- From the Desk of Mayor Randy McClement
- Historic Preservation Awards Presented
- Summer Food Service Program at Designated City Parks
- Weinberg Center for the Arts "The Jewel of Frederick"
- Party & Meeting Rental Space Available
- Neighborhood Advisory Councils
- Frederick Police Department Youth Police Academy
- TransIT Offers Summer Freedom Pass to Youth
- City Boards,Commissions & Committees
- Upcoming County & State Election – Primary June 24th
- Frederick Town Fife & Drum Corp is Coming to Frederick
- Farmer's Market Season Opens Soon – May 18
- The Green Homes Challenge
- Frederick County Public Libraries Welcome Donations of Materials
- "Donate Now" - Frederick County Agencies Benefit from Online Tax Deductible Donations
- Drug Abuse & Awareness Get Connected.Get Answers
E-News from The City of Frederick, Maryland
Welcome to the May 2014 City of Frederick E-Newsletter. If you have something you would like to see addressed in future issues, please email us your suggestions!
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From the Desk of Mayor Randy McClement
Happy Spring Everyone!
It's a beautiful time of year in the City, and a busy time too! We're gearing up for a summer full of activities. Bike to Work Day is coming up on May 16th and my goal is even more participation than last year, and there is still time to sign up! We are also looking forward to the kick-off of Downtown Frederick's Alive at 5 events and the beginning of the event season for Celebrate Frederick, including the garden tour, summer concerts in Baker Park and our 4th of July Celebration. We also have lots of summer activities, camps, and classes offered through our Parks and Rec Department.
2014 marks the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War so we'll be involved with events throughout the year to honor this anniversary. At First Saturday on July 5th, we will highlight General Jubal Early's Ransom demand of $200,000 paid to the Confederate Army to save Frederick City. You can learn more about the ransom and join in on games and activities that day to help us reenact this important piece of Frederick's history.
Lastly, we are finishing up the FY15 Proposed Budget discussions. On Tuesday, May 13th at 7:00 PM in the Municipal Annex building, we will conclude the process with an open budget discussion. The adoption of the FY15 Proposed Budget is scheduled for the Thursday, May 15th Public Meeting at 7:00 PM in the Boardroom of City Hall. The Tax Rate is also scheduled to be set at that meeting. Both meetings are open to the public and public comment is always encouraged.
Feel free to contact me or members of the Board of Aldermen - our information can be found on the left side of the City E-News. We are here to serve you!
Mayor Randy McClement
Historic Preservation Awards Presented
Mayor Randy McClement and the Historic Preservation Commission recently announced the Historic Preservation Award winners for 2014. "The efforts of these individuals and organizations are outstanding. These projects demonstrate their pride in our City" said Mayor McClement.
View photographs of all the award winning projects at HPC's Facebook page.
Summer Food Service Program at Designated
A FREE LUNCH will be available to all children ages 18 and under beginning June 12th and continuing through August 22nd. Lunches will be served Monday through Friday (except July 4th) at the following locations:
Hill Street Park Pavilion on Hill Street - 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Stonegate Park Pavilion on Andover Lane - 12:00 - 12:45 PM
College Estates Park on Taney Avenue - 12:15 - 1:00 PM
PAL Center on Sagner Avenue - 12:00 - 12:30 PM
Carver Community Center on Lee Street - 12:00 - 12:30 PM
Carrollton Park on Center & Prospect Streets - 12:00 - 12:30 PM
Amber Meadows Park on Amber Drive - 12:00 - 12:30 PM
For more information contact Sarah McAleavy, Coordinator for Food & Nutrition Services, FCAA, at 301-600-6263.
City Offers Free Programs
Homebuyers Education Workshop
This free workshop is offered on the 3rd Saturday of each month from noon to 5:00 PM. The entire home buying process, from mortgage qualifications through loan closing is covered. Also reviewed are mortgage and down payment loan programs available to first time homebuyers. Registration is required. Interested participants should contact Brad Petersen at 301-600-3966 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Weatherization ServicesFree weatherization services are available to homeowners or renters at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. For a family of four, that is a total annual income of $47,100. Through this free program, eligible participants will receive an energy audit to identify areas that may be energy inefficient. The most common measures addressed are adding insulation, air sealing, HVAC system maintenance, hot water heater tank wraps, and light bulb replacement. Inefficient or non-functioning HVAC units and refrigerators can also be replaced. Interested individuals should contact Paul Mantello at 301-600-6985 or email email@example.com
Bay Restoration Fee Exemption (BRFE) Program
The BRFE program can waive the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fee added to an individual's quarterly water bill. The BRFE program is income based for both homeowners and renters (if the renter is responsible for the water bill). The current maximum annual income for a family of four is $41,212.44. Interested applicants should contact Steve Cirko at 301-600-6995 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frederick Municipal Airport
The Maryland Airport Managers Association in partnership with the Maryland Aviation Administration and Frederick Municipal Airport will host the 19th Annual Maryland Regional Conference from June 4th through June 7th. For more information, visit Conference.
Learn to Fly Day! - hosted by Frederick Municipal Airport on Saturday, June 7th from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM for ages 8 and up. For more information, visit Learn to Fly Day
Summer Fun in the City!
Summerfest Family Theatre brings 7 weeks of clowns, magicians, musicians and puppeteers for children of all ages beginning Thursday, June 26th at 10:00 AM at the Baker Park Bandshell. Visit Summerfest Family Theatre for more information!
The Summer Concert Series begins Sunday, June 8th and continues every Sunday evening through August 24th. Enjoy a beautiful evening of music and fun at the Bandshell in Baker Park. Visit Summer Concert for the list of 2014 performers.
MAY I have Awesome Abs?
Yes you MAY!!
The William Talley Fitness Center is hosting an ABS Challenge in the month of May. Come to the Fitness Center and pick up the challenge chart and get ready for AWESOME ABS!
Party & Meeting Rental Space Available
Reserve a City park for your family reunion, graduation party, birthday party, baby shower, rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, picnic, corporate function etc.
William R. Talley Rec Center Rentals
"Treasure in the Castle" located in historic Baker Park, has several meeting rooms, classrooms, and multi-purpose rooms available to rent. Our gymnasium is the largest open area in downtown Frederick at approximately 10,000 square feet. Also available is a small commercial kitchen. We can host anything from volleyball tournaments to wedding receptions, dances and more!
For more information or to rent a space, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 301-600-1492 or visit Park Manual
for more information and links to the appropriate applications.
City Boards,Commissions & Committees
Have you thought the City could benefit from your experience and knowledge? Do you want to help make decisions regarding policy, service and quality of life? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, consider serving on one of the many City commissions and boards. A recent resume and letter of interest is all that is needed to apply.
The Boards/Commissions listed below currently have vacancies:
Trust Investment Committee
NAC Volunteer Coordinator
Building Code Appeals Board
For more information and/or to apply, contact Amber Grimes, Commission Coordinator, at 301-600-1453 or email Amber Grimes.
**For a complete list of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen Board, Commission and Committee assignments, click here.
Weinberg Center for the Arts
"The Jewel of Frederick"
The Weinberg Center presents...
Red Molly - May 23rd at 7:30 PM
Quinn Sullivan - June 5th at 7:30 PM
For more information and/or to purchase tickets, visit Weinberg Center for the Arts. Weinberg Center for the Arts is located at 20 West Patrick Street in Downtown Frederick. Convenient parking at the Court Street Parking Deck.
Neighborhood Advisory Councils
The Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) is a forum for residents to become involved in identifying and recommending positive changes to improve their neighborhoods by enhancing communications with elected officials. It is the goal of the elected officials to work with residents to understand and address the issues that impact the quality of life in neighborhoods. For more information on the NAC initiative and to find out what NAC you are in, please visit NAC Info.
Frederick Police Department
Youth Police Academy
This program provides a close-up look at Law Enforcement and its tools of the trade. The classes will be held at the FPD Training Facility at 6424 Plant Road.
For more information and to register, contact Michele Bowman at 301-600-2091 or email@example.com
TransIT Offers Summer Freedom Pass to Youth
TransIT will once again offer the Summer Freedom Pass to youth ages 13 - 18 years of age during the summer months. The Summer Freedom Pass helps adolescents access jobs, extracurricular activities and safe alternatives when school is out. Click on Freedom Summer Passfor more information.
Upcoming County & State Election
Primary Election Day - June 24th
Early voting will take place from June 12th through June 19th at the following polling sites:
Absentee Ballots can be obtained by visiting Absentee Ballot .
To learn more about the candidates, visit candidates list.
All questions should be directed to the Election Board.
Voting is a right and a privilege!
Please vote in the June Primary Election
Frederick Town Fife & Drum Corp
is Coming to Frederick
Boys and girls ages 10 to 19 are invited to audition for the newly formed Frederick Town Fife and Drum Corp (FTFD). The FTFD Corp is dedicated to preserving Frederick's Revolutionary War history via live performances at parades, historical and patriotic celebrations, concerts, cultural affairs, and other civic events.For more information, please contact Don Deering at 301-606-8827 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Farmer's Market Season Opens Soon
Spring is finally here and local Farmers' Markets will begin to open on May 18th. The schedules for all the local Farmers' Markets are currently being updated. To find out more about your favorite market visit Frederick Farm Fresh.
The Green Homes Challenge
Frederick County Public Libraries Welcome Donations of Materials
If you have good quality used books, CDs, and DVDs that need a new home, consider donating your items to the Frederick County Public Libraries (FCPL).
If you are interested in making donations to FCPL, please call 301-600-1630.
"Donate Now" - Frederick County Agencies Benefit from Online Tax Deductible Donations
Make a tax deductible donation online to various Frederick County agencies. Online donations are now being accepted for the Department of Aging, Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center, Child Advocacy Center, Parks & Recreation, TransIt Services and Workforce Services.
Donate at www.FrederickCountyMd.gov/donate.
For more details, contact Dane Fox at 301-600-1114 or via email at dfox@FrederickCountyMD.gov.
Drug Abuse & Awareness
Get Connected.Get Answers
Drug Abuse is Very Real
Be Aware and Be Informed
Talk Early and Often
Kids Listen and Parents Do Matter!
Call 2-1-1 or 1-866-411-6803 for Information and Referrals. Crisis Intervention is available 24/7. Visit www.211md.org
This eNewsletter is also available on the city website: http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs199/1102359044815/archive/1117178217617.html.