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City Exploring Small Cells Wireless Infrastructure

The Council will discuss City’s participation in filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to respond to the Mobilitie, LLC Petition for Declaratory Ruling and the FCC request for comment on streamlining deployment of small cells and distributed antenna systems (DAS) infrastructure, including installation of poles and antennas on public land, to support continued local […]

Sunday January 15th, 2017 in City Council | No Comments »

Students to Demonstrate Robotics Projects

This Tuesday, representatives from Hollywood Elementary, Paint Branch Elementary and Parkdale High School will be attending the City Council meeting at City Hall to receive ceremonial checks for their grant award at 7:30 pm. Parkdale’s representation at the Council Meeting will include members of their robotics club to whom the Council has awarded grants for […]

Sunday January 8th, 2017 in City Council | No Comments »

2016 in Review. What to Expect in 2017?

As another year passes and we embark upon a new one, I thought I would drop a note to share some important events in our neighborhood as well as my activities as your Councilmember that occurred in 2016. I also want to take this opportunity to ask you how I can be of service to […]

Monday January 2nd, 2017 in City Council | No Comments »

Fees and Fines in College Park

At the next week’s meeting, the City Council will review a comprehensive listing of all fees that the City currently has in place. We estimated a total of about $2.8 million of revenue in the current FY 2017 budget. While the majority of these fees are covered by Chapter 110 of the City Code, there are some […]

Saturday December 31st, 2016 in City Council | No Comments »

Council Plans to Study Police and Public Safety in College Park

At tomorrow’s Council meeting, the City Council will decide whether to approve award of a contract for a Public Safety and Police Services Study. We often get asked by many residents about the prospect of establishing a police department in College Park, and thus we were very pleased to see the study item in the […]

Monday December 12th, 2016 in City Council, Public Safety | No Comments »

City to Form Group Serving Seniors

At the next week’s meeting, the City Council will consider approving a resolution establishing a Seniors Committee. The proposed Seniors Committee will be tasked with the development of a community-based volunteer neighborhood network, evaluation of needed resources for seniors, and identifying legislative priorities relating to the senior community. It’s a great opportunity to serve our […]

Friday December 9th, 2016 in City Council | No Comments »

City’s Financial Health ‘Sound’ – Auditors Report

At last night’s Council meeting, the SB & Company, the City’s auditors, presented the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for FY 16, a review of the City’s financial practices. The purpose of the CAFR is to ensure that there is minimal risk of or opportunity for fraud or material misstatement. The auditor found that the […]

Wednesday December 7th, 2016 in City Council | No Comments »

Youth and Family Services to Get a New Fire Sprinkler System

At the last week’s Council meeting, the City Council approve the purchase of a new fire sprinkler system for the Youth, Family, and Senior services building located at 4912 Nantucket Road. Cost for the system is estimated at $66,840. The previous sprinkler system was more than 15 years old and failed in October 2016. When […]

Sunday November 27th, 2016 in City Council | No Comments »

Council to Revisit Cruz Fence Request

At tomorrow’s City Council meeting, the City Council will consider revisiting a request by the Cruz development in Branchville to erect a fence around their property with the Branchville Volunteer Fire Department. The Council denied the request based on the community’s feedback about a year ago. Here is a bit of history. Back in August 13, […]

Sunday November 13th, 2016 in City Council | 2 Comments »

Irregularities t the Hollywood Post Office – How to Respond

Many residents recently have complained again about the irregularities at the College Park / Hollywood Post Office. I brought the issue at last week’s Council worksession. The Council agreed to send a letter to our Congressman about the issues at the post office. We’ll hopefully approve the letter at the next meeting (on Nov 15, 2016) when […]

Thursday November 3rd, 2016 in City Council, Post Office | No Comments »

City to Use Professional Service to Run Community Survey

At this week’s Council workseession, the City Council will consider approving a contract to do a more scientific community survey. The FY ’17 City budget includes funds ($30,000) for a representative survey of City resident views on City services and other issues. The goal of the survey is to obtain valid baseline data of resident […]

Saturday October 29th, 2016 in City Council | No Comments »

Council Decides to Lower City’s Homestead Tax Credit Rate from 4% to 2%.

At last night’s Council meeting, the City Council decided to reduce the Homestead Tax Credit rate from 4% to 2%. The Homestead Tax Credit rate is a percentage limiting the increase of real property assessment from one fiscal year to the next; it is only applicable to owner occupied properties. The Homestead Tax is meant […]

Wednesday October 26th, 2016 in City Council | No Comments »

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) […]

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