Category: City Council

City to Add Honorary Members to City’s Boards and Commissions

At last night’s Council meeting, the City Council discussed the possibility of designating certain individuals who are no longer able to attend meetings as “honorary” members of the Board, Committee or Commission (Committee) on which the person has served. The suggested criteria includes: a founding members of a Committee, a long serving member who has […]

Wednesday October 19th, 2016 in City Council | No Comments »

Council to Discuss Changes to City’s Fence Ordinances

At tonight’s Council meeting, the City Council will discuss a number of changes to City Code related to fences in College Park. City’s Advisory Planning Commission (APC) held a Fence Ordinance Listening Session for the general community on December 3, 2015 which resulted in the APC issuing a letter to Mayor and Council with several […]

Tuesday October 18th, 2016 in City Council | No Comments »

City to Support College Park Tennis Center

At last night’s Council meeting, the Council decided to approve a $10,000 grant to the Junior Tennis Center (JTCC) in exchange for services in JTCC’s partnership proposal. The proposal states that in exchange for the $10,000 funding JTCC will provide College park residents with: 1) Six free group lessons 2) 25% off membership dues 3) […]

Wednesday October 12th, 2016 in City Council | No Comments »

Council Agrees to Remove Problematic Trees on Wichita Avenue

At last Tuesday’s Council meeting, the city Council agreed to remove four trees on Wichita avenue. The original motion was to replace the Zelkov trees on 9700 block of Wichita avenue. The motion was modified later to replace them. The City may plan native trees there or elsewhere after consulting with the residents. Several residents on the block have […]

Thursday September 15th, 2016 in City Council | No Comments »

Council Mulls Changing ‘Noise Time’ During Weekends and Holidays

At tonight’s Council meeting, the City Council will decide whether to adopt an Ordinance to change to the City Code which would change the hours defined as night time to between 8:00 PM and 8:00 AM on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. Currently night time is defined as the hours between 8:00 PM and 7:00 AM. […]

Tuesday July 12th, 2016 in City Council | No Comments »

City to Ask MD Governor Not to Stop Funding for Youth Programs

The Governor’s Office for Children has recently announced that it is not funding the five Youth Services Bureaus in Prince George’s County, two Youth Services Bureaus in Baltimore County and one in Anne Arundel County. The City’s Youth and Family Services program is one of the 20 Youth Service Bureaus in the State; one of […]

Sunday July 3rd, 2016 in City Council | No Comments »

Council Mulls Changing 48 hr Parking Rules

According to the current City Code, it’s unlawful for any person to park any automobile or other vehicle on city streets for a continuous period of more than 48 hours at any one time, unless an oral or written permit is obtained. Such permit can be issued only for good cause and for a period […]

Monday June 6th, 2016 in City Council | No Comments »

City May Stop Publishing Notices to Newspapers

Back in January, the Council discussed the self-imposed rules in §C8 of the City Charter that require us to advertise public hearings and fair summary notices of ordinances in a newspaper having general circulation in the City. In the past, the Gazette was used for these notices, but since the Gazette folded, the City is […]

Sunday June 5th, 2016 in City Council | No Comments »

City Okayed New Housing Development in Old Town

The Owners (Kidwell Trust and John Hardisty) have undeveloped land at the intersection of Dartmouth Avenue and Rhode Island Avenue in the Old Town section of College Park. The Owners need to construct a roadway, currently named Randolph-Macon Road (to be renamed Howard Road) and install water and sewer before selling 7 lots for single […]

Wednesday April 13th, 2016 in Announcements, City Council | No Comments »

Group Asks Council Change Fence Laws in College Park

The College Park Advisory Planning Commission (APC) held a Fence Ordinance Listening Session on December 3, 2015 in order to obtain public comment on the City Fence Ordinance. At the session, Planning Department staff provided an overview of the City’s ordinance, which was followed by verbal testimony from five individuals. In addition, written comments were […]

Wednesday March 23rd, 2016 in City Council | No Comments »

College Park Passed Resolution Welcoming Refugees to the City

At last night’s Council meeting, the City Council passed a resolution welcoming refugees from Syria and around then world to College Park. The resolution passed unanimously. College Park resident Jackie Pierce Garrett started a petition a few weeks ago asking College Park City Council to welcome refugees to College Park. Here is the full text […]

Wednesday March 9th, 2016 in City Council | No Comments »

City to Send Comments on Proposed FBI Development in Greenbelt

Last month, Council decided to form a subcommittee to discuss the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) prepared by GSA and potential impacts that need further analysis. The draft letter states continued support by the City for the Greenbelt alternative as the location for the new FBI Headquarters. Below please find our specific comments associated with […]

Monday January 4th, 2016 in City Council | No Comments »

Council to Discuss Permit Parking around the Metropolitan Development:

Recently, it has been brought to our attention that construction workers from the Monument development are parking on Cherokee Street. The parking situation on Cherokee St. and the surrounding streets is expected to get worse with the development of the Metropolitan development, which is planning to start construction of the townhouses around the first of […]

Sunday January 3rd, 2016 in City Council, Metropolitan | No Comments »

Invocation and Benediction from Swearing-in Ceremony

Please see below the full text of the Invocation and benediction of last week’s Council’s swearing-in ceremony. Thanks to Mayor Wojahn for sharing the text. Invocation: Tonight, we come with hearts deeply thankful for all the gifts we have; We are thankful to those who have helped us get to where we are, and we […]

Tuesday December 15th, 2015 in City Council | No Comments »

Council Mulls Comments on Greenbelt Station

At tomorrow’s meeting, the City Council will consider approving a resolution about City’s views on the 3rd phase Greenbelt Station development. The Council discussed the items at last Tuesday’s worksession. Some of the items we’ve been considering are as follows: 1. Revise the site plan to relocate the pedestrian overpass to the area shown as […]

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