Polluted county streams to blame for City’s drinking water contamination

In 2013 City of Frederick tap water violated federal health standards for carcinogenic chlorination byproducts.  Three of the 8 official sampling sites had contaminant levels above what is considered safe for drinking.  This health hazard is a result of polluted source water (streams, rivers, lake); it is not due to any deficiency on the part of the Frederick […]

2/8/13 FoFC opposes Del Clagett’s bill that stifles taxpayer voice about development projects

Published: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 Frederick lawmaker’s bill would limit challenges to developer pacts by Sherry Greenfield Staff writer A state delegate wants to make it more difficult to undo binding agreements between developers and the Frederick Board of County Commissioners to build hundreds of new homes and businesses…. …“Should Del. Clagett characterize his bill as […]

10-30-12 7pm Walkersville: Open Forum on New Charter v Current Commissioner form of Frederick County government

 

Map showing potential land use change in Point of Rocks

Current land use in Point of Rocks       Proposed land use change in Point of Rocks, MD

10-14-11 All eyes on the county’s Privatization Advisory Committee (PAC) and on the Partnerships and Efficiencies Committee (PEC)

PAC needs to watchdog PEC Letter to the Editor – originally published October 14, 2011 in the Frederick News Post Although the Board of County Commissioners removed Oliver Porter’s wholesale privatization scheme from consideration following public criticism over its deficiencies, their move to privatize county government continues.At the first substantive meeting of the Privatization Advisory […]

Proposals for land use change in Frederick County

Friends of Frederick County has analyzed the 194 proposals available for public reading at:  Frederick County Government website, Community Development page. Here is a summary of our findings:   Municipality Number of proposals Agriculture/open space properties requesting reclassification and rezoning  (acres) Agriculture/ open space properties requesting reclassification and rezoning for residential development (acres) approximate # […]

New timeline for privatization faster than Oliver Porter’s

Frederick County’s Partnership and Efficiencies Committee has released a new timeline regarding the BOCC’s move towards privatization. It can be found here. Also, seen below is a detached image of the timeline provided in that document: As seen in this timeline, and explained in slightly more detail within the original document, the final meeting of […]

07-19-11 FoFC speaks out on privatization

Friends of Frederick County has spoken out on privatization in Frederick County – read this position paper.  Summer intern and University of Maryland graduate student, David Boston, had a lot to say at the July 2011 public hearing:   http://onefrederickmanyvoices.blogspot.com/2011/07/july-19-2011-ethics-of-bocc-outsourcing.html

BOCC seeing serious resistance against privatization plan

This afternoon marked the end of the second public hearing regarding the BOCC’s plan (being pushed forward by Commissioners Young, Shreve and Delauter) to privatize core services in Frederick County and implement a public-private partnership. There was a huge turnout of County employees and residents at the first hearing on the evening of July 12th, […]

Blaine Young’s BOCC favors development over our kids and rapid privatization without justification – what do you stand for?

The APFO protecting our children’s education is under siege in the interest of unchecked development The current Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO) schools test, combined with forward funding for schools, has brought Frederick County schools from over 125% overcrowding to a 90% system average. The objective of having an APFO is to ensure that schools […]