I am writing this letter to you because some of us are not sure that the mayor and aldermen are listening to us in Frederick. So, here is a wish list for you for this Christmas/holiday season. I want to get it in early.
1. Please open the bridge at the Monocacy by Thanksgiving as we cannot get a date from the administration and they will not respond to The Frederick News-Post’s inquiries.
2. Please fund a new pay scale for the city police department in the next budget cycle for recruitment and retention. It is needed!
3. Please, please assign a downtown unit specifically to Carroll Creek, Market Street and the parks. Not just parts of the areas, but all areas.
4. Please add blue safety light phones in some of those areas as the community college has done.
5. Please get smokers to not throw their cigarette butts on the ground. It is out of control.
6. Please sprinkle some economic magic dust on the Golden Mile and the old Frederick Towne Mall property.
7. Is a grocery store or major convenience store still possible for downtown, or are you tired of that request?
8. Please make us a pet-friendly city with responsible pet owners like other cities. Pet owners spend huge amounts of money.
9. Please do what you can for the Frederick Keys as it was such a fight and controversy to get them — we would hate to lose them.
10. Please put a power-washing program back in place through the FCAA and a weed removal program to freshen up and spruce up Carroll Creek and downtown.
11. Please help the mayor and Board of Aldermen with a new public information officer, as no one is sure what exactly happened to the current one,
12. Please make sure Mike Spurrier, former director of the Frederick Community Action Agency, has a wonderful Christmas. He deserves it, as he works late hours if allowed.
13. Please bring back Christmas to the city with the horse-drawn carriage rides during the holiday season, as people don’t want to drive to Mount Airy for these rides. The Lambert family is ready and needs your help.
14. Last, please look over those that can’t help themselves and those that need a hand up as we all need another chance when life falls apart for us.
Frederick is the best place to live and is rated to be by various publications, so everyone wants to keep it that way.
Thank you, Santa. Do what you can, and please scoop up the poop from the reindeer.