WEEKLY BULLETIN | September 14, 2018
Have you Prepared an Emergency Plan?
While the Washington area may not be heavily impacted by Hurricane Florence, it's still important to prepare for potential flooding or high winds. For up-to-date storm information, please visit:  www.nhc.noaa.gov.

In preparation for potential high winds and area flooding, the City’s Department of Public Works crews have been inspecting low lying inlets and storm drains that are prone to flooding to ensure that they are clean and free of debris, checking and readying all equipment and prepping staff for possible impact.

Prepare your home and household for heavy rain and storms by making sure that all drains are clear, sump pumps are working correctly and by bringing all loose outdoor items inside. Make sure to also have emergency supplies on hand in case of power outages. For more information or to create an emergency plan, visit:  https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes  or  https://www.weather.gov/safety/hurricane-plan .
Have you visited one of the local Farmers Markets yet?
Looking for some yummy food? Check out the Downtown and Hollywood Farmers Markets! Fresh produce, delicious food trucks/stands, plants, local meat and eggs, crafts and so much more happening every week at these two markets. Come on by for local food, music and fun.

Hollywood Farmers Market: 
Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Hollywood Shopping Center (by MOM's)

Downtown Farmers Market: 
Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at City Hall (4500 Knox Road)
Department of Public Services

The Department's Administrative, Animal Control and Code Enforcement offices have moved to the Artemesia building located at 8400 Baltimore Avenue Suite 340. Phone numbers and email addresses remain the same, including the 24/7 Code hotline, however the new mailing address is City Hall, located at 4500 Knox Road.

Building permit applications are received and issued at the City's Department of Planning, Community and Economic Development located at the lower level of City Hall.
Department of Public Works
October Clean-Up Saturdays are October 6th and 20th from 7:30 am –12:00 pm. During the clean-up days, city residents can pick up free screened compost (up to two cubic yards per resident, must show proof of city residency.) Look for more information in the coming weeks.

Crews have been preparing this week for the potential of heavy rains and winds due to Hurricane Florence.

Bids due Friday Sept 14 at 2pm for the HVAC Replacement at Youth & Family Services Building 

Met several fence contractors for improved barriers in the Parking Garage

Attended the Veterans Memorial Committee meeting Monday evening

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.

Mosquito control program ends on September 26. Continue to tip any containers that collect water.

Yard Waste Carts are available for City residents for $25.00. Click here for more information.

50-gallon rain barrels for $72.00 (includes tax) 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.
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.

Backyard Composting Bins are available to purchase from the Department for $20.00 (City residents) and $40.00 (non-residents).
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
August 31 - September 6, 2018
8/31 Contract officer on routine patrol at Dartmouth Avenue and Knox Road observed an individual with an open alcohol container. The individual received a criminal citation (non-student)

9/2 Contract officer responded to a noise complaint in the 4700 block of Quebec Street. The incident was verified as the student resident was referred to the university for code of conduct violation.

9/4 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Hollywood Road and Rhode Island Avenue. 9 citations and 7 warning citations were issued

9/5 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Lakeland Road and 48th Avenue. 14 warning citations were issued

9/5 Contract officer was working on a recent complaint of “vehicle sales” in the Hollywood community when he observed a vehicle operating with a false Georgia temporary registration plate at Lackawanna Street and 53 rd Avenue. The driver admitted to selling vehicles and received 7 citations after he was taken into custody.

9/5 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 5100 block of Campus Drive. (7 citations were issued as the officer was operating the portable “Dragon Camera.”

9/5 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9000 block of Baltimore Avenue. (29 citations were issued as the officer was operating the portable “Mobile Camera.”

9/6 Contract officer on foot patrol in the 7400 Hopkins Road observed an individual with an open alcohol container. The student was referred to the Office of Student Conduct.

9/6 Contract officers responded to a complaint involving “drag racing” at the IKEA located in the 10100 block of Baltimore Ave. Hundreds of vehicles involving racers and spectators (some from out of state) were located in the parking lot in which many were violating the law. 19 citations, 17 ERO’s and 4 warnings were issued.

9/6 Contract officer on routine patrol in the 7400 Hopkins Road observed an individual with an open alcohol container. The student was referred to the Office of Student Conduct.  
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 91
Warnings: 114
Equipment Repair Orders: 30
Distracted Driving Citations: 2
Parking Citations: 0
Field Observation Report: 21
Youth Field Observation Report: 0
Citations in Lieu of Arrest: 1
Civil Citation: 0
Criminal Arrests: 0
DWS Arrest: 1
DWI Arrest: 0
Warrant Arrest: 0
Premise Checks: 0
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 3
Zone 1/Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 2
Zone 1/Downtown Area Pedestrian Citations: 1
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
Night at the Movies
September, September 29
Showtime is at Dusk
Hollywood Neighborhood Park
9699 53rd Ave

Come and join us for a fun and FREE Night at the Movies. Bring your picnic baskets, lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a movie with the whole family under the stars. The film will be the animated feature, "Coco."

Sponsored by the City of College Park Recreation Board and the College Park Arts Exchange.

For more information call 240-487-3570 or  click here for the Facebook event page .
College Park Day
Saturday, October 6
12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
College Park Aviation Museum
1985 Corporal Frank Scott Drive

Join your friends, neighbors and the entire City of College Park community at the 9th Annual College Park Day Festival on Saturday, October 6 at the College Park Aviation Museum!

This FREE event is fun for the whole family with live music, awesome kids zones, delicious food and drink, live performances, exhibitors and so much more! Plus free museum entry during the event!

For more information, visit our Facebook event page or our Eventbrite page .
Meetings at a Glance
City of College Park Mayor and Council Notice of Meetings
MONDAY, September 17, 2018 - 7:30 p.m. - Date Changed to Monday, September 17
  • Mayor and Council Worksession
  • Closed Session following the meeting to discuss the possible acquisition of real property for a public purpose

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Regular Meeting
  • Public Hearing on the implementation of permit parking near The Boulevard at 9091 development (formerly Metropolitan)
  • Public Hearing on Ordinance 18-O-01, An Ordinance amending Chapter 175, Taxation, to establish an addition Revitalization Tax Credit
  • Closed Session following the meeting to discuss a personnel matter: City Manager's Performance Evaluation
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