WEEKLY BULLETIN | October 12, 2018
Thank you all who came out to this year's College Park Day! It was our biggest and best event yet! A big thanks to everyone who helped make the event happen. We cannot wait until next year!
Community Meetings: City Hall Project
Wednesday, October 17 - 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers

Thursday, October 18 - 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Davis Hall

These meetings will explore what the new City Hall could be - including its design, uses, functions and activities. For over 20 years the City has discussed a need for a new City Hall. In 2014, City Council selected and approved the 4500 Knox Road site for the new City Hall.

  • Learn about the project and its background
  • Discuss what the new City Hall could look like and its potential uses and functions for the future
  • Participate in a visioning exercise
  • Opportunity for feedback

The October 17 Meeting will be held at City Hall Council Chambers. The October 18 Meeting will be held at Davis Hall (9217 51st Ave).
North College Park Community Cleanup
Saturday, October 20 | 9-11am

There will be a North College Park Community Cleanup on Saturday, October 20. Meet at 9:00 am at the intersection of Edgewood Road and Rhode Island Ave (by the Hollywood Community Garden). Trash bags, gloves and supplies will be provided and all are invited to participate. Free bagels will be provided for breakfast.
Department of Public Works
Homecoming weekend at UM with numerous planned events. Be prepared for an increase in traffic. Saturday’s football game is scheduled for noon against Rutgers.

Final Clean-up event at DPW is next Saturday, October 20 from 7:30 am – 12:00 pm. Free screened compost during this event for College Park residents, up to 2 cubic yards per trip, must show proof of residency. Clean out your garages, attics and yards! Public Works yard is open for City residents to drop-off bulky trash, appliances, electronics for recycling, brush, and yard trim. Also accepting donations of surplus gently-used, and salvaged home improvement supplies for Community Forklift and gently used articles of clothing, shoes, blankets, collectibles, kitchenware, toys and sporting goods for GreenDrop. 

Crews are continuing to screen finished compost with the PowerScreen trommel.

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

Tree Canopy Enhancement Program (TCEP) for reimbursement of the cost of an approved tree up to $150.00 annually for tree(s) planted on their residential lot. Click here for more information and application.

Items available to purchase at the Department:
  • 50-gallon rain barrels for $72.00 (includes tax) click here for more information.
  • Yard Waste Carts are available for City residents for $25.00. Click here for more information.
  • Backyard Composting Bins for $20.00 (city residents) and $40.00 (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.
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.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
September 28 - October 4, 2018
9/28 Contract officer responded to a call for service for a report of gunshots in the 9500 block of 51st Avenue. Area check with negative results.

9/30 Contract officer conducted pedestrian enforcement in the 8400 Block of Baltimore Avenue. No violations were noted.

10/1 Contract officer conducted a traffic stop for a traffic violation at Baltimore Avenue and Berwyn House Road. Investigation revealed the driver didn’t have a valid license and was possession of 14 grams of marijuana. The driver was placed under arrest and transported to DOC for processing.

10/3 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Crosswalk Enforcement) at Baltimore Avenue and Hartwick Road. 4 citations and 3 warning citations were issued

10/3 Contract officer conducted a traffic stop at Princeton Avenue and Knox Road. The driver was in possession of a fake identification card. A student referral was submitted.

10/3 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Edgewood Road and 51st Avenue. 2 warning citations were issued.
10/4 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Edgewood Road and 51st Avenue. 4 citations and 2 warning citations were issued.

10/4 Contract officer stopped 2 individuals for possession of open alcoholic beverages in the 7500 block of Dickinson Avenue. 2 student referrals were submitted.

Late Entry On 9/22/18 contract officer submitted 2 student referrals for disorderly intoxication at Baltimore Avenue and Knox Road.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 37
Warnings: 113
Equipment Repair Orders: 19
Distracted Driving Citations: 0
Parking Citations: 3
Field Observation Report: 3
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: 3
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 5
Zone 1/Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 38
Zone 1/Downtown Area Pedestrian Citations: 9
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
Halloween Thing
Saturday, October 27
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Youth & Family Services
4912 Nantucket Road

Something Spooky is coming to College Park.... It's our Annual Halloween Thing! 

The City of College Park's Youth, Family and Senior Services with Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation present the Halloween Thing!

Saturday, October 27 from 10am to 12pm at the City's Youth and Family Services (4912 Nantucket Rd. College Park).

Haunted Hallways
Moon Bounce
Arts & Crafts
Face Painting
Costume Parade
and so much more!

This is a FREE event and kids of all ages are invited. For more information, please call 240-487-3550 or visit our FB event page .

Sponsored By: City of College Park Youth, Family & Senior Services. The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Register a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation.
College Park Blues Festival
Saturday, November 10
6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Ritchie Coliseum
7675 Baltimore Ave

The City of College Park with the University of Maryland, PG Parks and Recreation and The DC Blues Society present the 11th annual College Park Blues Festival on Saturday, November 10! This annual FREE event features live bands, dancing (of course!), vendors, craft beers and more!

Live Blues Music from award winning bands
Craft Beer and Wine
Lots of dancing

For more information, visit our Facebook event page.
College Park Tree Workshop
Saturday, November 3
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Davis Hall
9217 51st Ave

Learn How to Prune a Tree Properly (including a live pruning demonstration) and Find Out What Trees to Plant and When, and about City Incentives

Carole Ann Barth, Senior Environmental Planner from Prince George's County Department of the Environment and Brenda Alexander, Assistant Director, Administration of the City's Department of Public Works.

Sponsored by the City's Committee for a Better Environment and Prince George's County Department of the Environment.

For more information, visit our Facebook event page.
Meetings at a Glance
City of College Park Mayor and Council Notice of Meetings
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Worksession

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Regular Meeting
  • Public Hearing on Ordinance 18-O-10 - Wireless Telecommunications Facilities in Public Rights-Of-Way
City Manager's Office | 240.487.3501 | cpcommunications@collegeparkmd.gov