Glade Valley Government 

Nationwide Wireless Emergency Alert and Emergency Alert System Test

The Frederick County Division of Emergency Management announced today that a nationwide Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) and Emergency Alert System (EAS) test will be conducted on September 20, 2018 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). This will be the first nationwide Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) WEA and EAS test. Emergency management officials want to raise awareness of the scheduled tests to minimize any concerns the public may have and reduce the confusion that could be created if the test occurred without prior notice. At…

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Glade Valley Government 

Walkersville Among Cities and Towns Lauded for Supporting Business

The Frederick County Office of Economic Development (OED) announces the first Municipalities Impact Awards were held yesterday at the Middletown Fire Hall. Ten Frederick County municipalities were honored for their commitments to supporting businesses. The event is a project of OED and began with a survey to municipalities in 2017 to gather economic impact data from each town. The Municipalities Impact Awards were created to recognize the projects and initiatives that municipal elected officials and municipal staff work on every day to help support OED’s overall goals of increasing the number of jobs and businesses…

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Government 

County Executive Gardner Announces about $70 Million in Taxpayer Savings

Changes made during the past four years have saved taxpayers close to $70 million, according to Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner. The savings come primarily from three key initiatives: ending privatization that cost taxpayers more, achieving the trifecta of AAA bond ratings that brought better interest rates and saved taxpayers millions, and renegotiating agreements to give taxpayers a better deal. Renegotiating the Oakdale-Lake Linganore agreement for an interchange on Interstate 70 at Meadow Road saves county taxpayers $48 million. “Protecting taxpayers and saving money is job #1,” said Executive Gardner.…

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Education Glade Valley Government 

Frederick County Emergency Responders to Conduct Community Preparedness Seminar – September 15

Frederick County emergency responders will conduct a free community preparedness seminar on September 15 from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Public Safety Training Facility, 5370 Public Safety Place, Frederick.  Attendance will be restricted to the first 50 registrants, and those who wish to register must do so by September 7. Registration is through Eventbrite.com at www.tinyurl.com/FCEmergencyPreparedness. The City of Frederick Police Department, Frederick County Division of Emergency Management, Frederick County Division of Fire & Rescue Services, Frederick County Health Department, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, Frederick County Volunteer Fire &…

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Glade Valley Government 

County & City to File Lawsuits Against Drug Manufacturers, Distributors for Role in Opioid Epidemic

Frederick County Government and The City of Frederick will join many other state and municipal jurisdictions in filing lawsuits against drug manufacturers and distributors for their role in the opioid crisis nationwide. “We need to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for heavily promoting the very prescription drugs that are a key factor in opioid addiction,” said County Executive Jan Gardner. “Frederick County has already devoted a tremendous amount of resources to the opioid crisis. Through this lawsuit we will be better able to help our residents with educational and addiction recovery assistance.” “I’m proud to work…

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