Sign citizen letter expressing your concern with Keller Farm development

Click here to read background information on the Keller Farm annexation and development plans. CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBLE GROWTH ALONG YELLOW SPRINGS ROAD [Letter to Frederick City elected officials] To whom it may concern: As residents living in the vicinity of the Keller Farm, we are writing to express our concern with the annexation and development plans […]

07-26-11 One Frederick, Many Voices Rally

Information on privatization rally last week and what’s up for this week.

Effort renewed to de-annex properties

Download the Deannexation Petition for Referendum Here! Contact FoFC to learn more:  deannexation@friendsoffrederickcounty.org  Read more about the effort below.  Gazette, June 3, 2010  Annexations that were an issue in last year’s city election could play an encore in county election this fall, candidates say by Katherine Heerbrandt | Staff Writer Two controversial annexations that played […]

Citizens Call For a Charter Amendment to Halt Costly Sprawl Development Along our National Scenic Byway

Friends of Frederick County launches a petition drive  for a charter amendment to change the boundaries of the City of Frederick, MD to exclude the Crum and Thatcher properties. In September 2009 the City of Frederick’s Mayor and Aldermen[1] voted to annex two farms along Route 15 north of Frederick City for 1200 new homes […]

Growth and Higher Taxes in Frederick County: 1995-2010

FoFC Takes a Look at Residential Growth in Frederick County and how it has impacted Taxes, Schools and Roads Decades of poor planning and rapid growth have left us with higher tax bills and big problems to solve An increasing number of dilapidated and overcrowded schools, which make it nearly impossible to provide safe and […]

Referendum Lessons and Laws

As a volunteer for the referendum on the recent Frederick city annexations I wish to share a few thoughts with my fellow residents. At least 70 percent of our city voters oppose the proposed development despite the unmatched campaign by the current and former city officials aiming to change our mind. The annexation controversy highlights […]

Have you signed?

Residents of Frederick and Frederick County are out in droves collecting signatures to take the Thatcher, Crum and Summers Farm annexation agreements to referendum so that city residents can have the final say. Maryland State Highway Administration, Maryland Department of Planning and the Board of Frederick County Commissioners have advised against these agreements that will […]

Thanks to all annexation referendum volunteers!

October 18, 2009 Dear Annexation Referendum Volunteers, Supporters and Friends, On behalf of Friends and Frederick County, I would like thank everyone who brought their energy, spirit and dedication to this burst of grassroots movement for a petition drive to bring the issue of annexation to a citizen vote.  As I write this letter, unpaid […]

Monrovia residents urge BOCC to keep the Monrovia Town Center PUD off map

Monrovia Residents express strong concern that the Monrovia Town Center Planned Unit Development is contrary to the goals of the County’s Growth Management Initiative and would overwhelm the infrastructure and destroy the rural and historic character of their community.  Over 200 citizens signed the letter to the Board of County Commissioners in strong support of […]

Grass-roots democracy

It didn’t take long for the opponents of the recent annexations by the City of Frederick to get mobilized. There appear to be several possible avenues for local government to pursue in an attempt to nullify the annexations, but a separate grass-roots movement has already sprung into action with the same goal in mind. Opponents […]