WEEKLY BULLETIN | January 25, 2019
The 2019 Spencer Harris Award Winner is Rodney H! Congrats! The annual City's Spencer Harris Awards recognizes the hard work, dedication and exemplary service of our Department of Public Works employees and safe driving by City staff. Thank you and congratulations to all winners and nominees! For photos of award winners, check out our Facebook page here .
City Apparel and Merchandise Now on Sale
Showcase your City pride with one (or three) of our awesome new t-shirts, hoodies, polos, youth clothes or bags.

First debuted at College Park Day, the full collection is now availab le online . Sizes and quantities are limited. Purchases can be made online or at City Hall - most major credit cards and cash are accepted. 

All purchased items must be picked up at City Hall only - we currently do not ship any orders. Contact apparel@collegeparkmd.gov  for any questions.

Check out all of the available items at www.collegeparkmd.gov/store .
Free Basic CERT Course
A free basic CERT course is being offered by Prince George's County Office of Emergency Management for Saturday, February 2 and 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For details and to register, please click here .
Department of Public Works
Today, January 25, 2019 The City celebrated the 31st Annual Spencer Harris and Safe Driver Awards Breakfast at the American Legion.

The Department presented the following awards:
  • Quality Control Recognition Award, Thomas B.
  • Meritorious Service Award, David C.
  • Special Achievement Award, Janet M.
  • Dedicated Service Award, Vincent C.
  • Director’s Performance Award, David K.
  • Spencer Harris Award, Rodney H.

The following DPW employees were presented the safe driver awards:
  • Omar C., 1 year
  • Otis G., 1 year
  • Kevin W., 1 year
  • David K., 4 years
  • George M., 4 years
  • David C., 5 years
  • Richard C., 11 years
  • Willie L., 19 years

The Department of Public Works would like to remind all residents that they need to schedule an appointment for all special trash prior to placing at the curb for collection (bulk trash, electronics recycling, brush, white goods). Please call 240-487-3590 or email publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov to schedule an appointment.

Christmas trees will continue to be collected on Thursdays and Fridays. To ensure collection, call 240-487-3590 or email publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov to schedule an appointment.

Requests for replacement street trees in right-of-ways, call 240-487-3590 or email Brenda Alexander at balexander@collegeparkmd.gov .

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 publicworks@

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. Click here for more information.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
January 11 - 17, 2018
1/13 Contract officers responded to a call for service for a report of a Breaking and Entering in progress at the Fishnet restaurant located at 5028 Berwyn Road. Officers assisted with the perimeter as the suspect(s) were GOA.

1/13 Contract officers responded to a call for service for a report of a Breaking and Entering Report in the 5000 block of Berwyn Road. Incident handled by the beat officer.

1/16 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9000 block of Baltimore Avenue. (73 citations were issued as the officer was operating the portable “Mobile Camera.”)

1/17 Contract officers responded to a call for service for a report of a Breaking and Entering in progress in the 3500 block of Duke Street. Contract arrived on the scene first and discovered no crime was committed. Homeowner was an elderly female. 

1/17 Contract officers responded to a call for service for a shoplifter at the Home Depot home improvement store located at 4700 Cherry Hill Road. The suspect was apprehended after a foot chase. Officer reported “Use of Force” as the incident was reviewed by a supervisor per departmental guidelines.
Due to the ongoing complaint regarding fire lane violations at 4300 Hartwick Road we conducted several checks and issued 6 parking violations this week.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 14
Warnings: 17
Equipment Repair Orders: 7
Distracted Driving Citations: 1
Parking Citations: 10
Field Observation Report: 0
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: 4
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 0
Zone 1/Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 0
Zone 1/Downtown Area Pedestrian Citations: 0
Zone 2/Berwyn - Lakeland Pedestrian Warnings: 0
Zone 2/Berwyn - Lakeland Pedestrian Citations: 0
Zone 3/North College Park Pedestrian Warnings: 0
Zone 3/North College Park Pedestrian Citations: 0
Family Fun Bowling Bash
Sunday, January 27
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Bowlero Lanes
9021 Baltimore Ave

The City of College Park's Recreation Board presents... Family Fun Bowling Bash!

Sunday, January 27 from 1 to 4pm at Bowlero Lanes (formerly AMF College Park - 9021 Baltimore Ave)

Only $5* per person!!
Includes unlimited bowling from 1-4pm, shoe rental, soda and pizza
*For the first 100 City of College Park residents. Proof of residency required. After that, the price is only $10 per person

No reservations required and a limited number of lanes also have gutter guards!

For more information, please call the Department of Public Services at 240-487-3570
Workshop: Importance of Having a Will
Saturday, February 9
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Old Parish House
4711 Knox Road

Ms. Cereta A. Lee, the Register of Wills for Prince George’s County, with the City of College Park, presents a workshop on the Importance of Having a Will.

For more information, contact the City' s Clerk's Office at 240-487-3501. RSVP is not required.
Public Forum: Charter Review Commission
Monday, February 11
7:30 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers
4500 Knox Road

The City of College Park has established a Charter Review Commission (CRC) to hear from our residents on the benefits and concerns associated with changing the length of the term for elected officials from two to four years, and on the benefits and concerns related to staggering those terms or having them run concurrently.

The Commission’s first Public Forum will be held on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 4500 Knox Road.

If you prefer to submit your comments in writing, please visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/CRCcomment .

For more information, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 240-487-3501.
Meetings at a Glance
City of College Park Mayor and Council Notice of Meetings
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Regular Meeting
  • Public Hearing on Ordinance 19-O-01 – Administrative Organization
  • Public Hearing on Ordinance 19-O-02 – Local Government Insurance Trust

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Worksession
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