WEEKLY BULLETIN | April 9, 2021
April Cleanup Saturdays 
April 10* & 24 from 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Department of Public Works, 9217 51st Avenue
*Yuck Old Paint Event is on Saturday, April 10th

Our spring cleanup days starts tomorrow! For details see below under events or visit: https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=236.
UMD Policing and Safety Survey

The Community Attitudes and Relations subcommittee is asking for your input to help better understand the community’s expectations and experiences with campus safety. Your participation will be used to help the University of Maryland College Park consider how best to create a physically and emotionally safe environment for all.

This survey involves a series of questions about campus safety, some of which are specifically about policing, and others of which ask you to think about safety more broadly. This survey should take about 15 minutes to complete. It is for members of the Greater College Park community. As area residents, your input is important to ensure a safe environment for everyone who visits the campus.

Please submit responses to the survey by April 12, 2021, at 5:00 pm. If you have questions about this survey, please contact Perla Guerrero (guerrero@umd.edu) or Tony Randall (jrandall@umd.edu), subcommittee chairs.
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.
Off-Leash Pets

A friendly reminder to all pet owners to use nearby dog parks for off-leash fun with your pets. Having a pet off-leash in any public area, or any private area (without specific permission), is a violation of City Code 102-3. Any animal found at-large may be picked up by the City’s Animal Control Officer, and owners may receive a written citation for the offense. We thank you for your cooperation in keeping your pets safe.
SCMAGLEV High-Speed Rail Project

The comment period for the Draft Programmatic Agreement (PA) for the Superconducting Magnetic Levitation (SCMAGLEV) High-Speed Rail Project has been extended to Monday, May 24, 2021.  

Earlier this month, FRA and MDOT MTA announced the schedule for the public hearings for the SCMAGLEV DEIS. The hearings will be held virtually in consideration of COVID-19 protocols, as follows:

•           Tuesday, April 6, 2021 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
•           Thursday, April 8, 2021 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
•           Saturday, April 10, 2021 – 10 a.m. to Noon, and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

More information on the virtual public hearings can be found here. A press release from MDOT detailing the comment period extension has been posted to the project website, here.  
Cherry Hill Road Water Main Replacement

Crews working for WSSC Water will be in your neighborhood soon to replace our aging pipes as part of our comprehensive water main replacement program. Construction to replace approximately 7,653 feet/1.42 miles of WSSC water mains is expected to begin on or about Wednesday, March 10, 2021 and be completed by January 2022, weather permitting. Final restoration of sidewalks, roadways and landscaping will take place within 90 days of construction completion. Projects completed during the winter months will be restored the following spring.
Please see the project map to view the streets where work will be taking place. A WSSC Water inspector will supervise the work, which is being performed by BA Construction, Inc. For more information, visit: https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=229.
Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will offer relief to landlords on behalf of renters and tenants experiencing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic through its third round of funding for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). The program opened Thursday, March 4, 2021. For more information visit: https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/3703/Emergency-Rental-Assistance-Program.
Maryland Economic Development Assistance Authority and Fund

With the passage of the RELIEF Act of 2021 by the Maryland General Assembly, new COVID-19 relief will soon be made available for certain Maryland businesses through the Maryland Department of Commerce.

Applications are not being accepted yet, however, businesses should be ready to apply once the time comes. The website will be updated as details about these Commerce programs become available.
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 have resumed for an additional fee. For more information on compost click here, or wood mulch click here. For further questions, or to place an order, please call 240-487-3590.
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.
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.
Tree Giveaway Day

Join us on Saturday, May 1 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 1500 trees in the City of College Park and surrounding areas, and giving away 500 to the local community.
Free Tree Giveaway

The Prince George's County Forestry Board is giving away free willow oak trees (1-2' whips) on Saturday, April 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Riverdale Park, 6602 Rhode Island Avenue and on Saturday, April 10 from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Prince George's County Soil Conservation Office, 5301 Marlboro Race Track Road, Upper Marlboro. The limit is two trees per family. Supplies are limited, so use this link to register: https://tinyurl.com/TreeGiveaway2.
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
March 29 - April 4, 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
March 26 - April 1, 2021
3/29 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9000 block of Baltimore Avenue and issued 20 “Mobile” Camera violations.

3/30 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9000 block of Baltimore Avenue and issued 54 “Mobile: Camera violations.

3/30 Contract officer conducted a premise check located in the 8600 block of Baltimore Avenue observed 4 persons smoking from a Hookah near the vacuum area of the facility. They were advised and SOW.

3/31 Contract officers responded to a call for service for the activation of a burglary alarm in the 7400 block of Baltimore Avenue. Once on the scene, officers determine the alarm was accidentally activated by the employee.

3/31 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Edgewood Road and 51st Avenue. 3 citations and 5 warnings were issued.
There were several premise checks conducted throughout the City.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 13
Warnings: 89
Equipment Repair Orders: 2
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: 28
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

The February 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.
April Cleanup Saturdays 
April 10* & 24 from 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Department of Public Works, 9217 51st Avenue
*Yuck Old Paint Event is on Saturday, April 10th

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.

Paint Event
Yuck old paint will be collected at $5 per can on Saturday, April 10. See below for details.

Yuck Paint Details:
  • Latex and oil paint only in any condition (no spray paint)
  • Paint must be in original containers. In order for the paint to be properly used, the contents on the inside must match the label on the outside.
Payment Terms:
  • Payment will be collected on-site in the form of cash, credit card, or check.
  • Residents pay $5/per can (quart, 1-gallon, 5-gallon bucket)
  • There is no limit on the number of households who want to participate, nor a limit on the number of cans per household. 
Community Police Meeting
When: 7:30 pm, Monday, April 12, 2021
Join by phone: 301-715-8592, Meeting ID: 863 9609 7322, Password: 464259

Please attend the "Community Police Meeting" on Monday, April 12, 2021, where we'll discuss the loud noise in the community. Additionally, we’ll also discuss the latest crime map and the Neighborhood Watch program. City staff, and experts on noise laws, plus our police officers, who often enforce these laws are expected to be in the meeting. Please join the conversation and share with your neighbors! Use this link to participate: http://b.link/CPCommunityPolice. Or dial in at 301-715-8592.
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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