Glade Valley Government 

County Executive Gardner Proposes Legislation to Better Manage Residential Growth

Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner today detailed legislation she is proposing that would better manage residential development outside of municipalities. During her public information briefing, Executive Gardner outlined a measure to limit the use of legal contracts known as Development Rights and Responsibilities Agreements, and to require any future agreements to include an enhanced public benefit for Frederick County taxpayers. “Residential growth continues to be a hot topic in Frederick County,” Executive Gardner said. “My goal is to ensure that new housing is timed with the County’s ability to provide…

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Government 

County Launches Webpage Providing Furlough Assistance for Federal Employees

A new webpage launched today on the Frederick County Government website – www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/FederalFurlough – provides information and links to resources available for federal employees affected by the current government shutdown.   “An estimated 4,000 Frederick County residents have been furloughed by the federal government’s partial shutdown.  I know this is causing great stress for many families in our community,” County Executive Jan Gardner said.  “Fortunately, we are blessed to live in a county that truly comes together to care for our neighbors in need.  Resources are available to help during this difficult time. …

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Education Government 

County Executive Gardner Appoints Jarman to Board of Education

Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner today announced her appointment of Dr. Lois Jarman to fill an unexpired term on the Frederick County Board of Education. The vacancy was created when Dr. Ken Kerr resigned his Board of Education position on Dec. 19, 2018, after being elected to serve as the 3B Delegate to the Maryland General Assembly. “I am pleased to appoint Lois Jarman to the Board of Education,” Executive Gardner said. “Lois is passionate about education. She is a strong leader, an outstanding communicator, and has a variety of experience with Frederick County Public Schools…

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Community Glade Valley Government 

Frederick County Emergency Responders to Conduct Community Preparedness Seminar

Frederick County Emergency Responders will conduct a free community preparedness seminar on Jan. 12, 2019, from 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Public Safety Training Facility, 5370 Public Safety Place. Attendance will be restricted to the first 80 registrants and will be closed on January 4, 2019. Visit www.tinyurl.com/FCEmergencyPreparedness2019 to register for the seminar. The Department of Fire & Rescue Services, Frederick County Department of Emergency Management, Frederick County Health Department, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, Frederick County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association, The City of Frederick Police Department, Maryland State Police and Maryland Department of…

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Government 

CE Gardner Holds Ground-Breaking Ceremony for Ballenger-McKinney Photovoltaic Solar Project

County Executive Jan Gardner today held a ground-breaking ceremony for Frederick County Government’s first solar project. This major sustainability project will involve the construction of a nearly 2 million kilowatt hour photovoltaic solar array on 4.9 acres of vacant land to provide low-cost renewable energy to the Ballenger-McKinney Waste Water Treatment Plant. “As the first solar project for Frederick County Government, this project will save green by going green,” said Executive Gardner. “Frederick County has a bright future using solar power!” This project is a large step toward meeting the county’s goal of 4 million kilowatt…

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