Monday, September 12, 2016

September eNews from the City of Frederick 2016: In the Street, Car Free Day, Freecycle, Culler Lake Renaissance

Here is the September 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 Patti Mullens, the city's NEW 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

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Festival Time: In the Street
Weinberg Center Season
Car-Free Day
Talk to the Mayor Tuesday
Sustainability News
Frederick Municipal Airport
Frederick Police Department
Culler Lake Renaissance
Chinese Delegation Visits
City Community Survey
Job Opportunities
Homebuying Assistance
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City Issues: Chief Hargis

City Board/Commission Vacancies

Airport Commission "Citizen Representative"

For more information, contact Amber Grimes at 301-600-1453  
or email.   
Downtown Frederick Partnership 
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Downtown Frederick Partnership has planned for the 2016 season
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Carroll Creek Linear Park Update

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

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September 2016

In the Street
September 10, 2016

Party, running, music, food, craft beer and wine: The annual In the Street festival will entertain from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.,  Saturday, Sept. 10.  
The all-day event, presented this year by DARCARS Toyota of Frederick, features 15 bands; spans Market Street from Carroll Creek to 7th Street.

Weinberg Center for the Arts

 Season 2016 Lineup

The Midtown Men and Paula Poundstone will open the Weinberg Center for the Arts' 38th season of live entertainment on Sept. 23 and 24, respectively. 
Featuring four stars from the original Broadway cast of "Jersey Boys," The Midtown Men combine authentic choreography and costumes with favorites from The Beatles, The Four Seasons, and more. Poundstone's been recognized by The Boston Globe for "wry, intelligent and witty comedy," and is a panelist on NPR's "Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me."
Additional 2016-2017 Live! Series highlights coming soon include:
* Shatner's World: We Just Live In It - Oct. 12, 2016
* David Sedaris - Oct. 15, 2016
For information and the rest of the season lineup, visit

Car-Free Day
September 22, 2016

On national Car-Free Day, Sept. 22, the City of Frederick encourages by proclamation and practice using transportation methods other than cars. Participants are eligible for prizes taking a pledge to go car-free or car-lite, by teleworking, walking, taking mass transit or car pooling.

Talk to the Mayor Tuesday  
September 27, from 2-6 p.m.

Mayor McClement sets aside time each month to meet informally with citizens to discuss topics or issues of their choice. The September Talk to the Mayor will be held on the fourth Tuesday, Sept. 27, 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-served basis.  For details, contact Nikki Bamonti: 301-600-3835 or 

Sustainability Committee News
Plant and Be Counted

The Sustainability Committee announces OpenTreeMap, where planters may document their trees. 
To further the 5 Trees For Me initiative, the OpenTreeMap project helps those who plant trees get counted.
If each resident plants five trees, the city will be well on the way to meeting its 40 percent canopy goal. 
The public is invited to enter their own trees on the map:
Marylanders Plant Trees provides coupons for $25 off a new tree if the tree is on a recommended tree list and comes from a participating nursery. 

Freecycle Day
October 15, 2016

The City of Frederick has turned a bulk trash problem into a freecycling bonanza. At the Freecycle event, you can swap, unload or pick up bulky items in need of a new home.  
The next Freecycle day will be Oct. 15., from
8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Drive, Frederick. For information about other sanitation and trash removal, contact: Department of Public Works, 301-600-1440.

Frederick Municipal Airport
Come Check Us Out!

The Frederick Municipal Airport is wrapping up a project to decommission a Washington Gas transmission line that ran down Bailes Lane and relocate it along Bucheimer Road.  The area of the previous gas line will be graded to a lower elevation to clear the way for the runway extension and future development.  This project continues the airport's progress on the runway extension program, while ensuring no loss of coverage for Washington Gas customers.  

You can 'Like' the Frederick Municipal Airport Facebook page for the latest news, updates, and event information.

Frederick Police Department

Socially oriented: Armed with frozen treats, Frederick's finest brought smiles to hundreds of youngsters toward the end of summer.

More social than ever -- Did you know the Frederick Police Department is on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Nextdoor?

Follow to receive departmental updates and news!


Culler Lake "Renaissance"

Culler Lake Dredging of Culler Lake dried it up over the summer, in order to remove some 6,552 cubic yards of sediment buildup. 

Water is back; progress continues: 
Recent features include fountain reconstruction, and installing young aquatic plantings.   
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.  

Chinese Delegation Visits 
Exchange of cultural, economic ideas

Chinese Delegation
Mayor Randy McClement and Secretary Jimmy Rhee (second from right) meet a Chinese delegation.
Mayor Randy McClement and Jimmy Rhee, Maryland special secretary of Minority Affairs, discussed economic policy Aug. 30 with a delegation from Wujiang, China.
The visitors presented information about the Chinese city of 300,000, a tourist destination known for fine dining and textile manufacturing. 
They heard from Richard Griffin, Frederick's director of Economic Development, the mayor and Rhee concerning government's relationship to and with entrepreneurial ventures. 

City Community Survey
Your Input Is Valuable

The City of Frederick wants your input in the Community Survey to identify the priorities, needs, and concerns of the community. 
The survey is available here or on the City's website,  under "Community Survey" in the left hand information section of the website. 
Those without access to a computer can make arrangements to take the survey at City Hall, located at 101 North Court Street.  Call 301-600-1380 to make arrangements.  

Employment Opportunities
The City of Frederick 

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. 

Homebuying Help

The City of Frederick is a participating local partner in the Maryland Community Partners Incentive Program administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. Income-eligible first-time homebuyers may be eligible for up to $5,000 to help purchase a home in the City of Frederick (i.e., a maximum loan of $2,500 from the Maryland DHCD and $2,500 from the City of Frederick). 
Interested homebuyers should begin the process by contacting an MMP-approved mortgage lender to ask about qualifying for a CDA/MMP mortgage loan.  A list of approved lenders is posted on the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development's website. The Frederick Community Action Agency offers Homebuyer Education Program - the classes are free and open to the general public. Contact:  301-600-3966.
The City of Frederick, City Hall, 101 North Court Street, Frederick, MD 21701