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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Glade Valley Government 

Executive Gardner Announces Local Company Selected for Detox Center

Services to start within three months, expand after 18 months  Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner today announced that Maryland Treatment Centers, Inc., has been awarded up to $710,000 in grant funds to offer detox services in the county. Medically supervised detox services will allow individuals to safely recover from withdrawal under the supervision of medical providers. Services will be available in Emmitsburg in approximately three months, and an additional center will open in Frederick in about 18 months.  “This is great news for Frederick County residents struggling with addiction,” Executive…

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Glade Valley Government 

County Executive Gardner Announces Budget Surveys and Invites Citizen Input

County Executive Jan Gardner recently shared highlights of major construction projects included in the preliminary capital budget and Capital Improvements Program, reviewed operating budget requests, and announced an online budget survey to gather public input on citizens’ priorities for the upcoming fiscal year. Citizens are encouraged to weigh in on funding priorities for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2020, which begins July 1, 2019. Online surveys will be available through March 31. They can be found at www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/BudgetSurveys.

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Education Government 

Executive Gardner Announces Cost Savings for School Construction in Work Group Final Report

County Executive Jan Gardner today released the final report of the School Construction Work Group she appointed a year ago. The recommendations of the Work Group achieve her goal to lower school construction costs by 8 – 10 percent, including: reducing the volume of schools ($2 million) and changing ceiling tiles ($300,000) and the height of roof parapets ($45,000). Additional savings can be gained through seeking a state equivalent to the LEED Silver standards ($200,000), as well as changing HVAC, state legislation and other initiatives. The report contains over 40…

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