Make plans now to gather around our holiday tree at Town Hall on SUNDAY, December 13th at 5:00 p.m. for our annual holiday celebration. This event gets bigger and better every year, so make sure not to miss out on the fun! Bring the whole family to see Santa’s arrival by police escort and the lighting of the tree at dusk. Inside, there will be music and caroling and plenty to eat and drink. And, Santa says he is bringing goodies for the kids.
The Board of Town Commissioners will hold a Regular Town Meeting on Tuesday, December 8th, 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.
*Just a heads up the January 2016 Town Meeting has been moved to MONDAY January 10th, 2016. This is due to Town Charter provisions regarding the 2015 Town Elections.
The Friends of the Upper Marlboro Library has book sales on Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday from 11:30am to 1:30pm.
If you are interesting in volunteering to staff the book sale, please contact Joe Hourclé, email@example.com .
Each Christmas season, the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program collects new, unwrapped toys and distributes them to families in need. Last year, the community’s generosity helped collect and distribute some 37,000 toys, with more than 7,000 county families benefiting from the program.
Donations are already being accepted for this year’s toy drive at the below official Drop Off Sites within the Town of Upper Marlboro:
Marlboro Volunteer Fire Department Station 20
14815 Pratt St, Upper Marlboro (24/7 until Dec 18th)
Prince George’s Soil Conservation District
5301 Marlboro Race Track Road Upper Marlboro (8am-4pm M-F until Dec 18th)
Allstate Insurance Company
14624 Main Street Upper Marlboro (9am-5pm until Dec 16th)
For more information visit http://www.toysfortots.org/Default.aspx
Reminder: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday there will be NO recycling pick-up this Thursday. Recycling will be picked up the following day, Friday November 27th, instead.
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday the Town Offices will be closed on Thursday November 27th and Friday November 28th, 2015. Offices will re-open on Monday November 30th at 9am.
Candidates for the office of Town Commissioner are required to submit a letter to that effect with the Town Clerk at Town Hall no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 14, 2015.
From the Town Charter:
Section 82-4. (Qualification of Commissioners) Commissioners shall have resided in the Town for at least two years immediately preceding their election, shall be qualified voters of the Town, and shall be at least 25 years of age.
Section 82-26. (Candidates) Any person qualified to hold the office of Commissioner and desiring to be a candidate for such office shall file with one of the Supervisors of Elections a written statement to that effect on or before the second Monday in December next preceding the election at which he desires to be a candidate or his name shall not be printed on the ballot.
(In addition . . .) The name of any qualified person may be certified for candidacy and shall be printed on the ballot upon a petition of 10 or more qualified voters of said Town filed with one of the Supervisors of Elections on or before the second Monday in December next preceding the election or his/her name shall not be printed on the ballot. (Res. No. 5-01, 9/26/01)
The Town will hold an election on January 4, 2016 to choose 3 Town Commissioners for a 2-year term of office. The deadline to register to vote is Friday, December 4, 2015 by 5:00 p.m. The polls will be open Monday, January 4, 2016 at Town Hall from 1:00-8:00 p.m.
• If you are already registered to vote with the County, you are already registered to vote in the Town Election.
• If you prefer not to be registered to vote in the County, you can still vote in the Town Election by registering at Town Hall.
• Residents who are registered out-of-state (i.e.; military, etc.) and are at least 18, can register to vote in the Town.
From the Town Charter . . .
Section 82-24. (Registration).
Registration with the Prince George’s County Board of Elections by a voter who resides in the corporate limits of the Town and whose address is reflected on the rolls as a Town resident shall be deemed registration registered for the Town elections. A person continues to have the choice to register only with the Town for its elections and not to register with the Prince George’s County Board of Elections. Persons desiring to register only with the Town may register at Town Hall during normal working hours daily; or upon request, may receive an application by mail. Registration shall be permanent, and no person shall be entitled to vote in Town elections unless he is registered to vote at least thirty (30) days prior to the election.
Main Street Waterline Upgrades Begin This Sunday
WSSC has contracted with Rapp Contracting for the installation of a new water line located at 14763/14757 Main Street (east end of Main Street)
on Sunday night 11/22/2015 at approximately 7:00 p.m. This work could have Main Street closed, or at least could cause traffic delays.
We will post updates as more information is provided to us about the project.
As-is condition: 2006 Dodge Charger (Blue), former unmarked Town of Upper Marlboro Police Cruiser. Great condition, less than 120,000 miles. Sealed bids received until December 23rd, 2015, by 5:00 pm, at Town Hall: 14211 School Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772. Town reserves right to reject any and all bids not in best interests of the town; Bids under $4,000 will not be considered. Bids accepted until sold. Contact the Town Office for additional information: 301-627-6905.