WEEKLY BULLETIN | December 7, 2018
This year, Terp Toy Drive collected tons of toys, clothes, blankets, sporting goods, toiletries and more to give to local children this holiday season. This holiday drive sponsored by the University's Department of Resident Life in collaboration with the City's Department of Youth, Family and Senior Services, has been making a difference in the lives of children for more than 20 years. Across campus, University staff and students donated new toys and items to the drive that the City's Youth & Family Services then distributed to College Park schools and local organizations. Thank you to all who donated to help make a child's holiday brighter this year.
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 going on now!

The nomination period has opened!  Click here to nominate a home

For more information including contest rules and judging, click here .
Curbside Leaf Collections
Curbside leaf collection is on schedule . Weather permitting, crews will be in the following neighborhoods next week: SA2-Old Town; SA3-CP Estates and Yarrow; SA4-Lakeland and Berwyn; SA8-CP Woods, Crystal Springs, Acredale and Patricia Ct; and begin SA5-Rhode Island Ave West.

You can help by making sure there are no branches, brush or sticks in leaf piles. Rake your leaves and soft yard waste to the curb. To ensure collection, put leaves out by the first day listed. The calendar may show two or three days in an area, but we only collect once per street per collection cycle. Residents can find out when their neighborhood will be serviced by visiting our website for the most up-to-date calendar or look for signs posted in their neighborhood with the collection dates. Signs will be posted the week prior to collection.

Weekly collection of soft yard waste is suspended during November/December and early January. Bags or containers of soft yard waste will only be collected when the vacuum trucks are scheduled to be in your neighborhood. Do not mix twigs and branches with soft yard waste.
Department of Public Works
A contract award was approved by the Council for design of the Hollywood dog park. The contract with A. Morton Thomas and Associates has been executed, and a survey crew has begun work for the siting of the new dog park on the parcel on the east side of 51st Avenue between Indian Lane and Fox Street. 

Special Trash/Bulk Trash: Residents are reminded they must schedule an appointment to collect bulk trash, white goods, electronics for recycling, or yard waste/brush. Call the Department to schedule a collection and please don’t place items at the curb until the appointment date . Appointments are scheduled on a first come first serve basis on Thursdays and Fridays. Appointment slots can fill up - schedule in advance to secure a spot for the week you request (keep in mind that upcoming holidays will also impact the availability of appointments). Have your items at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled appointment day.

Holiday Light Recycling: All holiday lights, working or not-working, are accepted for recycling at MOM’s Organic Market (9801 Rhode Island Avenue, College Park) in December and the beginning of January. 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.

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. Deliveries have ended for the season.
Department of Planning, Community & Economic Development
Several new businesses have opened in the City in the last few weeks. They include locally-owned Posh Cycling and Fitness Studio in the Hollywood neighborhood, Seoul Spice located on the ground floor of Terrapin Row, Wings Over College Park also in Terrapin Row, and Cava in the College Park Shopping Center. WeWork opened their doors in the Discovery District on December 3rd and many businesses have already begun operating inside.

Save the date of January 17, 2019 at 7:00 pm for a community meeting on future plans for Duvall Field. This will be a visioning session to solicit public input. Details will follow shortly.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
November 23 - 29, 2018
11/23 Contract Officers responded to a call for service for the report of a T/A Armed Robbery at the T-Mobile Store located at 8145 Baltimore Avenue. Contract officers assisted the Beat Officers at the scene. Note: The suspects were apprehended in Washington DC.

11/23 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9000 block of Baltimore Avenue. (35 citations were issued as the officer was operating the portable “Mobile Camera.”

11/25 Contract officer on pro-active patrol observed a suspicious vehicle in the 8400 block of Baltimore Avenue. Officer conducted a field interview and discovered a person sleeping in the vehicle. No active warrant as the subject was sent on their way.

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.”

11/27 Contract officer on pro-active patrol observed a suspicious tow truck circling the neighborhood in the 4700 block of Niagara Road. A traffic stop was conducted as a truck inspection was performed. Due to the numerous violations the tow truck was towed. 

11/29 Contract Officers attended the Hollywood Community Meeting.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 35
Warnings: 58
Equipment Repair Orders: 8
Distracted Driving Citations: 2
Parking Citations: 2
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: 2
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 0
Zone 1/Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 7
Zone 1/Downtown Area Pedestrian Citations: 0
Zone 2/Berwyn - Lakeland Pedestrian Warnings: 0
Zone 2/Berwyn - Lakeland Pedestrian Citations: 0
Zone 3/North College Park Pedestrian Warnings: 0
Zone 3/North College Park Pedestrian Citations: 0
Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 15
10:00 a.m. to noon
College Park Community Center
5051 Pierce Ave

Tis the season for a holly jolly Breakfast with Santa! Join Santa on Saturday, December 15 from 10 a.m. until noon at the College Park Community Center for yummy complimentary continental breakfast.

Bring your camera to capture photos with Santa. There may also be a surprise or two! Children of all ages are invited to participate. 

Sponsored by the City's Recreation Board and the Maryland-National capital Park and Planning Commission. Reservations are not required. For more information click here or call 240-487-3570.
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.
Meetings at a Glance
City of College Park Mayor and Council Notice of Meetings
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Regular Meeting
  • Worksession after the meeting

Tuesday, January 8, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Worksession
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