WEEKLY BULLETIN | December 31, 2020
All City Offices will be closed for New Years Day

All City offices will be closed at 12 noon on Thursday, December 31, 2020 and all day on Friday, January 1, 2021 in observance of New Years Day. No special collections will occur during this week.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
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.
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.
Curbside Leaf Collections:
The following areas are scheduled for next week: SA5-Rhode Island Ave West, Autoville and Cherryhill, SA2-Old Town West Knox; SA3-Estates and Yarrow; SA6-Rhode Island Ave East. This is the final collection in these areas.

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 the Department of Public Works 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.
Snow:
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.
Recycling Tip of the Week

Buy less, use less, save more! One person can make a difference. Instead of purchasing items because they are convenient, look for things that are more sustainable to both the earth and your bank account. Skip the disposable lifestyle (plastic utensils, paper plates, plastic bags, disposable wipes, etc.) and go for the real thing! 
Christmas Tree Recycling

Christmas trees will be collected by appointment on scheduled brush collection days on Thursdays or Fridays. Email publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov or call 240-487-3590 to request a pickup. Please remove all decorations & lights; if you have bagged your tree for ease of moving, please take it out of the plastic bag, and place the tree at the curb for collection.  
Holiday Light Recycling

Holiday string lights, working or non-working, are accepted for recycling at MOM's Organic Market (9801 Rhode Island Avenue). The string lights are collected for recycling until January 31.

Please remove lights from bags/packaging and place in designated holiday lights recycling bin located in the lobby when you enter MOM’s Organic Market.

What happens to the waste? Collected lights are broken down through smelting or shredding to recover raw commodities. These raw commodities are then used to create roofing and construction materials, piping, car batteries, other electronics, lead wheel weights, flatware, jewelry, and more!
Noise and Nuisance Municipal Infractions
December 21 - December 27, 2020
There was one Municipal Infraction issued for the Noise Ordinance and none issued for the Nuisance (Unruly Social Gathering) Ordinance.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
December 11 - December 17, 2020
12/12 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9000 Baltimore Avenue and issued 57 “Mobile” Camera violations.

12/12 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 7000 Baltimore Avenue and issued 7 “Mobile” Camera violations.

12/12 Contract officers responded to a call for service in the 6800 block of Baltimore Avenue for a party complaint. Officers observed over 90 persons at the party and a student referral was submitted.

12/15 Contract officer issued a citation for a person driving the wrong way on 49th Avenue and Berwyn Road.

12/15 Contract officers assisted on duty investigators with a search and seizure warrant in the 8100 block of 48th Avenue.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 43
Warnings: 36
Equipment Repair Orders: 2
Distracted Driving Citations: 0
Parking Citations: 0
Field Observation Report: 1
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: 12
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 1
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 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.
CITY EVENTS AND RECREATION
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.
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

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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