Tuesday, June 27, 2017

eNews City of Frederick, Maryland July 2017

Here is the updated City of Frederick, MD eNewsletter for July 2017.   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.


  1.  Fireworks, Music, Art - Entertainment Sponsored by Celebrate Frederick
  2.  Downtown Hotel at Carroll Creek Update - Historic Preservation Commission Reviews 
  3.  Finance Department News - Utility Customers Have New Online Bill Pay Option
  4.  Parks and Recreation News - Playing Fall Sports? Field Registration Closes July 31
  5.  Weinberg Center for the Arts - Unique Cast in Limited Run of '1776' 
  6.  Sustainability News - City Wins HEAL Award for Healthy Work
  7.  Planning Department News - School Construction: Butterfly Lane/McCain Drive Work
  8.  Frederick Police Department News - National Night Out on Calendar for Aug. 1
  9.  Frederick Municipal Airport News - 2017 Air Race Classic Takes Off
  10. Have Something to Discuss with the Mayor? - Talk to the Mayor Tuesday
  11. Employment Opportunities - The City of Frederick

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In This Issue
Celebrate Frederick Packs Summer with Fun
Downtown Hotel News
Finance Department - New Online Bill Pay
Parks - Field Registration Open
Weinberg Center Performances
Sustainability News
Planning Department Updates
Frederick Police Department
Airport News
Talk to the Mayor Tuesday
Job Opportunities
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July 2017

Fireworks, Music, Art 
Entertainment Sponsored by Celebrate Frederick 

Spectacular tradition:

Frederick's 4th - 

An Independence Day Celebration

  • Regional and national entertainment 
  • Family activities 
  • Dunk a Frederick celebrity 
  • Race a bath tub in Culler Lake 
  • Starts at noon, July 4, in Baker Park
Great seats can be found surrounding the swimming pool on Fleming Avenue, on the Frederick High School lawn and in the Carillon area of Baker Park.

Summer Fun Continues

The Summer Concert Series Sundays at 7 p.m. in June, July and August, will skip Sunday, July 2, to allow preparations for the July 4 event at the Baker Park Band Shell.  The series will resume at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 9, with the Doug Segree Band.
For more information, visit: http://www.celebratefrederick.com/.

Downtown Hotel at Carroll Creek Update
Historic Preservation Commission Reviews Design 

Art Courtesy of Plamondon Hospitality Partners
Downtown Hotel at Carroll Creek Design

6 p.m., July 13, the Historic Preservation Commission will consider the design of the Downtown Hotel at Carroll Creek: its sustainable growth design features, its plans to restore the historic trolley building and to fit in with neighborhood history. The meeting will be in the City Hall boardroom.
Keep up with the project progress on the hotel website: http://www.downtownhotelatcarrollcreek.com 

Finance Department News

Utility Customers Have New Online Bill Pay Option


The Finance Department has worked hard to get a new online bill payment system up and running for water customers. Starting now, customers will receive notice with their water bills that they may start using the new system, if they choose. With the new system, customers will be able to:
  • Pay with credit card  -- no convenience fee
  • See your balance
  • See payment history
  • Set up automatic bill pay
To use the new system, go to the websitewww.cityoffrederick.com/billpayyou will need your account number, and set up a username and password.

Parks and Recreation News

Playing Fall Sports? Field Registration Closes July 31

Registration is open for fall field use, for play Aug. 1 - Nov. 30
Deadline to register is July 31.  
Forms may be obtained by emailing sstamper@cityoffrederick.com.

Weinberg Center for the Arts

Unique Cast in Limited Run of '1776' 

Declaring Independence

"1776: The Musical"

Friday, June 30| 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 1| 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 2| 2:00 p.m.

Tickets $5-$20  

See professional actors and local elected officials and personalities perform together: Presented by Landless Theatre Company, "1776" dramatizes the days leading up to the signing of our Declaration of Independence, bringing to life founding figures John and Abigail Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, and others. Andrew Baughman will co-direct the production with wife Melissa Baughman (2015 Helen Hayes Award Outstanding Director nominee), and appear in the role of John Adams.
For information and future productions, visit

Sustainability News
City Wins HEAL Award for Healthy Work


The City of Frederick, already a Healthy Eating Active Living City, was recognized for achieving Gold Level designation at the Maryland Municipal League Summer Conference in June.

Get more detail from Sustainability Manager Jenny Willoughby301-600-2843; or from the City website

Champion tree: One of the black birch trees in the City of Frederick Watershed has been designated the largest in the county, and second-largest in the state: Champion Tree.   

Planning Department News
School Construction: Butterfly Lane/McCain Drive Work 

While construction goes on at the Butterfly Ridge Elementary School near the Butterfly Lane/McCain Drive intersection:    
  • Butterfly Lane will NOT be closed. Through lanes will be maintained on Butterfly Lane during the reconstruction work on McCain Drive and the widening on Butterfly Lane.
  • McCain Drive will be closed for about four weeks, starting July 5, between Butterfly Lane and Hillcrest Drive for reconstruction. The public will be able to access Hillcrest Park, but the road will not be open to through traffic.
  • A traffic signal is scheduled to be installed in August.
Follow progress on all projects in the City onlinehttp://spires2.cityoffrederick.com/cof/developmentreview/

Frederick Police Department News
 National Night Out on Calendar for Aug. 1


Frederick's commitment to community policing will take center stage when cops and kids and families picnic and play together during the
National Night Out
6-9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 1
The Frederick Police Department along with community partners will be celebrating National Night Out:
a night of celebration and getting to know your community.  Locations:
  •         Carrollton Park
  •         Mullinix Park
  •         Lucas Village Community
  •         Hill Street Park
The Frederick Police Department is on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Nextdoor.

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Frederick Municipal Airport News

2017 Air Race Classic Takes Off

The Air Race Classic started June 20 in Frederick.
In June, Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK) again acted as staging and starting point for the ladies flying in the Air Race Classic, cross-country challenge, which started in Frederick June 20 and finished in Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 23.

Industry Leadership: Also in June, Airport Manager Rick Johnson and Assistant Manager Nick Sabo led a panel discussion about preventive maintenance at the 2017 Maryland Regional Airports Conference (MRAC) hosted by College Park Airport. The panel, accompanied by Tipton Airport Manager Michael Wassel, discussed maintenance philosophies, program management, and best practices for general aviation airports.  Maintaining assets in a safe and serviceable condition is a top priority at the Frederick Municipal Airport.
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You can 'Like' the Frederick Municipal 
Airport Facebook page for the latest news, updates, and event information. 

Have Something to Discuss with the Mayor? 
'Talk to the Mayor Tuesday'

Anyone who would like to have time or conversation with Mayor McClement has an opportunity to do so: He sets aside time on the fourth Tuesday of most months to meet informally with citizens to discuss topics or issues of their choice. The next Talk to the Mayor Tuesday will be July 25, from 2-6 p.m.
The Mayor's office is  in City Hall at 101 N. Court St.  No appointment is necessary, and meetings occur on a first-come, first-served basis.  For details, contact Pam Stocksdale, office manager, pstocksdale@cityoffrederick.com; 301-600-1184. 

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