WEEKLY BULLETIN | JANUARY 24, 2020
ANNOUNCEMENTS
System Maintenance - January, 24, 2020
January 24, 2020: The finance windows at City Hall (8400 Baltimore Avenue Suite 375) will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 24 and website payments (online parking ticket payments, rental listings, etc.) will be down at that time as well until approximately 11:00 p.m. for necessary system maintenance.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Count me in College Park!
The 2020 Census is coming this March! The City of College Park was undercounted in the 2010 Census. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 1 million children across the U.S. were not counted. The Census population statistics are used to determine how to spend billions of dollars in federal and state funds annually. Much of that money funds programs that directly affect children. They include nutrition assistance, Head Start, special education, foster care, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and housing assistance to help a child’s family. Young children should be counted in College Park if they live and sleep in College Park most of the time. A newborn should be counted if he or she was born on or before April 1, 2020. 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. 
Bike and Scooter Share Updates
VeoRide bikes, e-bikes, and e-scooters have additional designated parking locations across the City of College Park and on campus. Bikes and e-bikes can be parked at VeoRide parking zones or at any public bike rack. All e-scooters must be parked in designated parking areas shown in the VeoRide app. New e-scooter parking is located at Leonardtown Community Center, Terrapin Trail Garage, Lot 4B at the Xfinity Center, Eppley Recreation Center, Denton/Easton Hall, Cole/Union Lane Garage, Skinner Hall, Mowatt Garage, Lot 15, Lot 1B/Clarice, Tawes West, The Hall, LIDL, and Duvall Field.

On campus, the Department of Transportation Services will begin enforcing e-scooter parking regulations this March. Maryland Vehicle Law considers an electric low speed scooter to be a bicycle in the state of Maryland and therefore must be operated on the road and follow all traffic laws, including but not limited to stopping at stop signs, obeying traffic signals, and riding in the direction of traffic. 
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
On Thursday, January 30th from 8:00 am to 11:00 am the Department of Public Works will be closed for the annual Spencer Harris Awards and Safety Breakfast; we apologize for any inconvenience.

A new combination trash/recycling receptacle will be installed to replace a single trash receptacle at the bus stop at the Southeast corner of Hartwick Road and Route 1.

The grass mowing RFP has been advertised and is on our website. Click here for more information.

An inventory of no dumping sign locations is in process, and maps will be updated. New signs will be installed with updated ordinance and increased fine of $1,000.

Updating pet waste station maps to include three new locations installed in FY20.
Soft yard waste and 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 13 - January 19, 2020
There were no Municipal Infractions issued for the Noise or Nuisance Ordinances this week.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
January 10 - January 16, 2020
1/10 Contract responded to a call for service for a report of a citizen robbery in the 9800 block of 51st Avenue. Contract officer assisted the patrol officers with canvassing the neighborhoods for the suspect.  

1/10 Contract officer recovered a license plate from an unregistered parked vehicle in the 5000 block of Rhode Island Avenue. The vehicle was bearing an Illinois Temporary License Plate.

1/14 Contract officer issued a panhandler a citation in the 10100 block of Baltimore Avenue.

1/14 Contract officers conducted a follow up regarding vehicles not stopping for a school bus in the area of Marlbrough Way and Davidson Street. No vehicles were observed violating the law.

1/14 Contract officers along with District I patrol officers responded to a call for service for street racers in the parking lot in the 4700 Cherry Hill Road. 4 vehicles were stopped and a total of 7 citations and 4 ERO’s were issued.

1/15 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9000 block of Baltimore Avenue. 12 citations were issued as the officer was operating the portable “Mobile Camera.”

1/15  Aviation Unit was on a proactive patrol of the Hollywood neighborhood due to recent theft from autos and a breaking and entering. Patrol requested assistance from aviation after three suspects broke into an occupied residence the previous morning. Using the aircrafts thermal imaging camera "FLIR" they observed three subjects walking in the middle of the road located at Fox Street and Indian Lane. Aviation immediately observed one of the subjects pull on a vehicle door handle at the intersection. Patrol and Contract Units immediately responded. While units were en-route Aviation maintained surveillance of the suspects as they walked through the neighborhood pulling on door handles until they found an unlocked vehicle at the corner of Huron Street and 50th Place. Two of the suspects acted as lookouts as the third entered the vehicle and took property. All three suspects were taken into custody. One of the suspects had an open warrant through Fairfax County, Virginia. The investigation is ongoing. Good work by several units within the police department.

1/16 Contract officer issued a citation for failure to yield to a pedestrian in the crosswalk at Melbourne Road and Baltimore Avenue.

There were several premise checks conducted throughout the City.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 24
Warnings: 88
Equipment Repair Orders: 11
Distracted Driving Citations: 1
Parking Citations: 1
Field Observation Report: 3
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: 12
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 0
Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 15
Downtown Area Pedestrian Citations: 0
Berwyn-Lakeland Pedestrian Warnings: 0
Berwyn-Lakeland Pedestrian Citations: 1
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 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
Tuesday, 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

Thursday, January 30, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.
  • College Park hosts the Four Cities meeting at Davis Hall

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Worksession

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Regular Meeting
  • 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
  • February 6, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., MOM's Organic Market Cafe
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