Monthly Archives: November 2016

Maryland Stadium Authority officials wanted City to take ownership of conference center

Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA) officials suggested as far back as June that the City of Frederick should take ownership of the Conference Center if it wanted state support.  In a list of MSA notes from a June 22 meeting on … Continue reading

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City hotel project misses deadlines, stretches schedules quickly

This City hotel project has an almost unblemished record for missing deadlines. Target schedules are set and the project quickly misses, often by a long shot. Take the 2-party MOU between the City and Plamondon signed just under a year ago, … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Was a Triumph of Free Markets over Collectivism — FEE

by Richard Ebeling (courtesy Foundation for Economic Education) This time of the year, whether in good economic times or bad, is when we gather with our family and friends and enjoy a Thanksgiving meal together. It marks a remembrance of … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

Let’s be thankful that support for the Hotel Boondoggle is waning

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“MEDCO has not told us hotel no-go” Mayor McClement, while Pete Plamondon strikes churchillian note

Mayor McClement in a statement today said the City has “not received any official communication from MEDCO that they have taken any action” to drop the downtown hotel project. So, he said “the City continues to move forward on this … Continue reading

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MEDCO’s Bob Brennan: Frederick hotel project needs to “go back to the drawing board” FNP

The Frederick News-Post (2016:11:22 15:30) reports that Bob Brennan, executive director of MEDCO said in an interview: “It’s looking right now that this (hotel) project is dead.” He is quoted by reporter Jeremy Bauer-Wolf as saying later in an interview: … Continue reading

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A meandering Hotel project changes course — perhaps to face facts & cut fat

The City’s downtown hotel project has always been something of a meandering mess. It is now changing course. 1. The multi-party MOU or City sponsored concept for the project — how it is to be financed, owned and operated — … Continue reading

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MSA said DH&CC unacceptable mid-August, MEDCO unenthusiastic — new documents obtained

The key Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA) staffer said as far back as mid-August that the MSA couldn’t support the City of Frederick’s Downtown Hotel and Conference Center (DH&CC) since it involved private ownership of a publicly financed facility. The MSA … Continue reading

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Hotel supporter finds state rejection of DH&CC “very odd”

A fervent supporter of the City hotel Donald Burgess is puzzled by the Maryland Stadium Authority board vote to dump the Frederick hotel project. At the The Real Frederick City Downtown Hotel Conference

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MarylandReporter.com reports on state agencies voting down Fredboondoggle

MarylandReporter.com runs a piece on the MSA, and MEDCO’s dumping of City Hotel project from a reporter you know: State funding for Frederick conference center hotel voted down

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