WEEKLY BULLETIN | October 26 2018
Our spooktacular Halloween Thing is tomorrow! The event will occur rain or shine. For details, see below under Events.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
New City Website
This past Tuesday, the City's brand new website launched!

This new website is loaded with lots of new features including Guides to the City (about living, collection guides, pets, seniors, and more), Places in the City, a Projects page, new maps (including digitized walking tours), a new report section, events listings and so much more.

Check it out here!
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.
CITY DEPARTMENTS
Department of Public Works
Installed motion lights at the College Park Woods Pool property for improved security.

Installed a dog station at Yale Avenue and Lehigh Road.

Facility crew checked and replaced filters for heating systems at all College Park facilities.

Met with three brick contractors and are waiting on estimated pricing for the Old Parish House.

In-Service training for Public Works employees is next Thursday, November 1, 2018. Training will be snow preparation and use of equipment. In the afternoon, snow plows drivers will drive their routes. No bulk collections will be scheduled for Thursday.

Citywide leaf vacuuming begins Monday, November 5. Leaf season equipment is being readied for the start of the season. During the leaf season yard waste is only collected when the vacuum trucks are in your neighborhood. Residents can find out when their neighborhood will be serviced by visiting our website for the most up-to-date calendar or look for signs posted in their neighborhood with the collection dates. Signs will be posted the week prior to collection. 

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

The City has a program to reimburse the cost (up to $150.00) of approved trees on private property, it’s called the Tree Canopy Enhancement Program (TCEP). Click here for more information and application.
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.
Items available to purchase from the Department:
  • 50-gallon rain barrels for $72. 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. Click here for more information. Deliveries end for the season next week.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity

The Weekly Highlights will return next week with this and next week's reports.
CITY EVENTS
Halloween Thing
Saturday, October 27
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Youth & Family Services
4912 Nantucket Road

RAIN OR SHINE

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).

Featuring:
Haunted Hallways
Moon Bounce
Arts & Crafts
Games
Face Painting
Costume Parade
Raffle
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!

FEATURING:
Live Blues Music from award winning bands
Craft Beer and Wine
Vendors
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

Speakers:
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.
UPCOMING CITY MEETINGS
Meetings at a Glance
City of College Park Mayor and Council Notice of Meetings
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Worksession

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Regular Meeting
  • Oral Argument CPV-2018-08, Wanjing Hu, 8719 36th Avenue
  • Oral Argument CPV-2018-10, Robert Kidwell, 4705 Howard Lane
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