WEEKLY BULLETIN | November 5, 2021
Time to Vote!
City Election - Sunday, November 7, 2021

City Elections are this Sunday. Voters will elect the Mayor and all eight district Councilmembers. Polls are open from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Avenue. dVoters from all districts will vote at the Community Center on Election Day. 
For information about the candidates, visit our website.
Ballots cast on Election Day will be tabulated at Davis Hall after the polls close on Election Day. The official canvass, which includes the absentee (mail-in ballots) and validated provisional ballots, will be held on Wednesday, November 10, at Davis Hall. Due to COVID capacity restrictions, public access at Davis Hall may be limited, but both counts will be televised. 

Election results will be certified at the Council meeting on Tuesday, November 16, 2021.
For more information about the upcoming City Election, please contact Janeen S. Miller, City Clerk, at 240-487-3501.
Veterans Day

On Veterans Day, we thank and honor all those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. To commemorate the holiday, the City will post yard signs around College Park. We encourage our residents to fly the American flag and to take with the Veterans Day signs and tagging them with our social media accounts (Facebook & Instagram: @collegeparkmd, Twitter: @collegepark_md). We may even share your photos on the City’s website and social media!

All City offices are closed on Thursday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day. Special collections will only occur on Friday, November 12 of this holiday week. 
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
MDOT SHA Upcoming Projects Activity Notice

Where: US 1 {Baltimore Avenue) from Lakeland Road to Quebec Street
Activity: Ongoing US 1 Construction Project Water Infrastructure Work through year-end 2022
Updated Work/Lane Closure Hours: overnight, Sunday through Thursday, 9 p.m.- 11 a.m. the next day
Additional work hours and lane closure times may be needed to expedite this work. Pedestrians may be directed to the safest signalized crossing during this work. Drivers should obey posted speed limits and pedestrians should walk undistracted through the work zone.

For more information about this work, please contact Mr. Mario Minoglio, MDOT SHA Project Engineer, at 443-996-4033.
I-495 and I-270 Managed Lanes Study

Providing comments on the I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study “Comments on the SDEIS will be accepted between Friday, October 1, and 11:59 PM on Monday, November 15, 2021. MDOT SHA and FHWA are holding a virtual public hearing on Monday, November 1, 2021, with two sessions scheduled for 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. Click here to provide feedback. Click here to register for the Public Hearing sessions. Click here for more information.
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.

  • Click here for information on new changes to Bulk Trash.
  • 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.
Curbside Leaf Collection Has Begun

Curbside leaf collection we will be in the following areas next week:
  • Monday, SA6-Rhode Island Ave East
  • Tuesday, finish in SA6-Rhode Island Ave East and move to SA4-Lakeland/Berwyn
  • Wednesday, finish in SA4-Lakeland/Berwyn
  • Friday, SA5-Rhode Island West, Autoville, Cherryhill
*Note: If we have already been down your street, we will not return until the next scheduled collection, so put your leaves out by the first day advertised. Click here for the leaf calendar for November.
Curbside Leaf Collection Tips
  • Bagging is not necessary during leaf collection with vacuums. Grass can be included in your leaf piles, but no sticks, branches, vines, or woody materials (as these items require a special collection). 
  • Rake leaves to the curb but do not put them in the street. Pile leaves away from cars and storm drains as the leaf vacuum cannot reach around cars.
  • Remove tree limbs, rocks, trash, and other debris from leaves to be collected. These items damage the equipment and cause delays.
  • Noise and dust may be noticeable as dry conditions generate more dust. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Weekly yard waste collections on regular trash collection days are ongoing, if yours is inadvertently missed, please call for a special collection.
Noise and Nuisance Municipal Infractions
October 25, 2021 to October 30, 2021
There were 7 municipal infractions issued for 3 violations of the Noise Ordinance, and none for Article I, 141-1 Danger to Public Safety/Health or Article II, 141-13 Unruly Social Gatherings.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
October 22, 2021 to October 28, 2021
10/23 Contract officer along with patrol officers responded to a report of a robbery in the 7900 block of Baltimore Avenue. The suspect was located a block away from the scene in possession of a pair of shoes that he stole. The classification of the crime was downgraded to a theft. The suspect was issued a criminal citation for theft and the property was returned to the T/A.

10/26 Contract officer conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle with loud exhaust at 51st Avenue and Cree Lane. The driver was issued 1 SERO.

10/27 Contract officer conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle with loud exhaust at 51st Avenue and Cree Lane. The driver was issued 2 SERO’s and 1 warning citation.

10/28 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9200 block of Saint Andrews Place. 2 warning citations were issued.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 3
Warnings: 80
Equipment Repair Orders: 4
Distracted Driving Citations: 0
Parking Citations: 0
Field Observation Report: 1
Youth Field Observation Report: 0
Citations in Lieu of Arrest: 0
Civil Citation: 0
Criminal Arrests: 1
DWS Arrest: 0
DWI Arrest: 0
Warrant Arrest: 0
Premise Checks: 12
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 0
Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 56
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
Loud Exhaust Enforcement Stats:
Citations: 0
Warnings: 1
SERO's: 3
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.
Public Safety Committee Meetings
Monday, November 8, 2021 | Virtual. | 7:30 p.m.

Please join City Elected Officials, Police, Department of Public Services staff, and your neighbors from all around the City, for an informative monthly community meeting. This meeting takes place every second Monday of the month via zoom. Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/96168994626.
This community meeting will discuss City-wide crime statistics, recent incidents of public interest, neighborhood watch tips, and special public safety related topics. This month, Prince George's County Police Chief Malik Aziz will be joining!
To facilitate City-wide participation, these will be virtual meetings that you may join in from your home. Please invite your neighbors so that this useful information may be shared throughout the City.
Good Neighbor Day
Saturday, November 13, 2021

The Good Neighbor Day 10-year anniversary will take place on Saturday, November 13, 2021! Good Neighbor Day is a community-wide day of service in Greater College Park. The collaborative partnership is hosted by the University of Maryland, The City of College Park, and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

The 10-year anniversary event will offer 14 in-person beautification service projects, 6 virtual workshops designed to support and engage our neighbors, and multiple ways to get involved in the food drive. The registration deadline for in-person projects is Tuesday, November 10.

Good Neighbor Day Food Drive:
Good Neighbor Day is collecting clear, canned, and boxed non-perishable food and drink items to benefit the College Park Community Food Bank and the UMD Campus Pantry.
  • Bring items to the Fill-a-Bus Food Drive on November 12 from 11am - 4pm outside of Stamp Student Union on the UMD campus
  • Drive-up Food Donation Drop-Off at IKEA in College Park on November 13 from 10am - 2pm

For more information, visit: www.goodneighborday.umd.edu.
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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