Yesterday, DPW hosted its 32nd annual Spencer Harris Awards. Congrats to all those who won this year!
Congratulations to our 2019 Spencer Harris Award Winner David K!
Count me in College Park!
The 2020 Census is coming this March and your response is important to your community. Did you know that 55% of College Park households are occupied by renters? Whether you are an owner or a renter, you should respond to the Census. Don’t forget to count everyone that lives with you including roommates, children, grandparents, friends, or other relatives. Renters are more likely to be missed in the census because they may be moving during the census-taking process. Respond to the census based on who is living in your household on April 1, 2020.

The City of College Park urges all households to fill out the census 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

Soft yard waste (green bin) includes grass, leaves, flowers, weeds and soft clippings that are less than ½” in diameter; is collected separately and processed into Smartleaf® compost.

Soft yard waste (green bin) is picked up on your regularly scheduled collection day from mid-January until the end of October.


Woody yard waste (brown bin) includes branches, brush, shrubs and small logs greater that ½” in diameter; these are processed into wood mulch.

Woody yard waste (brown bin) is collected year-round on Thursday and Friday by appointment only. Please email publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov o r call 240-487-3590 to schedule a collection.

Christmas trees are considered a brush collection. Schedule an appointment; r emove all decorations and place the tree at the curb for collection.  
The five 4’x6’ planters at the Little Tavern Plaza were removed in advance of the planned demolition. Two of the planters were placed at the intersection of Rhode Island Avenue and Greenbelt Road near the newly installed wooden guardrail, the three other planters were placed at the dead end of Odessa Road. The locations of these planters is temporary until permanent locations are selected.

Council approved award of contract to Greenman-Pedersen, Inc for the design and engineering of a new park facility at the dead end of Odessa Road on a vacant parcel owned by the City.

100 cubic yards of engineered wood fiber playground mulch was delivered to Duvall playground that will be placed around the play structures to increase the volume of cushioning surface in the play use zone areas.
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 20 - January 26, 2020
There were no Municipal Infractions issued for the Noise or Nuisance Ordinances this week.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
January 17 - January 23, 2020
1/17 Contract officers assisted District I patrol officers with a bail out of a stolen vehicle at Baltimore Avenue and Lackawanna Street. The suspect was apprehended after they crashed at the intersection.  

1/19 Contract officers assisted District I patrol officers with a with a traffic stop in the 7000 block of Wake Forest Drive. 3 suspects were apprehended.

1/20 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and De Pauw Place.  8 warnings were issued.

1/21 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9000 block of Baltimore Avenue. 8 citations were issued as the officer was operating the portable “Mobile Camera.”

1/22 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and Davidson Street.  4 citations and 6 warnings were issued.

1/23 Contract officer issued a citation to a motorist for playing loud music more than 50’ from his vehicle in the 8600 block of Baltimore Avenue.

1/23 Contract officer was conducting speed enforcement on Campus Drive and stopped a vehicle for excessive speed. The driver was arrested for DUI.
Several premise checks were conducted throughout the City.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 73
Warnings: 183
Equipment Repair Orders: 4
Distracted Driving Citations: 0
Parking Citations: 4
Field Observation Report: 0
Youth Field Observation Report: 0
Citations in Lieu of Arrest:0
Civil Citation: 0
Criminal Arrests: 0
DWS Arrest: 0
DWI Arrest: 1
Warrant Arrest: 0
Premise Checks: 9
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 0
Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 90
Downtown Area Pedestrian Citations: 5
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 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 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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