WEEKLY BULLETIN | February 26, 2021
Restorative Justice Steering Committee

On June 9, 2020, the Mayor and Council passed Resolution 20-R-16 Renouncing Systemic Racism and Declaring Support for Black Lives. The Resolution called for a restorative justice process to address the harms caused to the Lakeland community, particularly during the urban renewal process.

To this end, the Mayor and Council plan to establish a Restorative Justice Commission. As a first step toward this goal, the City is establishing a Steering Committee to help guide the process. The Steering Committee will be asked to complete its work within a short period of time, and its work will be done upon the presentation of its recommendations to the City Council.

Are you interested in serving on the Steering Committee? If so, please complete the application at: www.collegeparkmd.gov/boardapp and submit it to Janeen S. Miller, City Clerk, at jsmiller@collegeparkmd.gov. Applications are due by March 1, 2021. Members will be drawn from the Lakeland community (including former Lakeland residents) and the community at large. We are particularly interested in identifying people who have experience with restorative justice processes. For more information, visit our website, contact citymanager@collegeparkmd.gov or call 240-487-3501.
Limited Community Garden Plots Available
Calling all gardeners! A few plots are available at the Old Town Community Garden and Hollywood Garden. Garden plots are $15 and are on a first-come first-serve basis. Submission of an application does not guarantee availability. The Department of Planning and Community Development will follow up with plot availability and payment options after the application is received. Please apply for plots at collegeparkmd.gov/communitygardenapp. For more information, contact khart@collegeparkmd.gov.
WMATA's Fiscal Year 2022 Proposed Budget

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) released its Fiscal Year 2022 proposed budget. The proposed budget includes closing the College Park – UMD station, eliminating bus route 86 (which serves College Park and the Route 1 corridor) and modifying bus route 83 to terminate at Greenbelt Metro station. Other proposed changes to the Metrorail system are 30 minute service frequencies between trains, currently 12 minutes, and a decrease in parking fees from $5.20 to $4.95 in Prince George’s County. Public Hearing dates are March 8, 2021 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., March 9, 2021 at 6 p.m. and March 10, 2021 at 6 p.m. For more information, visit: https://www.wmata.com/initiatives/budget/.
Prince George's County Plan to Reopen Schools

Prince George’s County Public Schools will begin hybrid learning in April, with families able to opt in or out. Families can choose to split students’ time between in-person classes two days a week and remote learning or stay all-virtual. For more information, visit: https://www.pgcps.org/reopen/.
Street Outreach Referral Form

The Street Outreach Referral Form is online and ready to use at: https://forms.gle/sCVAdEqBwwV1Wpbf6. This form is to be used if you see a person or family who is homeless and you are concerned about their wellbeing here in Prince George’s County.

Referrals submitted at that link will be picked up by the Prince George’s County Department of Social Services Street Outreach Team and assigned to a Navigator for follow up and case management.
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 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 may 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.
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.
Amber lights have been installed at Davis Hall and will remain through March 5th honoring all victims of COVID-19.
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.
SMARTLEAF® Compost & Wood Mulch

Compost deliveries resume on a limited basis starting next Thursday and Friday, March 4th and 5th.

Delivery is available for an additional fee, or material may be picked up Monday through Friday, 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. For more information, visit: www.collegeparkmd.gov/compost or call 240-487-3590.
Noise and Nuisance Municipal Infractions
February 8 - February 14, 2021
There were no Municipal Infractions issued for violations of the Noise Ordinance. There were two issued for Article I, 141-1 Danger to Public Safety/Health and none issued for Article II, 141-13 Unruly Social Gatherings.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
February 12 - February 18, 2021
2/12 Contract officer conducted a traffic stop at Campus Drive and River Road. The driver was placed under arrest for an open warrant for FTA-driving on a suspended license.

2/16 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 4800 block of Greenbelt Road and issued 13 “Mobile” Camera violations.

2/16 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9000 block of Baltimore Avenue and issued 130 “Mobile” Camera violations.

2/17 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and DePauw Place. 4 citations and 6 warnings were issued.

There were several premise checks conducted throughout the City.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 20
Warnings: 18
Equipment Repair Orders: 2
Distracted Driving Citations: 0
Parking Citations: 0
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: 1
Premise Checks: 12
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 0
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.
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, March 4, 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
April Cleanup Saturdays 
April 10 & 24 from 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Public Works, 9217 51st Avenue, College Park
*Yuck Old Paint Event is on Saturday, April 10th

The City of College Park's Department of Public Works will be collecting household goods for GreenDrop and recycling for household batteries (limit 10 batteries, no automotive); light bulbs (limit 4); and fluorescent tubes (limit 2). Residents can get one cubic yard of Compost free during the event. Residents can bring bulk trash, appliances, metals, electronics for recycling, brush and yard waste, and block Styrofoam. All appliance, TV and monitor fees will be waived during this event. Proof of residency is required. Yuck old paint will be collected on Saturday, April 10 only at $5 per can. See below for details.

Yuck Paint Details:
  • Latex and oil paint only in any condition (no spray paint)
  • Paint must be in original containers. In order for the paint to be properly used, the contents on the inside need to match the label on the outside.
Payment Terms:
  • Yuck old paint will collect payment onsite. Residents may pay in cash, credit card, or check.
  • Residents pay $5/per can (quart, 1-gallon, 5-gallon bucket)
  • There is no limit on the number of households who want to participate, nor a limit on the number of cans per household. 
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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