Thursday, October 1, 2015

October 2015 eNews from the City of Frederick: Halloween in Baker Park, Leaf Collection, City Receives Award, and more!

Greetings. Here is the October 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: susan@cityoffrederick.com. The topics for this month's newsletter are shown below and the articles follow. See the e-Newsletter archives for other issues. 

~ Darcy Richards 

Contents
  1. Get Rid of Bulk Trash Items FREE! Freecycle Roundup October 17, 8-2
  2. 7th Annual Halloween in Baker Park October 23rd - One Night Only
  3. 2015 Annual Leaf Collection Campaign October 26  through December 18
  4. Talk to the Mayor Tuesday October 27th  
  5. Farmers' Markets Last Carroll Creek Farmers' Market of the Season
  6. City Receives Prestigious Award - Gold Leaf Award
  7. Checking Off the Carroll Creek Bucket List East/West Fountain Open
  8. Free Parking Offer for MARC & MTA Riders - Monthly Pass Holders Only
  9. News from the Frederick Police Department - Crime & Citizen Contact Survey
  10. Weinberg Center for the Arts - 2015 - 2016 Season
  11. TransIT Expands Services for East Frederick Shuttle
  12. Residential Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off October 17, 2015
  13. Alert Frederick County Emergency Notification System
  14. Employment Opportunities

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In This Issue
Freecycle Roundup Coming Soon
7th Annual Halloweeen in Baker Park
Annual Leaf Collection
Talk to the Mayor Tuesday
Carroll Creek Farmers' Markets
Prestigious Gold Leaf Award
Carroll Creek Update
Free Parking
Frederick Police Department News
Weinberg Center Season
TrasnIT Expands Services for East Frederick Area
Residential Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off
Sign up for Alert Notifications
Job Opportunities
Veterans Day 
Closure

City Hall will be closed Wednesday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day

   
Carroll Creek Linear Park Update
To follow the progress on Carroll Creek, visit the DED blog.

Stay tuned for exciting news about the opening of the more fountains and sections on Carroll Creek!

Share your favorite photos of Carroll Creek on Instagram at   
#iHEARTcarrollcreek
To find out what's happening in your City watch City Cable Channel 99!
The following videos are produced by The City of Frederick's Audio Visual Department for your viewing pleasure.
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Downtown Frederick Partnership 
It's what's happening!
To find out what the
Downtown Frederick Partnership has planned for the 2015 season
visit:


Upcoming Events 
 

First Saturday 
October 3
3:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Downtown Scavenger Hunt
October 6
6:30 - 8:30 PM

Take a Rake Saturday
October 17
Downtown Clean-up

8:30  - 11:00 a.m.  
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
 
October 2015

Get Rid of Bulk Trash Items FREE!
Freecycle Roundup
October 17, 8-2

The City's Fall Freecycle Roundup will be held on Saturday, October 17th from       8 am - 2 pm at Hill Street Park, 100 Hill Street.  Bring bulk items, recyclables or items to donate!
Limited free pickups are still available.  Find out more at Recycle Roundup  or call 301-600-1440.  

7th Annual Halloween in Baker Park
October 23rd - One Night Only

Each year brings new twists and turns throughout the evening in haunted Baker Park.
 "Trunk or Treat" is back by popular demand so bring your empty treat bag or pumpkin.   
  • Tours - 6:30 PM and run every 10 minutes- each tour last about 55 minutes
  • Last tour begins at 8:40 PM
  • Rain Date - Thursday, October 26th
  • Pre-Registration Required - Call 301-600-1492
  • City Resident - $6.00/Non City Resident - $8.00
Bandshell performances, including "Thriller", begin at 6:45 PM and is FREE & open to the public.
Purchase "I Survived Halloween in Baker Park" T-shirts at the Information Booth.  For info call 301-600-1492 or email
nadkins@cityoffrederick.com

Volunteers needed - For more information view Halloween Volunteer 

2015 Annual Leaf Collection Campaign
October 26  through December 18

The City will begin the annual Leaf Collection Campaign on Monday, October 26th and run through Friday, December 18th. Leaves will be collected in ALL areas at least 4 times. City residents may begin to set out leaves for collection on Sunday, October 25th. For more information go to Leaf Collection Campaign.
 
*Please remember to keep storms drains clear of leaves.For more information, call DPW at 301-600-1440.

Talk to the Mayor Tuesday  
October 27th   


Mayor McClement sets aside time each month to meet informally with citizens to discuss topics or issues of their choice. The October Talk to the Mayor will be held on the 4th Tuesday, October 27th 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 nbamonti@cityoffrederick.com

 Farmers' Markets
Last Carroll Creek Farmers' Market of the Season


The last Carroll Creek Farmers' Market of this season is scheduled for Saturday, October 3rd12 - 5 p.m.  The theme is "Festival and Celebrating Autumn".
For a list of participating vendors, click here.

The Farmers' Market coincides with Downtown Frederick Partnership's First Saturday event "The Harvest".  Free hayrides throughout downtown.
The Frederick City Market, Downtown Frederick's Farmers' Market is open for business every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m. through October 25th.
Location - North Market Street between 3rd and 4th Streets (old Carmack Jay parking lot)  

City Receives Prestigious Award
Gold Leaf Award


The City of Frederick has been awarded the prestigious International Society of Arboriculture Gold Leaf Award. This award, based on the current planting of 50+ acres of streambank plantings in the City, met the "outstanding landscape beautification activity" qualification. 

The Gold Leaf Award provides an opportunity for the ISA chapters to recognize individuals, organizations and communities at the local and regional level for either outstanding Arbor Day activities or for outstanding landscape beautification activities.

Congratulations to City of Frederick Arborist Tom Rippeon!

Checking Off the Carroll Creek Bucket ListEast/West Fountain Open

The opening of the East/West Fountain took place on September 17th. With 2 new fountains on Carrol Creek and more to come, there is so much more to look forward too. 

Stay tuned for more exciting events on the Creek.
 
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.

Free Parking Offer for MARC & MTA Riders
Monthly Pass Holders Only

In an effort to increase ridership from the downtown station for both MARC and MTA #515 commuter bus riders, The City of Frederick Parking Department is offering MARC and MTA riders free parking at the Downtown Station Parking lot.  For more information visit http://bit.ly/1LCwJEC

News from the Frederick Police Department
Crime & Citizen Contact Survey

Frederick Police Department Launch Crime & Citizen Contact Survey
The FPD is asking for your help in accomplishing and furthering their mission for community satisfaction.  Please take a few minutes to answer questions on the Community Satisfaction Survey. The survey closes November 15th. For more information, contact Lt. Clark Pennington at cpennington@frederickmdpolice.org


COMMUNITY CRIME NOTIFICATION
for ALL AREAS of the CITY
There has been an increase in thefts from vehicles in the City. The suspects are gaining access to primarily unsecured vehicles stealing valuables. Following the tips listed below can help prevent you from becoming a victim and also assist the Frederick Police in catching the suspects.
Prevention Tips:
  • Lock your car doors
  • Report any activity you think is suspicious to 301-600-2101
  • Remove all valuables and/or keep them out of sight
  • Park your vehicle in a well lit area if possible
  • Install an alarm system and use it
Neighborhood Advisory Councils (NACs)The NAC is a forum for residents to become involved in identifying and recommending changes to improve your neighborhood.  Each NAC meets to discuss issues, concerns, and neighborhood projects. 
To find out which NAC you belong to visit Find Your NAC.
NAC meeting schedules can be found here.

Want to be a NAC Coordinator?  Contact Michele Bowman at 301-600-2109 or mbowman@frederickmdpolice.org

Weinberg Center for the Arts
2015 - 2016 Season

Weinberg Center October Entertainment
10/1 - Gedeon Luke & The People
10/4 - Taps Alive
10/7 - Super Scientific Circus
10/9 & 10 - 72 Film Festival
10/16 - Clifford the Big Red Dog (Live)
10/23 - Regina Cater Southern Comfort
For more information on these shows and more lined up in October, visit http://www.weinbergcenter.org/
Three easy ways to buy tickets! 
Phone - 301-600-2828
Online - WeinbergCenter.org-  In person - 20 West Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701  

 TransIT Expands Services for
East Frederick Shuttle

TransIT Services of Frederick County expanded service on its East Frederick Shuttle (formerly East County Shuttle) from two to five days per week. The expanded route now serves FCC Monroe Center, MVA and Frederick Municipal Airport in addition to Spring Ridge Senior Apartments and Spring Ridge Shopping Center.  For the full East Frederick shuttle schedule & more, call 301-600-2065 or visit  TransIt.  

Residential Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off
October 17, 2015


The Frederick County Department of Solid Waste Management will sponsor a Residential Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off event on Saturday, October 17th from 8:00 AM - noon at the Public Safety Training Facility located at 5370 Public Training Place.  For more details visit event flyer.

  

Alert Frederick County
Emergency Notification System


Sign up for weather, traffic, and other important notices and updates at
Alert Frederick County.  For video assistance on how to sign up, visit Alert Frederick.


Employment Opportunities

The City of Frederick values diversity in its workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.  For information on employment with The City, visit Job Opportunities & How to Apply
Applications and current job descriptions are also available inside City Hall by the security desk on the first floor.