It’s time to clean up our great city before it gets out of hand.

It’s time to station a police officer on the Square Corner as there was for many years. It’s time to put blue phones on Carroll Creek and in the parks like they do on college campuses.

It’s time to see a regular presence of our fine police force in these areas on foot.

Now, I know that all of this cannot be put on the backs of our great city employees, so it’s time we do our part. It’s time for an adopt a block program by businesses if we don’t already have one in all areas — like the Adopt a Highway program to keep the area clean.

If possible, it would be great if some type of power-washing program could be put in place for the sidewalks by the city. They could use freshening up.

I don’t have all the answers, but I try to be part of the solution and not just complain. People want to feel safe and secure. Look at what this has done to hurt the Golden Mile. Whether it is fact or fiction, some people have concerns. The same type of program needs to be put in place there, and in all parts of our city.

So, maybe one day we will see the major economic development in all areas of our city and along Carroll Creek that everyone has hoped for so all the businesses can prosper.

Blaine Young

Frederick

(43) comments

FrederickFan

It's time for Blaine to go away and stay away.

KellyAlzan

Thanks for the laugh, FNP!! Glad you accepted this LTE! Keep em comin!

guitarslinger

Wow, that was quick. I'm so glad to see the sincere concern for the city of Frederick. Unfortunately the only sincere concern anywhere in relationship to this editorial would be coming from the residence of Frederick county horrified by the idea of Blaine running for office again.

toolane

"Look at what this has done to hurt the Golden Mile." Crime didn't destroy the Golden Mile. It's still here. It's an older community not a crime community.

jp846123

If you're testing the water, it's way too cold! Try again in ... never.

stjohn42

It is time to stop paying attention to moral and ethical failures who make up phony problems that they can then "solve" once elected.

Samanthapowers

Does anyone actually take what buh laine writes or says seriously? Kinda a chump

DickD

Oh, I think what he says in this LTE is accurate. But what would he do if the City of Frederick were to elect him Mayor? That is another whole bag of worms.

threecents

It's a bag of parasitic tapeworms.

CRSmith88

Quick Frederick County, we don't have a lot of time [starts to take pants off]

KellyAlzan

I just now put it together just exactly what you’re referring to [lol][lol][lol] Good One!

threecents

It took me a whole day to get the "Frederick County" part.

Dwasserba

To average citizens it seems like the worst problems come from bar patrons in the wee hours, though I'm sure hosing down sidewalks is appreciated when you are vomiting or urinating at will.

hayduke2

Funny, a letter from an individual responsible for more damage to the county and its infrastructure than any previous BOCC. We'll be paying for your 25 year "contracts" with developers for the next two decades. Setting up for a run to bring your con artist talents to the city of Frederick - please spare us.

sofanna

hayduke you are absolutely right. Mr. Blaine Young of the former BOCC, should be audited. And I am very serious. However, I have tried to make this point in the past and no one seems to care.

DickD

Blaine promised us we would not hear from him for ten years. Broken promise, Blaine. Have to agree on City plans, although where the money to do the suggestionsb is a mystery. Maybe from his developer friends that have put the County so deeply in debt.



So, Blaine is preparing to run for Frederick City mayor next.



Never trust Blaine.

threecents

Suddenly Mayor Michael's stock went way up.

richardlyons

[beam]

DickD

[thumbup]

sofanna

NO NO NO!

matts853

Oh no, he's starting to crawl out in earnest from underneath his rock. Must be itching to run for City office, using a clean the streets campaign since this is the second time he's written about this in like 2 months. Please don't, Blaine. People don't need your oral flatulence stinking up City Hall like you did Winchester Hall. Just apply to be a street sweeper and work your passion. Anything but politics. It's ironic that you're so concerned with cleaning up messes, when that's exactly what you did to the County - mess it up with overdevelopment. Economics you say? Hmmmm, were still waiting for the tech to appear in JTP. And wondering how we're going to pay for everything you and your frat bros. put us on the hook for over the next 20-30 years. Well, at least MTC won't cost us anything....thanks!



Matt Seubert

Dwasserba

"So, maybe one day we will see the major economic development in all areas of our city and along Carroll Creek that everyone has hoped for so all the businesses can prosper." Not "everyone". Too many remember the county when it was "open for business".

shiftless88

Funny how when he was in office he wanted to reduce the number of government employees and now that he is out of office he wants to increase their number. It is time, Blaine. Time for you to go back into your self-imposed exile.

Burgessdr

What we need is more prostitution stings.

Thewheelone

ouch, Burgessdr!

yogib

Actually Blaine, we did start the cleaning by ridding Winchester Hall of you and a couple of other spoilers of Frederick. Despite your Dad's assistance you will find running for anything in this town will be tough. Go to Mont Airy , where they love guys like you.

richardlyons

You had your shot. First as alderman then BOCC as President. The people sent you packing. Please just go and stay away.

DickD

Good one Rich. [thumbup]

dk1977

Yeah, I mean, we wouldn't want things like prostitution on our streets......oh wait...nevermind.

cleanrunoff

if you are not scared, you are not paying attention. Brown, non-English speaking boogiemen and children are coming to take your stuff. The only solution is armed govt. agents every 20'. That's freedom, baby!

phoebe0727

Oh Blaine, are you in touch with what the business owners want? Or is this your pathetic attempt to stay relevant?

FCPS-Principal

What prevents this clown from picking up a broom and getting to work?


phoebe0727

[thumbup]

threecents

...Or a power washer. Speaking of which, the last two county elections were a power washing of sorts for Frederick. To me the place sparkles.

DickD

FP, the answer is a four letter word, work.

DickD

"What prevents this clown from picking up a broom and getting to work?" Work is a four letter word and we know how Blaine hates them.

KellyAlzan

Ba’lane You’d make a great mayor!

hayduke2

Of what?

KellyAlzan

[beam][beam][beam][beam] I hope he does run! Hasn’t a chance!!

Samanthapowers

It would be funny to watch him embarrass himself some more. He’s got a talent for that.

DickD

Why don't we all get together and have a laughing party. We could invite Blaine too.[ohmy][beam][beam][beam]

threecents

Be careful what you wish for. A lot of us thought that way about Trump.

sofanna

You MUST be joking!

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