The Maryland Public Service Commission will hold two public hearings later this month on a request by the Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco) to increase its electric distribution rates by $68.6 million (an increase of $7.37–or 5.5%– a month for the typical residential customer). Pepco provides electricity to 566,000 customers in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties in Maryland. In its application, Pepco notes the company has spent $138.3 million in 2016 on service reliability improvements to its distribution infrastructure, and plans to spend an additional $150.6 million in 2017

Members of the public are encouraged to attend one of the hearings:

            Monday, August 28, 2017 at 6:30pm

            Prince George’s Community College, Largo Student Center

            Room 227—Community Room B

            301 Largo Road

            Largo, Maryland 20774


            Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 6:30pm

            Montgomery County Council Office Building — 3rd Floor Hearing Room

            100 Maryland Avenue

            Rockville, Maryland 20850


The application and associated filings in the case are available in the electronic docket for Case No. 9443, which may be viewed or downloaded at

Written comments referencing Case No. 9443 may also be filed by Friday, September 15, 2017 to:

David J. Collins, Executive Secretary

Maryland Public Service Commission

William Donald Schaefer Tower

6 St. Paul Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

Elm Street Re-Opened! After several weeks for construction, the new, improved, and safer roadway is open for pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

Below is a “Before” and “After” comparison of Elm Street in Downtown Upper Marlboro. This road is a main artery (both vehicular & pedestrian) into the busy Downtown area, and it had become unsafe with overgrowth and narrow travel lanes. Crews widened the travel lanes, brought the sidewalk up to ADA standards, and trimmed back foliage to improve visibility.

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The roadwork on 14500 block of Elm Street in Downtown Upper Marlboro between Old Marlboro Pike (Rt 725) and the Upper Marlboro Post Office, is finally near completion but still may be closed to traffic, or will be at one-lane, throughout the remainder of this week and next week for the repaving & new sidewalk installation.

The Town operating budget for fiscal year 2018 was passed at the June 6, 2017 Regular Town Meeting.

Click on link below to open the PDF to view Ordinance 2017-02: Town Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2018 . . .


Notice of Invitation to Bid *PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE*

The Town of Upper Marlboro is accepting sealed bids for its Town Hall Addition & Renovation Project at 14211 School Ln Upper Marlboro MD 20772. Architectural plans are available electronically, please contact the Town Clerk at 301-627-6905 weekdays 9-5 or by email: for a copy. Sealed bids must be submitted to the Town Clerk by Tuesday April 18, 2017 by 5:00 PM (Please note the deadline extension). Bids will be opened by the Board of Town Commissioners at the April 19 2017 Extra Board Worksession at 9:15 am. The Town reserves right to reject any or all bids.

At the March Town Meeting on Tuesday March 14, 2017, the Upper Marlboro Board of Town Commissioners unanimously passed Ordinance 2017-01 Building & Permitting to regulate  construction and roll-off containers within Town limits.

Please Click Link to view Ordinance: Building & Permitting Ordinance 2017-01

If you have any questions or concerns contact Town Hall at 301-627-6905 or by email at


Ordinance 2017-01: Building & Permitting

After informal introduction to the residents at the February Town Meeting, gathering resident feedback/input, and having the official reading at the February Board Work Session, the Board plans to bring Ordinance 2017-01 up for  vote/approval at the March Town Meeting on Tuesday March 14, 2017 at 7:30pm. Below is a description of the Ordinance and a link for residents to read the Ordinance in its entirety.

“An Ordinance of the Town of Upper Marlboro to be entitled “Building & Permitting Ordinance” essentially authorizing the Town to enforce the county’s building codes as its own; thereby providing new sections of town law regarding the ordinance’s purpose and authority; the role of the department of code enforcement; the powers, duties, & functions of certain town officials; designating the county building code as the town’s building code; establishing certain roll off container permits; providing for certain penalties and liens for violations; providing a process to pursue a right of appeal; providing for the promulgation of rules & regulations; providing a severability provision and establishing certain fines, or charges permitted to be modified by resolution; and generally relating to the enforcement of building codes.”

Building & Permitting Ordinance 2017-01 DRAFT2 Online (Click to read)

If you have any questions or concerns contact Town Offices at or 301-63-27-6905.

Ordinance 2017-01 Schedule:

Introduction (informal)-                                  Tuesday February 14, 2017 (Town Meeting)

Resident Requested Input Due-                      Monday February 27, 2017 (by 12 pm)

Board Discussion/First Reading-                    Tuesday February 28, 2017 (Board Work Session)

Second Reading/Approval/Board Vote-         Tuesday March 14, 2017 (Town Meeting)

The Board of Town Commissioners gave a pre-introduction of DRAFT Ordinance 2017-01 Building & Permitting at their February Town Meeting held on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. The purpose of this Ordinance is to ensure all construction projects within the Town are properly permitted and licensed though Prince George’s County, and to provide some regulation regarding the placement of roll-off containers (dumpsters, storage units, ect.) within the Town. This ordinance will enable the Town to better enforce County Code violations in a timely manner—


Click Link to Read: DRAFT2 ORD 2017-01 Building & Permitting

To fill out an ORD 2017-01 Input Sheet CLICK HERE

Hard copies of the Draft Ordinance are available at Town Hall. Resident comments/feedback are due by Monday, February 27, 2017 by 12pm to be considered by the Board at their February Board Work Session. Please contact the Deputy Clerk at or at 301-627-6905 ex.3 with questions or concerns. We have attached the form for citizen input to this post.

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III Wants to Hear from you!  

 You are Invited to Attend the Annual County Government Budget Listening Sessions

Dear Friend:

County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III invites residents and businesses to attend a public meeting on Tuesday, January 31st, 7:00 p.m. at Oxon Hill High School, 6701 Leyte Drive in Oxon Hill, MD.  This is the first of three sessions where participants will have an opportunity to share their views about the County’s FY 2018 proposed budget with County Executive Baker.

Your feedback could make a difference and impact how the County Executive and his staff develop the next County budget. Participants who wish to speak can sign in on-site, register online or call 301-952-4547. Pre-registration is encouraged.

Here are the dates and times for all budget:

Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Oxon Hill High School

6701 Leyte Drive

Oxon Hill, MD

Thursday, February 2, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Prince George’s Community College

Rennie Forum

301 Largo Road

Largo, MD

Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Laurel High School

8000 Cherry Lane

Laurel, MD

Participants who testify will be limited to three (3) minutes. If you are unable to attend, you can submit written testimony by using the online registration form. Each of the budget sessions will be streamed live via the County website – view live.

Also, please feel free to share this email with your friends and neighbors.

Look forward to seeing you there!


On January 28, 2017, Prince George’s County will provide an update on the NEW Regional Medical Center and the Primary Health Care Strategic Plan.

Soon to be located at Largo Town Center, the New Regional Medical Center is set to be a state-of-the-art facility offering a Cardiac Surgery Center, comprehensive Cancer Center, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and Stroke and Neurocare Center. The medical facility will be affiliated with the University of Maryland Medical System and will be the first teaching hospital in the southern region of the state.

The New Regional Medical Center is a key component to the County’s Primary Health Care Strategic Plan-to transform the County’s healthcare system to support and help improve the health of residents in the County and the Southern Maryland Region.

The meeting is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, but space is limited. Attendees must RSVP at FREE parking is available and continental breakfast will be provided. Attendees who will need translation service, please call (301) 952-2021.

Join us AND learn more about the vision for the NEW REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER.

Who: Prince George’s County and M-NCPPC Prince George’s County Planning Department
What: New Regional Medical Center County-wide Community Meeting
When: Saturday, January 28, 2017

9:00 am. – 10:00 a.m. Registration

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Program

Where: Prince George’s Community College

Largo Student Center

301 Largo Road

Largo, MD 20774

Contact: For more information visit

or call (301) 952-2021; TTY: (301) 952-4633.