WEEKLY BULLETIN | August 10, 2018
Thank you to all who came out for National Night Out! We had a blast and we thank all of our community members, including public safety personnel, who came out to join in the festivities.
Department of Public Services Moves to New Location - Calvert Road Offices to Close
The City of College Park’s Calvert Road office, located at 4601 Calvert Road, will permanently close next Thursday, August 16 at 4:00 p.m. The City’s Department of Public Services will be relocated to their new location at 8400 Baltimore Avenue and will open on Monday, August 20 at 8:00 a.m.

Until further notice, all building permit applications need to be taken to the Department of Planning, Community and Economic Development in City Hall, located at 4500 Knox Road. For questions, please contact the Department of Public Services at publicservices@collegeparkmd.gov or 240.487.3570.

Please stay tuned for an email and website announcement with further information
Fall Semester Move-Ins
The University's fall semester is almost here! Scheduled mass student move-ins will begin next week, resulting in changes in traffic flow, specifically on College Avenue and Knox Road.

Please be aware of pedestrians along City roads and expect heavier traffic throughout the day and evening during the campus and off-campus move-in. During these move-in events, the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) will be on-site providing traffic assistance.

  • Friday, August 17, All Day - Landmark Apartment Move-In. The 4500 block of College Avenue will be restricted to one-way traffic only, eastbound from Baltimore Avenue to Yale Avenue.
  • Sunday, August 19, All Day - South Campus Commons Move-In. Knox Road will be restricted to one-way traffic only, westbound from Baltimore Avenue to Guilford Drive/Mowatt Lane.
  • August 23 - 26 - Main Campus Move-In. Expect higher traffic than normal during this time, however two-way traffic will be permitted between Baltimore Avenue and Guilford Drive/Mowatt Lane.
Rain Barrels Available Now!
The City's Department of Public Works now offers 50-gallon rain barrels for $72, while supplies last. Once installed, Prince George's County residents can apply for a Rain Check Rebate off-setting most of the cost! You can purchase and pick them up at the Department of Public Works (9217 51st Avenue). For more information, please call 240-487-3590 or email publicworks@ collegeparkmd.gov.

A rain barrel is a great way to keep runoff from leaving your home. In the spring and summer, watering the plants or lawn accounts for a large percentage of water consumption. By having a rain barrel and storing rainfall, you’ll have water that's both more sustainable and cost effective for outdoor irrigation.

Rain barrels come with lid, overflow cap, pre-installed screen and ring, flex overflow hose, ball valve – spigot, re-usable zip ties, hose clamp and rubber washer. A di verter kit is not included.
I-495 and I-270 Managed Lanes Study
The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will be doing more outreach activities for the community to engage and comment on the I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study over the next few months. They will be attending various community events including the El Sa lvadoran Festival in Rockville, the Prince George's County Fair, Hispanic Festival in Adelphi, and Rocktobierfest in Rockville.

Questions or comments on the study may be provided anytime via 495-270-P3@sha.state.md.us . Updated information on the study and public involvement opportunities can be found on www.495-270-P3.com .
Free Summer Parking
From May 26 through August 19, 2018, the Downtown College Park Garage and the City Hall Lot will offer free parking Monday through Friday after 5:00 pm and all-day on Saturdays and Sundays.

Try a new restaurant for dinner or visit a new store during these free parking summer weekends and nights in Downtown College Park!
Department of Public Works
Work continues on the historic window repairs contract at the Old Parish House. The contractor, Haris Design and Construction, is approximately 60% complete and will continue through the second week of September.

Move Outs, and Special Bulk Collection calls continue to be at a high level. Crews are working to complete all scheduled calls and currently we are on schedule. Reminder: before placing bulk trash, appliances, brush, and electronic recycling to the curb, please call 240-487-3590 or email pubicworks@collegeparkmd.gov to schedule an appointment. Sometimes we are full and have to schedule for the next week.

Planned, contracted mature tree care work was completed by Excel Tree Experts. Twenty three trees were removed and the resulting tree stumps were ground where possible. Six of the removed trees were dead and five additional trees were more than 50% dead. Twenty three additional trees were pruned to remove dead branches or improve clearance over the street or sidewalk or away from utility lines or structures.

Yard Waste carts are currently available for City residents. The beige yard waste carts are offered to City residents for $25.00. Contact the Department for more information.

Requests for replacement street trees are now being accepted for fall planting. Call 240-487-3590 or email Brenda Alexander at balexander@collegeparkmd.gov for further information.

City of College Park property owners can utilize the 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. Plan now for fall tree planting. See our website or call Brenda Alexander 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.
Did You Know?
SMARTLEAF® compost and wood mulch are available!

Delivery is available Monday-Friday for an additional fee. Compost is $28.00 per cubic yard and wood mulch is $12.00 per cubic yard. Material may be picked up at Public Works, during business hours.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
July 27 - August 2, 2018
7/29 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Pedestrian Enforcement) at Rhode Island Avenue and Hollywood Road. 4 warning citations were issued.

7/31 Contract officer responded to a call for service for a report of a Shooting at Rhode Island Avenue and Edgewood Road. No shooting incident as a pedestrian was struck. Handled by District I Patrol Officer.

7/31 Contract officer assisted an off-duty officer along with patrol officers for a subject under the influence of PCP at the Seven Eleven Store located at 4921 Edgewood Road. The individual was taken into custody as the arrest was handled by the patrol officer.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 20
Warnings: 14
Equipment Repair Orders: 3
Distracted Driving Citations: 1
Parking Citations: 1
Field Observation Report: 3
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: 0
Premise Checks: 3
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: 4
Airmail Centennial Celebration
Saturday, August 11
10am to 4pm
College Park Aviation Museum
1985 Corporal Frank Scott Drive

Celebrate with the College Park Aviation Museum as they mark the 100th anniversary of the first airmail delivery by the US Postal Service. There will be engaging hands-on activities for all ages. Get an up and close and personal look at the Curtiss Jenny and other historic planes flying in for the day. Entertainment and food trucks will be onsite.

For more information, visit www.collegeparkaviationmuseum.com.
Back to School Backpack Bash
August 25, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
College Park Community Center
5051 Pierce Ave

Mark your calendars for the the Fifth Annual Greivis Vasquez Foundation's Back to School Backpack Bash!

Saturday, August 25th from 10am to 2pm at the College Park Community Center (5051 Pierce Ave).

Get free school supplies, backpacks and have a blast with all the games, activities, bounce houses, hair cuts, food and more!!. 

For more information call 240-487-3570 or click here for the Facebook event page .
Meetings at a Glance
City of College Park Mayor and Council Notice of Meetings
  • Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Regular Meeting
  • Public Hearing on Ordinance 18-O-07, Chapter 184, Driveway Encroachment
  • Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Worksession
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