WEEKLY BULLETIN | August 31, 2018
Earlier this week, the Paint Branch Bridge mural, " A Path Forward," was unveiled to the public. The mural, located on the bridge's underpass walls, showcases and celebrates the past and future of the Lakeland community, with images inspired by historic photos courtesy of the Lakeland Heritage Project. Local artists Christine Wilkin (Roosevelt High School arts teacher) and David Silva (MICA graduate) designed the mural, and an artistic team consisting of Silva, Bonnie Simonds (M-NCPPC artist), Sierra Sigmone (UMD art student) led a team of student artists to complete the mural.
All City Offices Closed for Labor Day Holiday
All City Offices will be closed Monday, September 3 in observance of Labor Day. 

Refuse and recycling will occur one day later than normal during this holiday week: 
  • Monday collections will occur Tuesday, September 4 
  • Tuesday collections will occur Wednesday, September 5
  • Wednesday collections will occur Thursday, September 6

Special collections for brush and bulky items will only be scheduled for Friday, September 7, of this holiday week. You must call 240-487-3590 or email  publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov  to schedule a pickup before setting your items out on the curb.
Utility Work along the Trolley Trail
Utility work along the Trolley Trail in the Berwyn and Lakeland neighborhoods will begin today, Friday, August 31. There will be detour signage set up during times that work is performed along the trail between Patuxent and Berwyn House Road where they will be installing the bolts through which the new wires will be pulled. Rockingham Construction, a Pepco contractor expects to be working along this portion of the trail for approximately 10 days (although the days will not be consecutive).

Work will include the installation of a new overhead cable above the trail. This work requires the closure of the trail due to the quantity of equipment needed to install the new cable. The new cable will run from Greenbelt Rd to Berwyn House Rd. Additional information regarding this project will be released when details become available.
Rain Barrels Available Now!
The City's Department of Public Works now offers 50-gallon rain barrels for $72, while supplies last. Once installed, Prince George's County residents can apply for a Rain Check Rebate off-setting most of the cost! You can purchase and pick them up at the Department of Public Works (9217 51st Avenue). For more information, please call 240-487-3590 or email publicworks@ collegeparkmd.gov.

A rain barrel is a great way to keep runoff from leaving your home. In the spring and summer, watering the plants or lawn accounts for a large percentage of water consumption. By having a rain barrel and storing rainfall, you’ll have water that's both more sustainable and cost effective for outdoor irrigation.

Rain barrels come with lid, overflow cap, pre-installed screen and ring, flex overflow hose, ball valve – spigot, re-usable zip ties, hose clamp and rubber washer. A di verter kit is not included.
Department of Planning, Community and Economic Development

Project Updates from Planning:

Hollywood Gateway Park: The construction contract was awarded to McDonnell Landscape, Inc. and site and building permits have been obtained from Prince George’s County. Notice to proceed with the project will be issued pending resolution of property acquisition/right-of-entry issues with the adjoining property owner.

Hollywood Streetscape Project: A Request for Proposals for design and construction drawings is being finalized for bid. Contract award is anticipated in October.

Hollywood Road Sidewalk Feasibility Study and Design: Survey work has been completed and alternatives for the design and construction are being prepared by the consultant, Norton Land Design, for a stakeholder presentation this fall.

Duvall Field Master Plan: A consultant is being sought to conduct a community visioning process and feasibility study to determine the next phases for renovation of the facility. Work on this project is expected to get underway this fall.

Campus Drive Side Path: Wallace Montgomery engineers are nearing completion of topographic surveying and environmental delineation field work as part of the feasibility design process for a pedestrian/bicycle path along the north side of Campus Drive between Baltimore Avenue and the Trolley Trail.
Department of Public Services

The Department's Administrative, Animal Control and Code Enforcement offices have moved to the Artemesia building located at 8400 Baltimore Avenue Suite 340. Phone numbers and email addresses remain the same, including the 24/7 Code hotline, however the new mailing address is City Hall, located at 4500 Knox Road.

Building permit applications are received and issued at the City's Department of Planning, Community and Economic Development located at the lower level of City Hall.
Department of Public Works
An RFP for the new HVAC system at Youth and Family Services Building has been advertised and bids are expected by September 6.

Old Parish House Historic Window Repair work continues; the expected completion date is mid-September. Installation work of new A/C system in the main hall area will continue through September.

Landscape crews are preparing the Duvall Baseball field for use this Fall.

Prince George’s County performed mowing maintenance in the Narragansett Run storm water conveyance.

As the season changes into Fall, Curbside Leaf Collection planning is underway. Leaf Collection will tentatively start on Monday, October 29, 2018. 

The Department is checking and preparing all snow equipment and ordering materials for the coming 2018-2019 snow season.

The Solid Waste Study on Bulk Trash will kick off September 6, 2018 and is expected to be completed by end of October 2018.

Please contact the Department to schedule an appointment prior to placing bulk trash, appliances, brush or electronic recycling to the curb. Call early to schedule as slots fill quickly.

Yard Waste carts are currently available for City residents. The beige yard waste carts are offered to City residents for $25.00. Contact the Department for more information.

Requests for replacement street trees are now being accepted for fall planting. Call 240-487-3590 or email Brenda Alexander at balexander@collegeparkmd.gov for further information.
For any information related to refuse, recycling, or other Public Works related items, contact the Department at:
240-487-3590 or publicworks@

The Department is located at 9217 51st Ave.
Did You Know?
SMARTLEAF® compost and wood mulch are available!

Delivery is available Monday-Friday for an additional fee. Compost is $28.00 per cubic yard and wood mulch is $12.00 per cubic yard. Material may be picked up at Public Works, during business hours.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
August 17 - 23, 2018
8/17 Contract officer issued a citation for failure to yield to pedestrian in the crosswalk in the 9100 block of Rhode Island Avenue.

8/23 Contract officer on routine patrol observed an individual with an open container of alcohol in the 7500 block of Princeton Avenue. Officer issued a criminal citation and a student referral. 

8/23 Contract officer responded to a call for service for a Breaking and Entering at College Park City Hall.. City employee pointed out the suspect and an arrest was made without incident. 
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 23
Warnings: 58
Equipment Repair Orders: 12
Distracted Driving Citations: 3
Parking Citations: 1
Field Observation Report: 3
Youth Field Observation Report: 0
Citations in Lieu of Arrest: 1
Civil Citation: 0
Criminal Arrests: 1
DWS Arrest: 0
DWI Arrest: 0
Warrant Arrest: 0
Premise Checks: 0
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 1
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: 1
College Park Day
Saturday, October 6
12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
College Park Aviation Museum
1985 Corporal Frank Scott Drive

Join your friends, neighbors and the entire City of College Park community at the 9th Annual College Park Day Festival on Saturday, October 6 at the College Park Aviation Museum!

This FREE event is fun for the whole family with live music, awesome kids zones, delicious food and drink, live performances, exhibitors and so much more! Plus free museum entry during the event!

For more information, visit our Facebook event page or our Eventbrite page .
Meetings at a Glance
City of College Park Mayor and Council Notice of Meetings
  • Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Worksession
  • Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Regular Meeting
  • Public Hearing on Ordinance 18-O-08, amending Chapter 38, Code of Ethics
  • Public Hearing on Ordinance 18-O-09, amending Chapter 34, Elections
  • Closed Session to discuss a personnel matter: City Manager's Performance Evaluation
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