WEEKLY BULLETIN | July 2, 2021
Independence Day
The City of College Park and University of Maryland have announced that they will not host their annual Independence Day Celebration this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

City offices will be closed in recognition of Independence Day on Monday, July 5, 2021. Refuse and recycling will occur one day later than normal during this holiday week. Special Collections for brush and bulky items will only be scheduled for Friday, July 9 of this holiday week. 
All personal use of fireworks are illegal in Prince George’s County and in the City. Residents who wish to report fireworks should immediately call 9-1-1 (at the time fireworks are being used) with specific information, including location/address. Residents may hear fireworks being used throughout the area over the July 4th weekend. Fireworks use is a crime, but Police can only enforce this law when they arrive at the location where and when they are being used. Use of personal fireworks is dangerous, especially around children.
Purple Line Construction Alert
Pedestrian Detour on Baltimore Avenue and Rossborough Lane

On June 1, 2021, the Purple Line implemented a pedestrian detour along Baltimore Avenue (Route 1) between Hotel Drive and Fraternity Row. This detour will remain in effect until approximately August 31, 2021. The bus stop adjacent to Ritchie Coliseum will remain open during this time. The detour can be viewed here: bit.ly/3yw0KSQ.
New Bulk Trash Changes Started July 1, 2021

For a single-family, owner-occupied residence:
  • Up to four (4) bulky refuse collections per calendar year, with a maximum total of 20 bulky refuse items, will be free of charge to the resident.

For a single-family rental property that pays for City trash services:
  • Up to four (4) bulky refuse collections per calendar year, with a maximum total of 29 bulky refuse items, will be free of charge.
For quantities and/or frequency more than stated above, a $20 collection fee per item over the allowable number of items will be imposed. A waiver may be available for major extenuating circumstances on a limited basis.
Please note: Residents will have the opportunity to bring items to Public Works at no cost during the six cleanup Saturdays which are usually held in the Fall and Spring.

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. Department of Public Works staff will provide guidance when you make your appointment. Call 240-487-3590 or email publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov.
Free Summer Parking at the City's Downtown Garage

The City of College Park is currently offering free summer parking at the City’s Downtown Garage all-day Saturdays and Sundays and weekday evenings after 5:00 p.m. Hurry, this promotion ends on August 22, 2021! Visit your favorite Downtown College Park restaurant or business this summer!
The City is Hiring!

The City is hiring for the following positions: Grounds Keeper II, Laborer Grounds, Information Systems Manager and a Part-Time Temporary Summer Position. To apply, visit https://collegeparkmd.applicantpool.com/jobs/.
The Jack Perry Award

From May 15 to July 15 each year, any resident, neighborhood association or organization in the City may submit a nomination for the Jack Perry Award. Nominations should be submitted in writing to the City Clerk for the City of College Park, 8400 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 375, College Park, MD, 20740, or by e-mail to jsmiller@collegeparkmd.gov. Nominations will be reviewed by a Committee that includes a member of the Perry family. This non-monetary award will be presented by the City Council in the fall. For criteria and eligibility requirements visit our website at: https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=242.
Department of Public Works
Items available to purchase from the Department: 

Click for more information, or visit: www.colllegeparkmd.gov/products.
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 Changes, please visit: www.collegeparkmd.gov/specialcollections.

The Department is located at 9217 51st Ave. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Mosquito Control

The City of College Park cooperates with the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) to identify and control mosquito populations. The program consists of:

  • Larviciding standing water. Treatments are made by MDA personnel to known areas of standing water to control mosquito larva that will prevent development into adult mosquitos. This is done every 4-6 weeks.
  • Spraying to control adult mosquitoes has begun and runs through early September. Spraying may occur in College Park weather permitting after dusk on Wednesday evenings. They do not spray individual properties; they treat neighborhoods that meet certain thresholds.

MDA Mosquito Requests 
From late May - early September, you may use this link to file a mosquito complaint:

Request for Exemption Form Adult Mosquito Control Services
Residents can request exclusion from the adult spray program by completing an exemption form and return it to: Program Supervisor, Mosquito Control Section, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Noise and Nuisance Municipal Infractions
June 21 - June 27, 2021
There were no municipal infractions issued for the Noise Ordinance, Article I, 141-1 Danger to Public Safety/Health or Article II, 141-13 Unruly Social Gatherings.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
June 18 - June 24, 2021
6/18 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and Duke Street. 3 citations, 1 SERO and 3 warnings were issued

6/19 Contract officer conducted a traffic stop for an invalid vehicle registration at Baltimore Avenue and Campus Drive. Officer seized 43 grams of marijuana from the vehicle. 2 citations were written and the CDS investigation is ongoing.

6/19 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and Duke Street. 2 warnings were issued

6/21 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Edgewood Road and 51st Avenue. 1 citation and 2 warnings were issued.

6/23 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Edgewood Road and 51st Avenue. 2 citations and 4 warnings were issued.

6/24 Contract officer conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle with loud exhaust at Baltimore Avenue and Greenbelt Road. The driver was issued 4 citations and 1 SERO.

6/24 Contract officer conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle with loud exhaust at Baltimore Avenue and Berwyn House Road. The driver was issued 3 citations and 2 SEROs.

Loud Exhaust Enforcement Statistics:
Citations: 7; Warnings: 0; SEROs: 3
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 19
Warnings: 64
Equipment Repair Orders: 9
Distracted Driving Citations: 0
Parking Citations: 0
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: 0
Warrant Arrest: 0
Premise Checks: 25
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 0
Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 25
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

For monthly Prince George's County Police public safety maps and statistical data for the City of College Park, visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/publicsafety.
Hollywood Dog Park Ribbon Cutting
Friday, July 16, 2021 | 5:30 p.m.
51st Ave. between Indian Ln. & Fox St.

Save the Date for the Hollywood Dog Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, July 16, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.!
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 Public Safety Discussion:
Zoom Meeting (every 2nd Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m.)
Join by phone: 301-715-8592, Meeting ID: 961 6899 4626, Password: 463081

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