The next monthly Board of Town Commissioners Work Session will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at the Town Hall starting at 9:15 a.m. The meeting agenda consists of current business items up for Board discussion and includes an action item (Board vote on Resolution 2016-09: Water Street Bus Stop/Town Position, which was introduced and tabled at the September Town Meeting to add supporting documentation). Work Sessions are open to public observation only, however, public participation is at the discretion of the Board of Commissioners. Click on the link below to access the agenda.
Click to open the Work Session Agenda: ws-agenda_092716
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.Gov
By Phone: 301-627-6905 ext.3
The Prince George’s County Emergency Management will be hosting a FREE basic CERT Class on Saturday & Sunday November 5th & 6th from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Prince George’s Public Safety Complex located at 7915 Anchor St, Landover, Maryland.
For more information or to register CLICK HERE
This week, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, marked the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month by proclaiming it as Prince George’s County Hispanic Heritage Month. Observed from September 15 to October 15, it is a time to recognize the contributions, history, and cultures of Latinos in the United States and the contributions of people of Hispanic ancestry. Prince George County is home to more than 150,000 residents of Hispanic origin – representing 16.9 % of the County’s total population. Below is a guide provided by MNCPPC that highlights the Hispanic Heritage Month events throughout the County.
The observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988. September 15 is a significant date because it is the anniversary of independence for several Latin American countries, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.
Click on the link below to read the meeting minutes from August’s Regular Town Meeting . . .
Click on the link below to read the meeting minutes from August’s Board Work Session . . .
September marks the annual observance of National Preparedness Month (NPM) when communities across the United States work to provide opportunities for their citizens to enhance personal and family emergency preparedness knowledge and awareness.
Please join the Office of Emergency Management at the 2016 Citizens Preparedness Conference on Saturday, September 17, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Prince George’s Community College – Largo Student Center. This year’s theme “Back to the Basics”, speaks to the need to ensure that everyone – individuals, families, and community organizations understand their role in preparedness. This one day conference features hands on training, seminars, and panel discussions, at NO-COST. Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Onsite registrants will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch. Parking is free.
Registration is available online at https://pgcpreparecon2016.eventbrite.com or contact Michelle Ezeofor (301-324-4435) or Eydi Reyes (301-324-4400) in the OEM Office.
The 2016 Citizens Preparedness Conference includes sessions on:
- Active Shooter
- Lessons Learned – Surviving the Virginia Tech Shooting
- Crisis Communications and Social Media
- Pet Preparedness
- Faith Based Preparedness
- Individual and Family Preparedness
- Disaster Planning for People with Disabilities, Access or Functional Needs
- Preparing for Common Disasters: Do’s and Don’ts
- Public Health Challenges Following a Disaster
- School Preparedness: When Disaster Strikes
- Volunteerism: Getting Involved
- Save a Life! Hands Only CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Training
This experience will improve individual and family disaster readiness and overall community resiliency. Please help us spread the word by distributing the attached flyer: 2016-oem-citizens-preparedness-conference
The Board of Town Commissioners will hold a Regular Town Meeting on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall, 14211 School Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772.
The meeting is open to the public, and as always, time is allotted for public comment. Click on link below to see the agenda . . .
You may have noticed utility works working along Rt. 4, Old Crain Highway, School Lane and Church Street over the past week. These utility workers are installing underground fiber-optic cables to connect the County Administration Building, Courthouse, Board of Education Building, and the Town Hall to the County’s Intergovernmental Network or I-Net system.
“The Prince George’s County Intergovernmental Network (referred to as I-Net) is a secure, reliable and scalable fiber optic network connecting anchor institutions as partners in building successful communities and local economies. The I-Net provides a common framework for government, education and public safety to leverage shared resources for information and data sharing and regional interoperability. The goal is to expand participation through collaboration ensuring long term sustainability.”
For more information on the County’s I-Net Program visit: http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/696/Intergovernmental-Network-I-Net
Once cable installation is complete, the Town will join the dozens of other Prince George’s County municipalities already connected as well as access to multiple State and County databases and systems via secure high speed internet service provided by the County’s Comcast Cable Franchise Agreement.