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

The Board of Commissioners passed three pieces of legislation at their Tuesday October 10th, 2017 Town Meeting.

Ordinance 2017-03 Commercial Property Standards: Authorizing the Town to enforce certain standards pertaining to the upkeep and maintenance of commercial properties within Town limits. To view the Ordinance Click Here: ORD_2017-03_Commercial Property Standards_Apprvd

Ordinance 2017-04 Street Construction and Utility Cuts: Regarding street construction and utility cuts requiring that a permit be obtained and certain fees paid prior to anyone excavating Town a roadway or performing work within a public right of way under the jurisdiction of the Town. Any work or restoration performed be subject to inspection by a Town Official. To view the Ordinance Click Here: ORD_2017-04_Street Construction and Cuts_Apprvd

Ordinance 2017-05 Washington Gas & Light Co. Franchise Agreement:  Town of Upper Marlboro granting a 20-year extension of a non-exclusive utility franchise to Washington Gas & Light Company.To view the Ordinance Click Here: ORD_2017-05_WGL Utility Franchise_Apprvd


Questions regarding these Ordinances can be directed to the Town Hall at 301-627-6905 or

The Board of Town Commissioners will hold a second Hearing on Draft 3 of Ordinance 2017-03: Commercial Property Standards on Tuesday September 26, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Town Hall 14211 School Ln. Upper Marlboro MD 20772.

Click on link to read Draft 3 of the ordinance: ORD_2017-03_Commercial Property Standards_DRAFT-3 

Residents, property owners, business owners, and other interested parties can submit comments online using this form or email


Register to vote by clicking the link below from your desktop or mobile device. Spread the word!


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

At the August Town Meeting, the Board of Commissioners for the Town of Upper Marlboro introduced DRAFT Ordinance 2017-03 Commerical Property Standards. The Town has drafted this Ordinance to ensure the Commercial properties within the Town are properly maintained and enhance the overall appearance of the Town. Please read through the draft below and feel free to fill out the feedback/comments survey:

Ord 2017-03 Commercial Property Standards DRAFT 2 8.1.17 


To provide feedback/comments on this Ordinance CLICK HERE


Ordinance 2017-03 Schedule:

Introduction:                                                  August 8, 2017 (Town Meeting)

Resident Requested Input Due-                     August 21, 2017 by 12pm

Board Discussion-                                           August 22, 2017 (Board Worksession) 9:15am

Public Hearing                                                August 31, 2017 at 2pm at Town Hall

Second Reading/Approval/Board Vote-         September 12, 2017 (Town Meeting) 7:30pm

*Above schedule subject to change by Board, check online or contact Town Hall for updates.


Questions? Email or call Town Hall at 301-627-6905 ex.3

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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Prince George’s Rising is a countywide newsletter designed to empower communities with key information and issues of concern. Councilman Mel Franklin serves the residents of our Town (District 9) on the Prince George’s County Council.  Click on the link below to access this very informative bi-weekly newsletter . . . . 

Prince Georges Rising_08July2017

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 . . .