The Rain Check Rebate Program allows property owners to receive rebates for installing Rain Check approved stormwater management practices. Homeowners, businesses and nonprofit entities (including housing cooperatives and churches) can recoup some of the costs of installing practices such as: cisterns, green roofs, rain barrels, rain gardens, trees or permeable pavement. Even the practice of removing pavement may qualify. Rebate amounts are determined by: type of practice, projects costs and applicant type.

To find out more about the program, please visit:


Autumn is the perfect time to remind you that the County has a new yard waste collection policy in effect. When you’re doing yard work and gathering your leaves and other yard waste, remember to place it loosely in a heavy-duty reusable collection can with handles and a secure lid, or you may use a large yard waste paper bag. The collection cans must be clearly labeled “Yard Waste” or “Yard Trim” to ensure collection. Cardboard boxes ARE NOT acceptable containers.

Also, remember limbs collected at curbside must not exceed four (4) feet in length and three (3) inches in diameter and must be securely tied in bundles. Bundles of limbs and bags of dry grass and leaves must weigh less than 60 pounds. Wet grass and leaves must weigh less than 25 pounds. For more information contact County Click 3-1-1.

The Board of Town Commissioners will hold their monthly Work Session on Tuesday, October 28 at 9:15 a.m. Board discussions, meeting is open to the public.


Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School will be having their annual Homecoming Parade this Saturday, October 25 from 10 a.m to 12 noon.

Parade starts and ends at the Board of Education and travels a loop through School Lane, down Old Crain Hwy, along Main Street and Governor Oden Bowie Drive over to Elm Street, then down Old Marlboro Pike and heading back up Old Crain to the School Board. Expect road closures during the parade event.

Click on the link to read the approved minutes from the September 2014 Town Meeting.


November’s Regular Town Meeting was rescheduled due to the Veterans’ Day holiday. The Board of Commissioners will hold their November Town Meeting on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.  (normally, the monthly Town Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m.)



At Town Hall starting at 9:00 a.m. Meeting will also include discussion about new historic signage in Town. The meeting is open to the public. Residents of the Town and surrounding area are encouraged to bring items of historical interest (such as letters, drawings and photos) to be scanned for the Town’s Archives. Contributors will receive a copy of the scans on a CD free of charge. The TUMHC also conducts Oral History interviews to chronicle the stories of people and events from our Town’s past—You can interview at this meeting, or schedule an interview for a later date that’s more convenient. You can always contact the TUMHC on their website at: where you can also see many images already in the Town’s Archives.

Due to a lack of a quorum at the Town Meeting on Tuesday, October 14, the Board of Town Commissioners have rescheduled the monthly Town Meeting for Monday, October 20, at 8:00 am at the Town Hall. Click on the link below to view the agenda.


Open Link to read the Town’s newsletter for October 2014.





The 9th meeting of the Town of Upper Marlboro Sustainable Communities Workgroup (SCW) will take place at 8:00 a.m., on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at the Town Hall.  Agenda items include: DOE presentation on Stormwater Initiatives; The Facade Improvement Program (FIP); and, draft Design Guidelines. This meeting is open to the public.

You can find out more information about “Sustainable Communities” at the State’s website