WEEKLY BULLETIN | August 17, 2018
Department of Public Services Moves to New Location - Calvert Road Offices to Close
The City of College Park’s Calvert Road office, located at 4601 Calvert Road, will permanently close on Thursday, August 16 at 4:00 p.m. The City’s Department of Public Services will relocate to the new location at 8400 Baltimore Avenue and will open on Monday, August 20 at 8:00 a.m.
Until further notice, please take all building permit applications to the Department of Planning, Community and Economic Development in City Hall (lower level), located at 4500 Knox Road. For questions, contact the Department of Public Services at  publicservices@collegeparkmd.gov  or 240.487.3570.
The City has entered into a ground lease with the University of Maryland to create a day care program on part of the Calvert Road property. The University will renovate the original part of the building and construct an addition to the building. The City will retain use of the fields and playground.
Fall Semester Move-Ins
The University's fall semester is almost here! Scheduled mass student move-ins will begin next week, resulting in changes in traffic flow, specifically on College Avenue and Knox Road.

Please be aware of pedestrians along City roads and expect heavier traffic throughout the day and evening during the campus and off-campus move-in. During these move-in events, the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) will be on-site providing traffic assistance.

  • Friday, August 17, All Day - Landmark Apartment Move-In. The 4500 block of College Avenue will be restricted to one-way traffic only, eastbound from Baltimore Avenue to Yale Avenue.
  • Sunday, August 19, All Day - South Campus Commons Move-In. Knox Road will be restricted to one-way traffic only, westbound from Baltimore Avenue to Guilford Drive/Mowatt Lane.
  • August 23 - 26 - Main Campus Move-In. Expect higher traffic than normal during this time, however two-way traffic will be permitted between Baltimore Avenue and Guilford Drive/Mowatt Lane.
Rain Barrels Available Now!
The City's Department of Public Works now offers 50-gallon rain barrels for $72, while supplies last. Once installed, Prince George's County residents can apply for a Rain Check Rebate off-setting most of the cost! You can purchase and pick them up at the Department of Public Works (9217 51st Avenue). For more information, please call 240-487-3590 or email publicworks@ collegeparkmd.gov.

A rain barrel is a great way to keep runoff from leaving your home. In the spring and summer, watering the plants or lawn accounts for a large percentage of water consumption. By having a rain barrel and storing rainfall, you’ll have water that's both more sustainable and cost effective for outdoor irrigation.

Rain barrels come with lid, overflow cap, pre-installed screen and ring, flex overflow hose, ball valve – spigot, re-usable zip ties, hose clamp and rubber washer. A di verter kit is not included.
I-495 and I-270 Managed Lanes Study
The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will be doing more outreach activities for the community to engage and comment on the I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study over the next few months. They will be attending various community events including the El Sa lvadoran Festival in Rockville, the Prince George's County Fair, Hispanic Festival in Adelphi, and Rocktobierfest in Rockville.

Questions or comments on the study may be provided anytime via 495-270-P3@sha.state.md.us . Updated information on the study and public involvement opportunities can be found on www.495-270-P3.com .
Free Summer Parking ends Sunday
Free Summer Parking ends this Sunday, August 19, 2018! The Downtown College Park Garage and the City Hall Lot has free parking Monday through Friday after 5:00 pm and all-day on Saturdays and Sundays - but come down soon, because this summer special ends on Sunday.
Department of Public Works
The City of College Park will not have a shredding event this fall; however there is a community shredding event at Prince George’s Community College, Largo Campus on Saturday, August 25, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Your car must be in line by 11 a.m. in order to receive service. No walk-ups allowed. There is a four-box maximum per each personal car. No business vehicles are permitted.

Window Repair Work and exterior repairs continue at the Old Parish House. The contract is approximately 65% complete. 

The Department responded to approximately 50-75 requests for service related to the severe thunderstorms on Monday evening. Crews continue to collect brush and debris set out by residents.

As the students return for fall semester, the Department is receiving increased requests for Special/Bulk Collections. Before placing bulk trash, appliances, brush, and electronic recycling to the curb, please call 240-487-3590 or email pubicworks@collegeparkmd.gov to schedule an appointment. Call early to schedule an appointment as slots fill quickly.

Yard Waste carts are currently available for City residents. The beige yard waste carts are offered to City residents for $25.00. Contact the Department for more information.

Requests for replacement street trees are now being accepted for fall planting. Call 240-487-3590 or email Brenda Alexander at balexander@collegeparkmd.gov for further information.

City of College Park property owners can utilize the Tree Canopy Enhancement Program (TCEP) for reimbursement of the cost of an approved tree up to $150.00 annually for tree(s) planted on their residential lot. Plan now for fall tree planting. See our website or call Brenda Alexander for more information.
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.
Did You Know?
SMARTLEAF® compost and wood mulch are available!

Delivery is available Monday-Friday for an additional fee. Compost is $28.00 per cubic yard and wood mulch is $12.00 per cubic yard. Material may be picked up at Public Works, during business hours.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
August 2 - 9, 2018
8/3 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and De Pauw Place. 4 warning citations were issued

8/3 Contract officer on routine patrol observed an individual with an open beer container at Calvert Road at Hopkins Avenue. Criminal citation issued as the suspect was not a student.

8/3 Contract officer on routine patrol observed 2 individuals with open beer containers at Calvert Road at Hopkins Avenue. 2 student referrals were completed as the suspects were cooperative.

8/5 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Rhode Island Avenue and Hollywood Road. 1 citation and 8 warning citations were issued.

8/5 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Pedestrian Enforcement) in the 8100 block Baltimore Avenue. 7 warning citations were issued

8/6 Contract officer conducted a traffic stop in the 9100 block of Baltimore Avenue for a traffic offense. The driver was placed under arrest for possession of 2 grams of heroin.

8/7 Contract officers assisted with the numerous National Night Out events throughout the City.

8/8 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 5200 block of Campus Drive. (6 citations were issued as the officer was operating the portable “Dragon Camera.”

8/9 Contract officer conducted bike patrols throughout the City.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 24
Warnings: 92
Equipment Repair Orders: 16
Distracted Driving Citations: 2
Parking Citations: 3
Field Observation Report: 1
Youth Field Observation Report: 0
Citations in Lieu of Arrest: 1
Civil Citation: 0
Criminal Arrests: 1
DWS Arrest: 0
DWI Arrest: 0
Warrant Arrest: 0
Premise Checks: 1
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 2
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: 7
Back to School Backpack Bash CANCELLED
Meetings at a Glance
City of College Park Mayor and Council Notice of Meetings
  • Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Worksession
  • Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Regular Meeting
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