Heating Safety
Half of home heating fires are reported during the months of December, January and February!

Install wood burning stoves following manufacturer's instructions or have a professional do the installation. All fuel-burning equipment should be vented to the outside to avoid carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

Install and maintain Carbon Monoxide alarms to avoid the risk of CO poisoning. If you smell gas in your gas heater, do not light the appliance. Leave the home immediately and call your local fire department or gas company.

Tips from the National Fire Protection Association.
New Hires and Farewells
Welcome New Hires:
James Kirksey – MEO II, Department of Public Works
Chais Stewart Laborer, Department of Public Works

Omar Christie – Department of Public Works
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
A final citywide curbside leaf collection will occur during the first two weeks of January, weather permitting.

After the final leaf vacuuming occurs, soft yard waste collections will resume on your regular collection day.
Curbside leaf collection is on schedule. For more information, please visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/specialcollections#curbsideleaf for more information.
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
December 30, 2019 - January 5, 2020
There were no Municipal Infractions issued for the Noise or Nuisance Ordinances this week.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
December 27, 2019 - January 3, 2020
12/27 Contract officer responded to a call for service for a loud music in the 8600 block of Baltimore Avenue. A group was sent on their way.

12/28 Contract officer on routine patrol observed a known theft suspect (theft from autos) acting in a suspicious manner at Indian Lane and 51st Avenue. Field interview was conducted, and the subject was sent on his way. Incident occurred at 0400 hours.

12/28 Contract officers responded to a call for service for a report of a burglary in progress in the 7500 block of Columbia Avenue. Contract officer apprehended the suspect as they exited a broken window from a residence. Patrol officers assisted and took custody of the suspect.

12/30 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Hollywood Road and 47th Place. 3 citations and 15 warning were issued.

1/2 Contract officers attended the Hollywood community meeting at MOM's Market.

1/2 Contract officers stopped a reported stolen vehicle at Baltimore Avenue and Hollywood Road. The driver of the vehicle bailed out and a foot pursuit was initiated. The driver along with the passenger was apprehended. The suspects are juveniles ages 13 and 14. One suspect admitted to stealing 9 vehicles in the College Park and Greenbelt areas. At this time, investigators have confirmed 4 of the 9 stolen autos. Investigation is ongoing.

Several premise checks were conducted throughout the City including Old Town burglary prevention patrols.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 59
Warnings: 105
Equipment Repair Orders: 4
Distracted Driving Citations: 1
Parking Citations: 0
Field Observation Report: 7
Youth Field Observation Report: 0
Citations in Lieu of Arrest:0
Civil Citation: 0
Criminal Arrests: 3
DWS Arrest: 0
DWI Arrest: 0
Warrant Arrest: 0
Premise Checks: 17
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 November 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 Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Saturday, January 11
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Clarice
University of Maryland Campus

Inspiration and Entertainment for all Ages - this free event will honor the legacy of Dr. King.

This year's theme: "Is His Dream your Dream Too?" will be explored through performances, panel discussion and an audience Q&A segment.

Bring a non-perishable food item with you to donate at the event.
Future Park at the End of Odessa Road Community Meeting
Monday, January 13
7:00 p.m.
Youth and Family Services
Recreation Room - 4912 Nantucket Road

The City of College Park is in the process of planning for a new play area in the vacant parcel at the end of Odessa Road. There is neighborhood interest to create a park for children to play that is close to their home, so they do not have to cross busy Rhode Island Avenue. The area bordering the properties on 52nd Avenue and Palco Place was identified as a suitable location for this park. 

This community meeting will provide more information about the project and provide an opportunity for residents to ask questions and make suggestions related to the proposal. 
Family Fun Bowling Bash
Sunday, January 26
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
9021 Baltimore Ave

The City of College Park's Recreation Board presents...
Family Fun Bowling Bash!

Sunday, January 26 from 1 to 4pm at Bowlero Lanes (formerly AMF College Park - 9021 Baltimore Ave)

Only $5* per person!!
Includes unlimited bowling from 1-4pm, shoe rental, soda and pizza
*For the first 100 City of College Park residents. Proof of residency required. After that, the price is only $10 per person

No reservations required and a limited number of lanes also have gutter guards!

For more information, please email events@collegeparkmd.gov .
Meetings at a Glance
City of College Park Mayor and Council Notice of Meetings
at Davis Hall 9217 51st Ave

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Regular Meeting

Saturday, January 18, 2020 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Closed Session: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.: Interview applicants for Strategic Plan RFP (Pursuant to Maryland Annotated Code General Provisions Art. § 3-305(b) this will be held in Closed Session)
  • 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Mayor and Council Retreat 

Monday, January 21, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Worksession
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
  • February 6, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., MOM's Organic Market Cafe
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