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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.
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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.
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.