WEEKLY BULLETIN | July 5, 2019
Thank you to all who came out to our Independence Day Celebration! Despite a little rain, the music was great, the food hit the spot, and the fireworks were spectacular! Check out our Facebook and Twitter pages for photos and video of the event.
City Hall Cashier Window Closed Saturday, July 6
Due to the Independence Day holiday, the City Hall cashier windows will not be open this Saturday, July 6, 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience.

For City buildings and hours, please click here .
I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream!
As a thank you to City employees from the Mayor and Council, we had an ice cream social today.

Thank you to Mayor and Council for the yummy Maryland Dairy ice cream (complete with rainbow sprinkles and other delicious toppings)!
Purple Line Long-Term Lane Closure Notice
From Maryland Purple Line:

Beginning on or about July 22, 2019, crews will initiate a long-term lane closure along River Road between Rivertech Court and Kenilworth Avenue. One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.  

As work continues, we will strive to keep you informed of the progress of this exciting project. For information on construction activities, schedules and other updates, please visit www.purplelinemd.com/construction . For immediate construction concerns, please email us at outreach@pltcllc.com or call the construction hotline at 240-424-5325.

All activities are subject to change due to traffic, weather or emergency situations.
Free Summer Parking in Do wntown College Park
Now through August 18, 2019, the Downtown Garage and City Hall lot will have free parking after 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and all-day on weekends. Be sure check out a restaurant or local business this summer!
Office of the City Manager
Scott Somers, City Manager, Bill Gardiner, Assistant City Manager, and Ryna Quinones, Communications Coordinator met to review and finalize internal processes and forms for new event approvals as well as to discuss a several proposals for community events.

The City Manager met with Carlo Colella, UMD Vice President of Administration and Finance, and Anne Martins, UMD Assistant to the Vice President to discuss and review ongoing collaborative projects such as the Calvert Road childcare facility and the City Hall project.

Steve Halpern, City Engineer and the City Manager continue to work and finalize an agreement with Mr. Jenkins concerning the Trolley Trail segment north of Berwyn Road and simultaneously increase parking opportunities for customers of local businesses. We plan to meet with Mr. Jenkins again next week. 
Department of Public Works

Landscape crews are working in various neighborhoods to prune vegetation encroaching on streets. Work includes pruning trees and shrubs to improve clear passage on streets and sidewalks, as well as improving sign visibility.

Downtown Garage Maintenance - Starting on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, the Department along with its concrete repair contractor, began performing concrete and expansion joint maintenance on various deck areas of the downtown parking garage. Parking structures require periodic expansion joint and concrete systems repair. Consistent annual maintenance of these systems provides weather resistance, minimal downtime and extended service life. The work is anticipated to take six days to complete. The parking garage will remain open and in service during the repairs.

The food scrap drop-off program has more 5-gallon buckets in stock; stop by the Department during regular business hours to get one. For more information about the program, visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/foodscraps .

MDA Mosquito Control Program
  • The City 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 preventing their development into adult mosquitoes. MDA does this every 4-6 weeks.
  • Spraying to control adult mosquitoes has begun and goes through early September. Spraying for adult mosquitoes may occur in College Park (weather permitting) after dusk on Wednesday evenings by truck mounted ultra-low volume sprayers. MDA does not spray individual properties; they treat neighborhoods that meet certain thresholds.
  • Prince George’s County Health Department reminds residents to follow the three D’s to keep mosquitoes away:
  • Drain: Standing water attracts mosquitoes. Empty out any outside water containers near your home at least once per week
  • Dress: Dark clothing attracts mosquitoes. Wear long sleeves, long pants, and light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
  • Defend: Properly apply an EPA-registered repellent such as DEET, picaridin, IR 3535, or oil of lemon-eucalyptus. For permanent areas of standing water (ponds, rain barrels, etc), contact the City's Department of Public Works for a mosquito torpedo which releases an insect growth regulator in water that prevents adult mosquito development.
  • To report areas of heavy mosquito populations, go to the following link and provide your information http://www.doit.state.md.us/selectsurvey/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=740Kl54#
  • Request for Exemption from Adult Mosquito Control Services:
  • Any resident who wishes to have his/her property excluded from adult mosquito control pesticide applications by truck-mounted ultra-low volume (ULV) sprayers must fill out this form annually. Click here for application.
  • For more information, please visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/pets#mosquitoes.

Tree programs offered by the City
  • Tree Planting in the Right-of-Way: If you would like a tree planted in the right-of way in front of your home, please contact Brenda Alexander to discuss options at 240-487-3595 or balexander@collegeparkmd.gov.
  • Tree Canopy Enhancement Program (TCEP) on Private Property: The City has a program to reimburse the cost (up to $150.00) of approved trees on private property. Click here for more information and application.
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 and delivery. Click here for more information.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity

Will return next week with this week's and next week's CPO reports.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations:
Equipment Repair Orders:
Distracted Driving Citations:
Parking Citations:
Field Observation Report:
Youth Field Observation Report:
Citations in Lieu of Arrest:
Civil Citation:
Criminal Arrests:
DWS Arrest:
DWI Arrest:
Warrant Arrest:
Premise Checks:
Referral Student Code of Conduct:
Zone 1/Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings:
Zone 1/Downtown Area Pedestrian Citations:
Zone 2/Berwyn-Lakeland Pedestrian Warnings:
Zone 2/Berwyn-Lakeland Pedestrian Citations:
Zone 3/North College Park Pedestrian Warnings:
Zone 3/North College Park Pedestrian Citations:
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 .
All You Ever Wanted to Know about Asian Tiger Mosquitoes
Monday, July 15, 2019
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Davis Hall (9217 51st Ave)

Mosquito Control staff from MDA will be presenting a workshop in College Park about the Asian tiger mosquito, our imported container-breeding mosquito. It is our #1 pest species in much of the State, and is very difficult to control due to its habits & habitats.

You will learn about: general mosquito life cycle, mosquito habitat & habits, an in-depth exploration of containers used by Asian tiger mosquitoes, & more. There will be time at the end for questions.

RSVP by July 8, 2019 to Stormy Keyes at stormy.keyes@maryland.gov . Please provide your name and affiliation.
Meetings at a Glance
City of College Park Mayor and Council Notice of Meetings
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Regular Meeting

Tuesday, August 7, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Worksession
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
  • August 1, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., MOM's Organic Market Cafe
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