Glade Valley Government 

Rutters Forced to Remove Signs

The Town of Walkersville’s Planning Commission brought representatives from Rutter’s before their public hearing last week. Staff and Commission members noticed the installation of signs that had not been approved as part of its signage application. The signs on the diesel fueling area canopy directed trucks to enter and exit with large lettering and featured a very large DIESEL sign on either side of the canopy. The legal representative for Rutter’s argued that directional exempt signs already approved were larger than the maximum six square feet. As such, the 11.144…

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Elections Glade Valley 

What is “Question D” on the Ballot

One item on the Ballot in Frederick County this year seems to be getting a lot of attention. The item, known as Question D, is a proposal by the Career Firefighters Association of Frederick County to amend Frederick County’s Charter, the document that lays out how Frederick County’s Government will be formed and how it work, much like a constitution for a state or our country. The Career Firefighter’s want to add the following to the Frederick County Charter: “705. Right to Organize, Collectively Bargain, and Binding Arbitration for Career Fire…

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Glade Valley Government 

Walkersville Opposes Solar Farm

Last week, Walkersville’s Planning and Zoning Commission reviewed an application for a 140 acre solar farm on a 151-acre farm at 8300 Biggs Ford Road. The property lies just outside of Walkersville’s Town Limits, but within its “Area of Planning Influence” and its annexation limits. Under Frederick County Zoning Rules, solar installations are only permitted within a Solar Floating Zone. As a result, the applicants requested a Floating Zone application to the farm owned by former Walkersville Burgess, Ralph Whitmore. This is not the first application for the same project.…

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Editorial Elections Glade Valley 

Shannon Bohrer is the Democratic Candidate for County Council 5th District, Frederick County

My primary focus is on managing responsible growth.  Growth is inevitable.  While we all like Frederick County the way it is, it will continue to grow and growth – affects everything.  The “Livable Frederick Plan” is an outline and starting point for how the county should view and manage the future.  The Livable Frederick Plan is a continuation/update from the 2012 comprehensive plan) This plan is different than previous plans in that it included input from over 2000 citizen questionnaires. Growth affects our public safety requirements.  Police, fire and ambulance…

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Community Education 

Frederick Community College Alumni Picnic

Frederick Community College is hosting an Alumni Picnic on Saturday, October 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Enjoy live music and great food while you reconnect, network and meet new friends. This is a family-friendly event. BBQ lunch is available for purchase in advance, $10 per guest. Music courtesy of Frederick Air. The event will be held at FCC Student Center, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick. RSVP online at www.frederick.edu/alumnipicnic or contact Laura Scafide at 301-846-2438.

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