Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March 2016 eNews from the City of Frederick: Freecycle Roundup, Report a Pothole, Green Neighbor Forum, Culler Lake Draining

Here is the March 2016 eNewsletter 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. Spring Freecycle Roundup Scheduled for April 23, 2106
  2. East Street Corridor Small Area Plan Meeting -  Presentation & Open House Planned
  3. Talk to the Mayor Tuesday  March 22  from 2-6 pm
  4. Report a Pothole
  5. Follow the Culler Lake "Renaissance" Draining Underway
  6. Green Neighbor Forum & Earth Hour Save the Dates
  7. Spring - Summer 2016 Brochure - Key to Healthy Living & Affordable Programming
  8. Weinberg Center for the Arts March 2016 Lineup
  9. Bike to Work Month - May 2016
  10. News from the Frederick Police Department REVIVE - Mulch & Premium Compost for Sale Frederick County Department of Solid Waste Management 
  11. Alert Frederick County Emergency Notification System
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Freecycle Roundup
East Street Corridor - Open House & Presentation
Talk to the Mayor Tuesday
Report a Pothole
Culler Lake Renaissance
Green Neighbor Forum & Earth Hour
Recreation Spring/Summer Brochure
Weinberg Center Season
Bike News
Frederick Police Department News
REVIVE - Mulch & Premium Compost Sale
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Frederick Restaurant Week

Frederick Restaurant Week begins March 6th. Over a dozen local restaurants will feature delicious and unique dining options at very special prices.
Multi-course lunch and dinner menus will be offered.
For a complete list of participating restaurants, visit
Carroll Creek Park

Keep up with the progress on the Creek.
For monthly updates go to

Union Mills Building  
Downtown Frederick Partnership 
It's what's happening!
To find out what the
Downtown Frederick Partnership has planned for the 2016 season
visit:
Fun in Downtown
Upcoming Events 

First Saturday
March 5th
3-9 PM
  First Saturday
 Shopping, Dining and the Arts

Frederick...The Key to the Heart of Maryland.
For more information visit
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
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March 2016

Spring Freecycle Roundup
Scheduled for April 23, 2106



The spring Freecycle Roundup collection will be held on Saturday, April 23rd at the Department of Public Works located at 111 Airport Drive.  Items can be dropped off between 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM. 

City r
esidents may request pickup service. This service is scheduled on a first come first serve basis and times will be scheduled between March 25th and April 15th. To reserve your time, please call Ben Hose at 301-600-1506.
Freecycle Roundup is for City residents only.
Questions? Call 301-600-1440


East Street Corridor Small Area Plan Meeting
Presentation & Open House Planned


The City Planning Department is hosting a presentation and open house for the upcoming East Street Corridor Small Area Plan. Residents, property owners, business owners and all citizens are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate.
  • Wednesday, March 9th from 6-8 PM
  • Municipal Annex Bldg., 140 West Patrick Street
A map of the area can be viewed at East Street Corridor Map
For additional information contact Matt Davis at 301-600-1248 or email  mdavis@cityoffrederick.com.

Talk to the Mayor Tuesday  
March 22  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 March Talk to the Mayor will be held on the 4th Tuesday, March 22nd 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

 Report a Pothole  

The winter season left a nasty reminder in the form of potholes throughout the City. 
Location of potholes can be reported  on the City website by visiting Report a Pothole or by calling 301-600-1440.  

Follow the Culler Lake "Renaissance"
Draining Underway



Phase I of the Culler Lake Renaissance is underway. Friends of Baker Park, in conjunction with The City of Frederick, have been planning the much needed project since 2011. 
To follow the project, visit Culler Lake Renaissance 
For more information, visit FAQs  
The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2016.  

Green Neighbor Forum & Earth Hour
Save the Dates


The Green Neighbor Forum will be held on Saturday, March 12th from
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at Hood College,  Whitaker Campus Center
Cost - $15.00 pp/includes lunch

Learn how to take action as a resident to improve your environment! To register, go to

Celebrate Earth Hour 2016.
Earth Hour will be celebrated world wide on March 19th from
8:30 - 9:30 PM.  To participate, turn your outside lights off for the designated hour. The lights outside of City Hall will be turned off during that time in support of Earth Hour. For more information on Earth Hour, go to https://www.earthhour.org/  


Spring - Summer 2016 Brochure
Key to Healthy Living & Affordable Programming


The Parks & Recreation Center is please to announce the Spring and Summer brochure is now available!

View the Spring-Summer 2016 brochure  here, on Facebook or by visiting the Wm. Talley Recreation Center at 121 North Bentz Street.  Register for classes online here.   For more information, call 301-600-1492.   

Weinberg Center for the Arts
March 2016 Lineup

It's what's happening in March at the Weinberg Center.
Mar 1 -Let's Go Science Show
Mar 3 - The Bumper Jacksons
Mar 5 - Celtic Storm, Teelin Irish Dance       Company
Mar 9 - Evening with Joan Baez
Mar 10 - Frederick Speakers Series - Henry Winkler & Marlee Matlin
Mar 11 - Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra
Mar 17 - ZooZoo
Mar 18 & 19 - Americana Music Festival
Mar 25 & 26 - The New Alice in Wonderland
Mar 30 - A Fish Called Wanda
For more information on these shows and more lined up in 2016, visit http://www.weinbergcenter.org/   

Bike to Work Month
May 2016


Big Bike Dates Coming Up - Mark Your Calendar
 Look for more information in the April City E-news. 

News from the Frederick Police Department

FPD's 1st Crime Summit  The 1st Community Crime Awareness and Safety Summit was held February 6th at Hood College. FPD offered breakout sessions on: Cyber Crimes, Drugs, Gangs, Elder Abuse, Teen Safety, Person & Home Safety, and Identity Theft.  This highly successful event will be held again next year.


Youth Resource Fair -
Saturday, April 9th at FSK Mall.  Come out and see what programs and services are available for youth ages 5-21 in Frederick County. For more information, contact mbowman@frederickmdpolice.org


Youth Resource Guide Available -
The Frederick Police Department along with the Frederick County Juvenile Delinquency Prevention and Policy Board is please to announce the release of the 4th edition of the Guide to Youth Resources in Frederick County.


What Is The NAC Initiative?
The Neighborhood Advisory Council Initiative, also known as NAC, is a forum for residents to become involved In Identifying and recommending positive changes to improve their neighborhoods.  Each NAC meets to discuss issues, concerns and neighborhood projects.
How Do I Become a Member?
You are already a member!  So is everyone living in any one of the 12 NAC boundary areas.
NAC Structure
The City of Frederick is divided into twelve (12) areas that closely overlap established police beats, voting districts and census tracts.  
How Do I Know Which NAC I Belong To?
To find out which NAC you belong to please visit The City of Frederick website at www.cityoffrederick.com
or contact Michele Bowman at 301-600-2091.

REVIVE - Mulch & Premium Compost for Sale
Frederick County Department of Solid Waste Management 


Revive Your Landscape with Revive Mulch & Premium Compost.  
Revive, Frederick County's premium quality compost, is only available for sale in bulk (not pre-bagged)!

Open vehicles (trucks, trailers, etc.) will be loaded by DSWM staff and equipment. For those wishing to purchase small quantities (a bucket or bag load), customers may bring and hand-load their own containers.

Premium Double Ground Mulch - $15 /ton
Residential Single Ground Mulch - $8 / ton

For more information, visit Revive Compost

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.


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