WEEKLY BULLETIN | March 20, 2020
Take a few minutes now to respond to the 2020 Census if you haven't already. Respond online at   https://my2020census.gov/  or call 1-844-330-2020  to respond by phone. Your response impacts healthcare, roads, infrastructure projects, emergency services, and other matters important to your community. Avoid having a census worker come to your door later this spring by responding now!  

The City of College Park urges all households to fill out the form online, over the phone, or by mail. For more information, click   https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/census2020   or contact the Department of Planning, Community and Economic Development at 240-487-3538. 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
City Statement - March 19, 2020
City Update - Coronavirus Disease 2019

This update contains new information about City building closures, and suspended services, activities and events.
For the latest updates and news, please visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/covid19 . This dedicated webpage also features information about local resources and other governmental closures/service modifications.
City Youth UMD Summer Camp Scholarships - Application Extended!
For Rising K-12 City Students

Summer is almost here!

The City of College Park provides scholarships for rising kindergarteners through 12th graders who are College Park residents to summer camps held at the University of Maryland in the summer of 2020.

Click here to Apply!   The application deadline has been extended to Friday, March 27, 2020. The application can be sent via email to lmoore@collegeparkmd.gov .

The application will contain a non-comprehensive list of available summer camps at the University of Maryland, along with instructions as to how to find more camp offerings. Please remember our application is not an application for a summer camp, only an application for the scholarship.

For questions, please contact Latisha Moore at the City’s Department of Youth, Family and Senior Services at (240)487-3552 or   lmoore@collegeparkmd.gov .

(Photo courtesy of Terp Quest Camp)
Purple Line Construction Updates
For all Purple Line updates, please visit www.purplelinemd.com/construction/construction-updates .
A WEEK IN REVIEW
Department of Public Works
Special/Bulk trash and brush collections after March 20 have been suspended until further notice.

The Department's April Cleanup Saturdays have been suspended until further notice.

Delivery services have resumed for the City’s SMARTLEAF® Compost and Wood Mulch products! 

Request a Compost or Wood Mulch Delivery by clicking here .

For more information about  SMARTLEAF Compost  or  Wood Mulch , please click here .
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 only. Click here for more information.
Noise and Nuisance Municipal Infractions
March 7 - March 15, 2020
There were no Municipal Infractions issued for the Noise or Nuisance (Unruly Social Gathering) Ordinances.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
March 6 - March 12, 2020
3/7 Contract officer was on proactive patrol and observed an individual with an open alcoholic beverage in the 7500 block of Rhode Island Avenue. Student referral was submitted.

3/7 Contract officer was on proactive patrol and observed an individual with an open alcoholic beverage at Knox Road and Rhode Island Avenue. Student referral was submitted.

3/8 Contract officer responded to a call for service for a loud party. Officers located the source of the loud party in the 7500 block of Dickenson Avenue. The respondents observed the officers and fled into the residence and refused to answer the door. A friend called the respondents and they eventually answered the door. Criminal charges are pending, and 2 student referrals were submitted. 

3/9 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9000 block of Baltimore Avenue. 74 citations were issued as the officer was operating the portable “Mobile Camera.”

3/9 Contract officers attended the Hollywood Community Meeting.

3/10 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9000 block of Baltimore Avenue. 18 citations were issued as the officer was operating the portable “Mobile Camera.”

3/10 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 5200 block of Campus Drive. 9 citations were issued as the officer was operating the portable “Mobile Camera.”

3/11 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign & Speed Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and Duke Street. 1 citation and 2 warnings were issued.

3/11 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign & Speed Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and Davidson Street. 1 citation and 6 warnings were issued.
There were several premise checks conducted throughout the City.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations:48
Warnings:222
Equipment Repair Orders: 11
Distracted Driving Citations: 0
Parking Citations: 0
Field Observation Report: 9
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: 5
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 4
Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 75
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
The January maps are now available. For monthly Prince George's County Police public safety maps and statistical data for the City of College Park, visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/publicsafety .
CITY EVENTS
April Cleanup Saturdays & Shredding Event - POSTPONED

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS
Meetings at a Glance
City of College Park Mayor and Council Meetings will be held virtually until further notice.

Instructions to watch or participate:
Meeting number (access code): 795 041 585
Meeting password: k3xSTz2Z3eX
Dial in Number: 202-860-2110

Need help? Go to  http://help.webex.com
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Regular Meeting
  • Public Hearings on Charter Resolution 20-CR-01, Ordinances 20-O-05 & 20-O-06

Saturday, March 28, 2020 – Time TBD
  • Mayor and Council Budget Worksession

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 – If Needed Time TBD
  • Mayor and Council Budget Worksession
Community Meetings
Note: These are not City meetings but have City staff or Contract Police as a host.
District 1 Coffee Club: TBD
Community Police Meeting: TBD
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