WEEKLY BULLETIN | May 11, 2018
Bike to Work Day is next Friday! Come visit our City Hall pit stop from 6:30-8:30 a.m. For event details, see below under Events.
Pet Microchip Clinic
This Sunday at the Downtown Farmers Market, the  City of College Park 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!
Congratulations Leslie!
Congratulations to Leslie Montroll! She will be receiving a  Prince George's County Historical Society 's St. George Day Award for 2018 for her excellent work planning the City's Old Parish House @ 200 Anniversary Celebration!!

We are delighted that Leslie has been recognized for the really outstanding work she did to make the event such a success! Congrats!
Happy Birthday mBike!
mBike is celebrating it's second birthday on May 4 and we're celebrating all month long with a " mBikeSpringFling " two hour free ride code!

Enjoy the beautiful weather by bicycling to where you need or want to go with mBike.
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
Pizza Box Pilot Program: The Department of Public Works, with funding from a UMD Sustainable Grant has installed two square pizza box receptacles at two locations downtown. The first location is outside of Blaze Pizza, 7419 Baltimore Ave, and the second is at the south entrance to UMD at Route 1 and Lehigh Road across from Potbelly’s Subs. This program was initiated by a UMD Student, Jonathan Glaser , who approached the City about a problem he observed. Jonathan noticed that in the evenings, especially on the weekend, the recycling receptacles were overflowing with pizza boxes onto the sidewalk because the containers were round the boxes were square (see the before/after picture). We talked about what options there were, and came up with these square receptacles with signage indicating to drop your empty pizza boxes here. The City has agreed to maintain and service the receptacles. Kudos to Jonathan for noticing a problem, and doing whatever he could to help solve it!

The DPW Fleet Garage Solar Panel Project has passed its final electrical inspection and we are waiting for Pepco to change the meter to a net meter for solar energy production.

The RFP for the Old Parish House Historic Window Repair Project has been advertised; there is a mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting: May 15, 2018, 10:00 a.m. Proposal Due Date: Friday, June 1, 2018, 2:00 p.m.

The Department power washed the Downtown Parking Garage and sidewalks in the downtown area today. 

The landscape crew has completed planned street tree replacements for the spring; 30 trees have been planted throughout the City. Various species of trees were selected and planted based on requests, site conditions and desired effect. Requests for replacement street trees are now being accepted for fall planting.

Last week, landscaping was installed along Baltimore Ave. and South of Albion Rd, four street trees were planted along with a landscape bed at each post.

Yesterday, DPW dispatched a litter crew to an area of known litter issues at the intersection of Route 1 and Edgewood Road near I-495.

On May 8, Governor Hogan signed into law HB531, SB445: Slow Down to Get Around/Move Over legislation, which now includes any solid waste v ehicle collecting solid waste. Anyone not slowing down or involved in an accident with a trash truck will be fined double the normal fine. Bob Stumpff, DPW Director, was part of the committee that worked with the legislation to get this law passed.

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

Spring is a great time of year for tree planting. 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. See our website or call Brenda Alexander for more information.

Backyard Composting Bins are available to purchase from the Department for $20.00 (City residents) and $40.00 (non-residents).

Mosquito Spraying and Exclusion from Spraying
  • MDA is looking for some areas around Cherokee/Delaware Street to put a new kind of mosquito trap on a trial basis. MDA would need permission to access the private yard on a weekly basis, no dogs on property. Please call the City Sustainability Coordinator, Janet for more information 240-487-3593.
  • 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. Wednesday night is the designated day when spraying for adult mosquitoes will occur in College Park. Spraying begins in early June. MDA has initiated a new spray request procedure; to put in a spray request please click here.
  • 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 Department 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 have Arrived!
After selling out in March, the carts have arrived! The new 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
April 27 - May 3, 2018
4/21 Late Entry-Contract officer submitted a student referral for a student that was very intoxicated and banging on windows of several vehicles parked in the 7400 block of Dartmouth Avenue.

4/28 Contract officer assisted the Code Enforcement Officer with a stop work order in the 9000 block Baltimore Avenue.

4/29 Contract officers assisted District I patrol officers with the call for service for the T/A Armed Robbery at the Exxon Gas Station located at 8401 Baltimore Avenue.

5/2 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and De Pauw Place. 5 warning citations were issued.

5/2 Contract officer responded with patrol officers to the 4900 block of Huron Avenue for the report of a theft from auto. The victim observed the suspect break into his vehicle and was able to detain him until the police arrived. The suspect is well known to several contract officers as he has been arrested on numerous occasions. The suspect was transported to DOC for processing.

5/3 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 4500 block of Campus Drive. 9 citations were issued.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 45
Warnings: 116
Equipment Repair Orders: 10
Distracted Driving Citations: 1
Parking Citations: 0
Field Observation Report: 10
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: 7
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 1
Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 18
Downtown Area Pedestrian Citations: 0
North College Park Pedestrian Warnings: 0
North College Park Pedestrian Citations: 0
Bike to Work Day
Friday, May 18
6:30 - 8:30 a.m.
City Hall  4500 Knox Road

Get out your bicycles, because on Friday, May 18, the City of College Park invites you to celebrate bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work!

Take a break at the City Hall pit stop on your way to work for food, beverages, fun, and prizes. Register now, it’s free! Be one of the first 20,000 to register region-wide and receive a free T-shirt.

For more information or to register, please visit  www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/

For the Facebook event page,  click here
Senior Spring Fling
Wednesday, May 16
10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Youth and Family Services
4912 Nantucket Road

 Welcome to all City of College Park residents 62 and older! Meet and chat with your neighbors while listening to music, playing games or noshing on some refreshments.

Also learn more about City Senior Services and social activities!

For more information or to RSVP by May 11, please call City of College Park Senior Services at 301.345.8100.
Third Thirsty Thursday Wednesday
Wednesday, May 16
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
College Park Aviation Museum
$12/Advance, $15/Door

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

This month's event will be held at the College Park Aviation Museum as part of their Windsock Arms Happy Hour May Mashup Edition with Preservation Maryland on Wednesday, May 16. Appetizers and drinks (including a special Red Phoenix cocktail) will be served by Geppetto Catering. Limited walk-in space, reserve by May 14! This event is for ages 21 & over only. People may RSVP by calling 301-864-5316 or e-mailing Chelsea.Dorman@ pgparks.com .
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.
Meetings at a Glance
City of College Park Mayor and Council Notice of Meetings
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Worksession
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Regular Meeting 
  • Public Hearing on Ordinance 18-O-04
  • Public Hearing on Ordinance 18-O-05
  • FY2019 Budget Adoption
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