WEEKLY BULLETIN | November 13, 2020
America Recycles Day

This Sunday, November 15 is America Recycles Day! Help reduce trash to the landfill by reusing, reducing and recycling as much as you can. For tips and how-tos, visit: www.collegeparkmd.gov/recycling.
All City Offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday

All City offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26, 2020 and Friday, November 27, 2020 for the Thanksgiving holiday and day after. No special collections will occur during this week.
Restaurant Relief Program

County Executive Angela Alsobrooks announced an appropriation of $6 million to assist restaurants and food service establishments that have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The Restaurant Resiliency Fund will provide grants up to $25,000 to Prince George’s County-based restaurants and food establishments to promote long-term sustainability and resiliency of businesses operations, support COVID-19 safety measures, and support businesses operating at reduced capacity.

Applications will be accepted between November 13, 2020 and December 18, 2020. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Grant will be awarded on a rolling basis. For more information, visit: https://www.pgcedc.com/restaurantfund.
Neighborhood BusinessWorks Opportunity Zone Microgrants

The State of Maryland is offering microgrants to support business investment in Maryland’s designated Opportunity Zones. Administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, the Neighborhood BusinessWorks Program will be offering "Opportunity Zone Microgrants" ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 to start-up and expanding businesses located within an Opportunity Zone. Applications will be accepted beginning November 17, 2020, and funding will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more eligibility details and application information, visit https://dhcd.maryland.gov/Business/Pages/OZ-Microgrant.aspx
COVID-19 Assistance Programs

In response to the crisis, the City has created programs to address resident, business, and non-profit organization needs. For more information visit the following:

Business & Individual Grant Statistics:
  • Small Business Assistance Grants awarded: 56 totaling $734,988.71
  • Individual & Family Financial Assistance Grants awarded: 25 totaling $92,435.88

Business Assistance & Facade Improvement Grant Statistics:
  • 4 application awarded, totaling $44,833.42
  • 4 applications pending, totaling $27,196.33
City Updates During COVID-19

Summary of current COVID-19 requirements:

Click here to review a quick summary of current COVID-19 requirements from the State of Maryland and Prince George’s County. This is not a comprehensive list, but is meant to be used as a guide to help all College Park residents understand the requirements, how to report issues, and the enforcement of those requirements.
MDOT SHA Upcoming Project Activity Notice

  • Where: US 1 (Baltimore Ave) College Park Improvement Project between College Avenue/Regents Drive and MD 193 (University Blvd)
  • Activity: Intermittent removal of sidewalks, excavation and electricity infrastructure work beginning September 2020
  • Work Hours for this Activity: Weekdays, 3 a.m. to 11 a.m. Additional work times may be needed to expedite this activity. Equipment used for construction may be disruptive.

For more information, contact Mr. Vladimir Tanchev, MDOT SHA Project Engineer, at 410-925-4596.
Department of Public Works
Items available to purchase from the Department: 

Click for more information, or visit: www.colllegeparkmd.gov/products.
Curbside Leaf Collections:
Curbside leaf vacuuming will be in the following areas next week: SA5-Rhode Island Avenue West, Autoville and Cherryhill; SA4-Lakeland/Berwyn, SA1-Calvert Hills; SA8-College Park Woods, Crystal Springs, Acredale & Patricia Court.

During Curbside Leaf Collection, signs are posted in your neighborhood in advance of the scheduled collection dates. To ensure collection, put leaves out by the first day listed, calendar may show more than one day, but we only collect once per street, per collection cycle. The collection calendar will be updated as the schedule changes. Look for signs posted in your neighborhood. Click here for the City’s leaf plan and calendar. Click here for leaf collection tips – do's and dont's.
For any information related to refuse, recycling, or other Public Works related items, contact the Department at: 240-487-3590 or [email protected].

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.
Dog Park Update:
Construction has begun at the Hollywood Dog Park project. Erosion & sediment control devices & tree protection have been installed to prepare for ground breaking following initial inspection by Prince George’s County.
Noise and Nuisance Municipal Infractions
November 2 - November 8, 2020
There was one Municipal Infraction issued for the Noise Ordinance and none issued for the Nuisance (Unruly Social Gathering) Ordinance.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
October 30 - November 5, 2020
10/30 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and Duke Street. 3 citations and 5 warnings were issued.

10/30 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Hollywood Road and 47th Avenue. 5 citations were issued.

10/31 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and Duke Street. 4 warnings were issued.

10/31 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Edgewood Road and 51st Street. 18 citations were issued.

10/31 Contract officers responded to the shooting of 7 persons at The Hotel located at 7777 Baltimore Ave and assisted with the investigation.

10/31 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9100 Baltimore Ave and issued 29 Dragon Camera violations.

10/31 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 5200 Campus Drive and issued 33 Dragon Camera violations.

11/2 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and Depauw Place. 10 warnings were issued.

11/3 Contract officer conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle failing to obey the Do Not Enter sign ay Baltimore Ave and Metzerott Road. Driver received 2 citations.

11/4 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and Duke Street. 5 citations and 6 warnings were issued.

11/5 Contract officer conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle spinning wheel at Branchville Road at 50th Avenue. 1 citation was issued.

There were several premise checks conducted throughout the City.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 61
Warnings: 107
Equipment Repair Orders: 4
Distracted Driving Citations: 0
Parking Citations: 0
Field Observation Report: 5
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: 12
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 0
Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 29
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 August 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.
Urban Tree Canopy Forum

Join the College Park Tree and Landscape Board on Wednesday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m. in a virtual forum to discuss the proposed Urban Tree Policy. To submit questions in advance, please email [email protected]. To read the Tree and Landscape Board’s Recommendations for Tree Permitting report, or for a copy of the Tree Canopy Assessment report, visit: www.collegeparkmd.gov/trees. Use the link to participation online: https://zoom.us/j/94845172421.
The Lakeland Spirit: Through Digital Footprints

Join the Lakeland Community Heritage Project, in partnership with the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., for a virtual presentation of heritage and stories from the Lakeland community of College Park, Maryland, 1950–1980. To register and for more event information, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-lakeland-spirit-through-digital-footprint-tickets-124933221629.
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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