Halloween Thing is tomorrow! For details, see below under events.
Early Voting for City Elections
The City of College Park reminds residents that Early Voting for City elections will occur on Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the College Park Community Center located on 5051 Pierce Avenue in College Park. The City encourages all voters who may find it difficult to vote on Election Day to come to the polls this Sunday, October 27 and cast their vote. 

This will be the only opportunity for City residents to Early Vote. Voters from any City Council district may participate in Early Voting. The Voting Center at the College Park Community Center is ADA accessible and will be equipped with accessible voting equipment. Located across from Paint Branch Elementary school, ample free parking is available. Identification is not required for voting. 

City of College Park Elections will occur on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. For more information about City Elections, please visit  www.collegeparkmd.gov/elections

2019 Community Survey
The City has once again partnered with the National Research Center (NRC) to conduct a comprehensive community survey. This upcoming City of College Park Community Survey will again measure residents’ attitudes and opinions on City services like refuse and recycling collection, City facilities and parks, City events, and economic development. This will be the second scientifically representative survey conducted in the City of College Park.

A randomly selected sample of College Park residents will receive postcards from the City in October notifying them of their selection in the survey process. Mailed paper surveys will arrive later in the month, with a City cover letter and instructions to complete and return the survey. Responses are anonymous. The mailed paper survey will be in English, but a Spanish version of the survey will be available online for the selected respondents. An online version of the survey will be made available in November.

Participation in the survey is very important. The results will help City officials better serve the College Park community, so please complete the survey if your household is selected. Help us shape the future of College Park!

For questions about the 2019 City of College Park Community Survey, please call 240-487-3501 or email
cpcommunications@collegeparkmd.gov . Stay tuned to the City’s website, Facebook and Twitter pages for up-to-date news and information.
Downtown Farmers Market Closed for the Season
The Downtown College Park Farmers Market is ceasing their operations for the 2019 season due to low customer turnout. We want to thank our many friends for supporting our Market this year and look forward to seeing you at the other College Park Farmers Markets.
VeoRide, a mobility share program, launched this past August in the City of College Park, Town of University Park, and University of Maryland. To date, there have been over 28,900 rides taken with the electronic bikes, pedal bikes, and electronic scooters.

How to Get Started:
Download the VeoRide app on your smart phone to get started. You will see a map of the service area and nearby vehicles. Bikes may be parked at any bike rack within the service area. Blue Parking boxes on the app show the location of scooter parking. Scooters can only be parked in the designated geofenced areas. Hours of operation are between 5am and 9pm.

How to Report Issues:
To report inappropriate parking such as a bike blocking a sidewalk or left on a residential street, call our local VeoRide coordinator at 703-639-8207, email hello@veoride.com , or report the issue directly in the VeoRide app. The app will ask for the bike/scooter number and location on the map. By reporting the bike/scooter number, VeoRide can send a message to the previous user explaining where they are allowed to park and issue a warning for the first offense. Users are fined after their first warning if they continue to park inappropriately. Please contact the Department of Planning, Community and Economic Development at 240-487-3538 for additional information. 
End of Season Compost Sale
SMARTLEAF Compost is 25% off now through October 31 for pickup orders only!*

For a limited time only, get your screened SMARTLEAF compost for only $21/cubic yard when you pick up at our facility. This 25% savings won't last long - promotion ends on October 31, 2019 or while supplies last. Residency is not required.

Pick up your compost at:
City of College Park
Department of Public Works
9217 51st Avenue
College Park, MD 20740

For more information, visit  www.collegeparkmd.gov/compost  or call 240.487.3590.
*While supplies last. For pickup orders only. Promotion ends 10/31/2019.
City Hall has Moved!
With construction of the new City Hall scheduled to begin next year, the previous City Hall at 4500 Knox Road has closed.

All Mayor and Council meetings are now held at Davis Hall (9217 51st Avenue).

The Departments of Planning, Community & Economic Development and the Administration, Finance and Human Resources have relocated to our new address at 8400 Baltimore Avenue.

The new mailing address for City Hall is 8400 Baltimore Avenue Suite 375, College Park, MD 20740. City phone numbers and office hours (Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) remain the same.
Prince George's County Events
Office of the State's Attorney: Community in the Courthouse
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Circuit Court for Prince George's County
16735 Main Street, Room M0421
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Prince George's County District 1 presents Free Engraving
Theft prevention by personalizing your valuables
October 29, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Home Depot
4700 Cherry Hill Road
College Park, MD 20740
Purple Line Construction Updates
For all Purple Line Construction Updates including lane closures, road work and more, please visit: www.purplelinemd.com/construction/construction-updates .
Department of Public Services
Director Ryan was an invited guest at the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) meeting and drill on Oct. 23, 2019 at the unit facility at the College Park Airport. Director Ryan observed the CAP Cadet training and formation drill and briefed the CAP Squadron about the City of College Park and duties of the Public Services Department. CAP Major Thompson presented certificates of participation to the CAP Cadets who assisted with flight line security and hospitality at the recent College Park Day festival.
Department of Public Works
The final fall cleanup Saturday is this Saturday, October 26, from 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Department of Public Works. For more information, see below under events.

FREE Compost this Saturday! During the final clean-up event on October 26, City residents can pick-up FREE Smartleaf® screened compost. Limit 2 cubic yards per resident, per trip. You must bring proof of City residency to participate. We will load open bed trucks. If you don’t have a truck and want to get some compost, bring your own containers or bags as well as a shovel and be prepared to dig and get dirty.

Thursday, October 31 is Public Works In-service Snow Training No bulk trash collections will be scheduled, and we will not be able to load or deliver compost of wood mulch.

Curbside leaf collection begins on November 4. Click here for details.

If you would like to start diverting your food scraps, we have 5-gallon food scrap buckets available at Public Works during regular business hours (Mon-Fri 7:30 am to 4:00 pm). The buckets are useful to transport collected food scraps to the drop off location.

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, 240-487-3595 or balexander@collegeparkmd.gov.
  • Tree Canopy Enhancement Program on private property. 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. 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 is on sale for pick-up orders only for $21/cubic yard (delivery is $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
October 11 - 17, 2019
10/11 Contract officer responded to a report of a theft at the City’s parking garage in which U.S. Currency ($15.00) was removed from the vehicle.

10/11 Contract officer responded to a report of a person under the influence (acid) and acting very violent in the 7300 block of Princeton Avenue. Transported to the hospital. Student referral was submitted.

10/12 Downtown Pedestrian “foot officers” observed a fight at Baltimore Avenue and Knox Road. The suspect was assaulting two employees and was placed under arrest. The suspect was transported to the hospital and EPS as they were very intoxicated. The officer will apply for a criminal warrant. Use of Force report was completed for this incident.

10/14 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and Duke Street.  2 citations and 5 warnings were issued.

10/17 Contract officer stopped a student for possession on an open alcoholic beverage in the 7500 block of Hopkins Avenue. Student referral was submitted.

Several premise checks were conducted throughout the City.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 57
Warnings: 247
Equipment Repair Orders: 9
Distracted Driving Citations: 0
Parking Citations: 0
Field Observation Report: 3
Youth Field Observation Report: 0
Citations in Lieu of Arrest: 0
Civil Citation: 0
Criminal Arrests: 6
DWS Arrest: 0
DWI Arrest: 0
Warrant Arrest: 0
Premise Checks: 5
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 2
Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 112
Downtown Area Pedestrian Citations: 1
Berwyn-Lakeland Pedestrian Warnings: 3
Berwyn-Lakeland Pedestrian Citations: 0
North College Park Pedestrian Warnings: 0
North College Park Pedestrian Citations: 0
Monthly Public Safety Maps
The August 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 .
Department of Public Works Fall Cleanup Days
Saturday, October 26
7:30 a.m. to noon
Department of Public Works
9217 51st Avenue

The Department will be open for City residents to drop-off bulky trash, electronics for recycling, brush, and yard trim.

FREE Smartleaf® Compost. City residents may pick up free Smartleaf® screened compost during the two clean-up day events. Limit 2 cubic yards per resident, per trip. You must bring proof of City of College Park residency to participate. We will load open bed trucks. If you don’t have a truck and want to get some compost, bring your own containers or bags as well as a shovel and be prepared to dig and get dirty.

The following will be available for purchase and pick-up: Rain barrels ($72), yard waste carts ($25), and backyard compost bins ($20).

You must be a resident of the City of College Park and bring proof of City residency to participate, although anyone can buy compost or wood mulch during this event.

Residents may dispose of one of each of the following items per year for free: air conditioners, heat pumps, dehumidifiers, and refrigerators. Tires will incur a disposal fee of $4.00 each.

Hazardous materials will not be accepted (light bulbs/tubes, batteries, shingles, paint, etc.)

Two participating organizations Community Forklift and GreenDrop are accepting donations 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. Donations are tax deductible. The following types of materials will be collected separately so they may be reused:

Community Forklift: Items must be in good condition! Building, remodeling, and gardening materials – any surplus or salvaged items from your latest home or garden improvement job, including but not limited to bricks and pavers, tiles and flooring material, cabinets, solid wood doors, gardening supplies, and tools. For more information, click here .

GreenDrop: Clothing and household items – cookware, dishes, books, linens, games, toys, clothes, shoes, and intact furniture items (NO upholstered furniture or mattresses/box springs). For more information, click here .
Halloween Thing
Saturday, October 26
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Youth and 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 26 from 10am to 12pm at the City's Youth and Family Services (4912 Nantucket Rd. College Park).

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

This is a FREE event and kids of all ages are invited. For more information, please call 240-487-3550
Meetings at a Glance
City of College Park Mayor and Council Notice of Meetings
at Davis Hall 9217 51st Ave
Tuesday, November 6, 2019 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Worksession

Tuesday, November 12, 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
  • November 7, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., MOM's Organic Market Cafe
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