WEEKLY BULLETIN | May 28, 2021
All City Offices Closed on Memorial Day

All City offices will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2021. Refuse and recycling will occur one day later than normal during this holiday week:

  • Monday collections will occur Tuesday, June 1
  • Tuesday collections will occur Wednesday, June 2
  • Wednesday collections will occur Thursday, June 3
 
Special collections for brush and bulky items will only be scheduled for Friday, June 4, of this holiday week. Call 240-487-3590 or email publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov to schedule a pickup before setting items out to the curb. To help avoid the transmission of COVID-19, the City of College Park will not be holding a public event at the Veterans Memorial.  
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Free Summer Parking at the City's Downtown Garage

Starting May 24, 2021, the City of College Park is 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!
2021 Youth Summer Camp Scholarships - Deadline Extended!

The City of College Park is moving forward with offering our annual summer camp scholarships. Youth (rising K-12) who reside in the City of College Park are eligible to apply. Scholarships are granted up to a maximum of $400 per student. The application deadline was extended to Friday, June 4, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Scholarships may be used for both in person and virtual camp opportunities. For more information and details on camps offered by each organization, visit: www.collegeparkmd.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=253.
The City is Hiring!

The City is hiring for the following positions. To apply, visit https://collegeparkmd.applicantpool.com/jobs/.

Grounds Keeper II, Laborer - Grounds, Racial Equity Officer, and a part-time Temporary Summer Position
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.
A WEEK IN REVIEW
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 Pilot Program, please visit: www.collegeparkmd.gov/specialcollections.

The Department is located at 9217 51st Ave. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Noise and Nuisance Municipal Infractions
May 17 - May 23, 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
May 14 - May 20, 2021
5/14 Contract officer conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle with loud exhaust in the 7300 block of Baltimore Ave and University Blvd. The driver was issued 1 citation.

5/15 Contract officer conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle with loud exhaust in the 9000 block of Baltimore Ave and University Blvd. The driver was issued 2 citations.

5/18 Contract officer conducted an enforcement for loud exhaust at 51st and Cree Lane. No violations.

5/18 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9000 Baltimore Ave and issued 82 Dragon Camera violations.

5/19 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9000 Baltimore Ave and issued 65 Dragon Camera violations.

5/20 Contract officers responded to the 4600 block of Harvard Road for a suicidal person. Officers spoke to a person of interest as he stated assistance was not needed. Officers determine the person was not in need of medical help but left him with several services to call if assistance was needed later.

Loud Exhaust Enforcement Statistics:
Citations: 3; Warnings: 0; EROs: 0
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 6
Warnings: 36
Equipment Repair Orders: 1
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: 17
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 0
Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 23
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.
CITY EVENTS AND RECREATION
Duvall Field Park Design Meeting

A community meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm to discuss the park design at Duvall Field. Three conceptual design alternatives will be presented for review and feedback. Please attend and let the City staff and consultant know your preferences for activities and amenities to be included in the final design. RSVP to tschum@collegeparkmd.gov to receive a Zoom link for the meeting or access the link through the City calendar. For more information about the project, please go to the City’s project page at www.collegeparkmd.gov.

Mosquito Workshop

Please join the City of College Park’s Committee for a Better Environment and Stephen Panossian, Contractual Agricultural Inspector II, and Catharine Love, Contractual Agricultural Inspector II, at the Maryland Department of Agriculture, Mosquito Control Section – on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. for a Mosquito Workshop.

This webinar will cover the primary mosquito pest to homeowners, the Asian Tiger Mosquito. Virtual attendees will learn about its biology, habits, and habitats around a resident's home. Methods to reduce its population, including the Gravid Aedes trap (GAT), and use of repellents will also be discussed. The speakers will answer questions at the end of the presentations as time permits. Use this link to participate: https://zoom.us/j/91402043108?pwd=T2dPWHFuNVAvK3RYUDZtQ2NUVmU5UT09.

Meeting ID: 914 0204 3108, Passcode: 331592, or Dial-in #: 301-715-8592
Pollinator Week - Save the Date!

From June 20 through 26, 2021, the City will be celebrating National Pollinator Week. We have some fun activities planned to celebrate including our Pollinator Bingo! For more information, visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/insects.
UPCOMING MEETINGS
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 Police Meeting:
Webinar (every 2nd Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m.)
Join by phone: 301-715-8592, Meeting ID: 828 5917 0824, Password: 241758

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