WEEKLY BULLETIN | December 28, 2018
The 2018 Deck the City Holiday Decorating Contest Winners have been announced! Congratulations to all! For the list of winners, visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/deckthecity . The picture above is of the 2018 Mayor's Choice Award - 7004 Bowdoin Avenue!
City Offices Closed for New Year's Day Holiday
All City Offices will be closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 in observance of the New Year's Day holiday. Monday refuse and recycling collections will occur as normal, however Tuesday and Wednesday collections will slide forward one day.

Special collections will only occur on Friday, January 4, 2019. You must contact the Department of Public Works at 240-487-3590 or email publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov  to schedule a pickup before setting your items out on the curb.
Important Safety Tips and Reminders for Winter Break
Before you leave for winter break or vacation, please check out the following safety reminders from the University of Maryland Police Department.

  • Double check all windows and doors are locked and secured prior to leaving.
  • If leaving for winter break, take valuable items (jewelry, money, portable electronics, etc.) with you to avoid potential theft.
  • Remove items of value and secure windows and doors from your vehicle.
  • Ask a friend or a trusted neighbor to keep an eye on your home while you are away.
  • Store and secure any loose items that might be in the yard (ladder, tools, bicycle, etc.)
  • Set your alarm to your security system.
  • If possible, put lights on a timer to give the appearance of someone being home.
  • Stop mail and newspaper deliveries.
Department of Public Works
The Four City Sweeper is currently completing another cycle of street sweeping in College Park.

Leaf Collection is on schedule. We have begun our last city-wide collection. Next week we will be in SA3-Estates and Yarrow; SA4-Lakeland and Berwyn; SA8-Woods, Crystal Springs, Accredale and Patricia Ct; SA5-Rhode Island Ave west.

The City's landscape crew is performing regularly scheduled leaf removal, pruning and clean-up work.

Fresh Air Concepts, the contractor on CP-19-01 Replacement of HVAC Equipment at Youth and Family started construction of the replacement of the equipment at YFS. We expect work to continue for the next 2-3 weeks.

Requests for replacement street trees in right-of-ways, call 240-487-3590 or email Brenda Alexander at balexander@collegeparkmd.gov .

The City has a program to reimburse the cost (up to $150.00) of approved trees on private property, it’s called the Tree Canopy Enhancement Program (TCEP). Click here for more information and application.
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.
Items available to purchase from the Department:

50-gallon rain barrels for $72. 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. Click here for more information.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
December 7 - 13, 2018
12/16 Contract officer conducted a traffic stop at Baltimore Avenue and Knox Road for a minor infraction. The driver was placed under arrest for DUI.

12/17 Contract officers responded to a call for service for a report of an assault in the 4500 block of Knox Road. The suspect was placed under arrest and charged accordingly.

12/18 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 4900 block of Greenbelt Road. (45 citations were issued as the officer was operating the portable “Mobile Camera.”)

Officers conducted directed patrol at the student housing locations throughout the city to prevent the breaking and entering.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 43
Warnings: 78
Equipment Repair Orders: 12
Distracted Driving Citations: 0
Parking Citations: 1
Field Observation Report: 2
Youth Field Observation Report: 0
Citations in Lieu of Arrest: 0
Civil Citation: 0
Criminal Arrests: 0
DWS Arrest: 0
DWI Arrest: 1
Warrant Arrest: 0
Premise Checks: 2
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 0
Zone 1/Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 0
Zone 1/Downtown Area Pedestrian Citations: 0
Zone 2/Berwyn - Lakeland Pedestrian Warnings: 2
Zone 2/Berwyn - Lakeland Pedestrian Citations: 0
Zone 3/North College Park Pedestrian Warnings: 0
Zone 3/North College Park Pedestrian Citations: 0
1st Thirsty Thursdays
Thursday, January 3
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The Board and Brew

Join the City/University Community every FIRST Thursday (of most months) for 1st Thirsty Thursday! Eat, drink and have laughs with colleagues and neighbors!

This event is appropriate for children of all ages (1 to 101). You may even win some College Park swag!

For more information call 240-487-3543. or visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/events
City Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Saturday, January 12, 2019
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Kay Theatre, The Clarice

Join us for the 28th Annual City Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Saturday, January 12. 2019 from 2:00 -3:30 p.m. at The Clarice located on the University of Maryland campus. This inspirational and educational event is free and for all ages. 

This year's theme is "Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere" presented by the 2019 Keynote Speaker Melvin C. High. Mr. High is Prince George's County Sheriff. 

Free event parking is available nearby in University Lots 1b and Z all day on Saturdays (excluding home football games). These lots are about a 2-5 minute walk to the venue. There are also paid parking options in the Stadium Drive Garage as well.

For more information, please click here .

The selections and songs presented during the event are chosen by the participants as their way to honor Dr. King. The City, by sponsoring this event, does not endorse any particular religion, belief system or presentation.
Public Forum: Duvall Field Visioning & Planning Project
Thursday, January 17
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Davis Hall
9217 51st Ave

The City of College Park needs your input to determine future improvements at Duvall Field. Please attend this meeting and share your thoughts and ideas for upgrading and prioritizing its facilities, amenities and services. This will help the City to develop a plan to meet community needs and wishes.

• Learn about the project
• Review existing conditions
• Consider new programs and facilities
• Provide feedback

For more information, contact the City's Department of Planning, Community & Economic Development at 240.487.3538 or email planner@collegeparkmd.gov.
Meetings at a Glance
City of College Park Mayor and Council Notice of Meetings
Tuesday, January 8, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Worksession

Tuesday, January 15, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Regular Meeting
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