Friday, September 4, 2015

September 2015 eNews from the City of Frederick: In the Street, Flea Market, Freecycle Roundup, Police News, Biking Events, and more.

Greetings. Here is the September 2015 eNews from the City of Frederick. This newsletter is packed full of useful information!   It is re-posted here by permission. If you have any questions or suggestions, direct them to Susan Harding, the city's Public Information Coordinator, and author of the newsletter: The topics for this month's newsletter are shown below and the articles follow. See the e-Newsletter archives for other issues. 
~ Darcy Richards 

  1. September 11th Observance
  2. Checking Off the Carroll Creek Bucket List East/West Fountain to Open Soon
  3. IN THE STREET Saturday, September 12
  4. Community Flea Market Saturday, September 26
  5. Talk to the Mayor Tuesday - September 29
  6. Freecycle Roundup - Saturday, October 17th
  7. East Street Corridor Small Area Plan On-line Survey
  8. News from the Frederick Police Department
  9. Upcoming Bicycling Event and MORE!
  10. Weinberg Center for the Arts 2015 - 2016 Season
  11. Tidbits of Information
  12. Frederick County Health Department Launches Take Back Your Life" Opiod Misuse Campaign 
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In This Issue
9-11 Observance
East/West Fountain Opening Soon
In The Street 2015
Community Flea Market
Talk to the Mayor Tuesday
Freecycle Roundup Coming Soon
East Street Corridor Survey
Frederick Police Department News
Car Free/Car Light Day
Weinberg Center Season
"Take Your Life Back" Campaign
Farmers' Markets
Sign up for Alert Notifications
Job Opportunities
Labor Day 
City Hall will be closed Monday, September 7th in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.
Trash/Yard Waste/Recycling Schedules Change 

Carroll Creek Linear Park Update
The East/West Fountain
are the next big milestone for Phase II on Carroll Creek. To follow the progress visit the DED blog.
Stay tuned for exciting news about the opening of the final on Carroll Creek!
Share your favorite photos of Carroll Creek on Instagram at   
To find out what's happening in your City watch City Cable Channel 99!
City Board/Commission Vacancies
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 2015 season
Upcoming Events 

First Saturday 
September 5
3:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Alive @ Five
Last two events for
Summer 2015
September 10th 
5 - 8 p.m.  
Carroll Creek
Need the perfect gift? 
Purchase a  
Downtown Frederick Gift Card   
 Shopping, Dining and the Arts

Frederick...The Key to the Heart of Maryland. For more information visit

Connect with The City
September 2015

September 11th Observance 
"Never Forget" 

The City of Frederick will hold a brief 9-11 Observance on Friday, September 11 at 8:30 a.m. on the front steps of City Hall.  In the event of inclement weather, the observance will be moved inside City Hall.  The public is encouraged to attend.
View  The Boat-lift of 9-11 - the untold story of 9-11 Resilience - the evacuation of 500,000 people from Manhattan in less than 9 hours.  Narrated by Tom Hanks. 

Checking Off the Carroll Creek Bucket List
East/West Fountain to Open Soon
Coming soon! The opening of the East/West Fountain (Directly across the creek from La Paz Mexican Restaurant)
Stayed tune for more details!
The City of Frederick launched our Instagram account (@cityoffrederick) to share all that is beautiful and photo-worthy in and around our City!  To mark the launch, the City is asking Instagram users to share their favorite photos of Carroll Creek Park using #iHEARTcarrollcreek.

IN THE STREET  Saturday, September 12 

In The Street- For over 30 years, Market Street has come alive for IN THE STREET.  Join the fun from 11 am until 5 pm with food, fun, and entertainment. 

Market Street Mile - A mile race for beginners, experts, young, old and in between!
Up The Creek - "Everyone's favorite after party"
The festivities continue into the evening  in the Carroll Creek Amphitheater for those 21 and over from 5-9 pm.               $5.00 cover charge.

Community Flea Market  Saturday, September 26

This community event will be held from 7am to 2pm in the parking lot of NYMEO Field at Harry Grove Stadium.
To participate and rent a 20x20 space for $25 (prepay only) call 301-600-1492
Questions? email April at  

Talk to the Mayor Tuesday - September 29 

Mayor McClement sets aside time each month to meet informally with citizens to discuss topics or issues of their choice.
Due to a change in the schedule, the September Talk to the Mayor will be held on the 5th Tuesday, September 29th from 2-6 p.m.
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 details, contact Nikki Bamonti: 301-600-3835 or

Coming Soon - Freecycle Roundup
Saturday, October 17th 

The City of Frederick's next Freecycle Roundup will be held on Saturday, October 17th from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Hill Street Park, 100 Hill Street.  Several non-profit organizations will be on hand to take donated items.
***Limited pickup of bulk items is available on a first come, first serve basis.  ALL Pickups MUST be scheduled.  City residents interested in scheduling a pickup should contact Ben at 301-600-2039 by Friday, September 18th.  
Questions about Freecycle Roundup?  Call 301-600-1440.
Waste Reduction & Recycling Award Program Enter your business or organization in the Frederick County Annual Waste Reduction and Recycling Award program.  For more information and application form, click here

East Street Corridor Small Area Plan
On-line Survey

The City is undertaking a Small Area Plan study of the East Street Corridor. The purpose of this Plan is to further the efforts of East Frederick Rising and the Vision Plan that group has created as well as build upon other studies and plans in this area.
To take the survey, go to

News from the Frederick Police Department
A swearing in ceremony for Frederick Police Chief Ed Hargis took place on August 28th in Hodson Auditorium on the Hood College Campus. Chief Hargis officially assumed command of the Frederick Police Department's force of 144 authorized sworn officers and 48 civilians on July 30th.
Join your neighbors and police officers for a morning of coffee and conversation.
Coffee with a Cop  September 18th
9-11a.m. at Dunkin Donuts at 1296 W. Patrick Street. For more information call CPL Carrado at 301-600-6236.
The Frederick Police Department offers these school safety tips - Back to School Safety
Parallel Parking - The FPD is witnessing an increase in improper parallel parking according to Article 13-26 titled Parallel Parking.  Failure to park correctly could result in a $20 fine.
Neighborhood Advisory Councils (NACs)
The City of Frederick's NACs initiative needs your help!  The NAC is a forum for residents to become involved in identifying and recommending changes to improve your neighborhood.  Each NAC meets to discus issues, concerns, and neighborhood projects. 
To find out which NAC you belong to visit Find Your NAC.
NAC meeting schedules can be found here

Upcoming Bicycling Event and MORE! 
Car Free/Car Light Day - September 22, 2015
Take the Pledge and be entered into a prize drawing. 
Presentation of the "Car Free/Car Lite Day" proclamation will take place at the September 16th Workshop public meeting at 3:00 PM in the Boardroom in City Hall.
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Municipal Annex Building at 140 West Patrick Street.  The meetings are open to the public. 
Gran Fondo National Championship:

Sunday, September 20th!  The Gran Fondo National Championship in historic Frederick, Maryland is your opportunity to earn the title of fastest rider in the incredible Gran Fondo arena. Register here

Weinberg Center for the Arts
2015 - 2016 Season
Weinberg Center Tickets are now on sale for the fabulous 2015-2016 season. 
There are 3 ways to buy tickets!
Purchase 5 events & save 20% - learn more at

 Tidbits of Information
The Annual Leaf Collection Campaign will begin Monday, October 26th and continue through Friday, December 18th. More information to come.
View the City's Parks & Recreation Fall brochure here
The Land Management Code (LMC) is now on-line. Click on LMC.  Questions?  email
To sign up to receive the Frederick County Department of Solid Waste Management's E-news click on Recycle More, Waste Less 

Frederick County Health Department Launches "Take Back Your Life" Opiod Misuse Campaign 
The Frederick County Health Department (FCHD) has launched a public communications program called "Take Back My Life" to raise awareness of the growing problem of opiod and heroin misuse in Frederick County.
To hear how opiod and heroin misuse has affected the lives of Frederick County residents, visit