WEEKLY BULLETIN | April 12, 2019
Spring Egg Hunt and Good Neighbor Day are tomorrow! For details, see below under events.
Notice: Baltimore Avenue Lane Closure Friday, April 12
Notice from Doyle Construction:

On Friday, April 12 beginning at 9:00 a.m., the right-hand northbound lane of Baltimore Avenue (Route 1) by the LiDL construction site will be closed. Weather and progress permitting, all traffic lanes will reopen at 5:00 a.m. Monday, April 15, 2019. A flagging operation and signage will direct motorists and pedestrians through the work zone. Doyle Construction has applied for, and received, a lane closure approval from SHA for this work.

In case of inclement weather, the work will be performed Saturday, April 13. Those with questions should contact Dave Lynch of Doyle Construction.

Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation
This Earth Month, join Mayor Patrick Wojahn in acting to reduce College Park’s water consumption and energy use by taking the Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation.

Visit  www.mywaterpledge.com  throughout the month of April to take a pledge to conserve resources around your home. Simple choices like shortening shower times, using reusable bags, and scooping pet waste make a difference.

College Park will be competing with other cities around the country to see which city can be the most water wise – your pledge could help us win! If our city has the highest percentage of participating residents taking the pledge, you will earn a chance to win prizes including $3,000 towards your home utility bills, home improvement store gift cards, and more. We’re all in this together!
Department of Public Works Spring Clean Up Month
Every Saturday in April, 7:30 a.m. to noon
April is spring cleanup month. The Department of Public Works, 9217 51st Avenue, will be open each Saturday from 7:30 a.m. – noon for City residents to drop-off bulky trash, electronics for recycling, brush, and yard trim. You must be a resident of the City of College Park and bring proof of City residency in order to participate.

City residents can drop-off bulky trash, block Styrofoam for recycling, white goods, electronics for recycling, brush, and yard trim. Proof of City residency is needed in order to participate. Hazardous materials will NOT be accepted (shingles, propane tanks, paint, etc.). Wood mulch and Smartleaf® screened compost will also be available (residency not required to purchase). Wood mulch is $12.00 per cubic yard and Smartleaf® is on sale for pick-up orders $21.00 per cubic yard (tax included).

Community Forklift and GreenDrop will be there to divert items from the landfill that are still in good condition. Clean out your homes, garages, and sheds, and bring the items you no longer use or need and donate them for reuse. 

Document shredding: Onsite document shredding services will be available only on Saturday, April 20, during the Cleanup event from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Bring your old tax records, medical paperwork, and any other confidential information to be shredded while you wait. All paper will be recycled. You must be a resident of the City of College Park and bring proof of residency to participate. 

For more information, please click here .
US 1 (Baltimore Avenue) from College Avenue to MD 193 (University Boulevard)
From the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) State Highway Administration:

Beginning Saturday, April 6 utility crews will be working along US 1 within the project limits specified above performing gas line infrastructure work and will intermittently close traffic lanes:

  • Northbound and southbound: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. (daily)
  • Northbound and southbound, 24 hours a day (Saturday and Sunday only)

Drivers should add extra commute time and use alternate routes during this work. The work may require temporary work zone sidewalk closures. Pedestrians will be directed via signage to the safest crossings in the work zone—including those on the opposite side of the road. Additional work hours and lane closures may be necessary to complete all phases of work and keep the project on schedule. Progress permitting, this gas line infrastructure relocation work should be complete by late fall 2020. Equipment used for this work may be disruptive.

For more information about this US 1 gas line infrastructure relocation work, please contact Mr. John Gover, Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) District 3 Area Construction Engineer at 301-513-7336 or wgover@sha.state.md.us .
Early Gardener Special - 25% off SMARTLEAF® Compost!
Calling all gardeners - get the City's screened SMA RTLEAF® Compost for 25% off now thro ugh April 30, 2019!*

Sale is for Pickup Only.
For a limited time only, the City is offering our top-grade screened compost for only $21/cubic yard – 25% off its regular price of $28/cubic yard!

You must pick-up your purchase at the Department of Public Works (9217 51st Avenue), Monday through Friday, between 7:30 - 11:45 a.m. and 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. The Department will be open on Saturdays in April from 7:30 a.m. until noon.

For more information about the City's SMARTLEAF® compost, visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/compost or call 240.487.3590.

*Discount is for pick up only. While supplies last. City residency is not required.
Department of Public Works
According to a recent Prince George’s County waste stream study, about 24% of residential waste is comprised of food scraps and compostable paper. Help divert your food scrap and compostable waste from the landfill by participating in the City's new Food Scrap Drop-Off Program! Residents can bring their food scraps to drop off at a designated location at the Department of Public Works, 9217 51st Avenue. The food scrap carts are accessible 24/7, and are located in the back-left corner of the main parking lot highlighted with yellow flags. Acceptable items include fruit and vegetable scraps; coffee grounds and tea leaves; dry goods - breads, pasta, nuts, rice and grains; dairy products, eggs and egg shells; meat, fish, poultry and bones – cooked or uncooked; and food soiled paper products – napkins, paper towels, coffee filters, and tea bags. Please do not use plastic bags. The following are not accepted in the program: plastic products of any kind, pet or human waste, diapers, shells, grease, fats, or ash from wood or charcoal. For more information, click here .

During last Saturday's clean-up event, we had 84 visitors to the Department of Public Works. Residents brought an array of materials such as brush, bulk trash, electronics and Styrofoam for recycling, along with donations for GreenDrop and Community Forklift. 19 cubic yards of compost, ¼ cubic yard of wood mulch, 2 compost bins and 1 yard waste cart were sold during the event.

The City will be celebrating Arbor Day on Friday, April 26th (National Arbor Day) at 9:30 a.m. at St Andrews Episcopal Church, located at 4512 College Ave. The City will receive a Tree City USA award for the 30th consecutive year. All are welcome to attend.

Request for Exemption from Adult Mosquito Control Services. Maryland Department of Agriculture Mosquito Control Program will begin in late May. Any resident who wishes to have his/her property excluded from adult mosquito control pesticide applications by truck-mounted ultra-low volume (ULV) sprayers must fill out this form annually. Click here for application.

Sp ring is a great time to plant trees. If you would like a tree planted in the right-of way in front of your home please contact Brenda Alexander to discuss options, 240-487-3595 or balexander@collegeparkmd.gov .

Are you thinking of adding a tree to your property this Spring? The City has a program to reimburse the cost (up to $150.00) of approved trees on private property, it’s called the Tree Canopy Enhancement Program (TCEP). Click here for more information and application.
For any information related to refuse, recycling, or other Public Works related items, contact the Department at: 240-487-3590 or

The Department is located at 9217 51st Ave.
Items available to purchase from the Department:

50-gallon rain barrels for $72. Click here for more information.

Yard Waste Carts for City residents for $25. Click here for more information.

Backyard Composting Bins for $20 (City residents) and $40 (non-residents). Click here for more information.

SMARTLEAF® compost ($28 cubic yard) and wood mulch ($12 cubic yard) are available for pick up and delivery. Click here for more information.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
March 29 - April 4, 2019
3/29 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and De Pauw Place. 1 citation and 3 warnings were issued.

3/31 Contract officer responded to a call for service for a report of a fight in progress in the 7300 block of Baltimore Avenue. The officer located the intoxicated suspect as the assault was confirmed. The suspect was taken into custody and charged. 

3/31 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9000 block of Baltimore Avenue. (74 citations were issued as the officer was operating the portable “Mobile Camera”)

4/3 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and Duke Street.  0 citations and 3 warnings were issued.

4/3 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and De Pauw Place. 1 citation and 4 warnings were issued.

4/3 Contract officer on routine patrol observed the gates to the community pool open at 3600 Marlborough Way.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 55
Warnings: 123
Equipment Repair Orders: 7
Distracted Driving Citations: 0
Parking Citations: 0
Field Observation Report: 1
Youth Field Observation Report: 0
Citations in Lieu of Arrest: 0
Civil Citation: 0
Criminal Arrests: 1
DWS Arrest: 0
DWI Arrest: 0
Warrant Arrest: 0
Premise Checks: 5
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 0
Zone 1/Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 25
Zone 1/Downtown Area Pedestrian Citations: 20
Zone 2/Berwyn-Lakeland Pedestrian Warnings: 3
Zone 2/Berwyn-Lakeland Pedestrian Citations: 0
Zone 3/North College Park Pedestrian Warnings: 0
Zone 3/North College Park Pedestrian Citations: 0
Spring Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 13, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Youth & Family Services
4912 Nantucket Road

It's the City of College Park's Annual Spring Egg Hunt!

Join us on Saturday, April 13 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the City's Youth and Family Services (4912 Nantucket Rd) for a spring-time fun egg hunt. There will be face painting, games, prizes, arts and crafts, meet the Bunny and more!

This event is free and for all ages.

For more information, contact the Department of Youth, Family and Senior Services at 240-487-3550.
Good Neighbor Day
Saturday, April 13, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
College Park Community Center
5051 Pierce Ave

Join more than 900 volunteers for more than 20 service projects throughout Greater College Park in a community-wide day of service for the 8th Annual Good Neighbor Day on Saturday, April 13!

Good Neighbor Day is a collaborative partnership between the University of Maryland, the City of College Park, and The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC). The event brings together the College Park community to beautify shared spaces, educate and engage in sustainable practices, and take pride in Greater College Park.

Volunteer registration opens on Monday, March 4. Register at goodneighborday.umd.edu.
Want to Go Solar?
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Department of Public Works
9217 51st Avenue

Join the City's Committee for a Better Environment and the Solar United Prince George's County Solar Co-Op for an information session on April 10 at 7:00 p.m. at Davis Hall.

Learn more or sign up at solarunitedneighbors.org/pgcounty or mdteam@solarunitedneighbors.org
Meetings at a Glance
City of College Park Mayor and Council Notice of Meetings
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Worksession
  • Possible Closed Session following the Worksession to Consult with Counsel about pending or potential litigation and to Consult with Counsel to obtain legal advice

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Regular Meeting
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