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Council to Discuss Senior and Community Recreation Needs Assessment Survey Responses

Early last year, the City Council decided to do a study on the comprehensive recreational/activities and program space needs assessment. The purpose of this study was to gather community feedback on The City of College Park’s facilities, trails, amenities, programs, future planning, communication, and more. Furthermore, there was a need to assess senior program offerings […]

Monday August 3rd, 2020 in City Council, Community | No Comments »

Housing Authority is Asking the City to Lease Land Adjacent to Attick Towers Free-of-Charge

City has been recently asked to explore the possibility of using adjoining City of College Park property to provide additional parking for the Attick Towers housing project. The plan proposes 12 parking spaces to be constructed on the City-owned Parcel 92 at the northwest corner of Rhode Island Avenue and MD193. The property is zoned […]

Monday July 6th, 2020 in City Council | Comments Off on Housing Authority is Asking the City to Lease Land Adjacent to Attick Towers Free-of-Charge

Council to Discuss and Adopt Resolution following Homicide Incident of George Floyd

At the last City Council meeting, I asked my Council colleagues to adopt a resolution renouncing systematic racism following the brutal homicide of George Floyd. We hope to adopt this (draft) resolution at the next Council meeting. I’m also working to host a (virtual) listening session to get your ideas on how we can improve […]

Friday June 5th, 2020 in City Council | Comments Off on Council to Discuss and Adopt Resolution following Homicide Incident of George Floyd

Council to Ask Federal Support To Reopen And Rebuild Local Economies

At tomorrow’s Council meeting the Council will consider approving a resolution in support of the fair, direct, federal emergency support to reopen and rebuild local American economies. The resolution says America’s cities and towns, like College Park face unprecedented threats due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic emergency. Municipalities are essential to America’s economic recovery and […]

Monday May 25th, 2020 in City Council | Comments Off on Council to Ask Federal Support To Reopen And Rebuild Local Economies

City May Create a Bee City USA Committee

At last night’s meeting, the Council discussed the possibility of establishing a new Bee City Committee and direct staff to advertise and recruit for committee member volunteers. During October 8, 2019 Worksession, the Council acknowledged the importance of pollinator conservation and subsequently approved a resolution to designate the City of College Park as a Bee […]

Wednesday April 22nd, 2020 in City Council | Comments Off on City May Create a Bee City USA Committee

City Asks Shoppers College Park to Start Senior Hours

Thanks to my Council colleagues for approving this letter to Shoppers College Park asking them to start special shopping hours at the Shoppers College Park store. Shoppers College Park store is probably the only store in the area that doesn’t have such special hours for our senior residents. A special hour will help many of […]

Thursday April 16th, 2020 in Announcements, City Council, COVID-19 | Comments Off on City Asks Shoppers College Park to Start Senior Hours

City to Declare Emergency Due to COVID-19 Pandemic Situation

At tonight’s meeting, the City Council will consider an emergency declaration to help expedite certain City functions. In light of the several orders issued by Governor Hogan responding to the COVID-19 State of Emergency, the City’s Emergency Operations Plan, and the Mayor and Council powers under the City Charter and Code and the Maryland Code, […]

Tuesday April 7th, 2020 in City Council | Comments Off on City to Declare Emergency Due to COVID-19 Pandemic Situation

City Council Meetings are Going Online

Due to the current outbreak of the COVID-19 outbreak, the future City Council meetings are moving online. Residents will be able to call in and provide comments before the COuncil votes. Please read more about this and other updates in the following update the City issued yesterday. The City of College Park continues to prepare […]

Tuesday March 17th, 2020 in Announcements, City Council | Comments Off on City Council Meetings are Going Online

City Employees’ Health Insurance Premiums will Go Down

At tonight’s meeting, the Council will consider awarding the contracts for health, dental, workers’ compensation, and property and liability insurances for FY2021, for a total budgeted cost of $ 1,608,415. The health insurance plan is self-insured through a cooperative arrangement with the Local Government Insurance Trust (LGIT) and benefits are administered through Cigna. For the […]

Tuesday March 10th, 2020 in City Council | Comments Off on City Employees’ Health Insurance Premiums will Go Down

City to Promote More Community Events, Plans to Add New Ones

At this week’s meeting, the Council will discuss the City-Sponsored Events at this week’s meeting. The City annually hosts approximately thirteen events for the community– four family events, seven family holiday events, and two festivals. Certain departments and committees have been assigned responsibility for specific events and there has been limited overall coordination and promotion […]

Sunday February 2nd, 2020 in Announcements, City Council | Comments Off on City to Promote More Community Events, Plans to Add New Ones

City’s 75th Anniversary Celebration may include a Parade in North College Park

College Park’s 75th anniversary of incorporation is coming up on Saturday, June 6, 2020. The 75th Diamond Anniversary event from 12:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. will embody all that is College Park – the community, businesses, schools, facilities, and artists who have made the City thrive for these 75 years. Current plans call for a […]

Friday January 31st, 2020 in Announcements, City Council | Comments Off on City’s 75th Anniversary Celebration may include a Parade in North College Park

City to Support Bill Curbing Disposable Plastic Bags in PG County

At next week’s meeting, the City Council will consider supporting PG-401-20 which would reduce landfill waste and litter by imposing a fee on disposable bags. PG-401-20 enables Prince George’s County to implement a fee for the use of certain disposable bags in certain commercial establishments. This type of program has successfully reduced waste in other […]

Saturday January 25th, 2020 in City Council | 1 Comment »

UMD Police will Continue to Monitor City Cameras, at Least for another Year

At tonight’s meeting, the Council will consider approving an agreement with the University of Maryland Department of Public Safety to provide live security camera monitoring, data storage, and forensic video evidence retrieval through FY 20 an annual cost for FY 2019 of $144,879 and FY 2020 of $149,226. At last week’s meeting, the Council reviewed […]

Tuesday October 22nd, 2019 in City Council, Public Safety, University of Maryland | Comments Off on UMD Police will Continue to Monitor City Cameras, at Least for another Year

Some City Committees May Go through a Few Changes

At tomorrow’s meeting, the Council will discuss recommendations by the Committee on Committees (CoC), in order to improvements to City Council Advisory Boards and Committees. The CoC was charged with reviewing the purpose and mission of each of the City’s boards and committees, identifying overlap and redundancy, and developing recommendations for improvements, including the disbandment […]

Monday September 30th, 2019 in City Council | Comments Off on Some City Committees May Go through a Few Changes

Nuisance Law Passed with Some Changes

At last night’s meeting, the City Council held a Public Hearing on the Ordinance 19-O-13, “Nuisances”, an ordinance amending Chapter 141, Nuisances, that prohibits unruly social gatherings as a nuisance. After a lengthy testimony from residents, students and property owners, the ordinance passed unanimously. According to the draft ordinance, an unruly social gathering will constitute […]

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Wednesday September 25th, 2019 in City Council | 1 Comment »