Tuesday, July 8, 2014

July eNews from the City of Frederick - Green Team, East Street Rails to Trails, National Night Out, Recycling

The City of Frederick's July 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: susan@cityoffrederick.com. The topics for this month's newsletter are shown below and the articles follow. See the archives for other issues.
  1. From the Desk of Mayor Randy McClement
  2. Green Team Taps Volunteers for Tree Canopy Project
  3. Initial Work to Begin on East Street Rails to Trails & West Frederick Bicycle Loop
  4. Frederick Ransomed! 1864: The Final Invasion
  5. National Night Out 2014
  6. Celebrate July 4th in Baker Park
  7. Department of Public Works Projects
  8. What's Going on at Carroll Creek Park?  
  9.  Frederick Police Department
  10. Answers To Questions About Frederick
  11. A Refresher on Ways to "Recycle Right"
  12. Employment Opportunities

E-News from The City of Frederick 
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In This Issue
A Note from the Mayor
Tree Canopy Project
Rails to Trails & West Frederick Bike Loop
Stars & Stripes-150th Civil War Anniversary Events
National Night Out
4th of July!
Tree Pruning in Downtown
What's Going on at Carroll Creek Park
FPD News &Tips
"I Want to......"
Recycling Refresher
Job Opportunities
Quick Links
61st Administration 
of The City of Frederick  
Downtown Frederick Partnership 
It's what's happening!
To find out what the
Downtown Frederick Partnership has planned for the 2014 season
Fun in Downtown

July 2014 Events
Alive at FiveJuly 3July 10
July 17
July 24
July 31

5-8 PMCarroll Creek Amphitheater

First Saturday - Stars & StripesJuly 53-9 PM
Downtown Frederick

Church Tours

July 51-4 PM
Downtown Frederick
Parking Made Simple!
No more digging for change to feed the meters in Downtown Frederick.
Now you can pay for parking using your smartphone!

Visit :
 Shopping, Dining and the Arts

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

For more information visit
Connect with The City
July 2014

From the Desk of Mayor Randy McClement

As Independence Day approaches, I reflect on the rich history we all share here in Frederick.  From the battles of the Civil War to the final resting place of Francis Scott Key to the US Army's establishment of Fort Detrick Medical Command, Frederick shares a heritage intertwined with the history and future, of our great nation.  Every year, Independence Day reminds me of the freedom and liberty that we hold so dear.   As we approach celebrations this Fourth of July, I encourage all Frederick residents to reflect on what makes our community and our country strong.  The Fourth of July is an important expression of our patriotism. 
I wish all of our community a safe and exceptional holiday this year.
As always, feel free to contact me or members of the Board of Aldermen.  Our information is on the left side of the City E-News.  We are here to serve you.      
-Mayor Randy McClement 

Green Team Taps Volunteers for  
Tree Canopy Project 

Frederick's Green Initiative Team (GIT) is looking for volunteers to assist City staff in cataloging every tree in the City limits.  City Sustainability Manager Jenny Willoughby, is currently working on a project to identify trees and increase the density of the City's tree canopy.  Help is needed from citizens to report trees on private property.  To learn how you can help, contact Jenny Willoughby.  What is a tree canopy?

Initial Work to Begin on East Street Rails to Trails & West Frederick Bicycle Loop

Work has begun on the initial phase of the East Street Rails with Trails Project. The initial phase includes street bike lane markings from East All Saints St./MARC Station up to 7th St. For more information, visit East Street Rails with Trails.

The West Frederick Bicycle Loop Project includes the installation of "sharrows" (shared lane markings) and bike route signage on the following streets: Motter Ave., Bentz St., Center St., Prospect Blvd., Braddock Ave., Norva Ave., Kline Blvd., Fairview Ave. & West 12th St.

Both projects are funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Frederick Ransomed! 1864: The Final Invasion

On Saturday, July 5th, help "raise" the $200,000 ransom to save Frederick City while enjoying  First Saturday's Stars and Stripes event in downtown Frederick. Begin at the Frederick County Historical Society where the actual ransom note will be on display and "Raise a Pint to Frederick" in the adjoining beer garden.  The 26th North Carolina Regimental Brass Band will march through the streets.  Gather in front of Brewers Alley at 8:30 PM to hear Mayor Randy McClement read the Ransom Receipt - was the town saved?  Afterwards, join Brewers Alley for a celebratory "1864 beer" to be unveiled and on tap that day.
For more information on this and other Heart of the Civil War 150th Anniversary activities and celebrations, visit Heart of the Civil War.

National Night Out 2014

Join the Frederick Police Department and neighbors in your community  to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, August 5th. Family activities are scheduled from 6 - 9 PM  at the following locations:
  • Carrollton Park - 455 Center Street
  • Hill Street Park - 100 Hill Street
  • Mullinix Park - South Bentz Street
  • Worman's Mill Community Center - Stoney Creek Lane
For more information contact Michele Bowman, Community Outreach Specialist.

July  Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) Meetings
 Open to the public
July 8 - NAC 12 - Clara Harris  Center - 111 Pennsylvania  Avenue
July 10 - NAC 4 - Worman's Mill Clubhouse
July 21 - NAC 10 - Burck Street Center - 413 Burck Street

Celebrate July 4th in Baker Park

Enjoy a day filled with amusements and  entertainment.
For a complete list of activities visit 
Fun on the 4th

Department of Public Works Projects

Pruning Trees in the Historic District
(NAC 11)

From now through April, 2015, all 1100 City owned trees in the Downtown Historic District will be pruned under the supervision of City Arborist Tom Rippeon. 
Questions?  Email Tom Rippeon

Upcoming Water Projects:
1. Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade
2. North Water Tower Project
3. Upgrades to  the Monocacy Water Treatment Plant

For more information on these projects, email Marc Stachowski, Deputy Director, DPW Operations.

What's Going on at Carroll Creek Park?   

Work on the next phase of Carroll Creek Park has begun. During the early phase of the project, visitors may see fencing being installed and construction trailers.  Preliminary site work will also be completed during this time. Follow the progress at Carroll Creek Park.

Frederick Police Department 

Mayor Randy McClement spoke to the graduates of the 55th Police Academy  at the June 20th graduation ceremony.  Congratulations to the Frederick Police Department's 15 new officers.
Drug Awareness Campaign  
The Frederick Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit has been  making monthly presentation to the City NACs on the dangers of heroin. Heroin usage has increased and is presenting new dangers. For more information, contact Sgt John Corbett  or call 301-600-6235.
Crime Prevention Tips  
During this time of year, thefts from vehicles have a tendency to increase. These crimes are often committed by juveniles acting alone or in groups.  To help prevent theft: lock your car doors, report suspicious activity, remove valuables, park in well-lighted areas, and install alarm systems.
Crime and Drug Reporting Methods  
Report Crime Activity Anonymously
301-600-TIPS (8477) or fpdcrimetip@frederickmdpolice.org Report Drug Activity Anonymously
301-600-2264 or fpddrugtip@frederickmdpolice.org Text Crime Tips at  240-674-TIPS (8477)
Frederick Police Non-Emergency number - 301-600-2101

If you see something; say something

Answers To Questions About Frederick

Do you have an "I Want To...." question about The City of Frederick?  Visit:  "I Want  To...." on the City's website, and you may find the information you are seeking.   

A Refresher on Ways to "Recycle Right"

What is - And Isn't - Recyclable in Frederick  - a handy, printable list
A Guide to Recycling Plastics - a detailed explanation of these confusing materials
Recycling Right - top tips to improve your recycling

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