WEEKLY BULLETIN | February 7, 2020
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.
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:

·         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 .
Count me in College Park!
Next month you will be able to respond to the Census online for the first time at https://2020census.gov/ !

When you respond to the census, your answers are kept anonymous. They are used only to produce statistics. The U.S. Census Bureau is bound by law to protect your answers and keep them strictly confidential. The law ensures that your private information is never published and that your answers cannot be used against you by any government agency, law enforcement, or court. 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 Planning Department at 240-487-3538.
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 .
Department of Public Works
The new Food Scrap drop off in Old Town has received 66 lbs. of diverted food scraps in the initial opening week.

New No Dumping Signs are being installed to replace outdated signage.

The 100 cubic yards of playground surfacing material delivered last week has been installed at Duvall, Davis, Muskogee, Hollywood, the Mews and Calvert Hills playgrounds.

City Horticulturist attended the College Park Airport Tree Trimming presentation on Thursday, February 6th.

City Engineer reports that the newly installed wood barrier across southbound Rhode Island Avenue will be modified to allow for through bike traffic by the middle of next week, weather permitting.  
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
January 27 - February 2, 2020
There was one Municipal Infraction issued for the Noise Ordinance and zero issued for the Nuisance (Unruly Social Gathering) Ordinance.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
January 24 - January 30, 2020
1/23 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Hollywood Road and 47th Place.  1 citation and 1 warning were issued.

1/25 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) on Campus Drive and issued 6 citations and 9 warnings were issued.

1/26 Contract officers (foot patrol) observed 2 males blocking the sidewalk in the 7400 block Baltimore Avenue. The parties (intoxicated) were involved in a verbal altercation and one of them struck the other with a closed fist. The altercation was broken up as both parties refused to press charges. 2 student referrals were submitted.

1/28 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9000 block of Baltimore Avenue. 7 citations were issued as the officer was operating the portable “Mobile Camera.”

1/28 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 4900 block of Greenbelt Road. 10 citations were issued as the officer was operating the portable “Mobile Camera.”

1/28 Contract officer responded to a call for service in the 7500 block of Columbia Avenue regarding loud music. Music could be heard from the street as the party was “shut down”. Student referral was submitted. While on the call officers heard loud music coming from another property in the 7500 block of Columbia Avenue. A separate student referral was issued for this residence. 

1/29 Contract officer issued 5 citations in the Hollywood Community regarding the ongoing issue involving repair shop and unregistered vehicles.

There were several premise checks conducted throughout the City.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations:32
Equipment Repair Orders: 10
Distracted Driving Citations: 0
Parking Citations: 1
Field Observation Report: 5
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: 8
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 4
Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 92
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 .
Save the date!
Save the date for Brunch with Bunny on Saturday, March 28, 2020. More information will be forthcoming!
Meetings at a Glance
City of College Park Mayor and Council Notice of Meetings
at Davis Hall 9217 51st Ave
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Regular Meeting
Public Hearings:
  • Traffic Calming in the 9700 block of Narragansett Parkway
  • Traffic Calming in the 4800 block of Muskogee Street
  • Permit Restricted Parking in the 9600 block of 51st Place

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
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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