID-19 Pandemic

The City of Frederick is committed to supporting all in our community and are working diligently to find innovative partnerships and solutions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The City is thankful for the active conversations and willingness of community org...

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

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

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

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

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Sewer Main Rehabilitation Begins in the City

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

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 18, 2020

YouthWORKS! Summer Jobs Program Expands

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 18, 2020

City Sustainability Manager Receives Award

Jenny Willoughby named Land Manager of the Year by MORE

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: February 4, 2020

Mayor to Request Charter Changes; Share New Vision for FCAA

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

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

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

First Energy Begins City Tree Pruning

Work will continue now through March 2020

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

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Frederick News
Posted on: January 28, 2020

Changes to Street Sweeping and Parking Restriction Schedules

Streets impacted include S. Carroll, East 8th, East 9th, N. Court, and Chapel Alley.

The City of Frederick Street Maintenance Department will be implementing changes to the parking restriction schedule for street sweeping in certain areas. The expected impact on parking is minimal as only one side of the street will be closed at a time. T...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 31, 2019

City sells property to the Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs for $1

The Hayward Road property will become an emergency family shelter.

With a continued focus on serving emerging community needs, The City of Frederick and the Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs closed on the sale of a City-owned property located at 7516 Hayward Road on Monday, December 23, 2019, at a sale price ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 13, 2019

Frederick Community Action Agency Acting Director Appointed

Janet Jones, FCAA’s Assistant Director of Medical Services, will serve as Acting Director.

On behalf of the City of Frederick, Mayor Michael O’Connor is pleased to announce Janet Jones as the Acting Director of the Frederick Community Action Agency (FCAA). 

Janet began her tenure with the FCAA as a Clinic Outreach Worker in 19...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 12, 2019

Monocacy Boulevard Open to Vehicles

The Monocacy Boulevard Project nears completion and will allow vehicles and bicycles beginning today, December 12, 2019.

After many months of anticipation, The City of Frederick is thankful for the community’s patience and is pleased to announce the opening of Monocacy Boulevard between Schifferstadt Boulevard and Gas House Pike as of Thursday, December 12, 2019, ...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: December 5, 2019

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Dec. 14, Santa Fun Run

There will be a running event Saturday, December 14, 2019 along the Monocacy 5k route. Please be advised that temporary delays can be expected for rolling lane closures between 10 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

More information about the event is available from the YMCA here

Run route attached

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Watershed Gate Closure

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The City of Frederick has closed and locked the gates on Fishing Creek Road at its junctions with Gambrill Park Road and Hamburg Road to protect critical habitat.

Press release

Frederick News
Posted on: November 27, 2019

Press Conference Announcing City's 275th Anniversary

Press conference to be held on Monday, December 2nd, 2019 at 2:00PM in the City Hall Boardroom announcing the City’s upcoming 275th Anniversary

Full release here

Frederick News
Posted on: November 21, 2019

New City Website and Email Address Launch

The City of Frederick announces new website and email address launch.

Full media release

Frederick News
Posted on: 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