Government 

Frederick County Government Offices Will Be Open on Columbus Day – Libraries Will Be Closed

Frederick County Government offices will be open on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 14. Frederick County Public Libraries will be closed. Additional information related to the holiday schedule: Animal Control & Adoption Center will be open. Details: 301-600-1546 or visit www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/animalcontrol. Frederick County Public Libraries will be closed. Details: 301-600-1630 or visit www.fcpl.org. Health Department – As a result of the state holiday, the following divisions will be closed: Administration (including birth and death certificate services), Behavioral Health Services, Community Health Services (including WIC services), Environmental Health, Health Care Connection &…

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Glade Valley Government 

Solar Co-Op Program Returns to Frederick County

Frederick County residents and businesses have an opportunity to join a solar co-operative program that will allow members to reduce their carbon footprints and save money at the same time. A solar co-op is an organized community of residents, small business owners and/or nonprofits who buy solar in bulk to save on total costs of installation fees. The Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources (OSER) is bringing a joint co-op to Frederick and surrounding areas through a collaboration with Solar United Neighbors of Maryland (MD-SUN). The MD-Sun co-op allows members…

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Glade Valley Government 

Application Period Extended for 2019 Creek ReLeaf Program

The Frederick County Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources has extended the application period for the 2019 Creek ReLeaf Program.  This year’s application period will run through October 31, 2019. Plantings are tentatively planned for fall 2020. The Creek ReLeaf program is a multi-year reforestation program that assists Frederick County Government to meet its Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit requirements. It is designed to increase the total amount of forested area within Frederick County, including privately owned lands and public properties. Forested lands provide stormwater control, reduce temperature impacts…

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Glade Valley Government 

Frederick County Awarded $5.5 Million Federal Grant to Fund Additional Firefighters

Frederick County has been awarded a $5,498,585 grant to pay for 38 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 453 operational career firefighters. “This is fabulous news for Frederick County,” said County Executive Jan Gardner. “The SAFER grant helps us to meet the needs…

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