Wednesday, August 16, 2017

For Sale: Historic 123 E 3rd Street, Frederick MD 21701

Don't miss your chance to buy this charming historic home in downtown Frederick. Features 3 BR, 1 1/2 BA, 1 car garage, high ceiling, gas fireplace, skylights, 1,860 sq ft. Some recent updates include refinished wood floors on both levels, new skylight, interior painting, new kitchen cabinets and counter, 1/2 BA updates. Has enclosed back garden, patio. Enjoy being close to restaurants, shops, museums & downtown activities. Price: $495,000. Needs some work.
2) Take a tour: http://tours.eleganthometours.com/public/vtour/full/850705/











Contact me if you are interested:  Darcy Richards, RE/MAX Results, 7210 Corporate Ct, Suite B, Frederick, MD 21703, cell: 301-524-3676 main: 301-698-5005 
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To suggest additional topics for the Talk About Frederick blog, to share your photos, or if you have questions, or corrections, e-mail darcyrichards01@gmail.com or call direct: 240/215-0381.  

Frederick MD is the city people love to live in!

Darcy Richards is your Realtor for the heart of Frederick, Maryland.  She will help you sell your current home, or buy a home, in the Frederick area. You can count on her for professional, competent, trusted guidance through the process.  Reviews.   Darcy Richards, RE/MAX Results, 7210 Corporate Ct, #B Frederick MD 21703   Direct: 240/215-0381 Main: 301/698-5005. Each office independently owned and operated.




Tuesday, August 8, 2017

eNews City of Frederick, MD, August 2017: Stuff the Bus, State of the City, Election 2017, Utility Online Bill Pay, Absentee Ballots

Here is the City of Frederick, MD, eNewsletter for August 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.


Contents

  1. Weinberg Center for the Arts - New Season Announced; Sign Up to Get First Choice 
  2. Celebrate Frederick! - Theatre & Second Annual  Wine Fest on Tap 
  3. Audio Visual Department News - Assistive Listening Devices Available
  4. City Joins Up with United Way - to 'Stuff the Bus' with School Supplies
  5. 2017 State of the City Address - 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 16
  6. Frederick Municipal Airport News - Chengde, China, Looks to Frederick for Experience
  7. Sustainability News - Intern to Join on Projects; City Earns Healthy Honors
  8. Election 2017 News - Absentee Ballots Available
  9. Frederick Police Department News - Lock the Car; Have Coffee With Cop
  10. Have Something to Discuss with the Mayor? - 'Talk to the Mayor Tuesday'
  11. Finance Department News - Utility Customers Have New Online Bill Pay Option
  12. Planning Department News - Project Updates Available Online 
  13. Employment Opportunities - The City of Frederick

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In This Issue
Weinberg Center Performances
Celebrate Frederick Packs Summer with Fun
Audio Visual Department News
City Joins to Stuff the Bus
State of the City
Frederick Municipal Airport News
Sustainability News
Election News
Frederick Police Department
Talk to the Mayor Tuesday
Finance Department - Online Bill Pay
Planning Department Updates
Job Opportunities
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 Shopping, Dining and the Arts
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Connect with The City 
  
  
    August 2017

Weinberg Center for the Arts


New Season Announced; Sign Up to Get First Choice 

 2017-2018 Season coming
10 a.m. Aug. 3: The complete 2017-2018 Weinberg season will be announced. Sign up for the email, list so you'll be first to know.

Want early access to tickets?
Tickets for the complete 2017-2018 season will go on sale to Weinberg Center members at 10 a.m.Thursday, Aug. 10.  Receive early access when you become a member for as little as $50!
At 10 a.m.Thursday, Aug. 17Tickets for the complete 2017-2018 season will go on sale to the general public.
For information, visit the website.

Celebrate Frederick!
Theatre & Second Annual  Wine Fest on Tap 


10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 3
Celebrate Frederick continues 2017 Summerfest Family Theatre with the Rainbow Rock Band.  The weekly series features free children's performances in Frederick's Baker Park Band Shell every Thursday 10 to 10:45 am.  
Saturday, August 5
Carroll Creek Urban Park, Market & East Street Entrances
New Time: 1-7 p.m. VIP Admission 3-7  p.m. General Admission
The Second Annual Frederick Wine Festival is a celebration of the most innovative wineries from across the state of Maryland and is poised to showcase an industry that is quickly growing to include many diverse and critically acclaimed wines.
This festival will be held rain or shine.
That's not all that Celebrate Frederick is doing this summer: http://www.celebratefrederick.com/.

Audio Visual Department News
Assistive Listening Devices Available

Assistive listening devices are now available for use when attending public meetings at the City Hall Boardroom and at the Municipal Annex Conference Room C. 
The devices are essentially amplifiers that bring sound directly into the ear. They separate the sounds, particularly speech, that a person wants to hear from background noise, and improve what is known as the speech-to-noise ratio.
A person just needs to notify the meeting clerk on site to request to use a device. 
Sign language interpreters and other special accommodations will be made for those who need them, if they contact Pam Stocksdale at  pstocksdale@cityoffrederick.com in advance of the meeting.

City Joins Up with United Way 
to 'Stuff the Bus' with School Supplies

                          
In 2016, Mayor McClement sits at the wheel of a bus stuffed with City employees' contribution 
Through Aug. 9, City employees do their part filling up bins at City Hall and elsewhere with school supplies as part of United Way Stuff the Bus campaign to make sure students have what they need (link to list below)  
 

2017 State of the City Address
6 p.m. Wednesday, August 16



6 p.m. Aug. 16
Mayor Randy McClement will deliver his annual "State of the City Address" at Frederick Municipal Airport, 310 Aviation Way, Frederick.
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Frederick Municipal Airport News
Chengde, China, Looks to Frederick for Experience


Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK) hosted a delegation from Chengde, China, interested in how general aviation works in the United States. The Federal Aviation Administration's Foreign Affairs Office assisted with coordinating the visit.FDK Logo
   

Sustainability News
Intern to Join on Projects; City Earns Healthy Honors

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The City of Frederick, already a Healthy Eating Active Living City, achieved Gold Level designation at the Maryland Municipal League Summer Conference this summer.

The City has been a HEAL City since June 2015 and is a case study for HEAL. This was the first time the City was able to apply for designation, and it had already completed many of the requirements. The City will work toward platinum in the next couple years. "We have to show that our initiatives are infiltrating City staff, residents, and businesses," Sustainability Manager Jenny Willoughby said.
Get more detail from Jenny Willoughby301-600-2843; or from the City website

CCC Intern Starts Aug. 23

Willoughby will welcome Chesapeake Conservation Corps member Yashvanth (Yash) Pavuluri for a year's internship.  

The Chesapeake Bay Trust offers the opportunity for non-profit organizations and local governments to apply to be a host organization. Corps members are initially selected by the Trust based on their interests. CBT then pairs up sites with members, based on need and interests. "There is no guarantee for placement for either the host group or the member," Willoughby said. "They only have funding to pay stipends for a certain number of corps members, so we're excited that we got a placement."

Election 2017 News
Absentee Ballots Available
Absentee ballots for the City of Frederick Sept. 12 Primary are now available. Applications for ballots are available on the City website at  http://www.cityoffrederick.com/DocumentCenter/View/6909.  Absentee ballot applications must be received by Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, in order to receive a ballot by mail.
Completed applications should be returned to The Frederick County Board of Elections, 355 Montevue Lane, Suite 101, Frederick, Maryland, 21702. Applications can also be emailed to electionboard@frederickcountymd.gov  or faxed to 301-600-2444
In addition, the Frederick County Board of Elections office, located at 355 Montevue Lane, Suite 101, will be open for in-person absentee voting 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. beginning Aug. 17, 2017 and continuing through Sept. 12, 2017.
For more information, please contact the Frederick County Board of Elections office at 301-600-VOTE.


Frederick Police Department News
Lock the Car; Have Coffee With Cop

For more information please contact Michele Bowman at 301-600-2091 or The Frederick Police Department is on 

Follow to receive departmental updates and news!

  

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


The Mayor spent time discussing government with a group of youngsters who visited City Hall as part of their the Summer Enrichment Program through the Frederick Rescue Mission. Group leader Teri Kwiatek said students were excited afterward to consider how they might get involved in government someday.
Chris said,"... It was cool seeing the mayor with my own eyes and learning about what he does."
Wilson said, "(I) like that the mayor keeps his office as open as possible like 'talk to the mayor Tuesday'," and he liked learning what the mayor does.
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 Tuesdayof most months to meet informally with citizens to discuss topics or issues of their choice. The next Talk to the Mayor Tuesday will be Aug. 22, 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.com301-600-1184. 


Finance Department News


Utility Customers Have New Online Bill Pay Option

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Have you checked out the new online bill paying option the Finance Department has for water customers?  With the new system, customers are 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/billpay. you will need your account number, and set up a username and password. 


Planning Department News
Project Updates Available Online 



Follow progress on all building, road, housing development projects in the City
on the city website page
dedicated to that topic
http://spires2.cityoffrederick.com/cof/developmentreview/

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

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Housing Market  •   Interest Rates  •  Daily Home Updates  •  www.darcyrichards.com
To suggest additional topics for the Talk About Frederick blog, to share your photos, or if you have questions, or corrections, e-mail darcyrichards01@gmail.com or call direct: 240/215-0381.  
Frederick MD is the city people love to live in!

Darcy Richards is your Realtor for the heart of Frederick, Maryland.  She will help you sell your current home, or buy a home, in the Frederick area. You can count on her for professional, competent, trusted guidance through the process.  Reviews.   Darcy Richards, RE/MAX Results, 7210 Corporate Ct, #B Frederick MD 21703   Direct: 240/215-0381 Main: 301/698-5005. Each office independently owned and operated.