Wednesday, December 3, 2014

E-News from City of Frederick - December 2014 - Christmas Tree Dropoff, Holiday Events, Commuter Bus, Winter Preparedness, East of East Street, Donations

The City of Frederick's December 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. See the archives for other issues.
  1. Talk to the Mayor Tuesdays
  2. Christmas Tree Drop Off Sites
  3. Tips for Curbside Recycling in Winter
  4. FCAA Accepts a Wide Range of Donations
  5. Dill Avenue/Rosemont Avenue Water Line Replacement Project
  6. Parks & Recreation Department
  7. Holiday Events
  8. The Holidays in Historic Frederick Magic in the Air
  9. Weinberg Center 2014-2015 Season
  10. Free Holiday Parking in Downtown
  11. 515 Commuter Bus - Weekday Service
  12. Frederick Police News
  13. Winter Preparedness Information
  14. Carroll Creek Park Update East of East Street
  15. Alert Frederick County Emergency Notification System - Weather Alerts, Traffic Alerts
  16. Employment Opportunities

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In This Issue
Talk to the Mayor Tuesdays
Christmas Tree Drop Off Sites
Winter Curbside Recycling
FCAA Accepts Donations
Water Line Replacement Project
Park & Rec Dept Classes & Events
Holidays in Historic Frederick
The Weinberg Center 2014-15 Season
Free Holiday Parking in Downtown
515 Communter Bus Weekday Service
FPD News
Be Prepared for Winter
Carroll Creek Update
Job Opportunities
City Government Offices Closed

City Government Offices will be closed for the following holidays:
Christmas Holiday
December 25th
December 26th

New Year's Day
Jan. 1, 2015

Channel 99 Productions
For your viewing pleasure! In-house productions by The City of Frederick Audio Visual Department
City Board/Commission Vacancies

For more information, contact Amber Grimes at 301-600-1453
or email

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

Upcoming Events 
12/6, 12/13, 12/20
"Eat,Drink, & Be Merry"
3:00 - 9:00 PM

 Shopping, Dining and the Arts

Frederick...The Key to the Heart of Maryland.
For more information visit
Connect with The City
December 2014

"Talk to the Mayor Tuesdays"   

Mayor McClement has set aside the 4th Tuesday of each month from 2-6 p.m. to meet informally with citizens to discuss topics or issues of their choice. The next "Talk with the Mayor Tuesday" will be held on December 23rd.
The Mayor's office is located in City Hall at 101 North Court St. No appointment is necessary and citizens meet with the Mayor on a first come; first serve basis. 
For more information, contact Nikki Bamonti at 301-600-3835 or  email

"I have been very pleased with the wide range of topics brought to the table during the Talk to the Mayor Tuesdays.  Talking with residents in a casual atmosphere, hearing their questions and concerns and having the opportunity to address these items directly is exactly what I had in mind for these open door events."  - Mayor Randy McClement.

Christmas Tree Drop Off Sites    

The City of Frederick Christmas Tree Drop Off and Recycling Program begins Monday, December 29, 2014 and continues through Saturday, January 31, 2015.
To find out where to take your holiday greens, visit Christmas Tree Recycling.

Tips for Curbside Recycling in Winter

Winter weather could affect curbside recycling service. Knowing when to set your blue cart out is easy - there is an free app for that and more! Download the free app at My Waste

To learn more about recycling, visit

 FCAA Accepts a Wide Range of Donations

The Frederick Community Action Agency (FCAA) accepts a wide range of donations including monetary donations which are tax-deductible. For more information about making a donation, please contact Sarah McAleavy, Coordinator, at 301-600-6263 or

Dill Avenue/Rosemont Avenue Water Line Replacement Project 

The City of Frederick Department of Public Works will be installing two new sections of the main water line along Rosemont Avenue from College Avenue to Fairview Avenue. Once the project is completed, the area will be milled and overlaid.  This project is expected to be completed in the Fall of 2015. For more information, contact Keith Brown, Assistant Deputy Director of Operations at 301-600-1182 or email

The Parks & Recreation Department
Holiday Events

The Parks & Recreation Department offers Holiday Weekend Carriage Rides, Cookies & Carriage Holiday Light Tour, a Gingerbread House Making Class and more.
For more information on these events, visit Winter Brochure and scroll down to page 4.

The Holidays in Historic Frederick
Magic in the Air

Rediscover the wonder of the holidays in Downtown Frederick. For information on the Festival of Lights, Candlelight House Tour, and more, visit  Celebrate Frederick Events and enjoy the holiday season in Frederick.
View The Holidays in Historic Frederick

Weinberg Center 2014-2015 Season

Tickets are now on sale for the Weinberg Center for the Arts 2014-15 Season. This includes season events as well as The Frederick Speakers Series, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra season subscription and Flying Dog Movies.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Weinberg Center 2014-15 Season.   Hint - Tickets and vouchers make great stocking stuffers!

Free Holiday Parking in Downtown

The City of Frederick Parking Department is pleased to announce FREE Holiday Parking in Downtown Frederick on the following days:

  • Every Weekend (from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day) - Saturdays and Sundays from 8am Saturday to 6am Monday in all 5 City parking garages and at parking meters - normal rates apply after 6am on Mondays.
  • For a list of parking garages visit, parking.
  • For a map of handicap accessible parking locations in the City parking garages, visit  handicap parking.

515 Commuter Bus - Weekday Service

 Your Ride is Here! 
515 Commuter Bus from Frederick/Urbana to Shady Grove/Rock Spring Business Park
Weekday Service from 4:20 AM to 7:37 PM 
Express service via I-70 and I-270 to Downtown Frederick MARC Station, Monocacy MARC Station, Urbana P&R, Shady Grove Metro, Rock Spring Business Park.
For more information visit  commuter bus or call Eyre Bus Service Inc. at 1-800-321-3973.

MTA Maryland - 1-866-RIDE-MTA 

 Frederick Police News

56th Frederick Police Academy
The 56th Frederick Police Training Academy commenced on November 17th at the Charles V. Main Training Center beginning a 7 month long  course of study and practical application.  The 22 students will receive intensive training in a variety of areas.   Graduation is scheduled for June 26, 2015.

Drug Collection Unit

Do you have outdated prescription drugs, old over the counter medicines, Rx's that are no longer needed?  Please do not flush the drugs down the toilet.  Frederick City now has a permanent MedReturn Drug Collection Unit. For more information visit FPD MedReturn.

2015 Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) calendar.
For more information about your NAC, contact Michele Bowman at or call 301-600-2091.

Be Smart-Be Safe this holiday season. Share these Holiday Shopping Safety Tips with family and friends.

Winter Preparedness Information 

The Department of Public Works would like to assist you in preparing for winter weather.

Snow Emergency Declaration - Who decides to declare a snow emergency and when is it implemented?
Snow Emergency Routes - What are they and where are they? When you must move your vehicle?
Frequently Asked Questions  - Questions regarding snow removal in The City of Frederick
Snow Removable Map - A map of the snow removal regions in The City of Frederick.
Ready Gov/Winter - Winterizing Your Home and Car; Family Preparedness
When the Sky Turns Gray  - An animated video from FEMA on winter weather preparation.

Carroll Creek Park Update
East of East Street

Dirt is moving at the far east end of Carroll Creek.  Construction equipment, materials and crews are turning their attention to this side of Carroll Creek as a part of the Phase II construction. For more great pictures of the progress, visit  our blog.

Alert Frederick County
Emergency Notification System
Weather Alerts, Traffic Alerts & More

Sign up for weather, traffic, and other specific notices and updates at Alert Frederick County  Emergency Alert Notification Center.

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