WEEKLY BULLETIN | December 10, 2021
City Hall Ribbon-Cutting & Dedication Ceremony
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. | 7401 Baltimore Avenue

The event will begin promptly at 5:00 p.m. and light refreshments will be served. Free parking will be available at the Downtown College Park Parking Garage during the event.

The ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony will take place outdoors. Please dress appropriately. Guests are encouraged to wear masks and maintain physical distance. For more information, click here.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Farmers Market Drop Off Information

Do you miss getting your fresh produce, meats, desserts and coffee from the Hollywood Farmers Market every week? Some of the Hollywood Farmers Market vendors are doing a pre order drop off this winter at Duvall Field. If you would like to be on the list to know when to pre order, please email the market at their email address: hollywoodmarketcp@gmail.com to get on the Winter Market Mailing List.
2021 ARPA Assistance Grants

The City has established two programs to assist businesses, non-profits, and residents address negative financial impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Rescue Program Act (ARPA) has provided funds that the City is using for these and many other projects. The goal of these programs is to help our residents, businesses and non-profits get back on their feet and better prepared to be financially successful in the future. For program information, including requirements and applications, please visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/arpa.

Have questions? Email arpa@collegeparkmd.gov with questions for any of the City's ARPA programs.
A WEEK IN REVIEW
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 publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov.

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.

Wood mulch is back in stock. All deliveries are finished for the season, but material is available year-round for pick up, Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Bring a shovel and containers and be prepared to dig.
Pepco Clearance Line Work

Ongoing PEPCO line clearance work in the College Park Woods neighborhood. Asplundh, PEPCO’s contracted tree company, will be pruning trees to achieve required clearance from the overhead power lines. Notification letters have been sent to residents, by PEPCO, to alert them of the planned work. Please contact Public Works 240-487-3590 with any questions related to the planned line clearance tree work. 
Curbside Leaf Collection

Curbside Leaf Collection Tips
  • Bagging is not necessary during leaf collection with vacuums. Grass can be included in your leaf piles, but no sticks, branches, vines, or woody materials (these items require a special collection, call to schedule). 
  • Rake leaves to the curb but do not put them in the street. Pile leaves away from cars and storm drains as the leaf vacuum cannot reach around cars.
  • Remove tree limbs, rocks, trash, and other debris from leaves to be collected. These items damage the equipment and cause delays.
  • Noise and dust may be noticeable as dry conditions generate more dust. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Weekly yard waste collections on regular trash collection days are ongoing, if yours is inadvertently missed, please call for a special collection 240-487-3590.
Updates During Winter Emergencies

The Department of Public Works plows and treats City maintained streets and City parking lots to clear snow and ice during winter storms. Public Works crews are staffed around the clock during snow emergencies to clear the 51 road miles of City streets. For questions, or to report a City road that hasn't been plowed, please contact the Department at 240-487-3590. 

Updates will be posted on the City’s website, all City social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and emailed (sign up here). 

Click here for helpful information on how the Department of Public Works handles snow plowing and road treatments throughout the City.
Noise and Nuisance Municipal Infractions
November 29, 2021 to December 5, 2021
 
There were no violations of the Noise Ordinance, for Article I, 141-1 Danger to Public Safety/Health or Article II, 141-13 Unruly Social Gatherings.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
November 26, 2021 to December 2, 2021
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.
CITY EVENTS AND RECREATION
Public Safety Committee Meetings - CANCELLED
Monday, December 13, 2021 | Virtual | 7:30 p.m.

This month's Public Safety Meeting is cancelled. We look forward to seeing you at next month's meeting.
City Hall Ribbon-Cutting & Dedication Ceremony
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 | 5:00 p.m.
7401 Baltimore Avenue

The event will begin promptly at 5:00 p.m. and light refreshments will be served. Free parking will be available at the Downtown College Park Parking Garage during the event.

The ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony will take place outdoors. Please dress appropriately. Guests are encouraged to wear masks and maintain physical distance. 

In accordance with current COVID-19 health and safety protocols, masks must be worn indoors by all guests, regardless of vaccination status. By participating in this event, you acknowledge and assume all risks and liabilities including possible exposure to illnesses, including but not limited to COVID-19.
Winter Wonderland: Join Santa's Team
Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. | Duvall Field (9100 Rhode Island Avenue)

Earn your antlers through a series of fun reindeer games, activities, and arts & crafts! Bring your cameras for pictures with Santa! We'll also have a petting zoo, carolers, and hot cocoa.
 
Registration is required. You must show your printed registration (or registration on your phone) to gain entry to the event. No walk-ups.
 
Hurry, spots are limited! To register, go to: cpwinterwonderland.eventbrite.com.
 
For more information about the event, visit: cpwinterwonderland.eventbrite.com.
Deck the City Holiday Decorating Contest

It’s that time of year again to get into the festive spirit with some twinkling lights, inflatable characters, and tons of garland! The City’s annual Deck the City Holiday Decorating Contest is back! 

Nominate your own home, your neighbor's home, or as many awesomely decorated homes you see in College Park! The nomination period is between December 1 through 19, 2021


For contest details, rules, and more, visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/deckthecity. Come on, College Park, let's see your holiday spirit SHIINE!
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.
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
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