Wednesday, April 5, 2017

eNews for the City of Frederick MD April 2017: Freecylce Roundup, Sustainability News, Garden Tour, Snow App, City Homebuying Help

The City of Frederick, MD eNewsletter for April 2017 is out.  It is re-posted here by permission. If you have any questions or suggestions, direct them to Patti Mullens, the city's 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. Spring Clean Via Freecycle Roundup - April 22, 2017
  2. Sustainability Committee News - Plant , Recycle, Revitalize
  3. Garden Tour Ticket Sales Open - Celebrate Frederick, Garden Club Host May Event
  4. Weinberg Center for the Arts - Contemporary to Classics Coming
  5. New Committee, Task Force Filled - To Encourage Best Property Use, Develop Park
  6. Parks and Recreation - Spring 2017
  7. GIS Department Snow Application -  Informs, Wins Prize
  8. Frederick Municipal Airport - Come Check Us Out!
  9. Talk to the Mayor Tuesday - April 25, from 2-6 p.m.
  10. Frederick Police Department News - Dispose of Outdated Drugs April 29
  11. Nominate 'The Best Place to Work' - Deadline April 30
  12. Employment Opportunities - The City of Frederick
  13. Homebuying Help - FCAA
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In This Issue
Freecycle
Sustainability News
Celebrate Frederick - Gardens
Weinberg Center Season
Spring Recreation
GIS Dept. App Wins Award
Frederick Municipal Airport
Talk to the Mayor Tuesday
Frederick Police Department
Best Place to Work!
Job Opportunities
Homebuying Assistance
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April 2017

Spring Clean Via Freecycle Roundup
April 22, 2017


Freecycle Roundup
Freecycle Roundup

The City of Frederick has turned a bulk trash problem into a freecycling bonanza. At the Freecycle Roundup,  
bulk trash and reusable goods are collected and separated for possible reuse. 
The next Freecycle Roundup is 
April 22, 8 a.m.-2 p.m, at the Public Works facility, 111, Airport Drive East.
Remember, the Roundup is for:
  • Frederick City residents only; bring ID that is proof of residency
  • Bulk items only
  • No bags of trash
Document shredding will be available.
For people who are not able to bring their items to the site, limited pickup is available by appointment only. To request pickup, contact and confirm with Renee Greer at 301-600-6990, by April 10.  Pickups are arranged and conducted by the Frederick Community Action Agency's Green Jobs Team. Details are online

Sustainability Committee News
Plant , Recycle, Revitalize


Arbor Day April 6-Arbor Day - 10 am. Parkway Elementary School and City leaders will gather at Culler Lake to plant a tree, rain or shine. 301-600-1233.
April 8-Tour des Trees - The Sustainability Committee is teaming up with the Bicycle Escape to do a bicycle tour of the City with a twist. Visit some of Frederick's oldest and biggest trees, learn about why we plant what we plant where we plant it! 301-600-2843.
April 22-Earth Day - Freecycle Roundup helps the Earth. 
April 29-Bring a Broom - Downtown Frederick Partnership rallies sweepers to tidy the city; pizza lunch after. 301-698-8118.

Garden Tour Ticket Sales Open

Celebrate Frederick, Garden Club Host May Event

 
Advance tickets are available for the celebrated Beyond the Garden Gates Garden Tour. Celebrate Frederick and the Garden Club of Frederick invite guests to visit nine public and private gardens in downtown Frederick during this self-guided tour, 1-5 p.m.,
Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21.
In addition to the stunning landscapes, visitors are also treated to live plein air artists in many of the gardens,and a Hospitality Center, where attendees may find refreshment. 
Tickets cost $25 in advance and $30 on tour days.  To purchase tickets visit http://www.celebratefrederick.com/events/garden-tour/tickets/ .

Weinberg Center for the Arts





Contemporary to Classics Coming

Two pianists. Six rounds. You be the judge.

The Quebe Sisters
Thursday, April 6 | 7:30pm
The heart of Texas comes to Frederick when these triple-threat fiddle champions.
Pay-what-you-want | Suggested donation $10  
Piano Battle
Saturday, April 8 | 8:00pm
Two pianists. Six rounds. You be the judge! Part serious classical recital, part tongue-in-cheek competition, two internationally-acclaimed pianists.
Tickets from $20 | Learn more
Frederick Speaker Series: Bill Nye
Thursday, April 20 | 7:30pm
Friday, April 21 | 7:30pm
A multi-talented engineer and author, bow tie-clad funnyman Bill Nye doesn't mess around when it comes to science.  
Tickets from $50 | Learn more
Flying Dog Film Series: Bull Durham
Wednesday, April 26 | 7:30pm
Happy hour begins at 6:30pm
Tickets $5-$7 | Learn more
For information and the rest of the season lineup, visit

New Committee, Task Force Filled
To Encourage Best Property Use, Develop Park


April 10, Mayor Randy McClement's newly appointed ad hoc Property Revitalization Committee will have its initial meeting to begin its task to discourage property vacancies and neglect while encouraging the highest and best use of properties.
The committee will meet at 3 p.m. in the Municipal Annex, 140 W. Patrick St. The public is encouraged to attend and offer comment.
April 19, Mayor Randy McClement's newly appointed Westside Regional Park Task Force will have its initial meeting and begin planning the features for the city's newest park. The task force will meet at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Annex, 140 W. Patrick St. 
The public is encouraged to attend and offer comment.

Parks and Recreation
Spring 2017


Spring programs and classes coming up: Jewelry beading, horseback lessons, Golden Knights karate, tai chi, gymnastics, ballroom dance, line dancing, youth dance, weight loss management, cooking, specialty fitness, tennis, pickleball and Bang power dance!
Check out the all new outdoor recreation programs starting this spring: small scale composting, herbs for health, intro to rappelling, beginner rock climbing to name a few.
Call the Parks Department, 301-600-1492 or online.


GIS Department Snow Application
 Informs, Wins Prize


The City of Frederick's new Snow Application won first place in a statewide information technology contest.
Application designer Bill Adkins demonstrated the application and accepted the award in March at the Towson University GIS Conference.  The application allows City staff and residents to better track the City's snow removal progress during a winter weather event.   
The Snow Application was created in house over the past six months in a collaborative effort between the Geographic Information Systems and Public Works departments.     

Frederick Municipal Airport
Come Check Us Out!



Building foundation




The airport is busy with two major projects to enhance operations and increase capacity.  The first is construction of a new facility to store equipment used for snow removal operations.  The building's concrete foundation has been poured (pictured), and now the exciting part of assembling the steel infrastructure can take place.  The second project will clear approximately 190,000 cubic yards of dirt on the southwest portion of the airfield to make way for a runway extension and future development. 

Through all the activity the airport will remain fully operational.  We hope to see you out this spring to watch the airplanes or enjoy a meal at the Airways Inn restaurant.  

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

Talk to the Mayor Tuesday  
April 25, from 2-6 p.m.


Mayor McClement sets aside time on the fourth Tuesday of each month to meet informally with citizens to discuss topics or issues of their choice. The April Talk to the Mayor will be April 25, from 2-6 p.m.
The Mayor's office is  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 Pam Stocksdale, office manager, pstocksdale@cityoffrederick.com; 301-600-1184. 


Frederick Police Department News
Dispose of Outdated Drugs April 29


Drug Disposal Event       
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29 

Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Drive, top parking lot.

Drop off unused and expired medications.  Medications will be placed in a secure container and destroyed.  


Get the NAC:

Do you know about The City of Frederick's Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) Initiative?  

NAC is a forum for residents to become involved in identifying and recommending changes to improve their neighborhoods. 

To find out which NAC you live in, please visit:          http://spires2.cityoffrederick.com/sql/nac/

For more information on the Neighborhood Advisory Council Initiative please visit:  http://cityoffrederick.com/316/Neighborhood-Advisory-Council
- Did you know the Frederick Police Department is on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Nextdoor?

Follow to receive departmental updates and news!

  


Nominate 'The Best Place to Work'
Deadline April 30


Call for Nominations: Frederick County Best Places to Work Awards
If your company is one of the most innovative, creative, and forward-thinking employers in Frederick County, then it's time to be recognized. Nominations are now open for the Frederick County Best Places to Work Campaign. Only one nomination per company is needed, and the deadline is April 30
For categories, rules, and more details, please visit the Frederick County Best Places to Work website: http://bit.ly/bestplaces2017.

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
FCAA


The City of Frederick is a 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, Mayor's Office, 101 North Court Street, Frederick, MD 21701