WEEKLY BULLETIN | January 7, 2022
Public Safety Committee Meetings
Monday, January 10, 2022 | Virtual | 7:30 p.m.

Please join City Elected Officials, Police, Department of Public Services staff, and your neighbors from all around the City, for an informative monthly community meeting. This meeting takes place every second Monday of the month via zoom. Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/96168994626.

This community meeting will discuss City-wide crime statistics, recent incidents of public interest, neighborhood watch tips, and special public safety related topics.

To facilitate City-wide participation, these will be virtual meetings that you may join in from your home. Please invite your neighbors so that this useful information may be shared throughout the City.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Prince George's Home Ownership Preservation Program

The Prince George's Home Ownership Preservation Program (PGHOPP), launched last November, can provide up to $30,000 to homeowners for health, safety, energy efficiency, and accessibility repairs in qualified, owner-occupied homes. Households under 50% of the area median income (AMI) can receive up to $50,000 in services. There are income, location, and eligibility requirements. DHCD has partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Metro Maryland to implement this program in the County’s qualified census tract areas with special emphasis on homes within one mile of a future Purple Line transit stop. For more information, visit:
Maryland Homeowner Assistance Fund

Yesterday, the State announced the $248 million Maryland Homeowner Assistance Fund. It will be administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) to support mortgage relief, home repairs, housing counseling, and legal services. For program details, visit: http://homeownerassistance.maryland.gov.

US 1 at Hotel Drive Pedestrian Detour Notice

A crosswalk detour on Baltimore Avenue/US 1 at Hotel Drive is planned to begin next week (on or about January 10, 2022), and reopen on or about Monday, January 24, 2022 weather permitting. For more information, visit: https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=319.
COVID-19 Update

During the winter season, help protect yourself and loved ones while still performing daily routines by continuing to wear proper fitting masks indoors, washing hands often, and maintaining at least six feet in physical distance. One of the best ways to protect yourself and others is to get a COVID-19 vaccine and/or a booster as soon as possible. Vaccines are available for anyone 5 and up; to find a vaccination clinic near you, visit: https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/pages/vaccine.


All City COVID-19 related updates will be available at www.collegeparkmd.gov/covid19. For more tips, and general guidance, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/celebrations.html
2021 ARPA Assistance Grants

The City has established two programs to assist businesses, non-profits, and residents address negative financial impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Rescue Program Act (ARPA) has provided funds that the City is using for these and many other projects. The goal of these programs is to help our residents, businesses and non-profits get back on their feet and better prepared to be financially successful in the future. For program information, including requirements and applications, please visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/arpa.

Have questions? Email arpa@collegeparkmd.gov with questions for any of the City's ARPA programs.
A WEEK IN REVIEW
Department of Public Works
Items available to purchase from the Department: 


Call 240-487-3590 for more information, or visit: www.colllegeparkmd.gov/products.
For any information related to refuse, recycling, or other Public Works related items, contact the Department at: 240-487-3590 or publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov.

For a list of changes to Special Collection Pickups, including Yard Waste and for information about the Bulk Trash Changes, please visit: www.collegeparkmd.gov/specialcollections.

The Department is located at 9217 51st Ave. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wood mulch is back in stock. All deliveries are finished for the season, but material is available year-round for pick up, Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Bring a shovel and containers and be prepared to dig.
Styrofoam Recycling

A temporary drop-off container will be at the entrance to Public Works for Styrofoam recycling. Bring in your holiday foam packaging to keep it out of the landfill.
Holiday Light Recycling

Holiday string lights, working or non-working, are accepted for recycling at MOM’s Organic Market, 9801 Rhode Island Avenue, College Park. The string lights are collected for recycling in December and the beginning of January.

Please remove lights from bags/packaging and place in designated holiday lights recycling bin located in the lobby when you enter MOM’s Organic Market.
Curbside Leaf Collection

Due to inclement weather, curbside leaf collection was suspended the week of January 3rd and leaves were not picked up. The forecasted temperature for the upcoming weekend and following week may cause further collection delays; DPW will reassess the feasibility of curbside leaf collection next week and update calendars accordingly. Click here for the most recent leaf calendar.
Updates During Winter Emergencies

The Department of Public Works plows and treats City maintained streets and City parking lots to clear snow and ice during winter storms. Public Works crews are staffed around the clock during snow emergencies to clear the 51 road miles of City streets. For questions, or to report a City road that hasn't been plowed, please contact the Department at 240-487-3590. 

Updates will be posted on the City’s website, all City social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and emailed (sign up here). 

Click here for helpful information on how the Department of Public Works handles snow plowing and road treatments throughout the City.
Noise and Nuisance Municipal Infractions
 
Information will be provided in the next Weekly Bulletin.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity

Information will be provided in the next Weekly Bulletin.
Monthly Public Safety Maps

For monthly Prince George's County Police public safety maps and statistical data for the City of College Park, visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/publicsafety.
CITY EVENTS AND RECREATION
Public Safety Committee Meetings
Monday, January 10, 2022 | Virtual | 7:30 p.m.

Please join City Elected Officials, Police, Department of Public Services staff, and your neighbors from all around the City, for an informative monthly community meeting. This meeting takes place every second Monday of the month via zoom. Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/96168994626.

This community meeting will discuss City-wide crime statistics, recent incidents of public interest, neighborhood watch tips, and special public safety related topics.

To facilitate City-wide participation, these will be virtual meetings that you may join in from your home. Please invite your neighbors so that this useful information may be shared throughout the City.
Please note that by participating in City events, you acknowledge and assume all risks and liabilities including possible exposure to illnesses, including but not limited to COVID-19. Masks and social distancing are strongly encouraged.
UPCOMING MEETINGS
Community Meetings
Note: These are not City meetings but have City staff or Contract Police as a host.
PGPD District 1 Coffee Club:
Webinar (every 2nd & 4th Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.)
Join by phone: 978- 990-5399, Meeting ID: 833 9609 4990, Password: 720306
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