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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 | No Comments »

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 | No Comments »

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 […]

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

Council Mulls Curbing Unruly Social Gatherings in the City

At last night’s meeting, the Council reviewed an ordinance amending Chapter 141, Nuisances, that prohibits unruly social gatherings as a nuisance. According to the proposed ordinance, an unruly social gathering will constitute a party, event, or assemblage of four or more persons at a residence or other private property where: A. Alcoholic beverages are being […]

Wednesday September 4th, 2019 in City Council | Comments Off on Council Mulls Curbing Unruly Social Gatherings in the City

Starting Today, City Council Meetings to be Held at Davis Hall

Ending the summer schedule, the City Council will now start meeting on its regular schedule. Starting today, we’ll start meeting at Davis Hall, due to the proposed development at the current City Hall location. The Davis Hall’s main meeting room has been upgraded with audio-visual equipment. This will enable the City to live broadcast and […]

Tuesday September 3rd, 2019 in City Council | Comments Off on Starting Today, City Council Meetings to be Held at Davis Hall

Residents Tell Their Recreational Needs

This week, about 150 residents engaged in several focus group community meetings to share their thoughts about the recreational needs in the City. There were 4 focus group meetings for senior residents and 3 for residents of all ages. The City secured a consulting group, called Greenplay LLC., to run these community meetings. The final […]

Thursday August 29th, 2019 in City Council | Comments Off on Residents Tell Their Recreational Needs

City’s FY19 Net Revenues are Up Despite a Decline in Fees and Fines

At this Tuesday’s meeting, City’s Finance Director presented the FY2019 Financial Report for the Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2019. According to the report, City lost $772,157 in the last fiscal year, mainly due to reduction in speed camera revenues. This is most likely due to the fact that motorists on City’s street more and […]

Thursday August 15th, 2019 in City Council | 1 Comment »

Council Approves Referendum to Extend its Terms, Rejects Referendum on City Hall Budget

At last night’s meeting, the City Council voted on two referendum proposals. Council approves unanimously two ballot questions with respect to whether voters support 1) two – or four-year terms for Mayor and Council and 2) staggered or concurrent terms for Council in the case of four-year terms. Late last year, the Council created a […]

Wednesday August 14th, 2019 in City Council | Comments Off on Council Approves Referendum to Extend its Terms, Rejects Referendum on City Hall Budget

Council Sets to Approve Advisory Questions for November Ballot on Council’s Term Extension

At this week’s meeting, the Council will vote to approve the draft ballot language of the advisory ballot on a proposal to extend the Council term. Late last year, the Council created a Charter Review Commission to evaluate the pros and cons of lengthening the term for the office of Mayor and Councilmembers to four […]

Saturday August 10th, 2019 in City Council | Comments Off on Council Sets to Approve Advisory Questions for November Ballot on Council’s Term Extension

Residents’ Group Explores Council Term Extension Proposal

The City established a Charter Review Commission (CRC) to hear from our residents on the benefits and concerns associated with changing the length of the term for elected officials from two to four years, and on the benefits and concerns related to staggering those terms or having them run concurrently. The Commission held two public […]

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Monday June 10th, 2019 in City Council | Comments Off on Residents’ Group Explores Council Term Extension Proposal