WEEKLY BULLETIN | August 7, 2020
The Upper Midtown Land Use and Access Study 

The Upper Midtown Land Use and Access Study has been completed by Kittelson Associates. This was funded by a technical assistance grant from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Transportation Planning Board. It studied the area west of US 1, south of Cherokee Street, north of MD 193 and east of Autoville Drive. It identified opportunities and constraints for redevelopment in the area and improvements for pedestrian and bicycle accessibility. The final report and PowerPoint presentation prepared for City Council are available at https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/317/Upper-Midtown-Land-Use-and-Access-Study.
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.
The Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation

At the July 14th Mayor and Council Meeting, Resolution 20-R-18 was adopted. It is a friendly water use and pollution reduction competition between U.S. cities and is supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National League of Cities. The City of College Park encourages its residents to take the Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation by making a series of online pledges at www.mywaterpledge.com to reduce their impact on the environment during the month of August. To view the Resolution, visit https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/DocumentCenter/View/2288/Mayors-Challenge-for-Water-Conservation.
Purple Line Construction Updates
Update from WMATA: the Purple Line closed a segment of Campus Drive between the Paint Branch Trail and River Road for construction in April. The closure has been extended until August 23, 2020. The detour can be viewed here: https://plmdnews.com/v03
For all Purple Line updates, please visit www.purplelinemd.com/construction/construction-updates
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:

City Updates During COVID-19

Please visit the City's dedicated COVID-19 website for all the latest information about the City's response and local resources during the pandemic.

The website is updated frequently, so please check often.
Count Me in College Park!

College Park is at risk of being undercounted in the Census! You can still respond now at my2020census.gov or call 1-844-330-2020 for English or 1-844-468-2020 for Spanish. Census workers have started knocking on doors in College Park for households that have not responded. If no one is home when the census taker visits, the census taker will leave a notice of their visit with information about how to respond online, by phone or by mail. We encourage you to cooperate with census takers and ensure that everyone who was living in your household as of April 1, 2020, is counted.

Can we count YOU in? Learn more at www.collegeparkmd.gov/census2020 or contact the City's Department of Planning, Community & Economic Development at 240-487-3541.
Total Applications Received and Total Approved:

Small Business Assistance Grants awarded: 43 totaling $59,291.71
Individual & Family Financial Assistance Grants awarded: 23 totaling $11,051.75
Department of Public Works
The Department of Public Works has mosquito torpedoes available for our residents at no charge; mosquito torpedoes are used for standing water or in rain barrels, they kill the mosquito larva but do no harm to other species.

Electric line clearance tree pruning by Asplundh, PEPCO’s contractor, is scheduled to begin in the Calvert Hills and Old Town neighborhoods in August. This work may be slightly delayed due to recent hurricane damage; tree crews have been dispatched to other areas to assist with the cleanup. Upon completion of work in Calvert Hills & Old Town neighborhoods, the tree crews will begin work in the Lakeland neighborhood.
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. 
Noise and Nuisance Municipal Infractions
July 27 - August 7, 2020
There were no Municipal Infractions for the Noise or Nuisance (Unruly Social Gathering) Ordinances.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
July 24 - July 30, 2020
7/24 Contract officer responded to the 9700 block of 49th Place for a noise complaint. Contract officer contacted the homeowner and the music was turned down.

7/24 Contract officers responded to 4500 Knox Road for a trespassing complaint. Officers arrived and observed three subjects attempting to climb to the top of the crane. Subjects were stopped and questioned why they were in the construction site. The subjects that were in the process of climbing the crane were issued criminal citations. (3 Criminal Citations)

7/24 Contract officers responded to the 4800 block of Calvert Rd for a theft that just occurred. University of Maryland police observed a subject breaking into the mailbox on their video surveillance cameras. The subject stole the mail from the blue mailbox and fled in a vehicle. A traffic stop was conducted, and the suspect was taken into custody without incident.
7/24 Contract officers responded to the 8200 block of Baltimore Avenue with code enforcement for a large pool party. Officers made contact with the subjects having the party and shut the party down.

7/24 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9000 block of Baltimore Avenue and issued (12) citations using the “Mobile Camera”

7/25 Contract officers responded to the 4800 block of Laguna Road for a possible overdose. The male subject became hostile with fire board and refused all services. 

7/26 Contract officers responded to the 10000 block of Baltimore Avenue for a report of drag racers in the rear parking lot. Contract officers arrived and encountered more than 200 vehicles. The large group was dispersed and sent on their way.

7/26 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9000 block of Baltimore Avenue and issued 49 citations using the “Mobile Camera”

7/27 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9000 block of Baltimore Avenue and issued 50 citations using the “Mobile Camera”

There were several premise checks conducted throughout the City.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 8
Warnings: 7
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: 18
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.
Continuing the Conversation: Town Halls on Community and Race Relations in College Park
Join us on Thursday, August 20 for another Town Hall on community and race relations in College Park. This forum will focus on policing and the Black Lives Matter movement. More details and featured panelists will be released in the coming weeks. For more information, please visit the City’s website at https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/blacklivesmatter.
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.
Community Meetings
Note: These are not City meetings but have City staff or Contract Police as a host.
District 1 Coffee Club:
Conference Call (every Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.)
Dial-in number: 978- 990-5399
Access code: 8911108

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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