WEEKLY BULLETIN | April 3, 2020
ANNOUNCEMENTS
City Updates During COVID-19

On Monday March 30, Governor Hogan issued an executive order that included a Stay at Home directive effective at 8:00 p.m. The order states that residents must stay at home unless leaving for an essential job or reason, such as obtaining food or medicine, seeking urgent medical attention, or for other necessary purposes ( more information can be found here ). In response to and in compliance with this executive order, the City will be taking further action to protect the health and safety of its staff and residents.
 
The website has been updated to include information about City parks and services, as well as a resource directory of essential businesses that are currently open: Click here for more information. 
Count Me in College Park!

The Census is adjusting operations due to COVID-19 and is asking students in universities that are temporarily closed due to the virus to count themselves based on where they live and sleep most of the year. For college students living off-campus, you should be counted at your College Park address, not your parent’s home. You can respond online at   https://my2020census.gov/  using your address. You do not need the code from the Census Bureau letter in the mail. You can also call 1-844-330-2020 to respond by phone. University students living on campus or in University-sponsored housing will be counted administratively by group quarters and do not need to take action.  

The City of College Park urges all households to fill out the form online, over the phone, or by mail. For more information, click  https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/census2020  or contact the Planning Department at 240-487-3541.
VeoRide Temporary Service Changes

VeoRide’s shared bikes and scooters are still operational in the City of College Park. A no-ride zone has been implemented on campus temporarily due to the University of Maryland transitioning to online classes. Micro-mobility can serve as an alternative to other forms of public transportation and there are some steps you can take to protect yourself:

  1. Wipe down any shared surface with disinfectant before and after taking a ride
  2. Wash your hands with soap before and after taking a ride
  3. Consider wearing gloves as a precaution
Resource Director of Essential Businesses Open
To see which essential businesses are open, please visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/covid19#openbusinesses . The list is continually updated and subject to change. If you are a business that needs to update their information, please email planner@collegeparkmd.gov .
Celebrating Women's History

In honor of Women’s History Month, the City honors those women who served or are currently serving on the City’s Council. We thank them for their contributions to our City and look forward to the many years of continued female leadership! Learn more at www.collegeparkmd.gov/about#womenshistory
Purple Line Construction Updates
For all Purple Line updates, please visit www.purplelinemd.com/construction/construction-updates .
A WEEK IN REVIEW
Department of Public Works
Special/Bulk trash and brush collections have been suspended until further notice.

The Department's April Cleanup Saturdays have been cancelled, including document shredding.

Delivery and pick-up services have been suspended for the City’s SMARTLEAF® Compost and Wood Mulch products.
For any information related to refuse, recycling, or other Public Works related items, contact the Department at: 240-487-3590 or

The Department is located at 9217 51st Ave. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Temporary Drop Off Location for College Park Residents Only

While collections are suspended, Public Works will have a roll-off container in the public parking lot next to the Food Scrap Drop Off at Davis Hall (9217 51st Avenue) for residents to bring their bulk trash during business hours: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Monday – Friday, proof of residency is required. There will also be a drop off box for electronic recycling at the entrance to Davis Hall. 
Yard Waste

During April only, soft yard waste and woody yard waste will be collected on your regularly scheduled trash collection day.

All material must be properly prepared for collection. No large pick-ups at this time.

  • How to properly prepare your material for collection:
  • Separate soft material from woody material.
  • Use paper yard waste bags, the beige yard waste cart, or personal reusable containers* for either type of material. *Personal containers must have a yellow City yard waste sticker.
  • Bundle and tie woody yard waste with string or biodegradable strapping (if not placed in a container). Bundles should be less than 5 feet long and weight less than 75 pounds.
  • Place at the curb by 7:00 am on your scheduled day.
  • Do not use plastic bags, or City issued refuse or recycling carts, or it will not be collected.
Noise and Nuisance Municipal Infractions
March 23 - March 29, 2020
There were no Municipal Infractions issued for the Noise or Nuisance (Unruly Social Gathering) Ordinances.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
March 20 - March 26, 2020
3/20 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) at Greenbelt Road and 49th Avenue. 134 citations were issued as the officer was operating the portable “Mobile Camera.”

3/22 Contract officers responded to a call for service in the 9500 block of Baltimore Avenue for the activation of the burglary alarm. Homeowner on scene as no crime was committed. 
  
3/22 Contract officer responded to a call for service for several theft from autos (inside parking garage) at 9600 Milestone Way. We assisted the beat officer.

3/23 Contract officers responded to a call for service for a domestic assault in the 4700 block Lakeland Road. The officer was assaulted by the suspect as the officer was attempting to place him under arrest for domestic assault. Transported to DOC for processing.

3/24 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9000 block of Baltimore Avenue. 46 citations were issued as the officer was operating the portable “Mobile Camera.”

3/25 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 4900 block Greenbelt Road. 25 citations were issued as the officer was operating the portable “Mobile Camera.”

3/26 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) at Greenbelt Road and Rhode Island Avenue. 5 citations were issued as the officer was operating the portable “Mobile Camera.”

3/26 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 4900 block of Greenbelt Road. 6 citations were issued as the officer was operating the portable “Mobile Camera.”

3/26 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9000 block of Baltimore Avenue. 5 citations were issued as the officer was operating the portable “Mobile Camera.”

3/26 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) at Greenbelt Road and 49th Avenue. 5 citations were issued as the officer was operating the portable “Mobile Camera.”

There were several premise checks conducted throughout the City.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations:10
Warnings:36
Equipment Repair Orders: 0
Distracted Driving Citations: 0
Parking Citations: 0
Field Observation Report: 1
Youth Field Observation Report: 0
Citations in Lieu of Arrest:0
Civil Citation: 0
Criminal Arrests: 1
DWS Arrest: 0
DWI Arrest: 0
Warrant Arrest: 0
Premise Checks: 7
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 0
Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 0
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
The January maps are now available. 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
April Cleanup Saturdays & Shredding Event - CANCELLED

 

Parks and Playgrounds

All City Playgrounds are closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Gathering in parks is also discouraged to comply with the stay-at-home Executive Order issued by Governor Hogan.

Arbor Day Celebration

The City’s Arbor Day celebration scheduled for April 30th has been postponed until fall. A new date will be selected and advertised at a future time.


UPCOMING MEETINGS
Community Meetings
Note: These are not City meetings but have City staff or Contract Police as a host.
District 1 Coffee Club: TBD
Community Police Meeting: TBD
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