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The Mayor and Council meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Click here for more information including the most recent agenda.
Conductor Keypasses are now available free of charge at participating Brunswick businesses and at City Hall. Click here for a list of current offers from Brunswick businesses.
In the News…
- Last week County Executive Jan Gardner invited residents to create a community-based vision for Frederick County through an innovative public outreach plan. Please visit LivableFrederick.org for more information.
- The Brunswick Farmer’s Market will begin on May 21, 2016 and run through September 24, 2016. Stop at Railroad Square every Saturday morning from 9am-12noon. Click here for more information.
- Sidewalk Program: Do you have old sidewalks that are in need of improvement, or perhaps no sidewalks at all? The City of Brunswick has a new Sidewalk Improvement Program approved by the Mayor and Council in February. For more general information about sidewalk maintenance obligations, please see this article that was included on the back of quarterly utility bills mailed April 26th. For more specific information about the loan program to allow you to install/repair sidewalks with no upfront cost, click here. To see if this program is right for you, complete this simple application form.
- Frederick County will be hosting Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day on Saturday, May 21 from 8am until 12pm at the Public Safety Training Facility on Reichs Ford Road. Click here for more information.
- Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 31, 2016
Contact: Carrie Myers, Public Information Officer, City of Brunswick – 301-834-7500, ext. 201, Assistant@BrunswickMD.gov or CityHall@BrunswickMD.gov
City of Brunswick Announces Proposed Purchase
of 811 West Potomac Street
The City of Brunswick is pleased to announce a potential property acquisition to provide adequate space for the long-term future of the City government. In preparation for the anticipated growth of the City and the build-out of more than 1,200 additional lots in the Brunswick Crossing subdivision, City officials have reached an agreement that anticipates the future purchase of a now empty property at 811 West Potomac Street.
Several City departments, including public works and police, are already at or nearing the working capacity of their current spaces. To address this growing problem, the City’s proposed acquisition will add well over an acre of readily accessible land for its future use. The property is fairly level – a rarity in this steeply sloped City of slightly more than 6,000 residents. It contains a primary block structure built around 1950 that is in very poor condition, as well as a large lot that is fenced and mostly paved. Zoned commercial, this property was formerly a car dealership and has also been used by Potomac Edison.
Brunswick Mayor Karin Tome said: “I am very pleased that the City leadership has the foresight to plan for adequate municipal facilities to support our present and future needs. The proposed purchase of 811 West Potomac Street provides ample new space to house the additional staff and equipment needed to serve the projected future population of approximately 12,000 residents.”
The property has been largely vacant for more than twenty years. Brunswick City Council Member Carroll Jones recalls discussing the possible purchase of the property more than a decade ago with its prior owner, Walter L. Engle. Now owned by Mr. Engle’s estate, the structure was scheduled to be sold at auction on April 1. A number of City officials toured the property during several recent open houses to evaluate its possible future use as a public facility.
The Mayor and Council of Brunswick will hold a public hearing at 7:00 pm on May 10, 2016 to receive public comment on the proposed purchase, and will also discuss the purchase at its April 12 meeting. Mr. Roger Hatcher, representing the Engle estate, commented that “I believe my uncle would be pleased to see this property being used by the City and contributing to a bright future for the City of Brunswick.”
- Mayor Karin Tome delivered the 2016 “State of the City” speech last month during the Business Breakfast at Beans in the Belfry. The Mayor’s remarks are linked here.
- Citizens are encouraged to enroll in “Alert Frederick County” so they can be advised of emergency notices. It takes about 2 minutes to enroll.
- City of Brunswick Paving Project – The City of Brunswick is embarking on a major capital improvement project to upgrade its transportation network including road paving, sidewalk installation and restoration, and spot repairs or installation of curbs and gutters. This project began in the fall of 2015 and will continue in the spring of 2016. Maple Avenue reconstruction will begin in the spring. Stay tuned for more information. Thank you in advance for your patience as the City completes this important project to help smooth your ride! Click here for a complete list of streets included in this project.