The Board of Town Commissioners will hold a Regular Town Meeting on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall, 14211 School Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772.
The meeting is open to the public, and time is allotted at the end of the agenda for public participation and comment.

Commission to Address County’s Structural Deficit;

Residents with Budget, Finance or Public Policy Expertise Encouraged to Submit Resume for Consideration – Deadline July 15

The Prince George’s County Council is currently accepting resumes from County residents with expertise in matters of budget, finance or public policy, to serve as members of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Addressing Prince George’s County’s Structural Deficit.

The Blue Ribbon Commission, established by Council Resolution 26-2015, will propose policies to the County Council and the County Executive over the next year to address the County’s structural deficit – the imbalance caused when normal government spending exceeds tax revenues on an annual basis.  The commission will collect, review and discuss comparative budget data and information regarding Prince George’s County’s fiscal health; policies and practices that affect Prince George’s County’s revenue structure and the strength of its tax base; the structure and fiscal dynamics of Prince George’s County’s government; and feedback from community stakeholders concerning the County’s budget and tax structure.

“The Council received a very loud and clear message from residents during the most recent budget process,” said Council Chairman Mel Franklin.  “We need to get the County’s fiscal house in order and create more confidence in how the County manages taxpayer dollars.  We encourage our best and brightest residents to consider serving as a member of the Blue Ribbon Commission as we work to address our long-term budget challenges.”

The Blue Ribbon Commission will consist of 15 members appointed by the County Council in consultation with the County Executive.  Commission members will serve a term of one year.

Residents interested in serving as a Blue Ribbon Commission member should submit a letter expressing interest and resume to ClerkoftheCouncil@co.pg.md.us.   Submission materials may also be mailed to Clerk of the Council; 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive; Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772, or faxed to 301.780.2097.  Deadline for submissions is Wednesday July 15, 2015.  No phone inquiries please.

All legislative powers of Prince George’s County are vested in the County Council.  The County Council sits as the District Council on zoning and land use policy, and as the Board of Health to govern and guide health policy.  The County Council meets as a legislative body on Tuesdays in the Council Hearing Room on the first floor of the County Administration Building in Upper Marlboro.  For more information on the Prince George’s County Council, please visit www.princegeorgescountymd.gov

For more information please visit our website news page. Or, call Angela Rouson at: 301-952-7484, or email: CouncilMedia@co.pg.md.us

In Observance of Independence Day the Town Hall offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2015.  Our Town Hall offices will reopen on Monday, July 6th at 9:00 a.m. Our Commissioners and staff wish you a safe and enjoyable holiday!

  1. The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia, PA.
  2. The 4th of July became a federal holiday in 1870. The 4th of July became a paid holiday in 1938.
  3. Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence when he was 33 years old.
  4. The Declaration of Independence was first adopted on July 2, and then revised on July 4, 1776.
  5. Three U.S. Presidents have died on July 4. Adams and Jefferson both died in 1826. Monroe died in 1831.
  6. In 1872, Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president, was born on the 4th of July.
  7. There were 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence. Ben Franklin was the eldest, and John Hancock’s signature is the largest.
  8. The Philippines gained full independence from the United States on the 4th of July, 1946.
  9. Americans consume 150 million hotdogs on the 4th of July each year!
  10. It is estimated that over 74 million Americans cook out for the 4th of July every year — nearly 1/3 of all Americans!
  11. In the U.S., over a billion pounds of watermelon, a popular 4th of July treat, are sold annually.
  12. Baseball and Apple Pie are American pastimes and 4th of July standards.
  13. New York City hosts the nation’s largest annual firework display, with 1,800 shells per minute, totaling more than 40,000 explosions during the 25 minute show.

 

 

 

 

The Town Hall will be closing early today at 3:15 p.m. (Wednesday, June 17, 2015) due to the high-heat and a non-functioning air conditioning system.  We apologize for the inconvenience, and ask those with pending business with the Town to please leave message(s) for us on our voicemail at (301) 627-6905, or, contact us by email at info@uppermarlboromd.gov.

Our offices will be opening back up tomorrow, Thursday–June 18th at 9:00 a.m.

The Town Hall will be closing early today at 3:00 p.m. (Tuesday, June 16, 2015) due to the high-heat and a non-functioning air conditioning system.  We apologize for the inconvenience, and ask those with pending business with the Town to please leave message(s) for us on our voicemail at (301) 627-6905, or, contact us by email at info@uppermarlboromd.gov.

Our offices will be opening back up tomorrow, Wednesday–June 17th at 9:00 a.m.

The next monthly Board of Commissioners Work Session will be held on Wednesday, June 24 at the Town Hall starting at 9:15 a.m.  The meeting agenda consists of current business items up for Board discussion.  Work Sessions are typically on the fourth Tuesday of each month—this meeting was rescheduled to Wednesday due to work-schedule conflicts.

Work Sessions are open to the public, however, public participation is at the discretion of the Board of Commissioners.

The Town Hall will be closing early today at 3:00 p.m. (Monday, June 15, 2015) due to the high-heat and a non-functioning air conditioning system.  We apologize for the inconvenience, and ask those with pending business with the Town to please leave message(s) for us on our voicemail at (301) 627-6905, or, contact us by email at info@uppermarlboromd.gov.

Our offices will be opening back up tomorrow, Tuesday–June 16th at 8:30 a.m.

Come experience early American life at Darnall’s Chance House Museum. Festival features colonial reenactors and demonstrations, 18th century entertainers, the Chesapeake Caledonian Pipes and Drums, farm animals, hands-on activities, walk-thru tours of the historic house and more! Bring a picnic lunch or purchase a food ticket for southern barbeque. JUNE 13 from 1—4:00 pm. Our Town’s Historical Committee will be displaying the winning entries from the Town Photo Contest, and will also have a kid’s Tin-Punching station. Click on the link below to see the COLOR FLYER . . .

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Click on the link below to read the approved minutes from the May 2015 Town Meeting . . .

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The Town operating budget for fiscal year 2016 was passed at the June 9, 2015 Regular Town Meeting.

Click on link below to open the PDF to view Ordinance 2015-03: Town Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2016 . . .

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