WEEKLY BULLETIN | January 8, 2021
All City Offices Will Be Closed for the Following January Holidays:

All City offices will be closed Monday, January 18 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Wednesday, January 20 for Inauguration Day. Monday’s regular collection will shift to Tuesday; Tuesday's regular collection will shift to Thursday, and Wednesday’s regular collection will shift to Friday. There will be no special collections.
Community Services Grants

For more information or to locate the FY21 Community Grant Application Package, please visit: https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/payandapply#grants, under Community Services Grants.
MD Comptroller Announces Tax Delay for Small Businesses

Maryland Comptroller, Peter Franchot, announced a forbearance for business tax returns and payments. For more information, visit: https://www.marylandtaxes.gov/media/index.php or view the press release at https://content.govdelivery.com/bulletins/gd/MDCOMP-2b44a69?wgt_ref=MDCOMP_WIDGET_C7.
Purple Line Station Sector Plan

On December 9, 2020, the Prince George's County Planning Department held a virtual kickoff meeting for the Adelphi Road-UMGC/UMD Purple Line Station Area Sector Plan. For more information, please visit the project website: https://bit.ly/ARPLSSP and/or access the links below (includes both English and Spanish language material):
MDOT SHA Upcoming Project Activity Notice

US 1 (Baltimore Ave) College Park Improvement Project between College Avenue/Regents Drive and MD 193 (University Blvd) reconstruction project. Expect intermittent off-peak northbound and southbound lane closures on US 1 and MD 193, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and overnight, 9 p.m. to 7 a.m., seven days a week through year-end 2023. (PG624)

For more information, visit: https://www.roads.maryland.gov/OC/D3_LANE_CLOSURES.pdf or contact Mr. Vladimir Tanchev, MDOT SHA Project Engineer, at 410-925-4596.
City Updates During COVID-19

Summary of current COVID-19 requirements:

Click here to review a quick summary of current COVID-19 requirements from the State of Maryland and Prince George’s County. This is not a comprehensive list, but is meant to be used as a guide to help all College Park residents understand the requirements, how to report issues, and the enforcement of those requirements.
Department of Public Works
Items available to purchase from the Department: 

Click for more information, or visit: www.colllegeparkmd.gov/products.
Curbside Leaf Collections:
Curbside Leaf Collection will be winding down and completed on January 13th. Going forward, please bag or containerize your leaves for collection on your regular scheduled trash/recycling day. If you have more than 3 bags, call for a special collection.
For any information related to refuse, recycling, or other Public Works related items, contact the Department at: 240-487-3590 or publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov.

For a list of changes to Special Collection Pickups, including Yard Waste and for information about the Bulk Trash Pilot Program, please visit: www.collegeparkmd.gov/specialcollections.

The Department is located at 9217 51st Ave. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For more information related to snow removal operations visit: https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/snow.

To view the City Code regarding sidewalk snow removal, visit: § 141-5 Maintenance of public sidewalks. 

To view a live map showing snow removal progress during active snow alerts, visit: https://511portal.com/collegeparkmd.
Recycling Tip of the Week

Three Rules to Recycle Right:
1.     Recycle clean bottles, cans, paper and cardboard.
2.     Keep food and liquid out of your recycling.
3.     No loose plastic bags and don’t bag your recyclables.
Noise and Nuisance Municipal Infractions
December 21 - December 27, 2020
There was one Municipal Infraction issued for the Noise Ordinance and none issued for the Nuisance (Unruly Social Gathering) Ordinance.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
December 11 - December 17, 2020
12/12 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9000 Baltimore Avenue and issued 57 “Mobile” Camera violations.

12/12 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 7000 Baltimore Avenue and issued 7 “Mobile” Camera violations.

12/12 Contract officers responded to a call for service in the 6800 block of Baltimore Avenue for a party complaint. Officers observed over 90 persons at the party and a student referral was submitted.

12/15 Contract officer issued a citation for a person driving the wrong way on 49th Avenue and Berwyn Road.

12/15 Contract officers assisted on duty investigators with a search and seizure warrant in the 8100 block of 48th Avenue.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 43
Warnings: 36
Equipment Repair Orders: 2
Distracted Driving Citations: 0
Parking Citations: 0
Field Observation Report: 1
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: 1
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.
Virtual Q&A with Joshua Thomas - POSTPONED

The virtual Q&A with Prince George's County District 2 Board of Education representative Joshua Thomas has been postponed. A future date will be announced shortly. The discussion will include plans for the upcoming school year. To join, please visit the link: https://zoom.us/j/97952972640 or dial-in at 301-715-8592. Sponsored by the City's Education Advisory Committee.
Community Meetings
Note: These are not City meetings but have City staff or Contract Police as a host.
PGPD District 1 Coffee Club:
Webinar (every 2nd & 4th Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.)
Join by phone: 978- 990-5399, Meeting ID: 833 9609 4990, Password: 720306

Community Police Meeting:
Webinar (every 2nd Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m.)
Join by phone: 301-715-8592, Meeting ID: 828 5917 0824, Password: 241758
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