Local News & Announcements
- Municipal Government Works!
Every November, since 1993, Maryland’s cities and towns have celebrated Municipal Government Works (MGW) month in an effort to promote citizens’ awareness and interest in their community government. To participate in MGW month, the Town of Upper Marlboro flies the MGW flag throughout November and conducts a presentation on Municipal Government at an area school. But, what we mostly want (and need) is your input. We are hoping our residents know we are here for them, working hard to ensure Town operations run smoothly. But “. . . self-governance is inherently dependent on the awareness of citizens and the level of commitment they have to participating in government.”
- “If I Were Mayor, I Would…”
Each year, 4th grade students throughout Maryland are invited to participate in the “If I Were Mayor, I Would…” statewide essay contest. Eleven students will receive $100 each and get a seat at the Contest Awards Ceremony at the State Capitol in Annapolis! (click on the link for more info)
- Board Work Session—November 25
Our next monthly Board of Commissioners Work Session will be held on Tuesday, November 25 at the Town Hall starting at 9:15 a.m. The meeting agenda consists of current business items up for Board discussion. The meeting is open to the public, and time is allotted at the end of the agenda for visitors wanting to participate.
- Collecting Coats for Neighbors in Need
The Prince George’s County Police Department and the One Warm Coat Organization are seeking clean, gently used coats and jackets—All sizes, colors and shapes are welcome. Our collection effort will end by Monday, November 24, 2014. Click on headline for links and more info. One Warm Coat is a national non-profit organization that supports and encourages coat drives. It helps individuals, groups, companies and organizations across the country collect coats and deliver them free of charge to people in need. More than 1,000,000 coats have been collected since 1992. Collection boxes are set up at locations throughout Prince George’s County including at the six PGPD district stations. Please refer to the One Warm Coat Website: www.onewarmcoat.org for more information or contact Corporal Mercer at email@example.com For more information, contact: Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at 301-772-4710
- October 2014—Town Meeting minutes
Click on the link to read the approved minutes from the October 2014 Town Meeting.
- “Landings” newsletter—November 2014
Open Link to read the Town’s newsletter for November 2014.
- What is the Rain Check Rebate Program?
The Rain Check Rebate Program allows property owners to receive rebates for installing Rain Check approved stormwater management practices. Homeowners, businesses and nonprofit entities (including housing cooperatives and churches) can recoup some of the costs of installing practices such as: cisterns, green roofs, rain barrels, rain gardens, trees or permeable pavement. Even the practice of removing pavement may qualify. Rebate amounts are determined by: type of practice, projects costs and applicant type. To find out more about the program, visit the County website (click on headline to access the link).
- Brown is the New Green
Autumn is the perfect time to remind you that the County has a new yard waste collection policy in effect. When you’re doing yard work and gathering your leaves and other yard waste, remember to place it loosely in a heavy-duty reusable collection can with handles and a secure lid, or you may use a large yard waste paper bag. The collection cans must be clearly labeled “Yard Waste” or “Yard Trim” to ensure collection. Cardboard boxes ARE NOT acceptable containers. Also, remember limbs collected at curbside must not exceed four (4) feet in length and three (3) inches in diameter and must be securely tied in bundles. Bundles of limbs and bags of dry grass and leaves must weigh less than 60 pounds. Wet grass and leaves must weigh less than 25 pounds. For more information, call the County information hotline by dialing “311”, or, go to the County Click 3-1-1 website (click on headline to access the link).
- September 2014—Town Meeting minutes
Click on the link to read the approved minutes from the September 2014 Town Meeting.
- “Landings” newsletter—October 2014
Open Link to read the Town’s newsletter for October 2014.