6/04/15 FoFC weighs in on ethics in Frederick County

At the recent June 4, 2015 Ethics Task Force meeting FoFC submitted recommendations and considerations on the following topics under discussion by the Ethics Task Force: Conflict of Interest Code of Conduct Independent Ethics Commission Investigative Powers Enforcement Lobbying Provisions Campaign Finance and Public Ethics Law (and Ex parte) Financial Disclosure Ethics Education Read FoFC’s […]

Monrovia Town Center and the Remand Order

When things do not seem to make sense, something usually is amiss. Land Use Attorney, Michele Rosenfeld, offers the essence of the remand order in her letter to County Council President, Bud Otis. Her letter helps to clarify the importance of looking at all the facts and understanding the importance of the administrative record. Attorney Rosenfeld, […]

May 2nd Rock Creek clean up a success!

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With 13 volunteers this Water Watchers teams collected much more trash than expected!  Go team.  Thanks to Pam and Heather for their wonderful coordination of the day’s event. To join future cleanups please send an email to:  waterwatchers@friendsoffrederickcounty.org

Smart growth and water quality

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Watch this video on growth and impacts upon the Chesapeake Bay.  Smart growth really is one answer.

Rock Creek Clean Up 10/25/14

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Thanks to another great group of Water Watchers we collected about 400 gallons of bagged and a big pile of bulk trash from Rock Creek.  We’re up to about 1700 gallons and 2 truck loads thus far for the Fall clean ups.  Lots of heavy lifting  – lots of help from all ages! Join us […]

October 4th Clean Up: 960+ gallons from Rock Creek

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And, a trailer full of bulk trash.  Thanks to a great group of Water Watcher volunteers we did all this in just 2 hours!  Join us October 25th from noon to 2 for more.  RSVP to Waterwatchers@friendsoffrederickcounty.org

6/13/2013 Landsdale site plan: FoFC voices concerns

FoFC has some issues with the site plan presented at today’s Planning Commission meeting…read about them.

Eaglehead in Lake Linganore, 950 acres to become 1,735 new houses

  There will be a meeting hosted by Oakdale LLC to discuss the Eaglehead DRRA. Please attend and spread the word to your neighbors and friends When:  Saturday May 11th 10AM Where:  Oakdale Middle School (entrance is usually around back) Who:  most likely Jason Wiley and/or John Clarke To learn more please read: Eaglehead PUD fact […]

Casey farm (639 acres) in New Market on list for 1000 home development

To learn more please click here for the Casey Property PUD fact sheet.                       Map below shows streams surrounded by floodplain, forest (green) and blue for ponds and wetlands.

2/12/13 Clagett’s proposed bill to hurt citizens more than help

Clagett’s bill proposes to eliminate the option for citizens to challenge binding contracts between Frederick County Government and developers (DRRAs) at the Frederick County Board of Appeals. This leaves the only option for citizen’s to challenge DRRAs by taking it to the Frederick County Circuit Court. Friends of Frederick County stresses the importance of keeping […]