Roughly two dozen members of the Frederick County Agricultural Society filled Frederick City Hall on Thursday during the city’s Historic Preservation Commission meeting.

They waited patiently through the first two and a half hours of discussion and decisions before time came for the last item on the meeting agenda. Then, fireworks erupted.

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Time for the HPC to be dissolved, and the regulations rescinded.


What the Fairgrounds needs is not the Hysterical Committee. And just how are they going to enforce something that was never asked for? If this goes through, there will be a court case, for sure. Tell them to get lost!


This is all about the downtown elite wanting control due their overall vision of the city. Future development along the great canal will eventually extend next to and close to the fair grounds and city government want to insure the have control of the surrounding area.


Guys. This reminds me of the times neighbors have suddenly decided they are interested in other homes' landscaping and maintenance and esthetic choices and try to engage people in their quest. We have no HOA and that's the appeal for many. My response is always the same: move. If you have so little to concern yourself with that you've decided to oversee other properties, move where you'll be busier because you're just annoying people here whose crime is, they lack your taste. Concentrate on the bit that is yours. No one expects more. You shouldn't either.


Again this shows the stupidity of the Hysterical Commission of the city. They are going to chase home and business owners out of the city, and then you will end up having more blighted properties. Mayor Bagel and the alderman need to fix this, but they can't fix their own mistakes.


this is stupid. Why is the city even expanding the overlay of the historic district. Oh, for more money, that's why. I so can't wait to move out of this heck hole of a town who is so greedy for money, they'll do anything.

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