WEEKLY BULLETIN | September 17, 2021
Unscheduled Spraying for West Nile Virus

The unscheduled Mosquito Spraying due to West Nile has been rescheduled due to rain and will occur on Sunday, September 19, weather permitting.

Ultra-Low Volume (ULV) truck-based spraying to control adult mosquitoes is planned for parts of College Park. Spraying will occur within a one-mile radius of the following intersections:
  • Drexel Street and Rhode Island Avenue
  • St. Andrews Place and Metzerott Road
  • 53rd Street and Lackawanna Street

Spraying will occur after 7:30 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, spraying will be rescheduled for the next available evening. Any existing spray exemptions in the area will be temporarily suspended. Mosquito Control personnel will use a permethrin-based solution that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved for use in public health mosquito control programs without posing unreasonable risks to human health. However, out of an abundance of caution, the department recommends avoiding outdoor activities during spraying.

While not all mosquitoes carry diseases, MDA suggests that residents take precautions to minimize their exposure to mosquito bites. These measures include:
  • Wear long, loose fitting, light colored clothing
  • Wear insect repellents according to product labels
  • Avoid mosquito infested areas during prime periods of activity (between dusk and dawn)
  • Install, inspect, and repair window and door screens in homes and stables
  • Regularly clean bird baths and bowls for pet food and water
  • Remove or empty all water-holding containers  

All Marylanders are encouraged to follow the MDA’s Twitter feed @MdAgMosquito that will post unscheduled spray events and other timely information about mosquito control in Maryland. Routine spray program schedules are available by county on the program’s website. For more information, please call MDA’s Mosquito Control Program at 410-841-5870.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Chain Link Fence Removal Incentive Program

Grants to remove chain link fences in front yards are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Click here to view the Chain Link Fence Program and Application
For more information, contact the Department of Planning, Community and Economic Development at 240-487-3538 or planning@collegeparkmd.gov.
City Election
Sunday, November 7, 2021 | 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Although the City election is still several weeks away, you should decide soon how you plan to vote. You have two options: by Absentee Ballot, or in person at the Poll. The City will not offer Early Voting this year.
Applications for absentee ballots will be mailed to all registered voters on September 20. If you wish to vote by mail, return your application promptly, and you will receive your ballot in the mail. Ballots will be mailed beginning in early October. 

If you prefer to vote in person on Election Day, do not return the application. In person voting takes place on Sunday, November 7, from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Avenue in Lakeland.

Don’t Receive Your Application? If you don’t receive an absentee ballot application in the mail, you may download it from the City website or pick it up from any City building. Make sure we receive your completed application by October 26, so we can mail out your ballot.

Is Your Voter Registration Current? Have you moved or changed your name since the last time you voted? If so, you must update your voter registration no later than October 10. Please contact Prince George’s County at 301-341-7300, or visit http://www.elections.state.md.us. For more information about the upcoming City Election, please contact Janeen S. Miller, City Clerk, at 240-487-3501.
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.
Fall Street Tree Plantings

The City is planning its fall tree plantings. The program 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. 
Noise and Nuisance Municipal Infractions
September 6 - September 12, 2021

There were one violation 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
September 3 - September 9, 2021
9/3 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 4900 Greenbelt Road and issued 40 “Mobile” Camera violations.

9/3 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9000 Baltimore Ave and issued 40 “Mobile” Camera violations.

9/3 Contract officer conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle with loud exhaust at Baltimore Avenue and Cherokee Street. The driver was issued 3 citations.

9/5 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and Duke Street. 3 warnings were issued.

9/6 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9000 Baltimore Avenue and issued 45 “Mobile” Camera violations.

9/6 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and DePauw Place. 14 warnings were issued.

9/7 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9000 Baltimore Avenue and issued 29 “Mobile” Camera violations.

9/7 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9000 Baltimore Ave and issued 17 “Mobile” Camera violations.

9/8 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and Duke Street. 3 citations and 3 warnings were issued.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 28
Warnings: 151
Equipment Repair Orders: 7
Distracted Driving Citations: 0
Parking Citations: 0
Field Observation Report: 8
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: 12
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 0
Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 83
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: 3
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
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.
October Cleanup Saturdays
October 2*, 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.

Shredding Event
October 2*, 2021 | Public Works, 9217 51st Ave. | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Onsite document shredding services will be available to City of College Park residents on Saturday, October 2, from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Bring your old tax records, medical paperwork, and any other confidential information to be shredded while you wait. All paper will be recycled. You must be a resident of the City of College Park and bring proof of residency to participate.
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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