WEEKLY BULLETIN | October 8, 2021
Community Meeting: Sustainability Discussion
Saturday, October 9, 2021 | 10:00 a.m.

Want to know what sustainability issues matter most to College Park residents? What actions residents are already taking to make our city greener and cleaner? Join College Park's Committee for a Better Environment for a Zoom webinar on Saturday, October 9 at 10 a.m. to find out the results of a survey of College Park residents about how they are greening their lives, and steps they'd like the city take to make College Park greener. We'll also discuss actions that local communities are taking that College Park could adopt to be greener. And there will be time for questions and discussion. Everyone is welcome to join and we encourage people to share their ideas for being more sustainable!

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Grocery Giveaway

Helpers to Good is sponsoring a Grocery Giveaway and hot meal this Sunday, October 10 at 1:00 p.m. at 9601 Rhode Island Avenue in College Park. This organization is supported with the City’s ARPA funds as a non-profit food service.
 

Prince George's County Growing Green with Pride Clean-up Day

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
September 27, 2021 to October 3, 2021
 
There were no violations of the Noise Ordinance, Article I, 141-1 Danger to Public Safety/Health or Article II, 141-13 Unruly Social Gatherings.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
September 24, 2021 to September 30, 2021
9/24 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Edgewood Road and 51st Avenue. 3 citations and 4 warnings were issued.

9/25 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9000 Baltimore Avenue and issued 25 “Mobile” Camera violations.

9/28 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 4800 Greenbelt Road and issued 52 “Mobile” Camera violations.

9/30 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Edgewood Road and 51st Avenue. 2 citations and 6 warnings were issued.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 10
Warnings: 59
Equipment Repair Orders: 4
Distracted Driving Citations: 0
Parking Citations: 1
Field Observation Report: 1
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: 5
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 0
Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 34
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: 0
SERO's: 0
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
Community Meeting: Sustainability Discussion
Saturday, October 9, 2021 | 10:00 a.m.

Want to know what sustainability issues matter most to College Park residents? What actions residents are already taking to make our city greener and cleaner? Join College Park's Committee for a Better Environment for a Zoom webinar on Saturday, October 9 at 10 a.m. to find out the results of a survey of College Park residents about how they are greening their lives, and steps they'd like the city take to make College Park greener. We'll also discuss actions that local communities are taking that College Park could adopt to be greener. And there will be time for questions and discussion. Everyone is welcome to join and we encourage people to share their ideas for being more sustainable!

October Public Safety Meeting
Monday, October 11, 2021 | 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. The next meeting will discuss Home Fire Prevention & Safety - Presented by Maryland State Firemen’s Association Fire Prevention and Life Safety Committee. Participate in fire safety knowledge quiz and win a 10 year battery powered smoke alarm..

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.
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.
College Park Day - Cancelled

We regret to inform that the 2021 College Park Day event has been cancelled. We hope to see everyone next year in 2022.
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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