WEEKLY BULLETIN | August 16, 2019
Movie at the Museum is next Friday! For details, see under Events.
Purple Line Construction Updates
Beginning on or about August 21, 2019, crews will close the eastbound lanes of Campus Drive long-term between the Paint Branch Trail and River Road. Traffic will shift to the westbound lanes, with one lane open in each direction.

Beginning on or about September 1, 2019, the College Park Metro Bus Loop will be closed long-term for Purple Line construction. The bus stops within the bus loop will be relocated to temporary bus shelters along River Road. Please note that buses will queue up at the temporary bus stops from 5 a.m. from 11 p.m.

For all Purple Line Construction Updates including lane closures, College Park-UMD Metro Station bus loop changes and much more, please visit: www.purplelinemd.com/construction/construction-updates .
City Council Meeting Rebroadcasts
Due to the start of the new City Hall project, City Council meetings will be held in Davis Hall beginning September 3. 
City staff and a contractor are relocating audio-visual equipment from City Hall to Davis Hall and therefore the scheduled re-broadcast of Council meetings will not be possible between August 16 and September 3. The slides on the cable channels will continue to be broadcast, with the exception of a 24 hour period (to be scheduled) during the last week of August.
We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.
Business of the Year Recognition Program
College Park’s growing and vibrant business community is full of unsung heroes who provide well-paying jobs for our residents, develop creative solutions to everyday problems, and take care of the community that they call home.

To show our appreciation for these outstanding businesses and their positive impacts on our community, the City has recently developed a Business of the Year recognition program. The program is designed to highlight the contributions of one particularly outstanding business each year.

Residents and business owners are encouraged to nominate their favorite businesses for the reward. The winning business will be announced in October and will receive a plaque to place in their establishment.

Nominations are accepted via the online web form on our website now through August 31, 2019. For details or to nominate a business, visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/econdev .
Department of Public Works
Electrical circuits being installed in Davis Hall for the AV room and Council preparations.

Coordinating a new fence in the Compost requested by PGBOE for the Dog Park to be installed next week.

As part of the stipulations to build the College Park Dog Park from Prince George’s County Board of Education, a fence is required on the north end and east side of the leased compost yard. A survey was held and now fence installation may begin.

In coordination with the City's Safety and Risk Specialist, the Department installed AEDs in all City buildings.

We received 648 lbs of food scraps just this week; since April we have diverted over 4 tons of food scraps! If you would like to start diverting your food scraps, the Department has 5-gallon food scrap buckets available. The buckets are useful to transport collected food scraps to the drop off location.

MDA Mosquito Control Program
  • The City cooperates with the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) to identify and control mosquito populations. The program consists of:
  • Larviciding standing water; treatments are made by MDA personnel to known areas of standing water to control mosquito larva preventing their development into adult mosquitoes. MDA does this every 4-6 weeks.
  • Spraying to control adult mosquitoes has begun and goes through early September. Spraying for adult mosquitoes may occur in College Park (weather permitting) after dusk on Wednesday evenings by truck mounted ultra-low volume sprayers. MDA does not spray individual properties; they treat neighborhoods that meet certain thresholds.
  • Prince George’s County Health Department reminds residents to follow the three D’s to keep mosquitoes away:
  • Drain: Standing water attracts mosquitoes. Empty out any outside water containers near your home at least once per week
  • Dress: Dark clothing attracts mosquitoes. Wear long sleeves, long pants, and light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
  • Defend: Properly apply an EPA-registered repellent such as DEET, picaridin, IR 3535, or oil of lemon-eucalyptus. For permanent areas of standing water (ponds, rain barrels, etc), contact the City's Department of Public Works for a mosquito torpedo which releases an insect growth regulator in water that prevents adult mosquito development.
  • To report areas of heavy mosquito populations, go to the following link and provide your information http://www.doit.state.md.us/selectsurvey/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=740Kl54#
  • Request for Exemption from Adult Mosquito Control Services:
  • Any resident who wishes to have his/her property excluded from adult mosquito control pesticide applications by truck-mounted ultra-low volume (ULV) sprayers must fill out this form annually. Click here for application.
  • For more information, please visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/pets#mosquitoes.

Tree programs offered by the City
  • Tree Planting in the Right-of-Way: If you would like a tree planted in the right-of way in front of your home, please contact Brenda Alexander to discuss options at 240-487-3595 or balexander@collegeparkmd.gov.
  • Tree Canopy Enhancement Program (TCEP) on Private Property: The City has a program to reimburse the cost (up to $150.00) of approved trees on private property. Click here for more information and application.
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.
Items available to purchase from the Department:

55-gallon rain barrels for $72 (don't forget about the County's rain check rebate to offset the cost!). Click here for more information.

Yard Waste Carts for City residents for $25. Click here for more information.

Backyard Composting Bins for $20 (City residents) and $40 (non-residents). Click here for more information.

SMARTLEAF® compost ($28 cubic yard) and wood mulch ($12 cubic yard) are available for pick up and delivery. Click here for more information.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
August 2 - 8, 2019
5/5 Contract officer responded to a call for service for a shoplifter at the Home Depot located at 4700 Cherry Hill Road. The suspect will be charged on a warrant as a 2nd arrest was made for possession of cocaine. Investigation is ongoing.

5/6 Contract officers participated in the National Night Out ceremonies throughout the City.

5/7 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Blackfoot Road and 51st Avenue.  11 citations and 1 warning were issued.

5/8 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Berwyn Road and 49th Avenue.  9 warnings were issued.

Several premise checks were conducted throughout the City.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 60
Warnings: 85
Equipment Repair Orders: 8
Distracted Driving Citations: 0
Parking Citations: 0
Field Observation Report: 2
Youth Field Observation Report: 0
Citations in Lieu of Arrest: 0
Civil Citation: 2
Criminal Arrests: 0
DWS Arrest: 0
DWI Arrest: 0
Warrant Arrest: 0
Premise Checks: 7
Referral Student Code of Conduct:
Zone 1/Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 0
Zone 1/Downtown Area Pedestrian Citations: 0
Zone 2/Berwyn-Lakeland Pedestrian Warnings: 0
Zone 2/Berwyn-Lakeland Pedestrian Citations: 0
Zone 3/North College Park Pedestrian Warnings: 0
Zone 3/North College Park Pedestrian Citations: 0
Monthly Public Safety Maps
The June 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 .
Movie at the Museum
Friday, August 23, 2019
6:00 p.m.
College Park Aviation Museum

Come and join us for a fun and free Movie at the Museum on August 23! Bring your picnic baskets, lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a movie with the whole family under the stars.

The feature film will be 2015's "The Peanuts Movie" (rated G) for enjoyment by all! Watch the epic battle between Snoopy and the Red Baron and then learn all about the real Red Baron and the battle in the skies at the Museum!

Event starts at 6:00 p.m. Showtime is at 7:30 p.m. The event will also feature fun activities like face painting, games and more!

Meetings at a Glance
City of College Park Mayor and Council Notice of Meetings
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 7:30 p.m. - at Davis Hall
  • Mayor and Council Worksession

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 7:30 p.m. - at Davis Hall
  • Mayor and Council Regular Meeting
Community Meetings
Note: These are not City meetings but have City staff or Contract Police as a host.
District 1 Coffee Club
  • Wednesdays, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., Jason's Deli

Community Police Meeting
  • September 5, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., MOM's Organic Market Cafe
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