WEEKLY BULLETIN | July 19, 2019
Night at the Movies is tonight at Hollywood Park! For details, see below under Events.
Business of the Year Recognition Program
College Park’s growing and vibrant business community is full of unsung heroes who provide well-paying jobs for our residents, develop creative solutions to everyday problems, and take care of the community that they call home.

To show our appreciation for these outstanding businesses and their positive impacts on our community, the City has recently developed a Business of the Year recognition program. The program is designed to highlight the contributions of one particularly outstanding business each year.

Residents and business owners are encouraged to nominate their favorite businesses for the reward. The winning business will be announced in October and will receive a plaque to place in their establishment.

Nominations are accepted via the online web form on our website now through August 31, 2019. For details or to nominate a business, visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/econdev .
Purple Line Long-Term Lane Closure Notice
From Maryland Purple Line:

Beginning on or about August 7, 2019, crews will be closing the eastbound lanes of Campus Drive long-term between the Paint Branch Trail and River Road. Traffic will be shifted to the westbound lanes, with one lane open in each direction. Purple Line staff informed City staff about the new tentative date.

As work continues, we will strive to keep you informed of the progress of this exciting project. For information on construction activities, schedules and other updates, please visit www.purplelinemd.com/construction . For immediate construction concerns, please email us at outreach@pltcllc.com or call the construction hotline at 240-424-5325.

All activities are subject to change due to traffic, weather or emergency situations
Resurfacing of 37th and 38th Avenues
From the City's Engineer:

Please be advised that on or about Tuesday July 23, 2019 the City of College Park will begin milling 37th Avenue and 38th Avenue. Resurfacing will be followed shortly after during this same week. 

Door-hanger notifications were placed on all the affected homes along 37th Avenue and 38th Avenue on Thursday, July 18, 2019. Roads will be open to traffic during the milling operation and on-street parking will be prohibited. Only one lane of traffic will be maintained during the resurfacing operation and on-street parking will be prohibited. 

We expect the work to take about four days to complete. Please avoid these roads if possible. Please be mindful of the construction personnel working in the street. Watch for construction barrels with further notifications. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your assistance. 
Free Summer Parking in Do wntown College Park
Now through August 18, 2019, the Downtown Garage and City Hall lot will have free parking after 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and all-day on weekends. Be sure check out a restaurant or local business this summer!
Office of the City Manager
City staff met with the City Hall project team to discuss ongoing City Hall design updates and the agreement with the University.
Department of Planning, Community and Economic Development
Hollywood Gateway Park Construction Update: 
The pavilion and ramp foundation walls have been completed and sitework related to utility installation (water, electric and storm drain) is getting underway. Next week, the maintenance of traffic plan along Edgewood Road will be implemented so that demolition of the existing curb and sidewalk and installation of new can begin.

Shop drawings for the pavilion have been approved and offsite fabrication will begin soon. An early October completion date is anticipated.

Hollywood Commercial District Streetscape Project: 
60% design drawings should be available for staff review in August followed by community meetings in the fall. Stormwater facilities have been sized and located and a pre-submittal meeting has been requested with Prince George’s County.

Community Development Block Grant award: 
The City’s grant application for $105,000 for reconstruction of a segment of Princeton Avenue was recently approved by Prince George’s County. Design work will begin this fall.
Department of Public Works
An Audio/Video Room was installed in Davis Hall

The Downtown Garage's concrete maintenance, joint sealing, and cleaning have been completed.

Landscape crews responded to several locations to clean up and remove fallen limbs from the violent storm that passed through the City on Wednesday evening.

Over three tons of food scraps have been diverted from the landfill since April 1. If you would like a food scrap bucket to use for diverting food scraps, please stop by the Department during regular business hours.

MDA Mosquito Control Program
  • The City cooperates with the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) to identify and control mosquito populations. The program consists of:
  • Larviciding standing water; treatments are made by MDA personnel to known areas of standing water to control mosquito larva preventing their development into adult mosquitoes. MDA does this every 4-6 weeks.
  • Spraying to control adult mosquitoes has begun and goes through early September. Spraying for adult mosquitoes may occur in College Park (weather permitting) after dusk on Wednesday evenings by truck mounted ultra-low volume sprayers. MDA does not spray individual properties; they treat neighborhoods that meet certain thresholds.
  • Prince George’s County Health Department reminds residents to follow the three D’s to keep mosquitoes away:
  • Drain: Standing water attracts mosquitoes. Empty out any outside water containers near your home at least once per week
  • Dress: Dark clothing attracts mosquitoes. Wear long sleeves, long pants, and light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
  • Defend: Properly apply an EPA-registered repellent such as DEET, picaridin, IR 3535, or oil of lemon-eucalyptus. For permanent areas of standing water (ponds, rain barrels, etc), contact the City's Department of Public Works for a mosquito torpedo which releases an insect growth regulator in water that prevents adult mosquito development.
  • To report areas of heavy mosquito populations, go to the following link and provide your information http://www.doit.state.md.us/selectsurvey/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=740Kl54#
  • Request for Exemption from Adult Mosquito Control Services:
  • 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.
  • For more information, please visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/pets#mosquitoes.

Tree programs offered by the City
  • Tree Planting in the Right-of-Way: If you would like a tree planted in the right-of way in front of your home, please contact Brenda Alexander to discuss options at 240-487-3595 or balexander@collegeparkmd.gov.
  • Tree Canopy Enhancement Program (TCEP) on Private Property: The City has a program to reimburse the cost (up to $150.00) of approved trees on private property. 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. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Items available to purchase from the Department:

55-gallon rain barrels for $72 (don't forget about the County's rain check rebate to offset the cost!). 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
July 5 - 11, 2019
7/5 Contract officer responded to a call for service for the activation of a burglary alarm in the 4900 block of Nantucket Road. Contract officer was the first unit on the scene and determined the alarm was accidentally activated by the employee.

7/5 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Hollywood Road and 47th Place.  1 citation and 3 warnings were issued.

7/6 Contract officer attended the Hollywood Farmer’s Market and spoke with many residents.

7/6 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and Duke Street.  2 citations and 3 warnings were issued.

7/7 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Hollywood Road and 47th Place.  5 warnings were issued.

7/7 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and Duke Street.  2 citations and 4 warnings were issued.

7/8 Contract officer stopped a speeding motorist at Baltimore Avenue at Greenbelt Road. During his investigation the officer placed the driver under arrest for DUI.

7/10 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Edgewood Road and 51st Ave.  4 warnings were issued.

7/2 Contract officer stopped a speeding motorist at Baltimore Avenue at Cherokee Street. During his investigation the officer placed the driver under arrest for DUI. (late entry)

Premise Check: Nantucket Road for CDS Activity
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 69
Warnings: 115
Equipment Repair Orders: 10
Distracted Driving Citations: 0
Parking Citations: 0
Field Observation Report: 5
Youth Field Observation Report: 0
Citations in Lieu of Arrest: 0
Civil Citation: 0
Criminal Arrests: 0
DWS Arrest: 0
DWI Arrest: 0
Warrant Arrest: 1
Premise Checks: 2
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
Monthly Public Safety Maps
The June maps are now available. For monthly Prince George's County Police public safety maps and statistical data for the City of College Park, visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/publicsafety .
Night at the Movies
Friday, July 19, 2019
7:00 p.m., showtime at sunset
Hollywood Neighborhood Park

Come and join us for a fun and FREE Night at the Movies on Friday, July 19. Bring your picnic baskets, lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a movie with the whole family under the stars.

The film will be the animated feature, "How to Train your Dragon: The Hidden World" for enjoyment by all! Show-time is at sunset.

The event will feature fun activities like a moon bounce, face painting, games and more! There will also be sno-cones and popcorn!

Sponsored by the City of College Park Recreation Board and M-NCPPC PG Parks.

For more information call 240-487-3570.
National Night Out
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

National Night Out (NNO) is a community-police partnership that provides a unique opportunity for residents to increase awareness about crime prevention and safety, get to know their neighbors, and meet local law enforcement and other public safety officers.

Please turn on your porch or lamp-post lights from dusk to midnight on August 6!

Neighborhood Events:
College Park Woods | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Join community members, elected officials and law enforcement officers at the community park at 9119 St. Andrews Place for our annual observance.

Lakeland | 7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Members of the Lakeland Community will come together for its annual observance at Lakeland Community Park. The event will conclude with a walk at dusk.

Berwyn | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Join your neighbors at Berwyn Neighborhood Park; there will be lots of fun activities including an ice cream social at the end!

North College Park | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
An evening of fun and community engagement with neighbors and local law enforcement, plus a bounce house and food all at Duvall Field.

For additional information contact your local Neighborhood Watch representative or call the Department of Public Services at 240-487-3570.
Meetings at a Glance
City of College Park Mayor and Council Notice of Meetings
Tuesday, August 7, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Worksession

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Regular Meeting
Community Meetings
Note: These are not City meetings but have City staff or Contract Police as a host.
District 1 Coffee Club
  • Wednesdays, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., Jason's Deli

Community Police Meeting
  • August 1, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., MOM's Organic Market Cafe
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