WEEKLY BULLETIN | August 28, 2020
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Purple Line Construction Updates

Update from WMATA regarding the Purple Line: the segment of Campus Drive between the Paint Branch Trail and River Road has reopened. There will still be flagging from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.- 6 a.m. Traffic may be reduced to one lane for construction.

For all Purple Line updates, please visit www.purplelinemd.com/construction/construction-updates.
The Jack Perry Award

In February 2013, the College Park City Council established an award in recognition of Councilman John Edward “Jack” Perry. Nominations are now being accepted at cityclerkoffice@collegeparkmd.gov or by mail to City Clerk, City of College Park, 8400 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 375, College Park, MD 20740, no later than September 30, 2020. For the criteria and eligibility requirements, visit https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=161. This non-monetary award will be presented by the City Council in the fall.
COVID-19 Assistance Programs

In response to the crisis, the City has created programs to address resident, business, and non-profit organization needs. For more information visit the following:

Business & Individual Grant Statistics:

  • Small Business Assistance Grants awarded: 25 totaling $179,291.71
  • Individual & Family Financial Assistance Grants awarded: 6 totaling $18,095.74
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.
Count Me in College Park!

Do your civic duty and complete the census if you haven’t already! Respond to the census now at my2020census.gov or call 1-844-330-2020 for English or 1-844-468-2020 for Spanish. Watch this video to learn more about the importance of the census and share with your friends and neighbors: https://youtu.be/yECO4UdgY1U
Can we count YOU in?

Learn more at www.collegeparkmd.gov/census2020 or contact the City's Department of Planning and Community Development at 240-487-3541.
A WEEK IN REVIEW
Department of Public Works
For any information related to refuse, recycling, or other Public Works related items, contact the Department at: 240-487-3590 or publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov.

The Department is located at 9217 51st Ave. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 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 only. Click here for more information. 
Pepco Tree Line Clearance Work
 
Pepco tree line clearance work has begun in the City. For details, including a map of planned work locations, please visit https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=157
GAT Mosquito Traps
 
Tired of being bit by mosquitoes in your yard? The City has a limited number of GAT Mosquito traps available to residents for $50.00. These traps are designed to attract and capture mosquitoes without harming birds and bees. They are used successfully throughout neighboring University Park. They work best if they are deployed two per yard. Purchase and pick up at the Department of Public Works, 9217 51st Avenue, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Temporary Electronics Drop Off Location
 
City of College Park residents can bring electronics for recycling to a temporary drop off box near the entrance of the front doors to Davis Hall. Must have a valid College Park ID. No more than 3 items to be disposed of.
 
Acceptable: TVs, monitors, mouse pointers, keyboards, microwaves, gaming systems, computers, hard drives, cell phones, printers, laptops, surge protectors, copiers, fax machines, telephone systems, cable, circuit boards, and toner cartridges.
 
Unacceptable: Light bulbs (CFL or Tubes) or batteries of any kind.  
Noise and Nuisance Municipal Infractions
August 17 - August 23, 2020
There was one Municipal Infraction issued for the Noise Ordinance and none issued for the Nuisance (Unruly Social Gathering) Ordinance.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
August 14 - August 20, 2020
8/14 Contract officers responded to a call for service for a report of a theft in progress in which the suspect was stealing a bicycle. Area check with negative results. 

8/16 Contract officer along with the District I beat officers responded to a call for service for a report of a theft (shoplifter) in progress in the 4700 block of Cherry Hill Road. As the beat officer approached, the suspect fled but was apprehended by the contract officer in the 9500 block of Baltimore Avenue.

8/17 Contract officer on routine patrol observed a dog left unattended in a vehicle in the 10200 block of Baltimore Avenue. Citation issued to the owner.

8/20 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9000 block Baltimore Avenue and issued (9) “Mobile” Camera citations.

There were several premise checks conducted throughout the City.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 1
Warnings: 5
Equipment Repair Orders: 0
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: 11
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 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.
CITY EVENTS AND RECREATION
College Park Day Cancellation
 
We regret to announce the cancellation of the City’s annual College Park Day scheduled for Saturday, October 10, 2020 due to COVID-19 and Prince George’s County Executive Alsobrooks’ executive order prohibiting events and large gatherings of 100 people or more. The health and safety of our residents are what’s most important to us as we continue to monitor the situation.
October Cleanup Saturdays & Shredding Event
October 10 & 24 from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Public Works, 9217 51st Avenue, College Park, MD. 20740

The City of College Park Public Works facility will be open for City residents to drop-off bulky trash, white goods, electronics recycling, brush, and yard trim.

You must be a resident of the City of College Park and bring proof of City residency in order to participate, although anyone can buy compost or wood mulch during this event. We will collect gently used items for donation to GreenDrop and Community Forklift.

Special events include:
Paper Shredding - October 10 from 8:00 a.m. to Noon
Paint Recycling - October 24 from 8:00 a.m. to Noon. Yuck Old Paint will be on hand to collect latex and oil-based paint. Paint needs to be in the original container

New This Year! The following will be collected:
Household batteries for recycling. 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.
Fluorescent light bulbs and tubes must be intact. Includes U-shaped or circular fluorescent lamps, High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps, Ultra Violet (UV) lamps, Incandescent Bulbs, Halogen or Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL’s).
Block Styrofoam for recycling (coolers and large blocks of packing material). No packing peanuts, cups or plates.
UPCOMING MEETINGS
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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