City of Friedrich ends state of emergency | WDVM25 and DCW50

FREDERICK, Md. (WDVM) – Mayor Michael O’Connor announced the end of the state of emergency in Frederick on Friday.

“At the City of Frederick, we have responded as quickly as possible to implement operational changes, including remote working, and policies that best ensure the safety and well-being of our employees while allowing us to continue service delivery across all departments,” said called the mayor.

“Today I am announcing the formal end of the city’s state of emergency,” he concluded.

The end of the state of emergency in the city means that renewal of city permits, bills, licenses and subpoenas will end after 30 days. Water and sewer bills received after Friday are due on the date printed on the bill. All bills received before Friday are due May 15, and all bills unpaid after the due date are subject to interest and closures according to city code.

O’Connor said the city resident with outstanding water balances should contact the city’s Treasury Department to address the charges. All unpaid parking tickets are also due 30 days after the end of the state of emergency.

“As we saw our residents, businesses, and nonprofit partners struggling to survive the pandemic, we offered support in the form of grants, moratoria on bill payments, and flexible operational options like pop-up restaurants to sustain it,” said O,” Connor said.

The municipal rent increase ordinance applies until August 2nd, 2022. The deadline extensions for some building permits end in August.

O’Connor urges residents to be vigilant about the pandemic, follow CDC and local Department of Health guidelines, keep up-to-date on vaccines and boosters and mask recommendations, and take precautions if COVID symptoms are present appear.

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