Glade Valley Government 

Frederick County Executive Gardner Leads Effort to Establish Detox Center

County Executive Jan Gardner today unveiled plans to encourage the establishment of a detoxification center in Frederick County, which would fill an unmet need in treatment and services for those struggling with addiction. “Recovery is a long and difficult journey. We can help those on that journey by making treatment and services available in our community,” said Executive Gardner. “Every day, a person overdoses in Frederick County. We can’t delay. The time is now.” Frederick County Government’s Procurement & Contracting office is seeking proposals for a detox center to be operated by either a…

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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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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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