WEEKLY BULLETIN | February 15, 2019
Parent's Night Out is Tonight! For details, see below under Events.
City Offices Closed for President's Day
All City offices will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019 in observance of the Presidents Day holiday.

Refuse and recycling collections will shift forward one day (Monday collections will occur on Tuesday; Tuesday collections on Wednesday; and so forth) and special collections will only occur on Friday that week.
Good Neighbor Day - Team Leaders Apply!
Want to share your leadership skills?

Good Neighbor Day, a community-side day of service for College Park is seeking volunteers to serve as Project Team Leaders!

This year's Good Neighbor Day is Saturday, April 13, 2019.

Visit  GO.UMD.EDU/GNDTL2019  to learn more and apply.

Applications are due February 18.
City Summer UMD Youth Camp Scholarships
For Rising K-12 City Students
Summer is almost here!

CLICK HERE  for a City of College Park Scholarship Application to a University of Maryland Summer 2019 Youth Camp. 

The application deadline is March 11, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.

This application also has a non-comprehensive list of available summer camps at the University of Maryland, along with instructions as to how to find more camp offerings. 

This 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 .
Bus Stop Relocations at College Park Metro
From Maryland Purple Line:

Effective March 18, 2019, the College Park Metro Bus Loop access will be closed long-term for Purple Line construction. The existing 5 bus stops within the bus loop will be relocated to the southbound right-hand lane of River Road. Additional bus stops may be added at a later date; at that time a revised notice will be provided. See illustration below for long-term bus stop locations. 

Please note that the right-hand southbound lane along River Road will have buses queue up at the temporary bus stops between 5 a.m. and 11 p.m.

As work continues, we will strive to keep you informed of the progress of this exciting project. For information on construction activities, schedules and other updates, please visit www.purplelinemd.com/construction . For immediate construction concerns, please email us at outreach@pltcllc.com or call the construction hotline at 240-424-5325.

All activities are subject to change due to traffic, weather or emergency situations.
Baltimore Avenue Road Closures
Starting on February 18, State Highway Administration will close two lanes on Baltimore Avenue from College Avenue to University Boulevard until November 30. Most of the work should be done during the night hours between 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
From State Highway Administration:

Northern Pipeline Construction Co.(NPL), under contract with Washington Gas(WG), will be relocating natural gas distribution pipeline in conflict with the roadway improvement project PG624517 proposed by Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration. Construction is anticipated to start February 18th, 2019 and conclude November 30, 2019; weather and system permitting. Most work will be performed during night hours between 9:00 pm and 5:00 am. In the event of inclement weather, NPL will cease construction until suitable conditions resume.

To facilitate the relocation, two lanes of traffic will need to be closed during construction. The lanes closed will vary from the two southbound lanes and the two northbound lanes depending on the section of pipeline being relocated. Sidewalk closures will not be necessary.

Those with questions for NPL before and while the work is taking place should contact Don Weller, NPL Construction Project Manager, at (571) 364-2048, or dweller@gonpl.com. Those with questions for Washington Gas should contact Randy Layne, Washington Gas Construction Project Supervisor, at (703) 408-0584, or rl05272@washgas.com.
Department of Public Works
The Landscaping crew worked along Narraganset Parkway and Muskogee Street to pick up limbs, dumped brush, and litter as well as tree pruning to elevate for clearance. 

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

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.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
February 1 - 7, 2019
From the Prince George's County Police Department: When you are out and about, please remember to remove valuables from an unattended vehicle.
2/2 Contract officer responded to a call for service for a loud party in the 4600 block of Guilford Place. Student referral was submitted.

2/3 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 4800 block of Greenbelt Road. (18 citations were issued as the officer was operating the portable “Mobile Camera.”)
2/5 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 4900 block of Greenbelt Road. (21 citations were issued as the officer was operating the portable “Mobile Camera.”)
2/5 Contract officer on routine patrol observed 4 males shouting at the Parking Officer in the 4600 block of College Avenue. As the officer approached to check on the welfare of the parking officer who was visibly upset the 4 males fled the scene. No additional police action was needed as the officer’s presence may have prevented an assault.
2/6 Contract officer conducted a traffic stop at Baltimore Avenue and Campus Drive for a vehicle not activating headlights. As the officer approached, they smelled alcohol beverage upon the driver’s breath. Based on the field sobriety tests a Drug Recognition Expert was requested and conducted another round of tests. Blood test was completed, and we are waiting on the results.  
Due to the ongoing complaint regarding fire lane violations in the 4300 block of Hartwick Road we conducted several checks and issued 13 parking violations this week.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 47
Warnings: 81
Equipment Repair Orders: 27
Distracted Driving Citations: 1
Parking Citations: 17
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: 1
Warrant Arrest: 0
Premise Checks: 0
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 1
Zone 1/Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 5
Zone 1/Downtown Area Pedestrian Citations: 1
Zone 2/Berwyn - Lakeland Pedestrian Warnings: 19
Zone 2/Berwyn - Lakeland Pedestrian Citations: 2
Zone 3/North College Park Pedestrian Warnings: 0
Zone 3/North College Park Pedestrian Citations: 0
Parent's Night Out
Friday, February 15
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
College Park Community Center
5051 Pierce Avenue

Spend an evening at a local restaurant while your 6-12 year old child has fun at the Community Center!

Bring this flyer in to Hard Times Cafe (4738 Cherry Hill Road) during the event time frame to get 20% off food only.

PGParks Ticket #: CPKCC-SPEC-GA-20190215
$6 per child for residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties; $8 for non-residents

Limited to 20 children total between 6-12 years old. Bring valid parent drivers licenses and child’s birth certificate to register with M-NCPPC. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Questions: Call 301.699.2255 or 301.441.2647. Presented by the City of College Park's Recreation Board and Prince George's County Parks and Recreation.
Meetings at a Glance
City of College Park Mayor and Council Notice of Meetings
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Worksession

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Regular Meeting
  • Public Hearing on Ordinance 19-O-03
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