Editorial 

Frederick County Council Urged to Amend Animal Ordinances

Each day, an average of 11 animals are admitted to Frederick County Animal Control. That added up to a total of 3,955 in fiscal year (FY) 2018, 58% of which were cats, 26% dogs, and 16% other types of animals. Most dogs and cats that arrive at the shelter are owner or guardian surrenders and strays. For these animals entering the shelter, there are six possible outcomes.  They may be dead-on-arrival, die while there from illness or injuries, or be euthanized.  Other animals have a more positive outcome of adoption,…

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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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