WEEKLY BULLETIN | October 19, 2018
The Final Fall Cleanup is tomorrow from 7:30 am – 12:00 pm at the Department of Public Works.

City residents can get free screened compost during this event (up to 2 cubic yards per trip, must show proof of residency).

Residents can also drop-off bulky trash, appliances, electronics for recycling, brush, and yard trim and along with donations of surplus gently-used, and salvaged home improvement supplies for Community Forklift and gently used articles of clothing, shoes, blankets, collectibles, kitchenware, toys and sporting goods for GreenDrop. 
Business Beat & Development Update
The latest Business Beat and Development Update are out now! Check them out below.
North College Park Community Cleanup
Saturday, October 20 | 9-11am

There will be a North College Park Community Cleanup on Saturday, October 20. Meet at 9:00 am at the intersection of Edgewood Road and Rhode Island Ave (by the Hollywood Community Garden). Trash bags, gloves and supplies will be provided and all are invited to participate. Free bagels will be provided for breakfast.
No Plastic Bags in the Cart
Just a reminder: plastic bags cannot be placed into your blue recycling carts. Recycling items cannot also be bagged; they must be loose in the cart.

Return plastic bags to grocery stores for recycling.
Department of Public Works
As the seasons are changing from summer to fall, the summer flowering annuals are being removed and replaced with fall pansies and spring flowering bulbs in the landscape beds throughout the City. 

Requests for replacement street trees in right-of-ways, call 240-487-3590 or email Brenda Alexander at balexander@collegeparkmd.gov .

Tree Canopy Enhancement Program (TCEP) for reimbursement of the cost of an approved tree up to $150.00 annually for tree(s) planted on their residential lot. Click here for more information and application.

Items available to purchase at the Department:
  • 50-gallon rain barrels for $72.00 (includes tax) click here for more information.
  • Yard Waste Carts are available for City residents for $25.00. Click here for more information.
  • Backyard Composting Bins for $20.00 (city residents) and $40.00 (non-residents). Click here for more information.
  • SMARTLEAF® compost ($28 cubic yard) and wood mulch ($12 cubic yard) are available for pick up. Click here for more information.
For any information related to refuse, recycling, or other Public Works related items, contact the Department at:
240-487-3590 or publicworks@

The Department is located at 9217 51st Ave.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
October 5 - 11, 2018
10/5 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Edgewood Road and 52nd Place. 9 warning citations were issued

10/5 Contract officer tagged 3 vehicles with “bad tags” in the 5000 block of Laguna Road and 2 vehicles in the 5000 block of Niagara Road.

10/5 Contract officer responded to a loud party call in the 8100 block of 48th Avenue. A student referral was issued for the party and underage drinking.

10/8 Contract officer was on routine patrol and observed a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the Seven Eleven Store located at 8905 Rhode Island Avenue. A registration check revealed the vehicle was stolen. The driver was arrested without incident and transported to DOC for processing. The suspect resides in the Upper Marlboro area. 

10/10 Contract officer responded to a loud party call in the 7500 block of Columbia Avenue.  A student referral was issued for the party (noise violation).
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 34
Warnings: 100
Equipment Repair Orders: 13
Distracted Driving Citations: 2
Parking Citations: 4
Field Observation Report: 2
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: 2
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 2
Zone 1/Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 15
Zone 1/Downtown Area Pedestrian Citations: 0
Zone 2/Berwyn - Lakeland Pedestrian Warnings: 2
Zone 2/Berwyn - Lakeland Pedestrian Citations: 0
Zone 3/North College Park Pedestrian Warnings: 0
Zone 3/North College Park Pedestrian Citations: 0
Halloween Thing
Saturday, October 27
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Youth & Family Services
4912 Nantucket Road

Something Spooky is coming to College Park.... It's our Annual Halloween Thing! 

The City of College Park's Youth, Family and Senior Services with Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation present the Halloween Thing!

Saturday, October 27 from 10am to 12pm at the City's Youth and Family Services (4912 Nantucket Rd. College Park).

Haunted Hallways
Moon Bounce
Arts & Crafts
Face Painting
Costume Parade
and so much more!

This is a FREE event and kids of all ages are invited. For more information, please call 240-487-3550 or visit our FB event page .

Sponsored By: City of College Park Youth, Family & Senior Services. The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Register a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation.
College Park Blues Festival
Saturday, November 10
6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Ritchie Coliseum
7675 Baltimore Ave

The City of College Park with the University of Maryland, PG Parks and Recreation and The DC Blues Society present the 11th annual College Park Blues Festival on Saturday, November 10! This annual FREE event features live bands, dancing (of course!), vendors, craft beers and more!

Live Blues Music from award winning bands
Craft Beer and Wine
Lots of dancing

For more information, visit our Facebook event page.
College Park Tree Workshop
Saturday, November 3
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Davis Hall
9217 51st Ave

Learn How to Prune a Tree Properly (including a live pruning demonstration) and Find Out What Trees to Plant and When, and about City Incentives

Carole Ann Barth, Senior Environmental Planner from Prince George's County Department of the Environment and Brenda Alexander, Assistant Director, Administration of the City's Department of Public Works.

Sponsored by the City's Committee for a Better Environment and Prince George's County Department of the Environment.

For more information, visit our Facebook event page.
Meetings at a Glance
City of College Park Mayor and Council Notice of Meetings
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Regular Meeting
  • Public Hearing on Ordinance 18-O-10 - Wireless Telecommunications Facilities in Public Rights-Of-Way

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Worksession
City Manager's Office | 240.487.3501 | cpcommunications@collegeparkmd.gov