Saturday, October 22, 2016, 7-8:30 pm

Come see a dazzling display of 50 hand-carved illuminated jack o’ lanterns on the grounds of Darnall’s Chance House Museum! Bask in the warmth of a fall campfire, roast marshmallows, and listen to haunted Halloween tales. Kids can win a prize on a hunt for glowing jack o’ lanterns, and everyone can enjoy popcorn, marshmallows, and hot cider. Guests may bring their own chocolate bars and graham crackers if they wish to make s’mores.

Rain date is Sunday, October 23 at 6 pm. No reservation required.jack-o-lantern-free-jack-lantern-clipart-the-cliparts

Cost: $4/person; ages 4 & under FREE
Ages: All ages welcome
Location: Darnall’s Chance House Museum
14800 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro 20772
Contact: 301-952-8010; TTY 301-699-2544

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The next monthly Board of Town Commissioners Work Session will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at the Town Hall starting at 9:15 a.m.  The meeting agenda consists of current business items up for Board discussion.  Work Sessions are open to public observation only, however, public participation is at the discretion of the Board of Commissioners.  Town Meeting Notification

Click on the link below to access the agenda:


At their October 11 Regular Town Meeting, the Board of Town Commissioners passed, by majority vote, Ordinance 2016-03: Residential Property Standards.   The new ordinance replaces the current Town Ordinance 88-1: Litter & Weeds, but still incorporates many of it’s features. The new ordinance addresses residents complaints repeated over the years, that violations of existing Town Ordinances were not being successfully enforced —a problem that recent administrations have learned could be handled more effectively with the development and implementation of a Town Code. Ordinance 2016-03 now sets certain standards for properties that are in compliance with the Prince George’s County Code, and similar to many other area municipalities.  Input by residents was solicited and incorporated into working drafts over the past couple of months, and final review was conducted by the Town’s Attorney.

Click on the link below to read the ordinance . . .


The Board of Town Commissioners of the Town of Upper Marlboro would like to congratulate a Town business-owner Ms. Susan Spangler/Pilates Plus Wellness Center on her recognition as the Southern Prince George’s Business and Professional Women’s 2016 Woman of Achievement. The Woman of Achievement award recognizes the contributions of working women to the workplace and the community. Congratulations on your achievements and all you do for the Town residents. 10527470_266498796886966_5065922093655858947_n

Join the Upper Marlboro CERT team &  police officers from Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia at the 2nd Annual “KOPS-n-Kids Community Day”!

Date/Time: Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 12noon – 5:00 p.m.
-Free Foodkids-cops
-Helicopter Demonstration
-K-9 Demonstration
-Moon Bounce
-Face Painting and Balloon Animals
-Basketball shooting competition
-And so much more

All ages are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Location: Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 89, 2905 Old Largo Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772. Off Rt 202

The Town’s Historical Committee (TUMHC) will be holding its “Archiving & Planning Session” on Saturday, October 15, 2016 starting at 10:00 a.m. in the Town Hall conference room. Residents of the Town and surrounding area are welcome to attend. The TUMHC is always looking for new members and volunteers to help out with events, research and archiving our Town’s rich history. You don’t have to be a researcher or a historian to participate . . . Just a local citizen who wants to give back to their community—and have fun doing it!  Visit their website at: where you can see photos, maps and documents from the Town’s Archives.
Click on link to see the agenda . . . tumhc_agenda_2016-10-12

Click on the link below to read the approved meeting minutes from September’s Regular Town Meeting . . .

Click on the link below to read the approved meeting minutes from September’s Board Work Session . . .

“Residential Trash” will be picked up on MONDAY, October 10.

However, “Bulk Trash” items AND “Yard Waste” will be picked up on the next day—Tuesday, October 11.

Please have items out at curb by 7:00 a.m. at latest.


Click on the link below to open the October 2016 issue of the Landings newsletter . . .


At the September Town Meeting the Board of Town Commissioners introduced a draft of Ordinance 2016-03 Residential Property Standards. This Ordinance tasked with preserving the quality of life within the Town by setting certain standards for properties that are in compliance with Prince George’s County Code and similar to many other area municipalities. To read the draft of the Ordinance click the below link:


DRAFT ORD 2016-03 Residential-Property-Standards

ORD 2016-03 will also replace the current Litter & Weeds Ordinance passed in 1988, but incorporates many of it’s features. You can read this ordinance here: ORD_88-1_Litter-Weeds

The Ordinance addresses the below topics: 

  • High Grass/Weeds (over 10 inches in height)
  • Litter & Trash
  • Exterior Storage of household items, Building Waste/materials, Motor vehicle parts etc.
  • Junked/abandoned/un-tagged/non-roadworthy vehicles
  • Stricter time frames for Vacant/Foreclosed Properties
  • Repeat Offenders
  • Ensure Rental Properties are properly licensed with the County as required.
  • Parking Surface requirements (gravel, asphalt, concrete, brick, etc.)
  • Accessory Structure upkeep (fences, sheds, retaining walls, etc.)

The Town is seeking input and feedback from all Town residents to ensure this Ordinance is optimally tailored to preserve the quality of life within the Town. Any resident who wishes to give feedback and input is encouraged to do so by mail, dropping off a note at Town Hall, visiting in person, email, or by phone. The best time for feedback is PRIOR to the September Work Session on Tuesday, Sept 27 so that it can be discussed by the Board of Town Commissioners, however, there will not be a vote until the October Town Meeting (at the earliest.)

By Mail or Note: Town of Upper Marlboro: 14211 School Lane

By Email: DeputyClerk@UpperMarlboroMD.GovMcLk4Ejni

By Phone: 301-627-6905 ext.3