WEEKLY BULLETIN | March 1, 2019
City Summer UMD Youth Camp Scholarships
For Rising K-12 City Students
Summer is almost here!

CLICK HERE  for a City of College Park Scholarship Application to a University of Maryland Summer 2019 Youth Camp. 

The application deadline is March 11, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.

This application also has a non-comprehensive list of available summer camps at the University of Maryland, along with instructions as to how to find more camp offerings. 

This is not an application for a summer camp, only an application for the scholarship. 

For questions, please contact Latisha Moore at the City's Department of Youth, Family and Senior Services at (240)487-3552 or  lmoore@collegeparkmd.gov .
Bike to Work Day is Back!
On Friday, May 17, 2019, join new riders and veteran bicycle commuters in a celebration of biking as a fun, healthy way to get to work. Drop by the City Hall pit stop on your way to work for food, beverages, fun, and prizes!

Be sure to register early – the first 20,000 to sign up across the region will be guaranteed a free t-shirt.

For more information and to register, please click here
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.
Bus Stop Relocations at College Park Metro
From Maryland Purple Line:

Effective March 18, 2019, the College Park Metro Bus Loop access will be closed long-term for Purple Line construction. The existing 5 bus stops within the bus loop will be relocated to the southbound right-hand lane of River Road. Additional bus stops may be added at a later date; at that time a revised notice will be provided. See illustration below for long-term bus stop locations. 

Please note that the right-hand southbound lane along River Road will have buses queue up at the temporary bus stops between 5 a.m. and 11 p.m.

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.
Department of Planning, Community and Economic Development
Construction on the long-awaited Hollywood Gateway Park project is slated to begin on or around March 4 when the contractor, McDonnell Landscaping, will begin mobilization and staging for the project. The area on 47th Place along the site’s frontage will be cordoned off and no parking will be allowed here during the construction phase. Construction is slated to be completed by September 1.
Department of Public Works
DPW completed the HVAC Contract CP-19-01 at Youth & Family Services Building.

Crews worked the 7th snow event for 2018-2019 on Friday, 3/1/19. We received about an inch of snow.

Maintenance staff inspected the Parking Garage for preventive maintenance work to take place during spring break.

Spring 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.

This City is starting a new food scrap drop off pilot program at Public Works accessible 24/7. Check back soon form more information. 

Save the Date: Spring Cleanup Events
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.

Document shredding. Onsite document shredding services will be available on Saturday, April 20, during the Cleanup event from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Bring your paperwork to be shredded while you wait. Residency is required.
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. Click here for more information.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
February 15 - 21, 2019
From the Prince George's County Police Department: When you are out and about, please remember to remove valuables from an unattended vehicle.
2/15 Contract officer initiated a field stop on a disorderly suspect in the 4400 block of Knox Road. The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly, trespass, 2nd degree assault and possession of “fake identification”.
2/17 Contract officer assisted the UMPD with conducting a breath test on a DUI driver.
2/19 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 4800 block of Greenbelt Road. (27 citations were issued as the officer was operating the portable “Mobile Camera.”

2/19 Contract officer responded to a complaint of a large disorderly crowd at the Seven Eleven Store located at 4404 Knox Road. The crowd was sent on their way.
2/20 Contract officer on routine patrol observed a male walking along Princeton Avenue at College Avenue with an open alcoholic beverage (beer). The student was referred to the University. 
2/21 Contract officer assisted the Code Enforcement Officer with an inspection in the 5200 block of Laguna Road. No police action needed.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 61
Warnings: 109
Equipment Repair Orders: 14
Distracted Driving Citations: 0
Parking Citations: 0
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: 0
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 1
Zone 1/Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 22
Zone 1/Downtown Area Pedestrian Citations: 4
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
Public Forum: Charter Review Commission
Monday, March 11
7:30 p.m.
Davis Hall
9217 51st Avenue

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 second Public Forum will be held on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at Davis Hall, 9217 51st Avenue.

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.
1st Thirsty Thursdays
Thursday, March 7
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Taqueria Habanero
8145 Baltimore Ave

Join the City/University Community every FIRST Thursday (of most months) for 1st Thirsty Thursday! Eat, drink and have laughs with colleagues and neighbors!

This event is appropriate for children of all ages (1 to 101).

This month's event will be held at Taqueria Habanero.

Events are held monthly, visit  www.collegeparkmd.gov/events  or our  Facebook event page  for future locations.
Meetings at a Glance
City of College Park Mayor and Council Notice of Meetings
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Worksession

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Regular Meeting
  • Public Hearing on Charter Amendment 19-CR-02
  • Public Hearing on Ordinance 19-O-06 amending Chapter 110 to increase certain fees.
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