WEEKLY BULLETIN | June 7, 2019
For the month of June, City Hall will display the pride flag in support of our LGBTQ+ community. Happy Pride Month!
Trolley Trail Day Tomorrow!
This Saturday, June 8, 2019 is the first ever Trolley Trail Day along the trail route connecting College Park, Riverdale Park and Hyattsville. It will be an active fun filled day of walking, biking, eating and shopping.

For a schedule of events and more information, visit  collegeparkpartnership.org/trolleytrailday  .
Would you like a College Park Community Newspaper?
Survey closes today!

Hey College Park residents: would you want a community newspaper mailed to your home every month?

A local community newspaper is interested in creating a brand new paper focused on College Park news and events.

We need input from you! Fill out this survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CPnewspaper  and tell us what you'd want to see in a local newspaper by June 7, 2019.
Free Summer Parking Returns!
Once again, parking in the Downtown Garage and City Hall lot on weekday nights and weekends will be free for the summer. Beginning May 25 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 during this summer!
Department of Public Works
Since the April 1st opening of the food scrap drop-off program, 1.57 tons of food scraps have been diverted from the landfill. The Department has 20 five-gallon bucket to give to residents who would like to start diverting household food scraps; stop by during office hours – while supplies last.

The Landscape crew has been pruning, mulching and cleaning up the Trolley Trail to prepare for this weekend’s Trolley Trail event.

The Department is working on replacing single trash receptacles with dual combo trash/recycling receptacles at three bus stops in North College Park. The bus stops are located along the west side of Rhode Island Avenue at Hollywood Rd, Muskogee St, and Kenesaw St. 

MDA Mosquito Control 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
  • Right-of-Way Tree Planting: 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: The City has a program to reimburse the cost (up to $150.00) of approved trees on private property, called the Tree Canopy Enhancement Program (TCEP). 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.
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
May 24 - 30, 2019
5/24 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and Duke Street.  2 citations and 4 warnings were issued.
5/24 Contract officer responded to a call for service for a report of a shooting. Officers discovered that the suspect fired a pellet gun at the victim’s porch. The suspect is the victim’s neighbor. A crime report was initiated and forward to RID.
5/25 Contract officers along with District I patrol officers responded to the 8100 Block of Baltimore Avenue for a large fight. 2 arrests were made for disorderly. Arrests were handled by District I personnel. 
5/30 Contract officer noticed a group protesting in a parking lot in the 7400 block of Baltimore Avenue. No issues as we believe the business were not targeted by the group.
Contract Officers conducted numerous checks at the parking garage regarding the complaint of a homeless individual sleeping in the stairwell.
Contract Officers conducted numerous checks in the 7500 block of Dartmouth Ave
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 43
Warnings: 94
Equipment Repair Orders: 1
Distracted Driving Citations: 0
Parking Citations: 0
Field Observation Report: 2
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: 7
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 0
Zone 1/Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 0
Zone 1/Downtown Area Pedestrian Citations: 0
Zone 2/Berwyn-Lakeland Pedestrian Warnings: 2
Zone 2/Berwyn-Lakeland Pedestrian Citations: 0
Zone 3/North College Park Pedestrian Warnings: 0
Zone 3/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 .
Independence Day Celebration
Thursday, July 4, 2019
7:00 p.m.
University of Maryland Lot 1

The City of College Park and the University of Maryland are once again breaking out the red, white and blue for a fabulous Independence Day celebration!

A FREE concert and fireworks spectacular are on tap for Thursday, July 4, 2019 at the University of Maryland Campus in Parking Lot 1 adjacent to Campus Drive.

NightLife will entertain from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. followed by a 30 minute Fireworks Extravaganza at dusk! Fun for all ages!

Please follow and like the City's Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date event information!


Concessions open at 5:00 p.m. offering hamburgers, hot dogs, funnel cakes, ice cream, snow cones, soda and bottled water. Grass seating is limited, so bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Personal coolers are also allowed, but alcohol is not permitted. If you're thinking of bringing your pets to this event...Think again! Loud noises, flashing lights and large crowds can have traumatic effects on your pets. Let's do our best to keep them safe by leaving them at home.

In case of storm or the sounding of the weather warning siren, guests should seek shelter as directed by the University of Maryland Police Department. Rain date (fireworks only): Friday, July 5, 2019. For more information, please contact the City's Department of Public Services at (240)487-3570.
Meetings at a Glance
City of College Park Mayor and Council Notice of Meetings
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Regular Meeting, with the possibility of a Closed Session during the meeting.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Worksession, followed by a Closed Session.
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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