The Town of Frederick Board of Trustees is considering returning to the ballot this fall with a funding proposal to increase police department resources and is currently seeking the community’s feedback and recommendations. Public meetings will be held at Town Hall (401 Locust St.) at the following dates and times:
Wednesday, May 8, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m.
Wednesday, May 29, 6 p.m.
The town recently assembled a 40-member Citizen Task Force comprised of local business and civic leaders to help evaluate our community’s public safety needs and possible funding solutions. After much discussion, the Task Force unanimously agreed that public input should be gathered on a 1-cent sales and use tax proposal (10 cents on a $10 purchase) to add police officers and address other critical public safety needs.
As part of this process, citizen input surveys will be sent to every registered voter household in Frederick during the month of May. The completed surveys are due to Town Hall by June 10, 2019. This information will be used by the Task Force to determine their recommendation to the Board of Trustees regarding whether or not to place this measure on the fall ballot.
You can read the letter that was sent to residents and businesses in Frederick.