WEEKLY BULLETIN | June 15 2018
The Father's Day Ice Cream Social is this Sunday! For details, see below under Events.
Pet Microchip Clinic on June 17
On Sunday, June 17 at the Downtown Farmers Market, the City's Animal Control will offer FREE microchipping for dogs and cats for City residents (or only $20 for non-residents). 

Microchipping is a quick and pretty painless procedure that can help return pets to their families if lost. We encourage residents to bring their furry family members to participate in this free program!

Please make sure that all pets are properly restrained (leash, carrier, etc.) for safety. City residents, don't forget your proof of residency!
Help your Gardens Bloom with Compost and Wood Mulch
Does your garden need a little tender loving care? Maybe it’s time to replenish your tired soil with compost! Do your flower beds dry out too quickly, or are you tired of pulling weeds? Wood mulch helps conserve soil moisture and inhibit weed growth.

Both products are available for pickup or delivery. SMARTLEAF® compost is $28.00 per cubic yard while wood mulch is $12.00 per cubic yard. Material may be picked up at the Department of Public Works located at 9217 51st Avenue, Monday through Friday, 8:00 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Deliveries may also be arranged for an additional fee, please call 240-487-3590. 

Bring your open-bed pickup truck or trailer during the hours listed above and material can be loaded onto your vehicle. Trucks with a four-foot bed can hold half cubic yard, a six-foot bed can hold one cubic yard, and an eight-foot bed can hold two cubic yards.

Don't have a truck? Bring a shovel and your own containers (bins, buckets, bags, etc.) and be prepared to load your containers yourself. We sell in 1/4 cubic yard increments. 
  • 1/2 cubic yard is approximately 20 five gallon buckets
  • 1/4 cubic yard is approximately 10 five-gallon buckets; or 3 paper yard waste bags filled half full

For more information, click here to visit our site.
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
The University of Maryland is planning to clear vegetation and install a new fence on the south and west fence line surrounding the Paint Branch building located on Campus Drive. The scheduled work is to begin the week of June 18 and will occur along the 4800 block of Norwich Rd and 7600 block of Dartmouth Ave.

Department crews continue to clean and power wash the concrete deck of the Downtown Garage. Work is expected to be completed next week.

Repairs to the metal sidewalk fence along Baltimore Avenue by RJ Bentley's has begun and are expected to finish by next week.

The 4-Cities Street Sweeping recently completed a shortened one-week deployment in the City. The next two-week cycle will start on July 16.

Playground site amenities and equipment at all City maintained playgrounds were recently power washed as part of an annual cleaning that prepares the playgrounds for increased seasonal use.

Mosquito Control
  • The City of College Park cooperates with the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) to identify and control mosquito populations. Larviciding treatments are made by MDA personnel to known areas of standing water to control mosquito larva that will prevent development into adult mosquitos. Spraying to control adult mosquitoes begins on June 6, weather permitting, and runs through September. Wednesday night is the designated day when spraying for adult mosquitoes may occur in College Park. MDA doesn’t spray individual properties; they treat neighborhoods that meet certain thresholds.
  • MDA has initiated a new mosquito complaint procedure; click here to provide your information.
  • 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 the application.
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.

Yard Waste Carts
Yard Wast Carts are back in stock and they have been rolling out the door! The beige yard waste carts are offered to City residents for $25.00. Purchase and pick up carts at Public Works - 9217 51 st Avenue, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You can also call 301-487-3590 to make other arrangements.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
June 1 - 7, 2018
6/1 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Hollywood Road and Rhode Island Avenue. 3 warning citations were issued.

6/4 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 5100 block of Campus Drive. (47 citations were issued as the officer was operating the portable “Mobile Camera.”

6/4 Contract officer responded to a call for a report of a trespasser service in the 5000 block of Fox Street. Officer located the suspect hiding in a shed and placed them under arrest. The complainant warned the suspect not to return to the residence.

6/4 Contract officer conducted a traffic stop on a commercial truck at Baltimore Avenue and Fox Street. The officer conducted a DOT inspection and the truck was taken out of service due to 20% of the brakes were inoperable.   

6/5 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and Depauw Place. 8 warning citations were issued.

6/5 Contract officer conducted pedestrian enforcement at Baltimore Avenue and Melbourne Place. No violations were observed. 

6/6 Contract officer stopped a “panhandler” at Hollywood Road and Greenbelt Road and conducted a field interview. The male was warned and sent on his way. 

6/6 Contract officer conducted pedestrian enforcement in the 8400 and 8600 block of Baltimore Avenue. No violations were observed. 

6/6 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 5100 block of Campus Drive. (81 citations were issued as the officer was operating the portable “Mobile Camera.”

6/7 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Hollywood Road and Rhode Island Avenue after receiving a complaint from the City Manager’s Office. 1 citation and 2 warnings were issued

6/7 Contract officer responded to a call for service for a report of arson at the Hampton Inn located at 9670 Baltimore Avenue. The contract officer arrested the suspect but turned the suspect over to the fire investigator as they placed charges against the suspect
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 40
Warnings: 126
Equipment Repair Orders: 20
Distracted Driving Citations: 1
Parking Citations: 1
Field Observation Report: 4
Youth Field Observation Report: 0
Citations in Lieu of Arrest: 0
Civil Citation: 0
Criminal Arrests: 2
DWS Arrest: 0
DWI Arrest: 0
Warrant Arrest: 0
Premise Checks: 6
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 0
Zone 1/Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 12
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: 3
Zone 3/North College Park Pedestrian Citations: 0
Father's Day Ice Cream Social
Sunday, June 17
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Duvall Field

 Join us as we celebrate Father's Day with an Ice Cream Social! We'll be at Duvall Field (9100 Rhode Island Ave) from 2pm-4pm on Sunday, June 17, 2018. 

For more information or to RSVP, contact the City's Department of Public Services at 240.487.3570 or publicservices@collegeparkmd.gov . For the Facebook Event Page, click here .

Sponsored by the City's Recreation Board.
Free Senior Concert
Wednesday, June 20
11:30 a.m.
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Grand Pavilion

The National Orchestral Institute + Festival presents The Ad elphi Quartet. Join NOI’s returning string quartet in residence for an afternoon of music and conversation. The group is comprised of primarily New York based Sphinx musicians. The Sphinx Organization dedicates itself to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts. These talented musicians will showcase their expertise in a free, hour long performance followed by a complimentary lunch with the artists.

For more information on the National Orchestral Institute + Festival, please visit our website at theclarice.umd.edu/noi . If you are a City of College Park resident and wish for transportation, more information, or to RSVP, contact the City’s Seniors Program at 301.345.8100 by Wednesday, June 13th.
Third Thirsty Thursday
Thursday, June 21
5:00 p.m.
MilkBoy ArtHouse

 Join the City/University Community every third Thursday (of most months) for 3rd Thirsty Thursday! Eat, drink and have laughs with colleagues and neighbors!

This event is appropriate for children of all ages (1 to 101). You may even win some College Park swag!

This month's event is at MilkBoy ArtHouse!
Meetings at a Glance
City of College Park Mayor and Council Notice of Meetings
  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Regular Meeting 
  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Worksession
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