WEEKLY BULLETIN | July 29, 2022
National Night Out
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 | Various Times and Locations

National Night Out promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.

This year, Berwyn, Cherry Hill, College Park Woods, Lakeland, and North College Park neighborhoods have committed to hosting an event for National Night Out.

Contact your civic association representative to support National Night Out activities in your neighborhood!

Check our website for more information.
Woody Yard Waste Requirements Waived Through August 15, 2022

The City's Department of Public Works' crews are continuing cleanup work to pick up debris from the severe weather event that occurred on Tuesday, July 12, 2022.

The revised requirement for collection of woody material will be effective until Monday, August 15

Due to the excessive amount of woody debris created in the aftermath of the storm, the requirements to prepare debris for curbside collection are being expanded for large diameter branches & limbs, which should be cut into lengths 8 feet or less. Place material at the curb, not in the street, and set away from poles, wires, trees, fire hydrants and vehicles for easier collection. Contact DPW to request a pick-up and let us know what size material needs to be collected, as this will dictate the equipment sent to perform the collection.

Residents may wonder why yard waste collection has been delayed; please understand that the amount of debris we are picking up is overwhelming our capacity to collect from all homes in the usual time frame. Thank you for your patience as we continue to clean up from this epic storm.

According to Maryland Law, in the aftermath of a weather-related event, which results in fallen trees and debris, or similar incidents that may be qualified as an "act of God," the affected property owners are responsible for damage to their property, including debris cleanup and removal or other related expenses. These weather event related expenses may be covered under the homeowner's insurance policy. Property owners are encouraged to contact their homeowners’ insurance company to determine policy coverage. 
New Tree Permitting Requirements + Waiver for 7/12/22 Storm-Related Damage

If you have a fallen or damaged tree on your property because of the weather emergency on 7-12-2022, you can remove the tree or fallen branches without a permit. Document or photograph the damage/emergency and send to DPW after (arborist@collegeparkmd.gov).

Those who wish to remove or prune a surviving tree must submit an application for a permit.


Trees are a vital part of our ecosystem. A majority of the City’s tree canopy is in residential neighborhoods -- this means our residents can make a big difference in helping to maintain our tree canopy!

On May 10, 2022, the City Council approved Ordinance 21-O-09, which will require a permit to remove trees on residential land. Starting July 1, 2022, those who wish to remove or prune a tree must submit an application for a permit. Applications are available online, and in-person at the Department of Public Works. There is no application fee to obtain a permit.

The ordinance was enacted to limit the removal of healthy, mature trees as a measure to maintain the City’s tree canopy. The Tree and Landscape Board and City Council held numerous public meetings and incorporated changes to address many concerns and suggestions from residents.

Residents, property owners, and tree and landscape companies may have many questions about this new permitting process. For details, FAQs and tree permit application, visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/315/Trees.
Free Fresh Wood Chips Are Available

Due to the recent storm, we have fresh wood chips (not mulch) available for free to use on trails, pathways, and well-established planting areas. Fresh wood chips can deplete nitrogen from the soil, so don’t use them on new plantings. Contact the Department of Public Works at 240-487-3593 for hours for digging your own wood chips and availability; the availability of crew to load material is very limited to appointments must be scheduled.
Sidewalk Repairs

The City’s contractor will continue sidewalk repairs in the Lakeland neighborhood next week along 48th Avenue, Navahoe Street, Lakeland Road, and Berwyn House Road.

Sidewalks may be temporarily closed during construction.

Please contact
engineering@collegeparkmd.gov with any questions or concerns.
Curbside Food Scrap Collection Coming Soon!

The City is preparing to roll out a new curbside food scrap collection this fall!

This optional program will help divert food scraps from the trash, and reduce harmful greenhouse gases emitted from organic decomposition in landfills, which contributes to climate change.
  • Food scrap collection will become a component of curbside service for City residents who must opt-in
  • Program start date and collection day is to be determined
  • No fee for collection, but residents must contribute 50% of cost for the collection container - all material must be placed in a cost-share container
  • Food scraps must be put in compostable bags, before placing in collection container - no plastic bags allowed
How Do I Sign Up?
Residents can sign up online and choose container(s). Participants are required to select either a 12-gallon wheeled cart ($13.00), or a 5-gallon bucket ($9.00). Participants can also choose to purchase a small kitchen pail ($5.00) to store food scraps inside their homes. Sign up for the service online here or visit collegeparkmd.gov/CurbsideCollectionApp.
Permit Parking

Received a residential parking permit renewal letter? Or need a parking permit, but you're just not sure how to apply for one? 

Since permit parking first began in the City back in the late 1990’s, permits and visitor passes in residential areas renew on an annual basis. While the City has started virtual permitting, the renewal process remains the same. Residents must apply each year to register/renew their virtual parking permit(s) for their vehicle(s) and/or obtain new visitor passes for the upcoming year period, as permits and visitor passes do not automatically renew. Please keep in mind that all residential permits are now virtual; the City no longer offers hang-tags to residents.

Homeowners can apply for residential parking permits and visitor parking passes online at https://collegepark.aimsparking.com. You will need to create an account in order to get your passes online. Residents can also apply via mail or in-person at City Hall. 

Visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/payandapply#residentialpermits for full details (including printable application forms) or for more information on parking permits for tenants or monthly pre-paid permits. 
Free Summer Parking
Free Summer parking is in effect between May 28 to August 13, 2022 in the Downtown College Park Parking Garage!

Park there for free while you visit local shops and restaurants on weekdays after 5:00 pm and all-day on weekends.
Department of Public Works
Items available to purchase from the Department: 

Call 240-487-3590 for more information, or visit: www.collegeparkmd.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. 
Maryland Department of Agriculture's Mosquito Control Program

The City cooperates with the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) to identify and control mosquito populations by larviciding and spraying. MDA has designated Wednesday nights for adult mosquito spraying in the city (when thresholds are met). Spraying will only begin after dark and may continue until midnight or later. Spray applications are made by truck-mounted ultra-low volume (ULV) sprayers. If you see a truck in your community spraying during the day, please note that it is not from the State of Maryland. Please be aware that MDA does not spray individual properties, and the City is on a 2 or 3-week rotation based on mosquito thresholds.

For more information, visit the MDA’s Mosquito Control website (https://mda.maryland.gov/plants-pests/pages/mosquito_control.aspx) which includes details about the program, including their policy, insecticides used, product labels and material safety data sheets (MSDS), and more.

Residents can request exclusion from the adult spray program by completing an exemption form annually.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
The weekly highlights of police activity will be available next week.
Statistical Data and Issued
will be available next week.
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.
Night at the Movies
Saturday, July 30, 2022 | 7:00-10:00pm | Duvall Field

The City of College Park will host a Family Night at the Movies on Saturday, July 30th at Duvall Field.

Activities start around 7:00 PM with games for kids and adults. The movie, Bad Guys, will be shown around 8:00 PM.

Popcorn will be available. Admission and parking are free. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to sit outside on the grass.

Please no pets, tents, or umbrellas.

For more information, click here.
Friday Night Live!
Friday, August 12, 2022 | 6:30 pm | City Hall

The City of College Park is hosting a series of concerts this summer and you are invited! Join us on the plaza at the new City Hall building on select Fridays for Friday Night LIVE! The events will feature a variety of musical genres and performers and will include something for everyone­-- music, food, beer, and entertainment. There will be children’s performers, activities and arts and crafts available for kids as well.

The theme this month is Blues! Hear blues with a funk edge from Anthony "Swamp Dog" Clark.

All concerts will be held at City Hall Plaza (7401 Baltimore Avenue) until September from 6:30 to 8:30PM.

Parking will be offered for free at the Downtown College Park parking garage at the corner of Yale and Knox. Local food and beer will be available for purchase during the event!

Don't miss the final Friday Night LIVE event for 2022 on September 9th! The theme will be Oktoberfest.
Classic Car Show
Sunday, August 21, 2022 | 10am-2pm | City Hall

Join the City of College Park for a Classic Car Show on Sunday, August 21 from 10am - 2pm!

There will be cars, BBQ, beer, and a rocking live band. Car plaques will be awarded. This family-friendly event is free to the public.

For more information or to register, email events@collegeparkmd.gov. Space is limited.
College Park Day
Saturday, October 15 | 12:00-6:00pm | College Park Aviation Museum

Save the date for College Park Day on Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the College Park Aviation Museum and Airport (1985 Corporal Frank Scott Drive)!

This is the City of College Park’s signature event and features a wide array of activities, entertainment, and fun to celebrate the community.

The event is open to the public and free to attend.
We are looking for about 10 Food & Drink Vendors to cover a variety of offerings- click here to apply.

Completed registration materials for Food & Drink Vendors are due by Friday, August 26, 2022.
Please note that by participating in City events, you acknowledge and assume all risks and liabilities including possible exposure to illnesses, including but not limited to COVID-19. Masks and social distancing are strongly encouraged.
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
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