The College Park City FC (Football Club) remains undefeated! The City played the University of Maryland Student Government Association last Sunday in a friendly game of soccer. The City won 4-0; it was a great game with some real talent on the field!
Pet Microchip Clinic
On May 13 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!
53rd Avenue - Construction Notification 
This past week, NZI Construction Inc., working for the City, began replacing curbs, sidewalk sections, and driveway aprons along 53rd Avenue between Edgewood Road and Lackawanna Street. Following the completion the concrete work the road will be milled and resurfaced. The entire project is expected to be completed by the end of August. Door hangers were distributed to each of the affected properties on 53rd Avenue on April 26.
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.
5th Annual College Park 5k
On Saturday, May 5 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., runners will make their way around a five-kilometer (3.1 mile) course around downtown College Park, Calvert Hills, and Old Town, starting and ending at City Hall. This race welcomes participants of all ages and abilities and will feature a special start for runners with strollers, walkers, and families. Free parking is available at the Downtown College Park Garage.

For more information or to register, please  click here .
Office of the City Manager
On May 2, the City Manager, the Director of Human Resources and other City officials attended the COG 2018 Chief Administrative Officers Leadership Retreat on advancing racial equity and the role of government. This interactive workshop led by the Government Alliance on Race and Equity provided strategies that government leaders could take back to their jurisdictions.
Department of Planning, Community and Economic Development
On May 9 at 7:00 pm at Davis Hall, there will be a follow-on meeting to discuss the Rhode Island Avenue Protected Bike Lane Project. Comments and concerns from the first meeting will be reviewed and a preferred option will be presented for 30% design.

The Prince George’s County Council announced the dates of three upcoming Council of the Whole Work Sessions where they will be taking public comment on legislation associated with the proposed new Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Regulations and Comprehensive Zoning Map Amendment. The first Work Session is on May 14 at 7:00 pm at the County Administration Building with more to follow on July 10 at 7:00 pm and July 17 at 2:00 pm.  A new Zoning Ordinance Re-write portal has been established at  https://pgccouncil.us/589/Zoning-Ordinance-Rewrite-Portal  
Rhode Island Avenue Protect Bike Lane Project Follow-Up Meeting
May 9, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Davis Hall, Department of Public Works
9217 51st Ave
Department of Public Works
The DPW Fleet Garage Solar Panel Project is 99% complete. All equipment is installed and has been checked for proper operations. We are waiting on the final electrical inspection next week and for Pepco to change the meter to a net meter for solar energy production.

The RFP for the Old Parrish House Historic Window Repair Project is being advertised.

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.

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
  • 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. 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.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
April 20 - 26, 2018
4/20 Contract officer conducted pedestrian enforcement at Baltimore Avenue and Navahoe Street after receiving a complaint. 32 citations and 5 warnings were issued for "jay walking".

4/20 Contract officer conducted pedestrian enforcement at the 8100 block of Baltimore Avenue after receiving a complaint. 5 citations and 11 warnings were issued for "jay walking".

4/21 Contract officer on routine patrol observed a suspicious person and conducted a field interview. The suspicious person received a criminal citation for possessing "false Identification".

4/21 Contract officer participated in the community event (church) at 4700 Cherokee Street.

4/21 Contract officer conducted pedestrian enforcement at 8100 block of Baltimore Avenue after receiving a complaint. 8 citations and 3 warnings were issued for "jay walking".

4/21 Contract officer on routine patrol observed a male in possession of an open alcohol beverage at Knox Road and Dickenson Ave. The subject was issued a criminal citation and a student referral was submitted.

4/21 Contract officer on routine patrol observed a male in possession of an open alcohol beverage at College Avenue and Dickenson Avenue. The subject was issued a criminal citation.

4/22 Contract officer observed a homeless male (sleeping) in the parking garage and sent him on his way.

4/23 Contract officer located an unconscious male suffering from a heroin overdose in the 8100 block of Baltimore Ave. A 2nd victim was located 20 minutes later in the same vicinity. Both victims were transported to the hospital by EMS.

4/23 Contract officer located a pan handler at Rhode Island Avenue and Rt. 193 and conducted a field interview. The subject was SOW.   
4/24 Contract officer was returning from court (Hyattsville) when he observed a traffic violation. The vehicle was stopped at Baltimore Avenue and Beechwood Road. The vehicle was using a Texas one trip tag (in violation) of MD law. The driver was found to be impaired by alcohol and was placed under arrest and transported to DOC for processing. The driver additionally received several other citations.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 90
Warnings: 140
Equipment Repair Orders: 17
Distracted Driving Citations: 1
Parking Citations: 0
Field Observation Report: 5
Youth Field Observation Report: 0
Citations in Lieu of Arrest: 3
Civil Citation: 0
Criminal Arrests: 0
DWS Arrest: 0
DWI Arrest: 1
Warrant Arrest: 0
Premise Checks: 3
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 1
Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 30
Downtown Area Pedestrian Citations: 5
North College Park Pedestrian Warnings: 57
North College Park Pedestrian Citations: 36
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 .
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 8, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Regular Meeting 
  • Public Hearing on Ordinance 18-O-03, the FY2019 Budget Ordinance
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Worksession
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