WEEKLY BULLETIN | September 2, 2022

Labor Day Collections Schedule

All City offices will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2022 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Refuse and recycling will occur one day later than normal during this holiday week.

  • Monday collections will occur on Tuesday, September 6, 2022
  • Tuesday collections will occur on Wednesday, September 7, 2022
  • Wednesday collections will occur on Thursday, September 8, 2022

Special collections for brush and bulky items will only be scheduled for Friday, September 9, 2022 of this holiday week. You must call 240-487-3590 or email publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov to schedule a pickup before setting your items out to the curb.

Redistricting Commission Meetings

The City’s Redistricting Commission will hold two meetings for residents to review and provide feedback on the Commission’s draft City District maps prior to the Commission presenting its report to the City Council on September 27th. Residents can review the draft maps at www.CollegeParkMDRedistricting2022.com.


The first meeting was held on September 1. The second meeting will be held at City Hall (7401 Baltimore Avenue) at 7:00 pm Monday, September 12, 2022. Residents can join the upcoming meeting via Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/91603412440


The Commission has been meeting since May to review the 2020 Census data, data from the University regarding its residential population, and projections for residential projects under construction. An analysis of the population data confirms that the City must adjust the current district boundaries in order to have equal districts. The Commission meeting agendas and minutes, the Council charge to the Commission, and other information are available at https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/186/Boards-Commissions#RDC.

To view the draft maps and provide comments, visit collegeparkmdredistricting2022.com

Fall Tree Giveaway

The City is planning a free tree giveaway this fall to provide residents with native trees to help begin the restoration of the tree canopy damaged by the July 12th storm.

Request up to two trees to plant on your property! City residents only. The deadline to register is September 16, 2022. 

To register, fill out this online form

Pick up trees on Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Department of Public Works, 9217 51st Avenue, College Park, MD 20740

Have questions? Call 240-487-3595 or email horticulturist@colegeparkmd.gov. 

Curbside Food Scrap Collection Coming Soon!

The City of College Park is rolling out a new curbside food scrap collection program this fall!

If your household currently receives curbside trash and recycling collection within the City of College Park, then you are eligible to participate; residential collections only.

Households can register by filling out the online form here. Public Works staff will follow up with you when the containers are ready to pick up, they will also let you know when the program will start and provide educational information. For a full list of what is accepted, visit our Food Scraps page.


How Do I Sign Up?

Residents can sign up online and choose container(s). Participants are required to select either a 12-gallon wheeled cart ($13.00), or a 5-gallon bucket ($9.00). Participants can also choose to purchase a small kitchen pail ($5.00) to store food scraps inside their homes. Sign up for the service online here or visit collegeparkmd.gov/CurbsideCollectionApp.

For more information, call 240-487-3590 or visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/foodscraps.

Rossborough Lane Closure

Please note the upcoming road closure for Rossborough Lane due to Purple Line construction:

From August 8 through September 10, 2022, Rossborough Lane will be closed to all traffic. During the closure, driving and parking will be prohibited on Rossborough Lane between Diamondback Drive and Rhode Island Avenue.

Then from September 12 to October 22nd, the westbound lane will be closed. Please follow all posted road closure and/or detour notices and signs. 

Baltimore Ave. Paving

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin paving US-1 (Baltimore Avenue) as part of the project to improve safety and operations along US-1.

Starting at 8pm Tuesday, September 6, crews will begin paving US-1 from College Avenue / Regents Drive to the Campus Drive intersection. Single-lane closures will take place evenings, Monday nights through Friday mornings, for about three weeks. Crews will close one northbound lane between 8pm and noon the next day, and one southbound lane from 7pm to 6am the next day. 

Flaggers will guide motorists through the work zone. 

Visit the MDOT SHA homepage at roads.maryland.gov for more information. 

Street Repairs in College Park Woods and Crystal Springs Neighborhoods

Resurface Inc., contractor for Washington Gas, will be working on street repairs in the College Park Woods and Crystal Springs neighborhoods next week from Tuesday 9/6 to Friday 9/9, weather permitting.

The following areas will be affected:

  1. 9126 Bridgewater Street
  2. 8700-Block of 36th Avenue
  3. 8604-8608 34th Avenue
  4. 8704 34th Avenue
  5. 8906-8908 34th Avenue
  6. Intersection of DePauw Place and Limestone Place

Parking restrictions have been posted by the contractor. Please contact engineering@collegeparkmd.gov with any questions.

Street Repairs Notice

This month, NZI Construction, contractor for the City of College Park, will be working on miscellaneous repairs throughout the City. Please stay alert and slow down in work zones.

The following areas will be affected:

  1. Edmonston Road between Old Calvert Road and Radcliffe Drive
  2. Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail between Tecumseh Street and Greenbelt Road
  3. 5200-Block of Lackawanna Street
  4. 4800-Block of College Avenue

Please contact engineering@collegeparkmd.gov with any questions.

Foster College Park Animals

If you have room in your heart and home for a neglected animal, become a foster for the City of College Park’s Animal Control! You can prepare cats, dogs, or other exotic animals for adoption. For foster requirements and application, email our Animal Control Officer or apply here.
Department of Public Works
Items available to purchase from the Department: 

Call 240-487-3590 for more information, or visit: www.collegeparkmd.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. 
City Tree Programs

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. More information is available at www.collegeparkmd.gov/trees.

REQUESTS FOR STREET TREES: The City has a program that pays for and provides 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. Click here for a link to the guidelines and application.

TREE MAINTENANCE The City is responsible for tree maintenance in the rights-of-way, City maintained buildings and parks, and on public property. Trees on private property are the responsibility of the property owner.

Urban Tree Protection: Ordinance 21-O-09

This Ordinance requires an application to be submitted for approval to obtain a permit to remove or prune a tree on residential land.

Beginning July 1, 2022, trees on residential property within the City of College Park, greater than 36 inches in circumference measured at 4.5 feet above ground level, on which the property owner wants to remove or prune live branches or wood more than 20% will need to submit an application to the Department of Public Works for a tree removal/pruning permit and receive approval prior to beginning planned tree work. A requirement of the tree removal/pruning permit is that urban tree(s) approved for removal are replaced.

You can find the permit application at www.collegeparkmd.gov/TreeRemovalApp

For more information, click here.

Yard Waste Collection

The storm-related waiver for the preparation of yard debris has expired. All yard waste and brush must be prepared correctly, and large collections needing the use of specialized equipment will incur a fee.

Soft yard waste and woody brush are processed independently into two different end products; therefore, these materials should be prepared separately for collection and further processing.

To learn more about soft and woody yard waste collection, visit the City's website.

Maryland Department of Agriculture's Mosquito Control Program

The City cooperates with the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) to identify and control mosquito populations by larviciding and spraying. MDA has designated Wednesday nights for adult mosquito spraying in the city (when thresholds are met). Spraying will only begin after dark and may continue until midnight or later. Spray applications are made by truck-mounted ultra-low volume (ULV) sprayers. If you see a truck in your community spraying during the day, please note that it is not from the State of Maryland. Please be aware that MDA does not spray individual properties, and the City is on a 2 or 3-week rotation based on mosquito thresholds.

For more information, visit the MDA’s Mosquito Control website (https://mda.maryland.gov/plants-pests/pages/mosquito_control.aspx) which includes details about the program, including their policy, insecticides used, product labels and material safety data sheets (MSDS), and more.

Residents can request exclusion from the adult spray program by completing an exemption form annually.

Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity

August 12 - August 18

8/20 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and Duke Street. 4 warning citations were issued

8/21 Contract officers responded to a Breaking and Entering in the 5200 block of Lackawanna Street. The suspect was located and placed under arrest. Incident handled by the beat officer.

8/21 Contract officer conducted a traffic stop for loud exhaust at Metzerott Road and 36th Avenue. 8 citations and 3 warnings were issued to the driver.

8/21 Contract officer conducted a traffic stop for loud exhaust at University Blvd. and Golf Course Drive. 4 citations and 2 warnings were issued to the driver.

8/22 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at 49th Avenue and Ruatan Street. 5 warning citations were issued

8/23 Contract officer conducted a traffic stop for loud exhaust at Saint Andrews Place and Duke Street. 1 citation and 2 warnings were issued.

8/25 Contract officer conducted a traffic stop for loud exhaust in the 9000 block of Baltimore Avenue. 3 citations and 2 warnings were issued.

Statistical Data and Issued


MD State Citations: 25

Warnings: 37

Equipment Repair Orders: 9

Distracted Driving Citations: 0

Parking Citations: 0

Field Observation Report: 0

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: 10

Referral Student Code of Conduct: 0

Zone 1/Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 0

Zone 1/Downtown Area Pedestrian Citations: 0

Zone 2/Berwyn-Lakeland Pedestrian Warnings: 0

Zone 2/ Berwyn-Lakeland Pedestrian Citations: 0

Zone 3/North College Park Pedestrian Warnings: 0

Zone 3/North College Park Pedestrian Citations: 0

Loud Exhaust Enforcement Stats:

Citations: 17

Warnings: 9

SERO's: 0

Year to Date Statistics (starting 4/19/21):

Citations: 452

Warnings: 128

SERO's: 96

August 22 -28

There were no municipal infractions issued for the violation of the Noise Ordinance, Article I, 141-1 Danger to Public Safety/Health or Article II, 141-13 Unruly Social Gatherings

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.

Friday Night Live

Friday, September 9 | 12:00-6:00pm | College Park Aviation Museum

PROST! The City of College Park is hosting its last in a series of 5 summer concerts and you are invited! Join us on the plaza at the new City Hall building for Friday Night LIVE! OKTOBERFEST on September 9th.


This last event will feature the Edelweiss Band, specialists in traditional Bavarian and Oktoberfest music for Washington, Baltimore and the N. Virginia area since 1969.There will also be the Schuhplattler und Gebirgstrachten Verein Washingtonia dance group, a traditional bell ringing, knee slapping, yodeling German Schuhplattler dance group!

There will be something for everyone­-- music, food, beer, and entertainment. There will be children’s performers, activities and arts and crafts available for kids as well.

We will also be giving out some City of College Park logo’d beer steins to the first 300 adults attending. (while supplies, last of course) Some come and celebrate Oktoberfest with us on Sept. 9th here at City Hall. 


All concerts will be held at City Hall Plaza (7401 Baltimore Avenue) until September from 6:30 to 8:30PM.


Parking will be offered for free at the Downtown College Park parking garage at the corner of Yale and Knox. Local food and beer will be available for purchase during the event!

College Park Day

Saturday, October 15 | 12:00-6:00pm | College Park Aviation Museum

Save the date for College Park Day on Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the College Park Aviation Museum and Airport (1985 Corporal Frank Scott Drive)!

This is the City of College Park’s signature event and features a wide array of activities, entertainment, and fun to celebrate the community.

The event is open to the public and free to attend.

We are looking for Food & Drink Vendors to cover a variety of offerings- click here to apply.

Community vendors are also welcome- click here to apply

Completed registration materials for Food & Drink Vendors are due by Friday, September 9, 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.
Meetings at a Glance
City of College Park Mayor and Council Meetings

CLICK HERE to join the meeting 
Zoom ID Number: 923 9857 4069

Dial in Phone Number: 301-715-8592
  • After dialing the phone number, enter the meeting ID when prompted, press #.
  • There is no participant ID, press #.
  • Enter the meeting password 419048, press #.

CLICK HERE for detailed instructions on how to use Zoom.

Please note: participants will be muted during the meeting, except during public comment.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - 7:30 p.m.

  • Mayor and Council Meeting

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 7:30 p.m.

  • Mayor and Council Worksession

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 7:30 p.m.

  • Mayor and Council Meeting

CLICK HERE for the City's calendar

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
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