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As 2018 ends and 2019 begins, the Town of Frederick staff rounded up the biggest achievements that propelled the community forward this year. We hope you enjoy this list, as voted on by Town of Frederick staff.
10. Lifesaving Device Donation – The Frederick Police Department was awarded a grant from the Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in the amount of $6,400 for the purchase of Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) to be deployed in police patrol vehicles. The AEDs cost about $1,600 each, allowing the department to purchase four units.9. Grand View Elementary – Frederick’s first school west of I-25 opened in the Wyndham Hill neighborhood this year. The new state-of-the-art building focuses on innovative learning opportunities for students with the common goal of developing the whole child. Grand View is the home of the Bison with colors of maroon and silver.8. Open Space Addition – The Town of Frederick purchased a 273-acre open space property west of Aggregate Boulevard (CR 7). In accordance with the town’s Parks, Open Space, and Trails Master Plan, the new open space will protect our wildlife habitat, provide access to natural areas and protect the rural character of the town.
7. Interactive Art Map – Take a virtual tour of the artwork around Frederick with our new interactive art in public places map at http://gis.frederickco.gov/PublicArt/. Discover an eclectic mix of artwork, including wooden and metal sculptures, painted utility boxes and colorful murals created by talented local artists.
6. Award Winners – The finance department won an award for an excellent CAFR (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report) and a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). The police department was a National Award Winner for National Night Out and Town Clerk Meghan Martinez received the Colorado Municipal Clerk Association’s (CMCA) award for Outstanding Contribution to their Municipality by a Clerk. That’s a lot of awards!
5. Dog Walker Watch Program – The Frederick Police Department expanded their successful Neighborhood Watch program by adding Dog Walker Watch, which encourages dog owners to act as extra eyes and ears while out walking their dog. Stay tuned for more opportunities to join this program in 2019!
4. Park and Trail Improvements – Parks and trails mean a lot to the residents in Frederick and in 2018, the Fox Run neighborhood got a new playground with a poured-in-place surface along with a new outdoor pickleball court while the playground at Crist Park also got an upgraded play surface. Five fitness stations were added along the trail in Centennial Park and several trail connections were made in the Eagle Valley, Summit View and Angel View neighborhoods.
3. New Events – Our town is growing and so is the excitement around the quality entertainment and family activities we have to offer. The Carbon Valley Volunteer Fair, Miners Day Burro Race and Tiny Terror Town all made their debut as new community events that will be repeated in 2019 so be sure to attend next year.
2. New Management at Bella Rosa – The Town had a successful first year operating and managing Bella Rosa Golf Course, beginning in November of 2017. The regulation nine-hole golf course got an upgraded brand, great new events and more maintenance and care under the management of Golf Professional and General Manager, Tim Schwartz. Check out www.bellarosagolf.com to get your swing on.
1. Downtown Drainage Improvements – The Downtown Development Plan completed a major step in 2018 with the completion of the Downtown Drainage Improvement Project. This major construction project enhanced the downtown infrastructure to allow for 100-year storm capacity with installation of 3,450 feet of concrete pipe and 16 additional storm inlets. This will ensure Downtown Frederick’s safety during future storm events, so we thank everyone for their patience as we completed this important project.