WEEKLY BULLETIN | July 6, 2018
Thank you to all who came out to our fabulous Fourth of July Concert and Fireworks! We had a great time and hope you did as well. If you missed the fireworks, check out our Facebook page for the live-stream recording.
City Announces New Public Works Director
This past week, the City announced the appointment of Robert L. Marsili, Jr. as the new Director of Public Works. Congratulations to Robert! For the press release, please click here .
Road Resurfacing Notice
On or about Monday, July 9, NZI Construction Inc. (working for the City), will begin milling and resurfacing the following streets:
  • 53rd Avenue (between Edgewood Road and Lackawanna Street)
  • Davis Hall Driveway
  • Blackfoot Place (between Rhode Island Avenue and 51st Avenue)
  • Baltimore Avenue/Route One service road (between Carlton Terrace and Fordham Lane)

Emergency No Parking Signs will be posted by the contractor 48 hours prior to the start of construction. In permitted parking areas, parking restrictions will be eased for the duration of the construction activities. The project is expected to be completed by the end of August, if not sooner.
Welcome to the City!
Please help us welcome the newest members of the City of College Park team: Lasonya M. with Parking Enforcement, Julius A. with the Department of Public Works, Ana R. in Finance and Kacy R. in Planning, Community and Economic Development.

Welcome all, we're happy to have you aboard!
Cambria Suites Sidewalk
The sidewalk along Baltimore Avenue in front of Cambria Suites is scheduled to be opened to the public on Wednesday, August 1.
We're Hiring!
The City has several positions currently open, including Assistant Director of Public Works - Operations and Facilities, Mechanic and Social Coordinator. For details and to apply, click here.
City Hall Cashier Window Hours Extended this Saturday
The City Hall cashier windows will be open on Saturday, July 7 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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
Two, double-sided bulletin boards have been mounted; the first was installed at the entrance to the College Park Woods Neighborhood Park (9119 St. Andrews Place), and the second at Cherry Hill Neighborhood Park (4605 Kiernan Road) where it intersects with Park Drive.

Utility work along the Trolley Trail in the Berwyn and Lakeland neighborhoods is planned for the coming month. The starting date of this project has not been finalized; it will include the installation of a new overhead cable above the trail. This work will require the closure of the trail due to the quantity of equipment needed to install the new cable. The new cable will run from Greenbelt Rd to Berwyn House Rd. More information regarding this project will be released when details become available.

Backyard Composting Bins are still available to purchase for only $20 for City residents and $40 for non-residents. Contact the Department 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 mosquitoes. Spraying to control adult mosquitoes will continue 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.
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 22 - 28, 2018
6/24 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and Duke Street.  2 warnings were issued

6/24 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Hollywood Road and Rhode Island Avenue.  3 warnings citations were issued

6/25 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and DePauw Place.  1 citation and 2 warnings were issued

6/25 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and Duke Street.  2 citations and 2 warnings were issued

6/25 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 5100 and 5200 block of Campus Drive. (34 citations were issued as the officer was operating the portable “Mobile Camera.”

6/26 Contract officer conducted a traffic stop at Baltimore Avenue and College Avenue for a minor traffic violation. The driver was wanted on an outstanding warrant and was transported to DOC for processing. At processing it was discovered that the warrant was not active as the driver was released.

6/26 Contract officer responded to a call for service for a building explosion at 5000 Edgewood Road. No explosion but a grease fire in the venting system used for the oil fryer.

6/26 Contract officer conducted bike patrols throughout the city.

6/27 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 5100 and 5200 block of Campus Drive. (58 citations were issued as the officer was operating the portable “Mobile Camera.”

6/27 Contract officer responded with beat officers for a report of a citizen robbery in the 5100 block of College Avenue. Officer assisted with the perimeter and the search for the suspect.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 25
Warnings: 76
Equipment Repair Orders: 14
Distracted Driving Citations: 0
Parking Citations: 0
Field Observation Report: 0
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: 1
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
College Park Rain Barrel Sale
Saturday, July 14
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Department of Public Works -
9217 51st Ave

 The City of College Park, the City’s Committee for a Better Environment, the College Park City-University Partnership and the Prince George’s County Department of the Environment are holding a rain barrel sale. 

Rain barrels cost $67.50, and using the Prince George's County Rain Check Rebate, the only cost is for the gutter attachment! This discounted rate is only available until July 10, 2018 at 11:00 p.m. 

Purchased rain barrels can be picked up at the College Park Sustainability Expo on July 14, which will include a presentation and information about the Anacostia Watershed, the Prince George's County Rain Check Rebate Program, The City of College Park's Tree Canopy Program, and sustainable projects - and their benefits - for your home like rain barrels, rain gardens, green housekeeping and more!  https://collegeparkpartnership.org/sustainabilityexp

To Purchase your Rain Barrel:  www.rainbarrelprogram.org/collegepark

Pick up: Saturday, July 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Davis Hall, 9217 51st Avenue, College Park MD 20740
Night at the Movies
Friday, July 20
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Hollywood Neighborhood Park
9699 53rd Ave

 Come and join us for a fun and FREE Night at the Movies on Friday, July 20. 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, "Ferdinand the Bull" starring John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez and Daveed Diggs for enjoyment by all! Show-time is at sunset. 

There will also be a moon-bounce and a fun summer treat like sno-cones!

Sponsored by the City of College Park Recreation Board. 

For more information call 240-487-3570 or click here for the Facebook event page .
Meetings at a Glance
City of College Park Mayor and Council Notice of Meetings
  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Worksession
  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Regular Meeting 
  • Closed Session following the meeting to consider a matter that concerns a proposal for a business to locate in Prince George's County
  • Wednesday August 8, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Worksession
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