Friday, June 20, 2014

Biking, July 4th, Swimming Pools, Theater, Elections - Read the June 2014 City Of Frederick E-Newsletter

The City of Frederick's June 2014 E-Newsletter is posted below.  If you have any questions or suggestions direct them to Susan Harding, the Public Information Coordinator, and author of the newsletter: The topics for this month's newsletter are shown below and the articles follow.
  1. From the Desk of Mayor Randy McClement
  2. Proposals Received for Downtown Hotel Project
  3. City Launches "iSpires" App for iPhone
  4. City Swimming Pools  
  5. Congratulations to the 2014 Frederick Police Academy Graduates!
  6. Celebrate July 4th in Baker Park
  7. Bike Through History!
  8. City Board/Commission Vacancies
  9. 4th Annual Easels in Frederick June 16-21, 2014
  10. Open Burning Ban In Effect
  11. FREE Family Theatre
  12. Primary Election Day is Tuesday, June 24th
  13. Employment Opportunities
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In This Issue
A Note from the Mayor
Downtown Hotel Update
"iSpires" App
City Swimming Pools
Police Academy Graduation
4th of July!
Bicycle History Loop
Boards & Commissions Vacancies
Easels in Frederick
Burning Ban in Effect
Summerfest Family Theatre
Primary Election June 24th
Job Opportunities
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June 2014 Events
June 12 - Alive at Five5 - 8 PM
Carroll Creek Amphitheatre

June 19 - Alive at Five
5-8 PM
Carroll Creek Amphitheatre

June 21 - Downtown Frederick Corn Hole Classic
3 - 7 PM - Carroll Creek Amphitheatre

June 26 - Alive at Five
5-8 PM
Carroll Creek Amphitheatre

Parkmobile App
Parking made simple in Downtown Frederick.
Now you can pay for parking using your smartphone!
To sign up visit:
 Shopping, Dining and the Arts

Frederick...The Key to the Heart of Maryland.

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June 2014

From the Desk of Mayor Randy McClement

Hello Neighbors,

Like many of you, I'm hoping June will finally bring dry weather!  In May our DPW crews once again worked tirelessly, keeping an eye on high water areas during torrential rains.  This heavy rain caused flooding in our parks and fields, but caused little to no damage to the City.  That is a testament to our hard-working men and women and of course, the City's flood control project.  Baker Park serves as a critical catch basin for the overflow from Carroll Creek during storms.

This month marks the 42nd Anniversary of the largest flood in The City of Frederick, caused by Tropical Storm Agnes on June 23, 1972, when waters reached over 35 feet at the Monocacy Blvd Bridge.  It was this severe flooding that prompted the development of Carroll Creek from a natural creek to a flood control project, removing downtown Frederick from the 100-year floodplain and restoring the City's economic vitality.

Today, with the final phase of the Carroll Creek Linear Park Project underway, I think it's important to remember the original goal of the project, and when you see flooding in Baker Park, stop and appreciate the purpose it serves to keep our downtown residents and businesses dry.

As always, 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 

Proposals Received for Downtown Hotel Project 

The City received two proposals for a privately owned and operated, full-service hotel and conference center in Downtown  Frederick.  The proposals from Plamondon Companies, in conjunction with Peter Fillat Architects and Project Development Services, Inc. (PDSI); and The Wormald Companies, in conjunction with BPM Partners, will be reviewed by the Downtown Frederick Hotel Advisory Committee.  Follow this project at: Downtown Hotel Project

City Launches "iSpires" App for iPhone 

This app allows residents to quickly send questions to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, report code enforcement complaints, potholes and other problems in the City.  "iSpires" is free and available for download on the City websiteand on iTunes.

City Swimming Pools

Edward P. Thomas Memorial Swimming Pool
500 Fleming Avenue in Baker Park - 301- 663-5666
125 West All Saints Street - Mullinix Park along Carroll Creek

Enjoy the City Pools for 1/2 Price
every Sunday from 5PM to close.
(excludes Labor Day)
For more information visiSummer 2014

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2014 Frederick Police Academy Graduates!

The Academy Graduation Ceremony will take place 

Friday, June 20th at 1:00 PM at the Weinberg Center for the Arts.  The ceremony is free and open to the public.
The 55th Academy Graduates are as follows:
George Bentley IV   Michael Dameron       Tyler Deatrich 
Matthew Fast            Daniel Grimes             Shawn Kohler 
Kristen Kowalsky    Keith Legarde              Alexia Malocha 
Colin Maye                 Michael Stahlke          Daniel Urbanowicz 
David Voland             Patrick Wharton        Benjamin Wilson 
Kyrie Wolfe    

Celebrate July 4th in Baker Park

Enjoy a day filled with amusements, activities and entertainment, with regional and national bands on two stages beginning at 2:00 PM.
Pick a seat early to enjoy the fireworks display at dusk.  Great seats can be found around the swimming pool on Fleming Avenue, Frederick High School lawn and now the entire Carillon area of Baker Park.  For a complete list of activities visit  Fun on the 4th.

Bike Through History!

The Frederick History Bicycle Loop is a delightful ride through the streets, alleys and paths of historic Downtown Frederick.  This casual bike ride offers the perfect experience to tour the 'City of the Clustered Spires".  For the complete brochure, visit Frederick History Bicycle Loop.

City Board/Commission Vacancies

Electrical Board
Plumbing Board
Building Code Appeals Board

To apply simply send a recent resume and letter of interest to:    Amber Grimes, Commission Coordinator or call 301-600-1453

4th Annual Easels in Frederick

June 16-21, 2014

See Frederick County through the eyes of international, juried artists as they paint scenes "plein air" style.  The works are exhibited, judged for cash prizes, and purchased.  Visit  Easels in Frederick

Open Burning Ban In Effect

A reminder to property owners in the City and County the ban on open burning is in effect from June 1st through August 31st.  Open burning permits will not be issued during this time.  This ban does not apply to the use of barbeques or gas grills in the City.  For details, contact the Health Dept. at 301-600-1717.

    FREE Family Theatre       

Summerfest Family Theatre begins Thursday, June 26th at 10:00 AM at the Baker Park Bandshell.  Visit

Primary Election Day is Tuesday, June 24th

Early voting will take place from June 12th through June 19th at the following  polling sites:
  • Frederick Senior Center, 1440 Taney Avenue, Frederick
  • Thurmont Regional Library, 76 East Moser Rd. Thurmont
  • Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung St., Frederick
To learn more about the candidates, visit  candidates list.
All questions should  be directed to the  Election Board.

Employment Opportunities

The City of Frederick values diversity in its workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.  For information on employment with The City of Frederick, visit the following links: Job Opportunities
 & How to Apply