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Yes! However, dumpsters must be in your driveway or on your property. For emergency purposes, dumpsters must be out of right of ways, meaning alleys and roads. If a dumpster needs to be in the road, it is subject to ticketing and is at your own risk.
For a private residential moves, you are able to have a POD or similar for up to 30 days. No permit is needed. The temporary container needs to be on your property, in a driveway or yard, and out of right of ways, alleys and streets. If the container is in the street it is subject to ticketing.
A construction office trailer is a permitted use as long as there is an active building permit for the site. Please indicate where the trailer is on the site plan. If there is no active building permit, you will need to fill out a general construction permit for the trailer. If no permit is active, the permit fee is subject to doubling.
Frederick is a Statutory Town, which means that it follows state laws in its structure and operation. Six Trustees and one Mayor serve as elected officials to guide the Town through the “big picture” of establishing mission/vision/goals. The Mayor serves as the presiding officer for the Town Board meetings but does not carry any additional voting weight. The Mayor may be part of ceremonial events as the spokesperson for the Town.
Candidates must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age and have been a qualified elector since at least April 2, 2023.
Candidate petitions can be picked up at Town Hall. Ten qualified signatures are needed in order to be verified as a candidate. Further instructions are available in the petition packet. Petitions may be circulated from January 2, 2024 through January 22, 2024.
Most municipal candidates spend their own funds to campaign and/or may receive donations toward their campaign. There are specific rules and filing requirements regarding this. This information may be obtained at Town Hall and will be provided to you at the time you pick up a petition packet.
You may place campaign materials in any private property location where you have permission from the property owner. You may not place materials on public property or in the public right of way (for example, on utility poles). You also may not campaign at Town Hall or within 100 feet of the building.
Carvers begin working on their log at 10 am on Wednesday, July 20 and must finish by 4 pm on Saturday, July 23.
Our carvers will arrive at Centennial Park to pick logs and start their carvings at 10 am on Wednesday, July 20. Carvers will continue their carvings all day through Thursday July 21, Friday, July 22, and Saturday, July 23. Check out our event schedule on the main page for more details.
Market vendors will be at Centennial Park from 4 pm – 8 pm on July 22! If you like homemade soaps, jewelry, jams, and baked goods, take some time to browse through our booths. Our small town markets are a wonderful opportunity to support local business and find unique handcrafted items.
Carvings that are kept by the Town are spread out all around Frederick so that they can be visited and admired by all of the Town’s residents. If you would like to find a particular carving, check out our Arts In Public Places Map.
This event is all about the carvers! Chainsaw carving is an art combining modern tools (chainsaws) with the ancient art of wood carving. Our carvers depend on festivals and competitions to support their livelihood. You can support them by:
The public gets to vote on Saturday, July 23 from 12 pm to 6 pm only.
Yes! You can bring your fur baby on a leash. Please be aware events can be crowded and noisy. If your pup is hard to control or easily excited, Town events may not be a good idea.
Chapter 8 of the Municipal Code regulates storage of recreational vehicles on private property. It states:
(1) As the owner or operator of any recreational vehicle or utility trailer, it is unlawful to park any such vehicle on any public right-of-way, including any street, alley or public parking lot, except during the loading or unloading of such vehicle when such loading or unloading is completed within seventy-two (72) hours of such parking. A recreational vehicle may be parked in a public parking lot or private parking lot when such parking is in conjunction with personal or official business at the location of the parking, but in no event shall such parking extend longer than twenty-four (24) hours. The owner or operator of a recreational vehicle parked for longer than twenty-four (24) hours in a public parking lot or private parking lot may be charged with such violation upon complaint of the property owner or when the interest of public health safety and/or welfare dictate the necessity of charging such violation.
(2) An owner or occupant of private property may park or store on such property one (1) recreational vehicle and one (1) utility trailer that he or she owns. Unless parked or stored in an approved structure, such vehicle and trailer may be parked or stored in the backyard of the property, screened from view from adjacent properties and public rights-of-way. One (1) such vehicle may be parked in the driveway of the property. No recreational vehicle or utility trailer may be parked in such a manner as to create a traffic hazard or block passage on the sidewalk or other right-of-way.
(3) No person shall use any recreational vehicle or utility trailer for storage.
(4) No person shall use any recreational vehicle or utility trailer for the operation of a business or residence, while stored or parked.
(5) No mobile home may be located permanently or temporarily in any residential area unless said area is zoned for the same. (Ord. 966 §2, 2008; Ord. 1049 §§1, 2, 2010; Ord. 1226 §1, 2016)
An election judge is required by law to be a registered voter in the State of Colorado. You do not need to be a resident of Frederick.
Judges will work in teams to verify eligibility of ballots received. This involves a great level of attention to detail and the ability to work as a team with others. It is important that the group contains persons with the ability to use a computer to manage the data on an Excel spreadsheet, and to conduct a basic search from a web-based database. The votes will be tallied using machines designed for that purpose. Judges will receive training in operating these machines, but should have the natural aptitude toward operation of business machines in general.
Judges will be required to attend a training session prior to beginning work. This training is tentatively scheduled for March 13, 2024 at a time yet to be determined. Then between the dates of March 14 and April 12, judges will be needed for multiple work shifts. Many of the preliminary shifts can be determined to meet the collective convenience of the group of judges. However, shifts of March 29, April 1, April 2, and April 11 (or 12) will be mandatory. The shifts will generally take place during regular business hours with the exception of Election Day, April 2. That day will begin mid-day and all judges will be required to work into the evening until the count is complete. Depending on many factors, this may extend late into the night.
This role is considered a volunteer position. However the Town will pay you $15.00 per hour for the actual hours worked or attending training.
Interested parties can fill out THIS APPLICATION FORM to be considered to be eligible for an Election Judge for the 2024 election. Apply by the deadline of March 8, 2024
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The sales tax rate for the Town of Frederick is 3.5%
The mill levy for the 2020 budget year is 6.555 mills.
Hot air balloon weather conditions are contingent upon many factors including wind, clouds, fog, and rain. If there is inclement weather that prohibits safe flying, we will post an update on our Frederick In Flight website event page, add a News & Highlights news flash on the website homepage, and post on social media (Facebook and Twitter) as soon as we are notified by the Hot Air Balloon event producer and FAA. Cancellation of the morning events can come at any time before scheduled lift-offs at 6 am.
Yes! You can sponsor a balloon for the event. The "Bucket List" sponsorship is $400 and includes a flight for two people (maximum) in a hot air balloon during one morning lift off. Anyone can sponsor a balloon, including a business, organization, or people.
Balloon lift-off is weather-dependent, and you run the risk of cancellation. Sponsorship is non-refundable. Fill out the online Event Sponsor Form or call 720.382.5513 to lift off!
Yes! Some of the tastiest local restaurants will be landing their vendors in Centennial Park for Frederick in Flight. Breakfast vendors start at 5 am on June 25 and 26. Breakfast vendors include:
On June 25 at 5 pm there will be food vendors at our Balloon Bash.Food vendors include:
Our hot air balloons are scheduled to go up around 6 am (weather permitting) so we recommend bundling up a bit! Bring a hat, gloves, and get a hot cup of coffee from our coffee vendor in the park, Redemption Road Coffee.
No! The Town of Frederick is happy to provide its residents community events that everyone can participate in. Information Station Pre-Party, Frederick in Flight hot air balloon watching, and Saturday night Balloon Bash, are all free to attend.
If you would like to support our events, our market vendors will be at Centennial Park on June 24 for a small town market. Local food vendors will be at Frederick in Flight's balloon liftoffs and Balloon Bash offering excellent food on June 25 and 26.
If you would like to ride in a hot air balloon and support our pilots, you can become a Frederick in Flight Sponsor!
Ideal weather for hot air balloon flight consists of clear skies with good visibility, light winds on the surface, and moderate winds aloft (less than 25 knots at 9,000 ft above sea level). Pilots also look for good wind direction, generally winds out of the west, no cold front activity in the area, no precipitation in the forecast, and no forecast of developing windy conditions through the morning hours. Moderate temperatures also play a role as very hot temperatures affect balloon performance and safety.
Being a balloon-friendly property means allowing hot air balloons to land on your land. How will hot air balloons know that you're a balloon-friendly property? Here are a few criteria to consider:
Safe landing area parameters for landowners who would like balloons landing on their property:
Thank you for considering making your property available for hot air balloon landings. If balloons land on your property, we hope you come out and introduce yourselves to the pilots and crews.
Frederick has four parks that have pavilions you can reserve. These include Frederick Recreation Area's Big Fred and Little Freddie, Centennial Park, Crist Park and Bulrush Wetland Park. To reserve, please visit our
The current Open Space sales tax is limited to the purchase, improvement, and maintenance to open space and trails. As the definitions of open space versus parks continues to blur, we are taking a proactive, transparent approach and reevaluating both our current and future needs to ensure current tax revenues are responsibly invested in the future.
The Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails Commission advises the Board of Trustees and Town Staff on all matters pertaining to parks, open space and trails. It consists of seven members, all of whom must be bona fide residents of the Town. The Board of Trustees makes the appointment of seven members to staggered four-year terms.
The Town created a dedicated Parks and Open Space Department in 2022 and under direction from the Board of Trustees, they are taking a holistic approach to the long-term maintenance, expansion, and improvement of all outdoor recreation resources. By reducing limitations on the Open Space sales tax, Town staff could implement improvements outlined in community-driven planning initiatives, such as the Parks, Open Space and Trails Master Plan, as they are prioritized by the Community, not by what specific funds are available. Those plans call for continued expansions to the Town’s trails system as one of the highest priorities.
No. The Town is not considering raising the Open Space sales tax from its current rate of 0.5%. The Town is only considering modifying the potential use of revenues to include all parks, open space and trails.
Yes. The Town is proposing to limit the revenues to be expended on maintenance, expansion and improvements to the parks, open space, and trails system. However, since trails are a critical transportation function, the funds may be utilized to create multi-modal trails along street corridors, such as the trail along Colorado Boulevard.
During business hours, contact Public Works Operations at (720)382-5800.
Call the town's Public Works Department, 720-382-5800. The Public Works Department will contact a line maintenance technician to determine if the leak source is within the homeowner’s system or is the responsibility of the town.
Cracks form in asphalt pavement through due to distress and are sealed to help protect the pavement structure. Unsealed cracks allow water to penetrate the pavement surface, which can eventually cause potholes and further deterioration.
Slurry seal is a mixture of an asphaltic oil emulsion and coarse, sandy aggregate (1/4” to 3/8” in size) applied in a single thin layer to the entire street surface.
Streets look new with slurry seals, and it helps protect the surface from moisture, contaminants, and oxidation. In addition, slurry seal application provides a new cover with improved skid resistance while extending the life of the roadway.
Groundbreaking is anticipated in late 2023, with anticipated completion in 2025. There is preliminary interest in pad sites, which can be built while the anchor is being built.
There are several pad sites available as well as in-line tenant space opportunities. The status of for lease vs. for sale is subject to negotiation with the applicant developing the site and leasing brokers.
Depends on pad, category or use, and spaces. The brokerage group doing the leasing is Crosbie Real Estate Group. They can provide additional information on site or pad specific questions regarding sales or leasing.
There will be one fueling center associated with King Soopers. This will be in addition to the existing Circle K which is located at the northeast corner of Hwy 52 and William Bailey . The proposed fueling center is proposed to be located along Colorado Blvd.
Pending Town approval. This along with all traffic improvements will be reviewed as part of the development review process. Improvements will be based on approved traffic impact studies and approved master plans.
The anchor user will have some restrictions on users that would be viewed as competition (i.e. Target or a similar competitor wouldn’t be allowed to locate on the site). Other use restrictions are per the Land Use Code and Planned Unit Development (PUD) overlay. Additional land use restrictions are included as a condition of assistance from the Frederick Urban Renewal Authority. Those restrictions include limitations on smoke/pipe shops, used goods for resale, outdoor storage (not associated with outdoor displays), new or used automotive sales and no more than one automotive wash facilities. As a matter of practice, uses like automotive service shops (i.e. Grease Monkey, Firestone Auto etc.) are only allowed to perform work inside enclosed bays and not outdoors.
Minutes are not kept during neighborhood meetings.
Architectural standards and design will adhere to Town development standards and adopted building codes. Specific construction types and methodologies will be driven by the end user. Buildings are required to have consistent architectural materials and material pallets throughout.
The goal of a neighborhood center like this is to find ways to activate it morning, noon and evening. This includes ideally providing a variety of dining opportunities that cater to those needs. This approach includes quick service options, fast casual options and opportunities for sit-down options.
Crosbie Real Estate Group is managing the leasing efforts for this project. Their website is https://www.creginc.com/property/silverstone-marketplace/ and includes information on how to get in contact with the brokers.
Yes. Per Town ordinance, it shall be unlawful for any owner or occupant of any lot, block or parcel of ground within the Town, or for any agent in charge of such property, to allow any snow or ice to accumulate or remain upon any sidewalk alongside such property longer than twenty-four (24) hours from the time of the last accretion of such snow and ice.
The street next to your street is most likely a Tier 1 or Tier 2 route. Residential streets (Tier 3) are only plowed after snowstorms that produce over eight inches of snow within one 24-hour period. Check out our Snow & Ice Control Map for more information.
Plows are designed to push snow to the side. As a result, some snow is inevitably deposited at the end of driveways and onto sidewalks. Drivers plow at low speeds (10 to 15 MPH) to minimize this issue, but the problem becomes more challenging with greater snow accumulations. The Town will not plow "curb to curb". Instead, plows will make one path down the center of the road to help avoid snow being pushed into driveway and sidewalk areas.
Per Town ordinance, you will have 24 hours after the storm ends to shovel your walks.
Unfortunately, no. With 102 center line lane miles of road in Frederick, public works crews must stay focused on opening streets for emergency vehicles. It would be extremely costly to the taxpayer for our crews to remove snow from driveways. Keep in mind that crews do not place snow intentionally in your driveways, it is just a result of the way the plow is built. The Town recommends plowing your driveways and sidewalks after Town crews are done, and the new ordinance allows for this by giving you 48 hours after a storm to shovel.
No, the Town does not plow alleys. Residents are asked to work with neighbors and contract with a private plow operator to keep alleys free of snow. Private operators need to keep in mind that snow cannot be piled on public right of ways. The Town also does not reopen access to alleys that may have snow deposited from Town plowing efforts.
Plow trucks distribute ice slicer granules early during a snow event rather than plowing snow.
Town staff determines when the downtown snow is hauled away based on the volume of snow on the ground, as that affects the main goal of keeping the emergency routes clear. This will be done early in the morning while traffic is low for safety purposes, as well as to keep interference with local business operations minimal.
Private business parking areas are not maintained by the Town.
We are investing in additional resources including two new staff members, new equipment such as a snowplow, a weather station to let our staff know about conditions on the ground, cameras, and GPS for our snowplows. Additionally, the Town uses a pavement management system to evaluate road conditions and schedule things like road repairs needed.
There's several oil and gas facilities throughout the Town of Frederick. Over the years Frederick has maintained a position of trying to make sure that the operators are being responsible in the extraction of those minerals within Frederick. So, we’re working with our regional and state resources and partners to help work with the oil and gas community to make sure that as any of those operators winding down operations, they're doing so in the most expedient and responsible and environmentally safe manner possible.
The board recently passed a resolution setting a ballot question that would go out to the voters to ask the voters if open space could be broadened to be used for parks and related types of amenities as well. So that will be appearing on the November ballot, which is coordinated with the county.
The short answer to your question is yes. Residents can expect additional improvements to infrastructure in the Town of Frederick. A couple of years ago, the Town Board approved the Transportation Master Plan that identified improvements focused on intersection widening, curb, gutter, and sidewalk improvements. The first one we were able to complete was Colorado Boulevard and Tipple. It has definitely relieved congestion throughout the peak hours. As we move forward, we're looking to replicate that type of improvement to several intersections in town. Our Transportation Master Plan identified locations where the need for this level of improvement, such as the turn lane and the widening can be put into place. We are looking at areas like Silver Birch and Bella Rosa, and Silver Birch and Godding Hollow. We were recently awarded a grant for Colorado Boulevard and Bella Rosa, it was approximately $2 million for the DRCOG grant project there. That is a joint effort with the Town of Firestone.
Also, we anticipate sharing more surveys and opportunities for our residents to tell us what's important to you. Over the summer, we asked a lot of questions about transportation related to your commute, your feeling of safety while driving throughout the Town of Frederick? We heard very loud and clear that there are some challenges with our infrastructure as it pertains to congestion and safety concerns. So as this Board will not be moving forward with a tax initiative to support some of those infrastructure changes, we want to ensure your safety and your quality of life.
Throughout the course of this last year, the team has been working hard to engage the community across the entire Town of Frederick to find out what they envision for the future of the downtown. Questions about the types of amenities that would help activate the downtown. And what would help drive them to want to come to the downtown. We're excited to have received nearly a thousand responses every time we've gone out and asked the community to give us their feedback. As we go into the next six months, we'll be working on drafting that plan, and we'll again want to come back to the community for input to find out what do they like, what do they have concerns about, so we can make sure that plan is reflective of the wishes of the community.
The town is currently reviewing plans for the proposed Silverstone Marketplace Development, which is coming at Highway 52 in Colorado Boulevard, with the Anchor Store King Soopers there. One of the major questions we get is about the congestion and the improvements coming for Highway 52. As a staff, we meet with CDOT regularly. We meet with our MPO, which is a planning organization where we can request funding called DRCOG. CDOT has indicated that a big resurfacing project will happen on 52. And while it won't widen anything, it will improve the drivability, the potholes, the cracking out there. They're planning on that for probably the end of 2025, beginning of 2026. And that'll go all the way from I-25 to Highway 85. It's a big improvement that we are looking forward to.
As developments come in, we will see the opportunity to widen lanes to help with congestion issues, intersection improvements, and making sure that development pays its own way.
Another area that we're focused on is working with our neighbors to the south of Highway 52 and the city of Dacono. We've been meeting with them regularly to identify areas where we can collaborate. So it's got a little bit of a regional aspect to it, but we've been big advocates lately for improving Highway 52 and we want to make sure that continues.
As a resident of the Town of Frederick your voice can be heard by advocating for this region or for Highway 52 improvements in particular, a couple of things that you can do. There was a survey at one point from CDOT in particular that they asked questions of our area on the conditions of Highway 52. Unfortunately, that survey has closed, but they do have help information, phone numbers listed on their website that we're happy to provide. They are always welcome to share your feedback if you see any areas of concern specifically related to safety.
As the Board of Trustees and staff, we work with our state representatives, Representative Parenti in particular has been helping us advocate our voice in the town of Frederick to expedite attention to Highway 52. I would implore you to get involved with your congressional leaders, house district leaders, and state representatives. You have a few of them who are running for election now and making sure that your voice is heard loud and clear that Highway 52 is a safety concern that needs to be addressed now.
I don't know if you've been out on the Frontage Road at Tipple where it connects to the I-25 Frontage Road. That was a project the Town took the lead on and worked with CDOT to get a street light put up. And it's also something where as long as the Town shows the initiative and wants to see that improvement done, we can definitely work with our state transportation organization in getting that done. So yes we could look into and talk to CDOT and make sure that it's something that meets their requirements and that it feels like the right thing to do in that location.
Our department launched a long-term planning effort for the area around Milavec called the Community Parks Master Plan. It focuses on future improvements to that area, including the reservoir, Bella Rosa, a golf course, and Centennial Park. The primary focus of that plan is for it to be a community-driven process so that we can shape the next 20 to 30 years of those improvements. That process is currently ongoing. We have a project website and you can visit Frederickco.gov to get there. We have some initial concepts for the area that were developed from the initial surveys and comments that we received from people this summer and we would very much love to get everyone's feedback on those concepts. We'll work over the next 10 to 12 months to refine those concepts based on more input we receive from the community to figure out what those areas are going to look like.
Yes, the fire district, it is a separate entity from the Town of Frederick. They do have a new fire station that is currently in the construction process in Windham Hill. I believe it will be done probably in the first quarter or close to the second quarter of 2024.
The board has prioritized the Bella Rosa golf course in the strategic plan. There were some difficult decisions made this last year to shut down the full-service restaurant due to the subsidies needed to keep that running. We looked to push that money towards improving the short-term playability of the golf course. And there's stuff in the Community Parks Master Plan that ties in. Some initial improvements that we've heard already from the community that they'd like to see are improved playability, wider fairways, more parking, and things like that. But again, nothing is definite yet. We're still taking public input and we want to hear from you.
In our short-term trail planning, we've focused on some of those missing segments that are in town. A number of our trails are built as development in the community comes along. And as that comes along, oftentimes there are segments that are missing from one neighborhood to another. So those are the first things that we're prioritizing for the next three to five years. Longer term for the priority trail system, our POST Master Plan prioritizes a number of corridors around town. Typically, those align with major transportation corridors. So oftentimes those trails are improved as development comes along and those transportation corridors are improved. And we do that because we're able to leverage additional funds from those developers so that it's not entirely taxpayer dollars that are footing the bill to construct those.
One way we're approaching soliciting feedback is through our Comprehensive Plan update. We’ve asked what type of amenities community members want to see in the Town of Frederick and we utilize that information in our retail attraction strategy. We also have a retail consultant that works on behalf of the Town of Frederick to help bring potential opportunities to Frederick for consideration.
We've completed a retail attraction strategy as well to help quantify what opportunities might be a good fit for Frederick and then as was mentioned in one of the earlier questions about the upcoming Silverstone Marketplace with King Soopers as the anchor, the applicant who's going to be developing that site and the broker from the real estate group have opened their doors to feedback from the community to understand what types of shops community members want in that shopping center. So, if there's something that the community is lacking they can try to attract some of that. On the other hand, if we have too much of something then they can take that feedback as well.
One other thing that I hope our community members will appreciate is that we do hear back all the time about the importance of the small-town feel of Frederick and that while we are growing and while change like these amenities needs to come, a lot of consideration is made to ensure we preserve the town heritage and atmosphere. We don't want to lose FRED in growth and I think that our Board and especially all of our staff members who are helping us as we go through this growth are doing a fantastic job to make sure that we can do both responsibly and hand-in-hand.
We have over 20 neighborhood parks in the Town of Frederick so maybe outside of this call if you don't mind sharing specifically which park you'd like some special attention to. We just started the department in January of 2022 so short-term we're really focused on improving our institutional capacity and that's to improve maintenance of the things that we already own as a town including the neighborhood parks, open spaces, trails. By doing that we'll improve staff training, operational planning, additional staffing, and new and improved equipment, so we're still working through some of that. In the long term, we're also simultaneously taking a holistic planning effort and approach to figure out what the priority improvements are in all of our neighborhood parks. We have 20 of them so we're trying to figure out what areas we need to focus on first with the resources that we have today - what can be improved, how can we incorporate water conservation efforts in those, are some of the things that we're looking at long-term.
Our Transportation Master Plan identified several intersections and one of those is the Silver Birch and Bella Rosa intersection that's needed to be widened. We are taking the template that you see at Colorado Boulevard and Tipple and the improvements to replicate that throughout the town. We are looking at a phased approach for the intersection of Silver Birch and Bella Rosa. We'll have an interim design that's going to add some turn lanes and then as development and traffic builds out in that area we're going to look to put in the sidewalk improvements, ramps, striping, and traffic signals.
That intersection was one that the Town of Frederick and Firestone teamed up to request grant money to do some big improvements. We were able to acquire $2 million to help put in bigger turn signals, and widen that intersection. It'll connect down into Bella Rosa, and so we've got trail improvements planned there. So, yeah, just a general intersection improvement. Typically, there's some right-of-way acquisition that has to happen too. And as we expect to start design, I'm going to guess the end of this year, early '24, will be identifying areas of need for that intersection to improve.
But it is a positive that both Frederick and Firestone are looking to improve that. That is our town boundary line with them, and so both of us have definite needs to see that area widened and improved. This intersection was on our Capital Improvement and Transportation Master Plan Improvement project list last season because I believe there were some drainage components and some engineering work that needed to be done prior to.
If you look at the golf course and the water from drainage that comes through Bella Rosa, drains to the north across Bella Rosa, you'll see that box culvert improvements are needed. And so, the timing of those improvements, so we're not impacting the citizens continually is something we're coordinating and making sure that we're doing the best for our residents.
You've stumped the entire room in the town of Frederick Town Hall. I don't believe we are aware of a fire station in that particular location at this time.
A17 Ridgeway has been improved to its ultimate configuration to the very north border of the Town of Frederick. You'll notice it does turn to dirt when it gets into Firestone. As you continue north into what they call Frontier, we're crossing a jurisdictional boundary there that they'll have to take the lead and ownership of that improvement going north. So Frederick has done a great job improving its roadway of its improvements to Ridgeway going north to the end of our town boundary.
About a year ago, we adopted a water efficiency plan. That plan focused around conservation measures. The Board directed staff to hire someone who could specialize in championing programs and projects all focused around conservation. And we've done that. Kylie, is our water conservation specialist. She's been championing a lot of programs related to landscape modifications and water modifications.
Conservation is kind of a new area where the board has really focused on making a measurable improvement on our water usage of the town. We're not going to be putting water that really is good treated water on the ground to water turf areas.
We're going to be making modifications that we have raw water and we have less need for high-level turf. I'll add internally our parks department obviously were one of the larger water users in town and so we've been working very diligently to implement that water conservation plan internally. We have two staff that are certified irrigation auditors that's made us more efficient by being able to program our controllers to be more responsive to what's going on with the environment. To that end we are working to install smart irrigation controllers. We've done about six parks already this year and we hope to finish the rest of the irrigation systems in 2024. Those will allow us to control those systems from anywhere on earth with an internet connection so the rains or it's windy or anything like that we're able to turn those off and then long-term as we look to improve those neighborhood parks like I mentioned before really taking a hard look at what turf do we need for active use. Are there areas that we can have more native planning? Are there areas where we can limit some of that non-functional turf? So those are all some of the short long-term things that we're looking at internally.
The Town takes transparency very seriously. Our strategic plan helps us to achieve that. It is continually being developed, reviewed, and redone as necessary. All of our board meetings are live streamed, and if you miss one the video is posted to our website. We also have community tour and talks, offering an opportunity to talk with our staff members and elected officials. We hold public meetings and conduct surveys to get community feedback. Additionally, all Trustees and Mayor Crites phone numbers and email addresses are on our website. FrederickCO.gov
We also encourage residents to download our town app, there's a transparency portal there. Just in terms of your concern that goes through the app, you can see when it's submitted, who it's submitted to, and when the issue will be resolved. So it doesn't go into a dark hole and there's transparency in regards to that.
The board has been working very diligently on adopting a code of ethics, as well as working on developing a transparency portal on our website. On our website currently, there's a whole page dedicated to the strategic plan. The strategic plan is the vision of the community where the board has collected feedback from the community and formed that into a plan, and that certainly has quite a bit of information on there.
That particular area we have attempted to tie this to development improvements that are also going on along Ridgeway with a project that's been in and out of activity. And so we may be getting to a point where we need to, as a Town, make some decisions about making these improvements ahead of this development.
William Bailey will go all the way, not all the way through the entirety of the town, but from Tipple to Highway 52. What we run into with your question is another jurisdiction to the north of us in Firestone has to also align and have the same roads that will extend all the way through. As development comes in, I think we get a little challenge to make sure those continuous connections happen in that manner. In regards to paving dirt roads, our team has a very robust program within the Town of Frederick that all dirt roads receive some type of maintenance at least monthly.
In addition, there are some dirt roads that receive more, but we are aware of the dirt roads and the conditions and we work to improve in the best that we can. As part of that, within our Transportation Master Plan. It focuses on high volume traffic areas and addressing those needs first and those typically fall within intersections because it's serving a much broader population. So, within that Transportation Master Plan, it identifies those priorities as intersections first and then those things that have lesser traffic that are further on the list.
The Town of Frederick is a growing community that prioritizes economic vitality by bringing in businesses that enhance the quality of life in Frederick. The Silverstone Marketplace shopping center, being developed at the northwest corner of Colorado Blvd. and Hwy 52, will be the anchor for a new King Soopers Marketplace while providing approximately 75,000 square feet of retail, restaurant, and commercial space. We work to deliberately manage our growth in a responsible fashion based on community feedback.
Since 2010, the Town of Frederick has had an annual property tax called a Mill Levy, which has remained at a rate of 6.555 mills. One mill is equivalent to one dollar per $1,000 dollars of assessed value. Therefore, Frederick’s applied tax rate is $6.55 for every $1,000 of assessed property value. This rate was determined based on the original tax calculation when the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights (TABOR) was established on November 4, 1992. According to TABOR, any new tax, increase in tax rate, or higher mill levy compared to the previous year must be approved by the voters in advance. This ensures that any changes in taxes directly benefiting the local government must be supported by the community.
To give you an example, the City of Dacono currently has a mill levy rate of 25.099. This may be because they received approval from voters for higher mill levy overrides or debt issuance, which are paid back through increased taxes. Among other taxing entities in Weld County, the Town of Frederick actually has one of the lowest mill levy rates.
With completion of the Town’s first Transportation Master Plan (TMP) in 2021 one of the key short-term strategies to address transportation needs of the growing community were recommendations focused on improved intersection operations and added capacity at priority corridors. These projects include the installation of additional auxiliary turn lanes and new traffic signals to increase intersection capacity and operation efficiency to help reduce congestion. Additionally, ADA curb ramps, sidewalk connections and pedestrian crossing controls for increased multimodal public safety and improved drainage infrastructure are incorporated. An example of this effort can be seen at the intersection of Colorado Blvd and Tipple Pkwy and the Town Engineering Department is in process of several other intersection improvement projects.
See the Transportation Master Plan
The Town of Frederick currently maintains more than 108 centerline miles of public streets. To manage this system, the Town Engineering Department uses a Pavement Management System to assist in evaluating the pavement condition, serviceable life and maintenance strategies for Town owned roads and alleyways. A Pavement Management System is a set of tools that includes software and engineering judgment to budget for and plan maintenance and rehabilitation projects to help minimize costs while improving overall pavement conditions. Elements of the Town’s Pavement Management System includes inventory, condition data, maps, software, and engineering judgment. Through the evaluation maintenance and rehabilitation projects of Town streets are organized yearly under the Pavement Maintenance Program. The methods used in pavement maintenance and rehabilitation include crack seal, chip seal, slurry seal, asphalt mill and overlays, roadway reconstruction, street concrete replacement (curb, gutter, cross-pans), and accessible ramp replacement as required. Both Frederick Public Works personnel and contractors participate in the application of the treatment methods. Current project locations as well as project history and future project planning can be found on our Pavement Maintenance Program map.
The Frederick Speed Management Program (FSMP) has been developed by the Town with the intent of reducing the negative effects of speeding traffic on neighborhood streets. The resident-initiated speed awareness program is aimed at addressing the issue by applying a combined approach of engaging the community, education, enforcement, and engineering traffic mitigation improvements. The FSMP helps to achieve the Town of Frederick’s Transportation Master Plan which prioritizes continuous improvements in safety and comfort for all modes of travel. If there are areas of speeding concerns, please visit our Speed Management Program page to learn how to become involved and for additional information.
The Town recently completed an update of the Parks, Open Space and Trails Master Plan which prioritizes major trail corridors both along arterial roadways and off-street trails and gives the Town the ability to require new developments to construct the trails as a part of their public improvements, to help make new development pay their own way. The Town’s Engineering Department recently completed a Transportation Master Plan which also identifies POST Master Plan projects and calls for trail installation along roads as they are developed in new areas or when existing roadways are considerably upgraded. Constructing trails along existing roads and within existing Right-of-Way can be difficult, because in most cases there is not enough room to construct a trail or when the road is upgraded, the trails would have to be removed or substantially altered. The Town’s Parks and Open Space Department is working on an internal action plan to identify and prioritize off-street trail segments, within the priority corridors, for new construction and for connecting existing missing segments, which should be complete in 2023.
Frederick takes part in the Nelson Family Community Garden! The garden project is a joint venture involving Longmont United Hospital, Centura, and the Town of Frederick, and benefits our respective communities and region. Garden plots are available for those interested in joining a community of gardeners. Access additional resources such as the garden rules and plot application on our Community Garden webpage.
The Arts In Public Places map displays the locations of artwork in Frederick, including wood carvings, sculptures, and murals. Residents can get involved and have a say in Frederick art by serving as a member of the Frederick Arts Committee. The Arts Committee serves as an advisory body to the Board of Trustees for the administration of the Art in Public Places Program. Committee responsibilities include advising the Board of Trustees on the pursuit and placement of art within the community. Read up on the Arts Committee here
Frederick hosts multiple events throughout the year to bring the community together. With unique experiences like a hot air balloon festival, chainsaw carving competition, or a pack burro race, residents are sure to find an event that peaks their interest. There are sponsoring or volunteering opportunities as well. These events occur in Centennial Park, Crist Park, and throughout Frederick. Explore the events webpage for all of the details.
The Town offers numerous opportunities for residents to get involved and stay connected.
Boards/Commissions/Committees, Events, Surveys, Town Board Meetings, Neighborhood Watch, Town App, Sign-up for Town distributions (Frederick Flash, Newsletter, Email updates) social media.
Dig into the rich history and exciting future of Frederick by visiting our website and following our social media channels which include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, NextDoor, and YouTube. The Town website has a wealth of information to learn about the core services and programs that benefit our community.
The Board seeks to address some of the community’s most pressing transportation-related challenges, including traffic congestion, snow removal, pothole maintenance, and multimodal transportation options. Funds from a sales tax would be used to make a variety of improvements, including:
There are many anticipated benefits, including:
The proposed intersection upgrades would include:
Yes. This project is an excellent example of how intersections throughout Frederick would be upgraded to reduce traffic congestion and improve commuter and pedestrian safety.
Improvements would first be made to the highest-priority intersection projects, located at:
Additional intersections throughout Frederick would be addressed as funds from the proposed sales tax become available. There are more than 25 intersections in need of upgrades.
During times of heavy snowfall, road closures often occur because the Town does not have the resources to effectively clear the snow. Adding personnel and equipment would improve the Town’s snow removal capabilities, helping keep the roads open and safer to drive on.
To better address snow control in Frederick, especially during heavy snowfall, the Town proposes adding key snow control equipment, including a tandem snowplow, a 1-ton plow truck, a single-axle dump truck, a small loader, a plow blade for the larger loader, skid-steer front-end snow box and track attachments, and a street sweeper for the clean-up of abrasives after snow events.
Frederick currently outsources its pothole repair work, primarily during the summer months. This means potholes are not filled as rapidly or as often as needed. With voter-approved funding, equipment and personnel would be added to bring pothole maintenance in-house. This would enable quicker, more efficient year-round fixes. Funds would also be used to purchase the equipment and hot mix asphalt needed for timely regular maintenance.
Three new Public Works Street Department employees would be phased in to help make improvements, including pothole maintenance, snow control, and other duties.
To better connect our residents to our parks, open spaces, and the downtown area, a variety of multimodal projects are proposed, including:
Traffic flow is the Town’s most pressing transportation challenge. Many of Frederick’s key roadways lack turn lanes, which causes traffic backups, congestion, and collisions, especially during peak travel times. With recent and projected population growth, the number of vehicles on the roads will only increase, making the problem worse. Adding auxiliary turn lanes and making other related intersection improvements would help improve traffic flow and enhance safety for motorists and pedestrians. Funding is also needed to help improve snow removal, address year-round pothole repairs, and expand the Town’s multimodal transportation options.
The longer we wait to address our transportation challenges, the worse—and more costly—they will become. With more than 90% of our residents commuting by vehicle, bottlenecks and unsafe intersections will only expand as the population increases. Construction costs are also on the rise, increasing approximately 6 percent annually. Addressing our roadway issues now protects residents and their vehicles, enhances our community’s infrastructure, and saves money.
A sales tax proposal means that everyone, including out-of-town shoppers, pays their fair share—not just Frederick’s homeowners.
Residents are encouraged to participate in the Town’s online Transportation Survey. A link to the survey appears below.
The final decision on whether to place a sales tax measure on the November 2023 ballot will be made by the Board this summer, allowing ample time for additional public input.
Please contact:Jason LeslieDeputy Town Manager720.382.5561
While Hwy 52 is maintained by CDOT, the Town continues to communicate resident and Town interests to our CDOT partners. In 2022, the Town entered in to a multi-jurisdictional access control plan that identifies when and where access onto and from Hwy 52 should occur. As development occurs along Hwy 52, developer improvements will be made to conform to all adopted plans and traffic studies. For example, the Town is currently reviewing plans for the proposed Silverstone Marketplace development at the northwest corner of Hwy 52 and Colorado Blvd. As part of that proposed project, the applicant will be proposing to make and fund several improvements in and around Hwy 52 including:
Two neighborhood meetings have already occurred for this proposed development and additional opportunities to provide input will be forthcoming during the summer. Staff anticipates going to Planning Commission and the Board of Trustees for review and consideration mid-late summer 2023.
To contact CDOT directly: Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org 970.350.2368
The current combined sales tax rate in Frederick is 6.4% which the Town of Frederick receives 3.5% and the remaining 2.9% goes to the State of Colorado. The Town of Frederick’s 3.5% sales tax revenue is split three ways: general sales tax (2%), public safety (1%), and open space (.50%). If a 1% sales tax (or approximately $2.1-2.4 million depending on economic conditions) were to be approved, it would go towards transportation infrastructure and maintenance.
You can make a payment online at Municipal Online Payments, over the phone, by mail, in person, use the Town's dropbox or drive-thru, or through your bank's bill pay. See all of your payment options here.
Bills are created and mailed out monthly at the end of the month. Most customers receive their bills by mail or email by the 5th of each month.
Payment must be received at the Administrative Services Building (311 Fifth St.) no later than 5:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month to avoid being shut off. You can make a payment in person (311 Fifth St.), over the phone (720)382-5500, or online.
The Town's water rates can be viewed on the fee schedule here.
Please follow the web link below for the town's stormwater rates. Stormwater rates
The Town of Frederick provides utility services to:
🔹 Frederick residents East of I25 - Water, Trash, and Stormwater services.
🔹 Frederick residents West of I25 - Trash and Stormwater services.
🔹 Evanston residents - Water and Stormwater services.
You will receive a bill from the Town for stormwater and trash services and in some cases water.
Electricity is proved by United Power.
Black Hills Energy is a natural gas provider.
You may register or make changes to your registration online at the Secretary of State’s website: https://www.coloradosos.gov/voter/pages/pub/home.xhtml You may also do this in person at the County Clerk’s election offices.
If this is the first time you are registering in Colorado, you will be asked to provide ID. Some find that in this case it is faster to appear in person.
If you are temporarily away from home (but not moving), you may apply for an absentee ballot to be mailed to a temporary address. Contact the Town Clerk’s office to apply.
The Town Clerk’s office can assist you in getting a replacement ballot. Once a replacement is issued, the original one becomes void.
Unlike the elections that you experience at the County level, municipal elections do not have Vote Centers. However, you are able to vote in person by bringing your ballot to Town Hall and depositing it in the drop box there. If you receive a replacement ballot, you may vote it immediately at Town Hall.
The Town of Frederick values the right of every eligible voter to vote. An Election Worker at Town Hall can provide assistance so that you are able to cast your ballot in a confidential and secure manner.