Apr
20
2015

North College Park Crime Map: April 12 – 18, 2015

Theft

Event

Type

From

To

Location

[4/18/15] THEFT 15:04 16:05 9700 Blk 51ST PL

 

Theft from Auto

Event

Type

From

To

Location

[4/13/15] THEFTA 08:38 09:15 4700 Blk CADDO ST
[4/13/15] THEFTA 08:56 09:43 4700 Blk BLACKFOOT RD
[4/16/15] THEFTA 07:51 08:57 10000 Baltimore Ave
[4/16/15] THEFTA 08:44 08:57 10000 Blk BALTIMORE AVE

Apr
19
2015

Council to Discuss MD Park and Planning Projects

At this Tuesday’s Council worksession, the City Council will discuss the FY16 Maryland Park and Planning budgets.

Here is the list of projects in College Park area. The Council is expected to send a letter to the M-NCPPC supporting these projects, especially the community center project in north College Park.

531035 Acredale Park 
Renovation of dog park $210,000
Status: Renovation of the restrooms and playground replacement were completed several years ago. Dog Park Relocation has a current budget of $85, 000. M-NCCP is seeking to supplement the budget to relocate the dog park away from a perpetually flooded area and to add an area for small/shy dogs. Design is pending.

530851 Calvert Park 
Park reconstruction $200,000
Status: Playground replacement, restroom renovation are completed. Grading/drainage improvement around picnic shelter is pending with a budget of $98,000. Timeline TBD.

531141 Paint Branch Golf Complex (First Tee)
New youth golf classroom total $1,904,000
Status: Completed in 2013.

531261 Paint Branch Hiker/Biker Trail
Trail connector from College Park Woods to Paint Branch
$464,000
Status: Feasibility study is pending. The budget is $250,000 from previously awarded funds.

511180 Little Paint Branch Stream Valley Park
Trail connector from Paint Branch Trail at Cherry Hill Road in College Park to Little Paint Branch Trail at the Beltsville Community Center
$5,106,000 total funding
Status: The funding has been provided. Trail right-of-way acquisition and permitting is in progress and low bid for construction is under evaluation. Construction start anticipated by Winter 2016, pending completion of acquisitions.

530497 College Park Airport
Airport operations building
FY16 Total $250,000 Total funding: $6.157 million
Completion expected 1st Qtr 2016.

511275 North College Park Area Indoor Recreation Facility
Indoor programmable recreational space in the North College Park area
FY 16 50,000 FY17 $5,000,000
The FY 16 funding is proposed from Pay Go funds and would pay for a study. The FY 17 funding is proposed to come from a bond.

521248 Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail
Trail connector through College Park, Riverdale and Hyattsville to the Anacostia
Tributary Trail
$1,175,000
The new trail segments are in Riverdale Park and Hyattsville. Completion expected in Spring 2015.

531064 Active Wells-Linson
Complex Reconstruction $5,190,000
Re-opening event held April 11, 2015.

Apr
18
2015

City Joins Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation

water-bill

College Park has joined the National Mayor’s challenge for water conservation , April 1-30

Andrew Fellows, Mayor of College Park, is joining mayors across the country in asking residents to make a commitment to conserve water and cut pollution by taking part in a national contest aimed at drastically slashing water and energy use across the nation. In return, residents can win a new Toyota Prius Plug-In, water saving fixtures, and hundreds of other prizes.

The Wyland Foundation Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation is a non-profit national community service campaign to see which leaders can best inspire their residents to make a series of informative pledges online to reduce water and energy usage.

Mayor Fellows is encouraging residents to conserve water, save energy, and reduce pollution on behalf of College Park at mywaterpledge.com throughout the month of April. Last year, residents from over 1,000 cities in all 50 U.S. states pledged to reduce their annual consumption of freshwater by nearly a billion gallons, reduce waste sent to landfills by 18.3 million pounds, prevent more than 69.9 million pounds of hazardous waste from entering our watersheds

To participate, residents enter online at mywaterpledge.com, then make a series of online pledges to conserve water on behalf of College Park. Cities with the highest percentage of residents who take the challenge in their population category are entered into drawings for hundreds of eco-friendly prizes, including home improvement gift cards, home irrigation equipment, and a Grand Prize Toyota Prius Plug-In. The challenge also features additional resources for residents to take their commitment of conservation even further, from regional water and energy resource issues to cost-saving tips at home.

The 3rd National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation is presented by the Wyland Foundation and Toyota, with support from the U.S EPA’s Office of Water, National League of Cities, U.S. Forest Service, The Toro Company, WonderGroveKids.Com, Bytelaunch.com, and WaterSmart Software

Apr
17
2015

City Prepares to Celebrate Arbor Day

Arbor Day

Arbor Day

Please plan to attend the City’s 25th Arbor Day celebration on Friday, May 1st at 6:00pm in the 7300 block of Rhode Island Avenue along the bike trail.

The commemorative event will recognize the environmental efforts  of Dr. Amelia Murdoch.

The City will receive it’s Tree City USA award for 2014.

Apr
16
2015

Full Service Restored at Greenbelt Station


Metro is saying the Greenbelt station has reopened and full service has been restored to the Green Line. Crews worked throughout the night to get the tracks ready to safely restore service.

Yesterday, a piece of construction equipment hit the pedestrian bridge between Berwyn and Berwyn Heights causing a large piece of it to fall onto the Metro & MARC tracks no trains between Greenbelt & College Park

 

 

Apr
15
2015

Aging In Place Task Force Seeks Your Input

A gathering of College Park senior citizens

A gathering of College Park senior citizens

City’s Aging-in-place Task Force has been working on to get feedback from City residents in older to find the needs of our older residents and allow them to stay in their homes and remain part of our community as they age gracefully.

The task force consists of a number of residents and four council members and City staff.

They are currently doing a survey to get feedback from residents. Here is the link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PWPP9B5

Please take a moment and take the survey.  You don’t need to be  a senior citizen to take the survey. You can take the survey on behalf of another resident you know.

Thank you.

Apr
14
2015

UMD Seeking Input on Sale of Alcohol at Athletic Events

[The University is seeing input about the sales of alcohol at their athletics events. Please see below for more]

Last spring, a student proposal to permit the sales of alcohol beverages at Maryland athletic events was submitted to President Loh and the University Senate. The proposal was forwarded to the Athletic Council, a group that advises the President on athletics matters, for review and deliberation.

On March 24, the Athletic Council provided the following recommendation to President Loh:

“The sale of beer and wine to the general public of legal drinking age at Maryland Athletic events is permitted beginning in fall 2015. A plan for conducting the sales will be developed by Dining Services in conjunction with Intercollegiate Athletics staff. The plan should contain sensible restrictions such as limiting the number of drinks that can be purchased at one time and ending sales after the third quarter of or midway through the second half of games as appropriate. This approval is provisional and will be revisited after the first year when such sales are allowed.”

Further, the President has stipulated that, if this measure moves forward, all net income from alcohol sales will be directed from Athletics to campus-wide student support activities such as counseling and mental health services, wellness programming, responsible drinking initiatives and diversity training.
The President is seeking additional community input into this issue before he makes a final decision. On his behalf, we encourage all of you to weigh in with your thoughts, comments and reactions to this recommendation. We have established an online comment area at www.president.umd.edu/AlcoholSales. The comment period will remain open through April 24.

Apr
13
2015

Council Discusses FY2016 City Budget

Last Saturday, the Mayor and Council started discussing the FY2016 budget.

So far, we’ve covered the revenue, expenditure and capital projects related to the Public Works, Public Services, Administration, Human Resources, Youth and Family Services and Finance departments.

Despite the lack of additional revenue this year, we are able to put some money aside toward a few importanf projects: They include:

  • Complete Streets plan to make the city more accessible to bicyclists and pedestrians
  • The Hollywood Streetscape Plan.
  • Add a RRFB pedestrian signal on Rhode Island Avenue, a security camera at Davis Field, and Berwyn’s Trolley trail
  • Funding for Hollywood Farmers market to host events
  • Funding for the College Park Day.

I’ll post the detailed list later.

At tomorrow’s Council meeting, the Council will continue its discussion on the FY2016 budget to go over the revenue, expenditure and capital projects related to the Planning department.

Please join and find out more at our Budget Town Hall meeting, at 7:00 on April 22 at the College Park Community Library in the basement of the Church of the Nazarene.

Apr
12
2015

North College Park Crime Map: April 6-11, 2015


Recovered Stolen Vehicle

Event

Type

From

To

Location

[4/07/15] RecVeh 12:25 13:50 9300 Blk CHERRY HILL RD

 

Stolen Vehicle

Event

Type

From

To

Location

[4/06/15] STLVEH 20:40 22:28 9300 Blk CHERRY HILL RD

 

Assault

Event

Type

From

To

Location

[4/10/15] Assault 00:39 02:31 BUFFALO WILD WINGS

 

Theft from Auto

Event

Type

From

To

Location

[4/08/15] THEFTA 11:54 12:43 9600 Blk 51ST PL,
[4/11/15] THEFTA 13:36 14:52 3600 Blk DE PAUW PL,
Apr
11
2015

Today: Community Clean-up at Sunnyside Skate Park

Sunnyside Skate Park

Councilwoman Mary A. Lehman will be hosting a Community Cleanup today (Saturday, April 11) at the Sunnyside Park 10110 Rhode Island Avenue.

The cleanup will start at 9 AM and will go until noon

Calling all volunteers! Gloves and trash bags provided, light refreshments.

Apr
10
2015

Hollywood Farmers Market to Open April 25

hfm2015

Apr
9
2015

Budget Town Hall Meeting, April 22

Please mark your calendar. We’ll be hosting a budget town hall meeting on April 22. Please see below for details.

2016 budget flyer

Apr
8
2015

Group to Host “Smart Place to Live” Series

smartplacetolive

Apr
7
2015

North College Park Crime Map: March 29 – April 5, 2015

Stolen Vehicle

Event

Type

From

To

Location

[3/31/15] STLVEH 07:50 09:21 9300 Blk 49TH AVE

Theft

Event

Type

From

To

Location

[3/29/15] THEFT 18:28 19:27 5100 Blk HOLLYWOOD RD
[3/30/15] THEFT 13:12 14:24 9600 Blk MILESTONE WAY
[4/01/15] THEFT 15:10 15:49 9500 Blk  BALTIMORE AVE
[4/01/15] THEFT 18:27 19:58 9600 Blk MILESTONE WAY
[4/02/15] THEFT 07:22 07:48 9600 Blk MILESTONE WAY
[4/02/15] THEFT 21:54 00:08 9500 Blk 48TH AVE,
[4/05/15] THEFT 16:36 18:04 9600 Blk MILESTONE WAY

 

Theft from Auto

Event

Type

From

To

Location

[3/29/15] THEFTA 09:24 10:17 3400 Blk DUKE ST,
[3/29/15] THEFTA 09:43 10:02 4900 Blk BLACKFOOT RD,
[3/29/15] DISORD 23:38 00:19 10200 Blk BALTIMORE AVE,
[4/01/15] VANDAL 06:40 07:33 4800 Blk HOLLYWOOD RD,
[4/02/15] THEFTA 07:56 08:51 9300 Blk CHERRY HILL RD,
Apr
6
2015

Council to Discuss Camden Issues Tommorrow

Camden College Park

Richard Key, the vice president of the Camden management will be at tomorrow’s worksession (at 7.30 pm) to discuss a number of serious concerns we have recently heard from residents of Camden College Park.

These concerns have been ongoing for several months, and while residents have attempted to work out the issues with on-site property management, they have not been successful.

We plan to discuss the following concerns (1) Lack of adequate security. (2) Problems relating to renovation of balconies. (3) Regular false fire alarms. (4) Lack of Consistent Communication with the residents.

This is an open session, so if you live at the Camden, please try to come and join.

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