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.

The Town of Upper Marlboro is pleased to announce that we have been awarded $50,000 by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Community Legacy Program this year. The Town has been working with M-NCPPC Community Planning Division to revitalize the downtown area though facade improvements, pedestrian safety improvements, and several other projects and these funds will enable us to continue this program.

“The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development announced the fiscal year 2017 statewide awardees of its neighborhood Community Legacy revitalization grant programs, . The department will award $3.2 million in Strategic Demolition Fund awards for 15 projects in 12 counties and $3.47 million in Community Legacy awards for 49 projects in 18 counties.”

Awardee:                     Town of Upper Marlboro1391494_726879707339716_251454221_n

Amount:                       $50,000

Project:                         Façade Improvement Program

Description:                 Continue to implement a Façade Improvement Program for the Central Business District.

For the Official News Release Click Here

Businesses interested in the Downtown Upper Marlboro Facade Improvement are encouraged to contact the Town’s Sustainable Communities Workgroup Chair Steven Sonnett at

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At the December Town Meeting, the Board adopted Town Ordinance 2016-04: Public Ethics. A first draft of this Ordinance was discussed by the Board at their October Work Session, and then introduced at the November Town Meeting. State Law now requires that most municipalities have a Public Ethics Ordinance on the books. Md. Code Ann., General Provisions (§§ 5-101 through 5-1001), was enacted for the following purposes:

  • To assure the people of the impartiality and independent judgment of officials and employees.
  • To avoid improper influence or even the appearance of improper influence.
  • To require officials and employees to meet minimum standards of ethical conduct.

Click on the link below to read the ordinance . . .


Maintenance Worker 1 (Part-Time)

The Town of Upper Marlboro is seeking applicants for the part-time position of Maintenance Worker 1 within the Town Department of Public Works. PT position as Maintenance Worker I (MWI) for the Town of Upper Marlboro 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. Download & complete the below application and send to the Town of Upper Marlboro/Job Search, 14211 School Lane, Upper Marlboro MD 20772, or, Email to: . You may also drop off hard copies of the application at Town Hall during office hours, hard copies are also available at the Town Hall. Applicants will go through interviews with Town President & Public Works Manager.

Click link to download application: TOUM Application.

Applications are due by Sunday December 18, 2016


Nature of Work: The job for Maintenance Worker I (MWI) for the Town of Upper Marlboro is to perform a variety of tasks requiring manual labor, unskilled and semi-skilled labor in aid of the Public Works Department’s mission. The mission of the Town’s Public Works Department is to maintain and enhance, to a high standard, the Town’s real property, infrastructure, buildings and equipment as well as the pickup and disposal of trash. You must have a valid state driver’s license with a safe driving record. You will be supervised by the Public Works Superintendent or a Maintenance Worker II.20160120_103550

Illustrative Examples of tasks:

-Grounds maintenance including: planting, removal and maintenance of trees, shrubs and flowers; mowing; leaf raking, snow and debris removal using motorized and hand tools.

-Building maintenance including: cleaning, painting, minor repairs and minor construction.

-Infrastructure maintenance including: cleaning, trash pickup, snow removal and repair/maintenance of streets and sidewalks.

-Preventative maintenance, cleaning and repair of the Town’s equipment.

-Operate motorized equipment including vehicles.

-Pick-up & disposal of trash, bulk trash, leaves and branches as required by Public Works Department.

-Other duties as assigned in support of the Town functions.
Required Knowledge, Skill and Abilities: The job requires a working knowledge of the operation of the trucks, equipment and special tools and techniques pertinent to the tasks required; Good knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions, and knowledge of Town’s policies.

-Must practice skilled and safe operation of vehicles and other equipment both motorized and hand-operated.

-Possess ability to relate well to peers, supervisors and public. Understand and follow oral and/or written instructions and policies. Can perform manual labor for extended periods often under adverse weather conditions. Can safely lift and carry 50 pounds for a distance of at least 20 feet. Demonstrate ability to learn new skills.
Performance Evaluation Your performance will be evaluated once a year, unless the President requires more frequent evaluation. Your Evaluation will be based on the following factors: (1) Quantity of Work (2) Quality of work (3) Job knowledge (4) Attendance (5) Supervision required (6) Appearance (7) Judgment/ sense of priorities (8) Cooperation (9) Verbal written communications (10) Acceptance of responsibility.

The Town of Upper Marlboro Board of Town Commissioners & Staff regretfully announce the passing of longtime Town Public Works employee Henry Gray. Henry passed away onFriday November 25, 2016.henry3

Henry grew up in Upper Marlboro behind Southern States off of Crain Highway. He attended Frederick Douglass High School prior to getting hired with the Board of Education for 31 years. Henry then started his tenure with the Town in 2001, and he is remembered as a great worker, quick with a smile; and had a positive effect on anyone he came in contact with.

He was married to Agnes for 33 years, and had 9 children: Tawanna Gray, Elsie, Veronica, Ruth, William and Marvin Bond, Belinda Grenne, Carlos & Henry Colvert. They had 13 Grandchildren, and 3 Great Grandkids. Henry was a long-time parishioner at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, you could often find him at the 7:30 AM Sunday masses.

Henry’s funeral will be at St. Mary of the Assumption Church located 14908 Main St, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 on Friday December 9, 2016 at 11:00am (wake at 10:00am). Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery located at 8000 Woodyard Rd, Clinton, MD 20735.

All are invited to a repast following at the Monsignor Hughes Center at St. Mary’s School (off of Largo Rd).




At the November 8, 2016 Town Meeting, the Board of Town Commissioners introduced Draft Ordinance 2016-04 Ethics, to the residents. This Ordinance was drafted solely by the Town Attorney for the purpose of ensuring accountability for Town Staff, Town Committees, and members of the Board of Town Commissioners.  This Ordinance also represents another vital piece in bringing Town Ordinances & Code up-to date and in-line with other municipalities.ethics

To read the Ordinance Click Here: ORD 2016-04 Ethics Draft

For the Input Sheet Click Here: Input Closed 11/22/2016

The Board of Town Commissioners encourages residents to read the Ordinance draft and submit input to the Town Office by  Monday November 21, 2016, so that input can be discussed by the Board at their November Board Work Session on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. You need to “Download” the Input sheet to fill it out electronically and save it—then submit your saved PDF via email to , or you can print out a blank copy, fill out by hand and drop it off at the Town Hall located at 14211 School Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772. If residents have any issues, questions or concerns with the input process, please call the Town Offices at 301-627-6905 during office hours.

A first draft of this Ordinance was discussed by the Board at their October Work Session. The Ordinance is tentatively set to be voted on by the Board of Town Commissioners at the December 13, 2016 Town Meeting.