Thursday, March 1, 2018

eNews for the City of Frederick, MD, March 2018 - Weinberg Shows, First Saturday, Women's Suffrage March, Trees, Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety, Police Benefit Basketball, Arbor Day

Here is the City of Frederick, MD's, eNewsletter for March 2018.   It is reposted 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: The topics for this month's newsletter are shown below and the articles follow.

  • Mayor's Office - New Communication Opportunity with Mayor's Q&A Series
  • The Weinberg Center - Upcoming Shows Include Film, Jazz, Oscar Contenders
  • Downtown Frederick Partnership - First Saturday Is Here!
  • 1913 Women's Suffrage March Reenactment March 3
  • Audio Visual - PSA Covers Bicycle, Pedestrian Safety, Considering All Abilities
  • Department of Public Works - Tree Frederick, Tree Plantings, Monocacy Boulevard
  • Department of Planning - Preservation How-To; Nominations for Awards Due;Ta x Breaks for Historic Preservation
  • Frederick Police Department - Benefit Basketball Game; Join the Force, Know What's Up in the Neighborhood
  • Parks and Recreation - Arbor Day Celebration; Reduced Cost for Qualifying Families
  • Employment Opportunities The City of Frederick

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In This Issue
Mayor's Office: Expanding Communication Opportunities
Weinberg Performances
First Saturday
Women's March -- Historic Reenactment
AV Department: Pedestrian Safety
DPW: Projects' Updates
Planning Department: HPC Rules
Frederick Police Department
Parks and Recreation
Job Opportunities
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Downtown Frederick Partnership 
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    March 2018
Mayor's Office
New Communication Opportunity with Mayor's Q&A Series

Mayor O'Connor invites the public to the first informal Q&A session March 9.
7:30-9 a.m., March 9, Mayor Michael O'Connor will have the first in his new series of informal Q&A sessions at various locations around the City each month. Find him March 9, 7:30-9 a.m., at the Waffle House, 317 S. Jefferson St.

SOAT - Citywide Initiatives
The Mayor's 
Strategic Opportunities Advisory Team will meet again at 1 p.m., March 2 and on alternate Fridays through June 30, 2018. Workgroups are assessing performance and potential in City departments, and looking to improve citizen engagement. 
All of the committee and workgoup meetings are open to the public, and meeting dates are posted online
For more information, contact the Mayor's Office,
The Weinberg Center
Upcoming Shows Include Film, Jazz, Oscar Contenders  

Cyrille Aimee
March 1, 7:30 pm jazz singer

March 2, 6:00 pm - 2018 Oscar-Nominated Shorts

March 3, 8 pm - 2018 Oscar-Nominated Shorts

March 11, 6:00 pm - Music from Around the World 
For all the upcoming shows and details, visit the website:
Downtown Frederick Partnership
First Saturday Is Here!

March 3: First Saturday!
Downtown, the first Saturday of every month means all day activities, late-night shopping and dining, live music, and a free trolley to guide your way! 
During March First Saturdayexplore the hidden corners of Downtown Frederick during "downtown revealed."
Whether you've lived here for years, or you're a first-time visitor, First Saturdays are a great time to discover something new about Downtown Frederick.
1913 Women's Suffrage March Reenactment
March 3


7:30 a.m. March 3 Women's Suffrage Day: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority reenactment of the 1913 Women's Suffrage March
starts at Harry Grove Stadiumand ends at the Weinberg Center for the Arts
TRAFFIC ADVISORY: 7:30-10 a.m., rolling road closures on march's route, in the following order:
* Stadium Drive
* South Market Street
* Madison Street
* Broadway
* South Street
* Ice Street
* West Patrick Street
At 10 a.m. at the Weinberg, as part of the event's ceremonies, Mayor Michael O'Connor will proclaim Women's Suffrage Day.
Audio Visual
PSA Covers Bicycle, Pedestrian Safety, Considering All Abilities

Do you know your road/bike safety?
Think you know your road/bike safety?
You might not realize the rules of the road -- whether you're a driver or bicyclist or pedestrian. Check out the public service announcement the Audio Visual team produced, with help from the Maryland School for the Deaf, Frederick Police and the Planning Department.
Department of Public Works
Tree Frederick, Tree Plantings, Monocacy Boulevard

tree-planting-icon.jpg Tree Frederick: Help your city become a more beautiful and environmentally friendly place by planting some trees. We invite residents to learn more about the trees that will do well in small and large spaces to help
facilitate a mass planting this spring. Click here for an order form and tree guide that will outline the planting process and give you tips on how to care for your tree. Trees on the order form qualify for a $25 Marylander's Plant Trees Coupon! The City is partnering with Stadler Nursery for this pilot project, arranged by Yash Pavuluri, the Sustainability Office intern: Residents may purchase trees through Stadler, using the online order form only. Stadler will be in touch to discuss where you'd like the trees to be planted and planting service fees. You'll only need water! (There is no additional charge for planting services on trees that cost $200 or more) This project is open to all City residents! City staff members are available to assist with tree selection or technical questions you might have and are gathering information from homeowners who'd like to participate, details will be passed along to Stadler. 
For all other questions please email,

March Is Purchasing Month!
The month is set aside to recognize the role of purchasing professionals. These professionals strive to provide efficient and effective use of taxpayer dollars by adhering to the six values of the profession, which are accountability, impartiality, ethics, professionalism, service and transparency.
The Maryland Public Purchasing Association will host a special one-day training, which Purchasing Manager Keisha Brown will attend. After, she will be rolling out a "Purchasing 101" educational program to user departments.
The procurement function is a team effort that depends on cooperation among department heads, employees, elected officials and the vendor community. The Purchasing Department invites you to ask questions and stop by to see them when you're at DPW!

Monocacy Boulevard: The latest information about traffic detours and progress is posted on the Monocacy Boulevard Project page, linked to our home page,
As always, contact us to report concerns or ask questions: 301-600-1498.
Department of Planning
Preservation How-To; Nominations for Awards Due; 
Tax Breaks for Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation Upcoming Events:
  • March 29, 7 p.m.Historic Window and Door Restoration Seminar at the Municipal Office Annex, 140 W. Patrick St., room-C. Seminar is free and open to the public.
  • March 30: Deadline to send Historic Preservation Award nominations.
  • April 17, 6 p.m.Digging Local: Important Archaeological Sites in Frederick County on , Community Room at the C. Burr Artz Library, 110 E. Patrick St. Event organized by the Planning Department for Archaeology Month. Free and open to the public.
Tax Credit for Historic Rehabilitation Work
April 2: Deadline to apply for the City Historic Preservation Property Tax Credit. Tax paying property owners may apply for a credit equal to 25 percent of the properly documented expenditures incurred during 2017. Applications and details are available from the Planning Department or online at For all other questions, please call 301-600-1499.
For more information, visit the Maryland Historic Trust website:
Frederick Police Department
Benefit Basketball Game; Join the Force, Know What's Up in the Neighborhood

Ready to Join?
Shown at right, Mayor Michael O'Connor swore in new Frederick Police Officers Michael Grunwell and  Daniel Fairburn. 
The Frederick Police Department is 
accepting applications for the 61st police Academy, tentative starting January 2019.
For more information and to apply, go to or call the recruitment information line at 301-600-2107

Saturday April 14, 12-6 p.m., Inter-agency Basketball Games to Benefit the Child Advocacy Center: Help raise awareness and funding for child abuse victims and their families in Frederick County by participating in the CAC Inter-agency basketball game at the Frederick High School Gymnasium, 650 Carroll Pkwy, Frederick MD, 21701. Admission is $5 per person, children age 6 and under are free. Concessions will be served along with raffles and prizes!

Social Media
Want to know what FPD is doing?  Follow on social media
Do You Know Your NAC?
Each City neighborhood has its own local, grassroots NAC (neighborhood advisory council) to discuss important topics, issues and wishes. To find out what your NAC is, when it meets and how to be involved, check out the NAC page.
Parks and Recreation
Arbor Day Celebration; Reduced Cost for Qualifying Families

Spring 2018 The City of Frederick is pleased to announce the Reduced Registration Program. This program will enable eligible youth under the age of 18 to receive 50 percent off qualified programs through the Parks and Rec. Department. Those interested must provide proof of program eligibility in accordance with one of the criteria listed below: 
  • Eligible to receive free or reduced lunch through FCPS
  • Lives in a household receiving benefits from Food Supplement Program or Temporary Cash Assistance
  • Lives in one of the three public housing communities including Carver, Lincoln, or Lucas Village owned by the City of Frederick Housing Authority
Qualifying programs for spring/summer include, spring youth soccer, youth flag football, summ
er playground program, tennis instruction/camps, and golden knights karate. All registration information will be taken at the William Talley Recreational Center registration desk, located at 121 N. Bentz Street, Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Reduced Registration Program sign up will not be available online. For all other questions please refer to the seasonal online brochure, or call 301-600-1492 for more information about specific programs. 

April 13 at 1:30 p.m. : The 2018 Arbor Day Celebration will be at Lincoln Elementary School Arboretum at the Earth, Space, and Science Lab: Rain or shine.
April 14 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Spring Youth Fishing Rodeo on Culler Lake at Baker Park. Enjoy the early spring morning with some fishing! Open to participants ages 3-15. Bait will be provided. Event registration is free.

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