WEEKLY BULLETIN | November 12, 2021
Final November 7, 2021 City Election Results

Final Results for the November 7, 2021 City of College Park Election have been posted on the City's website at www.collegeparkmd.gov/elections.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
U.S. Route 1 Temporary Lane Closure this Weekend

Beginning, Saturday, November 13 at 4:00 a.m., Crane Service will perform a mobile crane operation to take down a tower crane at 8430 Baltimore Ave (US 1) from Berwyn Road to Quebec Street. Weather and progress permitting, all work should be complete no later than 8:00 p.m. that day. In case of inclement weather, the work will begin at 4:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 14.

To complete this work, crews are permitted to close both southbound lanes and center turn lane on Baltimore Avenue (US-1) within the project limits. TES will direct pedestrian and vehicle traffic through the work zone during all working hours. Pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists should travel undistracted through the work zone. At least one traffic lane in both directions will remain open during this work. Drivers can continue to use northbound Baltimore Avenue (US-1) as northbound traffic will be shifted right to allow southbound traffic to travel on the he northbound travel lane. Drivers should add extra commute time for potential traffic impacts for this work.

Those with questions regarding the work should contact Lauren Dick, Project Coordinator with TES, at 443-531-8228 or 240-302-3099.
New City Hall Opens December 2021

The City of College Park is very excited to announce the opening of our brand new City Hall on December 6, 2021. City Departments of Administration, Finance, Human Resources, Planning & Community Development, and Public Services will be moving to the new building. Please note our new address 7401 Baltimore Avenue (between Knox Road and Lehigh Road), but office hours and phone numbers remain the same. 

For more details click here.
MDOT SHA Upcoming Projects Activity Notice

Where: US 1 {Baltimore Avenue) from Lakeland Road to Quebec Street

Activity: Ongoing US 1 Construction Project Water Infrastructure Work through year-end 2022.

Updated Work/Lane Closure Hours: overnight, Sunday through Thursday, 9 p.m.- 11 a.m. the next day.

Additional work hours and lane closure times may be needed to expedite this work. Pedestrians may be directed to the safest signalized crossing during this work. Drivers should obey posted speed limits and pedestrians should walk undistracted through the work zone.

For more information about this work, please contact Mr. Mario Minoglio, MDOT SHA Project Engineer, at 443-996-4033.
Survey and Community Forum on ARPA Funding
I-495 and I-270 Managed Lanes Study

Providing comments on the I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study “Comments on the SDEIS will be accepted between Friday, October 1, and 11:59 PM on Monday, November 15, 2021. MDOT SHA and FHWA are holding a virtual public hearing on Monday, November 1, 2021, with two sessions scheduled for 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. Click here to provide feedback. Click here to register for the Public Hearing sessions. Click here for more information.
The City is Hiring!

The City has several positions open! To apply, visit https://collegeparkmd.applicantpool.com/jobs/.
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 Changes, please visit: www.collegeparkmd.gov/specialcollections.

The Department is located at 9217 51st Ave. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Please note that during the Thanksgiving holiday week, there will be no special collections.

Wood mulch is back in stock. All deliveries are finished for the season, but material is available year-round for pick up, Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Bring a shovel and containers and be prepared to dig.
Curbside Leaf Collection

Curbside leaf collection we will be in the following areas next week, November 15-19:
  • Monday, SA5-Rhode Island Avenue West, Autoville, and Cherryhill
  • Tuesday, SA3-Estates and Yarrow
  • Wednesday, finish in SA3 Estates & Yarrow, start on SA1-Calvert Hills
  • Thursday, finish in SA1-Calvert Hills
  • Friday, SA2-Old Town/West Knox
*Note: If we have already been down your street, we will not return until the next scheduled collection, so put your leaves out by the first day advertised. Click here for the leaf calendar for November.
 
Curbside Leaf Collection Tips
  • Bagging is not necessary during leaf collection with vacuums. Grass can be included in your leaf piles, but no sticks, branches, vines, or woody materials (as these items require a special collection). 
  • Rake leaves to the curb but do not put them in the street. Pile leaves away from cars and storm drains as the leaf vacuum cannot reach around cars.
  • Remove tree limbs, rocks, trash, and other debris from leaves to be collected. These items damage the equipment and cause delays.
  • Noise and dust may be noticeable as dry conditions generate more dust. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Weekly yard waste collections on regular trash collection days are ongoing, if yours is inadvertently missed, please call for a special collection.
Noise and Nuisance Municipal Infractions
 
Information will be provided in next Weekly Bulletin.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity

Information will be provided in the next Weekly Bulletin
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
Good Neighbor Day
Saturday, November 13, 2021

The Good Neighbor Day 10-year anniversary will take place on Saturday, November 13, 2021! Good Neighbor Day is a community-wide day of service in Greater College Park. The collaborative partnership is hosted by the University of Maryland, The City of College Park, and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

The 10-year anniversary event will offer 14 in-person beautification service projects, 6 virtual workshops designed to support and engage our neighbors, and multiple ways to get involved in the food drive. The registration deadline for in-person projects is Tuesday, November 10.

Good Neighbor Day Food Drive:
Good Neighbor Day is collecting clear, canned, and boxed non-perishable food and drink items to benefit the College Park Community Food Bank and the UMD Campus Pantry.
  • Bring items to the Fill-a-Bus Food Drive on November 12 from 11am - 4pm outside of Stamp Student Union on the UMD campus
  • Drive-up Food Donation Drop-Off at IKEA in College Park on November 13 from 10am - 2pm

For more information, visit: www.goodneighborday.umd.edu.
College Park Turkey Trot
Thursday, November 25, 2021 | 9:00 am | Acredale Park

Join College Park parkrun, the City of College Park, Prince George’s County Parks and the University of Maryland at this Thanksgiving Day 5k along the beautiful Paint Branch Trail in College Park. 

This is a free event; bring friends and family to join! Register at parkrun.us/collegepark; print out the barcode and bring it with you to the 5k.

Please note that by participating in City events, you acknowledge and assume all risks and liabilities including possible exposure to illnesses, including but not limited to COVID-19. Masks and social distancing are strongly encouraged.
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 Public Safety Discussion:
Zoom Meeting (every 2nd Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m.)
Join by phone: 301-715-8592, Meeting ID: 961 6899 4626
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