Happy May, Frederick. As National Mental Health Awareness Month, it is more important than ever to find ways to stay connected with our community. No one should feel alone or without the information, support, and help they need. Special thank you to North Range Behavioral Health for your continued partnership and the stewardship you show in caring for our community's mental health.
May is giving Frederick some spring fever and plenty to celebrate:
• National Police Week is May 9 – 15 and pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. May we respect, honor, and remember.
• National Public Works Week is May 16 – 22. That POST Master Plan and our PW Rockstar's are really going to shine this summer!
• Cone Zone Season means MANY upgrades and improvements on the way within the Pavement Management Program – check out the map and list of projects.
• See the inaugural Transportation Master Plan at work through the Colorado Boulevard and Tipple Parkway intersection improvements. Plans include installing auxiliary acceleration and deceleration turn lanes, striping, signage, new traffic signals, and signal timing to handle the five-lane configuration at the intersection for improved traffic operations (yes, this is really happening). Also included are new ADA curb ramps, sidewalk connections, and pedestrian crossing controls for increased multimodal public safety on a primary route for students traveling to and from Frederick High School. Work will also result in improved drainage on the Northern portion of the intersection.
• Introducing Mayor Crites Tee and Tea Time hosted at Bella Rosa Golf Course on the first Tuesday of each month at 4 pm, starting June 1. Join me for some iced or hot tea and share your Frederick feedback, ask questions, or just get to know each other while we collaborate on how to continue to be built on what matters.
• It has been a productive first year! Given all the challenges, the BOT elected in April 2020 has made huge strides (we will share some highlights soon). None of which could have happened without the "we are FRED" cultural shift. It's amazing what you can get done with a focus on Family, Respect, Empowerment, and Dedication.
Town of Frederick Mayor, Tracie Crites