The online version of our 2019 Community Survey closes today, November 22! If you have not taken it, click here to fill it out:  https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5282739/The-City-of-College-Park-Community-Survey-2019

Important Note: If you did receive a paper copy - be sure to complete that one instead of the online one. We still need your responses!! The survey results will help City officials better serve the College Park community and shape the future of College Park.
November City Holidays
During Thanksgiving week, the City will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 28-29; no special collections will occur during the holiday week.
Join the 2020 Census Team
Join the 2020 Census team and be a Census Taker in our community. Census jobs offer weekly pay, flexible hours and a competitive rate of $21 an hour. The US Census is committed to hiring Census takers right here in College Park. By becoming a Census Taker, you can support our community while getting paid to do it. You can apply on line at www.2020census.gov/jobs .
One Warm Coat Drive
November 4 - December 3
The City of College Park, with One Warm Coat, a national non-profit organization, will once again hold our annual One Warm Coat Drive from November 4 through December 3. 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.

All donations are appreciated, however this year we are seeking children's coats and cold weather items in particular.

Donations can placed into designated collection boxes during business hours at the following locations:

City Hall
8400 Baltimore Avenue Suite 375
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.
Good Neighbor Day Project Nominations
Got ideas to help beautify College Park? Nominate a project for Good Neighbor Day 2020! The annual event brings together the College Park community to beautify shared spaces, educate and engage in sustainable practices, and take pride in College Park. 
Submit by November 22 at goodneighborday.umd.edu.
Purple Line Construction Updates
Beginning on or about November 15, 2019, The Northeast Branch Trail will be closed between the University Research Court and Haig Drive access points. This section of the trail will be closed until approximately January 2020. 

For all Purple Line Construction Updates including lane closures, road work and more, please visit: www.purplelinemd.com/construction/construction-updates .
Department of Public Works
Repairs to the failed sewer line at the entrance of the Downtown Parking garage have been completed.

Crews installated holiday decorations on pedestrian light poles in the Downtown area this week.

Curbside leaf collection is on schedule: Click here for details. During Curbside Leaf Collection weekly yard waste collections on regular trash collection days are suspended. Look for signs posted in your neighborhood in advance of the scheduled collection dates. The collection calendar posted online will be updated as the collection schedule changes, so check the website for the latest schedule. Please make sure to rake your leaves to the curb and not in the street. Leaves in gutters can clog storm drains and create potential flooding.
For any information related to refuse, recycling, or other Public Works related items, contact the Department at: 240-487-3590 or

The Department is located at 9217 51st Ave. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Items available to purchase from the Department:

55-gallon rain barrels for $72 (don't forget about the County's rain check rebate to offset the cost!). 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 only. Click here for more information.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
November 8 - 14, 2019
11/8 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and Davidson Street.  1 citation and 5 warnings were issued.

11/8 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) in the 5200 block of Edgewood Road.  5 citations and 1 warning were issued.

11/9 Contract officer responded to a call for service in the 9000 block of Rhode Island Avenue for a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle was located and was occupied by 3 females that were smoking “crack” cocaine. .3 grams of suspected cocaine was recovered. Warrants are pending upon verification from the drug lab.

11/11 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at 52nd Place and Edgewood Road.  5 warnings were issued.

11/11 Contract officers responded to a call for service for a Home Invasion/Robbery in the 7400 block of Dickinson Avenue. Officers assisted with the crime scene and perimeter. Investigation is still active.

11/11 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Hollywood Road and 47th Place.  2 warnings were issued.

11/12 Contract officers responded to a call for service in the 3500 block of Duke Street for the activation of a burglary alarm. House check secured (wind).

Several premise checks were conducted throughout the City.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 48
Warnings: 223
Equipment Repair Orders: 9
Distracted Driving Citations: 0
Parking Citations: 0
Field Observation Report: 7
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: 11
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 0
Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 156
Downtown Area Pedestrian Citations: 1
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 September 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 .
Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, Dcember 14
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
College Park Community Center
5051 Pierce Avenue

The City's annual Breakfast with Santa is on Saturday, December 14 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the College Park Community Center (5051 Pierce Avenue).

Children of all ages are invited to visit with Santa!

Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast.

Bring your camera to capture photos with Santa.

Magical Entertainment and Arts & Crafts!

Sponsored by the City of College Park’s Recreation Board and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Reservations not required. For more information, please call 240-487-3570.
Meetings at a Glance
City of College Park Mayor and Council Notice of Meetings
at Davis Hall 9217 51st Ave
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Regular Meeting

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Regular Meeting and Inauguration
Community Meetings
Note: These are not City meetings but have City staff or Contract Police as a host.
District 1 Coffee Club
  • Wednesdays, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., Jason's Deli

Community Police Meeting
  • December 5, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., MOM's Organic Market Cafe
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