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Category: City Council

City to Revisit Fence Ordinance

At tonight’s Council meeting, the City Council will revisit the City’s fence ordinance. As you may recall, there was a listening session on the fence ordinance in December 2015 and the Advisory Planning Commission made recommendations for changes to the ordinance earlier this year. Council discussed changes in October 2016, however we put off making […]

Tuesday February 21st, 2017 in City Council | No Comments »

Paid Internship Opportunity – Hollywood History Project

The Mayor and Council of the City of College Park have an opportunity available for a college student(s) to capture the history of some of College Park’s oldest neighborhoods.  The goal of the project is to collect and preserve the important stories of our senior residents of the Daniels Park and Hollywood neighborhoods for future […]

Tuesday February 14th, 2017 in City Council | No Comments »

Group Plans to Host 2017 Mothers’ Day Race

The College Park Community Foundation (CPCF) will plan and host the Fourth Annual May College Park 5K Race, on Saturday 6th May 2017. The race is being planned for a route similar to last year in Old Town, Calvert Hills and the UMD campus. City plans to co-sponsor this event. City liability insurance will provide […]

Sunday February 12th, 2017 in City Council | No Comments »

City to Oppose Executive Order Banning Immigrants and Refugees

Next Tuesday (Feb 14), the College Park City Council will consider approving a resolution opposing the recent Executive Order prohibiting entry of refugees for 120 days and stopped entry of immigrants from seven majority Muslim countries for 90 days. It has been challenged in court and criticized as illegally targeting people based on their religion […]

Saturday February 11th, 2017 in City Council | No Comments »

City, UMD to Ask Continued Support for Dream Act

The College Park City Council will consider a resolution in support of the Deferred Action for Children Arrival (DACA) or Dream act. On November 21, 2016, President of the University of Maryland, Dr. Wallace Loh, wrote to the UMD community, highlighting the uncertain status of immigrant students currently protected under the federal Deferred Action for […]

Friday February 10th, 2017 in City Council | No Comments »

U.S Army Asking City Support for Civilian Exercise in College Park

The 96th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne) has requested support from The City for their units Culmination Exercise (CULEX) to be conducted 25 MAR-30 MAR 2017. The units request realistic urban and rural areas to practice tactics, techniques, and procedures that Soldiers will employ during Overseas Contingency Operations within foreign countries. College Park offers an ideal […]

Saturday February 4th, 2017 in City Council | No Comments »

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, […]

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