Click on links below to read the approved meeting minutes from the November 14, 2017 Regular Town Meeting, the November 21, 2017 Special Town Forum and the November 28, 2017 Board Work Session.

November 14, 2017 Regular Town Meeting: TM-minutes_111417_Apprvd

November 21, 2017 Special Town Forum “Community Redevelopment”: STF-minutes_112117_Apprvd

November 28, 2017 Board Work Session: WS-minutes_112817_Apprvd

TUMHC Archiving Session & Planning Meeting Has Been Canceled

The Town’s Historical Committee has canceled its Archiving Session & Planning Meeting, normally scheduled for December 16th at Town Hall.
Meetings will resume in January.

The TUMHC however will be present at the Town Hall-iday Party on Sunday the 17th, putting-on old fashioned Crafts Activities for the kids.

Have a Happy Holiday Season!

December 2017 Emergency Preparedness Tip

provided by the Greater Upper Marlboro CERT Team

An emergency can happen at anytime and anyplace. Many public places have a first aid kit, oxygen, or an AED (automated external defibrillator) to treat people. These items can only save lives if someone knows how to use them. Actions you take in the first few minutes after an injury or other medical incident may save someone’s life.

 Know what to do while waiting for an ambulance to arrive.


  • Know what to do while waiting for an ambulance to arrive. Call 911 instead of trying to take an injured or ill person to the hospital yourself. It seems like waiting for an ambulance will make it take longer to get help, but ambulance crews can start providing care as soon as they arrive. They can get the patient to hospital quickly, legally, and more safely.
    1. Stay on the line with 911 and follow emergency instructions.
    2. Stay calm and try to keep the patient calm.
    3. Don’t move a patient who was injured in an automobile accident or fall, or who was found unconscious.
    4. If the patient is cold, cover them with a blanket.
    5. Don’t give an injured person anything to eat or drink (unless instructed by the 911 dispatcher).
    6. Have someone watch for the ambulance and show the crew how to get to the patient. (This is especially important in an apartment or office building, or if your address is hard to see from the street).
  • Make or buy first aid kits for your home and car. Ready-made first aid kits are available at most department stores or your local American Red Cross chapter. These kits come in a variety of sizes and prices. You can also make your own kit from supplies you probably already have around the house.Some items that should be included in a basic first aid kit are:
    • Adhesive Tape
    • Gauze Pads & Roller Gauze (assorted sizes)
    • Antiseptic Ointment
    • Hand Sanitizer (liquid or wipes)
    • Band-Aids (assorted sizes)
    • Plastic Bags
    • Blanket
    • Scissors and Tweezers
    • Cold Pack
    • Small Flashlight and Extra Batteries
    • Disposable Gloves
    • Triangular Bandage
  • Take training in first aid, CPR, AED, or pet first aid. Helping others in a medical emergency isn’t as hard to learn as you might think. Knowing how to apply a bandage, identify the signs and symptoms of shock, perform CPR or use an automatic external defibrillator (AED) can save a life.First responders may not be on the scene for five minutes or more. It is up to individuals like you to be ready to help someone who is injured. The person whose life you save may be someone that you love.Many American Red Cross chapters now offer training in pet first aid. Training may also be available through your local humane society, kennel club, or pet store. Check with your veterinarian to see what special items you may need to include in a first aid kit for your pets. If you travel with your pet, or if they are service or hunting animals, you may want to make a travel-sized pet first aid kit as well.Contact your local fire department or American Red Cross chapter to learn what first aid classes are available in your area. Ask your employer if they will sponsor a class for your workplace, or take a class with your family or on your own. Many classes are offered free of charge. Courses may also be offered at your place of worship, school, or community organization. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training also includes first aid training.

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Click on link below for the December 2017 issue of the Landings newsletter…


The Board of Town Commissioners will hold their monthly Regular Town Meeting on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Trinity Church Parrish Hall – room 3 (downstairs ) – 14515 Church Street, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772.

The meeting is open to the public, and time is allotted for public comment.

Please contact Town Hall with any questions or concerns or call: 301-627-6905.

Meeting Agenda: TM-agenda_121217

Town Elections are Monday, January 8, 2018 at Town Hall from 1:00-8:00pm


Voter Registration Deadline

The Town will hold an election on January 8, 2018 to choose 3 Town Commissioners for a 2-year term of office. The deadline to register to vote (has been extended to) Monday, December 11, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.

  • If you are already registered to vote with the County, you are already registered to vote in the Town Election.
  • If you prefer not to be registered to vote in the County, you can still vote in the Town Election by registering at Town Hall.
  • Residents who are registered out-of-state (i.e.; military, etc.) and are at least 18, can register to vote in the Town.

From the Town Charter . . .Section 82-24. (Registration).
Registration with the Prince George’s County Board of Elections by a voter who resides in the corporate limits of the Town and whose address is reflected on the rolls as a Town resident shall be deemed registration registered for the Town elections. A person continues to have the choice to register only with the Town for its elections and not to register with the Prince George’s County Board of Elections. Persons desiring to register only with the Town may register at Town Hall during normal working hours daily; or upon request, may receive an application by mail. Registration shall be permanent, and no person shall be entitled to vote in Town elections unless he is registered to vote at least thirty (30) days prior to the election.


Town Election Candidate Deadline

Candidates for the office of Town Commissioner are required to submit a letter to that effect with the Town Clerk at Town Hall no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 11, 2017.

From the Town Charter:

Section 82-4. (Qualification of Commissioners) Commissioners shall have resided in the Town for at least two years immediately preceding their election, shall be qualified voters of the Town, and shall be at least 25 years of age.
Section 82-26. (Candidates) Any person qualified to hold the office of Commissioner and desiring to be a candidate for such office shall file with one of the Supervisors of Elections a written statement to that effect on or before the second Monday in December next preceding the election at which he desires to be a candidate or his name shall not be printed on the ballot.

(In addition . . .) The name of any qualified person may be certified for candidacy and shall be printed on the ballot upon a petition of 10 or more qualified voters of said Town filed with one of the Supervisors of Elections on or before the second Monday in December next preceding the election or his/her name shall not be printed on the ballot. (Res. No. 5-01, 9/26/01)


Contact the Town Office at 301-627-6905 or with any questions or concerns. Town Hall 14211 School Lane Upper Marlboro MD 20772

The Marlboro Volunteer Fire Department will be escorting Santa through the Town and surrounding areas during the Christmas season.

During Santa’s ride, volunteers with the fire department will serve as his elves delivering candy canes to children along the way. Please look at the schedule to see when Santa will visit near your home.


Friday – 12/8 – 6:30 p.m. – Flower Village & Holloway Estates
12/9 – 4:00 p.m. – Marlboro Meadows & Governors Park
12/10 – 4:00 p.m. – Beech Tree/Crescent Drive/Eaton Drive/Hollow Log Drive

12/15 – 6:30 p.m. – Derby Manor/Roblee Estates/Melwood Park
12/16 – 4:00 p.m. – Marlboro Ridge/Foyette Lane/Brooke Lane/Fenway Lane
12/17 – 5:00 p.m. – Town of Upper Marlboro & John Rogers

12/22 & 12/23 – Rain Dates/Make-up days

Questions can be directed to the Marlboro VFD at

Mobilitie has approached the Town with a request to install two cell phone antennas within Town limits to improve cell phone coverage. These antennas will be installed on existing utility/power poles. Residents are asked to provide comments/feedback to the Board of Commissioners/Town Hall PRIOR to the December 12, 2017 Town Meeting. The company will be mailing out notices to properties near the proposed sites. The Board will vote to approve/deny the Utility Work Permit at the December Town Meeting. Questions regarding the poles can be directed to Laura O’Dell, Permitting manager for Mobilitie at or

Rectory Lane & Wilson Lane: Will be installed on an existing Pepco power/telephone pole.

Water Street & Judges Drive: Will be installed on an existing Pepco power/telephone pole.

Rectory Ln Sprint Antenna Plans 11-15.17

Water St Sprint Antenna Plans 11-15-17


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An example of a possible design of the cell antenna installed on existing utility pole.

Questions/Concerns? Contact Town Hall at or 301-627-6905

Click on the link below to read the approved meeting minutes from the October 2017 Regular Town Meeting . . .

October 10, 2017 Town Meeting:  TM-minutes_101017_Apprvd