FNP: citizen questions city permitting the Tough Mudder, and links bad planning to votes of current elected officials

 Put blame in the right place (Frederick News Post, Sept 23, 2012) The traffic snarl and resident complaints regarding the Tough Mudder race held at Crumland Farms last weekend are not the story of an organizer who misled anyone. It is the story of incompetency among Frederick city and Frederick County officials. On Sept. 5, an […]

FoFC: facts on northern annexations

Annexation facts Originally published March 18, 2012 O In Sunday’s (March 4) letter regarding the Crum and Thatcher annexations and development the author says, “I feel if built as advertised it should help traffic and give added tax base to both the city and the county.” I don’t know what advertising the author refers to, […]

Plaintiffs in northern annexation case ask that Frederick City comply with judges order

January 2012- In compliance with the official court order by Judge Stepler in December 2011 (Official court transcript 12-8-11),  Defendants, Frederick CIty, provided admission responses.  Plaintiff review deemed that several of the answers were inadequate, and have  (on Febr 2, 2012) requested that the defendants comply and answer plaintiff’ questions. On the horizon: There is a trial scheduled […]

Call for your opinion on the northern annexations!

“Classic sprawl…look for problems to come” says Commissioner Gray; Commissioners Young, Shreve, Smith and DeLauter allow Crum and Thatcher Farm development to proceed Please share your opinion of this today!! Write 200 words and submit to: the editor at the Frederick News Post or by email to the Gazette: frederick@gazette.net. Thousands of citizens petitioned against these […]

“Classic sprawl…look for problems to come”; BOCC allows development on Crum and Thatcher Farms immediately

Click here for information on the citizen complaint against the northern annexations. To read more on Thatcher and Crum development plans search either name on the FoFC home page search tab. Frederick News Post article:  Annexed farmland clear for developing Originally published January 27, 2012  By Pete McCarthy Photo by Staff file photo by Sam […]

Citizens speaks out on quality of life and love for Frederick County: asks BOCC for citizen representation

My name is Nicole Chafitz Orr. My family moved here from Rockville when I was 14, My parents saw the beauty and potential of Frederick. They purchased commercial property, invested in the community and made this place home.We moved to a 90 acre farm in New Midway. As a 14 year old pre-teen, I fought […]

02-16-2011 Court Proceedings Begin on Thatcher/Crum Citizens’ Lawsuit

On February 16, oral argument will be heard on motions for summary judgment on the complaint filed by Friends of Frederick and numerous residents challenging the validity of the Crum and Thatcher annexations. The attorneys for Friends of Frederick, the City of Frederick, and the land owners will be heard in support of their motions […]

Traffic Monitoring at US 15 and Hayward Rd

A letter from Sheriff Jenkins to Commissioner Young, including statistics on traffic accidents along Route 15 at Hayward Road Intersection of Route 15 and Hayward Road, Friday 06-18-2010 4:35pm ET Commissioner Young As the BOCC liaison to the Sheriff’s Office, I am forwarding you our plan for a proactive enforcement effort on Route 15 at Hayward […]

FoFC Citizens Join to File Lawsuit Against Frederick City over Thatcher and Crum Annexations

On June 21 Friends of Frederick County announced that it would sue the city over the Crum and Thatcher annexations. “The legal move comes as more and more citizens have signaled their opposition to exploiting farmland for unnecessary commercial and residential development,”says Janice Wiles, Friends of Frederick County Executive Director. “Developers’ push to build on […]

Why DeAnnex the Crum and COPT/Thatcher Properties?

Download the Deannexation Petition for Charter Amendment Here! Friends of Frederick County Position on Crum and COPT/Thatcher Annexations into Frederick City We believe that our county and city should protect the Monocacy River corridor, productive farmland, scenic vistas, and a buffer between Frederick and Walkersville. At this time there is adequate development planned in the […]