The Christmas Story in Word & Song: December 14, 2019
FY 2020 Real Property Tax Rebate
FROM Ordinance 2019-02: SECTION III: BE IT FURTHER ENACTED that any real property owner who reaches the age of 65 during the 2019-2020 fiscal year is eligible for a $100 tax refund. This refund will be calculated according pro-rated period of property ownership during the 2018-2019 fiscal year. This refund applies to only one owner per property. Refund will only be disbursed to the property owners as certified by the State Department of Assessments & Taxation. Refund will be disbursed in the name of all property owners of qualified properties regardless of age. This refund is not limited to the number of properties owned. All taxes must be paid in full before tax refund disbursed. Corporately held and partnership properties do not qualify for refund.
Please print and complete the 65+ Tax Rebate form and mail or drop off at Town Hall: 40 South Alley, PO Box 27, New Market, MD 21774-0027
Medicine Disposal: December 14, 2019
The Town is joining the Maryland Municipal League (MML) and other local municipalities’ efforts to raise awareness about substance use and the opioid crisis. The Town will promote the statewide “211” hotline number that connects people to important community treatment and counseling services.
The Town is also making available a publication, the “Parent Toolkit,” produced by Discovery Education, which provides:
- Background information on the facts versus the myths of addiction;
- Information on how to recognize the common signs of potential drug abuse in children and teenagers;
- Recommendations on starting a conversation with children about drug abuse; and
- Suggestions for prevention of abuse and Intervention if abuse occurs.
Substance abuse and the opioid epidemic affect every community. Education is the starting point for a community to combat this public health crisis. Pick up a copy of the “Parent Toolkit” at the Town Office during working hours. Thank you.
Alateen Meetings: Weekly, Tuesdays
Alateen is a support group for young relatives of Alcoholics, ages 12 – 19, and part of Alanon. We meet weekly on Tuesdays from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Grace Episcopal Church located at 5740 Green Valley Road, New Market in the church building. For additional information, please call 240-233-6237 or visit Alateen’s website here.
Abuse Treatment Facility for Adolescents in Frederick
The Youth Ranch, formerly the Maryland Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch, a nonprofit in Frederick, Maryland, opened our new facility on June 1, 2016. We are a Residential Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Facility for Adolescents ages 12-17. In the State of Maryland, there are very few facilities available to help adolescents with substance abuse issues.
We have a mind, body, spirit approach. Our program provides:
• 24 Hour Supervision, Residential Stay
• Intensive Outpatient Therapy from our Outside Provider, Crossroads Center of Frederick
• Individualized Treatment Plans
• Oversight of Schooling
• Life Skill Classes
• Recreational & Leisure Activities
• Team Building Activities
• Nutritional Classes
• 12 Step Program
• Mentoring Program
• Spiritual Program
• Group, Individual and Family Therapy
The Youth Ranch is located on 204 beautiful, rural acres in Frederick County, Maryland. We have a top-notch facility and 41 years of experience working with adolescents. Our model is new to the State of Maryland – combining a residential program with Intensive Outpatient Therapy – thus giving our clients 1 – 3 months longer to receive therapy before having to return to their homes. Our facility is private pay for the residential portion with insurance covering the Intensive Outpatient Therapy.
Please click here to see our latest brochure.
Interested in Volunteering?
We’re looking to develop a talent bank of volunteers that we can draw from when there are openings on the various boards or commissions. If you are interested, please stop our office for an volunteer application form or click here.
Frederick County Emergency Notification System
Frederick County has an emergency notification system. You may sign up for alerts on Severe Weather Alerts, Governmental Notices, General Announcements, and Law Enforcement Advisories. The service is free of charge. To register click here.