Editorial Glade Valley 

Fitzwater Defends Firefighters Arbitration & Negotiation Bill

This month I introduced a Council bill in support of our firefighters that I have been working on since the summer of 2019. I convened a stakeholder work group, including Stephen Jones, president of the career firefighter’s union, to provide input into the bill. This bill is the result of the Charter amendment passed in November 2018, commonly referred to as ballot Question D. That amendment requires the Council to pass an ordinance that allows our career firefighters union to negotiate working conditions and provides a process for binding arbitration…

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Glade Valley Government 

County Council Seeks Individuals to Serve on Frederick County Charter Review Commission

The Frederick County Council is soliciting letters of interest and resumes from individuals to volunteer their time to serve on the new Frederick County Charter Review Commission. The Charter Review Commission will be authorized to review the provisions of this Charter and make recommendations as to the necessity for deleting, adding, or amending its contents. The Charter Review Commission will have up to 12 months to prepare any Charter recommendations for submission to the County Council. Should the County Council propose any changes to the Charter, they would be subject…

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The Frederick County Council will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the first floor hearing room of Winchester Hall, 12 East Church Street, Frederick, Maryland, to receive public testimony on the recently adopted 22 amendments to the Monocacy Scenic River Citizens Advisory Board’s 2017 Recommended Monocacy River Management Plan.  Individuals will be given an opportunity to be heard at this public hearing, and comments will be limited to three minutes per speaker President MC Keegan-Ayer stated, “The County Council was not required to…

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Editorial Elections Glade Valley 

Shannon Bohrer is the Democratic Candidate for County Council District 5

My goal is to be open, honest and effect positive change in the Frederick County Government.  I am running with the intent to serve the citizens by being a responsible representative.  The government belongs to the citizens and I am running to be your representative. 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…

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Kavonté Duckett Seeks Democratic Nomination for County At-Large Seat

A Heart for the Community As a lifelong Fredericktonian, I was raised by a village of people that included my parents, extended family, friends, neighbors, teachers, mentors, and others who took interest in my well-being (many who are members of Asbury UMC). For me, they were the driving force that provided support (via transportation to events, funds when needed, moral guidance, and so much more), encouragement (through role models and exposing me to future possibilities), and accountability (by ensuring that I stayed on the right track and faced consequences when…

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