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FY 17 Budget – What is New for North College Park?

We attended the second and the final fiscal year 2017 budget worksession this past Saturday. The new budget will have a few items specifically assigned to north College Park residents. They include:

  • A pedestrian crossing (RRFB) signal on Rhode Island Avenue (potentially at the Indian / Fox intersection)
  • oney for the construction of the streetscape project at the Hollywood commercial district
  • Funds for beautification and additional streetlights
  • Two community bulletin boards, one at the end of Lackawanna street near the Metro, and another elsewhere in our district
  • Additional funds for our senior programs based in Youth and Family Services building on Nantucket Road and
  • Funds for the Duvall Field renovation and reconstruction project.

Additionally, we’ve put aside some funds for a Police Services evaluation and feasibility study.

The FY17 budget ordinance is expected to be introduced on Monday, March 25. The budget public hearing will take place on Tuesday, May 10. The Mayor and Council are scheduled to adopt the FY 2017 budget ordinance on Tuesday, May 24. The effective date of the FY 2017 adopted budget is July 1, 2016.

Also, please do not forget to attend our Budget Town Hall meeting on Friday, April 29 at 7:00 pm at the Youth and Family Services building at 4912 Nantucket Road. It’s important that we hear from you about how we should be spending your tax dollars in the coming fiscal year.

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3 Comments to “FY 17 Budget – What is New for North College Park?”

  1. By champy, April 21, 2016 @ 3:40 pm

    The City needs to spend more than the $2,000 allotted for Duvall Park fences. The fences at this park are in terrible condition. They are rusted, overhanging ends (dangerous), broken, etc. They need torn down and replaced in selective locations with nice new fence (not chain link). Pleas support our property values.

  2. By champy, April 21, 2016 @ 3:43 pm

    Another issue: The condition of the property on Cherokee Street across from the Ferric manor and the Berwyn Baptist Church. It contains many tires, trash bags along Cherokee Street, etc. This has bEen this way ALL WINTER.

    I called code enforcement, who said they contacted the owner. To date (one month) nothing has happened.

  3. By Fazlul Kabir, April 21, 2016 @ 6:06 pm

    Hi Champy,

    Thanks for your suggestion. We’ll start looking into the second phase of Duvall Field improvement very soon. The North College Park Civic Association is in the middle of forming a subcommittee looking into recommendations and is looking for members to join the committee. The committee can look into the possibility of fixing chain link fence in this phase. If you’re interested in joining this subcommittee, please let me know.

    Thanks again.

    Fazlul