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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Ordinance 18-O-10

Draft Ordinance of the Mayor and Council of the City of College Park, Amending City Code Chapter 172, “Streets and Sidewalks” to Rename the Chapter, Divide the Chapter into Article I, “General Provisions” and Article II, “Wireless Telecommunications Facilities in Public Rights-of-Way" and add §172-7, “Scope”, §172-8 “Definitions”, §172-9 “General Standards for Wireless Telecommunications  Facilities in the Rights-of-Way,” § 172-10 “Application Submission Requirements”, §172-11 “Termination of Permit/Breach,” §175-12, “Infrastructure Owned or Controlled by the City” and  Chapter 110, “Fees and Penalties”, §110-1, “Fees and Interests”  to Provide for Certain Standards and Regulations Relating to the Location of Small Wireless Telecommunications Towers, Antennas, and other Structures within the City's Public Rights-of-Way or on City Property, consistent with Federal and State Law; and Providing a Fee and Annual Charge.

 

 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Residential Permit Restricted Parking Around "The Boulevard at 9091"(formerly "Metropolitan")

The Mayor and Council of the City of College Park will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. to take public comment on the possibility of implementing a new Residential Permit Parking Zone around ‘The Boulevard at 9091’ development.   

The City Council is seeking your input on all aspects of this proposal.  The proposed zone, which includes your street, is south of (and excludes) Delaware Street and is within the boundaries of Blackfoot Road to the south, Baltimore Avenue to the west, and Rhode Island Avenue to the east, as shown on the enclosed map.  The current proposal is for parking to be restricted to permit holders only Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., with a 2 Hour allowance for non-permit holders during these times.  

Each property address would be entitled to apply for up to five (5) tag-specific parking permits for vehicles that are registered to that address for $10/year/permit.  Additionally, each property address would be entitled to apply for up to two (2) visitor passes, at $1/year/pass.  For the first year, there will be no cost to the residents for parking permits or visitor passes because the developer made a one-time contribution to defray these costs, per a December 2013 Agreement with the City. 



All Public Hearings will be held in the 2nd floor Council Chambers at City Hall, 4500 Knox Road, College Park.  Parking passes will be available from the front window.  All interested parties will have the opportunity to be heard.
 
  
If you are unable to appear in person, you may submit written comment prior to the Public Hearing.  In order to be received by the Council as part of the record, the comment must include the specific topic to which it relates and the full name and address of the person submitting the comment.  Written comment should be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the hearing to cpmc@collegeparkmd.gov.

 
 In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 240-487-3501 and describe the assistance that is necessary.  



NOTICE OF FAIR SUMMARY 
  

18-O-01

Ordinance of the Mayor and Council of the City of College Park, Amending Chapter 175 “Taxation”, Article IV, “Revitalization Tax Credit”, Sections §175-7, "Revitalization Tax Districts Established”; §175-10 “Eligibility Criteria”: §175-11 “Tax Credit – Amount and Term”; §175-12 “Application Process”; and §175-13 “Waiver”, to establish an additional Revitalization Tax Credit, set the criteria for the Tax Credit, Prohibit a Waiver of Eligibility Requirements for the Tax Credit, Correct an Error, and make conforming changes.

This Ordinance was introduced on September 11, 2018 and a Public Hearing was held on September 25, 2018.  The Ordinance was then adopted on September 25, 2018 and will become effective on October 16, 2018.


18-O-08 

An Ordinance of the Mayor and Council of the City of College Park Amending Chapter 38, “Code of Ethics”, by Repealing and Reenacting Article I, “General Provisions”, § 38-4, “Definitions”; Article III, “Prohibited Acts”, §38-11, “Conflicts of Interest”; and Article IV, “Required Disclosures”, § 38-15 “Required Disclosure by City Elected Officials and Candidates to be City Elected Officials” and  § 38-19 “Authority of the City Clerk to Receive Documents”; to Exempt Exchange-Traded Funds From the Definition of Interest, Enact Additional Restrictions on Lobbyist Activity, Prevent Former Elected Officials From Representing or Assisting a Third Party for Compensation in a Legislative Action Matter for one Calendar Year After Leaving Office, Better Define What Constitutes Use of Prestige of Office, Require an Individual Whose Spouse is a Lobbyist Regulated by the City to Disclose the Entity that has Engaged the Spouse for Lobbying Purposes and Prohibit Public Access to Home Addresses for Officials and Employees.

This Ordinance was introduced on August 14, 2018 and a Public Hearing was held on September 11, 2018.  The Ordinance was then adopted on September 11, 2018 and will become effective on October 2, 2018.

18-O-09

An Ordinance of the Mayor and Council of the City of College Park, Amending Chapter 34, “Elections”, Article I, “General Provisions” §34-3, “Definitions”, Article II, “Conduct of Elections”,  §34-5, “Polling Places; Hours of Voting”, §34-6, “Absentee Balloting”, and §34-9, “Electioneering; Prohibited Practices”, Article III “Fair Election Practices”,  §34-15, “Campaign Finance Reports”, and Article IV, “Violations and Penalties; Public Records; Severability”, §34-18, “Violations and Penalties” and Chapter 110 “Fees and Penalties”, §110-2, “Penalties” to Provide for Early Voting, Require that Individuals Independently Making Expenditures Register and File a Report After Spending $100 or More in an Election Cycle for Campaign Material that is a Public Communication, Prohibit the City from Requiring an Individual to Provide a Reason that the Individual will be Unable to Vote in Person on Election Day in Order to Vote by Absentee Ballot and Require Additional Information in the Absentee Ballot Application, Clarify the No Electioneering Area as Encompassing the Adjacent Parking Lots and 100 Feet from the Entrance to the Polling Place, and Require an Electioneering Area to be Established Within the 100 Feet, Add Several Sections to §34-9, “Electioneering; Prohibited Practices”, Including by Reference §§16-203, 16-205 and 16-804 of the State Election Article to Prohibit Disobeying the Lawful Command of an Election Official, Interfering with Election Officials nd Tampering with Electronic Voting System.


18-O-07

Ordinance of the Mayor and Council of the City of College Park Amending City Code Chapter 184 “Vehicles and Traffic”, Article II, “Parking Regulations”, §184-11 “Prohibited Parking”, to Prohibit Parking of Certain Vehicles Within Three Feet of a Driveway or Driveway Apron.

This Ordinance was introduced on July 17, 2018 and a Public Hearing was held on August 14, 2018.  The Ordinance was then adopted on August 14, 2018 and will become effective on September 4, 2018.


ORDINANCE 18-O-06

An Ordinance of the Mayor and Council of the City of College Park to Amend the Fiscal Year 2018 Operating and Capital Budget of the City of College Park, Maryland (Amendment #1). 

This Ordinance was introduced on June 19, 2018 and a Public Hearing was held on July 17, 2018.  The Ordinance was then adopted on July 17, 2018 and will become effective on August 7, 2018.        

Petition Request for Traffic Calming in the 9500 block of Rhode Island Avenue, on the west side service road, between Hollywood Road and Iroquois Street

The Mayor and Council of the City of College Park held a Public Hearing on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 on the petition request to install traffic calming devices (speed humps) in the 9500 block of Rhode Island Avenue. 

Following the Public Hearing, the Mayor and Council approved the installation of two traffic calming devices, to be located at the discretion of the City Engineer.  The Engineer anticipates installation will be completed by the end of September, dependent on the weather.


ORDINANCE 18-O-03

An Ordinance of the Mayor and Council of the City of College Park to Adopt the Fiscal Year 2019 General Fund, Capital Projects Fund and Debt Service Fund Budgets of The City of College Park

Copies of Ordinance 18-O-03 and the FY 2019 Proposed Budget are also available at City Hall, 4500 Knox Road, College Park, MD 20740, or by calling 240-487-3501.

ORDINANCE 18-O-04

Ordinance of the Mayor and Council of the City of College Park Authorizing the Acquisition of Certain Property located at 9814 47th Place, College Park, Maryland, for a Public Purpose

ORDINANCE 18-O-05  

Ordinance of the Mayor and Council of the City of College Park, Maryland, Amending Chapter 125 Housing Regulations” by repealing and reenacting Article I, §125-1, “Definitions” and §125-8, “Responsibilities of Owners and Occupants”; and Chapter 157, “Property Maintenance”, Article §157-2, “Definitions; Word Usage” and §157-5 “Responsibilities of Owners and Occupants” to Authorize Maintenance of Naturalized or Native Managed Landscapes

CHARTER RESOLUTION 18-CR-02
CHARTER AMENDMENT FACT SHEET
ADDENDUM TO CHARTER AMENDMENT FACT SHEET
VOTING REQUIREMENTS CHART  

This Charter Resolution was introduced on April 10, 2018 and a Public Hearing was held on April 24, 2018. The Charter Resolution was adopted on April 24, 2018 and will become effective on June 13, 2018 unless petitioned to referendum in accordance with §4-304 of the Local Government Article, Annotated Code of Maryland by June 3, 2018.    

Petition Request for Traffic Calming in the 4500 Block of Albion Road  

The Mayor and Council of the City of College Park held a Public Hearing on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 on the petition request to install traffic calming devices (speed humps) in the 4500 block of Albion Road. 

Following the Public Hearing, the Mayor and Council approved the installation of traffic calming device(s), to be located at the discretion of the City Engineer.  The Engineer anticipates installation will be completed this summer, dependent on the weather.


ORDINANCE 18-O-02

Ordinance of the Mayor and Council of the City of College Park, Maryland, Amending Chapter 144 “Occupancy Permits”, by Repealing and Reenacting §144-6 “Inspections”  and Chapter 110, “Fees and Penalties”, §110-1, “Fees and Interest” to Authorize Biennial Inspection of Dwelling Units in Certain Hotels and Apartment Buildings and to Set a Fee.

This Ordinance was introduced on February 27, 2018 and a Public Hearing was held on March 13, 2018.  The Ordinance was then adopted on March 13, 2018 and will become effective on April 3, 2018.        

Charter Resolution 18-CR-01  

Amended Charter Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of College Park, Amending Article VI, Meetings, § C6-2, Quorum and Voting Requirements, to repeal a Super Majority Requirement for Amendment of the Charter and Clarify Voting Requirements.

This Charter Resolution was introduced on February 13, 2018 and a Public Hearing was held on February 27, 2018. The Charter Resolution was then amended and adopted on February 27, 2018. It will become effective on April 18, 2018 unless petitioned to referendum in accordance with §4-304 of the Local Government Article, Annotated Code of Maryland by April 8, 2018.    


Petition Request for Traffic Calming on the 5100 - 5200 Blocks of Mineola Road

On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, the Mayor and Council of the City of College Park held a Public Hearing on the petition request to install traffic calming in the 5100 – 5200 Blocks of Mineola Road.  Following the Public Hearing, the Mayor and Council approved the installation of traffic calming, to be located at the discretion of the City Engineer.   The Engineer anticipates installation will be completed this summer, dependent on the weather.

Establishment of Permit Restricted Parking at the southern end of Potomac Avenue   

On Tuesday, February 27, the Mayor and Council of the City of College Park held a Public Hearing on the possibility of establishing a Residential Permit Restricted Parking Zone at the southern end of Potomac Avenue.  Following the Public Hearing, the Mayor and Council approved the implementation of Permit Restricted Parking between 8200-8309 Potomac Avenue from Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and Saturday/Sunday, from 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. 

The City’s Parking Enforcement Division will contact residents with further information about the Residential Permit Restricted Parking program, and provide instructions on how the implementation will proceed.

Establishment of Permit Restricted Parking in the 4700 block of Tecumseh Street  

On Tuesday, February 27, the Mayor and Council of the City of College Park held a public hearing on the possibility of establishing a Residential Permit Restricted Parking Zone in the 4700 block of Tecumseh Street, between Baltimore Avenue and 48th Avenue.  Following the Public Hearing, the Mayor and Council approved the implementation of Permit Restricted Parking in the 4700 block of Tecumseh Street from Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and Saturday/Sunday, from 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. 

The City’s Parking Enforcement Division will contact the residents with further information about the Residential Permit Restricted Parking program, and provide instructions on how the implementation will proceed.

Petition Request for Traffic Calming on the 9500 Block of Rhode Island Avenue (East) Service Road

The Mayor and Council of the City of College Park held a Public Hearing on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 to take public comment on the petition request to install traffic calming in the 9500 Block of Rhode Island Avenue (East) Service Road.  Following the Public Hearing, the Council approved the installation of a traffic calming device (speed hump) on this block.

Next, the City Engineer will determine the best location for the speed hump on this street.  Installation will occur on or prior to April 30, 2018.

ORDINANCE 17-O-09   

Ordinance of the Mayor and Council of the City of College Park authorizing the acquisition by negotiation or condemnation of certain properties located at 7409/7411 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, Maryland for a public purpose.

This Ordinance was introduced on November 14, 2017, a Public Hearing was held on November 28, 2017, it was adopted on November 28, 2017, and will become effective on December 19, 2017.     

A New City Hall

You may have recently heard or read about the new City Hall.

Residents and City elected officials have been discussing the need to improve City Hall for more than 20 years.

As demand for City services has increased, it has become clear that the current City Hall (dedicated in 1959) cannot provide the service level residents require.  City staff must utilize hallways and corridors as office and storage space, which creates an inefficient environment.  Because of the current facility’s constraints, City departments and services have been spread across five different buildings. 

In 2014, the City Council narrowed City Hall site selection options to two properties owned by the City:  the existing City Hall site on Knox Road and the Calvert Road site (where Department of Public Services currently resides).  After receiving significant public comment, the City Council selected the Knox Road location as the site to construct a new City Hall and authorized City staff to retain consultants to move this project forward.  The University of Maryland Foundation had recently acquired most of the retail frontage along the east side of Baltimore Avenue between Knox Road and Lehigh Road (adjacent to the City Hall property), and the University expressed strong interest in working with the City to redevelop the entire block. 

Three years later, on November 28, the Mayor and City Council authorized the use of negotiation and/or condemnation to acquire the remaining two properties that front Baltimore Avenue within that block to build a new City Hall.  This step allows the City to continue to negotiate with the property owners to reach an agreement for the City to purchase their property, but if an agreement cannot be reached, the City will have a court decide the fair market value of the property.  While condemnation for a public purpose is not the City’s preferred path, the property owners would be paid the fair value for their property.

With a modern City Hall, City offices will be consolidated and the City will be better able to serve its residents.

It will include more meeting rooms for our City Boards and Committees (like the Seniors Committee, the Animal Welfare Committee, the Tree and Landscape Board and many more) to effectively meet.  The new facility will also provide additional community meeting spaces.

A new City Hall has been a long time in the making and the input and investment that our residents have made is greatly valued. The City is constantly striving to better serve its residents, businesses, and visitors. We want to provide you with the best services and meet your needs today and into the future.  The new City Hall will help make our endeavors successful.

ORDINANCE 17-O-01

Ordinance of the Mayor and Council of the City of College Park amending Chapter 87 “Building Construction”, by repealing and reenacting §87-23 “Fences”, to authorize front yard  and garden fences, change the variance criteria for fences, conform to County Code requirements and definitions, clarify that a variance is not required to replace an existing fence with similar materials, or materials such as wrought iron, split rail, or picket, and clarify existing requirements; and  §87-19, “Appeals”, to enact conforming changes.

This Ordinance was introduced on November 14, 2017, a Public Hearing was held on November 28, 2017 and was adopted on November 28, 2017. This Ordinance will become effective twenty (20) days after approval from the Prince George’s County Council.         

Petition Request for Traffic Calming on Kenesaw Street between 51st Place and 52nd Avenue 

The Mayor and Council of the City of College Park held a Public Hearing on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 to take public comment on the petition request to install traffic calming on Kenesaw Street between 51st Place and 52nd Avenue.   Following the Public Hearing, the Council approved the installation of a traffic calming device (speed hump) on this block.

Next, the City Engineer will determine the best location for the speed hump on this street.  Installation will occur on or before February 1, 2018, depending on the weather. 

ORDINANCE: 17-O-08

Ordinance of the Mayor and Council of the City of College Park authorizing the acquisition of certain property located at 3545 Marlbrough Way, College Park, Maryland, for a Public Purpose. 

This Ordinance was introduced on October 24, 2017, a Public Hearing was held on November 14, 2017, it was adopted on November 14, 2017, and will become effective on December 5, 2017.         

ORDINANCE 17-O-07  

An Ordinance of the Mayor and Council of the City of College Park, Maryland, Amending Chapter 175 “Taxation”, Article II “Homestead Property Tax Credit”, by Repealing and Reenacting §175-3 “Rate”, to Change the Homestead Property Tax Credit Rate from 102% to 100%.  

This change will provide additional property tax relief to eligible homeowners for any increase in their real property assessed value.  The City property tax calculation will be limited to 100% of the prior assessed value.

This Ordinance was introduced on September 26, 2017, a Public Hearing was held on October 10, 2017, it was adopted on October 10, 2017, and will become effective on October 31, 2017.      

Petition Request for Traffic Calming in the 5000 block of Odessa Road:

The Mayor and Council of the City of College Park held a Public Hearing on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 to take public comment on the petition request to install traffic calming in the 5000 block of Odessa Road.  Following the Public Hearing, the Council approved the installation of a traffic calming device (speed hump) on this block.

Next, the City Engineer will determine the best location for the speed hump on this street.  Installation will occur before the end of the year.

Petition Request to install Residential Permit Restricted Parking in the 4600 Block of Cherokee Street:

The Mayor and Council of the City of College Park held a Public Hearing on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 to take comment on the petition request to install Residential Permit Restricted Parking in the 4600 block of Cherokee Street.  Following the Public Hearing the Council voted to implement residential permit restricted parking on this block.  

 ORDINANCE 17-O-06

An Emergency Ordinance of The Mayor and Council of the City of College Park Amending Chapter 1, “General Provisions”, By Enacting Article II, “Required Public Notice”, §1-4, “Public Notice Required by City Charter” to determine the Additional Methods for Giving Public Notice When Required by the City Charter.

This Ordinance was introduced on May 23, 2017, a Public Hearing was held on June 13, 2017, it was adopted on June 13, 2017, and will become effective on June 14, 2017.        

Petition Request for Traffic Calming in the 9600 block of 47th Place  

The Mayor and Council of the City of College Park held a Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 on the petition request to install traffic calming in the 9600 block of 47th Place.  Following the Public Hearing, the City Council voted in favor of installing a traffic calming device (or devices) on this block. 

Next, the City Engineer will determine the best location(s) for the speed hump(s) on this street.  Installation will occur before the end of the year.

Petition Request for Traffic Calming in the 5000 block of Nantucket Road
 

The Mayor and Council of the City of College Park held a Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 on the petition request to install traffic calming in the 5000 block of Nantucket Road.  Following the Public Hearing, the City Council voted in favor of installing a traffic calming device (or devices) on this block. 

Next, the City Engineer will determine the best location(s) for the speed hump(s) on this street.  Installation will occur before the end of the year.

ORDINANCE 17-O-05  

An Ordinance of the Mayor and Council of the City of College Park, Amending Chapter 110 “Fees and Penalties”, by Repealing and Reenacting §110-1 “Fees and Interests” To Include Fees for Leaf Mulch, Wood Mulch, and Smartleaf Compost; Fees for Product Delivery; and a Leaf Tipping Fee.

This Ordinance was introduced on May 9, 2017, a Public Hearing was held on May 23, 2017, it was adopted on May 23, 2017, and will become effective on July 1, 2017.

ORDINANCE 17-O-04

An Ordinance of the Mayor and Council of the City of College Park, Maryland to Adopt the Fiscal Year 2018 General Fund, Capital Projects Fund and Debt Service Fund Budgets of The City of College Park, Maryland.

This Ordinance was introduced on April 25, 2017, a Public Hearing was held on May 9, 2017, it was adopted on May 23, 2017, and will become effective on July 1, 2017.        

ORDINANCE 17-O-03

An Ordinance of the Mayor and Council of the City of College Park, Amending Chapter 110 “Fees and Penalties”, By Repealing and Reenacting §110-1 “Fees and Interests” To Decrease the Monthly Permit Parking Fee in the Lord Calvert Manor Area, For Zones 11 and 11A and on Knox Road and Hartwick Road.

This Ordinance was introduced on March 28, 2017, a Public Hearing was held on April 11, 2017, it was adopted on April 11, 2017, and will become effective on July 1, 2017.

    

City Clerk’s Office: 240-487-3501