Deck the City Holiday Decorating Contest

The nominees are in! Select your favorite holiday decorated homes by today at midnight!

Pick you favorite homes clicking here:  www.collegeparkmd.gov/deckthecity.
City Offices Closed for Christmas and New Year Holidays
All City Offices will be closed from Tuesday, December 24 at noon through Wednesday, December 25, 2019 for the Christmas holiday as well as on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 for the New Year. 

Wednesday's refuse & recycling collections will be collected on Thursday and requests for special collections will only be scheduled for Friday for those weeks.
Join the 2020 Census Team
Join the 2020 Census team and be a Census Taker in our community. Census jobs offer weekly pay, flexible hours and a competitive rate of $21 an hour. The US Census is committed to hiring Census takers right here in College Park. By becoming a Census Taker, you can support our community while getting paid to do it. You can apply on line at www.2020census.gov/jobs .
Purple Line Construction Updates
For all Purple Line Construction Updates including lane closures, road work and more, please visit: www.purplelinemd.com/construction/construction-updates .
Department of Public Works
The City received the annual public agency roadside tree care permit for 2020 from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forest Service to perform tree care along streets in the right-of-way.

A second College Park Woods Community Building – Design/Build meeting was held on Thursday evening, December 19 to allow the community to review preliminary building design plans for the new Woods Community facility.

The Route 1 safety barrier from Bentley’s to Hartwick is 90% completed. We have a few more adjustments to make next week.

Curbside leaf collection is on schedule. December 23-27 curbside collection will be in SA5-Rhode Island Ave west, and SA6-Rhode Island Ave East. Please understand that the leaf vacuum can’t reach around or under cars; we attempt to come back to get leaves that were blocked, but many times they are still unreachable.

The Department of Public Works would like to thank the residents of College Park who extended holiday wishes and expressed their appreciation during the past year. We are proud to serve you!.
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 only. Click here for more information.
Noise and Nuisance Municipal Infractions
December 9 - 15, 2019
There were no Municipal Infractions issued for the Noise or Nuisance Ordinances this week.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
December 5 - 12, 2019
12/6 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Lakeland Road and Rhode Island Avenue.  3 citations and 2 warnings were issued.

12/6 Contract officer responded to a call for service for a Breaking and Entering in progress in the 8800 block of Baltimore Avenue. Officer arrived on the scene and obtained a lookout for the suspect from the witness and located the suspect at 49th Avenue and Ruatan Street. The suspect was placed under arrest and turned over to the beat officer. The victim’s house was vacant at the time of the incident. 

12/7 Contract officer issued a student referral for a student that was observed with an open alcoholic container and running in and out of traffic in the 4600 block of Knox Road. The student was uncooperative and fled from the officers as they tried to interview him.   

12/9 Contract officer received a call for a solicitor going door to door in the 4600 block of Calvert Road. Officer located the individual and conducted a field interview. The individual was employed by Direct Energy and he was advised of the City and County regulations regarding permitting. The City issued a City infraction to the company.

12/12 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place at Davidson Street.  1 citation and 2 warnings were issued.

12/12 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place at DePawu Place.  2 citation and 4 warnings were issued.

12/12 Contract officer was on routine patrol and heard music coming from a vehicle greater than 50’ at Duvall Field. Maryland citation was submitted to the violator.

12/12 Contract officer was on routine patrol and observed a motorist fail to yield to a pedestrian in the crosswalk at Baltimore Avenue and Berwyn Road. A citation was issued to the violator.

There were several premise checks conducted throughout the City.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 36
Warnings: 134
Equipment Repair Orders: 12
Distracted Driving Citations: 0
Parking Citations: 5
Field Observation Report: 9
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: 8
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 1
Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 41
Downtown Area Pedestrian Citations: 0
Berwyn-Lakeland Pedestrian Warnings: 0
Berwyn-Lakeland Pedestrian Citations: 1
North College Park Pedestrian Warnings: 0
North College Park Pedestrian Citations: 0
Monthly Public Safety Maps
The September 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 Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Saturday, January 11
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Clarice
University of Maryland Campus

Inspiration and Entertainment for all Ages - this free event will honor the legacy of Dr. King.

This year's theme: "Is His Dream your Dream Too?" will be explored through performances, panel discussion and an audience Q&A segment.

Bring a non-perishable food item with you to donate at the event.
Meetings at a Glance
City of College Park Mayor and Council Notice of Meetings
at Davis Hall 9217 51st Ave
Monday, January 6, 2019 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Annual Legislative Dinner at UMD Golf Course/Mulligan’s
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
  • January 2, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., MOM's Organic Market Cafe
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