Streetscape Update - 12/12/2014
Washington Gas Co. is preparing to start work on gas lines next week. This work will be throughout the historic district and MD 144. I know this is a bit early, but all construction will be done as quickly possible. Please note that this work will be done throughout the week and not on the weekend. We will continue to update everyone as we find out more. If you have any question please feel free to email me. Please be sure to pass this information on to your neighbors, friends and others you may come across in town. Let's get the word out.
If you have any questions please feel free to email Councilman Rossman.
Welcome to the Town of New Market, Maryland
Since its humble beginnings more than 200 years ago, one thing remains the same about historic New Market, Maryland... It’s the one place you will always feel welcome.
New Market, Maryland is the colonial rest stop that hasn’t lost her historical perspective after all these years. And yet her eye is fixed on tomorrow’s horizons of balanced growth and continued harmony with the natural community landscape.
DRUG AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
As reported by the Frederick County Sherriff’s Department, the County is experiencing a 300% rise in the use of heroin and prescribed opioids. This has led to an equivalent rise in deaths due to drug overdose. A coalition of Frederick County public leaders was formed to develop outreach and educational programs to ensure that parents are aware of the signs of drug abuse and are aware of local County and State services, who stand by to help those with drug addiction illnesses.
A new webpage provides a one-stop shop for information, which citizens should use to learn about drug abuse and the resources available to combat drugs. The webpage is www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/DrugAwareness.
Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) is sponsoring a drug abuse poster contest. All FCPS students are eligible to participate in the contest. Entries are due by January 15. The theme is, “Drug Abuse: What Parents Should Know and Do.” Prizes include lift tickets and ski lessons at White Tail Resort and catering from Famous Dave’s. Visit www.fcps.org for more details.
In addition, the coalition is planning the following drug awareness events for the public:
Wednesday, February 19 6:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Governor Thomas Johnson High School
Wednesday, March 19 6:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Brunswick High School
Wednesday, April 23 6:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Oakdale High School
The Town of New Market and the surrounding area has not been immune to this public health emergency. If you have questions regarding the signs of drug abuse or about what services are available to treat addictions, please attend one of these outreach activities or contact one of the services listed on the Frederick County Drug Awareness web site.
***Draft of New Market Master Plan 2012 Now Available***
The draft of the New Market Master Plan 2012 is available online for comment. You may access the draft including all maps and appendices on the following page: http://www.townofnewmarket.org/government/reports (under "New Market Master Plans - 2012").
Please send comments to the Town. The public hearing has not been scheduled.