Tuesday, January 31, 2017

February 2017 E-News from City of Frederick: First Saturday "Fire In Ice," North Side Water Tower, Snow Information, Historic Restoration Tax Credit

The City of Frederick, MD's eNewsletter for February 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

Contents
  1. First Saturday Downtown, It's Cool; It's Hot: February 4 'Fire in Ice'
  2. Department of Public Works - North Side Water Tower Goes Up
  3. Frederick Municipal Airport Snow Management Enhanced
  4. Weinberg Center for the Arts - February Packed: Film, Music, Laughter
  5. The Frederick Police Department - Promotions, Crime Summit, Auxiliary Openings
  6. What You Want to Know ... About Snow
  7. Talk to the Mayor Tuesday - Fourth Tuesday of Month
  8. Sustainability News - Committee Seeks Applicants
  9. Boards, Committees Accepting Applications - Volunteers Make Essential Recommendations
  10. Property Owners Have Until April 1 -Restoration of Historic Properties May Qualify for Tax Credit
  11. Employment Opportunities -The City of Frederick

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In This Issue
First Saturday Fun Is Here
Department of Public Works News
Frederick Municipal Airport News
Weinberg -- All Kinds of Entertainment
Frederick Police Department News
Ready for Snow
Talk to the Mayor Tuesday
Sustainability Committee: Help Wanted
Boards, Committees Seek Volunteers
'Historic' Tax Break for Some
Job Opportunities
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City Board/Commission Vacancies
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February 2017

First Saturday Downtown
It's Cool; It's Hot: February 4 'Fire in Ice'





First Saturday Fire in Ice event Feb. 4: features gravity-defying ice sculptures throughout downtown, dazzling performances by fire dancers and live entertainers, a children's ice playground, late-night shopping hours, specials offered by retailers.

This First Saturday is sponsored by partners at Big Cork VineyardsElliott CPA, LLC and Elliott Marketing Solutions.

Details are on the Downtown Frederick Partnership website: http://www.downtownfrederick.org.



Department of Public Works
North Side Water Tower Goes Up

The impressive water tower under construction at the north side of the city is on track to be operational this summer.
  • Capacity: 1 million gallons
  • Improve static water pressure for system in City's Northern end
  • Improve daily storage
  • Improve fire protection capabilities on the City Low Zone
  • Cost: $4.5 million


Frederick Municipal Airport
Snow Management Enhanced

Construction under way

In case you've seen the construction at 
the corner of Hughes Ford Road and Bucheimer Road: The airport has begun work on a building to store snow removal equipment. 
The new facility will enhance snow removal efforts by providing a shelter to prepare equipment and manage weather events - a capability the airport currently lacks. The building will be completed in late spring and begin service as the snow removal "command center" next winter. 
"Like" the airport's official Facebook page for news, event information, and awesome photos!


Weinberg Center for the Arts

February Packed: Film, Music, Laughter



The Weinberg Center for the Arts has just about every kind of performance lined up for the month:

February 2 | 7:30pm Liz Vice, gospel, soul, R&B, storytelling

February 3 | 7:30pm American Conservation Film Festival: Best of the Fest 2017, Reception, Flying Dog beer tasting prior to the screenings.
Upcoming performances feature storytelling, comedy, silent film and country music stars. For information, visit the website.


The Frederick Police Department

Promotions, Crime Summit, Auxiliary Openings






The Frederick Police Department has news of promotions:

            Michael Lee to rank of lieutenant
            Rebecca Carrado to rank of sergeant
            Jeff Gunder to rank of corporal
8 a.m. - noon, March 11
The summit is a free event but, registration is required, and space is limited.  For more information, contact Michele Bowman, 301-600-2091, or mbowman@frederickmdpolice.org.


FPD Auxiliary Unit Welcomes Members
The Frederick Police Department Auxiliary Unit has openings for volunteers over the age of 21. They will assist officers with traffic control and direction, provide support at crime scenes, and enhance the department's presence and service at special events. 
Contact, Sgt. Angela Waechter at 301-600-1246 or awaechter@frederickmdpolice.org


FPD on Social Media
LIKE, CLICK, OR FOLLOW the Frederick Police Department on social media: on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and NextDoor!  


 What You Want to Know ... About Snow


In case of major snow, the Department of Public Works has developed an online resource to provide snow plowing updates more frequently. You will be able to find out sooner which streets are clear by going to the map on the city website 

If you are the owner or occupant of a property in The City of Frederick, abutting a sidewalk, you are responsible for removing the snow and ice from that sidewalk. You have up to 12 hours after the snow stops falling to clear the snow and ice. Details and what to do in a snow emergency are also posted on the city website.



Talk to the Mayor Tuesday  
Fourth Tuesday of Month

Mayor McClement sets aside time to meet informally with citizens to discuss topics or issues of their choice during the monthly Talk to the Mayor Tuesday, scheduled for the fourth Tuesday, from 2-6 p.m., in the mayor's office. 
No appointment is necessary, and citizens meet with the mayor on a first-come, first-served basis.  
The next Talk to the Mayor Tuesday occurs Feb. 28, 2017For details, contact Pam Stocksdale:  301-600-1184 or pstocksdale@cityoffrederick.com.


Sustainability News
Committee Seeks Applicants




The Sustainability Committee is currently seeking city residents to fill an unexpired term on the committee. This committee leads and coordinates activities in the community to help the city establish and meet goals set forth in the Sustainability Plan. 
Interested individuals should be city residents. People who have experience in the green energy or transportation, food and nutrition, green building design or other sustainable practices are encouraged to apply. 
To apply, email or send a letter of interest and recent resume to Amber Grimes, commission coordinator, at 101 N. Court St., Frederick, MD 21701, email agrimes@cityoffrederick.com


Boards, Committees Accepting Applications
Volunteers Make Essential Recommendations




In addition to the vacancy on the Sustainability Committee (see above), there are openings on the Plumbing Board, Electrical Board, and Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee. 
To apply, email or send a letter of interest and recent resume to Amber Grimes, commission coordinator, at 101 N. Court St., Frederick, MD 21701, email agrimes@cityoffrederick.com


Property Owners Have Until April 1

Restoration of Historic Properties May Qualify for Tax Credit


historic home

April 1 is the deadline for tax-paying property owners to apply for a credit equal to 25 percent of the documented expenditures incurred during 2016 for exterior work that contributes to the restoration or preservation of a structure designated by The City of Frederick as a Historic Preservation Overlay zone
Application forms and details are available in the Planning Department, or online at www.cityoffrederick.com/preservation. You may also call 301-600-1499 for more information.
Applications for the City Historic Preservation Property Tax Credit are due on April 1, 2017.


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

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