WEEKLY BULLETIN | JANUARY 17, 2020
ANNOUNCEMENTS
All City Offices Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
All City offices will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2020 in observance of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday. Trash will be collected one day later than usual, and special collection will only occur on Friday.
New Hires
Welcome New Hire:
Christopher Williams Laborer, Department of Public Works
Count me in College Park!
The 2020 Census is coming this March! The census is a count of every person who lives in the United States and its territories that happens every 10 years. In 8 weeks, College Park residents will receive postcards from the U.S. Census Bureau with an invitation to complete the Census form.

New this year, residents can fill out the Census form online starting in mid-March. The City of College Park urges all households to fill out the form online, over the phone, or by mail. It is safe, easy, and important to the community to have an accurate count of our population. For more information, click https:// www .collegeparkmd.gov/census2020 or contact the Planning Department at 240-487-3538.
Three Suspects Arrested in North College Park
Recent reports to Police regarding several thefts from vehicles and residences, and reported suspicious behavior, helped Police focus resources in the North College Park area. As a result, PGPD Police working both for the City contract program and County patrols arrested three (3) suspects in the 5000 block of Huron Street shortly after 2:30 a.m. yesterday morning, Thursday, January 16, 2020.
 
Police Detectives continue their investigation of recent reported incidents. PGPD Officers assigned to County patrols and the City contract program continue to focus additional resources in areas where residents have reported crimes and suspicious activity. The best way for residents to help Police solve these crimes and arrest suspects is to report all observed criminal and suspicious activity immediately to 9-1-1.
 
Residents are invited to attend the monthly police-community meeting at MOM’s at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month, and the Police-Community Coffee Club at Jason’s Deli most Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m. , to learn about crime prevention and to discuss public safety concerns with Police Officers.
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
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
January 6 - January 12, 2020
There were no Municipal Infractions issued for the Noise or Nuisance Ordinances this week.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
January 4 - January 9, 2020
1/8 Contract officer on routine patrol observed 4 illegally parked vehicles at the Cherry Hill Shopping Center. Each vehicle received a parking citation.

1/8 Contract officers along with patrol officers responded to a call for service for a male yelling and waving a large knife at passing vehicles. Officers arrived on the scene and stopped the person in questioned. The knife turned out to be a flashlight and a field observation report was submitted.

1/8 Contract officer assisted a RID investigator with video footage regarding the earlier robbery that occurred in the parking garage at Knox Road and Baltimore Ave.

1/9 Contract officers along with patrol officers responded to a call for service for a male on the second floor in the 9000 block Rhode Island Avenue waving a sword. The subject was located at Greenbelt Road and Rhode Island Avenue. The sword turned out to be broom handle chrome in color. The subject was arrested and transported top PGGH for emergency evaluation.
There were several premise checks performed throughout the City.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 19
Warnings: 73
Equipment Repair Orders: 7
Distracted Driving Citations: 0
Parking Citations: 4
Field Observation Report: 2
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: 3
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 .
PUBLIC NOTICES
Notice of Public Hearings
Tuesday, January 28
7:30 p.m.
Davis Hall, 9217 51st Avenue

Ordinance 20-O-01

The Mayor and Council of the City of College Park are taking public comment on Ordinance 20-O-01, an Ordinance of the Mayor and Council of the City of College Park, Amending City Code Chapter 119, “Refuse, Yard Waste, Solid Waste and Special Trash;” Chapter 161, “Recycling;” and Chapter 110, “Fees and Penalties,” to make changes to the collection of Special Trash, to prohibit placement of materials at properties that did not generate the materials, to set fees for collection and fees for Refuse, Recycling and Yard Waste receptacles, to set penalties for violations, and to consolidate Recycling provisions into Chapter 161.

Specifically, this ordinance includes the following provisions:
  1. No Contractor-generated construction materials will be collected; however, small home-improvement material that is generated by the resident and properly set out will be collected.
  2. Soft and Woody Yard Waste that is properly set out will be collected; however, Soft and Woody Yard Waste that is oversized and requires the use of a crane will be charged at a cost of $100 per collection, per hour
  3. Certain materials set out for collection will require a fee. These include:
  4. Appliances - stoves, refrigerators, washers, dryers, dishwashers, dehumidifiers, furnaces, water heaters, grills, etc. - $20 per item
  5. Televisions and monitors - $20 per item
  6. Tires - $4 per tire
  7. Mattresses must be wrapped in plastic, or placed in a plastic mattress bag, in order to be collected.
  8. Oversized, overweight, improperly sorted material, or collections requiring use of a crane, will be assessed a fee of $100 per collection, per hour. 
  9. Refuse Carts: The Mayor and Council will decide on the number of carts allowed free of charge per household, the cost per cart beyond the allowable number for free, and a cap on the total number allowed per household. One additional refuse cart would be assessed at $50 per year. 

Ordinance 20-O-02

The Mayor and Council of the City of College Park are taking public comment on Ordinance 20-O-02, an Ordinance of the Mayor and Council of the City of College Park, Amending City Code Chapter 119, “Refuse, Solid Waste and Special Trash” and Chapter 110, “Fees and Penalties,” to change how bulky trash is collected, to set fees for collections of an excess number of items, and to set penalties for violations.

Specifically, this Ordinance includes the following provisions:

  • For a single-family, owner-occupied residence: Up to four bulky refuse collections per calendar year with a maximum of [“12” or “20”] bulky refuse items collected per calendar year will be free of charge.  
  • For a single family rental unit that utilizes City trash services: Up to F our bulky refuse collections per calendar year with a maximum of 29 bulky refuse items will be free of charge.
  • For quantities and/or frequency more than stated above, a fee will be charged and is payable in advance.
  • All bulky refuse collections must be scheduled in advance and the caller must identify the quantity and type of items when scheduling a collection
  • Bulky refuse items must be set out neatly and separated by type

Copies of these Ordinances may be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office, 8400 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 375, College Park, MD 20740, or by calling 240-487-3501, or visit www.collegeparkmd.gov .

All Public Hearings will be held at Davis Hall, 9217 51st Avenue, College Park. All interested parties will have the opportunity to be heard.

If you are unable to appear in person, you may submit written comment prior to the Public Hearing. In order to be received by the Council as part of the record, the comment must include the specific topic to which it relates and the full name and address of the person submitting the comment. Written comment should be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the hearing to cpmc@collegeparkmd.gov .
                                                                                                               
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance, please contact the City Clerk’s Office and describe the assistance that is necessary. 
CITY EVENTS
Family Fun Bowling Bash
Sunday, January 26
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Bowlero
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 .
UPCOMING MEETINGS
Meetings at a Glance
City of College Park Mayor and Council Notice of Meetings
at Davis Hall 9217 51st Ave

Saturday, January 18, 2020 – 10:30 a.m.
  • 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

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Regular Meeting
  • Public Hearing on Ordinance 20-O-01, Special Trash, Yard Waste and Recycling
  • Public Hearing on Ordinance 20-O-02, Bulk Trash Collection Fees
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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