WEEKLY BULLETIN | December 24, 2020
Congratulations to the winners of our 2020 Deck the City holiday decorating contest! Visit our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/collegeparkmd) to see all the amazing submissions!!

Digital Contest - Please email events@collegeparkmd.gov to claim your prize:
1st Place: 5005 Muskogee Street (pictured)
2nd Place: 4610 Amherst Road
3rd Place: 5006 Lackawanna Street

Mayor's Choice:
1st Place: 5005 Muskogee Street (pictured)
2nd Place: 9108 48th Place
3rd Place: 4803 Ruatan Street
All City Offices will be closed for the Christmas Holiday and New Years Day

All City offices closed at 12 noon on Thursday, December 24 and will be closed all day on Friday, December 25, 2020 for the Christmas holiday. Special collections will only be scheduled for Thursday, December 24, 2020. In addition, all City offices will be closed on Friday, January 1, 2021 for New Years Day. Special collections will only be scheduled for Thursday, December 31, 2020.
MDOT SHA Upcoming Project Activity Notice

US 1 (Baltimore Ave) College Park Improvement Project between College Avenue/Regents Drive and MD 193 (University Blvd) reconstruction project. Expect intermittent off-peak northbound and southbound lane closures on US 1 and MD 193, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and overnight, 9 p.m. to 7 a.m., seven days a week through year-end 2023. (PG624)

For more information, visit: https://www.roads.maryland.gov/OC/D3_LANE_CLOSURES.pdf or contact Mr. Vladimir Tanchev, MDOT SHA Project Engineer, at 410-925-4596.
COVID-19 Assistance Programs

The City's COVID-19 Assistance Programs for residents, non-profits and businesses ended on December 10, 2020.

The City's Modified Business Assistance and Facade Improvement Program is still available; visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/covid19assistance for more information.
Business & Individual Grant Statistics:

The City’s COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Grants and Individual/Family Emergency Assistance programs ended on December 10, 2020. Finance staff was able to process a number of applications over the weekend and pay by the County’s December 15 payment deadline. In total, since the inception of these two programs in June 2020, the City provided $1,156,583 to 65 College Park Businesses and Non-Profit Organizations; and $194,405 to 43 College Park residents.
Also, during this time the City provided $174,000 to support local food assistance programs – College Park Meals on Wheels, College Park Community Food Bank and Route 1 Communities Care. With that funding those organizations provided thousands of meals to College Park and surrounding area families and individuals, as well as supporting College Park restaurants.

Business Assistance & Facade Improvement Grant Statistics:

  • 8 application awarded, totaling $63,361.58
  • 4 applications pending, totaling $32,607.72
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.
Department of Public Works
Items available to purchase from the Department: 

Click for more information, or visit: www.colllegeparkmd.gov/products.
Curbside Leaf Collections:
During Curbside Leaf Collection, signs are posted in your neighborhood in advance of the scheduled collection dates. To ensure collection, put leaves out by the first day listed, calendar may show more than one day, but we only collect once per street, per collection cycle. The collection calendar will be updated as the schedule changes. Look for signs posted in your neighborhood. Click here for the City’s leaf plan and calendar.
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 Pilot Program, please visit: www.collegeparkmd.gov/specialcollections.

The Department is located at 9217 51st Ave. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For more information related to snow removal operations visit: https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/snow.

To view the City Code regarding sidewalk snow removal, visit: § 141-5 Maintenance of public sidewalks. 

To view a live map showing snow removal progress during active snow alerts, visit: https://511portal.com/collegeparkmd.
Noise and Nuisance Municipal Infractions
December 7 - December 13, 2020
There were no Municipal Infractions issued for the Noise or the Nuisance (Unruly Social Gathering) Ordinances.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
December 4 - December 10, 2020
12/5 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 90100 Baltimore Avenue and issued 60 “Mobile” Camera violations.

12/8 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 4900 Greenbelt Road and issued 9 “Mobile” Camera violations.

12/9 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and Duke Street. 2 citations and 3 warnings were issued.

12/10 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9100 Block of Baltimore Ave and issued 38 “Mobile” Camera violations.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 36
Warnings: 41
Equipment Repair Orders: 0
Distracted Driving Citations: 1
Parking Citations: 1
Field Observation Report: 4
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: 20
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 October 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.
Virtual Q&A with Joshua Thomas

Join us on Wednesday, January 13th at 7:30 p.m. when we host a virtual Q&A with Prince George's County District 2 Board of Education representative Joshua Thomas. The discussion will include plans for the upcoming school year. To join, please visit the link: https://zoom.us/j/97952972640 or dial-in at 301-715-8592. Sponsored by the City's Education Advisory Committee.
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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