WEEKLY BULLETIN | October 15, 2021
October Cleanup Saturdays
October 16 & 23, 2021 | Public Works, 9217 51st Ave. | 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.


The City of College Park Public Works facility will be open for City residents to drop-off bulky trash, white goods, electronics, brush, and yard trim. You must be a resident of the City of College Park and bring proof of City residency in order to participate. Bulk trash brought on cleanup days does not count toward bulk trash limits, nor are any fees applied for appliances, televisions, or monitors. There is a $4 fee for all tires. See below under "City Events" for more details.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
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.
World of Possibilities Disabilities Expo
October 23, 2021 | Samuel Riggs Alumni Center/UMD | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Join Caring Communities on Saturday, October 23 at 11 a.m. at the Samuel Riggs Alumni Center for a Disabilities Expo. Everyone within the disabilities and senior community, children with disabilities and their families, caregivers/service providers, veterans with disabilities and baby-boomers etc. should be there. There will be free parking, free wheelchair repair and much more! For free expo passes, please visit: expo.caringcommunities.org or call 410-549-5707.
Prince George's County Growing Green with Pride Clean-up Day
October 30, 2021 | Various Locations | 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Prince George’s County Growing Green with Pride Day is scheduled for Saturday, October 30 from 8 a.m. - 12 noon. Applications are available at mypgc.us/GrowingGreen. The application needs to be submitted by October 15 to Tonya Hairston at TYHairston@co.pg.md.us. For more information, call 301-499-8641.
City Election
Sunday, November 7, 2021 | 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Voter Registration Deadline Approaching!
 
Have you moved or changed your name since the last time you voted? If so, you must update your voter registration no later than Sunday, October 10. Please visit http://www.elections.state.md.us to update your registration online so you can vote in this fall’s City election.
 
Have You Submitted Your Absentee Ballot Application?

Registered Voters were mailed an application for an Absentee Ballot in late September. Applications are also available from our website and City offices. If you want to vote by mail, please return your application as soon as possible, but no later than October 26.
 
Use A Drop Box!

We encourage you to return your application and/or your ballot to one of the City’s secure ballot drop boxes:
 
Davis Hall: 9217 51st Avenue 
On Campus: west side of Stamp Student Union, on Union Lane, by the USPS and FedEx boxes
Calvert Road School: 4601 Calvert Road

For questions, please contact the City Clerk Janeen Miller at 240-487-3501 or jsmiller@collegeparkmd.gov.
New Neighbors Homeownership Grant

Looking for a home in College Park? The City of College Park New Neighborhood Homeownership Grant Program offers $5,000 grants for down payment or closing cost assistance to qualified buyers or properties. Buyers must agree to live in the house for a minimum of five years. For more information, visit collegeparkmd.gov/newneighbor.
The City is Hiring!

The City has several positions open! To apply, visit https://collegeparkmd.applicantpool.com/jobs/.
A WEEK IN REVIEW
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 publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov.

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.
City Tree Programs & Maintenance

Trees provide many benefits such as reduction of cooling and heating costs, interception of rainwater, increasing property values and improving air quality. The City offers a few ways to help.
 
  • REQUESTS FOR STREET TREES. The City has a program that provides for street tree planting in the right-of-way area, which includes the grass strip between the curb and sidewalk. College Park residents interested in requesting a tree can contact Brenda Alexander at 240-487-3590 or horticulturist@collegeparkmd.gov. The location will be inspected to determine if it is suitable.
  • TREE CANOPY ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM (TCEP). City of College Park property owners can apply for reimbursement of up to $150.00 annually, for approved tree(s) planted on their residential lot.

The completed application should be sent to horticulturist@collegeparkmd.gov for review and approval prior to planting. Click here for a link to the guidelines and application.

The City is responsible for tree maintenance in the rights-of-way, City maintained buildings and parks, and on public property. Tree maintenance on private property is the responsibility of the property owner.
Noise and Nuisance Municipal Infractions

This report will be updated next week.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity

This report will be updated next week.
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.
CITY EVENTS AND RECREATION
Rabies and Microchip Clinic
Sunday, October 24, 2021 | Public Works, 9217 51st Ave. | 10:00 a.m.

The City's Animal Control and Animal Welfare Committee are hosting a Rabies and Microchip Clinic for City pets on October 24, 2021 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Appointments are required - slots are individual, you can only register one animal per spot. Appointments are in 10 minute slots, and space is limited. All animals must be leashed or properly confined to a carrier. No walk-ins.

City residents must be able to provide proof of residence to obtain free services. Services will be discounted for non-residents as follows (exact cash only):

  • Rabies vaccine, $10.00 For 3-year Rabies vaccines, the pet owner must have a current signed rabies certificate (1- or 3-year), and vaccines will be given at the discretion of the veterinarian.
  • Microchipping, $20.00

Please come no earlier than 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. Please remain in the vehicle with your pets, and wait to be called for your appointment. To participate and get event details, register on Eventbrite: oct2021rabiesclinic.eventbrite.com.

By participating in this event, 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.
October Cleanup Saturdays
October 16 & 23, 2021 | Public Works, 9217 51st Ave. | 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

The City of College Park Public Works facility will be open for City residents to drop-off bulky trash, white goods, electronics, brush, and yard trim. You must be a resident of the City of College Park and bring proof of City residency in order to participate. Bulk trash brought on cleanup days does not count toward bulk trash limits, nor are any fees applied for appliances, televisions, or monitors. There is a $4 fee for all tires.

PUBLIC WORKS DOES NOT ACCEPT: Brick, concrete, rock, propane tanks, hazardous materials such as automotive batteries, ammunition, automotive fluids/fuels, cleaning agents, cooking oil, mercury, insecticide/herbicide, fertilizer, oil-based paints, pool chemicals, photographic chemicals, roof shingles, smoke detectors, solvents, sealants, varnishes and stains.

Items for purchase: You don’t need to be a resident to purchase any of the products except yard waste carts. Check the website for latest information regarding availability.
• Rain Barrels $72, limited number available
• Compost Bins $20 resident, $40 nonresident
• Yard Waste Carts $25, residency required
• GAT traps $50, limited number available
• Smartleaf Compost $28 a cubic yard (check website for availability)
• Wood Mulch $12 a cubic yard

DURING CLEAN-UP DAYS, THE FOLLOWING WILL BE COLLECTED:
• Household batteries for recycling - limit 6. This includes rechargeable batteries such as Li-Ion, Ni-Cd, Ni-MH, Ni-Zn; Single-use alkaline batteries such as AA, AAA, 9V, C, D button cell, and lithium primary. No damaged batteries; no automotive batteries.
• Fluorescent light bulbs and tubes (must be intact) - limit 4. Includes U-shaped or circular fluorescent lamps, High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps, Ultraviolet (UV) lamps, Incandescent Bulbs, Halogen or Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL’s).
• Block Styrofoam for recycling (coolers and large blocks of packing material). No packing peanuts, cups or plates.
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.
UPCOMING MEETINGS
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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