WEEKLY BULLETIN | June 18, 2021
Juneteenth National Freedom Day

The City's Mayor and Council has proclaimed and recognized June 19 as Juneteenth National Freedom Day to acknowledge the historical significance of the day, and to recommit the City to working toward the dismantling of institutionalized racism. 

Want to learn more about Juneteenth? The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture will be hosting a day of virtual programming and educational resources on Saturday. Learn more at https://nmaahc.si.edu/events/juneteenth. To read the City's Juneteenth proclamation, click here.
All City Offices Closed in Observance of Independence Day

All City offices will be closed on Monday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day. 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. 
Bulk Trash and Special Trash Collections


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.
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 and separated by type. Department of Public Works staff will provide guidance when you make your appointment. Call 240-487-3590, email publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov or visit: www.collegeparkmd.gov/specialcollections for further details.
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, Racial Equity Officer, and a Part-Time Temporary Summer Position. To apply, visit https://collegeparkmd.applicantpool.com/jobs/.
Position Available: Part-Time Contract Secretary
The City is seeking a part-time Contract Secretary to attend, record, and prepare minutes for evening Advisory Board meetings. This position requires a reliable person with strong grammar and secretarial skills to prepare a summary of the proceedings, make approved revisions, and provide a final set of minutes in a timely manner. This assignment does not require word-for-word reporting. Meetings are currently being conducted via Zoom, but will normally be held at public facilities in College Park on weekday evenings.
Contract rate is $22.00 per hour, with a guaranteed minimum of two hours per meeting, plus payment for preparation of minutes at $11.00 per half-hour. We estimate six to twelve hours per month to start, depending upon board assignments. Please submit a cover letter and resume to: College Park City Clerk’s Office, 8400 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 375, College Park, MD 20740, or email to cityclerkoffice@collegeparkmd.gov
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.
Metro’s Summer 2021 Platform Improvement Project

Starting Saturday May 29, Metro’s Greenbelt, College Park-U of Md, Prince George’s Plaza and West Hyattsville stations will be closed for the Platform Improvement Project.
Free shuttle bus service will be available. Learn more at wmata.com/platforms.
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.
Noise and Nuisance Municipal Infractions
June 7 - June 13, 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 4 - June 10, 2021
6/4 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and Duke Street. 8 citations, 1 warning and SERO were issued.

6/4 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and Duke Street. 1 citation and 33 warnings were issued.

6/4 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and DePauw Place Street. 9 warnings were issued.

6/4 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9000 block of Baltimore Avenue and issued 11 “Mobile” Camera violations.

6/6 Contract officer conducted Traffic Enforcement (Drag Racers) at Saint Andrews Place and Metzerott Road. No violations were noted.

6/8 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9000 block of Baltimore Avenue and issued 41 “Mobile” Camera violations.

6/8 Contract officer conducted a premise check regarding “offensive stickers” at Rhode Island Avenue and Guilford Road. No incidents were noted.

6/9 Contract officer conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle with loud exhaust in the 9100 block of Rhode Island Avenue. The driver was issued 1 warning citation.

6/9 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and Duke Street. 1 citation and 3 warnings were issued.

Loud Exhaust Enforcement Statistics:
Citations: 0; Warnings: 1; SEROs: 0
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 27
Warnings: 80
Equipment Repair Orders: 5
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: 24
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 0
Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 7
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.
Prince George's County Community Conversation with the Police Chief

You're invited to a community conversation with the Police Chief at Suitland High School Auditorium, 5200 Silver Hill Rd., Suitland, MD 20747 on Monday, June 21, 2021 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. This event will also stream virtually via YouTube. Residents can ask questions at the town hall or submit questions in advance here: http://bit.ly/PGCTownHallJune21.
Pollinator Week - Save the Date!

From June 20 through 26, 2021, the City will be celebrating National Pollinator Week. The Bee City USA Committee is inviting all City residents to celebrate this year’s Pollinator Week with a safe and fun family-friendly activity to learn about pollination and protect our local pollinators: the ULTIMATE POLLINATOR BINGO OF COLLEGE PARK! Three lucky participants will even win a bee hotel just by submitting their bingo card! More information and the bingo card is available at www.collegeparkmd.gov/pollinators.
Independence Day

The July 4th concert and fireworks are cancelled. Please report private use of fireworks to 9-1-1 and provide specific location of use if possible.  
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:
Webinar (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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