WEEKLY BULLETIN | September 24, 2021
City Announces New City Manager

The City of College Park is pleased to announce the appointment of Kenneth “Kenny” Young as its new City Manager. Announced during the September 21 City Council meeting, Mr. Young’s tenure with the City begins on September 27, 2021. Mr. Young brings to the City more than 25 years of progressive local government and private sector experience. For the full press release, visit: https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=281.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
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.
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

This report will be updated next week.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity

This report will be updated next week.
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
Sustainability Survey
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 from 10 a.m. to noon 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! Use this link to participate: https://zoom.us/j/93836422875?pwd=aE14c25lMGRGdzlGeGVMVjJXd1lWdz09.
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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