Government 

Frederick County Awarded $5.6 Million Federal Grant to Fund 22 Additional Firefighters

Frederick County has been awarded a $5,581,396 grant to pay for 22 additional career firefighter positions, which will reduce response times and enhance firefighter and public safety throughout the county. The grant is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program. When the new positions are filled, the Division of Fire & Rescue Service will have 495 operational career firefighters. “The SAFER grant is absolutely fantastic news for Frederick County,” said County Executive Jan Gardner. “This grant will allow us to…

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Glade Valley Government Health 

Spike In COVID-19 Cases Pauses Re-Openings

The number of new cases of COVID-19 in Frederick County rose substantially over the weekend, reaching daily levels not seen for several months. As a result, County Executive Jan Gardner today announced that the County will take a pause from new expanded openings. The capacity increase for indoor dining at food service establishments in Frederick County will not take effect immediately.  “Given how our health metrics have suddenly changed, taking a pause is the right approach,” Executive Gardner said Monday. “We want our economy to reopen fully, and that requires…

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Glade Valley Government 

Notice of Virtual Public Hearing: Amended Bill 20-15 Defining a Farmers Market

Re: Amended Bill 20-15: Defining a “Farmers Market” in the Zoning Ordinance, as a specific type of Temporary Outdoor Activity in certain zones, and as a Customary Accessory Use on property zoned Institutional The County Council (“Council”) of Frederick County, Maryland, will conduct a virtual public hearing on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. or soon thereafter to discuss: AN ACT to: Define farmer’s market, allow farmers market as a Temporary Outdoor Activity within certain zones, and include farmers market as a customary accessory use on properties zoned Institutional.…

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