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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Editorial Elections Glade Valley 

Question D: Binding Arbitration Not Good for Frederick County

This year county voters will face Question “D” on the ballot, a proposed charter amendment that “will require the County Council to provide by ordinance for binding arbitration by a neutral arbitrator whose decision MUST be funded by the county budget”. Most voters don’t fully understand the impact of this charter amendment and will simply vote yes, because of the misleading way this question has been packaged and sold to the public by the career firefighters union. This has been falsely marketed in a way that makes the public believe…

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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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Elections Glade Valley Government 

Early Voting – Registered Voters Can Vote in Person Before Election Day

Registered voters in Frederick County can vote early before the 2018 General Election. This year, Early Voting occurs Oct. 25 through Nov. 1, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. each day. There are four Early Voting locations in Frederick County, and voters can use any of the four centers to cast their vote. The first Early Voting Center will be set up in the Frederick County Senior Services Division/Senior Center, located at 1440 Taney Avenue, Frederick. (Early voting operations will not disrupt regularly scheduled events at the Senior Center, but seniors will be encouraged to…

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Elections Glade Valley 

Voter Registration Deadline Nears

Frederick County residents who wish to register to vote in the November 6, 2018 Gubernatorial General Election are reminded that the deadline for voter registration is 9 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. The same deadline applies to voters who are already registered and wish to make changes to their name, address, or party affiliation before the General Election. In order to become a registered voter and vote in this year’s election, individuals must be a U.S. citizen, a Maryland resident, and be at least 18 years of age on or before November 6,…

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