It’s time to chose the Town Flag! All Town of Upper Marlboro Residents are encouraged to submit their vote on the Town flag & logo. The Board of Town Commissioners will hold the final vote at the May Town meeting on Tuesday May 10th. To take the surevey click: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZM96VDF

Only Town Residents may take the survey, one vote per resident. Thank you, all questions or concerns can be emailed to DeputyClerk@UpperMarlboroMD.gov or call the Town Office at 301-627-6905. Flag_Page_3 Flag_Page_2 Upper Marlboro Flag Flag_Page_1

Meet us on Main Street and join the Town of Upper Marlboro Historical Committee for a walk-and-talk tour to explore the buildings and structures on historic Main Street. Learn little known facts, enjoy great conversation, share memories and get a “taste” of history (treats and refreshments will be available). The event is FREE to the public. For more information, contact the TUMHC at (301) 627-6905, or visit : www.tumhc.comPicture3

The Zika virus is spread primarily through the bite of certain species of infected Aedes mosquitoes. The best way to avoid the Zika virus is to prevent mosquito bites and the best way to avoid bites is to eliminate areas where these mosquitoes lay their eggs. These areas are called “breeding sites.” Zika Awareness Week is a joint recognition by the Departments of Agriculture, Health and Mental Hygiene and Natural Resources to provide information about how to avoid the Zika Virus.
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The Town of Upper Marlboro participates in the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Mosquito spraying program, in which a truck drives though Town spraying a synthetic permethrin-based product. To read more on this program Click Here.
If you wish your property to be exempt from the spraying program Click Here to fill out an exemption form.

The Town has recently completed a drainage improvement mini-project as part of the overall Upper Marlboro Town Hall Addition project. Crews spent the week digging three “swells” for natural drainage of the lot, which is much more cost effective and environmentally friendly than the installation of pipes and drains. The next step is the soil boring/sampling of the former swimming pool area in which the addition will be constructed.

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You are now just a click away from accessing a list of all upcoming Town meetings conveniently from one place. Just click on the “Town Meetings” TAB at the top of our Home page.  You can also access the latest agendas and minutes from the Board of Town Commissioners monthly meetings.

The Board of Town Commissioners will hold an “extra” Work Session on Tuesday, May 3 at the Town Hall starting at 9:15 a.m.  The meeting agenda will be primarily discussions concerning FY2017 Budget preparation, and is open to the public for observation only. The majority of the meeting will be closed under authority of Maryland Article 10-508 (a)(1)(i) for the Board to discuss individual personnel evaluations, compensation and promotions for Fiscal Year 2017.

The Sustainable Communities Workgroup (SCW) will hold its next meeting at Town Hall on Tuesday, April 26 starting at 8:00 a.m. The SCW meetings are open to public observation, and are currently scheduled to occur once a month preceding the Board of Commissioners monthly Work Sessions on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Please check this website or call Town Hall for any possible updates to the meeting schedule.

The Town of Upper Marlboro has formed the SCW to implement the Town’s Sustainable Communities Action Plan. The Workgroup is made up of Town residents, Town elected officials, business & property owners, and various County & State agency personnel.

Some of the projects that the SCW will be addressing in upcoming meetings are:
• Assessing Residents and Business Owner’s NEEDS.
• Organizing a DOWNTOWN BUSINESS group
• Implementing the FAÇADE IMPROVEMENT Program.
• Improving Town SIGNAGE and developing TOWN BRANDING.
• Improving SIDEWALKS, pedestrian TRAILS, and roads throughout Town.

For more information about the State’s Sustainable Communities initiative, visit: http://mmp.maryland.gov/Pages/Sustainable-Communities.aspx

If you are interested in serving on the Town’s Sustainable Communities Workgroup, please call the Town at 301-627-6905, or email: scworkgroup@uppermarlboromd.gov

The next monthly Board of Town Commissioners Work Session will be held on Tuesday, April 26 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. A portion of this meeting may be closed under authority of Maryland Article 10-508 (a)(1)(i) for the Board to discuss individual personnel evaluations, compensation and promotions for Fiscal Year 2017.

Click here to read the Meeting Agenda: WS-agenda_042616

The Town’s Historical Committee (TUMHC) will be holding its “Archiving & Planning Session” on Saturday, April 16, 2016 starting at 12 NOON 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: http://www.tumhc.com/ where you can see photos, maps and documents from the Town’s Archives.

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When: Saturday April 16th, 2016, 9:30 A.M – 10:30 A.M.

Where: Upper Marlboro Town Hall- 14211 School Lane Upper Marlboro MD 20772

This meeting is open to all residents of the Upper Marlboro area who are interested in joining the new Upper Marlboro CERT Team.

 

What is CERT?

CERT or a Community Emergency Response Team is a group of people organized as a neighborhood-based team that receives special training to enhance their ability to recognize, respond to, and recover from a major emergency or disaster situation.

CERT training will benefit any citizen who participates in the course. The CERT trained individual will be better prepared to respond to and cope with the aftermath of a disaster. Additionally, if a community wants to supplement its response capability after a dis CERTaster, civilians can be recruited and trained as neighborhood, business, and government teams auxiliary responders. These groups can provide immediate assistance to victims in their area, organize spontaneous volunteers who have not had the training, and collect disaster intelligence that will assist professional responders with prioritization and allocation of resources following a disaster. In 1993, FEMA began offering CERT Training nationally. Currently, communities in 28 States and Puerto Rico are conducting CERT training. ??

 

To RSVP or if you have any questions  contact the Town at DeputyClerk@UpperMarlboroMD.gov or call the Town Office at 301-627-6905