Elections Glade Valley 

Frederick County Board of Elections Statement on April 2020 Elections

The Frederick Board of Elections announced that the 2020 Primary Election will be delayed until Tuesday, June 2, 2020. The delay is in response to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s proclamation today to provide the state additional time to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and allows local boards of elections and election workers to implement public health safeguards for the primary election. The Frederick County Board of Elections concurs with this statement released by the Maryland State Board of Elections: “The Maryland State Board of Elections fully supports the actions taken…

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Elections Glade Valley 

What is “Question D” on the Ballot

One item on the Ballot in Frederick County this year seems to be getting a lot of attention. The item, known as Question D, is a proposal by the Career Firefighters Association of Frederick County to amend Frederick County’s Charter, the document that lays out how Frederick County’s Government will be formed and how it work, much like a constitution for a state or our country. The Career Firefighter’s want to add the following to the Frederick County Charter: “705. Right to Organize, Collectively Bargain, and Binding Arbitration for Career Fire…

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Editorial Elections Glade Valley 

Question D: Binding Arbitration Not Good for Frederick County

This year county voters will face Question “D” on the ballot, a proposed charter amendment that “will require the County Council to provide by ordinance for binding arbitration by a neutral arbitrator whose decision MUST be funded by the county budget”. Most voters don’t fully understand the impact of this charter amendment and will simply vote yes, because of the misleading way this question has been packaged and sold to the public by the career firefighters union. This has been falsely marketed in a way that makes the public believe…

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Editorial Elections Glade Valley 

Shannon Bohrer is the Democratic Candidate for County Council 5th District, Frederick County

My primary focus is on managing responsible growth.  Growth is inevitable.  While we all like Frederick County the way it is, it will continue to grow and growth – affects everything.  The “Livable Frederick Plan” is an outline and starting point for how the county should view and manage the future.  The Livable Frederick Plan is a continuation/update from the 2012 comprehensive plan) This plan is different than previous plans in that it included input from over 2000 citizen questionnaires. Growth affects our public safety requirements.  Police, fire and ambulance…

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