WEEKLY BULLETIN | November 19, 2021
All City Offices are Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday

All City offices are closed on Thursday and Friday, November 25-26 for the Thanksgiving holiday. No special collections will occur during this holiday week. 
City Earns Perfect Score on Municipal Equality Index

We are very proud to announce that the City of College Park is a welcoming and inclusive home for everyone. The City earned perfect marks on the Human Right Campaign’s 2021 Municipal Equality Index (MEI) for the City’s laws, policies, and services for our LGBTQ+ community. The MEI rates 506 cities across the nation on 49 different criteria, of which College Park scored 100 out of 100 points. This recognition showcases the City’s commitment to celebrate diversity and work towards equity, part of a key objective of our 2021-2025 Strategic Plan.
Thank you to our residents, Mayor and Council, and staff for making the City of College Park a community for all! To read the full report or learn more, please visit hrc.org/mei. To learn more about the City’s Strategic Plan, visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/strategicplan.
Preliminary Sector Plan: Adelphi Purple Line Station Area

From the Prince George’s County Planning Board of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission: The Preliminary Adelphi Road-UMGC-UMD Purple Line Station Area Sector Plan and its Proposed Sectional Map Amendment (SMA) can be found here.
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.
Survey and Community Forum on ARPA Funding
The City is Hiring!

The City has several positions open! To apply, visit https://collegeparkmd.applicantpool.com/jobs/.
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 [email protected].

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.

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.
Noise and Nuisance Municipal Infractions
November 8, 2021 to November 14, 2021
There were no violations of 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
November 5, 2021 to November 11, 2021
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.
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.
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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