WEEKLY BULLETIN | November 20, 2020
Official Report from the District 2 Special Election

The following information is from the official report of the November 8, 2020 District 2 Special Election:

The authorization cards and the completed ballots are available for inspection upon request.
  • Ron Cameau: 84
  • Lindsay Dively: 25
  • Llatetra Brown Esters: 173

Total number of ballots cast in this election: 283
Total number of District 2 Registered Voters: 3420
Percent Voted: 8%

There were 131 ballots cast on Election Day and 152 absentee ballots accepted, for a total of 283. The new Councilmember will be sworn in on December 8. For more information, visit: https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/elections.
City of College Park Announces Resignation of City Manager Somers

The City of College Park announces the resignation of its City Manager Scott Somers effective December 23, 2020. To read the press release in its entirety, visit: https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=197.
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.
Maryland Strong Economic Recovery Initiative

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is administering state recovery funds through the Maryland Strong Economic Recovery Initiative (MD-SERI). Eligible applicants can receive up to $500,000 in grant assistance for operational support. The MD-SERI: Tourism Nonprofits application round closed on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. The application round for MD-SERI: Entertainment Venues will close on Friday, November 20, 2020.
For eligibility information and to apply for the Maryland Strong Economic Recovery Initiative, visit:
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: SA8-College Park Woods, Crystal Springs, Acredale & Patricia Court; SA7-North End and Sunnyside; SA2-Old Town and West Knox.

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.

Due to the large volume of leaves, and COVID-19 related staffing restrictions, we are experiencing difficulties staying on schedule. Rest assured; we will get to your neighborhood as quickly as possible. Also, if you missed your collection date, there are several more opportunities. Click here for the City’s leaf plan calendar. 
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
November 9 - November 15, 2020
There were two Municipal Infractions issued for the Noise Ordinance and none issued for the Nuisance (Unruly Social Gathering) Ordinance.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
November 6 - November 12, 2020
11/6 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and Duke Street. 1 citation and 2 warnings were issued.

11/6 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and DePauw Place. 1 citation and 2 warnings were issued.

11/7 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and Duke Street. 4 citations were issued.

11/7 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 7100 block of Baltimore Avenue and issued 76 “Mobile” Camera violations.

11/8 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 7100 block of Baltimore Avenue and issued 52 “Mobile” Camera violations.

11/9 Contract officer conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle with loud exhaust in the 9500 block of 51st Avenue. The officer discovered the tags were fraudulent and issued 3 citations. 

There several premise checks conducted throughout the City.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 49
Warnings: 38
Equipment Repair Orders: 3
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: 4
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 0
Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 51
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.
Winter Fly In at the College Park Aviation Museum

Join the College Park Aviation Museum as they host their annual Winter Fly In on Saturday, December 5. Watch Santa Fly In from the comforts of your home, then make a reservation to take a picture and pick up a craft kit. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/yxkosf4t. For questions, please contact Jamie Jones at jamie.jones@pgparks.com.
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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