WEEKLY BULLETIN | April 23, 2021
April Cleanup Saturday 
April 24 from 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Department of Public Works, 9217 51st Avenue

Our last spring cleanup day is tomorrow! For details see below under events or visit: https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=236.

Due to Covid-19 we were not able to have our annual Spencer Harris Awards Breakfast, but we did have a socially distanced presentation on April 16, 2021. The Department of Public Works and Public Services recognized employees with the following awards:

Spencer Harris Award:
Steven J.

Employee of the Year 2019:
Ray G.

Employee of the Quarter:
Ray G. Sept. 19
Frank P. Dec. 19
Vincent C. Dec. 19
Paula G. Sept. 20
Nicholas H. Sept. 20

Service Awards:
35 Years of Service
George S.  DPW    
Marvin J.   DPW

20 Years of Service
Richard C. DPW
Timothy P. DPW
David C. PS
Scott O. PS

15 Years of Service
David C. DPW
Rodney H. DPW
Timothy K. DPW
Morris R. DPW
Antonio S. DPW
Liza L. DPS

10 Years of Service
Arturo L. DPW
Deborah M. PS
5 Years of Service
Kevin W.   DPW
Deena F.   DPS  
David K.    DPS

2 Years of Service 
Frank P. DPW
Nicholas H. DPW  
Gerver M. DPW  
Donna J.  DPW  
Edgar A.   DPW
Corey H.   DPW
Carlos P.   PS
James E. YFS
Tree Giveaway Day

Join us on Saturday, May 1 from 9 a.m. - 1p.m. at the College Park Airport (1909 Corporal Frank Scott Drive) as MNCPP-C, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George's County gives away trees to the community. As a part of its conservation commitment, College Park Airport and College Park Aviation Museum are planting more than 1,500 trees in the City of College Park and surrounding areas, and giving away 500 to the local community. The event focus is Trees For Tomorrow. Tree species available include Flowering Dogwood, Black Gum & White Oak. The trees will be in 5 - 7 gallon containers, which are easily transportable.
WMATA Encourages Green/Yellow Line Riders to Plan Ahead for Track Work in May

Metro is reminding Green and Yellow line customers to plan ahead for scheduled track work May 1 through May 9. That will require free shuttle buses to replace trains at four stations over one weekend and the weeklong closure of West Hyattsville.

The work will occur during the previously scheduled May 1-2 weekend shutdowns of West Hyattsville, Prince George's Plaza, College Park-U of MD, and Greenbelt, and during the week of May 3 through May 9, when West Hyattsville will be closed. The FEMA Community Vaccination Center at Greenbelt will remain open during this time. For more information, visit: https://www.wmata.com/service/rail/PlatformProject/Project-Updates.cfm.
Former Stone Straw Industrial Property Meeting Update

Information from the meeting held on April 5, 2021 on the future of the Former Stone Straw Industrial Property is now available online. To see the slides presented, answers to the many questions asked, and public comments, visit: https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/159/Planning-Community-Development.
Mayor's Water Challenge

Join Mayor Wojahn in reducing water consumption and energy usage in the month of April and help win the title of the “Most Water Wise” in the nation. You not only help our planet, but if the City of College Park wins, you are entered to win great prizes. Learn more at Mywaterpledge.com.
City Updates During COVID-19

Summary of current COVID-19 requirements:

Click here to review a quick summary of current COVID-19 requirements from the State of Maryland and Prince George’s County. This is not a comprehensive list, but is meant to be used as a guide to help all College Park residents understand the requirements, how to report issues, and the enforcement of those requirements.
Department of Public Works
Items available to purchase from the Department: 

Click for more information, or visit: www.colllegeparkmd.gov/products.
SMARTLEAF® Compost & Wood Mulch:

Compost is $28.00 per cubic yard, and wood mulch is $12.00 per cubic yard. Material may be picked up Mon.-Fri. between 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Deliveries can be arranged for an additional fee - click here to place an order. For more information on compost click here, or wood mulch click here. For further questions, please call 240-487-3593.
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 Pilot Program, please visit: www.collegeparkmd.gov/specialcollections.

The Department is located at 9217 51st Ave. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Free Seed Packs from The National Park Service:
Fill out the online form to receive a free seed pack of either Black-Eyed Susan’s or Butterfly Milkweed. It's a great way to help round out your flower beds, as well as help out the local honeybee and butterfly populations
For more details, visit: https://altnps.org/seed-packs.
College Park Tree Programs

Would you like a street tree planted in the right of way in front of your home? Spring tree plantings are being planned. If you are interested, please reach out to balexander@collegeparkmd.gov.

Why plant trees on your property? Trees provide many benefits for homeowners, including interception of rain water and reduction of storm water runoff, reducing residential cooling & heating costs, carbon sequestration, and increasing property values (just to name a few). For more information, visit: www.collegeparkmd.gov/trees.

Click here for the Urban Forest Protection recommendations from the Tree and Landscape Board.
Mosquito Control

From late May/early June through September, the City cooperates with the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) to identify and control mosquito populations with spraying and larvaciding. More information can be found on our website at www.collegeparkmd.gov/pets#mosquito.
Residents can request exclusion from the adult spray program by completing this exemption form and returning it to: Program Supervisor, Mosquito Control Section, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Noise and Nuisance Municipal Infractions
April 12 - April 18, 2021
There was one municipal infraction issued for the Noise Ordinance and none issued for the Article I, 141-1 Danger to Public Safety/Health or Article II, 141-13 Unruly Social Gatherings.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
April 9 - April 15, 2021
4/9 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Edgewood Road and 51st Avenue. 1 citation and 3 warnings were issued.

4/13 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9000 block of Baltimore Avenue and issued 25 “Mobile” Camera violations.

4/13 Contract officer assisted the on duty beat officers with a critical missing 84 year old male in the 4700 block of Berwyn House Road. Contract officer located the missing person near the College Park Firehouse.

4/13 Contract officer conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle with loud exhaust in the 4800 block of Greenbelt Road. Citation issued.

There were several premise checks conducted throughout the City.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 8
Warnings: 90
Equipment Repair Orders: 1
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: 15
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 0
Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 64
Downtown Area Pedestrian Citations: 0
Berwyn-Lakeland Pedestrian Warnings: 0
Berwyn-Lakeland Pedestrian Citations: 0
North College Park Pedestrian Warnings: 0
North College Park Pedestrian Citations: 0
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.
April Cleanup Saturday 
April 24 from 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Department of Public Works, 9217 51st Avenue

The City of College Park’s Department of Public Works will be open for residents to bring bulk trash, appliances, metals, electronics for recycling, brush and yard waste, household batteries (limit 10 batteries, no automotive); light bulbs (limit 4); and fluorescent tubes (limit 2) and block Styrofoam. All appliance, TV and monitor fees will be waived during this event. Proof of residency is required. 

1 Cubic Yard of Compost free to City residents during the cleanup event. DPW will load trucks and trailers, or bring a shovel and bags or containers and be prepared to shovel your own compost.
Arbor Day Celebration

Join the City on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in celebrating Arbor Day as we plant an evergreen tree in James Adams Park (Intersection of Berwyn House Road & Rhode Island Avenue). Registration is required as attendance is limited. RSVP at eventbrite.com/e/151701494253.
Bike to Work Day

The 20th Anniversary of the Washington, DC region’s Bike to Work Day is coming up on Friday, May 21, 2021. Take a break from work and bike to the pit stop at Duvall Field to pick up your free t-shirt. The first 15,000 people to register and arrive at a pit stop by bike will receive a free t-shirt. To register, please visit https://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/register.
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

Community Police Meeting:
Webinar (every 2nd Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m.)
Join by phone: 301-715-8592, Meeting ID: 828 5917 0824, Password: 241758
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