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10/17/13 editorial: Dredging Lake Linganore

Dredging Lake Linganore Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2013 2:00 am It appears as though Frederick, Frederick County and the Lake Linganore Association may be sharing the cost of a much-needed project — dredging tons of silt that have accumulated in the lake since it was created in 1972. LLA has been talking about this project […]

4/16/13 – COMMENTS SOUGHT ON OVERSIGHT OF “DUAL USE” BIO RESEARCH

Members of the public are invited to comment on the feasibility and desirability of various forms of institutional oversight at federally-funded institutions that perform research involving certain pathogens or toxins. “Certain types of research that are conducted for legitimate purposes may also be utilized for harmful purposes. Such research is called ‘dual use research’,” said […]

11-13-12 (rescheduled) Public Hearing with BOCC on Jefferson Technology Park development and DRRA

Documents and background for Jefferson Tech Park (JTP)   what is it?  (description published in the Frederick News Post, written by former member of Planning Commission) INITIAL DRRA submitted to County 6-13-12 Initial LOU 9/20/12 JTP staff report The project was initially planned for a tech park off Route 340/180 and 15, but it seems that attracting […]

10-24-12 Public Hearing with Planning Commission: Jefferson Tech Park development and DRRA

Documents and background for Jefferson Tech Park (JTP)   what is it?  (description published in the Frederick News Post, written by former member of Planning Commission) INITIAL DRRA submitted to County 6-13-12 Initial LOU 9/20/12 JTP staff report  The project was initially planned for a tech park off Route 340/180 and 15, but it seems that attracting […]

Jefferson Tech Park (JTP) documents

Documents and background for Jefferson Tech Park (JTP)   what is it?  (description written by former member of Planning Commission) INITIAL DRRA submitted to County 6-13-12 Initial LOU 9/20/12 JTP staff report The project was initially planned for a tech park off Route 340/180 and 15, but it seems that attracting businesses has been difficult and the […]

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 questions Keller Farm Development Fiscal Impact Assessment

The Fiscal Impact Analysis on this project vastly overestimates its potential revenue.   After careful review, the city will not have a $500,000/year revenue source off the Keller Farm development, as presented by Ausherman Developers before the Planning Commission in June 2012.  Instead the development will bring somewhere between a net loss of $43,000/year to a gain […]

9/6/12 Final Public Hearing on Keller Farm Development

Thursday, September 6, 2012 7:00pm City Hall Mayor McClement and the Board of Aldermen (O’Connor, Russell, Young, Krimm and Aloi) will meet to hear citizens speak about the Keller Farm Annexation and development. Read more about the annexation proposal. Read citizen opposition. Agenda for Public Meeting, including the staff report

Opinion of city resident on Keller Farm development (FNP letter to the editor)

  Keller annexation will devalue quality of life Originally published September 04, 2012 I’m a city slicker. Born and raised across the river from New York City, I went to high school a stone’s throw from the Twin Towers. I love the excitement, the crowds, the culture, the clubs, the shows and the food.When I […]