WEEKLY BULLETIN | February 14, 2020
The City and University held a groundbreaking event for the City Hall project this morning. For more information about the project, please visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/cityhall .
ANNOUNCEMENTS
All City Offices Closed for President's Day

All City offices will be closed on Monday, February 17, 2020 in observance of President's Day. Trash will be collected one day later than usual, and special trash collection will only occur on Friday.
City Youth UMD Summer Camp Scholarships
For Rising K-12 City Students

Summer is almost here!

The City of College Park provides scholarships for rising kindergarteners through 12th graders who are College Park residents to summer camps held at the University of Maryland in the summer of 2020.

Click here to Apply!  The application deadline is Friday, March 13, 2020 and applications will be available on the City’s website or at the City’s Youth and Family Services building located at 4912 Nantucket Rd. The application will contain a non-comprehensive list of available summer camps at the University of Maryland, along with instructions as to how to find more camp offerings.

Please remember our application is not an application for a summer camp, only an application for the scholarship.

For questions, please contact Latisha Moore at the City’s Department of Youth, Family and Senior Services at (240)487-3552 or  lmoore@collegeparkmd.gov .
Count Me in College Park!
Happy Valentine’s Day! Have you heard of any of these locations in the U.S.?

• Loveland, Colorado (Population – 76,701)
• Romeoville, Illinois (Population – 39,632)
• Love Valley, North Carolina (Population – 108)
• Valentine, Texas (Population – 127)

The Census Bureau gathers statistics on all the communities in the U.S. and its territories. Make sure your household is counted in the 2020 Census because College Park’s population determines funding and representation for the community. The City of College Park urges all households to fill out the form online, over the phone, or by mail.

For more information, click https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/census2020 or contact the Department of Planning, Community and Economic Development at 240-487-3538.
Food Scrap Drop-Off
New drop-off location open in the southern part of the City!
Instead of putting food scraps in the trash, City residents can drop them off for FREE at the following locations:
  • Department of Public Works, 9217 51st Avenue, College Park – available 24/7
  • Old Town Playground/Community Garden (7504 Columbia Ave.) – available 24/7

The new drop-off location is in the southern part of the City on Columbia Avenue near the Old Town Playground, between Norwich Road and College Avenue.

Five-gallon food scrap buckets are still available at the Department of Public Works. Pick up during regular business hours (Mon-Fri 7:30 am to 4:00 pm). The buckets are useful to transport collected food scraps to the drop off location.

Acceptable items: fruit and vegetable scraps; coffee grounds and tea leaves; dry goods - breads, pasta, nuts, rice and grains; dairy products, eggs and egg shells; meat, fish, poultry and bones – cooked or uncooked; food soiled paper products – napkins, paper towels, coffee filters, and tea bags.

Please DO NOT include plastic products of any kind, pet or human waste, diapers, clam or oyster shells, grease or fats, or ash from wood or charcoal. For more information about how to collect or drop-off food scraps, please visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/foodscraps .
Purple Line Construction Updates
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
Compost and wood mulch deliveries will resume the first week in March, weather permitting.

A pre-bid meeting for the 3-year grass cutting contract was held on February 13th; bids are due February 25th.

Landscaping crews are weeding, cleaning up beds, and mulching in the Old Town and Calvert Hills area.

The City Engineer attended the WSSC Quarterly Review Meeting on February 12th.

The Sustainability Coordinator attended the College Park City University Partnership (CP-CUP) Sustainability meeting on February 12th, and the Sustainable Maryland, Prince George’s County Route One Corridor Green Team Summit on February 13th.

The Safety Officer held a presentation for the Department of Public Works crew with general information and protection strategies from the Corona Virus on Thursday, February 13th.
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.
Noise and Nuisance Municipal Infractions
February 3 - February 9, 2020
There were no Municipal Infractions issued for the Noise or Nuisance (Unruly Social Gathering) Ordinances.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
January 31 - February 6, 2020
1/31 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign & Speed Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and Duke Street.  3 citations and 6 warnings were issued.

1/31 Contract officers responded to a call for service in the 4200 block of Knox Road for a loud party. Officers observed several males acting disorderly in front of the Dunkin Donuts as one of the intoxicated males was flipping over chairs and tables outside of the T/A. Someone in the group yelled to break into the T/A. As the officer approached the group the intoxicated male that was flipping over the furniture swung at the officer and was placed under arrest. As the officer was arresting the male several persons hindered the officers’ actions and backup officers were requested. Backup officers arrived and detained 2 others for disorderly and hindering.  One person received a citation and the other suspect was taken into custody. 3 student referrals were submitted.

1/31 Contract officer responded to a call for service in the 4300 block of Hartwick Road regarding loud music. The lessee agreed to turn down the loud music and a student referral was submitted.

1/31 Contract officer was on routine patrol and observed 2 males carrying 3’ tall orange construction pylons in the 7500 block of Princeton Avenue. The students advised they removed them from the parking lot in the 7400 block of Princeton Avenue. The equipment was returned, and 2 student referrals were completed.

2/1 Contract officer along with the City’s Code Enforcement officer responded to a call for service in the 4330 Hartwick Road regarding loud music. The music was in violation of the City noise ordinance. The lessee made several profanity statements toward the officer. A student referral was submitted.

2/1 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign & Speed Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and Marlborough Way.  14 citations were issued.

2/2 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Hollywood Road and 47th Avenue.  3 citations were issued.

2/2 Contract officers received a call for an unknown trouble call for a white box vehicle with a male screaming from the vehicle “to call the police”. The vehicle was located as the driver failed to stop for the officer and fled to the 3200 block of Toledo Road. The vehicle was reported stolen from Greenbelt City as the victim was locked in the rear of the vehicle. The suspects were apprehended on Toledo Road.  

2/3 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Speed Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and Duke Street.  3 warnings were issued.

2/4 2 juveniles stole a golf cart from Seven Springs Apartments. Contract officer located them in the 8300 block of Baltimore Avenue. Both juveniles were detained and taken to Greenbelt Middle School.

2/4 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9000 block of Baltimore Avenue. 34 citations were issued as the officer was operating the portable “Mobile Camera.”

2/6 Contract officers attended a community meeting in Hollywood at MOM’s grocery store.

There were several premise checks conducted throughout the City.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations:39
Warnings:211
Equipment Repair Orders: 4
Distracted Driving Citations: 0
Parking Citations: 0
Field Observation Report: 6
Youth Field Observation Report: 0
Citations in Lieu of Arrest:1
Civil Citation: 0
Criminal Arrests: 3
DWS Arrest: 0
DWI Arrest: 0
Warrant Arrest: 0
Premise Checks: 11
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 5
Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 95
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 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 .
CITY EVENTS
Save the date!
  • Save the date for Census-Palooza on Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 12-3 pm at Duvall Field. Please join us for food, music, games and more!
  • Save the date for Brunch with Bunny on Saturday, March 28, 2020. More information will be forthcoming!
UPCOMING MEETINGS
Meetings at a Glance
City of College Park Mayor and Council Notice of Meetings
at Davis Hall 9217 51st Ave
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Worksession

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Regular Meeting
  • Placeholder: Closed Session after the meeting to consult with Counsel on a legal matter, and to consider the proposal for a business to locate in Prince George's County.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Worksession

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Regular Meeting

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Worksession

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Regular Meeting
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
  • March 5, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., Location to be determined.
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