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The City of Frederick

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The City of Frederick is one of the most historic and economically robust cities in the state of Maryland. The City is recognized nationally as one of the most livable cities in America (livability.com). Founded in 1745 and incorporated in 1817, Frederick is the cultural, business and financial center of Frederick County. Its proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, located near Interstates 70 and 270, make it a logical location for growth and progress. The City currently occupies a land area of approximately 24.00 square miles and serves an estimated population of 74,032. The City is empowered to levy a property tax on both real and personal properties located within its boundaries. It is also empowered to extend its corporate limits by annexation, which occurs periodically when deemed appropriate by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. The City operates under the mayor-council form of government. Policy-making and legislative authority are vested in a governing council consisting of the mayor and five aldermen. The governing body is responsible, among other things, for passing ordinances, adopting the budget, and appointing committees. The mayor is responsible for carrying out the policies and ordinances of the governing body, and for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the City. The board is elected at large and each member serves a four-year term.

The City of Frederick is one of the most historic and economically robust cities in the state of Maryland. The City is recognized nationally as one of the most livable cities in America (livability.com). Founded in 1745 and incorporated in 1817…

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