Notice of Community Information Meeting: Proposed Wawa to be Located at 9100 Riggs Road

Many of you may have received a letter from the law firm Gibbs and Haller dated June 19, 2020, concerning a proposed Wawa to be Located at 9100 Riggs Road.

The purpose of the meeting is to review the approved plans, answer questions and provide the estimated construction timeline, prior to the commencement of grading associated with the project.  Due to health concerns associated with COVID-19, the meeting will be held virtually.  You may join either by computer or by phone.

Further meeting connection options can be found in the letter (in English, Spanish, and French) linked to in this post.





21st District Cool Spring Terrace Town Hall, Sat May 16, 11 AM

Please join your Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association in a neighborhood Town Hall with the 21st District Delegation, via Zoom on Saturday May 16, at 11 AM.

We have a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Cool Springs and 21st District Delegation Town Hall

Time: May 16, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Face Masks for Sale!

The sincere wishes of your Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association leadership is that you are sheltering in place, if possible, and using social distancing practices and face masks or coverings should you need to venture from home.

One of our neighbors, Brenda Marroquin, is making face masks and offering them to the community for sale.  Please contact Brenda at 301-395-7017 for further information.


According to immediate Past President Marguerite Mickens-Mosley, “I also purchased one myself. Very well made. Washable and reusable.” She can be seen here modeling her purchase.  And here is a picture of the variety of patterns available.

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Census Day is April 1st!

Census 2020

from the CouncilConnection Newsletter, February 28, 2020

Census Day is April 1st.   The County Council and the County’s Census Team teamed up at the FY 2021 Budget Town Hall meeting on February 25th, to promote a Complete Count in the 2020 Census for Prince George’s County.  Important Census 2020 materials were shared with residents as a reminder that households will receive an invitation to complete the Census online or by phone as early as March 12th.  We want to make sure every Prince Georgian is counted!  Please plan to participate and encourage your friends and neighbors to do the same. It’s easy, safe and important.  For more information, visit

DRAFT February 2020 Meeting Minutes

**** Please see attached PDF for correct paragraph numbering***

DRAFT Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association Meeting

Date: February 22, 2019

Officers in Attendance: President Kim Crews, Vice President Cynthia Baur, Secretary Ted Hull, Treasurer Andrea Kenner

Also, in attendance:

  • Prince George’s County Council District 2 Member Deni Tavares
  • Prince George’s County Council District 2 Constituent Services, Community Outreach Liaison Renee White
  • Prince George’s County Police District 1 COPS Liaison Officer Cpl Terrence Brown
  • Prince George’s County Civic Federation President Joe Brice
  • M-NCPPC Project Manager Karen Mierow
  • Maryland Sierra Club, Prince George’s Group, Political Committee Chair Nick Orrick

Members in Attendance: Approximately 15

  1. President’s Welcome – The meeting was called to order at 11:04 a.m. with President Crews presiding. The President welcomed members, guests and the new CSTCA Board. She thanked members Jon Robinson and Carol Hurwitch for their support in generating and distributing the newsletters and for attending and reporting on meetings.  She informed attendees that the Board will no longer supply bottled water and will seek ways to limit paper consumption. President Crews asked that members write down concerns on the spreadsheet so the CSCTA could follow-up on them later with the appropriate officials.  VP Baur asked everyone to sign in and provide current contact information.
  2. Treasury report – Ms. Kenner reported a balance of $1,266.78. The Board is not accepting dues at this time while it determines how best to manage the CSTCA Treasury.
  • Reading of the December Minutes: Hull reviewed the December minutes and they were approved with minor revision to add Ms White’s title.
  1. COPs Report – Cpl Brown


Cpl Brown reported on the following issues:

  • No crime reported in the Cool Spring Terrace neighborhood.
  • He has been working with Ms. Crews on citing commercial vehicles and staying on the parking issue. President Crews also reported that she has observed the Revenue Authority in the neighborhood. VP Baur suggested investigating parking permits for the neighborhood.

Attendees reported on the following issues:

  • Possible commercial truck with South Carolina plates parked on 26th Avenue near Cool Spring Rd. Cpl Brown will investigate.
  • Speeding on Adelphi Road.
  • Parking along the median in the 8300 block of Adelphi Road.
  1. Tick Toc Liquor Petition – Ms. White reported on the hearing to prevent the transfer of a liquor license from Gee’s Liquor in Cheverly to Tick Tock. The result would be reopening of the Tick Tock, potentially increasing crime in the area.  In a later discussion, Council Member Taveras reported that Tick Tock had accounted for 20 percent of the crime in her District.  Taveras cited those intent on reopening Tick Tock as “parasites in our community” and she has garnered wide support from the community and from Prince George’s leadership to prevent it reopening.  However, a presence at the hearing is critical to continued success.  Ms. Taveras also suggested staying vigilant on the Golden Bull, as it could also face reopening.


The Tick Tock hearing is scheduled for 10 AM, Tues Feb 25 at the Prince George’s County offices, 9200 Basil Ct, rm 410, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774.  A bus is scheduled to pick up attendees at Rollingcrest Community Center and Langley Park Community Center between 8:45-9 AM. Ms. White asked that all present sign the petition and it will be submitted on Mon Feb 24.


Attendees asked for updates from Ms. White on the following issues:

  • Building behind Tick Tock: Ms White reported that the issue with that building intended to house a laundromat lies with DPIE. Apparently someone at DPIE issued a construction permit without following proper county review and approval procedures.  Taveras’ office is continuing to pursue the issue and has filed a complaint with DPIE.
    • VP Baur will draft a letter from the CSTCA to County Executive Angela Alsobrooks opposing the construction of the building behind Tick Tock and requesting an update on how the construction permit was issued without following proper procedures.
  • White is still following up with Hyattsville about the confusing private no parking signs / areas in downtown Hyattsville. See article Confusing signs cause towing woes in Arts District
  1. Northern Gateway Project – Ms. Mierow reported on two M-NCPPC-sponsored projects underway in the Northern Gateway-International Corridor. In January, two meetings occurred, January 21 and 30, which included CSTCA representatives. One meeting concerned sidewalk and streetscape “spaces” improvements along University Boulevard, in conjunction with Purple Line construction.  The second is a wayfinding project and development of a mobile app to improve knowledge of the area and directions to resources.  Kenner asked if there was a way M-NCPPC could consider improvements along Cool Spring Road as a part of the Purple Line project.
  • See the project websites and
    • Panda Mattawoman Power Plant Opposition – Mr. Orrick reported on the potential development of the Panda Mattawoman Power Plant in Brandywine, Southern Prince George’s County. He represents the Sierra Club who is opposing the fracked gas-fired power plant on the grounds that there are already three plans within a 13 mile radius and that the environment, particularly children, will be adversely impacted by the pollution.  He understands that the developer is asking to build community projects in lieu of taxes and asks that CSTCA contact Council Member Taveras to voice our opposition to the project and tax breaks.
  • See the Panda Mattawoman Power Project site and an article on opposition
  • Report from Deni Taveras – In addition to filling in some of the details on the Tick Tock hearing and its importance to the community and follow-up on the building behind Tick Tock, Council Member Taveras reported on the following:
  • Census 2020 – Ms. Taveras’ office is working on a major campaign with 40 events to increase participation by underrepresented communities in the upcoming Census. Prince George’s County lost $363 million in Federal funding due to the undercount in Census 2010.  For those interested in participating the outreach campaign, please contact her office by Feb 26 at 301-952-4436.  A training session is scheduled for 10-11:30 AM at the Langley Park Community Center.
  • Northern Gateway CDC – Ms. Taveras provided some additional background on the Northern Gateway CDC and reported that new area welcome signage is under development for the Adelphi and Four Corners intersections. This includes the planned sign and bus stop at the WaWa at Adelphi and Edwards Way.  She takes credit for reinvigorating the CDC also believes the CDC can also serve as a catalyst to preserve affordable housing. See the website at
  • Liquor Laws – Ms. Taveras also reported on some state-level initiatives to make changes to liquor laws, including Sunday sales, sales from supermarkets, and multiple licenses.
  • Trail Lighting – Ms. Taveras reported on a Northern Gateway CDC project to improve the trail lighting between 20th and Lebanon and the Northwest Branch Trail.


  1. Term-Limits Proposal – Mr. Brice is seeking support on a petition to reinstitute term limits for County Council members. Currently County Council members can serve two terms at the District level, followed by two consecutive terms as an At-Large member.  This term limits movement grew out of the recent controversy about redefining the Westphalia Town Center from commercial to warehouse, without seeking community input (see  The petition is to require some break in service between serving two consecutive period of two terms.


  1. Closing Remarks – President Crews closed the meeting by encouraging groups to gather and discuss the three principal issues of concern to the CSTCA: Parking, Speeding, and Littering. VP Baur added that these concerns need to have some approach adopted now to address them with approaching Purple Line opening and no expectation that they will improve without some action.  Council Member Taveras added that Council Member Danielle Glaros has requested funds to conduct a study around the West Campus Purple Line Station and the CSTCA should reach out to her for information about that study.


  1. Motion to Adjourn The meeting adjourned at 1:07 p.m.


Next community event will be a cleanup scheduled for Sat April 25, 2020.  President Crews reported that she is hoping to work with Council Member Taveras’ office to acquire a community dumpster and shredder.  Jon Robinson volunteered to assist with organizing the cleanup.

DRAFT CSTCA Meeting Minutes Feb 20



District 2 Call to Action: Tick Tock (Hearing Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 10AM)

UPDATE — Tues February 25 from Jon Robinson, CSTCA representative at the hearing


There was a great turnout. The Liquor board decided that with 4 liquor stores within a mile of the Tic Toc [sic] location, we didn’t need a fifth.  (No pun intended, well maybe).
It was a great win for all the surrounding communities.


Tick TockCSTCA has been notified by Councilmember Taveras of the upcoming hearing Liquor License Transfer Request:  Siddhartha Maharjan, Owner and Prabjot Batra, Manager; have a Class B+, Beer, Wine and Liquor to be used at RMPB Enterprises, LLC in Gee’s Liquor (3415 52nd Avenue, Cheverly, MD 20781) and to the request a transfer to 1820 University BLVD E, Adelphi, MD 20783 also known as Tick Tock Liquors. The hearing will be held at 9200 Basil Court, Room 410, Largo, Maryland 20774, 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 25, 2020.

We are asking all residents for a Call-To-Action to deny this alcoholic beverage license.  This business will bring an increase in police calls, loitering and traffic, and a feared resurrected venue that would portend a reversal of positive trends taking place in the neighborhood.  Therefore, we are encouraging all residents to sign a petition.  Also, come out to the public hearing because, this would affect your community.

If any residents are in need of transportation please contact Councilwoman Taveras’ office at (301) 952-4436 no later than Mon February 24, 2020.  They will have (2) locations pick-ups at Rollingcrest Community Center and Langley Park Community Center, btween 8:45 nd 9 AM.

CSTCA February 2020 Newsletter

Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association Newsletter February 8 2020

CSTCA Officers

County Contacts

Meetings and Events in 2020

Save the Dates

Meetings are held at the Church of Christ Scientist, 8300 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, usually on the fourth Saturday of the month from 11:00-1:00 pm. Specific dates for 2020 meetings are listed below. The locations for other events will be announced later.


February 22, 2020

June 27, 2020

October 24, 2020

December 19, 2020



April 25, 2020 Neighborhood Cleanup-details TBA


Reuniones y eventos en 2020

Guardar las fechas


Las reuniones se llevan a cabo en la Church of Christ Scientist, 8300 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, generalmente el cuarto sábado del mes de 11: 00-1: 00 pm. Las fechas específicas para las reuniones de 2020 se enumeran a continuación. Las ubicaciones para otros eventos se anunciarán más adelante.



22 de febrero de 2020

27 de junio de 2020

24 de octubre de 2020

19 de diciembre de 2020



25 de abril de 2020 Limpieza del barrio-detalles TBA


Notes: CSTCA Membership dues $10 per year

Meet with your officers on Saturday mornings for the weekly walk at 7:30 am at the Northwest Branch Trail-Cool Spring Rd. entrance.


Being a Responsible Neighbor

Sea Un Vecino Responsable

 Prince George’s County Rules and Regulations

Las Leyes y Regulaciones del Condado de Prince George



Respect Speed Limits

Slow down and do not speed.



Respete los Límites de Velocidad

Reduzca la velocidad y no acelere.





Noise and Music Volume

Violators may face up to a $500 fine and misdemeanor for first offense and up to $1,000 fine.



Volumen de ruido y música

Los violadores pueden enfrentarse a una multa de $500 un delito menor por primera ofenssa y hasta $1,000 multa.




Trash Receptacles

Trash must be placed in a metal or tough plastic container with handles and a tight-fitting lid with a maximum weight of 60 pounds. It’s important to place trash in a receptacle to reduce rodents and health hazards.

Recipientes de Basura

La basura debe colocarse en un recipient de metal o plástico resistente con agaraderos y una tapa ajustada con un peso máximo de 60 libras. Es importane colocar la basura en los recipients para reducer los roedores y los peligros para la salud.

  Do NOT litter or drink alcoholic beverages in public

Fine for littering: Up to $1,500

Fine for public intoxication: First offense $100

NO tire botella de cerveza o úbasura y no beba en público

Multa por tirar basura: Hasta $1,500

Multa por intoxicación pública; primera ofensa $100

Being Dumped Sucks

Prince George’s County is a great place to live, work, and play. But, it’s not your trash can! Do the right thing and put your trash where it belongs – in the bin. Litter lowers property values, pollutes our waterways, and tells the world we don’t care. Illegal dumping in the County can cost you up to 5 years in prison and $30,000. Do the right thing and call 311 to schedule your bulky trash pickup or report items you see dumped. Learn more at

Ser Abandonado Apesta

El condado de Prince George es un gran lugar para vivir, trabajar y jugar. Pero, no es tú bote de basura. Haz lo correcto y pon tu basura donde corresponde- en el bote. La basura reduce valores de propiedad, contamina nuestros caudales de agua y le dice al mundo que a nosotros no nos importa. El vertido de basura en el condado es ilegal y le puede costar 5 años de cárcel y $30,000 en multa. Haz lo correcto y llama al 311 para programar su cita de colección de basura voluminosa o para reportar artículos que usted vea vertidos. Aprenda más en


County Click 311

Call 311 or use the 311 website to report code and parking violations, missed trash and recycling, schedule bulky trash pickup, and more.

Llame al 311 o use el sitio web del 311 para informar violaciones de códigos y estacionamientos, basura y reciclaje perdidos, programar la recolección de basura voluminosa y más.


What is the U.S. Census?

By law, every 10 year the U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States. Your participation determines representation and how billions in federal funds are distributed. If our community is undercounted, friends and neighbors miss out on an estimated

$18,250 per person over a 10 year period. Statewide, that’s a total of $26.6 billion over a 10-year period.




Determines the number of legislators, Maryland has in U.S. House of Representatives



Funds our roads, schools, SNAP, CHIP, WIC, school lunches, and many other programs.




If our community is undercounted, we miss out on $1,825 per person each year.



Informs our planning for transportation, housing, schools, and emergency response.



Statistics help attract businesses and drive economic development.

Hazte Contar

Por ley, una vez cada 10 años el censo estadounidense realizaun conteo de cada residente en los Estados Unidos. Su participación determina la representación y cómo se distribuyen

miles de millones de dollares en fondos federales. Si nuestracomunidad no se contabiliza, amigos y vecinos pierden alrededorde $18,250 por persona en un período de 10 años. En todo el estado, eso representa un total de $26,6 mil millones al cabo de un período de 10 años.

Upcoming M-NCPPC Community Planning Events

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Northern Gateway SPACEs Sidewalk and Streetscape Improvements Plan Community Meeting 

Langley Park Community Center

1500 Merrimac Drive, Langley Park, MD 20783

Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For more info: Flyer

Monday, January 30, 2020

Preliminary Northern Gateway Wayfinding Systems and Signage Plan Community Meeting

Langley Park Community Center

1500 Merrimac Drive, Langley Park, MD 20783

Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For more info: Website, Flyer

Weekly Update (April 29, 2019)

Getting this out early as some may want to attend the District. 1 Town Hall meeting at Buck Lodge Middle School tomorrow (April 30th).  I will try to attend myself, but my plans are still tentative.  If anyone does attend, please let me know.

Tom Dernoga’s District 1 Town Hall Meeting:         Tuesday, April 30th at Buck Lodge Middle School, 7:00 – 8:30 pm.  Share concerns, suggestions and questions about county issues important to you.  I am not sure what is on the agenda, but will guess the new school construction on Cherokee Lane will be a topic.

Purple Line: Lane closures and weekend work on University Boulevard:  Beginning on or about May 15, 2019 crews will be shifting traffic on University Blvd East, NW Branch Bridge, for Phase I of construction. Two lanes will be maintained, in each direction, during construction. Work will take place weekdays from 7 AM – 5 PM, and on weekends from 11:30 PM – 5:30 AM. The shift can be viewed here:

*Purple Line Housing Action Plan Survey*:  Your input sought: Purple Line housing action plan by PLCCVERY IMPORTANT AND I URGE ALL CSTCA RESIDENTS TO TAKE THE SURVEY.

The Purple Line Corridor Coalition is seeking YOUR INPUT before they create their 2- to 3-year action plan for housing along the corridor. Please complete this survey by May 3, available in English or Spanish

Last Day of School is June 14:  The last day of school for students will be Friday, June 14, a two-hour early dismissal. This school year, PGCPS closed two days for inclement weather (January 14 and February 20) and used 11 early dismissal/delayed opening days. Click here for More information.

5 Ways to Plan Ahead for Summer and Next School Year:   Spring Break has come and gone and this school year is in its final stretch! Now is the time to plan ahead for the summer months and next school year! Here are five resources to help your family get ready.

  1. Request a student transfer by the May 14 deadline.
  2. Register for PreK or Kindergarten.
  3. Explore Department of Parks and Recreation summer camps.
  4. View 2019 PGCPS Summer Programs
  5. Discoverthe resources of Prince George’s County Memorial Library System with your child’s PGCPS student ID!