Community Government 

Frederick County Fire & Rescue Museum Opens April 6

The Frederick County Fire & Rescue Museum, located at 300B South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, Md., will open for the 2019 season on Saturday, April 6, at 10 a.m. The museum features artifacts from every fire and rescue company in Frederick County, as well as displays highlighting the Maryland State Firemen’s Association and the Frederick County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association. Featured items include the 1939 Ahrens-Fox pumper owned by the United Steam Fire Engine Co. No 3, the 1946 Ford pumper that formerly served the Vigilant Hose Co. and now…

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Government 

Harcum Confirmed as Chief Administrative Officer

Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner today announced the official appointment of Rick Harcum as chief administrative officer for Frederick County Government. The County Council confirmed the appointment this afternoon. Mr. Harcum has been serving as the acting chief administrative officer since Feb. 1, 2019. “Rick brings a wealth of financial knowledge and managerial expertise to this important position,” Executive Gardner said. “He is well respected by government leaders and elected officials. His experience with the county budget is particularly beneficial. I am confident Rick will do an outstanding job.” Mr.…

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Glade Valley Government 

Executive Gardner Announces Local Company Selected for Detox Center

Services to start within three months, expand after 18 months  Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner today announced that Maryland Treatment Centers, Inc., has been awarded up to $710,000 in grant funds to offer detox services in the county. Medically supervised detox services will allow individuals to safely recover from withdrawal under the supervision of medical providers. Services will be available in Emmitsburg in approximately three months, and an additional center will open in Frederick in about 18 months.  “This is great news for Frederick County residents struggling with addiction,” Executive…

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Glade Valley Government 

County Executive Gardner Announces Budget Surveys and Invites Citizen Input

County Executive Jan Gardner recently shared highlights of major construction projects included in the preliminary capital budget and Capital Improvements Program, reviewed operating budget requests, and announced an online budget survey to gather public input on citizens’ priorities for the upcoming fiscal year. Citizens are encouraged to weigh in on funding priorities for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2020, which begins July 1, 2019. Online surveys will be available through March 31. They can be found at www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/BudgetSurveys.

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