Business Glade Valley Government 

County Calls for Critical Farms Program Applications

The Frederick Agricultural Land Preservation Program has opened up an application cycle for the Frederick County Critical Farms Program. The Critical Farms Program assists full-time farmers in purchasing new farmland and also works to preserve the land. Since the county program began in 1994, it has assisted 44 farmers in acquiring farms and preserved more than 5,560 acres of farmland. The program was created to help farmers compete with non-farm buyers who oftentimes have resources not available to farmers and therefore are in a more competitive position to buy farmland.…

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Glade Valley Government 

Planning Commission Gives Preliminary Approval to New Rock Creek School

The Town of Walkersville’s Planning Commission held its monthly Public Hearing on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The only item on the agenda was the continuation of a Public Hearing in January on the proposed Rock Creek School that Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) wants to build on the Walkersville Middle School Property. The Planning Commission held a Workshop with FCPS two weeks ago to review a revised site plan that made drastic changes to the plan presented in January. The plans presented by FCPS featured large cement swales, retaining walls…

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Crime Glade Valley 

Increase in Phone Scams and Spoofed Phone Numbers

In an effort to remain vigilant in making Frederick County residents aware of ongoing phone scams, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office would like to keep citizens informed on some of the trends that have been reported the most. More recently, individuals have been receiving phone calls from spoofed numbers coming from local County numbers, such as the Sheriff’s Office main number (301-600-1046) and the Frederick County Health Department main number (301-600-1029). A scammer using the Sheriff’s Office number may pose as a law enforcement official such as a Lieutenant or…

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