Government 

County Executive Jan Gardner Announces Initiative to Increase Agricultural Preservation

Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner today announced an initiative to accelerate agriculture preservation efforts. She proposed legislation that would increase the county’s investment to save valuable farmland in an effort to achieve the longstanding goal of preserving 100,000 acres of agricultural land. Preserving large blocks of land is key to ensuring the long-term economic viability of agriculture. “The time is now to preserve Frederick County’s rich agricultural land before our cherished fields are lost to development,” said Executive Gardner. “Securing preservation easements for agriculture will ensure we leave a legacy…

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Glade Valley Government 

Frederick County Rural Legacy Program Receives $1.26 Million State Grant

The Maryland Board of Public Works today approved the FY2020 Rural Legacy Program grants, including $1.259 million for Frederick County’s Mid-Maryland Frederick-Carrollton Manor Rural Legacy Area. Maryland’s Rural Legacy Program provides the focus and funding necessary to protect and preserve large, contiguous tracts of rich land from sprawl development. The program preserves large tracts of agricultural and forested lands by partnering with local governments and private land trust sponsors across the state who work with willing property owners to acquire conservation easements. The Maryland legislature appropriated approximately $18.85 million for…

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Glade Valley Government 

County Executive Gardner Presents 2019 Annual Report & Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

On Thursday, December 12, 2019, County Executive Jan Gardner presented an Annual Report for 2019 on the accomplishments of Frederick County Government, emphasizing many achievements in the areas of education, jobs, seniors, community needs and growth. “The annual report outlines a lot of good things happening in Frederick County,” said Executive Gardner. “One of the biggest accomplishments of the past year was the adoption of Livable Frederick, a unique and innovative master plan for the future of our county.” The county’s AAA bond rating has resulted in a bond sale…

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Glade Valley Government 

Frederick County Highway Operations Prepares for Winter

Crews are trained and skilled in snow removal With unseasonably cold temperatures in Frederick County, the Division of Public Works (DPW), Office of Highway Operations, is prepared to help keep roads cleared should a winter storm affect the area. The top priority is keeping drivers safe and maintaining accessibility to Frederick County’s 2,638 miles (1,319 miles centerline) of roadway. Winter Preparation Highway Operations staff began winter preparations in October by hosting the annual “Snow Roadeo” event. This training event helped the drivers sharpen their skills and prepared them for the…

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