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 

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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Glade Valley Government 

Notice of Virtual Public Hearing: Amended Bill 20-12

Re: Amended Bill 20-12: Amend and Update Chapter 1-22 Article I, Development Impact Fee Procedures and Requirements, and Article II, Public School Development Impact Fee, of the Frederick County Code The County Council (“Council”) of Frederick County, Maryland, will conduct a virtual public hearing on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. or soon thereafter to discuss: AN ACT to: adopt changes to Chapter 1-22 of the Frederick County Code (Development Impact Fee Procedures and Requirements). Copies of the bill may be obtained from the Council’s webpage on the Frederick…

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Glade Valley Government 

County Launches OpenBook Budget Portal

Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner today unveiled a new initiative to ensure open government and provide greater access and transparency to the County’s budget.  Executive Gardner announced the launch of OpenBook, an online portal that allows the public to explore revenues and expenditures in the county’s operating budget and details about specific projects in the capital budget. The easy-to-use site offers charts and graphs, maps, photographs, and timelines. For example, viewers can click on a specific construction project and learn its status, see where it is on a map, and…

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