The Town Offices will be closed on Monday May 28. 2018 in observance of Memorial Day. Offices will reopen on Tuesday May 29 at 9am. Please see below refuse collection schedule

Residential Trash- Collected Monday (as normal)

Bulk Trash & Yard Waste- Collected Tuesday

This is to notify you that your scheduled spray night is MONDAY. Spray season begins on June 4th and is anticipated to end on September 18th. Spraying will begin after dark and may continue until midnight or later. We do not conduct spray activity during daylight hours. If you see a truck in your community spraying during the day, it is not the State of Maryland.

Spraying will commence as soon as it is dark. As a precaution, we advise residents to stay inside their homes and close their windows while the spray truck is in the vicinity, bring in any pets, and remain in the home until 30 minutes after the spray truck has passed by. If there are people outside when the truck passes by, no spray will be released and the truck will not make another pass down that street.
The spray schedule will rotate every 3 weeks. This means that your community may or may not be sprayed each week. The frequency will be determined by surveillance data collected and complaints received. In order to determine if your community will be sprayed on its scheduled spray night, please contact our office between 2-4 pm that day. You may call or email. See below.
And, check out this ATTACHMENT to get even more information from the Dept of Agriculture’s Press Release: 2018 Mosquito USDA_Info

Thank you,

Ms. Stormy Keyes
Office Secretary III
Department of Agriculture
Mosquito Control
8071 Greenmead Drive
College Park, MD 20740
Office: 301-422-5080
Fax: 301-422-0502
Email: stormy.keyes@maryland.gov

Testing of our area, and possible spraying, will commence on June 4, and run through September 18, 2018.  Typically, the testing & spraying occurs around dusk on Monday evenings, but, due to variable weather conditions, we cannot guarantee that this service will be performed in any given week.  The primary goal of this program is to prevent the occurrence of mosquito-borne disease in humans, pets and livestock.  Mosquito control is an economic necessity in some parts of Maryland dependent on outdoor tourism during the summer.   The program relies on surveys and monitoring of the larval and adult mosquito populations to coordinate control activities.  Control techniques include breeding source reduction, public education, biological control and insecticide applications from aircraft or ground equipment.

The Maryland Department of Agriculture is now emphasizing control at the source whenever possible. Property owners are encouraged to diligently remove any unnecessary water-holding containers from their yards, and check for puddling areas after each rainfall.

Residents can opt-out of the “Adulticiding” spraying service by submitting a Mosquito Control Exemption Form available at Town Hall. When an address has opted-out, the spray is kept 300 feet from the property on either side.

To find out more information, call Mosquito Control at 410-841-5870 or go to their website ((click here))

Over the past few months, the Town of Upper Marlboro has received several complaints regarding feral cats within Town limits. While the Prince George’s County Animal Management Division is responsible for Animal Control within Town limits, below are some steps that can be taken by residents to assist in controlling and protecting the feral cat community within Town.

Cats roam outside in most neighborhoods in the United States. Some are domesticated pets whose owners let (or put) them outside, but many are community cats, who may be feral or one-time pets who are now stray, lost or abandoned. The more we understand outdoor cats and the complicated issues related to them, the more effectively we can help them, reduce cat overpopulation and protect wildlife. County Code prohibits the feeding of feral cats as it attracts other wildlife prone to carry rabies (raccoons, skunks, bats, foxes, and coyotes).

 

Where do community/feral cats live?

Community & feral cats typically live in a colony—a group of related cats. The colony occupies and defends a specific territory where food (a restaurant dumpster or a person who feeds them) and shelter (beneath a porch, in an abandoned building, etc.) are available. Although feral cats may be seen by people who feed them, strangers may not realize that feral cats are living nearby because they rarely see them. Stray cats tend to be much more visible, may vocalize and may approach people in search of food or shelter. Stray cats may join a colony or defend a territory of their own.

What is Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)?
TNR is a nonlethal strategy for reducing the number of community cats and improving the quality of life for cats, wildlife and people. At its most basic, TNR involves:

  • Humanely trapping community cats
  • Spaying or neutering them
  • Vaccinating them against rabies
  • Surgically removing the tip of one ear (a “tipped” ear is the universally-recognized sign of a cat who has been spayed or neutered)
  • Returning the cats to their home

Information provided by: The Humane Society of the United States website

Town residents are encouraged to participate in a TNR program, especially if they provide for feral cats.

 

Below are some locations which offer TNR services: 

The Spay Spot
http://www.thespayspot.org/
3750 Brown Statiion Rd
301-254-8151

Bowie CLAW
http://www.bowieclaw.org/
Bowie Citizens for Local Animal Welfare
P.O. Box 116
Bowie, Maryland 20719-0116
bowieclaw@gmail.com

Rock Creek Cats
http://www.rockcreekcats.org/
P.O. Box 203
Garrett Park, MD 20896-0203

Come out this Saturday April 21st, 2018 from 8am-1pm for the PG County Department of the Environment‘s annual Mulch Madness Event to get your FREE Mulch! The mulch for this event is derived from the Christmas trees that are collected or dropped off for recycling. The Mulch Madness Giveaway is held in conjunction with Earth Day, and is just one of the many departmental programs.

Location: Yard Waste Composting Facility
6601 SE Crain Highway
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Phone: 301-627-6388

 

Due to the active Winter Storm with predicted snow accumulation throughout the day, the Town Administrative Offices will be closed today.

Over the past several weeks, residents may have noticed the Upper Marlboro Police Department has stepped up its presence along Town Roadways known to have the highest speed/traffic violations. Officers have also been standing by at scheduled school bus pick-up and drop off locations within Town to ensure drivers obey the School Bus Stop lights and that students safely get on/off the bus. The Upper Marlboro Police would like to remind drivers that the max Speed Limit within Town is 25MPH, with several roadways with 15MPH limits.

The below list of items are up for a vote at tonight’s 7pm regular Town Worksession by the Board of Commissioners to be surplused.

To view the list click here: 2018_Surplus-INV

Please contact Town Hall at 301-627-6905 or Info@UpperMarlboroMD.gov with questions or concerns,

At the February 13, 2018 Regular Town Meeting the Board of Commissioner for the Town of Upper Marlboro introduced Ordinance 2018-02 Automated Traffic Enforcement. This Ordinance would allow the Town to begin the process to implement Red Light and Speed Camera Enforcement throughout the Town to combate unsafe driving. 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,

Below is a PDF version of Draft 1:

ORD_2018-02_Automated Traffic Enforcment_DRAFTRev

The Town is accepting Public Comments on this Ordinance. Online comments can be submitted here:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WFDDQX9 . The Town also has hard-copies available for pick up at Town Hall.

Over the past few days, Town Staff have been installing new decals on the Public Works fleet. These decals will help to better identify Public Works staff to residents and visitors as they perform their duties around Town. The Town’s primary Snow Plow/Salt Spreader Truck also received a new LED Warning Light package for better visibility while plowing Town Streets.