WEEKLY BULLETIN | August 13, 2021
Free Summer Parking at the City's Downtown Garage - until August 22!

The City of College Park is currently offering free summer parking at the City’s Downtown Garage all-day Saturdays and Sundays and weekday evenings after 5:00 p.m. Hurry, this promotion ends on August 22, 2021! Visit your favorite Downtown College Park restaurant or business this summer!
Summer Reading Program

The 2021 Summer Reading Program was originally planned as a day camp that would provide in-person reading instruction to elementary school children from College Park. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the regular program is unable to operate this summer. In lieu of the day camp, the 2021 Summer Reading Program will continue to support children’s summer reading skills virtually instead by providing access to books in print and online.

To participate, you will need to register your child(ren) here. Participation is limited to students who reside within the City of College Park. Materials will be provided while supplies last between July 19 and August 6, 2021 and are on a first come, first serve basis. Proof of residency may be required. Support to participating students will be provided by Dr. Ayanna Baccus, Reading Specialist from the University of Maryland.

Each child will receive a Scholastic Summer Book Packet that includes 5-6 books, a journal, an activity sheet, a summer reading postcard, and colored pencils. Packets are packaged individually and organized by grade level, language (English or Spanish), and theme (fiction, informational, STEM, etc.). Additionally, individual EPIC book subscriptions for the remainder of the summer will be provided for each child. The EPIC books website is an online digital library of children’s picture books, trade books, and novels.

This program is made possible through partnership with Maryland National Capital Park and Planning (M-NCPPC). For more information, email [email protected].
Line Clearance Work in the City

PEPCO’s tree contractor, Asplundh, has begun line clearance work to prune & remove tree growth that could impact electric service in the northern part of the City. Tree Crews will be working in the Sunnyside neighborhood, Ontario Road and on streets north of Edgewood Rd. The line clearance work will continue for about two and a half weeks.
The City is Hiring!

The City is hiring for the following position(s): Economic Development Manager. To apply, visit https://collegeparkmd.applicantpool.com/jobs/.
Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

This is a Federal Communications Commission Program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying households. You can receive monthly discounts on service and equipment. To learn about eligibility and application options visit, GetEmergencyBroadband.org. Call the Emergency Broadband Support Center at 833-511-0311 or email [email protected].
Department of Public Works
Items available to purchase from the Department: 

Click 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 [email protected].

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.

  • Click here for information on new changes to Bulk Trash.
  • Click here for information on Mosquito Control.
Fall Street Tree Plantings

The City is planning its fall tree plantings. The program 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 Brenda Alexander at 240-487-3590 or [email protected]. The location will be inspected to determine if it is suitable. 
Noise and Nuisance Municipal Infractions
August 2 - August 8, 2021

There were no violations of the Noise Ordinance, Article I, 141-1 Danger to Public Safety/Health or Article II, 141-13 Unruly Social Gatherings.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
July 30 - August 5, 2021
7/30 Contract officer conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle with loud exhaust at in the 8400 block of Baltimore Avenue. The driver was issued 1 citation and 1 SERO’s.

7/31 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and Duke Street. 1 citation and 3 warnings were issued.

8/2 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and Duke Street. 4 warnings and 1 SERO were issued.

8/4 Contract officer responded with patrol to the 9100 block of 49th Avenue for a suicidal person. Once on scene officers contacted the landlord who advised the male has not been seen in the last 24 hours. Officers made entry into the suicidal persons room and after a brief interview with him, it was determined the subject needed a mental health evaluation. The subject was transported to the hospital and 3 rifles and 4 handguns were recovered from the room.  

8/4 Contract officers responded with patrol for a physical altercation in the 8600 block of Baltimore Avenue. During the altercation one of the subjects pulled a handgun and pointed it at the victim. Officers quickly arrived and were able to detain most of the parties involved and recovered a handgun from the subject. He was placed under arrest and transported to the District I station. (Patrol processed the arrest).

8/5 Contract officer on routine patrol in the 9100 block of Baltimore Avenue discovered a parked stolen vehicle. The stolen vehicle was unoccupied and recovered. The officer processed the vehicle for latent prints with negative results.

Contract officers assisted with multiple community events for National Night Out.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 9
Warnings: 33
Equipment Repair Orders: 3
Distracted Driving Citations: 0
Parking Citations: 0
Field Observation Report: 5
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: 37
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

Loud Exhaust Enforcement Stats:
Citations: 1
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.
Night at the Movies
August 27, 2021 | 8:00 p.m.
Calvert Park | 4807 Drexel Road

Bring your picnic baskets, lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a movie with the whole family under the stars. Feature Presentation: The Croods: A New Age

Please try to socially distance and give six feet of space between groups.
College Park Day
Saturday, October 9, 2021 | 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Save the date. We hope you plan to join us! For more information, visit www.collegeparkday.org.
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

Community Public Safety Discussion:
Zoom Meeting (every 2nd Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m.)
Join by phone: 301-715-8592, Meeting ID: 961 6899 4626, Password: 463081

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