Council Updates & Events (October, 2017)
Department of Public Works & Transportation

The temperature is shifting outside and Winter will be here before you know it!

Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker and Darrell B. Mobley, Director of the Prince George's County Department of Public Works and Transportation encourage residents to attend one of the upcoming Prince George's County 2017-2018 Snow Summits, taking place throughout the County.

Thursday, October 23, 2017 
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Harmony Hall Regional Center
10701 Livingston Road
Fort Washington, MD 20744

Get answers to your snow related questions and speak with representatives from the following agencies:

* - Department of Public Works and Transportation 
* - Office of Emergency Management 
* - Department of Health and Human Services 
* - Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement 
* - Police/Fire Department 
* - Office of Community Relations 
* - Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission 
* - State Highway Administration 
* - BGE 

LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE! For additional information and to RSVP, call 301.883.5600 or email You can also follow Department of Public Works and Transportation on Twitter at @PGCountyDPWT.

*A copy of this year's Snow Summit presentation can be found by visiting the following weblink:

Can't attend any of the upcoming Snow Summits?  Make plans to attend the Department of Public Works and Transportation's 4th annual Open House!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
11:00am - 2:00pm

8400 D'Arcy Road
Forestville, Maryland 20747

By attending the DPW&T Open House, you will be able to:

  • Talk to transit, roadway and project experts about issues of interests to your community;
  • Learn about County efforts in ares such as pedestrian safety, bus services, road maintenance and snow removal;
  • Meet and interact with state and local elected officials;
  • Network informally with other community, civic and HOA leaders;
  • Visit the Farmer's Market - Locally Grown Fare.

For further information or questions, please contact Paulette Jones at (301)883-5600 or send your inquiries via email to

Department of the Environment

Join the Prince George's County Department of the Environment for the 2017 Green Summit, a  FREE one-day event designed to engage, promote and empower action for environmental initiatives and sustainability practices in our County.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
8:30am - 5:30am

Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex
7007 Bock Road
Ft. Washington, Maryland 20744

Attend workshop sessions geared towards topics including  environmental justice, stormwater, green promotion and healthy living.

To register, please visit the official Eventbrite weblink: You can also follow Department of Public Works and Transportation on Twitter at @PGCSprout.

The Maryland-National Capital Park Police is providing a safe, convenient, and responsible way for disposing of  your prescription drugs through the Prescription Drug Take Back Program.

With this program, you CAN dispose of:
  • Prescription and over the counter medications
  • Tablets and capsules
  • Pet medications

You MAY NOT drop off and try to dispose of:
  • Intervenous Solutions
  • Alcohol or illicit drugs
  • Needles, injectables and syringes (i.e. EpiPens)
  • Aerosols, or iodine-containing medications

You may drop your items off at the following locations (dates and times included):

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Laurel Beltsville Senior Activity Center ⠀
7120 Contee Road
Laurel, Maryland 20707
10:00am - 1:00pm

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex⠀
8001 Sherriff Road
Landover, Maryland 20785⠀
(10am-1pm, 10/25; 10am-2pm, 10/28)

No registration required. For more information, please contact Lt. G. Ford at 240-417-5005 or
Cpl. R. Green at 240-876-1661.

County Government Resources

Please be advised that  Prince George's County government offices, with the exception of public safety agencies, will be closed on 
Friday, November 10, 2017 in observance of Veterans Day.

The following facilities and services provided by the PGC Department of the Environment will be closed, suspended or modified on Friday, November 10, 2017.

* - Animal Services Facility (3750 Brown Station Road)

* - Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill
* - Brown Station Road Public Convenience Center
** - Electronics Recycling Acceptance Site
(Located at the Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill) < - **Thursday, Friday and Saturday only
** - Household Hazardous Waste Acceptance Site
(Located at the Brown Station Road Sanitary
Landfill) < - **Thursday, Friday and Saturday only
* - Missouri Avenue Solid Waste Acceptance and Recycling Center
* - Prince George's County Yard Waste Composting Facility
* - Prince George's County Materials Recycling Facility
(1000 Ritchie Road)

* - Bulky Trash Collection (by appointment only)
(Collections will resume on Monday, November 13, 2017)
* - Trash Collection in County-Contracted Areas
(Regular Friday collections occur on November 10, 2017)
* - Curbside Recycling Collection
(Regular Friday collections occur on November 10, 2017)
* - County Yard Trim Collections
(Regular collections occur on Monday, November 6, 2017)

Other Government Office Closures include:
* - TheBus, under the administration of the Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPWT), will operate a regular route service on Friday, November 10, 2017 except for Route 51 which serves County government buildings. Regular service on Route 51 will resume on Monday, November 13, 2017. 
* - The County's Call-A-Bus service, including senior transportation services, will not operate on Friday, November 10, 2017. Regular operations resume on Monday, November 13, 2017.

The Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2017.   Regular business hours will resume on Monday, November 13, 2017.

Prince George's CountyClick 3-1-1 will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2017 and will resume regular operations on Monday, November 13, 2017. However, residents can still submit service/issue requests online at

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The Prince George's County Council recently proposed legislation to amend the powers of the County's Nuisance Abatement Board, created for residents that experience within a 1-year period on the same property two or more occurrences of disorderly acts that disturb the public peace such as:  
  • Gatherings for which admission/entry fees, cover charges, ticket sales, food or beverage sales or adult entertainment charges (prostitution, human trafficking) result in personal profit to the homeowner or organizer; or
  • Gatherings for the purpose of illegally administering a controlled substance, illegal criminal gang activity or activities which endanger the health, life, or safety - or obstruct the quiet enjoyment and reasonable use - of property or persons in a particular area, and are reported to local, state or County agencies with the authority to cite for non-compliance activity per the County Code. 
The board is responsible for addressing complaints which allege that any premises constitute a public nuisance.  Upon receipt of such allegation, the board shall give notice and an opportunity for a hearing to determine whether a public nuisance exists.  The following Council Bills provide detailed summaries regarding the proposed amendments, along with the establishment of an administrative board to streamline the process for code enforcement violations.

Council Bill 63 2017 (CB-63-2017) is designed to amend the powers and duties of the Nuisance Abatement Board by authorizing the Board to enforce civil violations, and preside over administrative hearings pursuant to Subtitle 13, Division 12 (Notice Concerning Residential or Commercial Property Subject to Foreclosure) is of the Prince George's County Code.  Amendments to Section 14-173 of the County Code include  full authority to enforce the provisions of Subtitle 13, Division 15 (implementation of procedures for issuance and enforcement of citation, for the adjudication of contested citations, enforcement of any abatement order) of the Prince George's County Code, including any rules and regulations adopted under them, the hearing of complaints which allege that any premises constitute a public or neighborhood nuisance and providing notice with an opportunity for a hearing to determine whether a public or neighborhood nuisance exists in the  premises to the owner, lessor, lessee, mortgagor, and mortgagee of the premises.

Council Bill 64 2017 (CB-64-2017) would add Division 15 to Subtitle 13 of the County Code.  Division 15 would establish provisions for the administrative hearing board.  This Bill, modeled after Baltimore City's Environmental Control Board, is intended to reduce the District Court docket and send the minor property standard violation through the Administrative Hearing Board.  Currently, the process takes in excess of nine months to get to an adjudication in Court.  Here, the administrative hearing board would hear the minor property cases within ninety days.

Public hearings on both bills are scheduled to be discussed on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 10:30am, at the County Administration Building (14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772) or via live stream at  

View the County Council's discussion of the proposed legislation in the Council video archives:

(10/23/17, 7pm-9pm)


The Prince George's County Council invites you to an education town hall meeting for an update on key initiatives for Prince George's County Public Schools.

Monday, October 23, 2017 
7:00pm - 9:00pm 

County Administration Building 
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive 
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772 

Guest speakers include Prince George's County Public Schools Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell and Dr. Segun C. Eubanks, Board of Education Chairman.

Learn more about: 
  • The Continuous Business Process Improvement Study and actions to address findings and recommendations from the recently completed Performance Audit Report. 
  • The Capital Improvement Program and the priority of projects approved by the Board of Education. 
  • The Comprehensive Maintenance Plan, a strategic plan for maintaining school facilities.  

For those who are unable to attend the meeting, live streaming capabilities will be available at .

Attend A Local 
Public Hearing on the Baltimore Washington Superconducting 
MAGLEV Project (10/24/17)


The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) are in the early stages of preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to study the feasibility and potential impacts of a new high-speed rail system.  The high-speed, superconducting magnetic levitation (SCMAGLEV) system is proposed by a private company, Baltimore Washington Rapid Rail (BWRR). The SCMAGLEV system would operate between Washington, D.C., and B altimore, Maryland, with a stop at BWI Marshall Airport.

The Maryland Department of Transportation  Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) invites constituents to attend, discuss, and provide comment on the project with SCMAGLEV team members at any of the upcoming Open House meetings.

At the meetings, you can review and comment on the:
  • Preliminary alternatives screening analysis results
  • Overview of alternatives recommended for detailed study
  • Technology and engineering features
  • Preliminary station information
A short presentation and video will begin approximately 30 minutes into the open house style meeting and continue playing throughout. The Project Team will also be available to answer questions as you review maps and other project materials.

Make plans to attend the final hearing in North County, where attendees will receive detailed materials and information on the project.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Laurel High School (Cafeteria)
8000 Cherry Lane
Laurel, MD 20707
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Constituents are welcome to provide their input and are encouraged to identify/discuss project-related issues throughout the planning process. If you are unable to attend one of the meetings, please submit comments at any time through the website,, which will be updated to include all of the meeting materials.

Residents may link to the County Council's discussion with SCMAGLEV team members representatives during this week's Council session by visiting the following weblink:

Resident Input Is Requested 
(Prince George's County 
Comprehensive Housing Strategy)!

Prince George's County has a vision to be a community of choice for families, businesses, and workers in the region.  Affordable, high-quality, housing options-for a range of income levels, preferences, and phases of life-play a critical role in achieving this vision.  With a growing population, new housing developments and expanding employment opportunities, it is imperative that we factor in the needs of both existing and future residents, so that Prince  George's County continues to be a great place to live, work, and play.

THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN!  The county invites residents, government, business and faith-based community leaders to attend the second in a series of public meetings regarding the County's Comprehensive Housing Strategy.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Central High School
200 Cabin Branch Road
Capitol Heights, Maryland 20743

Make plans to be a part of the discussion, share your knowledge of local concerns and ideas to make our County a community of choice. For more information about how to get involved with the Comprehensive Housing Strategy, visit

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14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772