Tuesday, September 5, 2017

eNews City of Frederick, MD, September 2017:

Here is the City of Frederick, MD's, eNewsletter for September 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. Celebrate Frederick! - 35th Annual In the Street Festival: Parties, Runners, Performers
  2. Weinberg Center for the Arts - New Season Starting 
  3. Frederick Police Department - Lock the Car; Have Coffee With Cop
  4. Frederick Municipal Airport - $223,000 Grant Contributes to Runway Extension
  5. Sustainability Festival to Include Chance to Win Compost Bin
  6. Department of Public Works - Freecycle Event Set for October 21
  7. Election 2017 - Primary, Sept. 12: Emergency Absentee Ballots Available
  8. Have Something to Discuss with the Mayor? - 'Talk to the Mayor Tuesday'
  9. RRCA Designates City 'Runner Friendly' - U.S. Club Assesses Factors Essential to Runners
  10. Planning Department - Monocacy Boulevard to Close to Complete Improvements
  11. Employment Opportunities - The City of Frederick

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In This Issue
35th In the Street Festival
Weinberg Center Performances
Frederick Police Department
Frederick Municipal Airport News
Sustainability News
DPW - Freecycle Roundup Set
Election News
Talk to the Mayor Tuesday
Runners Give City Good Rating
Planning Department Updates
Job Opportunities
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    September 2017

Celebrate Frederick!
35th Annual In the Street Festival: Parties, Runners, Performers 

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, Celebrate Frederick In the Street!

Come out and enjoy Frederick's 35th Annual In the Street Festival, sponsored by DARCARS Toyota of Frederick. This beloved celebration shows off all that Frederick has to offer, including art, food, entertainment, and fun for all ages.
Get details about this and other Celebrate Frederick events here: http://www.celebratefrederick.com/.

Weinberg Center for the Arts

New Season Starting 

 'Tombstone' kicks off 2017-2018 Season 

Flying Dog Film Series: Tombstone

September 27 | 7:30 p.m.
Happy hour at 6:30 p.m.: Wyatt Earp's hopes for a quiet retirement, a band of violent outlaws and a climactic confrontation based on real life gunfight at O.K. Corral.
Tickets just $5 for City employees |  Learn more
Storm Large
September 29 | 8:00 p.m.
Rated R for brassy, sassy raw power! Hailed as "sensational" by The New York Times, sexy chanteuse Storm Large offers an evening of tortured and titillating love songs.
Tickets from $20 | City employees save an additional $5 | Learn more
Craig Morgan: American Stories Tour
With Mac Powell & Aly Beaird
September 30 | 7:00 p.m.
Chart-topping singer Craig Morgan has made a name for himself as a country music icon, TV host, celebrated outdoorsman, storyteller and Army veteran.  
Tickets $30 | Learn more
For more details and information, visit the website.

Frederick Police Department
Lock the Car; Have Coffee With Cop

Coffee with a Cop -  Sept. 6
at Frederick Community College, in the Student Center, Room H111.

Theft from Vehicles
The police are receiving reports of stolen catalytic converters and other thefts from motor vehicles.  
Please remember to lock your vehicles and remove any valuables, and please call if you see something suspicious.

Do You Know Your NAC?
Each City neighborhood has its own local, grassroots council to discuss important neighborhood topics, issues and wishes. To find out what your NAC is, when it meets and how to be involved, check this out: NAC Tip Sheet.
For more information, please contact Michele Bowman at 301-600-2091 or mbowman@frederickmdpolice.org
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Frederick Municipal Airport
$223,000 Grant Contributes to Runway Extension

A $223,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program will help with the work going on to build a longer runway at Frederick Municipal Airport. 
Airport Manager Rick Johnson said, "This grant will fund key projects that keep us on track to accomplish our goal."
The airport will use the money to fund a planning study, and final design and bidding for the next phase of construction to prepare for a 600-foot extension of the airport's primary runway.  
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Festival to Include Chance to Win Compost Bin

Chance to Win a Compost Bin at In the Street
The Sustainability Committee will have a table at In the Street (Sept. 9) festival (see above),  on the Green Block between Fourth and Fifth. They will have a drawing for two  free compost bins.

Tree planting
Also, September is a good month to plant trees, and there are coupons to help you at City Hall or online. Get details from Sustainability Manager Jenny Willoughby301-600-2843.

Department of Public Works
Freecycle Event Set for October 21

Oct. 21- Freecycle: Have furniture, appliances, televisions that need to go?  
The semi-annual Freecycle event is an opportunity to unload bulky items without hauling them to the landfill. The City is committed to conserving landfill space and expenses by offering this free recycling opportunity, where large items, such as sofas and tables, might find new life. Oct. 21, the dropoff site will be on East Street between Ninth Street and Delaware Road, in front of the Monocacy Village Shopping Center. 
For further information, contact Tammy Albaugh at talbaugh@cityoffrederick.com or 301-600-1680.

Election 2017
Primary, Sept. 12: Emergency Absentee Ballots Available

City of Frederick Primary: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sept. 12, open to registered Republicans and Democrats only
Voters who missed the Sept. 5 mailing deadline for an absentee ballot for the primary may still apply in person for a late ballot.
Voters who are unable to vote in person on Primary Election day may go to the Frederick County Board of Elections office, located at 355 Montevue Lane, Suite 101, for an emergency absentee ballot.  The office will be open on weekdays 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and on Primary Election day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
For more information, contact the Frederick County Board of Elections office at 301-600-VOTE; or visit 

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

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 Sept. 26, 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. 

RRCA Designates City 'Runner Friendly'
U.S. Club Assesses Factors Essential to Runners

This year, Frederick earned the Runner Friendly Community Designation from the Road Runners Club of America.
The goal of the RRCA's Runner Friendly Community program is to shine a national spotlight on communities that stand out as runner-friendly and to provide incentives and ideas for communities to work towards becoming runner-friendly.  The designation validates the kind of planning that the City does to accommodate both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. 

Planning Department
Monocacy Boulevard to Close to Complete Improvements 

Monocacy Boulevard: This key long-range transportation project that will create a loop around Frederick is midway to completion.  This fall, the project will be at a stage that will involve closing much of Monocacy Boulevard for several months. Details are here:  https://www.cityoffrederick.com/DocumentCenter/View/8888.
The $31 million combined Monocacy Boulevard Center Section Phase II and future Christopher's Crossing road improvement projects have been planned for a decade to improve circulation and alleviate congestion on the U.S. highway and interstate system.
Keep up with developments:
Follow progress on various development projects in the City on the city website page
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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