Tuesday, November 8, 2016

November eNews from the City of Frederick, Maryland, 2016:

The City of Frederick, MD's eNewsletter for November 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:  pmullins@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. Municipal Government Works - MML promotes local government's role during November
    2. Scoop the Poop Challenge Is On, October 31-November 17
    3. Leaf Collection Continues - DPW to pick up leaves several times through December
    4. Weinberg Center for the Arts - 2016-2017 Season Lineup
    5. Talk to the Mayor Tuesday, November 22, from 2-6 p.m.
    6. Frederick Police Department - Battle of the Badges for benefit in Turkey Bowl
    7. Tree Maintenance to Improve Plant Health - Work to begin in NAC 6
    8. Sustainability News - City honored by recertification
    9. Shared Use Path's Underpass in Business Bikers, walkers attend grand opening
    10. Employment Opportunities - The City of Frederick
    11. City Community Survey - Your Input Is Valuable

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    In This Issue
    MGW Month
    Pet Waste Challenge Set
    Leaf Collection Under Way
    Weinberg Center Season
    Talk to the Mayor Tuesday
    'Battle of the Badges!'
    Tree Maintenance Time
    Sustainability: Certified, Composting
    Bike Path Grandly Opened
    Culler Lake Unveiled
    Job Opportunities
    City Community Survey
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    November 2016

    Municipal Government Works
    MML promotes local government's role during November

    Mayor proclaims MGW Month
    Mayor proclaims MGW Month
    During November, the Maryland Municipal League declares Municipal Government Works Month to highlight how many essential basic services are provided by their local governments: water, sewer, trash collection, recycling, streets, lights, inspections, park maintenance and preservation, to name a few.

    Scoop the Poop Challenge Is On
    October 31-November 17

    Do the right thing and win praise: Retrieving your dog's waste is not just the rule during the Scoop the Poop Challenge; doing that "doody" might win you prizes. 
    Previously announced challenge dates were changed: The challenge started Oct. 31 and goes to Nov. 17
    Prizes will be awarded to some lucky pet owners and neighborhoods who sign the most the Scoop the Poop pledges. You can sign up on the event website http://www.scoopthepoopchallenge.org/
    The City of Frederick strongly urges dog owners to take the Scoop the Poop challenge to help beautify the city. Pet owners are reminded that they are always required to pick up after their pets, and the challenge
    rewards their commitment. 
    Information about the challenge is available from Joe Adkins, 

    Leaf Collection Continues
    DPW to pick up leaves several times through December

    The City of Frederick Department of Public Works began its annual leaf collection campaign on Oct. 24.
    The program continues through Friday, Dec. 18, using vacuum leaf collectors, street sweepers and rubber tire loaders with dump trucks.  
    Leaves will be collected in all areas several times throughout this period. 
    For more information regarding yard waste and leaf collection, contact the Department of Public Works at 301-600-1440.

    Weinberg Center for the Arts

     2016-2017 Season Lineup

    Let the Weinberg Center for the Arts' 38th season entertain you!
    * Straight No Chaser - Nov. 9 - The 20th year for the all-male a cappella group -- neither straight-laced nor straight-faced, an international phenomenon.
    * U.S. Air Force Concert Band - Nov. 11 - In honor of Veterans Day.
    For information and the rest of the season lineup, visit the website.

    Talk to the Mayor Tuesday  
    November 22, from 2-6 p.m.

    Every month, Mayor McClement sets aside time to meet informally with citizens to discuss topics or issues of their choice. The November Talk to the Mayor Tuesday will be held on the fourth Tuesday, Nov. 22, from 2-6 p.m.
    The Mayor's office is located in City Hall at 101 N. Court St.  
    No appointment is necessary, and citizens meet with the mayor on a first-come, first-served basis.  
    For details, contact Pam Stocksdale: 301-600-1184 or pstocksdale@cityoffrederick.com.

    Frederick Police Department
    Battle of the Badges for benefit in Turkey Bowl 

    The "Battle of the Badges," is set: Frederick police vs. Frederick County Fire and Rescue in the annual Turkey Bowl charity flag football game. The two will go head-to-head, Saturday, Nov. 12, to raise funds and food for the local community. The game will be at Ballenger Creek Park's Chuck Foreman Field. The field opens at 11 a.m., and game starts at 1 p.m. $7 adult admission. 

    Opportunity knocking at FPD
    Do you? ... 

    • Want to make a difference
    • Be a part of something great
    • Believe that public service can bring out the best in you ...?
    • Then you may belong with the Frederick City Police Department.
    The department is currently recruiting for a June 2017 police academy. 
    Applications must be submitted online at www.frederickpolice.org The deadline is Nov. 30, by 11:59 p.m. The entry level police officer's salary is $44,927, and recruits are paid while in the police academy.

    Keep up with the Frederick Police through the FPD App; and on 
    FacebookTwitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Nextdoor.


    Tree Maintenance to Improve Plant Health
    Work to begin in NAC 6


    The City of Frederick, Parks & Recreation Department, 
    is ready to begin the annual Street and Park Tree Maintenance for NAC 6.
    It starts with an inventory of 380 trees. 
    Maintenance involves pruning, and possible removal.
    Pruning will occur to:
    • Maintain or improve tree health and structure, and reduce hazards
    • Remove deadwood greater than 2-inch diameter and perform specialty treatments (raising branch height, street light and wire clearance, crossing or broken branches)
    • Set clearance a minimum of 15 feet over streets, 9 feet over sidewalks and 3 feet off buildings
    A tree will be removed if it:
    • Is dead, dying (greater than 50%), or in danger of falling
    • Poses a hazard to safety of persons or property
    • Is an undesirable species (as approved by the Parks Division)

    Sustainability News
    City honored by recertification

    The City of Frederick was one of 14 Maryland municipalities honored at the Sustainable Maryland Awards Ceremony at the Maryland Municipal League's annual Fall Conference last month.
    Frederick was one of eight Maryland municipalities to originally become Sustainable Maryland Certified in 2013, and the City successfully became re-certified again this year.

    Keeping it sustainable
    Inexpensive compost bins are one way The City of Frederick encourages resource conservation, recycling, and sustainability. Bins are for sale from the Department of Public Works: $20 plus tax for the bin. The order form is available on the city website.
    Information is available from Jenny Willoughby, sustainability manager, 

    Shared Use Path's Underpass in Business
    Bikers, walkers attend grand opening

    Cyclists celebrate the ribbon cutting at the underpass at U.S. 15 and Rosemont Avenue, easing travel between west U.S. 40 and the heart of the city's downtown.
    The public, local state and national representatives celebrated last month, when the city officially cut the ribbon on the most significant connection of its citywide bicycle pedestrian transportation plan: the underpass that serves pedestrians and bicyclists getting to and from from the east and west sides of U.S. 15.

    Celebrate Culler Lake "Renaissance"
    Paths, fountains, fish

    Bill Green--Frederick News-Post  Culler Lake along West Second Street
    Bill Green/Frederick News-Post

    Culler Lake along W. 2nd Street
    Thanks to the Friends of Baker Park and The City of Frederick Parks and Recreation and Public Works employees, Culler Lake has been reopened with new walkways and fountain features. 
    The fountains will be flowing for a few weeks before being turned off for the winter. 
    For a look at what the Friends of Baker Park hope to achieve still, and project history visit Culler Lake Renaissance or the FAQs page.

    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. 

    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, www.cityoffrederick.com  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.  

    City of Frederick, City Hall, Mayor's Office, 101 North Court Street, Frederick, MD 21701