Government 

FREDERICK COUNTY COUNCIL TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING ON AMENDMENTS TO THE MONOCACY SCENIC RIVER PLAN

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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Business Glade Valley Government 

Executive Gardner Announces Agricultural Initiatives

County Executive Jan Gardner announced initiatives to support the longterm economic viability of agriculture in Frederick County. A survey of farmers and the agriculturebased industry will be launched today through April 11 and will be used to develop proposals and direct legislation that will best support local farmers. The results will be released and form the basis for a special Agriculture Business Viability Roundtable on Earth Day – Monday, April 22. The roundtable is open to the public and will take place at 6:30 p.m. in Winchester Hall, 12 East…

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Community Health 

Community Foundation to Release Results of Human Needs Assessment

The Community Foundation of Frederick County will release the findings of its 2018 Frederick County Human Needs Assessment on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 9:00 a.m. at The Delaplaine Arts Center. The public is invited to attend. Registration is requested at www.FrederickCountyGives.org/HNA. The Needs Assessment report identifies human needs as they have evolved in Frederick County since 2011, when the Community Foundation completed its first Frederick County Human Needs Assessment. The 2018 report, prepared by Devereux Consulting and Social Science Consultants, combined expert and community input through key informant interviews and…

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Community Government 

Frederick County Fire & Rescue Museum Opens April 6

The Frederick County Fire & Rescue Museum, located at 300B South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, Md., will open for the 2019 season on Saturday, April 6, at 10 a.m. The museum features artifacts from every fire and rescue company in Frederick County, as well as displays highlighting the Maryland State Firemen’s Association and the Frederick County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association. Featured items include the 1939 Ahrens-Fox pumper owned by the United Steam Fire Engine Co. No 3, the 1946 Ford pumper that formerly served the Vigilant Hose Co. and now…

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Government 

Harcum Confirmed as Chief Administrative Officer

Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner today announced the official appointment of Rick Harcum as chief administrative officer for Frederick County Government. The County Council confirmed the appointment this afternoon. Mr. Harcum has been serving as the acting chief administrative officer since Feb. 1, 2019. “Rick brings a wealth of financial knowledge and managerial expertise to this important position,” Executive Gardner said. “He is well respected by government leaders and elected officials. His experience with the county budget is particularly beneficial. I am confident Rick will do an outstanding job.” Mr.…

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