WEEKLY BULLETIN | November 16, 2018
Happy America Recycles Day College Park! Not sure what is accepted or not for recycling? Have no clue what contaminated recycling means? Our Sustainability Coordinator Janet answered our most received questions and offers a few tips about recycling in a video in honor of yesterday's America Recycles Day. Check out the video here .
ANNOUNCEMENTS
City Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
All City offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday November 22 and 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. No special collections will occur next week.
Curbside Leaf Collections
Curbside Leaf Collections is currently on schedule. Next week, crews will be in SA1-Old Town, SA2-Calvert Hills, and SA3-Estates/Yarrow. Do NOT rake your leaves into the street; instead rake your leaves and soft yard waste to the curb. To ensure collection, put leaves out by the first day listed. The calendar may show two or three days in an area, but we only collect once per street per collection cycle. There are four collections cycles per season. Residents can find out when their neighborhood will be serviced by visiting our website for the most up-to-date calendar or look for signs posted in their neighborhood with the collection dates. Signs will be posted the week prior to collection. For the eaf collection calendar, please click here .

Soft yard waste’s weekly collection is suspended for the year. Bags or containers of soft yard waste will only be collected when the vacuum trucks are scheduled to be in your neighborhood.
Small Business Saturday - November 24
Saturday, November 24 is Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. With the holiday season upon us, now is a great time to purchase goods which support local businesses and contribute to College Park’s economic growth and vitality! The City is home to over 150 independently-owned restaurants and shops; don't forget to visit them this Small Business Saturday!
CITY DEPARTMENTS
Department of Public Works
The Department held a pre-construction meeting with Fresh Air Concepts who will be performing the replacement HVAC System at YFS Building.

On Tuesday, November 12, the Department and HR participated in and presented a training session sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic APWA on Diversity in Public Works at City Hall. Participants from Montgomery, Anne Arundel, Fairfax counties attended along with other attendees.

Department staff provided various support functions to facilitate the Veterans Day event held on November 11th.

On Thursday, November 15th, the Department monitored the inclement weather and ice and snow by providing sidewalk clearing at city facilities and spot checks on roadways.

Last week our Assistant Director attended the Sustainable Maryland Leadership Training workshop about Growing the Community Forest. Participating in this training helps maintain our Sustainable Maryland certification.

Asplundh, PEPCO’s tree contractor, is continuing to perform tree pruning along a sub-transmission line that runs throughout the City. No City trees are planned for removal. Specific tree pruning locations include:
  • Route 1 south-bound at the 495 beltway ramp to 495 west/95 north
  • North side of Cherry Hill Rd along the shopping center frontage
  • Along the hiker/biker trail from Greenbelt Rd to Campus Dr
  • Rhode Island Ave between Knox and Norwich Roads
  • Knox Road between Rhode Island and Guilford Dr
  • Mowatt Lane from substation to Guilford Dr.

Requests for replacement street trees in right-of-ways, call 240-487-3590 or email Brenda Alexander at balexander@collegeparkmd.gov .

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 publicworks@

The Department is located at 9217 51st Ave.
Items available to purchase from the Department:
  • 50-gallon rain barrels for $72. 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. Click here for more information. Deliveries have ended for the season.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
November 2 - 8, 2018
11/2 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Parking Enforcement) in the 4300 block of Hartwick Road. 2 parking citations were issued.

11/6 Contract officer assisted Holy Redeemer School with a parent teacher conference. Standby was approved the day before the conference. No issues noted

11/6 Contract officers issued 4 student referrals throughout the day in the 4300 block of Hartwick Road for loud parties.

11/6 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at 49th Avenue and Tecumseh Street. 3 citations were issued

11/7 Contract officer conducted a premise check in the 4800 block of Iroquois Street. Information forwarded to the Public Services office.

11/7 Contract officers conducted high visibility patrols in Hollywood and Berwyn regarding the earlier Indecent Exposure Incident. Information gathered was forwarded to investigators.

11/7 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at 49th Avenue and Tecumseh Street. 3 citations and 2 warnings were issued

11/8 Contract officer on routine patrol observed a male with an open beer at Norwich Road and Yale Avenue. A student referral was issued for open alcoholic beverage in public.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 32
Warnings: 75
Equipment Repair Orders: 14
Distracted Driving Citations: 2
Parking Citations: 3
Field Observation Report: 1
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: 8
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 1
Zone 1/Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 20
Zone 1/Downtown Area Pedestrian Citations: 1
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
CITY EVENTS
One Warm Coat Drive
November 5 through December 3

The 2018 event will take place from November 5 through December 3, 2018!
The City of College Park, with One Warm Coat, a national non-profit organization, has begun our annual One Warm Coat Drive. Help fellow College Park residents in need by donating your clean, gently-used coats, hats and gloves during the City's annual warm coat drive. All donated coats will be distributed by the Department of Youth, Family and Senior Services throughout the College Park area to local children and adults in need.

Last year we collected over 200 coats and cold weather items and are hoping to beat that number this year!

Donations can placed into designated collection boxes during business hours at the following locations:
City Hall, 4500 Knox Road
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Department of Public Works, 9217 51st Avenue
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Youth and Family Services, 4912 Nantucket Road
Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information, please click here .
UPCOMING CITY MEETINGS
Meetings at a Glance
City of College Park Mayor and Council Notice of Meetings
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Regular Meeting
  • Oral Argument CPV-2018-08, Wanjing Hu, 8719 36th Avenue

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Worksession
  • Oral Argument CPV-2018-10, Robert Kidwell, 4705 Howard Lane
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