WEEKLY BULLETIN | June 8, 2018
To celebrate Pride Week, City Hall displayed the Pride Flag on City Hall this past week.
Business and Development News in the City
The quarterly Business Beat and Development Update are out now!

Check them out here:
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.
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!
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!
Office of the City Manager
For Comcast cable s ubscribers, there were audio issues with the last two live broadcasts of the City's Mayor and Council Meetings. Comcast technicians thought the problem was fixed after the first incident but the audio stopped working again. City staff have met with Comcast, and will meet again next week to diagnose the Comcast equipment and permanently fix the problem. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.
Department of Public Works
Department crews are working diligently on more than 150 bulk pickups and move-outs this week. 

Crews have been scrubbing and cleaning all concrete decks of the Downtown Parking Garage this past week and work will continue next week.

The Department recently re-painted the wood on the pedestrian benches along the north side of Knox Road, east of Baltimore Ave.

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

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. Please see our website or call Brenda Alexander for more information.

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
May 25 - 31, 2018
5/25 Contract officer responded to a call for service for a domestic dispute in the 4500 block of 50 th Avenue. One party was in violation of a protective order and was placed under arrest and transported to DOC for processing. 

5/26 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Edmonston Road and Knoxville Road. 4 warning citations were issued. (All violators were city residents)

5/29 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 5200 block of Campus Drive. (44 citations were issued as the officer was operating the portable “Mobile Camera.”

5/29 Contract officer was conducting a premise check on a vacant house in the 9900 block of 52 nd Place when he observed a vehicle (No lights on) occupied by 3 individuals parked in front of the residence. A traffic stop was conducted as the vehicle left. A field interview was conducted and one of the occupants admitted to knowing the house was vacant. They were warned and sent on their way.   

5/29 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. 

5/30 Contract officer conducted a traffic stop in the 5200 block of Mineola Road for a minor infraction. The officer discovered the occupants to be in possession of marijuana (31.56 grams) and issued a criminal and civil citation for possession of marijuana. 
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 32
Warnings: 78
Equipment Repair Orders: 19
Distracted Driving Citations: 2
Parking Citations: 0
Field Observation Report: 5
Youth Field Observation Report: 0
Citations in Lieu of Arrest: 1
Civil Citation: 1
Criminal Arrests: 1
DWS Arrest: 0
DWI Arrest: 0
Warrant Arrest: 0
Premise Checks: 18
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: 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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