WEEKLY BULLETIN | April 13, 2018
With spring (finally) here, soon the farmers markets will return next week! The Downtown Farmers Market returns on Sunday, April 22 from 10am to 2pm by City Hall and the Hollywood Farmers Market on Saturday, April 21 from 9am to 1pm in the Hollywood Shopping Center (near MOM's).
Old Town Area Street Closures on April 15
On Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 7:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the City of College Park will be closing several streets in the Old Town area for a collegiate bicycle race entitled “Route 1 Rampage.” During that time, driving and parking will be prohibited along the race course (map on the right).

For details about the race and for more parking information, please click here .
Mayor's Water Challenge
The Mayor's Water Challenge is a friendly competition between cities across the US to see who can be the most "water-wise." Pledge to conserve water, energy and other natural resources on behalf of the City. Last year we ranked #23 - help us win the challenge! Pledging ends April 30.

Click here  to pledge to conserve water!
5th Annual College Park 5k
On Saturday, May 5 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., runners will make their way around a five-kilometer (3.1 mile) course around downtown College Park, Calvert Hills, and Old Town, starting and ending at City Hall. This race welcomes participants of all ages and abilities and will feature a special start for runners with strollers, walkers, and families. Free parking is available at the Downtown College Park Garage.

For more information or to register, please  click here .
City Departments
Department of Planning, Community and Economic Development
A subdivision application has been accepted by M-NCPPC for construction of a proposed consolidated storage facility at 9604 Baltimore Avenue. The tentative Prince George’s County Planning Board hearing date is June 14, 2018.

Site development work is slated to begin the week of April 23, 2018 for the construction of 45 townhomes on Cherokee Street. This is part of a development project by Metropolitan with the townhouse construction by CalAtlantic.
Department of Public Works
Contract grass mowing began on Thursday, which will be our normally scheduled day, weather permitting. Grass mowing is scheduled for every week with the total mowing acreage split into 2 parcels, a northern parcel and a southern parcel with the divide at Greenbelt Road. One parcel will be mowed one week, and the other parcel mowed the following week. The two athletic fields are mowed weekly to maintain a suitable play surface.

The wooden planters at the end of Berwyn, constructed and installed as part of an Eagle Scout project have been lined with insulation and filled with soil. Plants have been ordered and will be installed upon delivery.

Plant identification signs have been installed in the permaculture planting along the trolley trail between Greenbelt Road and Tecumseh Street in the Berwyn neighborhood. The Committee for a Better Environment selected and funded the purchase of the plant identification signs to highlight various trees and shrubs that produce edible fruit and berries.

The Solar Panel Project for the Department's Fleet Garage will begin on Monday, April 16,2018. The project is funded mainly by a grant from MEA and will help reduce the electrical energy consumption at the Department of Public Works
The Parking Garage elevator was serviced along with the heat and smoke alarm system and ready for State inspection. The City Hall Elevator has also been serviced and ready for inspection.

The Department will be providing Custodial service and sweeping in anticipation of the Bike Race in Old Town Sunday April 15.

Spring is a great time of year for tree planting. 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. See our website or call 240-487-3590 for more information.
For any information related to refuse, recycling, or other Department 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 or on April Cleanup Saturdays.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
3/30 Contract officers conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and DePauw Place. 3 citations and 1 warning were issued.

3/30 Contract officer responded to a call for service in the 8300 block of Baltimore Avenue for a trespassing complaint. The subject was banned by security from the premises but returned 2 hours later. The subject received a criminal citation for trespassing.

3/31 Contract officer responded to a call for service for an assault/disorderly call at the Pizza Kingdom located at 4439 Lehigh Road. The suspect kicked in the back door of the T/A and assaulted the manager. The suspect was intoxicated and was wanted on an outstanding warrant. The suspect was placed under arrest and charged with assault, disorderly conduct and malicious destruction.    

4/3 Contract officers conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and DePauw Place. 3 citations and 4 warnings were issued.

4/4 Contract officer tagged several vehicles at Mineola Road and 51st Avenue after receiving a complaint.

4/5 Contract officer stopped 3 pedestrians for a violation in the crosswalk at College Avenue and Baltimore Avenue. 3 criminal citations were issued for “fake ID’s” along with 3 student referrals.

4/5 Contract officer stopped 3 pedestrians for “Jay Walking” in the 7300 block of Hopkins Avenue. 3 criminal citations were issued for possession of an open alcoholic beverage.

4/5 Contract officer issued a criminal citation for disorderly intoxication as the suspect caused a disturbance in the 8100 block of Baltimore Avenue.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 46
Warnings: 88
Equipment Repair Orders: 15
Distracted Driving Citations: 4
Parking Citations: 0
Field Observation Report: 6
Youth Field Observation Report: 0
Citations in Lieu of Arrest: 8
Civil Citation: 0
Criminal Arrests: 1
DWS Arrest: 0
DWI Arrest: 0
Warrant Arrest: 1
Premise Checks: 10
Referral-Student Code of Conduct: 3
Down Town Area Pedestrian Warnings: 9
Down Town Area Pedestrian Citations: 3
City Events
3rd Thirsty Thursdays
April 19 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
MilkBoy Arthouse

Join the City and University community every third Thursday (of most months) for 3rd Thirsty Thursday! Eat, drink and have laughs with colleagues and neighbors!

This event is appropriate for children of all ages (1 to 101). You may even win some College Park swag. 

This month's event will be held at the MilkBoy Arthouse.

For the Facebook event page,  click here
Bike to Work Day
May 19 from 6:30 - 8:30 a.m.
City Hall

Get out your bicycles, because on Friday, May 18, the City of College Park invites you to celebrate bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work!

Take a break at the City Hall pit stop on your way to work for food, beverages, fun, and prizes. Register now, it’s free! Be one of the first 20,000 to register region-wide and receive a free T-shirt.

For more information or to register, please visit  www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/

For the Facebook event page,  click here
Department of Public Works' Spring Cleanup Saturdays
Saturday, April 7, 14, 21 and 28
7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Department of Public Works
9217 51st Avenue

 The City of College Park's Department of Public Works facility will be open for City residents to drop-off bulky trash, block Styrofoam, electronics recycling, brush, and yard trim. Residents can also purchase compost, wood mulch, a yard waste cart, or a backyard compost bin.

You must be a resident of the City of College Park and bring proof of City residency in order to participate, although anyone can buy compost or wood mulch during this event.

Electronics that may be recycled include, but are not limited to: TVs, computers, monitors, keyboards, computer mice, speakers, VCRs, CD, DVD & MP3 players, cell phones & PDAs, printers, scanners, fax machines, telephones, radios, stereos, electric tools, game systems, handheld games, microwaves, and cords/cables. Hazardous materials will not be accepted (shingles, propane tanks, paint, etc.). Residents may dispose of (for free) one of each of the following items per year: air conditioners, heat pumps, dehumidifiers, and refrigerators. Tires will incur a disposal fee of $4.00 each.

Wood mulch and Smartleaf® screened compost will also be available and you don't need to be a resident in order to purchase. Wood mulch is $12.00 per cubic yard and Smartleaf® is $28.00 per cubic yard. (Prices include tax).

Once again we are working with Community Forklift and GreenDrop to divert items from the landfill that are still in good condition. Clean out your homes, garages, and sheds, and bring the items you no longer use or need and donate them for reuse.

For more information, please  click here
Upcoming City Meetings
Meetings at a Glance
City of College Park Mayor and Council Notice of Meetings
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 7:30 p.m. Mayor and Council Regular Meeting 
Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 8:00 a.m. Budget Worksession
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 7:30 p.m. Mayor and Council Worksession
City Manager's Office | 240.487.3501 | [email protected]