WEEKLY BULLETIN | DECEMBER 6, 2019
The Deck the City Holiday Decorating Contest is going on now! Nominate your favorite decorated homes (including yours) here: www.collegeparkmd.gov/deckthecity .
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Deck the City Holiday Decorating Contest
Love to decorate for the holidays? Feel like Clark W. Griswold's light display has nothing on yours? Have more inflatables outside than you can count? Well, get out all your bulbs, bows, deer and inflatable snow-globes, because the City's Deck the City Holiday Decorating Contest is happening now!

Nominate your home and/or a neighbor's home by clicking here:  www.collegeparkmd.gov/deckthecity.
You can nominate more than one home (including your own!)

For contest rules and entry information, please visit  www.collegeparkmd.gov/deckthecity .
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
Beginning on or about November 15, 2019, The Northeast Branch Trail will be closed between the University Research Court and Haig Drive access points. This section of the trail will be closed until approximately January 2020. 

For all Purple Line Construction Updates including lane closures, road work and more, please visit: www.purplelinemd.com/construction/construction-updates .
A WEEK IN REVIEW
Department of Public Works
The Calvert Hills Tree Lighting Electrical Service was completed this week.

Crews installed a 20 amp outlet at Jack Perry Plaza in the flower bed.
The Department prepared an RFP for the Solar Panel project for the Department's Landscape Garage

Curbside leaf collection is on schedule: Next week DPW will finish SA6-Rhode Island east, then go on to SA7-NorthEnd/Sunnyside, SA1-Calvert Hills, SA-2 Old Town. Click here for details. During Curbside Leaf Collection weekly yard waste collections on regular trash collection days are suspended. Look for signs posted in your neighborhood in advance of the scheduled collection dates. The collection calendar posted online will be updated as the collection schedule changes, so check the website for the latest schedule. Please make sure to rake your leaves to the curb and not in the street. Leaves in gutters can clog storm drains and create potential flooding.
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.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
November 15 - 28, 2019
11/16 Contract officer stopped an individual matching the description of a suspect wanted in connection to thefts. RID investigators were notified, and a field observation report was submitted.

11/18 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9000 block of Baltimore Avenue. 41 citations were issued as the officer was operating the portable “Mobile Camera.”

11/19 Contract officer responded to a call for service in the 4600 block of Knox Road for a burglary. The victim observed the suspect in their living room closet before they fled. Contract officers located the suspect in the 4600 block of Knox Roa d. The suspect was turned over to RID investigators. The suspect was charged with 4th degree burglary, trespassing, and peeping tom.

11/19 Contract officer responded to a call for a theft that just occurred in the 7100 block of Baltimore Avenue. 2 suspects removed a laundry cart from the business. The suspects were located in the 6900 block of Carleton Terrace. The cart was returned, and victim declined to pursue charges. A student referral was submitted.

11/21 Contract officer conducted a traffic assign ment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at 51st Avenue and Edgewood Road.  2 warnings were issued.

11/21 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at 51st Avenue and Mineola Road Road.  2 warnings were issued.

11/21 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place at Duke Street.  1 citation and 2 warnings were issued.

11/22 Contract officers responded to a call for service for a T/A Robbery in the 9600 block of Baltimore Avenue. Officers assisted with the perimeter etc.

11/23 Contract officers working the Old Town foot assignment observed 10 to 12 males fighting in the 7300 block of Baltimore Avenue. 2 individuals were arrested and transported to DOC for processing.

11/23 Contract officer responded to a call for service for a loud party in the 7300 block of Rhode Island Avenue. A student referral was submitted.

11/23 Contract officer responded to a call for service regarding a peace order. Officers discovered that a student was using a “fake” name to attend college. Student referral was submitted. 

11/24 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Hollywood Road and 47 th Avenue.  1 citation and 1 warning were issued.

11/26 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9000 block of Baltimore Avenue. 69 citations were issued as the officer was operating the portable “Mobile Camera.”

11/26 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) at Baltimore Avenue and Indian Lane.  6 citations were issued.

11/28 Contract officer was patrolling the Hollywood Neighborhood when they were flagged down regarding an abandoned vehicle at Hollywood Road and Rhode Island Avenue. The vehicle was impounded as it was not registered. 
Several premise checks were conducted throughout the City.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 56
Warnings: 361
Equipment Repair Orders: 10
Distracted Driving Citations: 0
Parking Citations: 0
Field Observation Report: 12
Youth Field Observation Report: 0
Citations in Lieu of Arrest: 0
Civil Citation: 0
Criminal Arrests: 3
DWS Arrest: 0
DWI Arrest: 0
Warrant Arrest: 0
Premise Checks: 17
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 4
Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 134
Downtown Area Pedestrian Citations: 2
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 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 EVENTS
Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 14
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
College Park Community Center
5051 Pierce Avenue

The City's annual Breakfast with Santa is on Saturday, December 14 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the College Park Community Center (5051 Pierce Avenue).

Children of all ages are invited to visit with Santa!

Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast.

Bring your camera to capture photos with Santa.

Magical Entertainment and Arts & Crafts!

Sponsored by the City of College Park’s Recreation Board and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Reservations not required. For more information, please call 240-487-3570.
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.
UPCOMING MEETINGS
Meetings at a Glance
City of College Park Mayor and Council Notice of Meetings
at Davis Hall 9217 51st Ave
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Regular Meeting and Inauguration of the new Council

Saturday, December 14, 2019 – 9:00 a.m.
  • Mayor and Council Orientation
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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