Tuesday, November 3, 2015

eNews from the City of Frederick November 2015: Free Downtown Parking, Leaf Collection, Weinberg Schedule, and more!

Greetings. Here is the November 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

  1. Talk to the Mayor Tuesday - November 24th from 2-6 pm
  2. Westside Regional Park Feasibility Study Community Meeting November 10th at 7:00 p.m.
  3. Celebrate Your Holiday in Frederick
  4. City Offers FREE Downtown Holiday Parking
  5. Frederick Community Action Agency Helping People - Changing Lives
  6. 2015 Annual Leaf Collection Campaign - Continuing Through December 18
  7. The Frederick Police Department
  8. Weinberg Center for the Arts - November Lineup
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In This Issue
Snow Ready
Talk to the Mayor Tuesday
Westside Regional Park Study
Holiday Activities in Frederick
City Offers FREE Holiday Parking
FCAA Free Workshop/ Donations
Annual Leaf Collection
Frederick Police Department News
Weinberg Center Season
I Want to Take My Life Back
Federal Employees Health Benefit Forums
Sign up for Alert Notifications
Job Opportunities
Veterans' Day & Thanksgiving Holiday 

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

Clarification of City Schedules


City Government Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th for the Thanksgiving holiday. 
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   
To find out what's happening in your City watch City Cable Channel 99!
City Board/Commission Vacancies
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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 
November 7th
3:00 - 9:00 p.m.

 November 27th
9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Small Business Saturday
November 28th
10 a.m. - 9 p.m. 

Need the perfect gift or stocking stuffer? 
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
November 2015

Are You Snow Ready?
City Information on Snow Preparedness

For the convenience of residents and business owners, the following links provide information on snow preparedness in The City of Frederick. 

Who Decides When the Snow Emergency Plan is Declared?

Snow Emergency Routes in the City

Snow Removal Maps

Snow Removal - Tips & Reminders
Frequently Asked Questions  Scroll to "Snow Removal" 

Talk to the Mayor Tuesday  
November 24th from 2-6 pm

Mayor McClement sets aside time each month to meet informally with citizens to discuss topics or issues of their choice. The November Talk to the Mayor will be held on the 4th Tuesday, November 24th from 2-6 PM.
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

Westside Regional Park Feasibility Study Community Meeting
November 10th at 7:00 p.m.

The first Community Meeting for the Westside Regional Park Feasibility Study is planned for Tuesday, November 10th at 7:00 PM.  The meeting will be held at the Municipal Annex Building, Conference Room C, located at 140 West Patrick Street.

Citizens can email public comment to westsideregionalpark@cityoffrederick.com or mail to Kristi Winterstein, 121 North Bentz Street, Frederick, MD 21701, RE: Westside Regional Park through December 10th.
An on-line questionnaire will be made available immediately following the Community Meeting at
www.cityoffrederick.com or as a hard copy at the William Talley Recreation Center, 121 North Bentz Street.   

For more information call 301-600-1492

Celebrate Your Holiday in Frederick

Holiday white lights on Market Street Celebrate the Holidays in The City of Frederick.

Holiday Art Competition-December 2nd Delaplaine Visual Arts Center
Scents and Sweets Competition - December 3rd - William  Talley Recreation Center

Kris Kringle Parade - December 11th - Downtown Frederick

Festival of Lights  -December 18th - City Hall Park in front of City Hall

Candlelight House Tour -Saturday, December 5th and Sunday, December 6th. To purchase tickets online or to view sales locations, click here.

Holiday Weekend Carriage Rides
- December 5th  - December 27th

Cinderella Carriage Holiday Weekend Rides

December 18th  & 19th

Cookies and Carriage Holiday Light Tour
- December 17th

For carriage ride information and to register, call 301-600-1492.    

City Offers FREE Downtown Holiday Parking

The City of Frederick Parking Department will once again offer FREE Parking during the holiday season.  Metered parking and parking garages will be free on the following days and times.
  • Thanksgiving Day - November 26th
  • Frosty Friday - November 27th
  • EVERY weekend from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day beginning Saturdays at 8:00 AM through Mondays at 6:00 AM.
*All other days and times, normal parking rates will apply.
Questions? Call 301-600-1429

Frederick Community Action Agency
Helping People - Changing Lives

Forum on Ending Homelessness in Frederick County 

Thursday, November 5th, 7:00 -9:00 PM - Whitaker Center
For more information, call Ken Allread at 301-662-2003.

Pre-Forum Workshop
6:00 - 6:45 PM - Hood College, Whitaker Campus Center - Room 220.  To register, email Mike Spurrier, Director of FCAA at mspurrier@cityoffrederick.com

For more information, call 301-600-3955
*Hosted by Hood College & the Frederick County Coalition for the Homeless.

Donations Accepted
The Frederick Community Action Agency provides food, shelter, medical care, housing, and other forms of assistance to families and individuals that are low-income or homeless.

If you would like to make a contribution, please visit donation  to view the wide rang of acceptable items.
For more information contact Sarah McAleavy, Coordinator, at (301) 600-6263, or email   

2015 Annual Leaf Collection Campaign
Continuing Through December 18

The Annual Leaf Collection Campaign will continue through Friday, December 18th.  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.

The Frederick Police Department
It is the mission of the Frederick Police Department to safeguard lives and property, to reduce the incidence and fear of crime with impartiality and integrity, and to enhance public safety while partnering with our community to improve quality of life.

Maryland Child Passenger Safety Seat Law
According to Maryland Kids in Safety Seats, "Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of unintentional injuries and death among children in the United States." In Maryland, there is an average of 8 children under the age of 16 killed and 3,200 seriously injured every year. For guidelines on child passenger seats, visit Safety Seat Law. Follow these holiday shopping safety tips to minimize your risk of becoming a holiday shopping victim.
Holiday Shopping Safety Tips.

Frederick Police Department Launch Crime & Citizen Contact Survey
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

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.
For more information, contact Michele Bowman at 301-600-2109 or mbowman@frederickmdpolice.org
Wearing the Pink!
The men and women of the Frederick Police Department celebrated Breast Cancer Awareness Month during the month of October. 
FPD will also be participating in "No Shave November" a fund raiser that will benefit the Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund.

Weinberg Center for the Arts
November Lineup

A Sampling of the November Lineup

11/6 - Burlesque to Broadway
11/7 - WFRE Anniversary Concert
11/8 - The WInd - Silent Film
11/10 - U. S. Air Force Concert Band
11/13 - Mike Farns & The Roseland Rhythm Review
11/19 - Livingston Taylor & Tom Chapin
11/21 - Quinn Sullivan
11/25 - Peppa Pig LIVE
11/28 - Tuba Christmas

For more information on these shows and more lined up in November, visit http://www.weinbergcenter.org/
Three easy ways to buy tickets! 
Phone - 301-600-2828
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