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Illegal Dumping May Cost More in College Park

At this week’s Council meeting, the City Council will vote on a proposal to increase the fine for the initial and each subsequent violation of illegal dumping to $1,000. The Council will hold a public hearing on the ordinance 19-O-07 enabling the proposed change, earlier on the meeting night. Currently, the fines for the initial violation is $50, […]

Sunday March 24th, 2019 in Council | Comments Off on Illegal Dumping May Cost More in College Park

Council May Change Certain Noise Code

At the Council Worksession on December 4, 2018, the Mayor and Council discussed legislation in other jurisdictions, such as Baltimore County, Maryland, Arlington County Virginia, and Prince George’s County that is used to control noise in their communities. In response to the Council discussions, Staff is proposing the following changes to our noise code: (i) […]

Monday March 4th, 2019 in Council | Comments Off on Council May Change Certain Noise Code

Some City Committees May be Disbanded, Merged

At next week’s meeting, the City Council will review recommendations submitted by the Committee on Committees (COC). The City Council created the ad hoc committee, the Committee on Committees (COC) to review each of the City’s boards and committees. The COC is recommending the following changes to some of the committees: (a) Advisory Planning Commission […]

Sunday September 30th, 2018 in Council | Comments Off on Some City Committees May be Disbanded, Merged

Council Duscusses Improving Quality of Life Issues with Public Safety Group

The Council reviewed and discussed the Public Safety Operations Group (PSOG) project status report and consider additional initiatives. The PSOG includes the College Park City University Partnership (CPCUP) Public Safety Sub-Committee, City Multi-Agency Service Team (CMAST), Neighborhood Stabilization and Quality of Life Work Group (NSQoLWG), Neighborhood Quality of Life Committee (NQoL), One College Park Coalition, […]

Wednesday September 19th, 2018 in Council | Comments Off on Council Duscusses Improving Quality of Life Issues with Public Safety Group

City Plans to Partner with Non-Profit to Bring More Amenities to Seniors

At tomorrow’s meeting, the Council will receive a presentation from City’s Seniors; Committee, which has been charged to make the seniors feel welcome in the City by providing more services to them. Since it was formed, the committee worked on ideas of how to provide these services. The committee also collected demographic data about where […]

Monday March 5th, 2018 in Announcements, Council | Comments Off on City Plans to Partner with Non-Profit to Bring More Amenities to Seniors

Tonight’s Proposed Charter Amendment – Summary of Voting Requirements

The City has recently published the summary of voting requirements if the proposed Charter amendments pass tonight.  Under the proposed Charter amendments, the following votes are required to take various actions. The general rule is that, unless specifically provided otherwise by law, the Mayor votes only in the case of a tie The general rule is […]

Tuesday February 27th, 2018 in Council | Comments Off on Tonight’s Proposed Charter Amendment – Summary of Voting Requirements

New Charter Amendment May Give Mayor Additional Voting Power

According to the latest Council packet, Council may consider introducing one of the two draft amendments at this week’s meeting. One version will allow the mayor to vote in specific circumstances (assessments, moving money, and charter amendments), regardless if there is a tie vote. The other option does not extend the mayor’s right to vote […]

Sunday January 21st, 2018 in Council | Comments Off on New Charter Amendment May Give Mayor Additional Voting Power

The New Council to Swear-In Next Tuesday

The new City Council is scheduled to swear-in at the next Tuesday’s regular meeting. This si an open meeting and everyone is invited to the meeting. Here is the full agenda. PRESENTATIONS Mayor Wojahn: Councilmember Christine Nagle Councilmember Mary Cook Councilmember Stephanie Stullich REMARKS FROM OUTGOING COUNCILMEMBERS: Councilmember Christine Nagle Councilmember Mary Cook Councilmember Stephanie Stullich ADJOURN […]

Friday December 8th, 2017 in Announcements, Council | Comments Off on The New Council to Swear-In Next Tuesday

Council to Discuss County’s New Zoning Laws

The Council will discuss recently released M-NCPPC Comprehensive Review Draft of the proposed new Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Regulations and Landscape Manual for public review and comment. The M-NCPPC has requested comments be submitted by December 15, 2017, in order to be considered by staff and the consultant team prior to the presentation of a legislative […]

Monday November 20th, 2017 in Council, County | Comments Off on Council to Discuss County’s New Zoning Laws

Council Sets to Revise City’s Fence Ordinance

At this Wednesday’s meeting, the City Council will be discussing how to move forward with the City’s fence ordinance. (There will not be a meeting tomorrow, due to the election day). Currently, the City’s fence ordinance is more restrictive than the County’s. City residents must obtain both City and County permits and comply with both ordinances. The […]

Monday November 6th, 2017 in Council | Comments Off on Council Sets to Revise City’s Fence Ordinance

City May Support MD Bill to Prevent Intersection Blocking

College Park City Council will consider approving a resolution supporting this bill (HB 237) at next week’s Council meeting. If passed, the new law will help prevent blocking busy intersections on our streets. One place we can potentially use the law is at the Rt 1 and Edgewood Rd intersection. We have many complaints from […]

Friday February 24th, 2017 in Council | Comments Off on City May Support MD Bill to Prevent Intersection Blocking

Council to Adopt Ordinance Regulating Communications Infrastructure in City’s Rights-of-Way

Next week, the City Council will consider a resolution about “Wireless Facilities And Support Structures” and “Fees and Penalties” to regulate deployment and installation of wireless facilities and support structures in the city rights-of-way and to require a permit and set a fee. The cities of Bowie, Gaithersburg and Baltimore have adopted ordinances, some zoning […]

Wednesday February 22nd, 2017 in Council | Comments Off on Council to Adopt Ordinance Regulating Communications Infrastructure in City’s Rights-of-Way

City Mulls to Raise Employee Salaries

At last Tuesday’s Council meeting, the City Council heard a presentation on the employee compensation and classification study. City recruited a management consultant firm called Management Advisory Group International to conduct a study of city employee compensation and classification. As part of the study information about the job duties of every employee’s job duties was […]

Thursday January 19th, 2017 in Council | Comments Off on City Mulls to Raise Employee Salaries

Council to Review of the City’s Emergency Operations Plan

At next week’s Council meeting, the City Council will discuss City’s Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), which provides guidance to City staff and elected officials for emergency incident preparation, response, and recovery / remediation. The EOP has been revised time to time since it was developed the annual snow removal plan.  The City first implemented an […]

Sunday January 1st, 2017 in Council | Comments Off on Council to Review of the City’s Emergency Operations Plan

Council to Review Progress on City’s Strategic Plan

At the next Council meeting, the Council will receive a presentation on the status of the City’s strategic plan action items. The City Council adopted the 2015 – 2020 Strategic Plan in August 2015. In addition to the City Vision, Mission, and Values, the plan contains six goals: One College Park, Environmental Sustainability, High Quality […]

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