WEEKLY BULLETIN | May 10, 2019
The Downtown and Hollywood Farmers Markets are back!! The Hollywood Farmers Market is on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Hollywood Shopping Center and the Downtown Farmers Market operates on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at City Hall.
Community Garden Plots Available
Attention gardeners! There are still plots available for the 2019 growing season in both of the City’s community gardens in Hollywood and Old Town. All College Park residents are eligible to rent a plot in either garden. If you’re interested, please contact the City’s Department of Planning, Community, and Economic Development at (240) 487-3538 or planning@collegeparkmd.gov . Remaining plots will go quickly!
Bike to Work Day Pre-Registration Ends Today!
Pre-registration for Bike to Work Day ends today! Register for the City Hall pit stop by May 10 for a free t-shirt at biketoworkmetrodc.org ! For details about our event, see below under Events.
City Code Reminders
Here are two helpful reminders about City Code regulations for grass and solicitation. For any questions, or to contact the City's Code Enforcement Division, please visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/dps .

  • With spring showers comes grass... and lots of it! Make sure to keep grass and weeds trimmed no higher than 12 inches. Ornamental grasses are exempt from this regulation.

Door-to-Door Solicitation
  • Door to door solicitors in the City are required to have and display (upon request) County and City permits. They also should have photo identification.
  • Remember, you don't have to open your door to any stranger. There are both legitimate and scam solicitors.
  • Report any suspicious people or activities immediately to 9-1-1. 
Department of Public Works
The Department conducted its yearly Storm Water Pollution Prevention Training for all employees on May 9. The training focused on Best Management Practices (BMPs) for spills, proper fueling of vehicles, storage of materials and other practices to minimize any storm water pollution concerns.

The Department coordinated with the University to have the storm water swale behind 50th Place and Roanoke Place cleaned of debris and cut back. The University will be removing several dead trees from the swale area in the near future.

Two fiberglass picnic table umbrellas were installed at Duvall Field.

The damaged portion of the metal pedestrian retaining fence at Knox Road and Baltimore Avenue has been repaired.

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 begins May 29, 2019 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, it’s 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:

50-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
April 26 - May 2, 2019
4/26 Contract officers responded to a call for service at the Gulf Gas Station located in the 9800 block of Rhode Island Avenue for a report of a disorderly person. Officers learned that the suspect drove a Gray Acura to the gas station in reference to an oil change. Further investigation revealed the suspect stole the vehicle on 4/25 from the 5100 block of College Avenue. The officers located the suspect at the Latino Market located at the 5000 block of Rhode Island Avenue. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to District I for processing.
5/1 Contract officer responded to a call for service regarding a motor vehicle accident at Greenbelt Road and Rhode Island Avenue. Contract officer arrived on the scene first, but the investigation was turned over to the beat officer.
5/1 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9000 block of Baltimore Avenue. (80 citations were issued as the officer was operating the portable “Mobile Camera.”)
5/1 Contract officers responded to a call for service for a robbery in progress at the pharmacy located at 9901 Rhode Island Avenue. 2 suspects entered the T/A armed and demanded T/A funds. The suspect fled the scene as the investigation is ongoing.
5/2 Contract officer responded to a call for service at 4600 Calvert Road regarding a male masturbating in his vehicle. The area was checked with negative results.
Several premise checks were conducted at the car wash on Baltimore Avenue due to the recent complaint of loud music etc.

2 parking citations (fire lane) were issued at Terrapin Row at 4300 Hartwick Road
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 18
Warnings: 75
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: 1
DWS Arrest: 0
DWI Arrest: 0
Warrant Arrest: 0
Premise Checks: 3
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 0
Zone 1/Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 20
Zone 1/Downtown Area Pedestrian Citations: 0
Zone 2/Berwyn-Lakeland Pedestrian Warnings: 0
Zone 2/Berwyn-Lakeland Pedestrian Citations: 0
Zone 3/North College Park Pedestrian Warnings: 0
Zone 3/North College Park Pedestrian Citations: 0
Bike To Work Day
Friday, May 17, 2019
6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
City Hall
4500 Knox Road

Get out your bicycles, because on Friday, May 17, the City of College Park invites you to celebrate bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work!

Take a break at the City Hall pit stop on your way to work for food, beverages, fun, and prizes. Register now, it’s free! Be one of the first 20,000 to register region-wide and receive a free T-shirt.

For more information or to register, please visit www.biketoworkmetrodc.org.
Night Out in College Park
Friday, May 10, 2019
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Spend the Evening at a Local Restaurant
Bring or show this flyer in to the College Park Grill (8321 Baltimore Ave) during the event time frame to get happy hour pricing on select dishes.

Xtreme Teens Drop-In
Bring your preteen(s) and teen(s) to the College Park Community Center to have fun while you’re out!

Youth aged 10 to 18 are encouraged to attend Xtreme Teens on this and every Friday from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. with preteens (10 – 12 y.o.) welcome for the first hour only.

Questions? Call 301.441.2647.
Green Housekeeping Workshop
Saturday, May 11, 2019
10:00 a.m. to noon
City Hall
4500 Knox Rd

Learn how to keep your household clean, green and healthy! Did you know that some cleaning products can be as bad for your health as smoking? Join us for a workshop highlighting best practices for greening your cleaning routine. Participants will learn easy and affordable ways to maintain healthy households.

Light refreshments will be served. Free parking. For more information to or RSVP, contact Todd Larsen at  toddlarsen_99@yahoo.com .

Sponsored by the City's Committee for a Better Environment.
Public Meetings: Duvall Field Visioning & Planning Project
Monday, May 13, 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Davis Hall

Tuesday, May 14, 7:30 pm
City Council Regular Meeting at City Hall

The community input received as a result of outreach efforts last winter has been translated by the City’s consultant, Greenplay, LLC, into a conceptual plan with new facilities and amenities. You are invited to attend a presentation of the proposed plan at one of the meetings listed above. Your feedback is encouraged and will help the City Council to determine which improvements to move forward with.

Please check the project page on the City’s website for updates at www.collegeparkmd.gov/duvallfieldproject .
Meetings at a Glance
City of College Park Mayor and Council Notice of Meetings
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Regular Meeting
  • Public Hearing on Ordinance 19-O-10 - FY2020 Budget

Tuesday, May 21, 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
  • June 6, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., MOM's Organic Market Cafe
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