WEEKLY BULLETIN | May 24, 2019
The City's annual Memorial Day Observance is this coming Monday at 11:00 a.m. For details, see below under Events.
Free Summer Parking Returns!
Once again, parking in the Downtown Garage on weekday nights and weekends will be free for the summer. Beginning May 25 through August 18, 2019, the Downtown Garage 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!
City Offices Closed for Memorial Day
All City offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, 2019.

All collections will slide forward one day. Monday collections will occur on Tuesday, Tuesday collections on Wednesday and Wednesday collections on Thursday.
Special collections can only be scheduled for Friday, May 31. Contact the City's Department of Public Works at 240-487-3590 or email publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov to schedule a pickup. 
Would you like a College Park Community Newspaper?
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.
Trolley Trail Day
Save the Date – June 8, 2019 – for 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 .
UMD Campus Traffic Advisory
From the University of Maryland's Division of Student Affairs, Conferences and Visitor Services:

Between May 28 and June 7, fourteen high schools from Prince George's County and Montgomery County will hold their graduation ceremonies in the Xfinity Center. Parking for the ceremonies will be in surface lots surrounding the Xfinity Center and the Terrapin Trail Garage. 

Members of our campus community should expect heavier than normal traffic and significant delays at the Campus Drive/Baltimore Avenue and Paint Branch Drive/University Boulevard intersections.

Please listen to  103.5 WTOP  or follow  @UMPD  on Twitter for the most current traffic information. 
We expect that each ceremony will last no more than two hours but the duration may vary, as will arrival and departure times of the participants. Please plan for heavy traffic delays as visitors arrive and depart these events and budget extra time for your commute. 
Department of Public Works
The Department received approval documents from Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission's Mandatory Referral process on the Dog Park Project.

Crews cleaned and prepared the Veteran’s Memorial for the Memorial Day ceremony on May 27.

The Department received an incentive approval rebate for $1,480 from Washington Gas for energy efficient upgrade of the HVAC System at YFS.

Crews continue to clean the College Park Parking Garage floors. Deck power wash cleaning will start June 3.

516 pounds of Food Scraps were collected last week.

With the end of the UMD semester, crews are working on move-outs and an increase in Bulk Trash collection requests. This will continue for the next couple weeks. Reminder: next week there will only be one day of Bulk Collections due to the holiday.  

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, 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
The May 10 through 16 weekly highlights will be available in next week's bulletin.
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:
Memorial Day Observance
Monday, May 27. 2019
11:00 a.m.
College Park Veterans Memorial
Corner of Greenbelt Road and Baltimore Avenue

The Mayor, Council and Veterans Memorial Committee invite you to attend our annual Memorial Day Observance. All are welcome.

If you have photos (in frames) of those who served, please bring them with you to display at the event.

The event is held at the College Park Veterans Memorial located at the corner of Baltimore Avenue and Greenbelt Road. Parking is available for free at Bowlero.
First Thirsty Thursday
Thursday, June 6, 2019
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Join the City/University Community every FIRST Thursday (of most months) for 1st Thirsty Thursday! Eat, drink and have laughs with colleagues and neighbors!

This event is appropriate for children of all ages (1 to 101). You may even win some College Park swag!

This month's event will be held at College Park Grill (8321 Baltimore Avenue).
Meetings at a Glance
City of College Park Mayor and Council Notice of Meetings
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Regular Meeting
  • There will be a closed session following the Regular Meeting

Tuesday, June 4, 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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