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Council to Dissolve Farmers Market and Green Team Committees

At tomorrow’s meeting, the City Council will dissolve two committees – the Downtown Farmers Market Committee and the Sustainable Maryland Certification (SMC) Committee.

On April 10, 2012 the College Park City Council established the Farmers Market Committee. The Committee helped to implement a successful farmers market in downtown College Park. The downtown farmers market is now well established and thriving. City staff serves the role of market oversight in conjunction with a contracted market master. The purpose and charge of the committee have been fulfilled and the three-year term of all members has expired.

On August 9, 2011 the College Park City Council supported participation in the Sustainable Maryland Certification (SMC) Program. On March 13, 2012 the College Park City Council established the Sustainable Maryland Certified Green Team (SMCGT).  The formation of the SMCGT was a requirement of participation in the SMC Program. The SMCGT was charged with preparing a three-year action plan and submitting appropriate documentation to achieve certification in the SMC Program. The City completed sufficient actions and submitted appropriate documentation and was honored to receive Sustainable Maryland Certification in June, 2013. College Park City Council mandated that the SMCGT shall be discharged when Sustainable Maryland Certification is obtained by the City of College Park.

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