WEEKLY BULLETIN | February 12, 2021
Snow Alert

The National Weather Service has indicated a possible major winter weather event starting Saturday morning through Sunday morning, with ice accumulations projected at a quarter inch or greater. The Department of Public Works (DPW) will be on standby over the weekend. Check the City’s social media pages (FacebookTwitterInstagram) for updates as we will post any possible trash and recycling collection changes.

Help our snow plows get through your neighborhood by parking in your driveway, or on one side of the road within 12 inches of the curb. For tips and guides, visit: www.collegeparkmd.gov/snow.
All City Offices Are Closed For Presidents' Day

All City offices are closed on Monday, February 15, 2021 for Presidents' Day. Refuse and recycling will be collected one day later than usual and special collections will only occur on Friday, February 19.
MDOT SHA Begins Sewer Work Along US 1 In College Park

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is installing a temporary sewer system on US 1 (Baltimore Avenue) near Navahoe Street in College Park. This system will keep residents and businesses from having their sewer services impacted during construction. Work began this morning.  

Work is permitted weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., and overnight, seven days a week between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. During these work hours, crews will close Navahoe Street from US 1 to 48th Avenue and detour traffic around the work zone through late March. Additional work hours and lane closures on US 1 maybe be needed, and construction equipment may be disruptive. The work is part of MDOT SHA’s project to improve US 1 between College Avenue and MD 193 (University Boulevard). Learn more about the project hereFor more information, visit: https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=223.
Hotel Resiliency Relief Fund

The County has launched the $11 million Hotel Resiliency Relief Fund. Applications are open until February 24. Hotels and similar establishments that have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic may apply. Applications are being accepted until February 24. To learn more and apply, visit: https://hotelresiliency.princegeorgescountymd.gov/.
MD Governor Hogan Proposes $1Billion COVID-19 Relief Legislation

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced plans to ask lawmakers to approve a state coronavirus relief package of individual payments for lower-income Marylanders, help for small businesses and a slew of tax cuts that would cost about $1 billion. For more information, visit: https://governor.maryland.gov/reliefact/.
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.
The Department of Public Works Update:

DPW crews worked 12 hour shifts on February 8, 10, and 11 to address winter weather conditions. Due to these staffing changes, there were no special collections this week.

DPW will have crew standing by for any weather-related conditions this long holiday weekend and will deploy when brining, salting or plowing is required.

Would you like a street tree planted in the right of way in front of your home? Spring tree plantings are being planned, please reach out to balexander@collegeparkmd.gov if you are interested.
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
February 1 - February 7, 2021
There were 9 Municipal Infractions issued for 6 violations of the Noise Ordinance. There were none issued for Article I, 141-1 Danger to Public Safety/Health or Article II, 141-13 Unruly Social Gatherings.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
January 29 - February 4, 2021
1/23 Contract officer responded to a loud music complaint in the 4600 block of Knox Road. Officer could hear music playing from outside the house. Officer made contact with the resident and noticed approximately 15 persons were attending the party. Student referral was submitted.

1/23 Contract officer responded to a loud music complaint in the 4600 block of Calvert Road. Officers arrived on the scene and approximately 30 persons fled the backyard of the residence. Student referral was submitted. 
1/30 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Edgewood Road and 51st Avenue. 3 citations were issued.

2/4 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Edgewood Road and 51st Avenue. 2 citations and 4 warnings were issued.

2/4 Contract officer followed up on a parking complaint on Rhode Island Avenue near the State Police Barracks. Contract officer located the owner in the 5000 block of Paducah Road. The trailer was removed by the owner as the owner had an additional unregistered vehicle in the roadway which was removed to her driveway and advised to have the vehicle removed.

2/4 Contract Officer responded to a commercial alarm in the 7300 block of Baltimore Avenue. The business was secured.

2/4 Contract officer issued 2 citations to pedestrians for not walking in a crosswalk at Baltimore Avenue and Hollywood Road.

There were several premise checks conducted throughout the City.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 45
Warnings: 38
Equipment Repair Orders: 8
Distracted Driving Citations: 0
Parking Citations: 0
Field Observation Report: 3
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: 16
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 2
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 December 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.
College Park Dinosaur Hunt

Looking for a free, fun, and socially distant activity to do with the family? Look no further than the College Park Dinosaur Hunt happening next weekend, February 13 and 14. Pictures of dinosaurs will be popping up in locations across College Park for your family to find for the chance to win a gift card to a College Park business of your choosing.

Bingo cards will be posted on the event’s website (collegeparkdinos.com) on February 13, as well as a map featuring the locations across the City where dinosaurs can be found. Submit a picture of your bingo card to the City’s social media pages (Facebook: City of College Park, MD; Twitter: @collegepark_md; Instagram: @collegeparkmd) or email your picture to events@collegeparkmd.gov for a chance to win a gift card to a local College Park business of your choosing.

Participants are encouraged to hunt for dinosaurs during daylight hours and can search from a vehicle or on foot. All participants not in a vehicle are required to wear face coverings and maintain safe social distancing. For more information on the College Park Dinosaur Hunt, visit: collegeparkdinos.com.
Virtual Q&A with Joshua Thomas

The City of College Park’s Educational Advisory Committee invite you to join us for a Town Hall with Joshua Thomas, District 2 Board of Education representative on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. The focus of this virtual meeting is to have a dialogue about virtual learning, share collective experiences and address concerns about the remainder of the school year. Use this link to participate: zoom.us/j/97952972640.

1. Updates from PGCPS on 2020-2021 school year
2. Q&A session with community members

Questions may be sent ahead of the town hall to families@collegeparkmd.gov.
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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