WEEKLY BULLETIN | April 29, 2022
Happy Arbor Day College Park! Today is the 150th Anniversary of Arbor Day and to celebrate, we planted two native trees (Common Hackberry and Black Tupelo) by the University of Maryland Child Development Center on Calvert Road. During the event, the City once again received its Tree City USA designation for the 33rd year!
Purple Line Construction Notice: Temporary Lane Closures on Route 1/Baltimore Avenue

Beginning on or about April 28, 2022, crews continue utility relocations at the intersection of Baltimore Avenue (US Route 1) and Rossborough Lane for approximately 3 weeks, weather permitting. Temporary lane closures on Baltimore Avenue (US Route 1) may occur between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and weekends, as needed.
North College Park Community Center Meeting
Thursday, May 12, 2022, 6.30 - 8pm

MNCPPC is hosting a community meeting for the North College Park Community Center Feasibility Study.

The purpose of the meeting is to share information about the study and seek public feedback on potential sites and design opportunities for developing the new recreational facility in North College Park.

To register for the event, please visit https://bit.ly/CommunityMeeting20740

More information about the North College Park Community Center Feasibility Study, along with the survey link can be found here.
ARPA Assistance Funding Awards

In March 2021, the U.S. Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). ARPA provides funding for many programs and services to residents and small businesses of College Park. The graph below will illustrate some of the uses and positive impact of ARPA funding in our community. 
COVID-19 At-Home Test Kit Distribution

Limited Number of Free COVID-19 At-Home Test Kits Available for City Residents
The City of College Park will begin distributing more than 1,000 at-home COVID-19 test kits to City residents in early February. If you are a City resident and would like a FREE COVID-19 At-Home Test Kit, you must fill out the reservation request form here. More details are available at https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=334.

More COVID-19 related updates are available at www.collegeparkmd.gov/covid19.
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. 
Smartleaf® Compost is SOLD OUT; Wood Mulch is still available!

To schedule a delivery (for an additional fee), call 240-487-3593. Material is available year-round until we sell out. 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. More information available at www.collegeparkmd.gov/gardens.
City Tree Programs
The City is gauging interest in a potentially new tree planting program for residents. If you are interested in having a tree planted on your property by a contractor, please complete the interest form on the City website in the trees section or click here. When filling out the form, select Tree Planting on residential property or contact horticulturist@collegeparkmd.gov
Spring is a Great Time to Plant Trees

If you are interested in having a street tree planted near the curb, reach out to horticulturist@collegeparkmd.gov.

Trees provide many benefits such as reduction of cooling and heating costs, interception of rainwater, increasing property values and improving air quality. The City offers a few ways to help.

The City has a program that provides for street tree planting in the right-of-way area, which includes the grass strip between the curb and sidewalk. College Park residents interested in requesting a tree can contact the horticulturist at 240-487-3595 or horticulturist@collegeparkmd.gov The location will be inspected to determine if it is suitable.

City of College Park property owners can apply for reimbursement of up to $150.00 annually, for approved tree(s) planted on their residential lot. The completed application should be sent to horticulturist@collegeparkmd.gov for review and approval. Click here for a link to the guidelines and application.

The City is responsible for tree maintenance of street trees in the rights-of-way, City maintained buildings and parks, and on public property. Trees on private property are the responsibility of the property owner.
Mosquito Control

Warm spring weather can cause mosquito larvae to become active, producing adult mosquitoes. The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) will begin applying mosquito larvicide control products to standing water in known breeding areas to prevent the development of larvae into biting adult mosquitoes.

West Nile and Zika virus are both transmitted by mosquitoes. To help control the mosquito population in your community, remember to tip anything that holds water on a weekly basis (birdbaths, old tires, plastic children’s toys, tarps, pet dishes etc.)

The adult spray portion of MDAs program is scheduled to start in late May/early June and run through September to trap and control mosquito populations. More information can be found on our website www.collegeparkmd.gov/insects#mosquitoes.
Request for Exemption from Adult Mosquito Control Services
Any resident who wishes to have his/her property frontage excluded from adult mosquito control pesticide applications by truck-mounted ultra-low volume (ULV) sprayers must fill out this exemption form annually and return it to:

Program Supervisor, Mosquito Control Section
50 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401
Noise and Nuisance Municipal Infractions
April 18 - 24, 2022
There were no municipal infraction issued for the violation of the Noise Ordinance, and none for Article I, 141-1 Danger to Public Safety/Health or Article II, 141-13 Unruly Social Gatherings.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
April 15 - 21, 2022
April 8 - 14, 2022
4/8 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) 5000 block of Berwyn Road. 7 warning citations were issued.

4/8 Contract officer conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle with loud exhaust at 8424 Baltimore Ave. The driver was issued 2 citations and 1 SERO. 

4/8 Contract officer conducted a traffic stop at 9098 Baltimore Ave. The driver bailed out of his vehicle and made good on his escape. The vehicle was recovered as it was reported stolen.

4/9 Contract officer was assigned to Rhode Island Ave and Fox Street to conduct cross walk enforcement. His license plate readers received an alert for a black Nissan Sentra that drove passed him with a suspended Maryland Tag. The tags were suspended for insurance and had a MVA pick up order issued.  Officers recovered less than 10 grams of marijuana and the driver license was suspended for DUI incident. The driver was also stopped 3 days prior (4/6/2022) and issued a suspended license citation through Rockville Police Department and was already aware his license was suspended. The driver was issued 9 Maryland Uniform Citations for the suspension of registration, insurance and license violations (4 Must Appear jailable citations included) and having a total fine of $870.00. The Defendant was also issued a Maryland Civil Citation for the Possession of Marijuana less than 10 grams. The vehicle was impounded.

4/9 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Berwyn Road at 49th Ave. 2 warning citations were issued.

4/12 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Edgewood Road and 51st Ave. 4 citations and 5 warning citations were issued.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 44
Warnings: 105
Equipment Repair Orders: 10
Distracted Driving Citations: 0
Parking Citations: 0
Field Observation Report: 3
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: 5
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 0
Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 22
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

Loud Exhaust Enforcement Stats:
Citations: 2
Warnings: 0
SERO's: 1
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.
Friday Night Live!
Friday, May 13, 2022 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm | City Hall Plaza

The City of College Park is hosting a series of concerts this summer and you are invited! Join us on the plaza at the new City Hall building on select Fridays for Friday Night LIVE! 

The events will feature a variety of musical genres and performers and will include something for everyone, music, food, beer, and entertainment. There will be children’s performers, activities and arts and crafts available for kids as well. 

Parking will be offered for free at the Downtown College Park parking garage at the corner of Yale and Knox.

For more information, please visit https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=357
Rabies & Microchip Clinic
Sunday, May 15, 2022 | 10am - 2pm | Davis Hall, 9217 51st Avenue

The City's Animal Control and Animal Welfare Committee are hosting a Rabies and Microchip Clinic for City pets.

Appointments are required - slots are individual, you can only register one animal per spot. Appointments are in 10 minute slots, and space is limited. All animals must be leashed or properly confined to a carrier. No walk-ins. City residents must be able to provide proof of residence to obtain free services.

For more information, please visit:
Public Safety Community Meetings
Monday, May 9, 2022 | 7:30 pm

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

This month's feature presentation:
William R. McGown, Operations Division Manager, Prince George’s County Public Safety Communications, will discuss 9-1-1 and non-emergency call taking processes and requirements
Bike to Work Day
Friday, May 20, 2022 | 6:30 - 8:30 am | City Hall Plaza

Bike to Work Day is an annual event held throughout the DC Metropolitan area to promote alternative commutes, environmental health, and bike safety in the community. Each year, the City’s pit stop attracts over 150 riders. This year’s event will be held on the morning of Friday, May 20, 2022. Bikers can join us at our new City Hall Plaza for a free t-shirt and refreshments before biking to work.

To register for the event, please visit https://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/register
Spring Clean-Up Saturdays
April 30 and May 21, 7:30 am - 12:00 noon
Department of Public Works, 9217 52st Avenue

The City's Department of Public Works facility will be open for City residents to drop off bulky trash, white goods, electronics recycling, brush, and yard trim. There are no fees for appliances or electronics, and bulk trash dropped off does not count toward your bulk trash amounts. You must be a resident of the City of College Park and bring proof of City residency to participate, although anyone can buy wood mulch during this event. Click here for more information about the clean-up events.

Bricks, concrete, rock, hazardous materials such as shingles, propane tanks, car batteries, paint, etc.

Wood mulch will also be available, you don’t need to be a resident in order to purchase. Wood mulch is $12.00 per cubic yard (Prices include tax).


  • Fluorescent light bulbs and tubes (small quantities) – must be intact. Includes LED lamps, U-shaped or circular fluorescent lamps, High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps, Ultra Violet (UV) lamps, Incandescent Bulbs, Halogen or Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL’s).

  • Household batteries for recycling (small quantities). This includes rechargeable batteries such as Li-Ion, Ni-Cd, Ni-MH, Ni-Zn; Single-use alkaline batteries such as AA, AAA, 9V, C, D button cell, and lithium primary. No damaged batteries; no automotive batteries.

  •  Block Styrofoam for recycling (coolers and large blocks of packing material).
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.
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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