—Date & Time change this month!

The Board of Town Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing immediately proceeding its April 2018 Regular Town Meeting on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall – 14211 School Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772.

The evening will start at 7:00 p.m. with a Public Hearing concerning the recently passed Ordinance 2018-02: Automated Traffic Enforcement, and the current Resolution 2018-03: To implement and use a speed monitoring system, and establish a “School Zone” within the corporate boundaries of the Town.  Following the Public Hearing, and a short recess, the Board will reconvene to conduct the Regular April Town Meeting.

The draft Resolution and the meeting agenda will be posted on this website and Town’s social media outlets soon.

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

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

Meeting Agenda: TM-agenda_042418

Final Draft Resolution: 2018-03_RES_Establishing a School Zone Along Old Crain Hwy_unApprvd



ORD_2018-02_Automated Traffic Enforcement_Apprvd


On March 27, 2018 the Board of Commissioners for The Town of Upper Marlboro approved Ordinance 2018-02: Automated Traffic Enforcement, for the purpose of establishing the “SAFETY FOR STUDENTS PROGRAM” and a “RED LIGHT ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM;” by adopting provisions governing speed monitoring systems, in order to authorize the implementation of such systems in designated school zones to detect speed limit violations using vehicle sensors…by defining school zones; by requiring the calibration and self-testing of systems, and the use and placement of systems in school zones; and by further requiring the Board President to designate an employee or official to review speed monitoring system citations and address questions or concerns from the public, and designate a program administrator to oversee the contract with a speed monitoring system contractor;…and generally relating to the regulation and control of vehicles and traffic and the use of technology to regulate traffic and improve public safety in the Town. The ordinance becomes effective April 17, 2018. Copies are available at Town Hall, 14211 School Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 and online at www.UpperMarlboroMD.gov.

—Town of Upper Marlboro; By: M. David Williams, Town Clerk

ORD-2018-01_FY18 Budget Amendment_Apprvd


On March 27, 2018 the Board of Commissioners for The Town of Upper Marlboro approved Ordinance 2018-01: FY2018 Budget Amendment, to amend Ordinance 2017-02, by moving $300,000 from unrestricted funds to cover a local income tax revenue shortfall resulting from the Maryland State Comptroller’s mid-budget-year reassessment and redistribution. Total Revenues and Expenditures for the FY18 Town Budget remain the same at $2,791,294, and amendments are limited to: 1.) Decreased total of Tax Revenue from $649,392 to $349,392; and, 2.) Increase in Unrestricted Fund Revenues from $1,793,973 to $2,093,973. All other Revenue and Expenditure line items and tax rates within the original FY2018 Town Budget Ordinance 2017-02 remain the same as previously published.  The ordinance becomes effective April 17, 2018. Copies are available at Town Hall, 14211 School Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 and online at www.UpperMarlboroMD.gov.

—Town of Upper Marlboro; By: M. David Williams, Town Clerk

At the February 13, 2018 Regular Town Meeting, the Board of Commissioners introduced Ordinance 2018-01 FY18 Budget Adjustment ORdinance Draft 1. This Ordinance was introduced in response to a sudden cut in tax revenue from the State. This Ordinance would allow the Board to cover the revenue gap in the FY18 Budget by using Town reserve funds as a temporary measure until permanent solutions can be discussed.  The Town will be accepting written resident and public feedback/comment on the Ordinance after Draft 2 is introduced at the March 13, 2018 Regular Town Meeting. Please contact Info@UpperMarlboroMD.gov or 301-627-6905 with any questions or concerns,

You can read the Draft Ordinance by clicking below:

ORD-2018-01_FY18 Budget Amendment revKJB

The Town is accepting Public Comment on this Ordinance. visit here to submit comment online: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WM228SN Hard copies of comment forms are also available at Town Hall for pick-up.



Wanted: Full Time Police Officer

This is a full-time, experience-only position as a municipal police officer with a community-oriented police department.  The person in this position conducts law enforcement and peacekeeping activities, establishes strong involvement with the community using problem solving skills to address issues of concern, and, is responsible for crime prevention and repression, traffic law enforcement, parking enforcement, protective patrol services, arbitration in neighborhood and family disputes, apprehension and arrest (or citation or warning) of criminal law violators and recovery of stolen property.

Work is performed in accordance applicable statutory law, case law, accreditation standards and department policy. Work involves an element of personal danger and, as work is at times performed without the presence of a supervisor, employees must be able to make decisions and act independently without direct supervision.  Employees must exercise discretion and professional judgment when making enforcement decisions, during use of force situations and in encountering emergencies.  Assignments and special instructions are received from superior officers, who review work methods and results through personal observations, inspections, reports and discussions.

Starting salary minimum $40,000 per year plus benefits, EOE.  Benefits include healthcare co-op and retirement plan through the State of Maryland, and take-home car after probationary period.  Candidate MUST be MPTC certified.

Please submit resume to: Chief of Police/Town of Upper Marlboro, P.O. Box 280, Upper Marlboro, MD 20773, or, email to: cwashington@uppermarlboromd.gov.  Qualified applicants can pick-up applications from Town Hall on weekdays 9am to 5pm (closed weekends & holidays) 14211 School Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772.

All Applications & Resumes due at Town Hall by Friday February 23rd, 2018 at 5pm.

The Town of Upper Marlboro was established in 1706, and currently 0.4 square miles with a population of 650. The Town has a busy Downtown during the week as we are home to the District Court and County Administrative Offices. The Town is gearing to annex surrounding communities, which would provide additional opportunities for promotion and growth within its Police Department.

Position: Maintenance Worker 1

Department: Public Works

Full-time, entry level position as Maintenance Worker I (MW-I) for the Town of Upper Marlboro Public Works Department. While the Town will be accepting resumes and holding interviews, the position will not be available until May 2018. Requires manual labor, unskilled and semi-skilled, for a variety of tasks in the Public Works Department.  Job requires working knowledge and skills in the safe operation of trucks, equipment, specialty tools and techniques, both motorized and hand-operated that are pertinent to tasks required. Good knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions. Possess ability to relate well to peers, supervisors and public. Understand and follow oral and/or written instructions and Town policies. Be able to perform manual labor for extended periods under adverse weather conditions. Can safely lift and carry 50 pounds for distance of at least 20 feet. Demonstrate ability to learn new skills. EOE. Town Public works are charged with maintenance of Town property, Town Streets, 


Town Application: TOUM-application_e-sign and email to info@uppermarlboromd.gov

The Board of Commissioners for the Town of Upper Marlboro will hold their next Work Session on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall 14211 School Lane Upper Marlboro MD 20772. The meeting is open to public observation, but public participation is at the discretion of the Board.

Agenda:  WS-agenda_012318

NOTE: Going forward, the “Regular Monthly” Board Work Sessions will be held at 7:00 p.m. on the 4th Tuesday of each month.

The January 2018 Regular Town Meeting will be held on the 3rd Tuesday this month on January 16 2018, because of the Town Elections schedule.

Agenda:  TM-agenda_011618_temp_2

(the February 2018 Regular Town Meeting will return to the 2nd Tuesday of the month as normal).

A Charter mandated “Organizational Meeting” of the newly elected officials will be held on January 15 at 8:00 p.m. at the Town Hall. This meeting is open to the public, however, for observation only.

Agenda: OM-agenda_011518

Town Offices will be closed on Monday January 15, 2018 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Day. Offices will reopen on Tuesday January 16 at 9am.

-Residential Trash WILL BE collected as usual on Monday Jan 15.

-Bulk Trash and Yard Waste will be collected on Tuesday Jan 16


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Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King’s birthday, January 15.

The polls closed at 8:00 p.m. Monday, January 8, 2018 and the Town General Election results are in. The three (3) resident candidates who were just elected will serve a two-year term as the new Board of Town Commissioners.

They are . . .

Wanda M. Leonard, Linda Pennoyer, and Tonga Y. Turner.
(click on link below to see the certified vote totals)


Thank you for braving the weather to come out and do your civic duty . . . voter turnout was more than 50 percent higher than the running average for the last 4 Town elections.